Thursday, June 12, 2003

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Two key tribal leaders are calling on Indian Country to work together on energy legislation after debate in the Senate turned along party lines on Wednesday....

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If yesterday's debate on the Indian title of the Senate's energy bill made you uneasy, you weren't the only one....

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The Bush administration's consolidation initiative at the Department of Health and Human Services will not impact Indian preference, an official said on Wednesday....


Talks to resolve the Oneida Nation land claim continue but substantial differences remain, a lawyer for the tribe said....


Republican and Democratic appointees on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals are feuding over the court's handling of the affirmative action case now before the Supreme Court....


Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne (R) is a front-runner to head the Environmental Protection Agency, The New York Times reports....


Research published in today's issue of Nature reports on the discovery of 160,000-year-old remains believed to be the direct ancestors of modern humans....


The House Resources Committee approved a bill to return land around Lake Tahoe to the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California....


Conan White Face, 24, a resident of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder....


A joint project of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, Chief Dull Knife College and two universities has helped bring housing to the reservation....


A former member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma testified she was allowed to vote in the tribe's recent election....


The St Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York will hold a run-off June 21 for one of the three chief positions, the Associated Press reports....


Phillip Martin has been re-elected chief of the Mississippi Choctaw Tribe, the Associated Press reports, beating three challengers with 64 percent of the vote....


A complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission accuses Rep....


Efforts to persuade the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe of Wisconsin to move a casino to Milwaukee continue....


Shareholders of Cook Inlet Region Inc., an Alaska Native regional corporation, voted last Saturday for each to receive an average of $10,000 in special dividends....


The Oneida Nation of New York inspected three homes owned by tribal members, according to news accounts....


Members of the House have introduced the Native Americans Sacred Lands Act to protect sacred sites from development....


Opposition to a tribal takeover of the National Bison Range in Montana "borders on being racist," The Great Falls Tribune says in an editorial....


The Department of Interior will keep talks over a tribal takeover of the National Bison Range in Montana secret, The Missoulian reports....


The New Mexico Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld tribal court jurisdiction over individual Indian allotted lands even if located off reservation....


A Native leader in Saskatchewan, Canada, has been charged with a hate crime for making anti-Semitic comments....


First Nations members whose ancestors signed Treaty 8 must pay federal taxes, Canada's Federal Court of Appeal ruled on Wednesday....


The state of Texas and the Pacific Legal Foundation, an organization that has opposed tribal authority over non-Indians, are among the interests that have joined the battle over Kennewick Man....


The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing on Wednesday for the confirmation of Dr....


Wilma Mankiller, former principal chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, spoke to students at the University of South Dakota's American Indian Journalism Institute on Wednesday....