Fond du Lac Band loses case to block state taxation of pensions (August 12, 2011)
The state of Minnesota can tax pensions earned by members of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians who live on the reservation, a divided 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. The tribe's reservation predates the...
FBI probing death of 1-year-old boy on Blackfeet Reservation (August 12, 2011)
The FBI is looking into the death of a one-year-old boy from the Blackfeet Nation in Montana, the Associated Press reports. The boy was reportedly injured on the reservation on Thursday. He died after being taken to a hospital in...
Ed Delgado outlines agenda as new chairman of Oneida Nation (August 12, 2011)
Ed Delgado was inaugurated as chairman of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. Delgado said he wants to protect the tribe's sovereignty, promote economic development and keep people on the reservation. He also said he wants to resolve disputes with local...
Mohawk man arrested for digging up ground at Superfund site (August 12, 2011)
A Mohawk man was arrested on Thursday for removing soil from a Superfund site near the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation in New York. Larry Thompson, whose Mohawk name is Kanietakeron, and his wife, Dana Leigh Thompson, own property adjacent...
Deputy chief of Cherokee Nation sets agenda as interim leader (August 12, 2011)
After he is sworn in as deputy chief this Sunday, Joe Crittendon will serve as interim chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma for about two months. As interim leader, Crittenden said his first step will be to look at...
Wilfred Keeble named as interim chair of Crow Creek Sioux Tribe (August 12, 2011)
The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has named Wilfred Keeble as interim chairman. Keeble replaces Duane Big Eagle Sr., who was convicted of bribery charges last week. Tribal law required his removal. The tribal council will meet next...
Navajo woman chosen as vice chair of New Mexico commission (August 12, 2011)
Theresa Becenti-Aguilar, a member of the Navajo Nation, has been elected vice chair of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. Becenti-Aguilar replaces Jerome Block Jr., who is under investigation in the state. He hasn't shown up for meetings of...
Miccosukee Tribe gets rid of police officers who signed petition (August 12, 2011)
The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida fired its interim police chief and seven police officers. The officers who were fired were among those who signed a petition that complained of a “hostile work” environment, The Miami Herald report. The petition was...
Blog: Miccosukee Tribe used stimulus grant for 'gator wrestling (August 12, 2011)
"I realize that pointing out a ridiculous stimulus expenditure is so 2009. Still, I can’t help but mention one overlooked, but completely outrageous, stimulus scheme. You, as an American taxpayer, paid for a teenage kid to wrestle alligators. No kidding....
Native Sun News: Indian woman performed CPR on fallen officer (August 12, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk. All content © Native Sun News. Officers James Ryan McCandless, Nick Armstrong and Tim Doyle. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA –– Less than two weeks after U.S. Attorney General Erick...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules two events in Hawaii (August 12, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has scheduled two events in Hawaii. The committee is hosting an oversight hearing on economic development next Thursday, August 17. The hearing will take place at 9am at the Maui Beach Hotel, 170 Kaahumanu Avenue...
Same-sex marriage not controversial for small Suquamish Tribe (August 12, 2011)
The Suquamish Tribe of Washington made history and headlines this month when it approved same-sex marriage. But unlike controversial battles throughout the U.S., same-sex marriage was not an issue for the 1,050-member tribe. Tribal members unanimously supported it at...
Opponents to host meeting to discuss Chumash land-into-trust (August 12, 2011)
Opponents of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California are hosting a meeting to discuss the tribe's land-into-trust bid. The tribe hasn't filed an application to have 1,400 acres placed in trust. Instead, the tribe approached Rep....
Interview: Mark Trahant on Last Great Battle of the Indian Wars (August 12, 2011)
"Mark Trahant’s slim volume, The Last Great Battle of the Indian Wars, is a fascinating read—so much so that Indian Country Today Media Network’s Rob Capriccioso gave the author a chance to expand upon some of the subjects that...
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