Friday, August 09, 2002

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The federal government cannot be sued by tribes for alleged breaches of trust unless Congress adopts clear standards, the Supreme Court has been told....

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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....

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A federal judge dealt a blow to several animal-rights groups on Thursday, dismissing their challenge to the treaty rights of a Washington tribe....


A California city will apologize, thirty years late, to an American Indian activist whose totem pole was chopped down in 1973....


An organization representing 35 rural towns in' Connecticut and Massachusetts is officially gone on record in opposition to casinos....


New York Governor George Pataki (R) might finalize a gaming compact with the Seneca Nation as early as Monday, a source told The Albany Times-Union....


Tribes that operate casinos in Iowa might be asked to share sharing their profits with the state....


The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut was given approval to make improvements to its museum....


The Lincoln Journal Star in an editorial today criticizes Nebraska lawmakers for killing a proposal to allow tribal gaming....


Nebraska lawmakers on Thursday killed a proposal to allow tribes to open casinos....


The Bureau of Land Management is refusing to cap leaking oil wells drilled by the federal government....


A land conservation bill pushed by Sen....


Relapsing fever, a tick-borne disease, has been reported in the Four Corners area of the Navajo Nation....


The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a $250,000 grant to the Oklahoma Historical Society for an exhibit on Oklahoma's American Indians....


Biologists in Alaska shot and killed Grizzly 001 on Wednesday because they said the 15-year-old bear was posing a threat to humans....


Some Colombians are predicting more blood will be shed in the country's forty-year civil war....


A deal to preserve a key part of the Sand Creek massacre site in Colorado hasn't been approved by the Oklahoma tribes who are supposed to receive the land....


Sherelle Lynne Walker, a member of the Navajo Nation, is midway through her walk across America....


The wife of an Alaska Native man killed last weekend is still not well enough to talk to police about the devastating incident....


Richard Saunders is getting a test run as police chief of the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona....


Two Oneida Nation women who accused a tribal official of assault failed to show up and testify at a hearing on Thursday....


A three-year-old girl is safe and sound after going missing on the Colville Reservation in Washington....


Makah Nation chairman Gordon Smith is "very pleased" with a ruling throwing out a challenge to the Washington tribe's whale hunt, the Associated Press reports today....


"Tons" of coal slurry has been spilled in Arizona streams by Peabody Coal, the company that operates mines on the Hopi and Navajo reservations, National Native News reports....


A complete and more readable version of a Department of Interior report on the Indian trust fund is available to download....


The National Park Service has delayed a fossil dig in the Badlands National Park of South Dakota....


The Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians of California can finally start negotiating a casino deal with the state....