Appeals court backs CRIT court in battle with non-Indians (June 10, 2011)
Tribal governments possess the 'inherent authority' to exclude non-Indians from Indian land, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a unanimous decision.
Supreme Court to weigh petitions in four Indian law cases (June 10, 2011)
The U.S. Supreme Court will be considering petitions in four Indian law cases next month. On June 16, the justices will consider Miccosukee Tribe v. Kraus-Anderson Construction, a tribal court jurisdiction case. The petition is unusual in that both the...
Native woman who died in Nigeria finally buried on reserve (June 10, 2011)
A Native man who died in Nigera was finally buried on the Okemasis First Nation in Saksatchewan on Monday. Debra Pine traveled to Nigeria to meet a man she married. Shortly after arriving there she died from a bacterial infection,...
Sherman Alexie: Writing helps youth to fight their monsters (June 10, 2011)
"Recently, I was the surprise commencement speaker at the promotion ceremony for a Seattle alternative high school. I spoke to sixty students, who’d come from sixteen different districts, and had survived depression, attempted suicide, gang warfare, sexual and physical abuse,...
Turtle Talk: Indian law rulings in Wyoming and Utah courts (June 10, 2011)
"We’ll do two today, since these states have fewer cases. Wyoming is another state with no intermediate appellate court. Utah will be our first with an intermediate appellate court. First, in Wyoming, tribal interests have a 20 percent win rate....
Blog: Photographer at home among Inupiat people in Alaska (June 10, 2011)
"To many Americans, Wasilla, Alaska, seems like a very distant corner of the national map. For the photographer Bill Hess, 60, it is just the starting point. He has spent about half his life traveling from his home in Wasilla...
Gila River Indian Community donates $225K to city program (June 10, 2011)
The Gila River Indian Community donated $225,000 to the city of Glendale, Arizona, for the From The Heart program. The program helps poor children, families and senior citizens. The tribe's money will be distributed over three years. The tribe and...
Omaha Tribe evacuates families in preparation for flooding (June 10, 2011)
The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska has evacuated 54 families from their homes on the reservation in preparation for flooding from the Missouri River. The evacuation took place near Macy, a low-lying town on the reservation. Some families were relocated to...
Editorial: Challenges face new Haskell University president (June 10, 2011)
"The naming of a new, permanent president is great news for Haskell Indian Nations University. After almost two years without a full-time president on campus, the school is in serious need of consistent and visionary leadership. Hopefully, Chris Redman, who...
Paiute Tribe hosts 31st annual federal restoration powwow (June 10, 2011)
The Paiute Tribe of Utah hosts the 31st Anniversary Paiute Restoration Gathering this weekend. The federal government terminated the tribe in 1954. Nearly half of the tribal membership died and the tribe lost 15,000 acres of reservation land before being...
Indian language preservation program receives $90K grant (June 10, 2011)
The organizers of the "Oklahoma Breath of Life — Silent no More" program have received a $90,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue their efforts. The program is a joint effort of the University of Oklahoma and the...
Parents seek answers on school's Indian education program (June 10, 2011)
Parents in Minnesota say they are being kept in the dark about a public school district's Indian education program. Funding for the St. Francis School District 15 program was suspended after officials said there was a problem with the Indian...
Members of Miccosukee Tribe refuse to evacuate from fire (June 10, 2011)
Some members of the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida refused an order to evacuate for a fire that threatened their homes. "A U.S. Army could never get us out and Hurricane Andrew couldn't get us out so, we're not going to...
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