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Column: Energy development poses risk  to national park Column: Energy development poses risk to national park
Columnist on the potential for energy development near the Chaco Culture National Historic Park in New Mexico: Inside the boundaries of Chaco Culture National Historic Park, the treasures of pre-Puebloan...
McDonald's on Navajo Nation charges higher sales tax rate McDonald's on Navajo Nation charges higher sales tax rate
A McDonald's on the Navajo Nation is charging a higher tax rate than other businesses on the reservation. The location in Shiprock, New Mexico, is collecting a 5 percent tax...
Second payout from Cobell settlement expected in the fall Second payout from Cobell settlement expected in the fall
The second payment from the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement is expected this fall, Indian beneficiaries were told today. The first payment of $1,000 went out in December. A...
Sen. Coburn worried about   waste of taxpayer funds at BIA Sen. Coburn worried about waste of taxpayer funds at BIA
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) said an investigation into Jeanette Hanna, a Bureau of Indian Affairs employee who has been the subject of numerous complaints, highlights waste of taxpayer funds at...
Gari Lafferty takes over as leader  of   Paiute Tribe in Utah Gari Lafferty takes over as leader of Paiute Tribe in Utah
Gari Lafferty was elected as chairwoman of the Paiute Tribe of Utah last month. Lafferty defeated four other candidates for the post, according to the election results. She said her...
Yerington Paiute Tribe opens doors to community center Yerington Paiute Tribe opens doors to community center
The Yerington Paiute Tribe of Nevada opened the doors to a new community center on the reservation. The 6,240 square-foot center features a 3,340 square-foot social hall, a 480 square-foot...
Cow Creek Band estimates $500K in damages due to fire Cow Creek Band estimates $500K in damages due to fire
The Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians just spent $15 million to acquire a ranch when a fire caused an estimated $500,000 in damages. The fire was...
Lac du Flambeau Band  won't lose  $250K      grant from state Lac du Flambeau Band won't lose $250K grant from state
The Wisconsin Building Commission won't be revoking a $250,000 grant for the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. The tribe received the money for a cultural center. A...
Mescalero Apache Tribe  puts  top two leaders on paid leave Mescalero Apache Tribe puts top two leaders on paid leave
The Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico placed its top two leaders on paid leave. President Frederick Chino Sr. and Vice President Sandra Platero will be on leave while the...
Richard Gomez: Chumash family makes    state contributions Richard Gomez: Chumash family makes state contributions
Richard Gomez, the vice chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, on three tribal members who have been appointed to state commissions and boards: In March, Gov. Jerry...
Nooksack Tribe aims to disenroll 15 percent of membership Nooksack Tribe aims to disenroll 15 percent of membership
KUOW reports on the pending disenrollment of 15 percent of the membership of the Nooksack Tribe of Washington: What’s considered the largest proposed disenrollment of tribal members in Washington state...
Tyme Maidu Tribe  already held election over disenrollment Tyme Maidu Tribe already held election over disenrollment
The Tyme Maidu Tribe of California was already receiving ballots for a pending disenrollment action before protesters destroyed them, The Chino News & Review reports. The ballots were being held...
Critics  set for discussion on agreement with  Oneida Nation Critics set for discussion on agreement with Oneida Nation
Critics are objecting to an agreement between the Oneida Nation and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D). The agreement includes provisions to resolve land-into-trust, taxation, law enforcement and other issues....
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe hopes for settlement to land claim St. Regis Mohawk Tribe hopes for settlement to land claim
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is hoping to negotiate a land claim settlement with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D). The tribe has a longstanding claim to 12,000 acres. A...
Qom Tribe in Argentina seeks return of ancestral territory Qom Tribe in Argentina seeks return of ancestral territory
Leaders of the Qom Tribe in Argentina are asking President Cristina Fernandez to return their ancestral territory. A 2006 emergency law prevents indigenous groups from being evicted or removed until...
Cole DeLaune: Minorities still unequal in the eyes of the law Cole DeLaune: Minorities still unequal in the eyes of the law
Cole DeLane connects Assata Shakur, the first woman on the FBI list of most wanted terrorists, to imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier: By contrast, Shakur spent much of...
Editorial: Justice interrupted for victims of Maya genocide Editorial: Justice interrupted for victims of Maya genocide
The New York Times on the genocide trial of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt: Securing justice for victims of the brutal civil war in Guatemala that lasted from 1960...
Native Sun News:  State officials absent at ICWA summit Native Sun News: State officials absent at ICWA summit
Tearful testimony marked the first day of the Indian Child Welfare Act Summit on Wednesday, May 15.
Native Sun News: Judge  sues Sitka Tribe for discrimination Native Sun News: Judge sues Sitka Tribe for discrimination
Tlingit & Haida Central Council Delegate Betty Jo Moore hoped to be reinstated as an associate tribal judge by the time the annual council assembly rolled around in April.

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