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July 23, 2010
Elouise Cobell statement on status of trust settlement in Congress
Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, released the following statement on the status of the settlement in the 111th Congress. July 23, 2010. On July...

Alaska Native corporation joins effort for major military contract
NANA Development Corp., an Alaska Native regional corporation, is joining a bid for a large military contract. NANA will provide management, engineering and support services for Lockheed Martin, the primary...

House Resources Committee hosts field hearing in South Dakota
The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a field hearing on Indian education on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota on August 6. The hearing will focus on...

Sen. Reid statement on failure to authorize trust fund settlement
Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada), the Senate majority leader, released the following statement on the failure of the Senate to pass the Indian trust fund settlement. July 22, 2010. “I hoped...

Senate Indian Affairs Committee takes up two water rights bills
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing on two water rights bills on Thursday. The Obama administration did not testify on either S.2956, the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission...

Farmington Indian Center reduces annual art market to one day
The Farmington Indian Center in New Mexico has scaled back its annual art market to one day due to budget constraints. This year's market takes place on Saturday. About...

Jicarilla Apache Nation hopes to recover $6M in royalty dispute
The Jicarilla Apache Nation of New Mexico expects to recover about $6 million in a royalty dispute. The tribe sued the Interior Department over the calculation of gas royalties. The...

Editorial: Stuck in the 'political mud' over racism in border town
"The human rights commissions representing the city of Farmington and the Navajo Nation both deserve the criticism they have faced in recent weeks. They remain bogged down over disagreements in...

Town upset after Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe blocks beach path
A pile of twigs, some brush and a sign is stirring a new controversy for the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts. The tribe recently blocked an access path to...

Kenneth Deer: The real barbarians in Haudenosaunee travel flap
"The Iroquois, or the Haudenosaunee as we call ourselves, have been around for many centuries and were a developed federation of nations when the British arrived in North America. Without...

House Resources Committee passes two Indian bills at markup
The House Natural Resources Committee approved two Indian bills at markup session on Thursday. H.R.2523, the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership (HEARTH) Act, allows tribes to develop land...

Reward doubled over derailment attempt on Seneca Nation land
The FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information about an attempt to derail an Amtrak passenger train on Seneca Nation land. Someone placed a barricade of railroad ties on...

Four Native American candidates seek public office in Washington
Four Native American candidates are seeking election in Washington state this year, Indian Country Today reports. Jeff Morris, who is Tsimshian, is seeking an eighth term in the 40th House...

Land-into-trust fix included in House Interior appropriations bill
A fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar was included in an appropriations bill adopted by the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee on Thursday. The court's decision...

Senate removes Cobell settlement from appropriations measure
An appropriations measure that passed the House with the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit was rejected by the Senate on Thursday. The House included the settlement...

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