Bison herd grows on Fort Peck Reservation amid legal dispute (August 14, 2012)
A legal disputes continues over bison that the Yellowstone National Park transferred to the Fort Peck Tribes of Montana. The tribe accepted 61 bison from the park. Some of the animals were supposed to go to the Fort Belknap Indian...
Federal charges added in case of $1M theft from Yurok Tribe (August 14, 2012)
The primary suspect in the theft of nearly $1 million from the Yurok Tribe of California is now facing federal charges. Roland Raymond, 49, was a forestry director for the tribe. He is alleged to have conspired with two biologists...
Chicago mayor eliminates all funding for urban Indian center (August 14, 2012)
The once-thriving American Indian Center of Chicago has lost all of its city funding. The center received $45,000 last year. But Mayor Rahm Emanuel eliminated all funds this year for failing to meet performance goals, a spokesperson said. "We're not...
Al Adams, Alaska Native former state lawmaker, passes away (August 14, 2012)
Albert "Al" Adams, a former state lawmaker who represented Alaska Native and rural interests, died on Monday. He was 70. Adams served in the state House and the Senate between 1981 and 2000. He later went on to become a...
Otoe-Missouria Tribe defends online payday lending business (August 14, 2012)
The Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma says its online lending business provides help people in need. The tribe launched American Web Loan in February 2011. “The financial services offered by the Otoe-Missouria Tribe to underbanked consumers in the United States are...
Couple wants rehearing in ICWA case of Cherokee Nation girl (August 14, 2012)
A non-Indian couple is asking the South Carolina Supreme Court to rehear an Indian Child Welfare Act case. On July 26, the court affirmed a decision to return custody of a two-year-old girl to her father, a member of the...
Umatilla Tribes work to boost lamprey runs in Columbia River (August 14, 2012)
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon are using a $100,000 grant to increase runs of lamprey in the Columbia River. Tribal members have eaten the eel-like lamprey for thousands of years but numbers have fallen due...
Wyoming county offers fire truck for sweat lodge ceremonies (August 14, 2012)
Officials in Natrona County, Wyoming, are providing a fire truck for a weekly sweat lodge ceremony. The county has imposed a fire ban but officials agreed to park a truck every Sunday at the home of Steve Weber, who oversees...
BIA holds first in a series of listening sessions for sacred sites (August 14, 2012)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs held the first listening session on sacred sites in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Monday. According to the Associated Press, about four dozen tribal leaders and representatives participated in the session. Many said they were frustrated...
USDA Blog: Bringing fresh food to the Crow Creek Reservation (August 14, 2012)
"Hunkpati Investments, Inc., serving the Crow Creek Reservation in Fort Thompson, South Dakota offered the visiting South Dakota USDA Rural Development State Director, Elsie M. Meeks and others, a tour of their new facility and an opportunity to buy...
Widow of Pojoaque Pueblo officer still fights for compensation (August 14, 2012)
The New Mexico Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday in a case involving a police officer for Pojoaque Pueblo who died while saving a 12-year-old boy from drowning. Kevin Schultz, 44, wasn't on duty when he died on August...
Editorial: It's here already-the annual Santa Fe Indian Market (August 14, 2012)
"Santa Fe summers have a rhythm of their own — a lazy Memorial Day weekend and quiet June, followed by a busy July with the opening of The Santa Fe Opera and two of our famous markets. Then, come August,...
Editorial: Confirm Kevin Washburn as BIA's Assistant Secretary (August 14, 2012)
"The nomination of Kevin Washburn, dean of The University of New Mexico School of Law, to be assistant secretary of Indian Affairs in the Obama administration hands the Senate a rare opportunity. The chance to get something done. After all,...
Opinion: On going 'Native' at naming ceremony for white bison (August 14, 2012)
"If this were The Onion, the headline would be something funny like MIDDLE-AGED WHITE WOMAN FINDS GOD IN LAKOTA SWEAT LODGE. But it’s Indian Country Today Media Network and I didn’t find God. What I found was a sizeable chunk...
Chukchansi Tribe reportedly removing another 100 from rolls (August 14, 2012)
The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians of California is reportedly removing more people from its rolls. Sources told The Fresno Bee that 100 people are being kicked out. "It's a dig at you, telling you that you're not good...
T. Lulani Arquette: Indigenous people can't forget their history (August 14, 2012)
"Over the years, when discussing Indigenous history and many of the injustices perpetrated upon the Native peoples who populate what is now Hawai’i, Alaska and the continental U.S., I’ve often heard people say, “That’s history and things are better now”...
NPR Photos: The light and dark on the Pine Ridge Reservation (August 14, 2012)
"In 2005, photographer Aaron Huey set out to do a project on poverty in America. "I literally found Pine Ridge because it was just another poverty statistic," he recently told me. "But when I got there, I got taken...
DOI issues management plan for petroleum reserve in Alaska (August 14, 2012)
The Interior Department proposed a management plan for the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. The Final Integrated Activity Plan/Environmental Impact Statement authorizes energy development on about half of the 23 million-acre reserve. The rest would remain protected. “To harness the...
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