KCAW: Alaska Native meeting promotes government contracting (August 9, 2011)
"Tribal groups and Native corporations will get insights into government contracting during a three-day event this week. The Alaska Native Economic Development and Procurement Trade Fair is offering information on a variety of business programs, including 8-a contracting. It’s Tuesday...
Turtle Talk: Top 25 most cited Supreme Court Indian law rulings (August 9, 2011)
"Everyone loves a ranking. Once again, using Westlaw’s database, and their “most-used” and “most-cited” categories, here are the top 25 cited/used U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Indian law: Most-Cited 1. (18,133) Colorado River Water Conservation District v. United States, 424...
Artscape: Tulalip Tribes document their own history at museum (August 9, 2011)
"Native Americans have struggled to hang onto their cultures for decades. On August 20th, a local tribe will have a new resource to help. The Tulalips are opening a cultural center on their reservation. It not only shares history the...
Native Sun News: Paying honor to a legend, Melvin Vincent Miner (August 9, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by the Native Sun News. All content © Native Sun News. Replicas of ancient weaponry created by Melvin Miner Jr. is part of the permanent collection of his work on display at the...
Man calls police in Texas to report theft of his Hopi 'peace pipe' (August 9, 2011)
A Denton, Texas, man called police to report the theft of his "peace pipe." The man was intoxicated but denied he was using his pipe to smoke peyote. He said two acquaintances took the item -- which he said is...
Editorial: Safeguards needed before drilling off the Alaska shore (August 9, 2011)
"The Obama administration’s decision on Thursday to give “conditional approval” to Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to begin drilling four shallow-water wells in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska alarmed many environmentalists. Cleaning up an oil spill in the frigid, turbulent waters...
History: Jean Baptiste, the Black Chief, was a 'father' of Chicago (August 9, 2011)
""The first white man to settle in Chicago was black." That was a popular witticism around town in the 1930s, and it says a lot about the attitudes of the time. Of course, the person referred to was Jean Baptiste...
Column: Crow Creek Sioux Tribe a 'disaster' amid bribery probe (August 9, 2011)
"The federal corruption investigation at the Crow Creek reservation didn’t go far enough. The bribery and conspiracy trial of tribal chairman Duane Big Eagle was a window into the financial mess there. During the trial, former chairman Lester Thompson Jr....
Ross Johnson: Tuscarora people do not recognize our leadership (August 9, 2011)
"Recently, a meeting was held with Tuscarora members and residents to discuss the options that we have since our "Chiefs Council" has not been meeting publicly about the TUSCARORA money, they are just spending it at will. In addition to...
Chair of Little Traverse Bay Bands recalled as vice chair spared (August 9, 2011)
Members of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan voted to recall Chairman Ken Harrington from office. According to unofficial results, Harrington was ousted by a vote of 402 to 326. On the other hand, vice chairman...
Trevor Greyeyes: Everyone wants to be a chief but not an Indian (August 9, 2011)
"I've noticed two stories this summer where non-First Nations people were acknowledged with the honorary title of "Chief." The most recent comes out of Thunder Bay where Rev. Larry Kroker of St. Anne’s Church was honoured for his years of...
Texas Trails: The 'wild and crazy' Karankawa Tribe not well liked (August 9, 2011)
"he first Europeans to stumble upon the Karankawa tribe on what is now the Texas coast, found that the Karankawas did not play well with others. Other than a few raids that resulted in mass murder and a certain amount...
Air Force Academy hosting tribal leaders for annual consultation (August 9, 2011)
The Air Force Academy in Colorado is hosting tribal leaders this week for its annual consultation summit. The Air Force is developing a memorandum of understanding with tribes. The goal is to consult tribes before construction project sand to identify...
Cleanup of oil spill on Blackfeet Reservation about halfway done (August 9, 2011)
The cleanup of an oil spill on the Blackfeet Nation in Montana is about 50 percent complete, The Great Falls Tribune reported. About 840 gallons spilled on the reservation on June 12. But FX Drilling Co. didn't report it to...
Suspect in custody following homicide on Fort Peck Reservation (August 9, 2011)
A suspect is in custody in connection with a homicide on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana. A 33-year-old tribal member was found dead on Sunday. His name was not released. The suspect is a member of a different tribe,...
Judge dismisses lawsuit that sought to disburse Black Hills trust (August 9, 2011)
A federal judge in South Dakota dismissed a lawsuit that sought to distribute the Black Hills trust fund. Judge Lawrence Piersol said 19 members of eight Sioux tribes lack standing to sue the federal government. The trust fund is being...
Bearspaw Band goes to the polls to elect a new chief and council (August 9, 2011)
Members of the Bearspaw Band of the Stoney Nakoda First Nation in Alberta will elect a new chief and council today. Former chief David Bearspaw was holding onto power until a judge told him to step down. He's running in...
SA: First Nation puts science to work to protect the environment (August 9, 2011)
"HEILTSUK TRADITIONAL TERRITORY, British Columbia—"Two sub-legal Manilas, 25 grams," says Ed Carpenter as he watches the electric scale's reading settle under the weight of the two clams. It's midday at the Heiltsuk Integrated Resource Management Department (HIRMD) on the north...
NCPR: Seneca Nation president aims to diversify tribal economy (August 9, 2011)
"This week, we're going to take a look around Indian Country in New York. Taxing native smoke shops have grabbed headlines lately. But we're going to look deeper at some of the political, economic, and social trends shaping New York's...
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