Tuesday, May 07, 2002

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Only one bank responded to a recent Department of Interior solicitation for assistance on its historical accounting project, a sign of an effort that the government's top trust reform official said still lacks "clarity." In its latest status update on the progress of reform, the department informs the federal court overseeing the Indian trust that Bank of America has been chosen to help the Office of Historical Trust Accounting....

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A Department of Interior employee appeared in federal court in Montana on Monday to plead not guilty to defrauding the Bureau of Reclamation, The Billings Gazette reported today....

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Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb and several top Department of Interior officials are being ordered to testify under oath as part of widening court investigations into trust reform....

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One tribe's legal tactics will be the subject of debate tomorrow when a Congressional committee debates a bill to extinguish all tribal claims in the state of Illinois....


The state of Colorado has revoked a permit to an oil and gas company that would have allowed for higher than legal pollution into water upstream from the Southern Ute Tribe....


"Merril Berg was the subject of my “Prairie Voices” interview on Sunday (“Building Cankdeska Cikana,” Page 1D, May 5)....


Traditional performances, a pow-wow and the crowning of Miss Haskell 2002 are all part of this weekend's commencement activities at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas....


Native American students in some Minnesota school districts, are disciplined at higher rates than their counterparts, a study by the St. Paul Pioneer Press has shown....


A bill to outlaw all Indian-related mascots in California is seeing little opposition....


Records of the Colorado River Tribes of Arizona have been seized by tribal and Bureau of Indian Affairs police as part of a probe into alleged misuse of funds....


The Arizona Senate on Monday approved a bill to implement gaming compacts Governor Jane Hull signed with the state's tribes....


The Citizen Potawatomi Nation's grocery store is being linked to dropping sales tax revenues in an Oklahoma city....


There 18 seats to fill on a task force created to study casino gaming in the state of Maine....


The group behind Alaska's English-only law is trying to save its own initiative from certain death....


Six members of Congress, all members of the Mormon Church, are trying to transfer a national historic site to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints....


A treaty aimed at preserving and protecting biological species around the world has resulted in bureaucratic bungles, according to the scientific community which pushed for it....


The Bush administration on Monday announced it was withdrawing formally from a treaty to establish an international war crimes tribunal....


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Federal regulators investigating Enron on Monday released two documents showing how the bankrupt company manipulated energy markets in California through various techniques....


The Rhode Island House plans to hold 28 public hearings starting this summer as part of a study on gaming....


The St Croix Ojibwe of Wisconsin are considering building a gas-fired power plant that would generate 70 to 100 megawatts of electricity....


A Code of Federal Regulations court today restored Jerry Haney as principal chief of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma....


In February, the Mississippi Band of Choctaws of Louisiana became the first tribe in the nation to own a new car dealership....


A Minnesota school is claiming the future of its pow-wow is in doubt because of a lawsuit filed by a group of Native women....


Tribes with successful casinos are getting a boost by ignoring labor laws, The Wall Street Journal reports today....


Winnebago chairman John Blackhawk: "Your breathless concern that Indian country is being invaded by the Mafia also runs counter to the facts....


The Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma has shut down its casino again....


State and federal authorities in Texas are limiting the sale of peyote to members of federally recognized United States tribes....


A Washington, DC, African-American chef and restaurant owner has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the Starwood hotel chain....


A Democratic candidate for governor of Texas is being accused by a rival of benefiting from the gaming industry....


Government attorneys on Monday admitted the Indian Health Service wrongly diagnosed a Navajo man who died of the hantavirus but argued a $2 million award to his widow is unjustified....


The Yakama Nation of Washington wants the federal government to install fish ladders when repairs are made to the Keechelus Dam....


The Denver Post today criticizes the Department of Interior for holding a private meeting with the drilling industry, saying the "secrecy slaps the American people in the face." The meeting occurs today in Denver with members of the Independent Petroleum Association....


The state of New York, local counties, private landowners and the Cayuga Nation have all appealed the tribe's $250 million land claim award on various grounds....


Sealaska, an Alaska Native regional corporation, reported a $21 million loss on $146 million in revenues in 2001....


The football team at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas is getting a new coach....