Tuesday, April 16, 2002

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The Supreme Court on Monday refused to get involved in a long-running dispute over the ownership of a North Dakota lake, turning away the Spirit Lake Nation's attempt to clarify the muddied issue....

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A federal appeals court on Monday dealt the state of Utah a setback by refusing to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a non-federally recognized tribe. Ruling that the Timpanogos Tribe can have treaty rights without being acknowledged by the federal government, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the state's attempt to have the case thrown out....

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The Denver Post called him a "giant." The Washington Post said his rulings defied ideology....

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US District Judge Royce Lamberth has extended the term of court monitor Joseph S....


The North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted unanimously last week on final rules for a subsistence halibut fishery in Alaska....


Bush administration officials met with leaders of a group that temporarily ousted Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, The New York Times reports today....


Connecticut's tribes reported an increase in slot machine revenues for the month of March....


A set of gaming bills is set for its first round of votes in the Arizona Legislature today....


The Seneca Nation of New York is promising to include labor unions for upcoming casino and hotel projects....


A man facing deportation to his native China instead wants to be sent to the Stoney Point Reserve in Ontario....


Representative Rob Simmons (R-Conn.) has $1 million in funds for his re-election race, leading the pack for Connecticut's 2nd Congressional District, reports The Norwich Bulletin....


Changing drinking practices on college campuses starts at home, according to school officials and health experts....


The Department of Justice has dropped its lawsuit against the state of Wyoming over the condition of inmates held at the state penitentiary....


A bipartisan panel of pro- and anti-death penalty advocates on Monday recommended limiting the state of Illinois' use of capital punishment....


A group of scientists has asked President Bush to halt all logging on federally owned forests....


Could a New York County have made a worse deal by hooking up with the Modoc Tribe for a casino? It could have hooked up with Donald Trump....


A senior Defense Department official was booed at a pro-Israeli rally in Washington, D.C., on Monday as he suggested Palestinians were being hurt by the Middle East standoff....


A fire burned on and near Pojoaque Pueblo land in northern New Mexico on Monday night....


Two brothers from a Yup'ik village in Alaska froze to death over the weekend....


In its heyday, the Baltimore American Indian Center was flush with cash, operating a host of education, welfare, social and other projects with a $1 million budget....


Three Connecticut towns have written their Congressman to complain about the actions of former Assistant Secretary Kevin Gover....


Animal rights activists on Monday filed a court injunction to stop the Makah Nation of Washington from hunting gray whales....


Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) plans to introduce an amendment to the energy bill that ties drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to aid for retired steel workers....


A Kansas company whose equipment was seized as part of a taxation dispute was delivering gas to a Kansas tribe....


A federally-chartered commission on Monday released its report on fishing on the Burnt Church Reserve in New Brunswick....


Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb's top aide has recused himself from the Chinook Nation's recognition case, TIME magazine reports in its current issue....


In an editorial today, The Great Falls Tribune praises efforts to revitalize Native languages in Montana....