Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes pushes for prison over child's death (October 6, 2011)
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma are supporting a letter writing campaign that seeks prison time for a woman who was convicted in connection with the death of a young tribal member. Naomi Whitecrow was placed in a...
Column: Ute Tribe in Utah needs freedom to develop economy (October 6, 2011)
"I’m going to make what I think is the relatively safe assumption that most, if not all of you reading this did not attend last week’s energy summit in Uintah County, Utah. It was a day filled with presentations about...
Bad River Band gains another tool in fight against mine project (October 6, 2011)
The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe in Wisconsin will be able to set and enforce water quality standards after winning approval from the Environmental Protection Agency. The treatment as state designation helps the tribe fight a proposed...
New Mississippi Choctaw leader unsure about fate of business (October 6, 2011)
The new leader of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians says she's aware one of the tribe's business will be closing in November, resulting in the loss of 110 jobs. Applied Geo Technologies provided notice of closure last month under...
Opinion: Greed and racism with removal of Cherokee Freedmen (October 6, 2011)
"The Cherokee Nation recently had the audaciousness to exile 2,800 Black Cherokee Indians from the Tribe and has stripped them of all privileges, which first and foremost includes the right to vote, medical care, food stipends and financial assistance for...
Steve Russell: Cherokee Nation dustup poses threat to treaties (October 6, 2011)
"Like most Indians who give thought to our relationship with the United States, I dream of Indian treaties as sacred promises or, at least, what the Constitution says in so many words: “all Treaties made, or which shall be made,...
Tribes in southern California meet over roads on reservations (October 6, 2011)
The Interagency Technical Working Group on Tribal Transportation Issues met on Wednesday to discuss roads on reservations in San Diego County, California. The group is composed of tribal leaders and state agency representatives. They meet every three months to...
House Natural Resources Committee approves five Indian bills (October 6, 2011)
The House Natural Resources Committee approved five Indian bills at a markup on Wednesday. The bills are: H.R.443, to provide for the conveyance of certain property to the Maniilaq Association. A hearing was held on April 7. H.R.1162,...
Crow Reservation murder suspect apprehended in Washington (October 6, 2011)
A young member of the Crow Tribe of Montana who is a suspect in a triple homicide on the reservation was arrested in Spokane, Washington, on Wednesday evening. Sheldon Bernard Chase, 22, is suspected in the shootings of his...
Federal Eye: Secretary Salazar considers MLK memorial quote (October 6, 2011)
"Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he is concerned about the controversy surrounding a quote carved into the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and that the National Park Service will address it and other issues involving the memorial’s construction after...
Viejas Band garnishes per capita payout in child support case (October 6, 2011)
The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians in California passed a resolution in June to recognize child support orders on a case-by-case basis. The resolution allowed the tribe to review a case involving Sonnie Brown, a tribal member. He was ordered...
Cahto Tribe faces loss of federal funds in membership dispute (October 6, 2011)
The Cahto Tribe of California could lose federal funds and its government-to-government relationship as part of an ongoing membership dispute. On September 19, 1995, the general council voted to remove 22 members of the Sloan-Heckler from the rolls. Most are...
Grand Traverse Band questioned for tribal government layoffs (October 6, 2011)
The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan has begun to lay off some employees of the tribal government. Exact numbers weren't reported but anywhere from 10-15 jobs are being eliminated. Arlene Kashata already lost her position...
Editorial: New Mississippi Choctaw leader stresses tribal unity (October 6, 2011)
"Phyliss J. Anderson, the first woman elected chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, appealed for unity among tribal members during her inauguration on Tuesday. "We face great challenges but we face them arm in arm," she said....
Editorial: Michael Thomas a poor choice for Mashantucket Tribe (October 6, 2011)
"Ordinarily this newspaper applauds the civic-mindedness of those running for office - even when we disagree with their political views and wind up endorsing an opponent. We take a less-charitable view, though, regarding Michael Thomas, who was thrown out...
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