New Mexico Indian Affairs secretary accused of breaking law (July 12, 2011)
Arthur Allison, a member of the Navajo Nation who serves as Secretary of Indian Affairs for New Mexico, is selling tax-free cigarettes at one of his businesses, the Associated Press reports. Allison owns the Star Ranch Store near Farmington. The...
Audio from House subcommittee hearing on land-into-trust fix (July 12, 2011)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing this morning on three bills. The majority of the hearing focused on H.R.1291 and H.R.1234. The two bills provide a fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri...
Native Times: Tribes reaching out to their citizens with radio (July 12, 2011)
"Across Indian Country, commercial radio has become a way reach tribal diasporas, preserve tribal languages and promote government services. For the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, commercial radio was a way to simply get the word out about the tribe’s services and...
Kevin Abourezk: Friends and family mourn loss of Native mom (July 12, 2011)
"At 6:30 Sunday morning, Yvette Taylor learned her sister, Crystal Canby, had died in a rollover crash in northeast Nebraska. Less than four hours later, Taylor gave birth to a baby girl, Yasmyn, at Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center. As...
Five-year-old grandson of Samson Cree chief shot in drive-by (July 12, 2011)
A five-year-old boy was killed early Monday morning in a drive-by shooting on the Samson Cree First Nation in Alberta. The boy was identified by The Edmonton Journal as Ethan Yellowbird. He was the grandson of Chief Marvin Yellowbird. “At...
Blood Tribe celebrates Prime Minister Stephen Harper as chief (July 12, 2011)
The Blood Tribe of Alberta inducted Prime Minister Stephen Harper into the Kainai Chieftainship at a ceremony on the reserve on Monday. Harper was given the name "Chief Speaker." He is only the second sitting prime minister to join the...
Opinion: Otoe-Missouria Tribe hosts 130th annual gathering (July 12, 2011)
"Some 130 years have passed since the Otoe-Missouria Tribe was moved from the Big Blue Reservation in southeastern Nebraska to Indian Territory. Every year since their arrival, the people have gathered near the Old Agency in Red Rock on the...
Osage Nation to take over state park that was about to close (July 12, 2011)
The Osage Nation has agreed to take over a park from the state of Oklahoma. The 1,100-acre Wah-Sha-She State Park is located in Osage County. The tribe will take control after Labor Day. “Being a good neighbor, whether it is...
Column: Colville Tribes get a seat at table for climate change (July 12, 2011)
"Bill Gates and team may be the State of Washington’s most celebrated entity to embrace the seemingly intractable crisis of climate change and greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, but there are others in that region making less news but taking equally...
History: Confederate treaty with the Choctaw and Chickasaw (July 12, 2011)
"Looking for a way to bolster its influence in Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma, the Confederate South turned to Albert Pike to negotiate a treaty with the Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes. On July 12, 1861, Pike and the two tribes signed...
Law Article: Supreme Court decision in Jicarilla Apache case (July 12, 2011)
"On June 13, 2011, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in United States v. Jicarilla Apache Nation, 564 U.S. ___ (2011), holding that the fiduciary exception to the attorney-client privilege does not apply to the United States government’s administration of...
County worried about Lytton Band land-into-trust application (July 12, 2011)
The board of supervisors in Sonoma County, California, will discuss the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians land-into-trust application today. The tribe wants to have 124 acres placed in trust. The property will be used for up to 147 homes, more...
Column: White House lawn turns into lacrosse field for youth (July 12, 2011)
"About 80 children sat in the oppressive heat on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday morning. White, black, American Indian children — a rainbow coalition itching for the adults to stop talking so they could grab their...
Cow Creek Band impresses travelers with freeway 'rest stop' (July 12, 2011)
The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians has opened the only privately-owned rest stop on the West Coast, The Roseburg News-Review reports. The rest area is located near the tribe's Seven Feathers Truck and Travel Center off I-5...
Snoqualmie Tribe passed marijuana resolution just as 'a joke' (July 12, 2011)
A resolution to legalize marijuana was just "a joke," the leader of the Snoqualmie Tribe of Washington said. Chairwoman Shelley Burch said tribal leaders came up with the idea because Willie Nelson, a marijuana legalization advocate, is playing the Snoqualmie...
Column: Seminole Tribe complies with ruling on mobile homes (July 12, 2011)
"With no fanfare or resistance, the Seminole Tribe complied with a federal judge’s deadline on Monday and returned a disputed Hollywood mobile home community on tribal land to its former management company. It was an unusual retreat for the fiercely...
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