BIA steps into leadership feud in California Valley Miwok Tribe (April 7, 2011)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has stepped into a leadership dispute within the California Valley Miwok Tribe, also known as the Sheep Ranch Rancheria of Me-Weuk Indians.
Agua Caliente Band reports result from recent council election (April 7, 2011)
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in California held an election on March 15. The tribe re-elected Jeff Grubbe as vice chairman. Vincent Gonzales II was also re-elected and will serve as secretary-treasurer. Anthony Andreas II and Savana Saubel...
WPR: Fond du Lac Band reclaims ancestral land taken in 1918 (April 7, 2011)
"After almost a century, a Lake Superior band of Chippewa is just weeks away from getting part of their tribal home back. The U.S. Department of Interior has agreed to return 15 acres of land on Wisconsin Point in Superior,...
Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation worker indicted for embezzlement (April 7, 2011)
An employee of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation of North Dakota has been charged with stealing money from the low-income fuel assistance program. Patricia Robertson, also known as Patti Cavanaugh, is the coordinator for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance...
Capitol Weekly: Roundup of tribal developments in California (April 7, 2011)
"A growing number of California Indian tribes have opened gas stations, often undercutting local competition by not charging state sales tax. But the state Board of Equalization may put a kibosh on the practice. In a March 9 legal opinion,...
VOA News: Oglala Sioux students get news to the community (April 7, 2011)
"The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the American state of South Dakota is home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe. It's also where Nicky Oulette is in her first year as the journalism teacher at Little Wound High School. NICKY OULETTE:...
Native Sun News: Author Dan Wildcat to speak in South Dakota (April 7, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA — Global warming makes Daniel Wildcat angry -- about forced relocation, the professor at Haskell Indian Nations University says in...
Winnebago executive to defend 8(a) program at SCIA hearing (April 7, 2011)
Lance Morgan, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, will testify at a Senate Indian Affairs Committee today to discuss the 8(a) program at the Small Business Administration. Morgan serves as chief executive officer of Ho-Chunk Inc., the tribe's...
Ex-Passamoquoddy police chief admits to theft of tribal funds (April 7, 2011)
Joseph Barnes, the former chief of police for the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point in Maine, pleaded guilty to stealing more than $33,000 from the tribe. Barnes, 42, admitted that he took the money from the tribe's bank accounts between...
Lummi Nation extends deadline in negotiations over ferry lease (April 7, 2011)
The Lummi Nation is close to a deal with Whatcom County in Washington for a lease to host the Lummi Island ferry. The tribe placed an April 10 deadline on negotiations but pushed it back to May 15. "Substantial progress"...