Monday, June 03, 2002

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The Department of Interior last week approved a coal strip mine in western New Mexico over the objections of a tribe which considers the project a major threat to a central part of its culture....

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Tribes emerge from meetings with trust reorganization proposal, Supreme Court looks at yet another Indian law case, federal recognition continues to cause problems, and FBI goes through more changes....

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Secretary of Interior Gale Norton expressed support for her top Indian trust official amid growing questions over his future in the Bush administration, according to sources familiar with a high-level meeting held late Friday....


The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is disclaiming responsibility for homes on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana that are infested with black mold....


In an editorial, The Washington Post praises Maryland Gov....



The Environmental Protection Agency released the final version of its "Climate Action" report to the United Nations this year....


Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has called for an investigation into Undersecretary of Energy Robert G....


The change of political administration at the White House has put a number of senior managers and career deputies out of their federal jobs....


Failed Mascot Ban Shields Subtle Racism June 3 2002 Re "Bill to Ban Indian Mascots Is Blocked," May 29: The California State Assembly failed to ban the use of racially offensive mascot names from public schools when it had the chance....


An Oklahoma man is trying to track down what happened to his uncle, a Choctaw man who served in World War II but seemingly vanished into thin air afterward....


A dispute over land in rural Mexico left 26 men dead during a Friday evening massacre....


The Bureau of Land Management on Friday auctioned off 157 head of cattle seized from a tribal cattle association in Nevada....


A 15-year-old student in Utah was told to remove her braids after a teacher told her to stop trying to "act black," Rolly and Wells report today....


The Eastern Pequot Tribe of Connecticut is looking for development sites should it gain federal recognition....


The Department of Interior and Department of Commerce have finalized the biological opinions for the Klamath Basin....


More than 50 caribou fell to their death during an avalanche in western Alaska, investigators of the mass carnage have concluded....


A convicted felon in Florida claims ex-Seminole tribal chief Jim Billie took money from the sale of tribal aircraft....


The Kaw Nation of Oklahoma has turned an ancestral parcel of land into a park....


A 21-gun salute was fired at the funeral of a Montana tribal police officer on Friday....


Navajo royalty owners in New Mexico booed a Department of Interior official on Friday and accused him of lying about their stalled trust fund checks....


The Supreme Court today refused to invalidate a Wisconsin tribe's power to regulate water on its reservation....


The Supreme Court today accepted the Bush administration's appeal of the Navajo Nation's $600 million trust fund dispute....


Cook Inlet Region Inc., an Alaska Native corporation, held its annual shareholders meeting on Saturday....