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July 22, 2010
California tribes air concerns over fishing rights at state meeting
Members of several tribes in northern California forced a meeting of the state Department of Fish and Game to listen to their concerns about fishing rights. The tribes say...

Picayune Rancheria expects to finish $5M retail center next year
The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians in California will break ground on a $5 million commercial complex next month that will feature the first Indian gas station in the...

8th Circuit affirms Cheyenne River Sioux man's abuse conviction
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed the child abuse and assault conviction of a man from the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. The court said federal...

Oklahoma universities rank highest for Indian bachelor's degrees
Universities in Oklahoma graduate the largest number of American Indians with bachelor's degrees, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Northeastern State University, Oklahoma State University and the University of...

HHS Secretary worried about 'alarming' obesity in Indian Country
About 80 percent of adults and over half of children in Indian Country are obese, a href=/my.asp?url=http://www.hhs.gov/>Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said during a visit to Jemez...

Yankton Sioux Tribe forced out of its headquarters due to flooding
The Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has been forced out of its headquarters due to major flooding on the reservation. A rain storm in June flooded the bottom floor...

Tule River Tribe gains city's support for land-into-trust application
Tule River Tribe of California won support from the city of Porterville for a land-into-trust application. The application is for 40 acres near the Porterville Airport. The tribe hasn't said...

Notice: BIA agrees to place 40 acres in trust for Fond du Lac Band
The Bureau of Indian Affairs will take 40 acres in trust for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Minnesota, according to a notice published in The...

Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara leader changes mind on election bid
Just days after ending his bid for re-election, the leader of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota has changed his mind. Chairman Marcus Levings said today he...

Rosebud Sioux Tribe revokes funds for domestic violence shelter
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has revoked funding for the White Buffalo Calf Woman Society, a domestic violence shelter on the reservation. The tribal council voted 12-0 to...

BIA defends use of federal funds for ferry project in Alaska village
The Bureau of Indian Affairs says the Seldovia Village Tribe in Alaska has not misused federal funds for a ferry project that has become politically controversial. The BIA awarded...

Viejas Band headed back to court to stop reservoir at sacred site
The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians of California is headed back to court on Friday over a water project at a sacred site. The tribe won an injunction to halt...

Judge urges quick resolution of Shinnecock recognition challenge
A federal judge urged the Interior Department to expedite a challenge to the federal recognition of Shinnecock Nation of New York. Judge Joseph Bianco said he doesn't have jurisdiction to...

Havasupai Tribe evacuates over 100 people due to flash flooding
The Havasupai Tribe of Arizona reported an evacuation of about 160 people from the reservation after a flash flood on Monday. Most of the people were tourists who were...

Pechanga Band reelects Mark Macarro to eighth term as chairman
Members of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians of California re-elected Mark Macarro to his eighth consecutive term as chairman. Macarro has served as chairman since 1995 and on the...

Congress passes first significant Indian Country crime bill in years
The House gave final approval to the Tribal Law and Order Act on Wednesday, marking the first significant attempt to address law enforcement in Indian Country law enforcement. After a...

Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on two water rights bills
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on two tribal water rights bills today. S.2956, the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians Water Rights Settlement Act, was introduced...

Rep. Tom Cole Statement on Tribal Law and Order Act
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a member of the Chickasaw Nation, issued the following statement on the Tribal Law and Order Act. July 21, 2010. "The ability of law enforcement to...

Sen. Thune Press Release on Tribal Law and Order Act
The following is a press release from Sen. John Thune (D-South Dakota) on the Tribal Law and Order Act. July 21, 2010. U.S. Senator John Thune today commended the House...

President Barack Obama Statement on Tribal and Order Act
President Barack Obama released the following statement upon passage of the Tribal Law and Order Act. July 21, 2010. Today’s passage of the Tribal Law and Order Act is an...

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