Thursday, May 01, 2003

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Despite not being recognized by the federal government, the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe possesses attributes of tribal sovereignty, the Montana Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday....

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The next phase of the long-running Indian trust fund case gets underway in a federal court today to address the Bush administration's accounting and reform plans....


Two Alaska Natives are suing to force Department of Justice review of a voting plan in the city of Anchorage....


Wisconsin Republicans criticized Governor Jim Doyle (D) for not fulfilling pledges on new tribal casino compacts at the same they are fighting in court to void the deals....


After years of often being at odds with Indian gaming, states across the nation are looking for ways to expand it in light of holes in their budgets....


A review of the Dakota Tipi First Nation's casino by Manitoba's auditor general has found numerous problems....


Two Kansas tribes have completed a study of a proposed $170 million casino that they say will create jobs, attract tourists and contribute money to the state....


Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R) is expected to sign into law a bill that delays cleanup of the Everglades amid criticism that it puts the $8 billion project in jeopardy....


The National Statuary Hall in the US Capitol will be getting some Indian additions....


"It's unfortunate that Black Hills communities lavish so much attention on shops such as the tourist places selling T-shirts and so on....


A Native woman testified in the trial of two people charged with murdering a Native RCMP officer in Manitoba, Canada....


Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr....


The city of Richmond will pay $100,000 to the law firm of Latham and Watkins to study a casino proposed by the Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians....


The remains of Lenape ancestors accidentally unearthed at Ellis Island in New York 17 years ago are being reburied in a ceremony today....


Navajo Nation health officials are seeking a partnership with bordertown bar and alcohol establishments in order to combat what is said to be a growing sexually transmitted disease problem....


The Indian Health Service shut down a detention center on the Navajo Reservation due to health violations, The Farmington Daily Times reports....


Two police officers may have knowledge of the death of an Aboriginal youth in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan....


Ralph Perdue, a founder of the Fairbanks Native Association, died Tuesday in Fairbanks, Alaska, at the age of 73....


A New York state lawmaker has introduced a bill to tax a business owned by the Cayuga Nation....


The National Indian Gaming Commission plans to fine the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa $20,000 a day unless control of the tribe's casino is returned to the elected council, according to news reports....


A group formed in the wake of the fatal police shooting of a Lakota man in Rapid City, South Dakota, is urging a boycott of three businesses....


A Little Shell Chippewa tribal member on the losing side of a Montana Supreme Court decision said the case could help the tribe's bid for federal recognition....


Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi (R) offered more details about the actions of Lori Piestewa, the Hopi woman killed in action in Iraq....


Creating more opportunities for reservation Indians will not occur until the US Congress does away with the reservation system ("A brighter path," Editorial, Monday). But the reservation system will not end if people who could bring about change, such as Sen....