Monday, May 06, 2002

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The federal judge overseeing the individual Indian trust fund on Friday extended a temporary restraining order preventing the Department of Interior from moving 32,000 boxes of records....

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Citing potential "chaos" to the country's revenue system, Canada's Court of Appeal has put a halt to a ruling that freed tens of thousands of Natives from paying federal taxes on alcohol, cigarettes and other goods....

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Court monitor renews criticism of trust reform efforts, Wayne Smith stays in the spotlight for old ties, federal judge throws out Black Seminole lawsuit, and United States indicts for deaths of Native activists....

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Five months after a court-ordered shutdown, and more than a year since a Bureau of Indian Affairs official first disclosed major security leaks, the Department of Interior still can't find anyone to fill its top information technology posts....


An anthropologist who has worked for the Quileute Tribe of Washington is being accused of staging an attack....


"It's time to think thoughts and write columns not so heavy, and think not of stock market, high crime or mill levy....


The Miami Nation of Indiana is upset with the federally recognized Miami Nation of Oklahoma....


President Bush and comedian Drew Carey got some laughs but the star of Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Association dinner was Ozzy Osbourne....


Native business leaders in Kansas are launching the state's first American Indian chamber of commerce....


A federal judge in Washington on Friday told the Makah Nation to put a halt to pending whale hunting activities....


The Fort Belknap Tribes of Montana are challenging a plan to cleanup a mine near their reservation....


Peabody Energy, the largest coal company in the world, is blaming drought and increased population for springs that are drying up near the Hopi and Navajo reservations in northeastern Arizona....


The Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico recently agreed to a management plan with the federal government regarding the protection of spotted owls....


The Democratic and Republican parties are actively targeting Indian Country voters, according to their respective chiefs....


The first quarter of 2002 has been good to some tribes in New Mexico....


The director of the Utah Division of Indian Affairs is alleging three Native Americans were physically harassed by local law enforcement, Salt Lake Tribune columnists Rolly and Wells report today....


An upcoming oil industry meeting featuring Department of Interior officials will not be used to bash bureaucrats, Deputy Secretary J....


Some students at the Colorado School of Mines weren't happy this past Friday when Secretary of Interior Gale Norton delivered their school's commencement address....


Voters of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho returned longtime chairman Ernie Stensgar to the tribal council over the weekend....


Descendants of Chippewa Chief Asiniweyin are asserting their own status separate of the Cree and Metis of the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana....


The Department of Interior is promising to pay thousands of Navajo royalty owners but so far all they have received is rhetoric, said Rep. Tom Udall (D-N.M.)....


The chairman of the Crow Tribe of Montana has been indicted in federal court on charges of conspiracy, bribery and stealing money from the tribe....


In an editorial today, The Christian Science Monitor says a California bill banning mascots goes too far because there is no "national consensus" on the issue....