Tuesday, March 05, 2002

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The State Department on Monday released its annual report on human rights conditions worldwide, citing the same group of nations for their mistreatment of indigenous peoples....

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Secretary of Interior Gale Norton should not be given a chance to fix a system she is incapable of correcting, attorneys for 300,000 American Indians have told a federal judge....


Even though the investigation into the Clinton administration's handling of federal recognition turned up no ties to political contributions or the gaming industry, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says the report shows why the system needs to be reformed....


In an editorial, The Farmington Daily-Times praises Navajo Nation tribal members for seeking to make changes to a government that doesn't work to their advantage....


Maine Governor Angus King on Monday made good on his promise to veto a bill that would pave the way for Indian gaming in the state....


The Gila River Tribe and the city of Mesa are being considered the top two choices for an Arizona Cardinals football stadium....


Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.) is urging Secretary of Interior Gale Norton to reject a casino proposed by the Jena Band of Choctaws....


Office of Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge is refusing a bipartisan request to testify before a Senate committee because the White House says he is not a Cabinet official....


The Senate today is expected to take up a long-delayed energy bill that doesn't include opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling....


Four women are facing charges of trespassing, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and obstructing police for protesting the killing of bison near Yellowstone National Park....


The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection has completed an analysis of the Mohegan Tribe's proposed fishery....


The Navajo Nation and the Jicarilla Apache Nation are among several litigants who could get their attorneys' fees reimbursed by a New Mexico state judge....


Claimed by many, a headdress reported to have been worn by Apache leader Geronimo has been the subject of a long debate over ownership....


A committee of the Connecticut Legislature on Monday held a hearing to consider repealing a law some feel paved the way for Indian gaming....


Teachers and aides at a shutdown school in the village of Kivalina, Alaska, say they felt threatened by students and got reports from village residents that they were not wanted....


The Duwamish Tribe of Washington is prepared to sue if its federal recognition petition is denied, an attorney said....


US District Judge Royce Lamberth on Monday struck down an Army promotion process because he ruled it discriminated against white men....


An inquest into the death of an elderly Native is bringing up charges of racism against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in British Columbia....


Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb has asked to delay a decision on the Chinook Nation recognition for another four months....


The St Regis Mohawk Tribe and a New York newspaper are criticizing The Wall Street Journal for a biased editorial....


Wampanoag leader and author Russell Peters passed away after a long illness at a Massachusetts hospital on Sunday....


The Indian Health Service has knowingly hired doctors who have been disciplined or who are sex offenders, according to an Associated Press review....


The Department of Interior's top inspector has recommended a new official be put in charge of law enforcement, reports The Palm Springs Desert Sun....


"Paul Krugman column, March 1) doesn't recognize the enormous technological progress that will make environmentally sensitive energy development possible in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge....


Three Alaska Native corporations whose billion dollar investment in the wireless technology market has been in limbo for several months claimed victory on Monday when the Supreme Court agreed to review their stalled case....


Parents of nearly 30 students involved in riots at a New Mexico high school may face fines and other penalties, the local school board has said....