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FYI: News Items of Interest, 2.16.01 Karin Enloe - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  "Beware Sakku Losses, Auditors Warn." CBC News - North News Digest, February 16, 2001. ["Financial advisors are warning that the Kivalliq Inuit Association is at risk, because of losses suffered by Sakku Investments. The accountants issued the warning Thursday at the Association's annual meeting in Rankin Inlet."] http://north.cbc.ca/cgi-bin/view?/news/2001/02/16/16sakku  "Gjoa Leaders Demand More Capital Help," CBC News - North News Digest, February 16, 2001. ["Five people from Gjoa Haven are heading to Iqaluit this weekend to lobby the government for more buildings and projects."] http://north.cbc.ca/cgi-bin/view?/news/2001/02/16/16nuncapital  "Deadline Nears for Native School-Abuse Claims: Lawyer Seeks $1 Million Each for Students in Class Action," Daryl Slade, Calgary Herald, February 16, 2001, B3. ["With the deadline less than two weeks away to file a claim for alleged abuse at residential schools in Alberta, the number of identified claimants in the multibillion-dollar class action appears to have topped out at about 2,500 . . . With an estimated 6,000 to 8,000 claimants nationally as part of various actions, relating to residential schools open in the province from the 1920s until the 1960s, Marshall estimated the tab could wind up as high as $10 billion."]  "Hydro-Quebec Announces Substantial Donation to Cree Cultural Institute," Canada NewsWire, February 16, 2001. ["NEMASKA, QC: Andre Caille, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro Quebec, announced today his corporation's commitment to Aanischaaukamikw, the Cree Cultural Institute, to be built in the James Bay Cree community of Ouje-Bougoumou. Hydro-Quebec's $3 million pledge will be received by Dr. Ted Moses, Grand Chief of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)."]  "Hastert Backs Johnson Bill to Let Landowners Off Hook on Land Claim," John Kelly, The Associated Press State & Local Wire, February 16, 2001. ["URBANA, Ill.: House Speaker Dennis Hastert and U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson, R-Ill., said Friday the United States should waive its sovereign immunity, on a limited basis, so the Miami Indians could drop a lawsuit against private landowners in Illinois and take up their land claim with the federal government. When Congress reconvenes, Johnson said he will introduce legislation allowing the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma to file a claim in federal court to resolve a dispute over who owns 2.6 million acres of eastern Illinois."]  "No Basis Seen to Halt Sale of Beer Whiteclay's Stores Aren't Breaking the Law, Says a Legal Opinion by the Nebraska Attorney General's Office," Paul Hammel, Omaha World-Herald, February 16, 2001, 13. ["Lincoln: A state liquor agency cannot block beer sales in the tiny border village of Whiteclay, Neb., simply because customers may break laws after they leave beer stores there, a legal opinion said Thursday. The opinion, by the Nebraska Attorney General's Office, addressed claims that four beer stores in Whiteclay should be shut down because they are enabling customers to violate the law elsewhere."]  "American Indian Athletes Hear Racial Taunts," The Associated Press State & Local Wire, February 16, 2001. ["SIOUX FALLS, S.D.: . . . [T]he night of Jan. 27 in the Stanley County School gym in Fort Pierre . . . [a]t a high school boys basketball game with Todd County, a predominantly American Indian school in Mission, someone in the home crowd called the visiting players "prairie niggers," the Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported Friday . . . Administrators said they took the complaints seriously. An investigation could not determine the culprit."]  "Court Order Won't Trouble River System Until Late Summer," Brian Witte, The Bismarck Tribune, February 16, 2001, 1B. ["A tribal lawsuit over eroding American Indian graves shouldn't trouble Missouri River dam and reservoir operations -- if the dispute is resolved before September, an engineer with the Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday. 'However, if it is not settled, we will have a problem by summer,' said Bob Keasling, a hydraulic engineer with the corps in Omaha, Neb."]  "Kentuckians Claim Cherokee Ancestry, Petition Legislature," The Associated Press State & Local Wire, February 16, 2001. ["FRANKFORT, Ky.: A group that claims to be Cherokee Indian descendants is seeking help from the Kentucky General Assembly to gain recognition as a tribe. Members of the Bear Creek Native American Tribe, Inc., of Albany, Ky. say the designation will help them sell crafts, adopt American Indian orphans and educate school children on their heritage. But a lobbyist for the thoroughbred industry accused the group of angling for its own casino."]  "Buffalo Nickel Shows Its Face Again; Mint to Issue Special Silver Dollar to Benefit Indian Museum," Linda Wheeler, The Washington Post, February 16, 2001, B1. ["The classic buffalo nickel will be celebrated by the U.S. Mint -- 88 years after it was first circulated -- as a new commemorative silver dollar benefiting the National Museum of the American Indian under construction on the Mall."]  "Carroll May Drop Hawaiian Rights Challenge," The Associated Press State & Local Wire, February 16, 2001. ["HONOLULU: Big Island attorney John Carroll said he may have to drop his federal court lawsuit challenging public financing of the state's Native Hawaiian entitlement programs. Carroll said he is thinking of withdrawing his lawsuit to pursue legislative alternatives. He said he also may ask Honolulu resident Patrick Barrett to withdraw a similar lawsuit."]  "Tribe Orders Study on Casino in Hood River," Gregg Herrington, The Columbian (Vancouver, WA.), February 16, 2001, C1. ["After a 15-month hiatus, talk of legalized gambling in the Columbia River Gorge has returned with news the Warm Springs Indians again are looking at building a casino in Hood River, Ore., 65 miles from Vancouver. The Central Oregon tribe's governing council voted last week to have a Bend, Ore., engineering firm do a feasibility study on the 40-acre site, said Rudy Clements, chairman of the Warm Springs' gaming board."]  "Tribes, States Reach Multi-Year Salmon Protection Agreement as BPA Announces Conservation Measures," William McCall, The Associated Press State & Local Wire, February 16, 2001. ["PORTLAND, Ore.: Indian tribes have agreed with the states of Oregon and Washington to come up with a plan for rebuilding Columbia River Basin salmon runs to more than double their current size within the next 25 years . . . Under the agreement, reached after months of negotiations, the tribes and the two states will attempt to produce a joint long-term plan to save fish by December 2003."]  "Fremont County, Reservation, Agree to Cross-Border Law Enforcement," The Associated Press State & Local Wire, February 16, 2001. ["RIVERTON, Wyo.: Fremont County and the Wind River Indian Reservation have agreed to allow law officers to respond to emergencies, regardless of jurisdiction. Under the agreement, officers from the county, for example, may enter the reservation, keep the peace and wait for reservation officers to arrive to investigate the case."] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - FYI: News Items of Interest is a daily resource compiled by the H-AMINDIAN staff. It features a sampling of news stories concerning Native issues in Canada, the United States and Mexico. In order to comply with Academic Fair Use and copyright laws, only a summary of the news articles is offered here. We will not reproduce articles in whole. Only stories from CBC NewsWolrd Online offer a direct link to the article in question (the link follows immediately after the summary). However, online links to all of our sources are available at our website: http://www.asu.edu/clas/history/h-amindian/list.html. Your college, university, or public library may provide access to online data bases and services (such as Lexis-Nexis, ProQuest, or Dialog) with full-text versions of these and other stories. H-AMINDIAN is part of the H-NET family <http://www.h-net.msu.edu/> and is housed in the Department of History, Arizona State University <http://www.asu.edu>