Thursday, August 08, 2002

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Australia's highest court on Thursday denied an Aboriginal tribe's claim to natural resources on thousands of acres of land in the western part of the country....

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Thanks to an eagle-eyed staff member of the House, Indianz.Com discovered that several pages are missing from our electronic version of the Department of Interior's recent report "Allegations Concerning Conduct of Department of the Interior Employees Involved in Various Aspects of the Cobell Litigation." Not only is our copy missing page 73, it also does not contain a set of recommendations Inspector General Earl E....

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A dispute over the leadership of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma appears to get muddier as time goes on....


Everyone in the Pacific Northwest should be concerned about a federal study that shows fish in the Columbia River are contaminated, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer says in an editorial....


The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing regulations to allow states more flexibility in cleaning up polluted waters....


The Nebraska Legislature's General Affairs Committee on Wednesday delayed a vote on a proposal to allow up to nine tribal casinos....


A Navajo medicine man from New Mexico was arrested and charged with a rape that allegedly occurred two years ago....


Navajo Nation representatives and New Mexico lawmakers met on Tuesday to discuss water rights and a proposal to build a water pipeline....


A Department of Interior official is urging tribes to settle their outstanding water claims....


The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is considering whether or not to close the tribal rolls....


Decisions made at the Bureau of Indian Affairs during the Clinton and Bush administrations are influenced by politics and casino money, The New London Day says in an editorial today....


Connecticut's Congressional delegation is being asked to halt all pending land-into-trust decisions at the Bureau of Indian Affairs....


The California Legislature is considering a bill to eliminate what tribes say is a "double tax" on the sale of goods on reservations....


Up until 1994, the Mapuche Tribe of Argentina was barely recognized by the federal government....


The Confederated Colville Tribes have negotiated a casino agreement with the state of Washington....


A leftist group was blamed for an explosive attack on Colombia's capital as the country's new president, who has promised to crack down on violent rebels, was being sworn in....


Five Democratic candidates filed papers this week for a 90 percent Native district in a Montana county....


Japan's negotiator in international whaling talks on Wednesday indicated his country would block Alaska Native subsistence whaling....


A bill to recognize a Native Hawaiian government probably won't pass the Senate this year, Sen Dan Inouye (D-Hawaii) said....


The only tribal member in the Senate is "leaving heavily" towards running for re-election, The Denver Rocky Mountain News reports today....


The Powhatan Renape Nation of New Jersey hosts the Eastern North American Hoop Dance Championship this weekend....


Oglala Lakota activists in South Dakota are protesting a planned archaeological dig in the Badlands where tribal ancestors gathered after the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890....


The Yavapai Nation of Arizona is putting a major focus on the education and culture of its tribal members....


The Department of Interior's former chief information officer is retiring, Federal Computer Week reports....


The lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit spoke at the Montana Conference on Race Relation on Wednesday....


The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota is hosting an update meeting with Elouise Cobell, lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, tomorrow....


A court investigator in the Indian trust fund case has obtained a document he says may support allegations surrounding the recent ouster of a top Department of Interior official....


An Alaska Native tribal organization will use a federal grant to reopen a struggling community health clinic....