Friday, February 08, 2002

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Over the objections of government lawyers, a federal judge on Thursday ordered Secretary of Interior Gale Norton to testify in her own contempt trial....

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A full reconciliation of the billions of dollars in assets held by tribes is "impossible," a General Accounting Office official told a Senate panel yesterday....

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The House Resources Committee hearing on trust fund management and reform was certainly an affair to remember....

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Is it Friday already? That means it's time for the weekly list of the movers and shakers in Indian Country and beyond....

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The following is a list of upcoming events related to Indian trust....

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A Congressional audit has found serious information technology weaknesses at another government agency in charge of Indian trust funds, raising new doubts about the same types of security problems that have crippled the Department of Interior....


The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday held a second hearing in the nomination of Charles W....


The Grand Council of the Cree First Nation in Quebec finalized a $3.4 billion deal with the the province on Thursday....


A federal judge on Thursday ruled that the city of Detroit improperly prevented a Michigan tribe from bidding for an off-reservation casino....


A bill to allow video gaming machines at non-tribal casinos were killed by a legislative committee in Washington state on Thursday....


n an editorial, The Minneapolis Star Tribune says an urban casino would help two Minnesota tribes who haven't seen the same benefits from gaming as other tribes in the state....


A Montana skinhead convicted of harassing Native Americans and other minorities has again landed into trouble....


A ceremony was held Wednesday on the Prairie Island Dakota Reservation in Minnesota to celebrate 100 years of life for Hazel Wells....


After a court ordered mediation process, the Agriculture Department and environmental groups on Thursday reached an agreement about the sale of timber in the Bitterroot National Forest....


The Winter 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City will kick off tonight, with representatives from a number of tribes sharing the stage for 10 minutes during the opening ceremony....


The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut will be allowed to continue using a temporary parking lot for its museum....


The Department of Interior has increased the speed and pressure at which oil and gas drilling on public lands is approved....


Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner, a film by Inuit director, Zacharias Kunuk, took home several honors Thursday night at the 22nd annual Genie Awards in Canada....


A California state lawmaker is denying claims made in a report that he helped organize tribal opposition to a Los Angeles mayoral candidate last year....


Secretary of Treasury Paul O'Neill got choked up and was moved to tears as he and Sen....


Why did Howard Bad Hand write his first book? Because someone asked him to....


The US Army Corps of Engineers on Thursday to every federally recognized tribe, seeking input on a proposed bypass highway that could run through sacred wetlands near Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas....


President Bush on Thursday signed into a law a measure returning 67,710 acres of mineral rights to Acoma Pueblo of New Mexico....


The Bureau of Indian Affairs helped an employee with eight drunk driving citations or arrests get a special drivers license, The Albuquerque Journal reports....


A House panel held a hearing on Thursday to focus on the federal recognition process at the Bureau of Indian Affairs....


Secretary of Interior Gale Norton has named an oil and gas expert to direct the Minerals Management Service....


The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals today denied the Tigua Tribe of Texas the ability to keep its casino open while it pursues appeals....


Under fire from tribal and government officials, a spokesperson for Arthur Andersen is defending the work it did for the Department of Interior to reconcile billions of dollars in tribal funds during the mid-1990s....


Kake Tribal Corporation, an Alaska Native corporation, is emerging from bankruptcy....