San Carlos Apache Tribe helps members affected by hurricane (November 14, 2012)
The San Carlos Apache Tribe of Arizona is helping two members who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. Curtis Harris and his nephew Zachary Harris live in Montclair, New Jersey. They have been without heat and power since the...
Per cap payout from Ute Mountain Ute boosts local businesses (November 14, 2012)
Members of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of Colorado have been boosting the local economy thanks to a per capita payout. Each member received about $19,000 in three payments. The money came from the tribe's $42.6 million trust fund settlement....
Hayley Hutt: Water bill terminates Hoopa Valley Tribe's rights (November 14, 2012)
"The Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement expires Dec. 31. Isn't now the time to let that happen and separate Klamath Basin water rights and dam removal issues? The KBRA does not offer thousands of acre-feet of additional non-winter river flows to...
Some leaders of Lac du Flambeau Band haven't taken drug test (November 14, 2012)
Some leaders of the Lac du Flambeau Tribe of Wisconsin haven't taken a drug test, President Tom Maulson said. Eight council members -- out of 12 -- have taken the test. "We need to have the tribal council do the...
Oneida Nation sues city after revoking permit for energy facility (November 14, 2012)
The Oneida Nation is suing the city of Green Bay, Wisconsin, for revoking a permit that was issued to the tribe's renewable energy facility. Oneida Seven Generations Corp, the tribe's economic development entity, wants to build a facility that converts...
Lumbee Tribe re-elects Paul Brooks according to latest results (November 14, 2012)
Paul Brooks won re-election as chairman of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, according to unofficial results. Brooks received 2,559 votes, or 52 percent, of the vote. Jimmy Goins, the closest challenger, saw 2,042 votes, or 42 percent. "I look...
Cherokee Nation council supports UKB land-into-trust litigation (November 14, 2012)
The Cherokee Nation Council voted to support litigation over the land-into-trust rights of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians. The Cherokees sued the Bureau of Indian Affairs for approving the UKB's application for about 0.5 acres in Tahequah, the...
Tribes focusing on businesses at Reservation Economic Summit (November 14, 2012)
The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development is hosting the Reservation Economic Summit in Oklahoma today and tomorrow. The event is taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, owned by the Cherokee Nation. The tribe and...
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe election audit yields little (November 14, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Francis Pumpkin Seed, the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s Election Commission chairman, calls a recent audit of the election commission’s documents...
County seeks delay in potential land transfer to Chumash Tribe (November 14, 2012)
The board of supervisors in Ventura County, California, is trying to delay the potential transfer of federal land to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. The land is located at a former nuclear test site. The county is worried...
Michigan Radio: Tribes oppose bills to create wolf hunt in state (November 14, 2012)
"We reported last week that Michigan lawmakers are considering legislation to make gray wolves a game species (State Representative Matt Huuki (R-Atlantic Mine) introduced HB 5834. Senator Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba) introduced a similar bill (SB 1350) in the state Senate)....
Editorial: Tribes in Virginia still struggle for federal recognition (November 14, 2012)
"Virginia honored the commonwealth’s Indian tribes last week, a subject that the U.S. Congress continues to ignore. Perhaps the new Congress elected last week will change that. Gov. Bob McDonnell called attention to the importance of Virginia’s tribes by proclaiming...
MPR: New Indian education director aims to address disparities (November 14, 2012)
"When it comes to discussing education, Dennis Olson has a few statistics memorized; numbers he says are 'unacceptable.' In Minnesota, the statewide high school graduation rate is 76 percent. Among American Indians it's 42 percent. The dropout rate for all...
About 30K in Arizona expected to benefit from Cobell payouts (November 14, 2012)
About 30,000 people in Arizona are expected to benefit from the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement, Cronkite News reports. The settlement includes $1.412 billion in payments to individual Indians. Most beneficiaries will get $1,000 to settle historical accounting claims...
Adrian Jawort: 'Redskins' and 'scalps' in Indian mascot debate (November 14, 2012)
"With the state of Washington recently voting to ban the usage of all Native American-related mascots in public schools, it brings momentum and hope to those that aim to see national mascots like the Cleveland Indians or Washington Redskins caricatures...
Charles Kader: Unprecedented targeting of Indian smokeshops (November 14, 2012)
"American history shows the repeated pattern of federal and state government interference within American Indian communities. Like a habit that cannot be kicked, these efforts to assimilate free human beings are repetitious. The whitewash that social welfare programs provide to...
Editorial: Secretary Salazar should apologize for making threat (November 14, 2012)
"Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar is a powerful man who answers directly to President Barack Obama. He’s a former United States senator and attorney general for our state. One might expect Salazar to act like a grown-up, if not a...
Doug George-Kanentiio: 1794 Canandaigua treaty is renewed (November 14, 2012)
Each year citizens of the Haudenosaunee and their friends gather in the town of Canandaigua to renew the treaty negotiated there between the Confederacy and the United States of America. On November 11 the gathering attracted Iroquois from all the...
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