Friday, August 30, 2002

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The Federal Communications Commission's sole Democratic member last week objected to a decision which limits tribal competition in the lucrative telecommunications market....

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Is it Friday already? That means it's time for the weekly list of the movers and shakers in Indian Country and beyond....


Senator Frank Murkowski (R-Alaska) is promising to focus on village safety if he is elected governor of Alaska....


The Catawba Tribe of South Carolina plans to hold elections on September 7....


After missing the entire 2001 cross-country regular season due to an injury, Forrest Tahdooahnippah took third place at the Minnesota Class AA boys' meet....


The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of Colorado is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its casino....


Wisconsin state regulators are concerned about possible pollution from a mine operation proposed near the Mole Lake Reservation....


The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History is repatriating several burial-related items to the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation....


"In extreme fighting, young men go at each other with pretty much all they've got, except their teeth....


"The National Congress of American Indians, the largest tribal government organization in the country representing more than 250 tribes, said during its midyear conference that American Indian tribes must move beyond reliance on government programs....


Federal and state authorities in Minnesota are adopting a tough-on-crime stance when it comes to Indian Country....


A judge in North Carolina temporarily reinstated the state beauty title to a member of the Lumbee Tribe....


The Farmington Daily-Times gives the 15th annual Totah Festival a grand endorsement as the arts festival and pow-wow kicks off in New Mexico today....


Opponents of expanded gaming in Nebraska asked a state judge on Thursday to throw out a voter initiative to legalize video slot machines....


Seven of eight members of Connecticut's Congressional delegation asked the General Accounting Office on Thursday to investigate the federal recognition of the historic Eastern Pequot Tribe....


An Alaska Native village corporate is making the first of two $100,000 payouts to shareholders today....


The Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma won't be firing its executive director....


Tribal members and union members have formed a group called the Coalition for Environmental and Economic Justice to protest a chemical plant in Oklahoma....


Members of the Lummi Nation of Washington brought their healing pole to Wisconsin on Thursday as part of a cross-country journey to mark the September 11 terrorist attacks....


The third annual Native Nations Law Symposium was held in Kansas on Thursday....


Johnathan Curiel of The San Francisco Chronicle reviews "The Business of Fancydancing," the directorial debut of author and poet Sherman Alexie....


Arizona tribes have spent at least $10 million to promote their Indian gaming initiatives, The Arizona Republic reports....


The bodies of four Mexican nationals were found on Tohono O'odham Nation lands in Arizona this week....


The National Park Service in South Dakota has postponed a dinosaur bone dig opposed by Oglala Lakota tribal members....


A Canadian man accused of murdering an 11-year-old boy was being transported to Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Thursday....


The Navajo Nation plans to keep most of the revenues from a 3-cent tax it instituted earlier this year....