Monday, March 25, 2002

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Binge drinking among Native American college students is dropping but their alcohol use remains among the highest in the nation, according to a health study released on Friday....

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After a more than three-month delay, the last of the information technology systems key to the administration of the Indian trust is finally coming back online....

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Trust fund accounting still unresolved, sacred sites debate draws emotion, Indian issues face Bush administration, and Rhode Island casino controversy brews....


At a debate on Sunday night, the three Democrats running for governor of South Dakota said they support tribal sovereignty....


American researchers have come under fire for claiming genetically modified corn has been found in Mexico, the birthplace of the species....


In an editorial, The Sioux Falls Argus Leader criticizes a South Dakota judge for ignoring "fairness and justice" in a case involving the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe's girls basketball team....


"I was the one who'd never be here....


In an editorial today, The Norwich Bulletin criticizes the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation for not supporting a plan to increase casino aid to five southeastern Connecticut communities....


The senators from Alaska and their allies have frequently invoked Saddam Hussein and Iraq as a reason to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling....


A man and woman are hospitalized after their car was hit by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana....


A Massachusetts man who claims he lost out on a $158,000 casino jackpot has taken his case to federal court....


Author and Congressional candidate Jeff Benedict is going to Maine to oppose a proposed tribal casino....


The Arizona Legislature will meet today to consider ways to allow tribes to host a new $350 Arizona Cardinals football stadium....


Some Navajo Code Talkers may dislike Navajo Nation President Kelsey Begaye but they are making it clear they aren't endorsing his run for re-election....


Army Secretary Thomas White made 73 calls to his former colleagues at Enron Corp....


Ever since his marriage to an Alaska Native woman, some say Alaska Senate President Rob Halford has changed his stance on rural and Native issues....


Gwich'in activist Faith Gimmell has fought against opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to drilling for years and has been blessed with incredible luck....



Leanne Moll is spending her school year teaching reading and writing on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana....


Susette Blackbird, a 17-year-old Cheyenne River Sioux / Omaha girl, entered drug and alcohol abuse treatment in November....


The New Mexico Department of Health last week released a report compiling various health statistics of Pueblo, Navajo and Apache tribes in the state....


Thirty to 40 percent of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has diabetes, according to a Connecticut health official who cites federal data....


The Arizona Daily Sun today features a photo of Apache comedian Drew Lacapa....


British publication The Economist writes up the Indian trust fund in its March 23 print edition, saying Elouise Cobell and the plaintiffs may be near a victory in the five-year-old case....


Roger Jourdain, the outspoken former chairman of the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe, died at a Minnesota hospital on Thursday....


Seven Native American women were honored for their contributions to their tribes at a ceremony in Montana this past Saturday....