Fronteras: Navajo Nation signs agreement with border town (March 27, 2012)
"The city of Flagstaff and the Navajo Nation will sign an agreement to improve race relations at a time when tensions between the communities are high. After a long legal battle that went to the Supreme Court, the city is...
Two council members for Isleta Pueblo removed from office (March 27, 2012)
Two council members from Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico have been removed from office. ReGina Zuni and Diane Peigler were removed by the council by a vote of 8-2. The women were presented with the charges barely a day before...
KLCC: Klamath Tribes working to increase runs of suckerfish (March 27, 2012)
"You won’t find Lost River suckerfish on any menus in the Northwest. But for years, this fish was a staple for the tribes living in Southern Oregon. Now the fishery is in trouble, and the Klamath tribes are trying to...
KMXT: Sun'aq Tribe doing better than expected with business (March 27, 2012)
"Business is going better than expected for Kodiak's Sun'aq Tribe. After two years of steadily increasing sales for its fish processing and distribution business Kodiak Wildsource, Program Services Director Frank Peterson Jr. says the tribe expects profitability ahead of schedule....
Indian inmates in court over tobacco policy in South Dakota (March 27, 2012)
A federal judge heard arguments today in a lawsuit filed by Indian inmates in South Dakota. Inmates were allowed to use tobacco during ceremonies up until 2009. The policy changed because the South Dakota Department of Corrections said tobacco was...
EPA reaches deal for oil companies on Fort Peck Reservation (March 27, 2012)
The Environmental Protection Agency announced an agreement with three oil companies that were accused of polluting water on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana. Murphy Exploration & Production Co., Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc. and Samson Hydrocarbons Co will be...
City considers resolution to provide $9M for Indian museum (March 27, 2012)
The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma could get a $9 million boost from Oklahoma City. The city council will consider a resolution to provide funds to finish the museum. The money is contingent on the state providing...
Four facing recall from Colorado River Indian Tribes council (March 27, 2012)
Another year, another round of recall petitions for the Colorado River Indian Tribes. Since 2008, there have been at least six recall attempts or recall elections on the reservation. One council member -- Dennis Welsh Jr -- has faced three...
New Mexico tribes host candidates for state Senate district (March 27, 2012)
Four candidates for the newly-created New Mexico Senate District 30 appeared a tribal forum on Saturday. Acoma Pueblo, Laguna Pueblo, Zuni Pueblo and the Alamo Chapter of the Navajo Nation hosted the forum. It was billed as the first ever...
Judge accused of bias after making 'peace pipe' comments (March 27, 2012)
A judge in Florida is being accused of bias after making comments about passing "the peace pipe" in a case involving two members of the Miccosukee Tribe. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Ronald Dresnick made the comments about the "peace pipe" at...
Karuk Tribe asserts authority for activity on Indian allotment (March 27, 2012)
The Karuk Tribe of California says it hasn't authorized activity at an Indian allotment where an asphalt plant is in being operated. Members of the tribe own fractionated interests in the Jim Benter Indian Allotment. And the owner of Eagle...
Non-Indian couple still disputing jurisdiction of Rincon Band (March 27, 2012)
A non-Indian couple continues to challenge the jurisdiction of the Rincon Band of Mission Indians in California. Steve and Suzanne Rogers-Dial live on property owned by Marvin Donius. They say the tribe is trying to force Donius off his land,...
Sac and Fox Nation worried about Keystone XL Pipeline path (March 27, 2012)
The Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma says the southern route of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline will cross burial grounds and sacred sites. The tribe knows of burial sites along the 485-mile route from Oklahoma through Texas. Unmarked graves...
Julianne Jennings: The development of a 'Great White Race' (March 27, 2012)
"Historically, when different groups of people came into contact with one another, they offered different explanations for the phenotypic variations they saw. Because skin color was so noticeable, it was the most frequently explained trait and most systems of racial...
Jack Duran: A personal connection to Tigua membership bill (March 27, 2012)
"In 2007, I departed big firm life to start my own law firm, and the journey and my experiences with my tribal clients now run deeper and are much more personal. Over the years, in the pursuit of tribal justice...
Election fails to resolve Chukchansi Tribe leadership dispute (March 27, 2012)
Leadership drama continues within the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians of California. The tribe held an election last December in which Reggie Lewis, the chairman, was ousted. Morris Reid, Dora Jones, Dixie Jackson and Harold Hammond won seats on...
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