SoundCloud: Audio for Kevin Washburn nomination hearing (September 14, 2012)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a confirmation hearing this afternoon for Kevin Washburn to be Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. The hearing lasted about an hour. Audio can be downloaded from the Indianz.Com SoundCloud or you can listen below:...
Director of Ute Tribe's economic development arm resigns (September 14, 2012)
Forrest Cuch, the executive director of the economic development corporation for the Ute Tribe of Utah, resigned unexpectedly this week, The Vernal Express reports. Cuch, a tribal member, joined the Ute Tribal Enterprises in July 2011. He said he left...
Grand Traverse Band submitted land-into-trust application (September 14, 2012)
The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians has submitted a land-into-trust application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The tribe wants 170 acres in trust for various economic development projects, The Traverse City Ticker reports. That could include...
Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe set for 17th annual powwow (September 14, 2012)
"In our Samala language, the words “kiyushk’al” mean “we are strong.” It’s an apt theme for our annual Chumash pow-wow — which next month will draw in hundreds of dancers and drummers from native nations across the United States and...
SoundCloud: House hearing on taxation and per capitas (September 14, 2012)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing this morning to discuss taxation of per capita payments. The hearing lasted about an hour and 13 minutes. Audio can be downloaded from the Indianz.Com SoundCloud or you...
Turtle Talk Tournament: Greatest federal Indian law rulings (September 14, 2012)
"You’ve been waiting all day, I bet, for the results of this round. Well, here it is (I was busy). (3) Ex parte Kan-Gi-Shun-Ca (Crow Dog) defeats (14) Bryan v. Itasca County — 73 percent to 27 percent (6) Winters...
Blog: Solar energy holds great promise for Indian Country (September 14, 2012)
"Photovoltaic power and solar water heating have been warmly embraced by an increasingly wide demographic within the United States, including Native Americans. American Indian groups across the country have been turning to solar energy as way to power operations and...
Kevin Washburn set for confirmation hearing to run the BIA (September 14, 2012)
Kevin Washburn will go before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee this afternoon for his confirmation hearing as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. Washburn, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, was nominated by President Barack Obama on August 2. If confirmed...
GOP candidate didn't look at 'details' of contracts for tribes (September 14, 2012)
Markwayne Mullin, the Republican candidate for Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional district, continues to maintain he didn't know he benefited from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Two plumbing businesses owned by Mullin received about $370,000 in ARRA funds through contracts from...
Native Sun News: UN report cites violence against women (September 14, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. In a recently released report, James Anaya, a U.N. special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples,...
Haskell University making 'corrective actions' for athletics (September 14, 2012)
Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas said it has taken “corrective actions” to address problems with its athletics program. Haskell has been suspended by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for "violations involving ineligible players." There's also been an investigation...
Steven Newcomb: Colonizing language adopted by Indians (September 14, 2012)
"In English grammar we find pronouns for first person (“I’), second person (“you”), and third person plural (“we”). I’d like to add focus on the colonizing possessive adjective “our,” which occurs when an Indian person uses the “we” or “our,”...
Slain US ambassador to Libya was member of Chinook Nation (September 14, 2012)
Chris Stevens, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya who was killed in an attack on September 11, was a member of the Chinook Nation of Washington. "To all of the Chinook members and all the friends of the Chinook Nation...
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