In the Federal Register: Notices of interest in Indian Country (June 21, 2013)

This week in the Federal Register, some notices of interest in Indian Country. From the Bureau of Indian Affairs: • Land Acquisitions: Appeals of Land Acquisition Decisions(June 20, 2013) • Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Strategies To Benefit Native...

Cherokee Nation candidate appeals ruling in election dispute (June 21, 2013)

A candidate for the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council is asking the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to intervene in an election this Saturday.

SDPB: Grant provides $13M for Indian Country health research (June 21, 2013)

The Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health will be focusing on health research in Indian Country.

Crow Tribe wins BIA approval for coal development agreement (June 21, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved a coal development agreement for the Crow Tribe of Montana.

Health executive for Chippewa Cree Tribe indicted over theft (June 21, 2013)

A health executive for the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana was indicted on theft charges.

Blackfeet Nation asked US Attorney to look into driving case (June 21, 2013)

The Blackfeet Nation asked the U.S. Attorney in Montana to look into a driving case involving a council member.

Grand Traverse Band to reinstate employees for gun incident (June 21, 2013)

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians in Michigan will reinstate employees who were involved in a gun incident.

Miccosukee Tribe asked to pay $3.2M for wrongful death case (June 21, 2013)

An attorney wants the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida to pay a $3.2 million judgment in a wrongful death case.

Pokagon Band issues marriage certificate to same-sex couple (June 21, 2013)

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in Michigan issued its first marriage certificate to a same-sex couple on Thursday.

Column: Hualapai Tribe Skywalk spoils Grand Canyon beauty (June 21, 2013)

Columnist doesn't like the Grand Canyon Skywalk, owned by the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona.

Column: A matter of safety and tribal sovereignty in Montana (June 21, 2013)

Columnist on safety and tribal sovereignty in Montana.

Hoopa Valley Tribe participates in marijuana operation study (June 21, 2013)

The Hoopa Valley Tribe of California will be taking part in a study to determine the environmental impacts of marijuana farms.

Northern Arapaho Tribe seeks participation in fracking studies (June 21, 2013)

The Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming is seeking more inclusion in hydraulic fracturing studies.

Poarch Creek student won't pay fine for feather at graduation (June 21, 2013)

Chelsey Ramer, a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, won't have to pay a fine for wearing an eagle feather to her high school graduation ceremony.

Steve Russell: Another election cycle in the Cherokee Nation (June 21, 2013)

Steve Russell on elections and politics within the Cherokee Nation:

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe funds recovery program (June 21, 2013)

For Recovery Counselor Cindy Fleming, a new life began on March 29, 2008 when she had a car accident while driving under the influence of alcohol.

Native Sun News: Camp Zero Tolerance sets up by Whiteclay (June 21, 2013)

A better life for all the youth on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, nothing more, nothing less; that is what Olowan Martinez and the rest of the members of Camp Zero-Tolerance are striving for.