Thursday, May 02, 2002

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Secretary of Interior Gale Norton has submitted her latest status update on trust reform....

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Court monitor Joseph Kieffer III released his seventh report today....

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Native American homeowners pay higher loan rates than their white counterparts, according to a study released on Wednesday....

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A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Navy to halt military training exercises on an uninhabited Pacific island but the victory could be erased by Congress....

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Now that all the alternatives to Secretary of Interior Gale Norton's BITitanicAM have been submitted, tribal leaders are tasked with finding out which ones might help solve more than a century of trust fund mismanagement....

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Secretary of Interior Gale Norton's "minions" are trying to discredit the only department official with a background in trust matters, according to a scathing court report released today....


A federal judge on Wednesday barred the Army Corps of Engineers from raising water levels in Lake Oahe in South Dakota....


The Naparyarmiut School in Hooper Bay, Alaska, is eyeing a Yup'ik language immersion program for kindergarten students this fall....


Senate Democrats are changing the membership on a joint Senate-House conference committee that will create a final version of the controversial energy bill....


President Bush may soon declare his first national monument....


The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island is scaling down plans for a casino. The tribe and partner Boyd Gaming hope a smaller casino will be more attractive to state lawmakers concerned about impacts on existing gaming....


The Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is honoring its elders....


State and federal officials met in Wyoming this week to discuss a criticized study of coalbed methane drilling....


The chief of the Western Mohegan Tribe of New York has been indicted on five counts of felony fraud for allegedly sing false Social Security numbers....


Research published in today's issue of Nature shows that rats can be controlled via remote control and made to perform otherwise unnatural actions....


A federal court overseeing the criminal racketeering case of Vincent "Buddy" Cianci, the mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, subpoenaed records from two tribal casinos in Connecticut....


The New London Day is calling for an end to future tribal casinos in Connecticut....


The state of New York on Monday filed a notice of appeal for the Cayuga Nation's land claim....


The Bush administration has dropped a proposal to change a college loan policy due to lack of Congressional support....


Four Navajo Code Talkers were given a special student-designed medal at a ceremony at Navajo Preparatory School in New Mexico last month....


Federal, tribal and state law enforcement authorities have created a task force to find the person or persons responsible for more than 100 fires on the Mescalero Apache Reservation in southern New Mexico....


Shareholders of Cook Inlet Region Inc will attend the Alaska Native corporation's annual meeting next month to choose five members of the 15-seat board....


Animal-rights activists on Wednesday asked a federal judge in Washington to put a halt to the Makah whale hunt....


President Bush is being asked to help push a Montana water project through Congress....


Haskell Indian Nations University might be able to reopen its summer school if classes are open to the larger community....


Special Trustee Tom Slonaker has been told to report to Deputy Secretary J....


A religious group based in New Mexico is comparing itself to the Native American Church in seeking an exemption for use of a hallucinogenic tea. A federal judge earlier this year denied attempts by the O Centro Espirita Beneficiente Uniao do Vegetal, which has roots in Brazil, to skirt the law. But the ruling left open consideration on other issues....