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Blog: Abramoff comes back to haunt Mashpee tribe (October 11, 2007)

"According to well-placed sources, the United States Attorney in Boston sent a letter last week to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council demanding that it produce council records. The letter arrived in Mashpee late in the week. Today is the deadline...

San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe in leadership feud (October 11, 2007)

Three factions are claiming control of a small tribe in northern Arizona. Two factions of the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe held separate elections over the weekend. But a third faction is ignoring the results and is claiming to be...

Onondaga Nation seeks to keep land claim alive (October 11, 2007)

The Onondaga Nation of New York is in court today to try to keep its land claim alive. In 2005, the tribe filed suit over 4,000 square miles of land. But the state says the tribe waited too long...

Chickasaw deal with Chinese automaker on hold (October 11, 2007)

The Chickasaw Nation's deal to bring a Chinese automaker to the U.S. has been put on hold due to political issues in China. The tribe partnered with Nanjing Motors in July 2006. The two hoped to open a manufacturing plant...

FBI and BIA establish tribal crime hotline (October 11, 2007)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs have created a toll-free hotline to report crimes on Indian land and crimes against Native Americans. The number, 1-877-658-7423, will be staffed 24 hours a day and seven days...

Samish Nation argues for fishing rights (October 11, 2007)

The Samish Nation of Washington asked a federal judge on Wednesday to restore its fishing rights. In the landmark Boldt case, the tribe was denied its rights under the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott. The Samish weren't federally recognized at...

Cobell historical accounting trial underway (October 11, 2007)

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., opened a highly anticipated trial into the Indian trust fund on Wednesday. Saying it was "a long time in the making," Judge James Robertson, a Clinton appointee, quickly jumped into the open-ended proceeding. He...