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August 13, 2010
Marty Two Bulls Cartoon: Another extension on Cobell settlement
Get the Story: Cartoon by Marty Two Bulls Sr.: Cobell extension (Indian Country Today 8/13) $P Cobell Settlement Documents:Agreement | Press Release | Q&A | Audio Related Stories: Elouise...

Turtle Talk: 2nd Circuit creates special rules for tribal claims
"In its most recent decision (covered here and here) the Second Circuit in County of Oneida finally acknowledged what we’ve known for some time–whatever the reasoning is behind Sherrill and...

BIA approves Mashantucket Pequot land-into-trust application
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved a land-into-trust application for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut. The tribe filed the application for the one-acre parcel several years ago,...

HCN: Navajo Nation coal-fired power plant left on shaky ground
"Given this history, it's no wonder the Navajo Nation, like many tribes, has tried to take control of resource development on its own land. The tribe's Desert Rock coal plant...

Brothers-in-law become rivals for presidency of Seneca Nation
Two brothers-in-law have filed to run for president of the Seneca Nation of New York. Rod Pierce, a tribal council member, and Robert Odawi Porter, an attorney who has served...

Judge won't continue injunction against tobacco trafficking law
A federal judge has refused to extend an injunction against the enforcement of the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act. Judge Richard J. Arcara issued an injunction in late June on...

Yurok Tribe welcomes repatriation of hundreds of sacred items
The Yurok Tribe of California traveled to Washington, D.C., to reclaim hundreds of sacred items from the National Museum of the American Indian. The tribe repatriated 217 items, including necklaces,...

Editorial: New York tribes get more business by avoiding taxes
"The recent increase in the state tax on cigarettes appears to have made things even worse for convenience stores dealing with unfair competition from Indian enterprises that sell tax-free goods....

Opinion: Tribal Law and Order Act takes on 'jurisdictional maze'
"The Tribal Law and Order Act is bipartisan legislation that was introduced by Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., chair of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin,...

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