Monday, April 01, 2002

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Department of Interior scientists have been directed to reconsider an oil drilling report which cites dangers to a herd of caribou central to the life and culture of an Alaskan tribe....

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Trust fund systems receives permission to restart, Bush administration appeals trust cases to the Supreme Court, penny-pinching comes to Bureau of Indian Affairs budget, and energy task force documents released....

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A federal judge last week sanctioned the federal government for its handling of the Indian trust fund case but held off on calling Secretary of Interior Gale Norton and others to trial for alleged retaliation against a Bureau of Indian Affairs whistleblower....


Secretary of Interior Gale Norton plans to respond to an inspector general report which calls for law enforcement within the department to be reorganized, a senior aide told The Denver Post....


"Hey, if "The Fighting Whities" can get some attention, maybe we can then get some attention turned toward the heavier stuff as well....


"Last week, Alaskans observed Seward's Day, celebrating the 1867 treaty that transferred the property of the Russian American Co....


Native American Heritage Week at Northern Arizona University kicked off Sunday with a pow-wow and runs all week, with activities ranging from a fashion show to a men's open basketball tournament....


The 20th annual Montana Wyoming Indian Education Association Conference starts this Saturday in Great Falls, Montana....


"Roger Jourdain, who died 10 days ago in obscure old age in Bemidji, changed history. He stopped the termination and dismantling of Red Lake Reservation, and thereby that of many other Indian entities from Minnesota westward....


Conroy Chino is going to back to work at the New Mexico television where the Acoma Pueblo reporter got his start....


An Alaska Native who wrote paid columns for The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner has been fired by the paper....


Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colo.) on Friday presented a Colorado man with a commemorative American flag after his original was stolen in an odd incident....


A group of Hopi, Navajo and other students recently marched to the Department of Interior to protest Peabody Coal's use of water in northern Arizona....


In what is expected to be a boon for tribes, the state of New York is raising its cigarette tax to 39 cents per pack this week....


"The last time I was in Thief River Falls, I interviewed a bear hunter....


The Siksika First Nation of Alberta is considering suing the province over a disputed cross-jurisdictional police agreement....


In an editorial today, The Billings Gazette calls on a coal development project near the Northern Cheyenne Reservation to move forward now that the tribe and a Montana development board have come to an agreement....


The New York Times reviews "The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat)," calling the all-Inuit film "a masterpiece." "It is, by any standard, an extraordinary film, a work of narrative sweep and visual beauty that honors the history of the art form even as it extends its perspective," writes reviewer A....


Steve Charles has left his job as executive director of the Sacred Circle Gallery of American Indian Art in Washington....


The authors of a report citing dangers to wildlife should drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge be approved were hindered from releasing their research, The Anchorage Daily News reports....


"What a year" read yesterday's headline in a local paper covering the Klamath Basin dispute that has pitted farmers against fish and has left tribes in the area with little....


The Indian Family Health Clinic in Great Falls, Montana, is seeking a $170,000 grant from the city to expand its services....


Students at the village school in Kivalina, Alaska, appear to have returned to their old ways, according to The Anchorage Daily News....


An attorney representing 300,000 American Indian beneficiaries to the Individual Indian Money (IIM) trust said the latest round of sanctions in the ongoing case won't cost taxpayers as much as last time....


The National Park Service last December announced its intent to repatriate the oldest leather shields discovered in North America to the Navajo Nation....


The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana have bought an old bank in Polson....