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• •Reservation, Casino in Works near DIA (Rocky Mountain News) 12/31

• •Tribe Airs Ad about Claim (Post Standard) * 12/19

• •Klamath Tribes Outline Goals for Forest Management (Indianz.com) 12/17

• •Tribes Courting Environmental Groups for Senate Bill Support (The World Link) 12/15

• •Cayugas Receive Gaming License (Ithaca Journal) 12/12

• •Land Claim Referee Kept on (Post Standard) * 12/11

• •Garman Family Gives County Land for Park (Watertown Daily Times) 12/11

• •American Indian Tribe Pursues Site for Casino (Patriot-News) 12/11

• •Government Rejects Bid to Extend Comment
Period on Indian Casino (Shreveport Times) 12/5

• •Tribes, Officials Debate Land (Capital-Journal) 12/2

• •Land Trust for Narragansett Tribe on Hold (Providence Journal) 11/25

• •BLM Pulls Tribal Parcel from Gas Lease Auction (Billings Gazette) 11/25

• •Court: Taos, N.M., Not Indian Country (Arizona Daily Sun) 11/23

• •Wisconsin Oneidas Buy Land (Utica Observer Dispatch) 11/19

• •Okla. Chief Wants Land-claim Meeting with Pataki (Ithaca Journal) 11/19

• •State Resists Narragansetts' Attempt to Put Land in Trust (abc6.com) 11/18

• •Appeals Court Rules in 'Reservation Shopping' Dispute (Indianz.com) 11/17

• •State, Tribal Officials Meet to Thaw Relations (Portland Press-Herald) 11/13

• •Cherokee Land Swap a Go after Bush Signs Bill (newsobserver.com) 11/13

• •Tribes Field Raft of Questions (Herald and News) 11/12

• •Navy Returns Control of Hawaiian Island (Washington Post) 11/11

• •Gifts Help Tribe Make Payments on Land (Daily Press) 11/11

• •Tribes Discuss Land Issues (Democrat and Chronicle) 11/11

• •Judge Dismisses Tribe’s Land Claim (zwire.com) 11/4

• •Mohawk Tribe Is Rethinking Land Accord with Albany (NYT) * 10/31

• •Tribes' Purchase Ends Crandon Mine Tussle (Journal Sentinel) 10/29

• •State Hurries to Document Ancient Hunting Grounds (Anchorage Daily News) * 10/29

• •Shoshone Settlement Remains Distant (Reno Gazette Journal) 10/26

• •Solano County Officials Prepare for Fight against Casino (Daily Republic) 10/24

• •Cayugas Propose New Land Deal to Pataki (Post Standard) 10/21

• •Choctaws Approval for Land Going Slow (Shreveport Times) 10/20

• •Schumer to Carry on Bingo Hall Fight (Post Standard) * 10/17

• •State, Town Sue U.S. over Language Change in Tribal Land Deeds (Providence Journal) * 10/17

• •Tribes Back Improvements in Probate Reform Bill (Indianz.com) 10/16

• •Senate Committee Takes up Missouri River Plan (Indianz.com) 10/16

• •Bush's Plan for Preserves (tribal management of federal lands) (San Francisco Gate) 10/16

• • Klamath Tribes Reject Land-restoration Plan (Statesman Journal) 10/15

• •It's Gas vs. Heritage in Navajo Country (New York Times) 10/14

• •Alaska Wildlife Haven Pits Governor vs. Rest (Washington Post) 10/13

• •Calif. Tribe Moving Forward with Urban Casino Plans (Indianz.com) 10/10

• •Federal Government in Final Stages of Accepting Jena Choctaw Lands (The Town Talk) 10/10

• •Reservation Hunting Suit Turned Away (Missoulian) 10/10

• •Casino Talks Irk In-state Tribes (Times Union) 10/9

• •Dewey OKs Land for Delaware Tribe (NewsOK.com) * 10/9

• •Officials Ponder Future of Proposed Land Claim Settlement (Post Standard) * 10/7

• •Spokane Tribe Seeks Damages for Dam (Daily Journal of Commerce) 10/7

• •Mohawk Tribe Wins Approval for Catskills Casino (Indianz.com) 10/6

• •Feds Refuse to Pay $250M; Oneida Land Claim Pact Fails (Post Standard) * 10/5

• •Cayuga Nation Buys Gas Station in Seneca Falls (Finger Lakes Times) 10/5

• •Blumenthal Gets Local Support in Tax-appeal Case (The Day) * 10/3

• •Alaska Land Swap Gets House Panel OK (Anchorage Daily News) 10/2

• •Towns Join Indian Tax Suit (Norwich Bulletin) 10/2

• •Case against Oneida Tribe Remains at Impasse (Green Bay Press Gazette) 10/2

• •Mashantucket Woman Sues to Escape State Income Tax (Norwich Bulletin) 10/1

• •BIA Gives Extension on Tribal Land Bid (Norwich Bulletin) 10/1

• •Tribe Rejoices in Ruling on 31 Acres for Housing (Providence Journal) * 10/1

• •Card Room Table Clear for Indian Casino (Tri-Valley Herald) 9/26

• •Suit Contends Theft of Tribal Lands (Hartford Courant) * 9/25

• •Sherrill Wants High Court Decision on Taxes (Post Standard) * 9/24

• •Land Swap Legislation Clears Hurdle in U.S. House (Citizen Times) 9/24

• •Land Swap Plan Sparks Outcry (Anchorage Daily News) 9/24

• •Government Attorneys Say Tribe Has No Right to Sunflower Property (Lawrence-Journal World) 9/22

