Monday, June 09, 2003

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The Bush administration never got a chance to implement BITAM....

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The hot topic among tribal leaders these days is the impact on funding for trust reform on other Indian programs....

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Congress can create special preferences for American Indian and Alaska Native-owned businesses without violating the U.S....


The Minneapolis Star Tribune has dropped a nine-year ban on the use of Indian mascot names, editor Anders Gyllenhaal announced on Sunday....


"Indian tribes in Minnesota are constantly misrepresented and subjected to an unfair double standard....


"When I taught school, to have one day when I had only one student would have been an extraordinary treat - especially if it was a student I loved, knew and understood intimately, such as my own child....


Sacagawea / Sacajawea / Sakakawea , the Indian women on the Lewis and Clark expedition, was not Shoshone, according to grandson Jerome Dancing Bull....


Two police officers in British Columbia, Canada, were disciplined for their handling of a Mi'kmaq man who later turned up dead, CBC reports....


First Nations leaders in Saskatchewan, Canada, are upset with a lawmaker who wants to terminate their federal status and rights....


Connecticut's Department of Public Health won't reverse a decision to expand the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation's water authority, The New London Day reports....


The life expectancy for members of the Confederated Warm Springs Tribes of Oregon is dramatically lower than the rest of the state, The Bend Bulletin reports....



Archaeologists in Oklahoma have been excavating the site where a Choctaw family lived during the 1830s and 1840s after being removed from Mississippi....


Federal and state health officials reported an outbreak of monkeypox, an illness related to smallpox, in the Midwest....


The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $11.9 million to a Navajo Nation non-profit to build 102 homes in Shiprock, New Mexico....


The overwhelming majority of Mexico's Native population lives in poverty, The Washington Post reports....


Upstate Citizens for Equality, an anti-treaty rights group based in New York, plans to protest the Cayuga Nation's gas station....


Joshua Raven Chief Rutherford, a deputy sheriff killed in the line of duty, will be inducted into the Montana Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial....


Law enforcement officials in Nebraska are proposing to share law enforcement duties in the border town of Whiteclay with the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota....


The trial for a man accused of murdering American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou-Aquash has been delayed until September 30....


Iowa Senator Charles Grassley, the Republican chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, is urging Bush administration officials to reopen the Meskwaki Tribe's casino....


"She's been called the Stepford Secretary," a Democratic aide in the House says of Secretary of Interior Gale Norton....


Navajo Nation officials refused to attend the Bush administration's presentation of the reorganization of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Office of Special Trustee (OST), The Gallup Independent reports....


The Navajo Nation Ethics and Rules Office continues to review allegations of nepotism against President Joe Shirley Jr....