Thursday, June 05, 2003

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The Bush administration's plan to account for the Indian trust fund is far from "perfect," a top Department of Interior official said in federal court on Wednesday....

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Associate Interior Deputy Secretary Jim Cason might want to brush up on Department of Interior history....

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Sacred Site Debate The first of a series of hearing on sacred sites was held a year ago this week by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee....


The United Keetowah Band of Oklahoma is hoping a community garden will help the tribe establish a land base....


The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is being sued for allegedly failing to pay earnings from a tribally-owned hotel to a business partner....


The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona will host an inauguration on June 27 for chairwoman Vivian Juan-Saunders....


A bill to settle the water rights of the Zuni Tribe of New Mexico was killed on the House floor....


Funding for reservation roads needs to be increased, The Farmington Daily Times says in an editorial....


The Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota Community of Minnesota awarded a $1 million grant to the Leech Lake Ojibwe Band to help fight poverty....


The American Indian College Fund has awarded 12 $20,000 scholarship to tribal college students....


Rachel Beth Sayet, a member of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, has big plans for her future....


The Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma sued three governments in New York to affirm its rights to land in New York....


The Oneida Nation of New York will pay $10 million for a water line that will service its casino and local towns....


Tribal leaders from the Northwest said legislation to limit environmental review of hydroelectric power projects will infringe on their treaty and land rights....


The chairman of the House Resources Committee said tribes should be exempted from a bill to ban Internet gambling....


Nation Vice President Frank Dayish Jr....


Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry (D) doesn't support a group that has criticized Indian gaming and tribal sovereignty, a spokesperson told The Native American Times....


Bill Lawrence, publisher of the Native American Press/Ojibwe News, shared the Freedom of Information Award for 2003 from the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists....


Frank Ferguson, an Inupiat Eskimo who served in the Alaska Legislature and was a former president of the Alaska Federation of Natives, died from what was reported to be a stroke....


The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued two rulings this week affecting the Skokomish Tribe of Washington....


Federal prosecutors say a former Bureau of Indian Affairs firefighter is competent to stand trial for helping to start one the worst fire in Arizona history....


The Makah Nation of Washington is taking part in an ambitious project that will link the remote community to the Internet....


"The Minneapolis Star Tribune, probably the nation's most politically correct big-city daily, says it may drop its policy of censoring "offensive" names of sports teams -- specifically, those with American Indian themes such as the Cleveland Indians and the Washington Redskins....


A Department of Interior audit found that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of South Dakota used a tribal trust fund as collateral for $7.4 million in loans to tribal members....


Special trustee Ross Swimmer will testify at the end of the ongoing Indian trust fund trial, a Department of Justice attorney said on Wednesday....


The tribal council for Santa Ana Pueblo in New Mexico has sanctioned its top leaders, stripping them of certain powers, The Albuquerque Journal reports....