Rep. Hastings asks DOI for answers about Jeanette Hanna (May 17, 2013)
Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Washington), the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, is pressing the Obama administration for answers about Jeanette Hanna, a Bureau of Indian Affairs employee who has been the subject of numerous complaints. In letters to Laura...
Ray Cook on tribal leadership: Too often we simply accept that tribal governments (as opposed to our traditional governments) have elected representatives—presidents, chiefs, chairmen or CEO’s and so forth. They are entrusted with great powers and are expected to rule...
Crow Creek Sioux Tribe calls for boycott in honor song flap (May 17, 2013)
The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe is calling for a boycott of Chamberlain, South Dakota, after the school board refused to allow an honor song at the high school graduation ceremony. Chairman Brandon Sazue said board disrespected Indian students by voting...
Judge promises ruling in Nooksack Tribe disenrollment suit (May 17, 2013)
A judge for the Nooksack Tribe of Washington promised a ruling within a week in a disenrollment lawsuit. The tribe plans to remove 306 people, including two sitting council members, from the rolls. A resolution claims they can't trace their...
Analysis: A power dispute within Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes (May 17, 2013)
Analysis of a leadership dispute within the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma: In western Oklahoma, tension and drama seem perpetually to surround the governance of the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes. The events of 2013 are maintaining that baneful tradition....
MPR: 22 graduates complete tribal administration program (May 17, 2013)
University of Minnesota Duluth graduates 22 in Master of Tribal Administration and Governance program: Tiger Brown Bull has traveled great lengths to earn his masters degree. In two years he has put 40,000 miles on his car to make 20...
BIA detention facility had highest sexual misconduct rate (May 17, 2013)
A Bureau of Indian Affairs detention facility on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota had the highest rate of staff sexual misconduct than any other in the U.S., according to a new Department of Justice report. Based on interviews...
House repeals health care act, including IHCIA, once again (May 17, 2013)
The House voted 229-195 to pass H.R.45, a bill that repeals the Affordable Care Act. All Republicans voted to repeal the ACA. That included the only two tribal members in Congress -- Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a citizen of the...
Washington Post: Mitsitam Cafe at NMAI is a 'dining oasis' (May 17, 2013)
The Mitsitam Cafe at the National Museum of the American Indian is one of the picks for The Washington Post's Spring Dining Guide. The cafe offers Native foods from across the Americas. For example, the salmon is supplied by...
Native Sun News: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe hosts summit (May 17, 2013)
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Kevin Keckler is slated to deliver the welcoming address on May 20 at a five-day series of talks, films and festivities designed to inspire sustainable land and water management.
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