Opinion: Paddle to Squaxin continues a journey of healing, hope (August 3, 2012)
"Ray Krise raised his hands in thanks as the eagle circled overhead, as if greeting the canoes coming around the bend from Budd Inlet into East Bay July 29. On a path overlooking the bay, Squaxin women and girls dressed...
State threatens to reallocate $50M in Seneca Nation road funds (August 3, 2012)
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) threatened to reallocate $50 million in road funds affecting the Seneca Nation as part of a dispute over a Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance fee. The state has been balking at paying the tribe's TERO...
Winnebago Tribe enters deal to host wind farm on reservation (August 3, 2012)
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska signed a deal to host a wind farm on the reservation. The tribe is working with Bluestem Energy Solutions. The deal calls for a 10-megawatt wind farm, enough to power 3,500 homes. "The tribe realized...
Yankton Sioux Tribe didn't use $157K methamphetamine grant (August 3, 2012)
The Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota failed to use a $157,252 grant aimed at combating methamphetamine, The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports. The tribe received the money from the Department of Justice in 2010. It was supposed to be...
IPR: Derek Bailey, ex-Grand Traverse chair, campaigns for seat (August 3, 2012)
"Derek Bailey, the former chairman of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is running against Copemish businessman Allen O’Shea in the 101st State House of Representatives district. The district is a four-county strip with more than 100...
IREHR: Tea parties, property rights and anti-Indians in Klamath (August 3, 2012)
"An accord known as the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement (KBRA), aimed at settling long-standing conflicts over resource and water rights between Indian Nations, farmers, environmentalists and dams in the Klamath River Basin, has been derailed by Tea Party Patriots members...
Blog: Learning more about Arizona tribes at the Heard Museum (August 3, 2012)
"The Heard Museum highlights the culture and artifacts of southwest Indian tribes -- Navajo, Hopi, and Apache. Navajo and Apache most likely descended from the Athabascan people, who, about 15,000 years ago, came from Siberia across the land mass that...
KVNO News: Native voters from Nebraska share their concerns (August 3, 2012)
"ven with all the election year polls and surveys available, it’s almost impossible to find research about what issues are of concern to Native American people. As part of the NET News “Voter Voices” project, Bill Kelly recently sat down...
Native Sun News: Tow company won't go to Pine Ridge at night (August 3, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by David Arredondo, Native Sun News Summer Journalism Intern. All content © Native Sun News. Tow Pros of Rapid City refuses to travel to the Pine Ridge Reservation at night to assist stranded...
Navajo Nation and Zuni Pueblo air dispute on surplus property (August 3, 2012)
Leaders of the Navajo Nation and the Zuni Pueblo aired a land dispute at a hearing before the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs on Thursday. The defunct Fort Wingate Army Depot in New Mexico is located near...
Audio from House subcommittee hearing on tribal land issues (August 3, 2012)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held an oversight hearing on Thursday to consider some tribal land disputes. Lawmakers focused on two disputes. One is between the Navajo Nation and the Zuni Pueblo over the division of...
Congress clears bill to allow Tigua Tribe to define membership (August 3, 2012)
A bill that allows the Tigua Tribe of Texas to define its own membership standards is being sent to President Barack Obama for his signature. In 1968, Congress placed the tribe under state jurisdiction. The tribe was restored to federal...
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe awaiting return of more fish on river (August 3, 2012)
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington has already spotted the return of salmon to a river that was blocked by dams. The tribe has seen the first dozen or so of wild steelhead in the Elwha River, just four...
Judge in Brazil blocks rail line expansion, citing threats to tribe (August 3, 2012)
A judge in Brazil blocked the expansion of a rail line, citing threats to a remote tribe in the forest. Vale planned to expand the line in order to service iron ore mines. But the judge said the project threatens...
Tricky timing for Senate confirmation of Kevin Washburn at BIA (August 3, 2012)
President Barack Obama moved quickly to fill the top leadership post at the Bureau of Indian Affairs but election year uncertainties and scheduling on Capitol Hill pose some timing problems. The Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs position requires Senate confirmation....
Praise for Kevin Washburn as Bureau of Indian Affairs nominee (August 3, 2012)
Praise rolled in for Kevin Washburn, a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, has been nominated as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. The Navajo Nation welcomed the announcement by President Barack Obama. The top leadership post at the Bureau...
IHS rescinds reprimand of employee in Spirit Lake controversy (August 3, 2012)
The Indian Health Service has rescinded the reprimand of an employee who raised concerns about the welfare of children on the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation in North Dakota. The reprimand accused Michael Tilus, a clinical psychologist, of "misconduct." He was...
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