Letter: Crow Creek Sioux Tribe used as personal bank (January 22, 2009)
"There are not many people who would risk their livelihood to bring people to justice. The chairman of the Crow Creek Sioux tribe, Brandon Sazue, is a true leader. The people of Crow Creek have suffered a lot for this...
Court halts Cayuga Nation tobacco prosecution (January 22, 2009)
A New York appellate court has halted prosecution of the Cayuga Nation on tax evasion charges. Two counties claim the tribe has been selling cigarettes without tax stamps. They raided two tribal smoke shops and seized 17,600 cartons of cigarettes....
Former Wampanoag chairman delays guilty plea (January 22, 2009)
Glenn Marshall, the former chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts, showed up to federal court on Wednesday but didn't enter a guilty plea in his corruption case. Marshall reached a deal to plead guilty to violating campaign...
Jodi Rave: Crow Tribe heads home after inauguration (January 22, 2009)
"The Crow Nation loaded up their parade horses on Wednesday and headed back to Montana, completing a nearly 4,000-mile round-trip journey that allowed them to see one of their relatives become president of the United States. “The whole nation is...
Opinion: Indian Country on government 'welfare' (January 22, 2009)
"It’s past time for a showdown. Wake up congressmen McHugh and Arcuri and Senator Schumer. Only Congress has the power and responsibility to put this Indian debacle to bed. Quit hiding behind the court system. Legislators make the laws, the...
Turtle Talk: Decision brewing in land-into-trust case (January 22, 2009)
"Who knows, except the people at the Supreme Court? One possibility is that the Supreme Court denied cert in MichGO because the Court is going to uphold the Secretary of Interior’s authority to take land into trust for tribes not...
Supreme Court rejects land-into-trust case (January 22, 2009)
The administration of President Barack Obama received some good news on Wednesday with the end of a potentially troublesome land-into-trust case. The U.S. Supreme Court, without comment, declined to hear MichGo v. Kempthorne, a lawsuit that tested the ability of...
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