Third Colorado River woman sentenced as part of meth crackdown (February 8, 2011)
A third woman from the Colorado River Indian Tribes has been sentenced in connection with a crackdown on methamphetamine on the reservation. Rosie Cruz Leivas, 33, was sentenced to 57 months. She sold $3,500 worth of meth to an undercover...
Youth from Cowichan Tribes on high alert after death of teenager (February 8, 2011)
Youth from the Cowichan Tribes of British Columbia are taking extra precautions following the death of an 18-year-old girl. Tyeshia Jones apparently took a shortcut on her way to meet some friends before she went missing. Her body was found...
Interview with Rep. Hastings on tribal issues in the 112th Congress (February 8, 2011)
"Q. Re-establishment of the Indian and Interior Subcommittee. Every two years, congressional leaders, Indian tribal leaders, and others revisit the issue of re-establishing the Subcommittee on Indian and Interior Issues. Do you expect the subcommittee to return or will the...
Native Youth Alliance hosting pipe ceremony on National Mall in DC (February 8, 2011)
As part of its upcoming powwow, the Native Youth Alliance will be holding a pipe ceremony on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Friday, February 18. The pipe ceremony takes place at noon. It will be followed by the...
Driver faces manslaughter charge for death of Navajo Nation man (February 8, 2011)
An Oregon man faces manslaughter and other charges in connection with a fatal hit and run. Morales Singer, 37, was killed on January 26 while he was walking to his home in Salem. He was a father of three. Jake...
Federal judge backs Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate land-into-trust bid (February 8, 2011)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs can acquire land in trust for the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of South Dakota, a federal judge ruled. The tribe submitted its land-into-trust application in 2001. The BIA superintendent on the reservation, who happened to be a...
UND University Senate opposes bills to revive 'Fighting Sioux' nick (February 8, 2011)
The University Senate at the University of North Dakota has voted to oppose three bills that would revive the school's controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. The University Senate, which represents faculty, staff, student and administration, voted 44-1 to oppose...
Ancestors stored in metal shipping box at construction site in Utah (February 8, 2011)
Dozens of ancestral remains have been uncovered at a construction site in Utah but instead of being reburied they are being stored in a big metal shipping box. Work began on the water project more than a year ago. Since...
Turtle Mountain Chippewa man convicted of sexual abuse of minor (February 8, 2011)
A member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota was found guilty for sexually abusing a child under 12 years old. John Wallette, 35, faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years in prison and a...
KUOW: University of Washington sets aside $5M for Indian center (February 8, 2011)
"These days any mention of university budgets is usually accompanied by the word 'cuts.' And David Iyall, who is raising funds for the Native American longhouse at UW says it has been a challenging process. Foundations and federal funding dried...
First Nations leaders among 23 charged for prescription drug ring (February 8, 2011)
Two leaders of the Key First Nation of Saskatchewan are among 23 people who have been charged in connection with a prescription drug trafficking ring. Chief Clarence Papequash and Gerald Michael Papequash, a council member, face numerous charges for allegedly...
Cherokee Nation acquires information technology firm in Colorado (February 8, 2011)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma has acquired an information technology firm in Colorado. ETI Professionals provides project management and staffing solutions, primarily to government agencies. The company employs 375 people in 40 states. "This acquisition allows us to continue our...
Rosebud Sioux Tribe plans the first VA cemetery in Indian Country (February 8, 2011)
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is working with the Department of Veterans Affairs to plan what would be the first national cemetery in Indian Country. The $5.3 million cemetery would be located on an 80-acre site on the...
Arvo Mikkanen handled tribal theft case, Seminole Freedmen case (February 8, 2011)
Turtle Talk has posted opinions of some of the cases that Arvo Mikkanen, a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, has worked on as a federal prosecutor. One of the biggest cases involved the prosecution of at least 10...
Elouise Cobell in New Mexico to discuss $3.4B trust fund settlement (February 8, 2011)
Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, is in New Mexico this week to discuss the $3.4 billion settlement that was signed into law last year. Cobell and attorney Dennis Gingold will be at Laguna Pueblo...
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