Tuesday, May 06, 2003

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A Bush administration initiative to consolidate Indian land is a mere "drop in the bucket" and won't resolve an increasing problem of fractionation, according to Indian advocates....

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Legislation to reform Indian land policies is on the Congressional agenda again this year after failing to pass last session....


New Mexico state police officers are sharing law enforcement duties with the Navajo Nation....


New York Governor George Pataki and state attorney general Eliot Spitzer are being asked to stop a proposed Shinnecock Nation casino....


The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin would like to convert an existing bingo hall into a "friendly" casino, a spokesperson said....


Five tribes in Ecuador are filing a lawsuit against oil giant ChevronTexaco for alleged environmental damage from oil spills....


"Sherman Alexie in stand-up mode is an equal-opportunist....


Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal says his challenge to the federal recognition of the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation could end up in the courts, The Norwich Bulletin reports....


Non-Native fishermen in New Brunswick, Canada, want the federal government to revoke limits on the crab catch....


The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of the Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous People was "shocked" by the conditions on First Nations reserves in Manitoba, CBC News reports....


Joy Desjarlais, a Native author in Saskatchewan, Canada, has written a book about a police brutality case....


"There is a smoldering discontent among some Native Americans over the Crazy Horse monument in the Black Hills....


Former Reagan administration Education secretary William J....


Washington tribes with treaty-backed water and fishing rights are fighting bills that would change water law....


The backers of a nuclear waste facility on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation in Utah filed legal papers to support a scaled-back project....


A group called One Nation, described by The Native American Times as an anti-Indian rights organization, asked Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry (D) to stop discussions with tribes....


Students from Santa Fe Indian School and Santa Fe Preparatory School, both in New Mexico, participated in a student exchange program....


The family of a Turtle Mountain Ojibwe teenager who was found dead in North Dakota last year says local law enforcement didn't take the case seriously....


Jim Billie, ousted as chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, is considering asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs to intervene in his bid to regain control....


Voters of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho went to the polls on Saturday....


Talks between the two factions of the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa have broken down, the Associated Press reports....


Imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier has filed a libel lawsuit against Paul DeMain, editor and publisher of News From Indian Country....


Secretary of Education Rod Paige visited the Alaska village of Tuntutuliak to learn more about challenges facing rural and Alaska Native schools....