Tuesday, April 01, 2003

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With at least three Supreme Court justices "hostile" to tribal interests, Indian law experts on Monday forecast a tight ruling in the latest sovereignty dispute....

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The Supreme Court tackled on Monday what was arguably one of its most difficult cases of the current term, debating whether to intrude on the rights of tribal governments....


The state of South Dakota says figuring out how much tribal members are owed for gasoline taxes paid on the reservation is a big mess....


Six tribal sites along the Missouri River in South Dakota are up for placement on the National Register of Historic Places....


A bronze miniature of the Chief Crazy Horse monument in South Dakota has been located at a home in Minnesota, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports....


The Tulalip Tribes of Washington is putting the finishing touches on a 227,000-square-foot casino facility that a tribal official says will complement a retail business park....


Private Fuel Storage (PFS) said it would reduce the size of a proposed nuclear waste facility on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation in Utah in order to respond to safety concerns....


The Navajo Nation shut down an overcrowded detention facility because it failed to correct health, safety and other violations, The Farmington Daily Times reports....


Facing a threat from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Crow Tribe of Montana has hired a former federal prosecutor to clean up its court system....


Senator Pete Domenici today endorsed establishing a specific funding level to ensure stable support for a federal program expected to help New Mexico’s Indian tribes promote small business growth. Domenici, a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, is among a bipartisan group of Senators who are formally requesting increased funding for the Native American Business Development Centers (NABDCs) program within the U.S....


Representative Tom Udall, D-N.M., Monday confirmed that the House has passed legislation he introduced to stimulate economic development on Native American lands by assisting in the creation and expansion of small businesses owned by American Indian tribe members....


The Bush administration won't ask the Supreme Court to force the state of California to accept off-shore drilling, Secretary of Interior Gale Norton said on Monday....


The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada has been awarded an Environmental Protection Agency grant to restore wetlands on the reservation....


The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians are working with an Oregon senator to regain control of 63,000 acres of land....


Members of the Mohawk First Nation in Quebec, Canada, backed by traditional leaders, have erected a blockade on the only road leading into the reserve....


The Chippewa Tribe of Montana held a ceremony on Monday for tribal members who are in the military....


The Supreme Court today hears oral arguments in a case challenging the affirmative action policies of the University of Michigan....


A California county asked the Supreme Court on Monday to require tribal governments to submit to state search warrants....


The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday refused to allow a group of Native Hawaiians to become involved in a suit challenging Native Hawaiian trust programs....


"Lloyd Omdahl, as my mother would say, certainly put his foot in his mouth this time....


Senator Pete Domenici today submitted a request for an additional $7.1 million to complete construction at the Navajo Preparatory School in Farmington, funding needed to close the gap between projected costs and actual needs to finish the project....