House Resources Committee holds hearing on Interior budget (February 28, 2011)
The House Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing this Thursday, March 3, on the fiscal year 2012 budget request for the Interior Department. The hearing will take place at 10:00am in Room 1324 of the Longworth House Office Building. Interior...
Charles Trimble: Taking a lesson from reader Rodney Little Bird (February 28, 2011)
The responses I get from readers offset the sometimes drudgery of meeting a weekly deadline as a columnist. Some are critical of my stands on any subject, some are complimentary, and some are humorous. I learn from them all, and...
Mark Trahant: Tribes tested by budget cuts to Indian programs (February 28, 2011)
This week represents, perhaps, the most important week of lobbying for tribal nations since the end of the termination era. At a variety of meetings in Washington, D.C., including the National Congress of American Indians, leaders from Indian Country will...
Former Sen. Dorgan to start Center for Native American Youth (February 28, 2011)
Former Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota) will announce the launch of the Center for Native American Youth today in Washington, D.C. The center, a new program at the Aspen Institute, will focus on the health, safety and well-being of American...
Tribal leaders head to Washington for NCAI winter conference (February 28, 2011)
Hundreds of tribal leaders are in Washington, D.C., this week for the National Congress of American Indians winter session. The meeting starts today. Highlights include former Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), who will talk about his new foundation for Indian...
Smithsonian Mag: The Cherokee Nation versus Andrew Jackson (February 28, 2011)
"John Ross made an unlikely looking Cherokee chief. Born in 1790 to a Scottish trader and a woman of Indian and European heritage, he was only one-eighth Cherokee by blood. Short, slight and reserved, he wore a suit and tie...
Beverly Jensen: Shinnecock Nation exercises free speech right (February 28, 2011)
"We wrote an article for a tribal publication that wound up putting us on that collision course. The first thing we did was to voice a protest. The article was crisp. It brimmed with facts and figures. It was descriptive...
NPR: Oregon tribes return to tradition with Montana bison hunt (February 28, 2011)
"The tribes of the Umatilla reservation in northeast Oregon are hunting bison in southern Montana for the first time in more than a century. It's part of an effort to revive traditions that were once the heart of the tribe's...
Vi Waln: Questions remain about $3.4B Indian trust settlement (February 28, 2011)
I believe there are many Indian people who still have unanswered questions about the Cobell Settlement. We now know that certain Individual Indian Money (IIM) account holders will receive a $1,000 cash award for being part of the historical accounting...
Kim Teehee: Collaborating with tribes to build a brighter future (February 28, 2011)
"At the second White House Tribal Nations Conference on December 16, 2010, President Obama, numerous Cabinet Secretaries, and many senior Administration officials met with tribal leaders to continue delivering on the President’s commitment to ensure that tribal nations are full...
Doug George-Kanentiio: An opportunity for New York governor (February 28, 2011)
Governor Andrew Cuomo has an ideal opportunity to create a new relationship with the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy, one built on partnership, mutual respect and an affirmation of the unique status of the region's native nations. The governor can begin by...
Tim Giago: Walking away from the editor's desk after 30 years (February 28, 2011)
A retiring lawyer takes down his shingle, a boxer hangs up his gloves, and an old soldier never dies; he just fades away. So what happens to a newspaper editor when he feels that it is time to make his...
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