Wednesday, July 16, 2003

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Although a controversial provision to settle the Indian trust fund lawsuit has been axed from the Department of Interior's budget bill, there are still problems ahead for a proposed historical accounting....

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A high-profile battle over a Rhode Island tribe's tax-free cigarette shop heads to court today as Indian leaders from across the nation reacted critically to the state's raid of the Narragansett Reservation....


Can Oklahoma handle two Indian museums? The Daily Oklahoman in an editorial seems to say no....


A memorial service was held on Tuesday for William Lonnie Revels Sr., a Lumbee leader who fought for fair treatment of Native Americans and for federal recognition of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina....


The California Fair Political Practices Commission is asking a state appeals court to force the Santa Rosa Indian Community to comply with state election law....


American Indian Movement activist Russell Means isn't off the hook for driving with a suspended license, The Rapid City Journal reports....


The Seattle Post-Intelligencer in an editorial today supports a "common sense" measure that would phase out non-Indian farming in the Klamath Basin....


The state of New York and a town in the Hamptons are trying to stop the Shinnecock Nation from building a casino....


Four First Nations in Saskatchewan have settled tax rebate lawsuits with the provincial government....


Canadian Aboriginal leaders will be voting for chief of the Assembly of First Nations today....


Horses the Bureau of Land Management recently seized from two Western Shoshone sisters in Nevada have been found dead....


The Suquamish Tribe of Washington is meeting opposition over a proposal to manage a state park where Chief Sealth once lived....


The first American Indian woman will join the National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C., in October....


The American Indian Scouting Association is holding its second annual meeting in Montana, drawing an estimated 250 adults and children for the five-day seminar....


The new leaders of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation are reworking a land and gaming deal their predecessors announced with the state of New York....


The Cayuga Nation of New York and the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma have asked a federal appeals court to award them $1.7 billion in trespass damages and to evict state and private landowners as part of their 64,000-acre land claim....


The Navajo Nation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs reimposed a ban on fires on the tri-state Navajo Reservation....


A fire on Taos Pueblo land in northern New Mexico was 70 percent contained as of late Tuesday....


Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano declared a state of emergency for the the county affected by a fire on the Fort Apache Reservation....


Members of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island should have let state police troopers do their job in raiding a tribal smokeshop, The Providence Journal says in an editorial....


Most members of Rhode Island's Congressional delegation called on the courts to resolve a dispute over tax-free cigarettes being sold on the Narragansett Reservation....


Rhode Island Governor Donald Carcieri (R) on Tuesday ordered two probes into the state police's raid on the smokeshop owned by the Narragansett Tribe....



The Chinook Nation of Washington is working with the Smithsonian Institution to repatriate 29 tribal ancestors who were taken from their graves in the mid- to late-1800s....