Fairness hearing in Cobell settlement scheduled for June 20 (May 26, 2011)
The fairness hearing for the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit will take place in Washington, D.C., on June 20. According to a court filing by the plaintiffs, at least 90 beneficiaries filed objections to the settlement....
RCR Wireless: Hopi Tribe works to improve telecom service (May 26, 2011)
"Native American tribes are spread across the state of Arizona, and Mark Goldstein, president of the International Research Center in Tempe, Ariz., consults with some of the independent nations to make their lives more accessible with technology. The Hopi Nation's...
Column: Ojibwe man speaks out on fetal alcohol syndrome (May 26, 2011)
"As a freshman at Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis, Hunter Sargent wanted to play football. The coach, worried that Sargent was too small and insufficiently focused, said no. So the team's big-hearted quarterback feigned illness and gave his uniform and...
Native Sun News: 8th Circuit rules against Oglala Sioux man (May 26, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Evelyn Red Lodge. All content © Native Sun News. MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – The case of Wesley “Chuck” Jacobs, former treasurer of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and recipient of the McArthur Genius Award...
Tribes awarded over $7M for wildlife conservation projects (May 26, 2011)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service awarded more than $7 million in grants to 37 tribes in 16 states. The money will be used for a wide range of conservation projects. “Tribal lands provide important habitat for hundreds of species...
Cheyenne-Arapaho family lost home in Oklahoma tornado (May 26, 2011)
A family from the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma lost its home and most of its belongings in a tornado. Susan Sleeper and her three children took shelter in a local high school when the tornado hit. “We could...
Construction company offers settlement to Navajo Nation (May 26, 2011)
A construction firm that's been embroiled in a dispute with the Navajo Nation is offering a settlement to the tribe. RJN Construction wants to release its contract to the Shiprock Home for Women and Children in Shiprock, New Mexico, and...
APRN: Hearings start on Alaska Native corporation land bill (May 26, 2011)
"he Sealaska Native Corporation was in Washington Wednesday making its case to select lands in the Tongass National Forest. It’s a fight that’s been going on for years, and one that’s caused intense controversy in southeast Alaska. Republican Senator Lisa...
Conference looks at preserving Native language and culture (May 26, 2011)
About 200 people are attending a conference on Native language and culture in Cornwall, Ontario. "Raising Our Voices" is hosted by the Sweetgrass First Nation Language Council, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne. Youth, elders...
WUWM: First Lady launches Let's Move! in Indian Country (May 26, 2011)
"The office of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative and four federal agencies launched Let’s Move! in Indian Country (LMIC) in Wisconsin Wednesday. The initiative is described as a way to support and advance the work tribal leaders and...
United Keetoowah Band hails BIA action on land-into-trust (May 26, 2011)
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma welcomed a long-awaited decision on its land-into-trust application amid threats of litigation from a rival tribe. The UKB submitted the application for 76 acres in June 2004. After two negative rulings,...
Sault Tribe won't hold special election to replace chairman (May 26, 2011)
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan won't be holding a special election to choose a new chairman. Tribal leaders previously indicated they would ask voters to replace Darwin "Joe" McCoy, who unexpectedly resigned earlier this month....
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community installs fence (May 26, 2011)
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community recently installed a fence after discovering that a popular trail was encroaching on the reservation. The tribe informed the city of Scottsdale about the boundary error. Trespassing signs have been put up to inform...
Crow Tribe starts assessing damage after massive flooding (May 26, 2011)
The Crow Tribe of Montana is starting to assess the damage from the worst flooding to hit the reservation since 1978. The tribe said flooding has damaged at least 75 homes. More than 200 people have taken shelter at sites...
Shelly Crow, the first woman to serve as second chief of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma, died on Monday. She was 63. Crow served the tribe as second chief from 1992 to 1996 under Bill Fife. She made an...
Seminole Tribe asking public to help name two baby otters (May 26, 2011)
The Seminole Tribe of Florida is asking the public to help name two baby otters. The Asian small-clawed otters just moved into the Okalee Village at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. Otters are one of the...
Deaths of Spirit Lake Dakotah children treated as homicide (May 26, 2011)
Federal authorities are treating the deaths of two children from the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation in North Dakota as homicides. The children, ages 9 and 6, were found dead in a home on the reservation. Authorities aren't saying much about...
Eight from Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation charged for stealing (May 26, 2011)
Eight members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation of North Dakota have been indicted on embezzlement charges. Federal prosecutors say the eight people stole money from the tribe's vocational rehabilitation program. Among those indicted are the director of the program...
Energy company withdraws federal case against Crow Tribe (May 26, 2011)
An energy company has withdrawn its lawsuit against the Crow Tribe of Montana. Australian-American Energy Co. accused the tribe of trying to terminate an agreement for a $7 billion coal-to-liquids plant on the reservation. The tribe responded that the company...
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