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• • Campaign against Cobell, BIA Reorganization Decried (Indian Country Today) * 12/29

• • Clear Facts on the Ground: Lara Breeds Fine Points for Sovereignty (Indian Country Today) * 12/22

• • Defense Counselor Reichert Discusses U.S. v. Lara (Indian Country Today) * 12/19

• • No End in Sight to Indian Accounting Problem, Officials Say (Billings Gazette) 12/19

• • GAO Report Reviews Funding for Alaska Native Villages (Indianz.com) 12/15

• • 2003 Federal Computer Security Report Card (reform.house.gov) Posted 12/9

• • DOI Fares Poorly on Computer Security Report Card (Indianz.com) 12/11

• • 'Famous Dave' Confirmed by Senate to Head BIA (Star Tribune) * 12/10

• • Stevens Seeks GAO Review (rural AK programs) (News-Miner) 12/8

• • Appropriations Measure Takes on Alaska Native Funding (Indianz.com) 12/4

• • DOI Holding 'to-be' Meetings on Trust Reform (Indianz.com) 12/3

• • Trust Fund Rider Faces Test in Courtroom (Indianz.com) 11/24

• • Tribes and Bush Administration Still Apart on Trust (Indianz.com) 11/21

• • Tribal Meet Focuses on Landowner Suit (Journal Star) 11/21

• • Meeting on Trust Offered (Newsok.com) * 11/20

• • Hold Apparently Lifted on Anderson Nomination as BIA Head (kare11.com) 11/17

• • Indian Trust Attorneys to Fight Accounting Delay (newsok.com) * 11/15

• • Appeals Court Halts Court-ordered Indian Trust Fund Accounting (Daily Times) 11/14

• • Senate Indian Affairs Committee to Discuss Bills (Indianz.com) 11/13

• • Indian Land Audit Faces Court Test (arizonacentral.com) 11/12

• • MMS Audit Uncovers Underpayments to American Indians (Minerals Management Service-DOI) 11/5

• • American Indian Attorneys Reviewing Norton Testimony (Billings Gazette) 11/5

• • Daschle Criticizes 'Shameful' Rider in DOI Budget Bill (Indianz.com) 11/4

• • Congress Grants Interior Reprieve on Indian Trusts (Denver Post) 11/4

• • Bush Administration Appealing Trust Fund Case Again (Indianz.com) 11/3

• • House Committee Holding Field Hearing on Trust Fund (Indianz.com) 11/3

• • Norton Disavows Move to Block Indian Accounting (Arizona Daily Sun) 11/1

• • GOP Votes in House Beat Challenges to Trust Fund Rider (Indianz.com) 10/31

• • House Steps in to Delay Audit of Indian Trusts (Newsok.com) * 10/31

• • DOI Budget Bill Includes Self-governance Project (Indianz.com) 10/31

• • Congress Debates Resolution of Trust Fund Case (Indianz.com) 10/30

• • Congress Enters Trust Case (Newsok.com) * 10/30

• • Pombo Furious at Language Added to Interior Spending Bill (San Francisco Gate) 10/28

• • Cobell Criticizes Efforts to Overturn Trust Fund Wins (Indianz.com) 10/28

• • Court Opens Window for Navajo Nation Trust Suit (Indianz.com) 10/27

• • Tribes Want Trust Predicament Settled (Billings Gazette) 10/26

• • Rider Halts Court Decision Won by Indian Account Holders (Indianz.com) 10/24

• • Indians Question Trust Proposal (Daily Times) 10/24

• • New Efforts Aimed at Indian Trust Fund Lawsuit (Indianz.com) 10/22

• • Iowa Tribe to Host Update on Trust Fund Lawsuit (Indianz.com) 10/22

• • Alaska Natives Confront Debates over Legal Status (Indianz.com) 10/21

• • Senate Approves $143.9 Million for Loss of Lands (Las Vegas Review Journal) 10/18

• • Trust Reform Bill Gets Another Hearing (Indianz.com) 10/15

• • Appeals Court Won't Rehear Norton Contempt Case (Indianz.com) 10/14

• • Federal Funding and Unmet Needs in Indian Country: A Report (USCCR.gov)

• • Congressional Panel Weighs Tribal Sovereignty, Trust Fund (Missoulian) 10/10

• • Self-governance Tribes Fear Impact of Reorganization (Indianz.com) 10/9

• • Swimmer Cancels Two Trust Working Groups (Indianz.com) 10/6

• • Judge Advances Suit over Royalty Mismanagement (Indianz.com) 10/3

• • Cobell Master Denied Access to Trust Records (Indianz.com) 9/30

• • 60 MILLION ACRES: Western Shoshones Sue for Federal Land (Las Vegas Review Journal) 9/30

• • Lamberth Lays out Future of Indian Trust Reform (Indianz.com) 9/26

• • Accounting Ordered at Indian Trust Fund (NYT) * 9/26

• • Lamberth Issues Rulings in Cobell Trust Fund Case (Indianz.com) 9/25

• • Swimmer Criticized for Remarks on Trust Accounting (Indianz.com) 9/25

• • WESTERN SHOSHONE: House Panel OKs Bill for Tribal Payments (Las Vegas Review Journal) 9/25

