Utilities commission hears complaint against Crow Creek firm (April 10, 2013)
The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission heard arguments in a telecommunications dispute involving the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe. The tribe authorized Native American Telecom to do business on the reservation. The company began engaging in a practice known as traffic...
Hopi Tribe receives permit to take eagles for ceremonial use (April 10, 2013)
The Hopi Tribe of Arizona will receive a federal permit to take up to 40 nesting golden eagles, the Associated Press reports. The permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service applies to land within the Hopi Reservation and within...
Senate confirms Sally Jewell as leader of Interior Department (April 10, 2013)
The Senate today confirmed Sally Jewell as the next Secretary of the Interior Department. Jewell has served as the top executive at Recreational Equipment Inc.. Though she doesn't have much direct experience in Indian Country, she has vowed to make...
Lac Courte Oreilles chairman addresses Wisconsin lawmakers (April 10, 2013)
Watch live streaming video from indiancountrytv at livestream.com Gordon Thayer, the chairman of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, delivered the State of the Tribes address to the Wisconsin Legislature on Tuesday amid a rocky relationship with...
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee's housing hearing (April 10, 2013)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held its first hearing of the 113th Congress this afternoon. The hearing focused on Indian housing. Tribal leaders called on Congress to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act, which expires in September,...
Sherman Alexie appears on Moyers & Company this weekend (April 10, 2013)
Author Sherman Alexie appears on Moyers & Company this weekend. Check local listings for air time: In an extended clip from this weekend’s Moyers & Company, writer Sherman Alexie, who was born on a Native American reservation, talks to...
Obama seeks small increase in Bureau of Indian Affairs budget (April 10, 2013)
President Barack Obama released his fiscal year 2014 budget today and proposed a slight increase in the budget for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The budget seeks $2.6 billion for the BIA, an increase of $31.3 million above 2012 levels....
Ex-police chief for Meskwaki Tribe enters plea in firearm case (April 10, 2013)
The former police chief for the Meskwaki Nation of Iowa entered a plea in a firearm case. Chris Knouse, 46, was accused of transferring a firearm to another person without a proper permit. He entered an Alford plea to non-felonious...
Willie Johns: Seminole Tribe still going strong, 500 years later (April 10, 2013)
Willie Johns, a member of the Seminole Tribe, on the survival of his people: Last year I signed on as the Seminole Tribe’s representative in the Viva Florida 500 project [commemorating the 500th anniversary of Spanish explorers landing on Florida’s...
Dorothy Lawson: Bill in Alaska cuts tribes out of public process (April 10, 2013)
Dorothy B. Larson explains why the Curyung Tribe opposes a bill to change water and land use laws in Alaska: The Curyung Tribal Council has worked diligently in applying for and documenting applications to the state of Alaska for in-stream...
BIA puts selection of new regional director for Alaska on hold (April 10, 2013)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has put the selection of a new regional director for Alaska on hold amid complaints from Alaska tribes and members of the state's Congressional delegation.
Appeals court orders acquittal of juvenile over 'Indian' status (April 10, 2013)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday ordered the acquittal of a juvenile because federal prosecutors failed to prove his "Indian" status. The juvenile, identified by the initials PMB, was convicted of two counts of aggravated sexual abuse in...
MSU Extension: VAWA includes protections for Native women (April 10, 2013)
Emily Proctor, the educator on tribal nations at Michigan State University Extension, discusses tribal provisions in S.47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013: In order to better understand how VAWA has changed with regards to tribal nations,...
Coeur d'Alene Tribe submits land-into-trust application to BIA (April 10, 2013)
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho filed a land-into-trust application for 370 acres. The land is mostly waterfront property around Lake Coeur d'Alene, The Coeur d'Alene Press reported. The tribe owns the southern third of the lake itself. The tribe...
Mark Trahant: Obama's budget stands to boost Indian Country (April 10, 2013)
Modern budgets in the federal government are more stories than spread sheets.
Native Sun News: Battle looms for Senate seat in South Dakota (April 10, 2013)
For the first time since 1978 South Dakota will have an open Senate seat up for grabs and with it comes a real possibility that the state will operate without a Democrat occupying either the position of US representative or Senator.
Schimmel sisters and team fall to rivals in NCAA championship (April 10, 2013)
Two sisters from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon made history by playing in the final game of the NCAA women's basketball championship on Tuesday night. University of Louisville junior Shoni Schimmel and sophomore Jude Schimmel...
Judge schedules hearing over auction of tribal items in France (April 10, 2013)
A judge in France is holding a hearing tomorrow to decide the fate of a controversial auction where Hopi, Zuni and Pueblo items are due to be sold. The Hopi Tribe of Arizona authorized Survival International to represent its interests...
Steve Russell: Auction of Hopi Tribe property akin to genocide (April 10, 2013)
Steve Russell on the controversial auction of cultural property of the Hopi Tribe: Néret-Minet Tessier & Sarrou, a Parisian auction house that I’m sure perceives itself as catering to only the “best people,” is about to auction off cultural patrimony...
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