Room in federal courthouse named in honor of Elouise Cobell (September 19, 2012)
A room in the new federal courthouse in Montana is named in honor of the late Elouise Cobell. The Elouise Cobell Hall and Jury Assembly room is located in the $80 million courthouse in Billings. Judge Thomas F. Hogan, who...
Troopers put Alaska Native village on lockdown after incident (September 19, 2012)
An Alaska Native village was placed on lockdown this morning amid a search for a man wanted in connection with the death of his mother. School was canceled in Kiana, an Inupiat village, and no one is being allowed...
Bridge being dedicated in honor of late Richard M. Milanovich (September 19, 2012)
The Chairman Richard M. Milanovich Memorial Bridge will be dedicated tomorrow in honor of the late leader of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Richard Milanovich led his tribe for nearly 30 years. He died on March 11 at...
Jon Ross Townsend, of Cherokee Nation, killed in Afghanistan (September 19, 2012)
Jon Ross Townsend, a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, was killed on duty in Afghanistan earlier this week. He was 19. Townsend was killed on September 16. He was due to return home in just a month...
Golf course owned by Mashantucket Tribe pays fine to OSHA (September 19, 2012)
A golf course owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut paid a $11,600 fine to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, The New London Day reports. OSHA launched an investigation after 15 employees suffered injuries and burns when...
Turtle Talk: Results from quarterfinal for Indian law decisions (September 19, 2012)
"Here you go. None of them were very close, but none were huge blow-outs, either. Quarterfinal #1 (1) Worcester v. Georgia defeats (9) Menominee Tribe v. United States — 79 to 21 percent (20) Merrion v. Jicarilla Apache defeats (12)...
Navajo Nation signs deed to place property in Arizona in trust (September 19, 2012)
The Navajo Nation signed documents to have a 373-acre property in Arizona placed in trust. The tribe bought the Turquoise Ranch for $1.5 million last year. The land will be used to house tribal members who are being relocated from...
Former Ute Tribe economic development leader hired partner (September 19, 2012)
Forrest Cuch and Shauna Engen. Photo from Facebook. Forrest Cuch, the former executive director of the economic development corporation for the Ute Tribe of Utah, hired his partner, leading to complaints that led to her firing and his resignation,...
IRS official questioned about taxation of per capita payments (September 19, 2012)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing last Friday to discuss taxation of per capita payments. Prior to the hearing, the Internal Revenue Service issued a notice, Per Capita Payments from Proceeds of Settlements of...
Bank not allowed to close Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes account (September 19, 2012)
A judge in Oklahoma won't let a bank close accounts held by the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, The Native Times reports. Judge Doug Haught said closing the accounts would basically force him to decide who is the legitimate leader of...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to consider 5 bills at meeting (September 19, 2012)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold business meeting tomorrow to consider five bills. The meeting takes place at 2:15pm and will be immediately followed by a hearing on self-determination and self-governance. Both will be held in Room 628 of...
Witness list for SCIA hearing on the federal-tribal relationship (September 19, 2012)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing tomorrow to discuss the federal-tribal relationship. The hearing will focus on self-determination and self-governance. The witness list follows: Panel # 1 Mr. Lawrence Roberts Deputy Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs, Interior Department Panel...
Mark Trahant: Heidi Heitkamp is reaching out to Indian voters (September 19, 2012)
"One way to judge candidates for statewide office is to see what they say on their own websites and then see where they go. Is Indian country mentioned? Are Native American issues even on the radar? North Dakotans have had...
Dean Chavers: Helping Indian students find scholarship funds (September 19, 2012)
"When I wrote a column two months ago on scholarships and how few Indian students apply to them, I got a response that still floors me. So far, there have been over 780 comments to the online article from Indian...
Al Jazeera: Justice denied for Native women on violent crime (September 19, 2012)
"In the US, Native American women are facing an epidemic of sexual assault and violence. One in three reports being the victim of a rape or attempted rape and Native American women are also 10 times more likely to be...
County suing BIA for Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust papers (September 19, 2012)
The Sauk County Board in Wisconsin voted 27-1 to file a lawsuit over the Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust application. The county will sue the Bureau of Indian Affairs to obtain copies of documents submitted by the tribe. “We just want to...
Tohono O'odham Nation said to be in talks with hockey team (September 19, 2012)
The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona is said to be in talks for a role with a professional hockey team. Reports are conflicting but the tribe could purchase a majority stake in the Phoenix Coyotes. Or the tribe could end...
Only 193 laws have made it out of the 112th Congress so far (September 19, 2012)
The 112th Congress has only passed 173 public laws, The New York Times reports, making it one of the least productive in history. Individually, the Republican-led House and the Democrat-controlled Senate have passed hundreds more bills. But together, the chambers...
Native Sun News: Rosebud Sioux Tribe term limits are ignored (September 19, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy, Native Sun News Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Former Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council member and one-time RST presidential candidate Lenard “Shadow” Wright disagrees with the tribal Supreme Court’s...
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