Wednesday, June 18, 2003

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A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected a South Dakota tribe's attempt to halt a land deal affecting sacred sites, burial grounds and cultural artifacts along the Missouri River....

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The Tohono O'odham Nation needs land for agricultural use....


The National Congress of American Indians is sponsoring a project to increase Native participation in the upcoming 2004 elections....


Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) is the latest Democrat to write President Bush about a potential Supreme Court vacancy....


Employees of the Agua Caliente Cahuilla Tribe of California held a protest against a union trying to organize at the tribe's casino....


The Gila River Tribe of Arizona has purchased slot machine rights from the Zuni Tribe....


"River Spirits," a new anthology published by the University of North Carolina-Pembroke, showcases 49 Lumbee writers....


The Confederated Umatilla Tribes of Oregon are consulting with other tribes on the best way to round up a herd of bison running loose on the reservation....


Two New York teens were able to buy cigarettes online from Indian-owned businesses, state lawmakers said....


A former Bureau of Indian Affairs judge for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians was found shot to death in his home in North Carolina....


The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska fired its social services director after he was arrested on charges of child abuse....


Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne (R) is President Bush's top pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, The Washington Post reports....


"Sherman Alexie has never been one to view the world in terms of red and white....


A trial is underway in Alaska over a challenge to the state's English only law....


The only way to stem the sale of liquor in the Nebraska border town of Whiteclay is to attack alcoholism, The Sioux Falls Argus Leader says in an editorial....


Lawyers for Peabody Coal have asked a federal judge to dismiss the Navajo Nation's billion-dollar racketeering suit against the company....


A Massachusetts superior court judge ruled last week that the Gay Head Wampanoag Tribe's sovereign immunity was not waived by the tribe's settlement legislation....


Police in Phoenix, Arizona, are focusing on the possible use of alcohol by a Catholic bishop who has been arrested in connection with the hit and run death of a Navajo man....


The suspended director of the Department of Interior office that handles leases for Navajo tribal members is being made a "scapegoat" for the government's trust fund mismanagement, a Navajo leader said....


Lori Piestewa, the Hopi woman killed in action in Iraq, died shortly after being arriving at an Iraqi hospital, according to a Washington Post article....


The House Resources Committee will hold a hearing today to consider two controversial bills....


"In 1928 the Alex Johnson Hotel was opened in downtown Rapid City....