Tuesday, May 13, 2003

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Telephone service in Indian Country has improved over the past decade, according to a new study from the Federal Communications Commission....

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The head of Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources told an anti-Indian group last month that tribal hunting and fishing rights are based on a system of "apartheid." DNR commissioner Gene Merriam spoke at an April 27 fund-raiser for Proper Economic Resource Management (PERM), a group opposed to treaty rights and tribal sovereignty....


Allegations of nepotism and other ethical lapses are the subject of public hearings being held by a Navajo Nation council committee this week....


The state of Rhode Island has asked a federal judge to dismiss the Seaconke Wampanoag Tribe's land claim....


Teaching Native languages in public schools is important for Natives and non-Natives, The Denver Post says in an editorial....


Four Oklahoma tribes and a local library system are seeking ways to improve their relationship....


Glenyce Fortin, a mother of six, graduated from Washington State University with a degree in civil engineering....


The Minnesota state Senate passed a bill 42-24 to allow continued storage of nuclear waste at a facility next to the Prairie Island Indian Community....


The Connecticut Supreme Court on Monday upheld state jurisdiction over the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation....


The North Carolina Indian Cultural Center is in danger of being closed due to lack of funds and other problems....


A federal court in Australia is hearing a Native title case....


The St Croix Chippewa Tribe and the state of Wisconsin signed a tribal casino compact on Monday....


The Seminole Tribe of Florida held a general election on Monday for chairman and council member positions....


Members of the Yankton Sioux Tribe have set up camp at a burial site along the Missouri River to protest work by the state of South Dakota....


Members of the Oneida Nation of New York who oppose the tribe's leadership are comparing their struggle to Jews under the reign of Hitler, The Syracuse Post Standard reports....


A member of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota will go to trial July 14 to face voter fraud charges, The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports....


A New York man who said a Metis "spiritual leader" robbed him of a $250,000 pension fund and racked up $60,000 in credit card bills continues to attend Native ceremonies because they are so "so meaningful and powerful." Edwin Sause, a psychologist, invited the leader into his home....


"The Diné (pronounced dee-NAY) or "the People," as the Navajo call themselves, have many stories about their origins....


The St Regis Mohawk Tribe and the state of New York signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday to settle a long-standing land claim and resolve taxation and gaming issues....


Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) said statements by his commissioner for natural resources aren't reflective of state policy towards treaty rights....


The Department of Interior's inspector general is conducting an ethics inquiry of top officials....


Camp WATER is three-week camp in Alaska that blends Native knowledge, Western science and canoeing....