Monday, May 05, 2003

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The federal judge presiding over the Indian trust fund started yet another trial this week, nearly seven year after the landmark lawsuit was filed....

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A full historical accounting of the Indian trust is impossible without keeping track of all the land that has fallen in and out of Indian ownership, a former Department of Interior official testified on Friday....


The Bureau of Indian Affairs police officers patrolling the Blackfeet Reservation are getting early reports of praise for their work....


"Do you suffer from persistent and frequent heartburn? Well then, you either have acid reflux or you are a regular reader of this column....


A federal judge in Florida vowed that new state legislation that delays cleanup deadlines in the Everglades won't derail his oversight of the $8 billion project....


The Southeast Area Water Utility Coordinating Committee will meet this week will discuss a decision to allow the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to control its water....


Representative Brad Carson (D-Oklahoma) said his proposal to buy out landowners in Tar Creek will finally solve one of the worst Superfund messes....


The fire department in the Alaska village of Eniak is staffed by six teenage girls between age 13 and 16....


Factions of the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa are trying to resolve their difference in hopes of preventing the closure of their casino....


There's a new Indian woman on University of Oklahoma campus in Norman....


Republicans in Wisconsin opposed to new casino deals cite a 1993 constitutional ban on the expansion of gambling....


Tribes on the Lewis and Clark trail are eager to show their side of the expedition to the West....


"There's a race between death and justice going on along Arizona's southern border....


"Spam - junk e-mail - is a pox on computers, the greatest technology of this century....


The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana are building a $3.6 million governmental center....


Leaders of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana are calling for a revamp of the tribal constitution to incorporate separation of powers....


About 35 marchers, mostly Alaska Native women, walked 10 miles on Sunday to protest violence against women in Alaska....


The South Dakota Supreme Court this month will try to figure out how much tribal members are owed for illegally paying gasoline tax to the state....


A federal judge in Florida dismissed Jim Billie's lawsuit against the Seminole Tribe....


A little noticed provision of the energy bill under debate in the Senate changes the appeal process for hyrdroelectric projects....


Non-Native fisherman in New Brunswick, Canada, torched three boats assigned to the Big Cove (Mi'kmaq) First Nation and destroyed other property in an apparent protest against federal fishing rules....


The Sioux Falls Argus Leader ran a special Sunday section on the Sioux Nation's claim to the Black Hills in South Dakota....


"The idea of replacing "squaw" with a name that honored a war hero would have made it difficult for conservatives to criticize the change - if it hadn't been for Diaz....


Inmates at the Tohono O'odham Nation jail in Arizona helped make blankets for the children of Lori Piestewa, the Hopi woman killed in action in Iraq....


The federal government has approved new halibut subsistence fishing regulations....