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Senate panel takes a look at federal recognition process (September 20, 2007)

INDIANZ.COM LISTENING LOUNGESenate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on federal recognition. • Opening Statements | Panel 1 | Q&A • Written Testimony:HEARING on the process of federal recognition of Indian tribes (September 19, 2007) Despite a mounting workload and repeated criticism,...

Mashantucket Tribe eyes Great Wolf water park (September 20, 2007)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut si reportedly seeking to develop a water park in the town of Ledyard. The tribe is reportedly in talks with Great Wolf Lodge Resorts. The Wisconsin-based company operates water parks and resorts throughout...

Editorial: Shameful inaction on Indian health care (September 20, 2007)

"It's been years since the federal Indian health care system received the kind of wholesale review and overhaul it so desperately needs. So while it was encouraging to see the Senate Finance Committee voted 20-1 to approve the Indian Health...

Native boy, 15, reported missing in Manitoba (September 20, 2007)

A 15-year-old Native teenager from Manitoba has been missing for a month. Clayton Joshua McKay was last heard from on August 20. His family says he could be anywhere in Manitoba or Saskatchewan. McKay is 5'7" tall and weighs...

Navajo medicine man denies rape despite conviction (September 20, 2007)

A Navajo medicine man continues to deny raping his daughter-in-law despite being convicted twice of the crime. Herbert Yazzie showed no remorse at his sentencing hearing on Monday. “It never happened," he said of his crime, The Gallup Independent. Yazzie...

Canada finalizes $1.9B residential school deal (September 20, 2007)

Former students at Native residential schools can being applying for a share of a $1.9-billion settlement that was finalized on Wednesday. Each student will receive $10,000 plus $3,000 for each year of attendance. Those with documented abuse claims are...

Opinion: Election mess at Eastern Cherokee (September 20, 2007)

"Running elections is a key to self-governance and a demonstration of tribal sovereignty. However there are those who argue against tribal sovereignty, and pointing to irresponsibility or incompetence in governance often is used to boost their arguments. That’s why it’s...

New Tulalip Tribes preference policy proposed (September 20, 2007)

Some members of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington say it's too hard to get a job on the reservation. The tribe has a Tulalip preference policy. But former tribal board member Les Parks says it's not enough. "All we've had...

Oneidas challenge leader of anti-sovereignty group (September 20, 2007)

Members of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin questioned the leader of an anti-sovereignty and anti-treaty rights group. Elaine Willman, the chair of the Citizens Equal Rights Alliance, praised the tribe for its economic development successes. But she said the tribe's...

Chief Wickliffe: UKB legitimacy beyond question (September 20, 2007)

The following represents the opinion of George G. Wickliffe, the chief of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians.. As a Cherokee leader, and on behalf of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, and all Cherokee people, I am...

Chickasaw Nation weighs $300K for governor (September 20, 2007)

The Chickasaw Nation Legislature will vote Friday on a proposal to raise the pay for Gov. Bill Anoatubby from $100,000 to a whopping $300,000. Anoatubby is already the highest compensated tribal official in Oklahoma when longevity bonuses and retirement contributions...

Little Shell Tribe waits on recognition (September 20, 2007)

INDIANZ.COM LISTENING LOUNGESenate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on federal recognition. • Opening Statements | Panel 1 | Q&A • Written Testimony:HEARING on the process of federal recognition of Indian tribes (September 19, 2007) The Little Shell Tribe of Montana is...

Lumbee Tribe presses for federal recognition (September 20, 2007)

INDIANZ.COM LISTENING LOUNGE Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on federal recognition. • Opening Statements | Panel 1 | Q&A The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina deserves legislative recognition, its chairman told the Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Wednesday. The Lumbees...

Mexican gangs said to have infiltrated tribe (September 20, 2007)

Authorities in southern California say Mexican gangs have infiltrated the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. Last December, authorities busted a major methamphetamine drug run by the Mexican Mafia. Dozens of people were arrested and four homes on the reservation...

San Manuel Band donates stadium to school (September 20, 2007)

A high school in California has a new football stadium and athletic field thanks to the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. Stephanie Bustamante, the tribal secretary, attended San Gorgonio High School more than 20 years ago. While watching...

Morongo Band signs law enforcement deal (September 20, 2007)

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has signed a law enforcement contract with the Sheriff's Department in Riverside County, California. The deal calls for the county to provide 34 man-hours a day of law enforcement services. Officers will make regular...