Wednesday, June 25, 2003

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In approving a $19.6 billion budget for the Department of Interior, a House subcommittee last week embraced the Bush administration's criticisms of the Cobell trust fund lawsuit....


The state of Colorado has created a license plate to raise scholarship money for Indian college students....


The Rhode Island House Finance Committee is scheduled to consider a bill that would put a casino before state voters but it may die before the end of the legislative session....


The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is announcing plans to expand its successful casino....


The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is meeting local requirements for construction at its golf course resort, The New London Day reports....


A man from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota was found dead inside a semi-trailer parked in Sioux Falls....


Conan White Face, 24, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to second-degree murder for the beating death of a man on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota....


A new Boys and Girls Club will open on the Navajo Nation, bringing the total number of clubs on the reservation to 14....


A teenage girl from the Swinomish Tribe is appearing on a new ABC Family Channel program called Switched! in which teens switch places for four days....


M-H-A Systems, a company owned by the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota, has won a $3.4 million Department of Defense contract....


Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle (D) asked the state Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit challenging his ability to enter into gaming compacts with tribes....


Four men have filed suit against the Catholic Church for alleged sexual abuse at a church in an Alaska village....


The House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee has restored funds to the United Tribes Technical College in North Dakota....


A police commissioner in British Columbia, Canada, has reopened a probe into the death of a Mi'kmaq man who died after being held in police custody....


A jury in New Mexico found a former Navajo medicine man guilty of raping a pregnant woman....


The Indian warriors who fought at the June 25, 1876, Battle of Little Bighorn were simply defending their families and way of life, The Rapid City Journal says in an editorial....


Horses are playing a role in today's dedication of a memorial to the Indian warriors who fought at the June 25, 1876, Battle of Little Bighorn....


The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin said Monday's Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action underscores the continuing need for Indian preference....


Problems uncovered in a recent Department of Interior investigation are only "the tip of a very old iceberg," The Farmington Daily Times says in an editorial....


The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a case challenging the eviction of non-Indians from Lake Havasu....


Special trustee Ross Swimmer is expected to take the stand this afternoon as the Bush administration's final witness in the ongoing trust fund trial....


President Bush signed the Zuni Pueblo water settlement into law on Monday....