Monday, August 05, 2002

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President Bush last week promoted a regional Indian Health Service official tribes in Oklahoma claim is part of an unresolved problem over lack of accountability and financial irresponsibility....

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Top Indian trust official leaves Bush administration, California tribal gaming rights reinforced, Congress goes on break after busy session, and Pope John Paul II takes on indigenous rights....

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A leading Senator is calling for an investigation into the ouster of the Department of Interior's top Indian trust official, a probe that threatens to expose White House political involvement in litigation affecting billions of dollars in government mismanagement....


Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson was in Alaska this past weekend to announce $15 million in health care grants....


With their budgets seeing major deficits, states across the country have looked to gaming to bring in needed revenue....


A fire at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado was 80 percent contained as of Sunday....


Obtaining recognition from the federal government is one of the hardest tasks these days but getting it from one's own tribe might be even tougher....


The 50th annual Lincoln Indian Club Pow-wow was held this past weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska....


After 24 hours of colorful debate punctuated with speeches in Native languages and feasts on coca leaves, Bolivia's Congress picked a new president on Sunday....


The White Clay Society on the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana held a reburial ceremony for seven tribal ancestors taken from their graves in 1914....


Some residents in Alaska want the Department of Interior to release more information about its plans to renew leases for the trans-Alaska oil pipeline corridor....


Several Arizona tribal leaders and Indian advocates have been invited to take part in talks with Mexican President Vicente Fox....


The Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Friday held a long-delayed hearing on a bill to distribute $138 million to members of the Western Shoshone Nation of Nevada....


A new study in Connecticut takes a look at gambling problems in casinos....


The Navajo Nation's top lawmaker is doing the right thing by denying funds to an election board that disqualified him from the tribe's presidential ballot, The Farmington Daily-Times says in an editorial today....


Compared to other Nevada communities, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony has a heavy police force presence....


LaRue Martin Parker was elected chairwoman of the Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma in 1999, starting a trend of an all-woman government....


The Nez Perce War of 1877 is being commemorated with a number of events this weekend....


The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation can't open a casino boat without changes in state law, according to North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem....


The first Alaska Native to become head of the Alaska State Troopers was shot dead early Saturday during what was described as a domestic-related dispute....


Tom Slonaker was ousted from the Department of Interior because he told Secretary Gale Norton "things she didn't want to hear," The Denver Post says in an editorial....


The Bureau of Indian Affairs today publishes notice of an amendment to a Class III gaming compact between the state of Montana and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe....


"The opponents of the Eastern Pequot tribe have chosen the wrong ground for their battle and in so doing have compromised their credibility and endangered their ultimate objective....