House panel tackles more federal recognition bills (July 8, 2009)
The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on July 15 to consider federal recognition bills. The agenda includes: H.R.2678 - Duwamish Tribal Recognition Act H.R.1358 -...
Navajo president pushes vote on ballot initiatives (July 8, 2009)
Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. says tribal members should be allowed to determine how their government works. Shirley is backing a ballot initiative that would reduce the size...
Mark Trahant: Indian health care at the local level (July 8, 2009)
Note: Follow Mark Trahant on Twitter. He is attending the Indian Health Service consultation in Denver, Colorado. "Health care reform (or any major policy shift) is one thing in Washington,...
With recognition, Wilton Rancheria looks to future (July 8, 2009)
Members and leaders of the newly restored Wilton Miwok Rancheria of California met on June 13 to discuss their future. The tribe's main goal is self-sufficiency. But details of...
City to consider resolution against land-into-trust (July 8, 2009)
The city council in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will consider a resolution to oppose all pending and future land-into-trust applications. City leaders are worried about a pending Muscogee (Creek) Nation application to...
Editorial: Finally, good riddance to Ward Churchill (July 8, 2009)
"Good riddance, Ward Churchill. Let's hope Tuesday's ruling definitively ends the troubling, if not tedious, Churchill era at the University of Colorado. A Denver District Court judge ruled Tuesday that...
Plan suggests a ban on climbing at Aboriginal site (July 8, 2009)
A draft management plan for the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia proposes a ban on climbing Uluru, a sacred Aboriginal site. The government already warns people not to...
House passes Tule River Tribe reservoir study bill (July 8, 2009)
The House passed H.R.1945, the Tule River Tribe Water Development Act, by a voice vote on Tuesday. The bill authorizes a study of a 5,000-acre reservoir for the Tule River...
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