Tuesday, July 08, 2003

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Still confused about what's going on at the Department of Interior? Well, you're not the only one....

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Before he left office last December, former assistant secretary Neal McCaleb unveiled an aggressive plan to reform the way the Bureau of Indian Affairs handles federal recognition....


The state of Minnesota returned 800 acres to the White Earth Nation, completing the transfer of 10,000 acres of state and federal land to the tribe....


John Christian Hopkins, a staff writer for the Pequot Times, the newspaper of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, and a columnist for a Connecticut paper, received four awards at the 2003 Native American Journalists Association convention....


The Sauk-Suiattle Tribe has petitioned the Washington Department of Ecology to list the Sauk River as an "outstanding resource water," the Associated Press reports....


Jim Snow has been elected to the Citizen Potawatomi Nation business committee....


A partnership between the Navajo Nation and Phoenix College in Arizona is training tribal court advocates....


The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada is in talks to become the permanent host for the popular "Burning Man" festival....


Native women in Saskatchewan are lobbying the government to appeal the recent acquittal of two men accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old Cree girl....


Several bone marrow drives have been scheduled to find a potential donor for Dakota Kwiecinski, a 2-year-old Navajo boy with a rare blood disease....


The University of Washington's Sciences and Tribes Educational Partnership, a summer program that combines science with traditional knowledge, has run out of grant support money, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports....


The proposed takeover of the National Bison Range by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana would set a precedent nationwide....


The University of Aberdeen's Marischal Museum in Scotland returned a headdress to the Blood First Nation of Canada....


The bison herd in Yellowstone National Park will top 4,000, according to the director of the park's Bison Ecology and Management Center....


Cristina Danforth, president of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, gave the state of the tribe address on Monday....


An Iowa man who has refused to clean up his four-acre property says it is now the sovereign territory of the Little Shell Pembina Band of North America....


Several Cherokee Nation council members are suing to regain access to tribal assistance funds....



After a very limited run on the East Coast, "Spirit - The Seventh Fire," a musical production by composer and musician Peter Buffett, is going on the road....


The Daily Oklahoman in an editorial welcomes the reopening of the Comanche Nation Water Park....


A provision in an energy bill that limits the federal government's trust responsibilities is not open for debate, the top aide to Sen....


Vernon Chee, a Navajo doctor who lives in New Orleans, appears in a USA Today story about the Internet "blogosphere." Chee's blog, or web log, is called Ei Baa Hashne', or "I'll tell you about it." He posts short stories, poetry, a "Dineh Word of the Week" and a memoir of his experiences growing up on the Navajo Nation....


A fire in a remote area of the Colville Reservation in Washington has grown to 8,000 acres, the Associated Press reports....


The 3,000-acre Encebado Fire continued to burn on Taos Pueblo land, flaring in a watershed known for its sacred sites....


A federal judge this morning will hear closing arguments in the Cobell Indian trust fund trial....


The former social services director for the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has been charged with a total of six child abuse charges....