• • Senate Votes Down Health and Trust Measures (Indianz.com) 9/24

• • Expert Says BIA Changes More Extensive than Tribes Realize (Native Times) * 9/24

• • Retaliation Alleged in Firing of Trust Fund Manager (Indianz.com) 9/18

• • DOI to Ask Tribes about Indian Land Appraisals (Indianz.com) 9/16

• • White House Acts to Fill Top BIA Leadership Post (Indianz.com) 9/15

• • Court Asks Norton for Brief in Contempt Case (Indianz.com) 9/15

• • Appeals Court Blocks Norton's Appeal in Trust Case (Indianz.com) 9/10

• • Tribal Courts, Officers Get No Funding in Bill (Anchorage Daily News) 9/10

• • Attorneys Appeal Norton Contempt Ruling (Sun Herald) 9/02

• • Land-lease Deal with U.S. is a Trail of Broken Promises (Newsday.com) 8/31

• • Court report finds undervaluation of Navajo lands (Indianz.com) 8/21

• • Court master releases report on Navajo appraisals (Indianz.com) 8/20

• • Bush Administration Defends Reform Effort (Indianz.com) 8/06

• • Cobell Seeks Settlement with DOI (Daily Times) 8/04

• • Report: Feds Underfund Indians (Argus Leader) 8/04

• • Pressure Building to Settle Indian Lawsuit (Guardian Unlimited) 7/31

• • Osage Nation Trust Suit Survives First Test (Indianz.com) 7/31

• • Judge Seeks to Break Impasse over Trust Systems (Indianz.com) 7/29

• • Trust Fund Settlement Goes before Congress again (Indianz.com) 7/29

• • Lawmakers Push for Reform of Indian Trust (Indianz.com) 7/28

• • Indian Leader: Trust Fund Bill Missing Key Ingredient (Argus Leader) 7/26

• • Tally for Private Attorney Fees in Cobell Case Rises (Indianz.com) 7/24

• • Report Documents Unmet Needs in Indian Country (Indianz.com) 7/23

• • Appeals Court Clears Norton, McCaleb of Contempt (Indianz.com) 7/21

• • An Interior Case That Lays Bare Government as Usual (Washington Post) 7/20

• • Congress Not Ready to Embrace Bush Accounting Plans (Indianz.com) 7/17

• • Senate Committee OKs Payments to Tribes (Las Vegas Review Journal) 7/17

• • Navajo Trust Fund Manager Targeted in Internal Probe (Indianz.com) 7/15

• • House Members Give Up Bid to End Lawsuit (Guardian Unlimited ) 7/15

• • Forced Settlement of Trust Fund Suit under Debate (Indianz.com) 7/14

• • Cowboy Judge Takes Indian Side (Denver Post) 7/14

• • Bush Official Balks at Large Settlement for Cobell (Indianz.com) 7/10

• • House Takes Testimony on Trust Fund Settlement (Indianz.com) 7/10

• • Judge Lamberth Hears Closing Arguments in Cobell Trial (Indianz.com) 7/09

• • Court Rules Tribe Owed Self-determination Funds (Indianz.com) 7/07

• • Judge Strikes Down a Trust Claim in Royalty Suit (Indianz.com) 7/03

• • Lamberth Says Norton Playing Magic with Trust Reform (Indianz.com) 7/01

• • House Leader Rejects Trust Fund Settlement Rider (Indianz.com) 6/30

• • Some Gov't Computers Ordered Shut Down (Washington Post) 6/30

• • Letter to Gale Norton (Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council) 6/27

