Monthly Archives: February 2008

U.S. Forest Service protects Cave Rock

“The U.S. Forest Service signed a final decision to protect the sacred Cave Rock in Nevada. The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit developed a plan to ban climbing at the rock. The plan was upheld by the 9th Circuit Court … Continue reading

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Senator Dorgan probes Spirit Lake business

“Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, is seeking an investigation of a manufacturing company owned by the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota. Dorgan asked the Department of Defense to look into Sioux … Continue reading

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Assimilation and Cherokees

Indiana Professor Steve Russell writes in Indian Country Today: “Cherokees, as my Plains Indian pals never hesitate to remind me, are among the most assimilated peoples indigenous to North America. We’ve been a constitutional republic since 1827, but our fascination … Continue reading

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Indian water settlements in Congress

“At least four major Indian water rights settlements are headed to Congress this year. The largest is a $800 million deal between the Navajo Nation and the state of New Mexico. The Bush administration has balked at the high cost … Continue reading

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Kickapoo Tribe files suit in Supreme Court

“The Kickapoo Tribe of Texas is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review an Indian gaming case.  The tribe has been trying to negotiate a Class III gaming compact with Texas. But state officials have refused. So the tribe turned … Continue reading

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Oklahoma county sues to stop tribal gaming

“Commissioners in Cherokee County, Kansas, filed suit against the Interior Department in hopes of stopping the Quapaw Tribe from building a casino. The $300 million Downstream Casino Resort is located on three parcels of land in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. … Continue reading

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N.Mex. stops Oklahoma tribe's bingo operation

“New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) has ordered state police to block access to the Fort Sill Apache Tribe‘s casino site.  Officers were posted at the site near Las Cruces yesterday evening. Richardson said the Oklahoma tribe’s bingo operation is … Continue reading

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