Tuesday, June 03, 2003

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Federal statutes trump common law trust standards, an expert for the Bush administration said in federal court on Monday....

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A labor union representing thousands of Indian employees said on Monday it plans to file suit against the Bush administration to halt an ongoing reorganization at the Department of Interior....


Construction on a new campus for the Navajo Nation's Dine College will begin with a $3.5 million contract to a construction firm....


New York lawmakers are seeking to impose a state ban on smoking to tribal casinos....


The Department of Justice has sided against anti-abortion activists in a case testing the limits of free speech....


The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 along party lines on Monday to relax media ownership regulations....


Tribes and fishermen who depend on the Klamath River Basin are joining forces to fight for more water....


The Cherokee Tribe of Northeast Alabama has purchased Sequoyah Caverns for $25,000, the Associated Press reports....


It's official: US 666, a three-state highway that runs through parts of the Navajo Nation and the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation, has been renumbered US 491....


"The Navajo language is spoken every day like English on the reservation....


Seven Native comedians will take to the stage at Sky City Casino in New Mexico for the "Jest Jokin'" comedy fest....


The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Tribe of Arizona signed an agreement to provide $5 million for diabetes research....


The Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe of Connecticut is warning other tribes in the state not to consider looking near Bridgeport to host an off-reservation casino....


Native American students in Washington showed a 7 percentage point gain on national reading and math tests....


"With old tennies, a warm-up sweater, rain gear thrown in at the last minute, binoculars, bird and prairie-plant books and my digital camera, I went exploring the national wildlife management areas of Lonetree and Chase Lake - a round trip of about 500 miles....


Concern over a tribal land claim in Pennsylvania still has some landowners worried but most of the excitement has died down, the Associated Press reports....


The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of California is releasing a study to counter claims that tribal employees are underpaid....


The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin is calling for state GOP chairman Rick Graber to resign over a cartoon that has been criticized as racist....


Mitchell Cypress was sworn in as chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida on Monday....


The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona swore in its first woman chairman, Vivian Juan-Saunders....


A reported 1,000 people attended funeral services for Josh Rutherford, a sheriff in Blaine County, Montana, who was a member of the Assiniboine Tribe....


The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow to address two Indian reservation roads proposals....


The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a case involving tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians....


The Wisconsin Legislature's Joint Finance Committee voted Monday to cut funds from Indian education programs and use them for other tribal-related projects....