SportsPage: Tahnee Robinson takes on new responsibility (May 24, 2011)
"It’s tough enough being a rookie in the WNBA going up against the game’s elite athletes to make a team. It’s even tougher when the player is a symbol for an entire culture. But Tahnee Robinson, a 5-9 Connecticut Sun...
Peoria Tribe collects donations to help victims of tornado (May 24, 2011)
The Peoria Tribe of Oklahoma is collecting donations for the victims of the deadly tornado in Joplin, Missouri. The tribe is working with the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. Donations can be taken to the Buffalo Run Casino...
Tanana Chiefs Conference offers reward for 1997 homicide (May 24, 2011)
The Tanana Chiefs Conference announced a $5,500 reward for information about the 1997 murder that led to the convictions of four Alaska Native men. TCC President Jerry Isaac said the evidence against the four men is weak. Marvin Roberts, Eugene...
Opinion: Sealaska land bill poses threat to salmon habitat (May 24, 2011)
"This week the U.S. Senate Natural Resources Committee will hold hearings on Sen. Lisa Murkowski's Southeast Alaska Native Land Entitlement Finalization and Jobs Protection Act. The bill perpetuates a 40-year-old history of efforts to solve the Native lands claim issues...
Witness list for SCIA hearing on Native language education (May 24, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing this Thursday on Native language education. The hearing is titled "In Our Way: Expanding the Success of Native Language & Culture-Based Education." The witness list follows: Panel # 1 Ms. Namaka...
Letter: Don't teach Cheyenne language, culture in school (May 24, 2011)
"During the meeting, one topic that consumed a considerable amount of time was the teaching of Cheyenne language and culture. I'll be the first to admit that I failed miserably to teach my children when they were young. In one...
Salish and Kootenai Tribes won't prosecute for bear death (May 24, 2011)
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana won't file charges against a landowner who shot and killed a grizzly bear. Authorities said the shooting was justified. The bear was threatening chickens and property. The tribe will be offering a...
Dine College breaks tradition with class about ceremonies (May 24, 2011)
Dine College on the Navajo Nation is breaking tribal traditions in order to preserve them. Harry Walters, who is a medicine man, is offering a class in Navajo ceremonies. Students will be allowed to take notes and will learn about...
DOJ submits brief to Supreme Court in tribal court dispute (May 24, 2011)
At the request of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Department of Justice submitted a brief in Miccosukee Tribe v. Kraus-Anderson Construction, a tribal court jurisdiction case. Government attorneys are urging the justices not to hear the case. They say the...
South Dakota governor plans meetings with tribal leaders (May 24, 2011)
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) will start holding one-on-one meetings with tribal leaders. Daugaard said he has plans to meet with four tribal leaders in June. He said he wants to build stronger relationships with tribes. Daugaard recently appointed...
Coushatta Tribe opens early voting for its council election (May 24, 2011)
Early voting has begun for the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana. Eleven candidates are running for council. David Sickey, who currently serves as vice chairman, is seeking re-election. Early voting continues through Friday. Ballots can also be cast on Saturday. Get...
Some Tuscarora Nation members shocked by $100M deal (May 24, 2011)
Some members of the Tuscarora Nation of New York say they were surprised to learn about the size of a settlement with the state Power Authority. Corrine Crogan and Ed Farnham sat on a committee that was supposed to determine...
Choctaw Nation to celebrate Choctaw Days at NMAI in DC (May 24, 2011)
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the National Museum of the American Indian are collaborating to host Choctaw Days at the Smithsonian. The event takes place from June 22-25 in Washington, D.C. The tribe will showcase its art, food, culture...
Father suspected for deaths of two children at Spirit Lake (May 24, 2011)
Federal and tribal authorities are investigating the deaths of two young children on the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation in North Dakota. The children, ages 9 and 7, were found dead in their home on the reservation on Saturday. A relative...
Seminole Tribe pleased with USDA cattle branding system (May 24, 2011)
The Seminole Tribe of Florida has been participating in a Department of Agriculture pilot program for cattle branding. Instead of using hot-iron brands, the tribe labels each cow with a unique numerical ID that is stamped on an ear tag....
Lawmakers oppose recognition for Mishewal Wappo Tribe (May 24, 2011)
Three members of Congress say the executive branch cannot restore recognition to a terminated tribe. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-California) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-California) say the Interior Department can't enter in a settlement to recognize the...
Body of Washoe man who was missing since May 5 found (May 24, 2011)
Charles Michael Mose, a member of the Washoe Tribe who went missing on May 5, was found dead in Nevada. Mose, 43, went missing after visiting friends on the Stewart Indian Colony. His body was found near the Carson River....
Nebraska lawmakers approve tribal tobacco compact bill (May 24, 2011)
Nebraska lawmakers voted 48-0 to approve a bill that authorizes tobacco compact with tribes. Big tobacco companies lobbied for LB590. They say tribes should be paying into the Master Settlement Agreement that was negotiated with state governments. The bill will...
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