Wednesday, May 07, 2003

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It will take at least $1.3 billion to combat skyrocketing rates of diabetes in Indian Country, federal health officials were told on Tuesday....

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The Bush administration was asked Tuesday to engage in a "comprehensive tribal consultation process" before carrying out controversial changes at the Indian Health Service (IHS)....


Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas will hold commencement ceremonies this weekend....


A Hard Rock Cafe is opening at Foxwoods Resort Casino, owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut....


The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a challenge to new tribal casino compacts, leaving the dispute to the federal courts....


A Minnesota Senate committee heard testimony on a proposed urban casino that would be operated by two Ojibwe tribes....


Archaeologists in Virginia have uncovered a 17th century site believed to be the home of Chief Powhatan and his daughter Pocahontas....


The Department of Veterans Affairs Black Hills Health Care System holds its 9th annual pow-wow in Hot Springs, South Dakota, this Friday....


Donald Marshall Jr., the Mi'kmaq fisherman whose fight against the Canadian government led to an historic Supreme Court decision, is recovering from a double-lung transplant, CBC News reports....


The Dine Family Institute, a two-day parent conference, is being held this weekend at the TseBitAi Middle School in Shiprock, New Mexico....


The Jicarilla Apache Nation of New Mexico has yet to reopen a rest area on tribal land that it closed five years ago, The Albuquerque Journal reports....


Mitch Daniels plans to retire as director of the White House Office of Management and Budget within 30 days....


First Lady Laura Bush will visit the Navajo Nation tomorrow....


An informant who testified in the unsuccessful prosecution of a man charged with the murder and rape of an Alaska Native woman was given a reduced sentence for his help on the case....


The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday reversed the conviction of a former council member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota....


The federal mediator for the Oneida land claim is asking for an extension to continue talks between the parties....


New York Governor George Pataki (R) plans to sign an agreement to settle the StRegis Mohawk land claim and casino rights, according to news reports....


Alaska Native leaders have gathered data to refute concerns by Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), who has proposed to change the way Alaska tribes receive federal funds....


Native American bone marrow donors are being actively sought to help a 2-year-old mixed-race Navajo boy suffering from a rare blood disease....


The Department of Justice filed a response to a court investigator's report that alleged top officials concealed problems with a trust fund accounting system....


Kevin Gambrell, director of the Department of Interior's Farmington Indian Minerals Office (FIMO), has been removed from his position, The Albuquerque Journal reports....


Education Secretary Rod Paige continued his tour of rural schools in Alaska but didn't promise to relieve Alaska of the No Child Left Behind Act mandates....