• • Swimmer Affirms Right to Trust Fund Accounting (Indianz.com) 6/27

• • Federal Judge 'Pessimistic' about Indian Trust Plan (News-Star) 6/27

• • Swimmer Takes Stand in Indian Trust Fund Trial (Indianz.com) 6/26

• • On Trust, Lawmakers Take Bush Officials at Face Value (Indianz.com) 6/25

• • House Bill Targets Cobell Trust Fund Lawsuit Again (Indianz.com) 6/20

• • House Panel to Consider Shoshone, Cherokee Bills (Indianz.com) 6/18

• • Cantwell Stresses Importance of Judicial Picks (Indianz.com) 6/17

• • Tribes: Policy Shift Turns Work with Feds 'Futile' (Gallup Independent) 6/17

• • Villages Fume at VPSO Cuts (Anchorage Daily News) 6/17

• • Cason Testifies on Trust Fund Accounting Limits (Indianz.com) 6/05

• • Supreme Court Docket Shaping Up (Indianz.com) 6/04

• • Trial Testimony Focuses on Trust Standards (Indianz.com) 6/03

• • Republicans Redirect Gaming Money to Other Programs (Star Tribune) 6/03

• • Tribes Focus Energies on 'Core' Trust Reform Issues (Indianz.com) 5/30

• • Settlement in Trust Fund Case an Elusive Goal (Indianz.com) 5/29

• • Tribes Gathering for Trust Reform Discussion (Indianz.com) 5/29

• • Effects of Trust Budget on Indian Programs Debated (Indianz.com) 5/28

• • Trust Suit Splits Indians (Denver Post) 5/27

• • Swimmer: Tex Hall's Testimony 'Was Not True' (Indianz.com) 5/23

• • Tribal Leaders Protest Increase in OST Resources (Indianz.com) 5/22

• • Daschle Testimony on Indian Affairs Reorganization (Indianz.com) 5/22

• • Interior Officials Push Trust Reorganization Plan (Indianz.com) 5/21

• • Official: Strong Trust Controls Needed (Daily-Times) 5/21

• • Swimmer Putting Mark on Trust Reform Efforts (Indianz.com) 5/14

• • Navajo Leaders Criticize Upheaval at Trust Fund Office (Indianz.com) 5/09

• • On Fractionation, Little Progress in Decades (Indianz.com) 5/09

• • Indian Land Bill Draws Complaints from All Sides (Indianz.com) 5/08

• • Interior Denies Hiding Indian Data (Billings Gazette) 5/07

• • Tribes Counter Spending Criticism (Daily News) 5/07

• • Land Ownership Records in Disarray, Says Witness (Indianz.com) 5/05

• • Bush Reform Plans Debated in Trust Fund Trial (Indianz.com) 5/02

• • Indian Trust Fund Trial Starts (Daily-Times) 5/02

• • Court Tackles Trust Accounting and Reform Plans (Indianz.com) 5/01

• • Judge Upholds Ongoing Trust Relationship (Indianz.com) 4/29

• • Appeals Court Halts Work of Trust Fund Master (Indianz.com) 4/25

• • Court Monitor Suspended in Norton Case (AP) 4/25

• • Activity in Cobell Case Keeps Everyone Busy (Indianz.com) 4/23

• • Court Investigator Slams Interior's Trust Fund Report (Indianz.com) 4/22

• • Bunker Mentality Evident in Trust Reform Fight (Indianz.com) 4/22

• • Appeals Court to Hear Norton's Contempt Appeal (Indianz.com) 4/21

• • Cobell Says Interior Trying to Block Lawsuit (Billings Gazette) 4/21

• • Ore. Tribes Await Outcome of Trust Fund Case (Indianz.com) 4/17

• • Conference Offers Avenues to Uphold Trust Relationship (Indianz.com) 4/15

• • Reach of Supreme Court's Trust Rulings Debated (Indianz.com) 4/14

• • Udall, of N.M., Named Vice-chair of Native Caucus (Indianz.com) 4/8

• • Indian Country Takes on Trust Relationship Debate (Indianz.com) 4/8

• • Echohawk Discusses Debt to Native Americans (Iowa State Daily) 4/7

• • Bush Administration Turns to Congress on Trust (Indianz.com) 4/4

• • On Indian Issues, Senate Gets a Sense of Itself (Indianz.com) 3/27

• • Study Finds $61 Error in Indian Accounts (NY Times) 3/26

• • DOI Doesn't Like What NCAI Has to Say on Trust (Indianz.com) 3/21

• • Cobell Sees Positive in Supreme Court Rulings (Indianz.com) 3/17

• • Navajo Nation Tussles with New Trust 'Philosophy' (Indianz.com) 3/20

• • Bush Reorganization Faces More Obstacles (B.I.A.) (Indianz.com) 3/14

• • On Accounting, Norton Finds Her Magic Date (Indianz.com) 3/12

• • Judge Notes 'Pattern of Deceit' at Interior (Indianz.com) 3/12

• • Old Person Wants to Remain in Trust Suit (Great Falls Tribune) 3/10

• • Pressure Stirs to Settle Trust Fund Lawsuit (Indianz.com) 2/27

• • Senator's Action Stalls Nominee's Confirmation (Review Journal) 2/27

• • Senators Renew Their Call For BIA Overhaul (Hartford Courant) 2/27

• • Omnibus Spending Bill Gains Bush Approval (Indianz.com) 2/21

• • Spending Bill Keeps Provisions Affecting Cobell (Indianz.com) 2/14

• • Norton Says Trust Forced 'Tough Choices' in Budget (Indianz.com) 2/12

• • Court: McCaleb 'Fabricated' E-mail Story (Indianz.com) 1/24

• • Lamberth Tempted by Disqualification Campaign (Indianz.com) 1/21

• • Trust Reform Plans Go to Judge (Indian Country Today) 1/16

• • Judge Denies Existence of Trust Relationship (Indianz.com) 1/15

• • Tribes Debate Response to Trust Reform Plans (Indianz.com) 1/13

• • A Month Later, BIA Reorganization Details Emerge (Indianz.com) 1/13

• • Campbell Plots End to Indian Trust Fray (Farmington Daily Times) 1/11

• • The Year in Law: Supreme Court 2002 (Indianz.com) 1/9

• • Norton Files Indian Trust Reform Plans (Indianz.com) 1/7

• • American Indians Say Government Has Cheated Them Out of Billions (NYT) 1/7

• • Court Affirms Native Hawaiian Ruling (Indianz.com) 1/6

• • Hawaiians Forge Uneasy Alliance (The Honolulu Advertiser) 1/6

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