Friday, March 01, 2002

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President Bush is committed to maintaining a government-to-government relationship with tribal nations although his administration still hasn't developed an Indian policy, a senior White House official said this week....

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The Department of Justice is being asked to bring criminal charges against former and current Bureau of Indian Affairs officials in response to an internal report which documents problems with their handling of federal recognition petitions....

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Tribes, individual Indians and other interested parties can continue to submit comments on the proposed reorganization of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, a spokesperson said on Thursday....

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The Department of Interior has signed another trust reform contract with a computer consulting company, drawing criticism from tribal leaders who feel they are being shut out....


The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska is planning to build a dirt racetrack on trust land it owns in Iowa....


The Department of the Interior has decided to take 8.78 acres of land into trust for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut, reports The Norwich Bulletin....


A company owned by the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming has qualified as a contractor for the federal government....


Federal and Montana state officials are using a new test to detect brucellosis in bison that live in, and often wander out of, Yellowstone National Park....


A water commission in northwestern New Mexico has signed a contract with the Department of Interior that has some people wondering where the beef is....


In case the message wasn't clear the first 500 times, three Connecticut towns on Thursday held a press conference to say they oppose the federal recognition of two Pequot tribes....


Federal judge overseeing lawsuits that seek to force the White House into releasing information about Vice President Dick Cheney's energy task force are getting impatient....


A drug and alcohol treatment center owned and operated by several Pacific Northwest tribes has been chosen as a finalist for a prestigious government award....


A hearing was held on Thursday to discuss whether publicly traded corporations should own card clubs in California....


"The Lenape believed that gambling among their ancestors played a significant role in their everyday lives, in the success and failure of their crops, in their ultimate survival....


A Connecticut state legislative committee on Monday will hold a bill that aims to ban future tribal casinos....


The Environmental Protection Agency's senior regulator has quit his post in protest of the Bush administration's effort to "streamline" policies affecting aging power plants....


Vice President Dick Cheney on Wednesday "officially" launched the government's new version of its Internet portal, FirstGov....


A federal judge in Montana on Thursday sentenced six members of a skinhead group for their roles in attacks on minorities....


The state of Alaska has closed the McQueen School in the village of Kivalina, citing the safety of staff members....


Classes have been canceled today at Española Valley High school due to riots that broke about among students on Thursday....


The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Society's state science fair was held recently, bringing together students and Alaska Native elders....


Second-tier wrestling is coming to Haskell Indian Nations University! The World League Wrestling will hold a wrestling about at the school on Saturday....


Three environmental groups are asking the Department of Interior to turn over documents on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge....


In an editorial opinion, Paul Krugman of The New York Times accuses Secretary of Interior Gale Norton of being deceptive over the impact of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge....


Retiring Bureau of Indian Affairs official Sharon Blackwell was afraid someone would get hurt in the final weeks of the Clinton administration, according to an internal investigation made public this week....


The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports today of spirited discussion at the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday....


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


Built on the edge of the Grand Canyon, Hopi House was opened in 1905 to give tourists a glimpse into tribal culture....