• •Protesters Tackle Local Land Issues (Rapid City Journal) 9/19

• •Swap Called a Bad Deal: Land Cherokees Want Worth More (News Observer) 9/17

• •Proposed Land Swap Controversy Moves to the House (Washington Post) 9/15

• •Bingo Hall Appeals Anticipated (Post Standard) * 9/10

• •Judge Says Enough's Enough; Will Decide Bingo Hall Future (Newsday.com) 9/09

• •Tribes Again Contenders for Coos Head (Worldlink.com) 9/09

• •Border Dispute Sign of Deeper Problem (Journal Star) 9/05

• •Town Keeping Closer Eye on Tribe's Land Trust Requests (The Day) * 9/05

• •Tribal Land Law Causes Uproar (Mercury News) 9/04

• •County's Deal with Tribe Ready for Public Review (Oregonian) 9/04

• •Cayugas Gain Finger Lakes Foothold Prior to Fight's Climax (Ithaca Journal) 9/02

• •Oneida Nation Buys Land Claimed by Another Tribe (Oneida Dispatch) 9/02

• •Casino Case Goes Federal (Battle Creek Enquirer) 8/29

• •Miami Says it Will Use Land for Cemetery (Journal Gazette & Times-Courier) 8/29

• •Oneidas Buy Stockbridge Land (Post Standard) 8/28

• •Miami Tribe Buys 25 Acres in Cumberland County (Journal Gazette & Times-Courier) 8/28

• •Tribe Moves to Buy I-40 Land in Winslow (Gallup Independent) 8/27

• •Casino Suit Goes to Court (Battle Creek Enquirer) 8/26

• •Tribe Gets New Try at Coos Head Site (Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce) 8/25

• •Bill would restore land to CRIT (Havasunews.com) 8/21

• • NS Wins Ruling In Tribal Land Valuation (TheDay.com) 8/20

• •San Manuel Band Reaffirms Pledge Not to Build Casino on Site (News Herald) 8/14

• •Tribe, Aurelius Await Court Decision (Post Standard) * 8/14

• •Land Bidding War Heats Up in Montville (The Day) * 8/12

• •Katz's Gambling Deal Clears Key Hurdle (Philadelphia Inquirer) 8/08

• •Landless Tribe in Limbo Due to Court Fight (Indianz.com) 8/07

• •Rulings Allow Tribe to Pursue Land Claim (Post Standard) * 8/07

• •Tribes Sue Government over Sale, Leasing of Lands (Sioux City Journal) 8/04

• •Pressure Builds to Settle Lawsuit over Native Lands (Journal Star) 8/01

• •Bill Returns Ancestral Lands to Pueblos (Santa Fe New Mexican) 8/01

• • Town Issues Stop-work Order, Tribe Continues to Build in Defiance (Newsday.com) 8/01

• •Bill Would Speed Alaska Land Conveyance (Daily News-Miner) 7/30

• •Federal Judge Lifts Stay on Claim (Post Standard) * 7/28

• •Feds Stay out of Bingo Debate (Post Standard) * 7/28

• •Transfer of Coos Head Could Face Tribal Lawsuit (theworldlink.com) 7/25

• •Tribe Defends Property Claim (Providence Journal) 7/25

• •Tribes Applaud Sherrill Decision (Post Standard) * 7/24

• •Cayuga County to Continue Fighting Land Claim Ruling (Post Standard) * 7/23

• •U.S. Court Backs Oneida Nation (Post Standard) * 7/22

• •A Forgotten Tribe, a Lost Homeland (Seattle Times) 7/17

• •Cayugas Appeal Cases (Post Standard) 7/16

• •Governor Won't Appeal Casino Decision (KATU.com) 7/15

• •Tribal Land Claim Tossed (Quad City Times) 7/15

• •Tribe Members Urge Park Service to OK Land Swap (Citizen Times) 7/10

• •Davenport Couple Seek Injunction against the City (Quad City Times) 7/09

• •MINNESOTA: A 'First Step' for White Earth (Grand Forks Herald) 7/08

• •Occaneechi Will Sponsor Golf Tournament to Build Tribal Center (Herald Sun) 7/06

