Editorial: Hydropower as important as salmon for Northwest (August 22, 2012)
"The Pacific Northwest is well-known for its dams that provide carbon-neutral hydropower. Now we are also becoming famous for taking them down, undertaking a series of dam demolition projects that rank as the largest in United States history. The removal...
KUOW: Washington tribes dispute state on fish consumption (August 22, 2012)
"Jim Peters has been a longtime fisherman. Jim Peters: "My kids, we eat a lot of fish, and shellfish. Let's just say during fishing season where we are consuming a lot more than any, we might eat fish of some...
History: Klamath Tribes rebuild community after termination (August 22, 2012)
"The Klamath, Modoc and Yahooskin band of Snake Indians have lived in the area around Upper Klamath Lake and into the Sprague River Valley since time immemorial. When settlers began arriving in the Basin, the three tribes’ land base shrunk....
Lobbyists say Mitt Romney met with tribal leaders last week (August 22, 2012)
Two lobbyists told Indian Country Today that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney met with tribal leaders last week. Details were scarce but the meeting apparently took place August 17 in Boston, Massachusetts, the Romney campaign headquarters. Twelve unidentified tribal leaders...
Outside: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe seeing a return of salmon (August 22, 2012)
"The Elwha Dam is gone. The Glines Canyon Dam is nearly gone. With the dams no longer blocking fish from their migratory route up the river, Chinook (king) and other species of salmon and trout are returning. Salmon fry began...
Authorities ax case against 'Apache' man in United Kingdom (August 22, 2012)
A United Kingdom man who claims to live as an Apache won't face a trial for allegedly violating wildlife laws. The 60-year-old man goes by the name Mangas Coloradas, who was an Apache leader. He was charged for possessing dead...
Cayuga Nation wins decision on foreclosure of non-trust land (August 22, 2012)
A county in New York can't start foreclosure proceedings against the Cayuga Nation, a federal judge ruled on Monday. The tribe has acquired some property within its original reservation. However, the land isn't currently in trust so Seneca County started...
Oneida Nation hails apparent end to local foreclosure lawsuit (August 22, 2012)
It looks like the Oneida Nation of New York has succeeded in preventing two counties from foreclosing on its property. The tribe has acquired more than 17,000 acres within its original reservation. In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that...
Couple pleads not guilty over death of Yankton Sioux toddler (August 22, 2012)
A young couple entered not guilty pleas in connection with the death of a two-year-old girl from the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Taylor and Laurie Cournoyer, 21 and 29, are each charged with five counts of felony child...
HHS Secretary Sebelius visits 3 reservations in South Dakota (August 22, 2012)
Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, is wrapping a tour of three reservations in South Dakota. On Tuesday, Sebelius visited the Pine Ridge Reservation and the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. She said funding is...
Blackfeet Nation suspends council member accused of crime (August 22, 2012)
Another council member was suspended from the Blackfeet Nation of Montana after being accused of criminal conduct. Paul McEvers was removed at an emergency meeting on Sunday, The Great Falls Tribune reported. Details were sketchy but he's apparently being accused...
Hopi Tribe and Navajo Nation back to drawing table on water (August 22, 2012)
The Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation will head back to the drawing table to resolve their long-standing water rights to the Little Colorado River in Arizona. Opposition within both tribes derailed S.2109, the Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights...
Colville Tribes will share another $58M from trust settlement (August 22, 2012)
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation of Washington will distribute another $58 million from its trust fund settlement. The tribe received $193 million as part of a settlement with the Obama administration. Some $39 million, or 20 percent, was...
Court backs Alaska Native corporation in shareholder dispute (August 22, 2012)
Federal courts have jurisdiction to rule on Alaska Native corporation shareholder disputes, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Monday. Cook Inlet Region Inc., an Alaska Native regional corporation, sued two shareholders who previously served on the board of...
Johnny Flynn: Lakota people look to buy stolen sacred lands (August 22, 2012)
"All across South Dakota meetings are being held this week and next on the various Lakota Indian reservations to try and raise enough money to make a bid on the purchase of lands in Paha Sapa, the Black Hills of...
Dave Baldridge: Limiting the definition of Indian for Medicare (August 22, 2012)
"The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, in implementing provisions of the Affordable Care Act, has added another level of complexity in the "who's an Indian" debate. In its recently published regulations, the agency defines Indians in the narrowest possible...
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