Man accused of downloading pornography to tribe's computer (November 27, 2012)
An Alaska man is facing 11 counts of possession of child pornography after authorities said he downloaded child pornography to a computer belonging to the Chilkoot Indian Association. Randolph T. Williams Jr., 39, admitted using the computer at the tribal...
9th Circuit dismisses Colville descendants' enrollment lawsuit (November 27, 2012)
Three descendants of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington can't challenge the tribe's enrollment procedures, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said in an unpublished decision on Monday. Shawn Lawrence Desautel's was denied enrollment shortly after his...
Marine Corps News: Citizen Potawatomi woman proud of roots (November 27, 2012)
"Pride is an innate trait woven into the fabric of Phyllis Hurlock’s life. As a civilian program analyst working for Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) at Quantico, Hurlock takes pride in her job. She is also a proud member of...
Wisconsin Ojibwe tribes stir controversy with night deer hunt (November 27, 2012)
Ojibwe tribes in Wisconsin are generating controversy with a proposal to hunt deer at night. Tribes retain off-reservation hunting rights under their treaties. But the state has gone to court to block the hunt, claiming it will be unsafe. The...
New president of Oglala Sioux Tribe won't support liquor sales (November 27, 2012)
The incoming leader of the Oglala Sioux Tribe doesn't support the legalization of alcohol on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Byran Brewer will take office next week. He said the tribe, at this point, won't be able to handle an increase...
Hoopa Valley Tribe approves $10K per capita from settlement (November 27, 2012)
The Hoopa Valley Tribe of California approved a $10,000 per capita payment, with the money coming from a $49.2 trust fund settlement. The tribe has yet to receive the settlement. But once it's deposited into a trust account, $31,269,000 will...
PBS: Climate change threatens a way of life for Quileute Tribe (November 27, 2012)
"CHRIS MORGANROTH, Quileute elder: It's been a great quality of life since the time of our beginning here, that all the things that were made available to us by the Creator, all the salmon, the cedar trees, just a wide...
NWPR: Umatilla Tribes implement tougher criminal sentencing (November 27, 2012)
"A tribal court on the Umatilla Indian Reservation is one of the first to hand down a long prison term under new tougher criminal sentencing laws enacted by Congress in 2010. It used to be that tribes could only sentence...
Sen. Reid cites continuing negotiations for a land-into-trust fix (November 27, 2012)
Negotiations continue in the Senate on a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) said on Monday. At the start of the day, Reid appeared confident of action on the issue. He...
Native Sun News: Weekly meal a boost for Rapid City homeless (November 27, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Evelyn Red Lodge, Native Sun News Correspondent. All content © Native Sun News. Community members gathered for the weekly homeless meal Sunday, Nov. 18, at the west end of North Rapid City’s...
Dan Jones: Indian history interpreted through Disney's fantasy (November 27, 2012)
"I first went to work at Disney in Imagineering. The Disney America project was to be a giant theme park in Virginia located near the old Manassas battlefield. The new theme park was to tell American History as only Disney...
Suzan Harjo: NCAI warns of drastic cut in Indian Country funds (November 27, 2012)
"Dispelling any notion that Native Peoples are takers, the National Congress of American Indians and an impressive list of Native organizations and nations wrote to members of Congress on November 20: “The federal trust obligation to Indian tribes must be...
ICT interview with Kevin Gover on the perils of running the BIA (November 27, 2012)
"ICT: How does being head of the NMAI compare to having been the leader of the BIA? Are there any similarities? Kevin Gover: Almost none. Being the Assistant Secretary is all about having a great deal of responsibility, but very...
In The Loop: A possible candidate for Interior Department post (November 27, 2012)
"Among the names being bandied around for a possible successor to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, we’re hearing two a bit louder of late: former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter and John Podesta, founder of the Center for American Progress. Chu hasn’t...
Former Indian school in Phoenix finds new use as farm project (November 27, 2012)
The old Phoenix Indian School in Arizona is finding a new use as a farm for refugee families. The Bureau of Indian Affairs gave up the boarding school in a land swap during the George H. W. Bush administration. Part...
About 350K to share in first round of Cobell settlement payout (November 27, 2012)
About 350,000 Indian beneficiaries across the nation are expected to share in the first round of payments from the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement, attorneys for the late Elouise Cobell said on Monday. The first round will be a...
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