• •Takes Land into Trust for Calif. Tribe (Indianz.com) 7/01

• •Activists Say Park Land Swap needs More Study (Knox News) 6/30

• •Feinstein, Woolsey Target Casino (Press Democrat) 6/27

• •County Challenges Tribe's Land Claim (Post Standard) 6/27

• •Supreme Court Won't Hear Tribal Eviction Case (Indianz.com) 6/25

• •Thames Oneida Buy Land in CNY (Post Standard) 6/24

• •Bill Offers Tribe Money to Settle Old Land Dispute (Salt Lake Tribune) 6/19

• •On Land-into-trust, Tribes Encounter Many Obstacles (Indianz.com) 6/18

• •House Panel Approves Nevada Land Bills (Reno Gazette) 6/12

• •Oklahoma Tribe Sues for Return to State (Times Union) 6/05

• •Homeowners Fret over Plans for Indian Casino, Though Some Aren't Worried (Philly Burbs) 6/03

• •Suit Seeks Land Payment (Argus Leader) 6/02

• •The Small Tribe with a Big Claim on East Texas (Statesman) 6/02

• •Tribe, State Misfire on Ammo Plant (Journal Sentinel) 5/28

• •Senate Committee Approves Pueblo Land Transfer Bill (Indianz.com) 5/22

• •Mille Lacs County to Appeal Lawsuit Over Tribal Land (Star Tribune) 5/22

• •Delawares' Claim Goes Back to Obscure 315-acre Grant in 1738 (Post-Gazette) 5/16

• •Zoning Part of Reservation Development (Billings Gazette) 5/16

• •Official Faults Announcement of Mohawk Pact (Times Union) 5/15

• •Tribe Sues Long-dead Man for Title to Roseburg Land (Oreganian) 5/14

• •Motion: Tribe’s Claim 25 Years Late (Woonsocket Call) 5/13

• •Ruling Urged Soon on Bingo Hall (Post Standard) 5/09

• •Judge Dismisses Mille Lacs County Lawsuit Over Tribal Land (AP) 5/09

• •Judge Hears Arguments in Florence Casino Case (Democratic Herald) 5/08

• •Deal with Mohawks Delayed (Times Union) 5/08

• •Land Claim Mediator Seeks More Time (Press Gazette) 5/07

• •Deal to Pave Way for Casinos (Times Union) 5/07

• •Senate Committee Debates Indian Probate Bill (Indianz.com) 5/06

• •Controlling the Black Hills Could Lead to Rebirth of Sioux Nation, Some Say (Argus Leader) 5/05

• •Tribal Hunts Occur on, off Reservations (Michigan Outdoor News) 5/02

• •Cayugas Regain Land Ownership (Times Union) 4/29

• •No-tax Move Based on Oneida Case (Post-Standard) 4/29
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• •Okla. Tribe Leaps Over Indian Gaming Hurdles (Indianz.com) 4/23

• •State's Approach to Gaming Faulted (Times Union) 4/23

• •Rival Oneida Group Denied Status in Land Claim Suit (Indianz.com) 4/16

• •Vulnerable GOP Senator Won't Seek Reelection (Washington Post) 4/16

• •Land Claim Appeal Faults Pro-Indian Rulings (Syracuse Post) 4/9

• •Sale May Foil Plan to Annex Resort (San Bernadino Sun) 4/8

• •Bingo Hall Dispute Simmers (Syracuse Post) 4/4

• •Sealaska Seeks More Forest Lands (Anchorage Daily News) 3/28

• •Tolt MacDonald Park Ancestral Land, Tribe Says (Seattle Times) 3/26

• •Bill Aims to Settle Indian Land Claims (Western Shoshone) (Review Journal) 3/14

• •Appeals Court Debates S.D. Land Transfer (Crow Creek Sioux) (Indianz.com)3/18

• •Appeals Court Hears Sioux Land Transfer Case (Indianz.com) 3/17

• •State-tribe Swap Preserves Beach on Agate Pass (Seattle Times) 3/18

• •Tribe Stakes Claim to Land (Woonsocket Call) 3/13

• •Gibbons Bill Seeks to Settle Western Shoshone Claims (Review Journal) 2/26

• •Appeals Court Uphold Tribe's Position in Dispute over Island (Star Tribune) 2/26

• •Sandia Land Dispute Resolved (Albuquerque Journal) 2/21

• •Vitter Tries to Rally Opposition to Tribe's Plans (Shreveport Times) 2/19

• •Zia Pueblo Has Its Eye on 14,000 Acres (Albuquerque Journal) 2/13

• •Oneida Land Claim Case Shows No Sign of Solution Year Later (The Post Standard) 2/10

• •Shinnecocks Argue for Return of Hampton Bays Land (The Southampton Press) 1/31

• •Senate Committee Holds Hearing for Court Pick (Indianz.com) 1/29

• •Parties Prepare Claim Appeals (The Post-Standard) 1/28

• •Tribal Land Settlement in 'Must Pass' Legislation (Indianz.com) 1/24

• •Babbitt Calls for Plan on Nation's Land Use (Arizona Republic) 1/24

• •Government Goofed in Western Shoshone Land Grab (Indian Country Today) 1/12

• •Legal Holes in BLM ‘Gather’ (Indian Country Today) 1/12

• •BLM Surveys Western Shoshone Livestock in Nevada (AP) 1/5

• •Omaha Reservation Boundary in Dispute (The Lincoln Journal Star) 1/4

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