Supreme Court agrees to hear tribal jurisdiction case (January 8, 2008)
After refusing to hear a number of Indian law disputes, the U.S. Supreme Court last Friday accepted a case that tests the limits of tribal jurisdiction. The case involves a non-Indian bank and an Indian couple from the Cheyenne River...
Narragansett smoke shop defendants set for trial (January 8, 2008)
Seven members of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island are set to go to trial this month, more than three years after state troopers raided the reservation to shut down a smoke shop. Jury selection is slated to start January...
NorthWest Indian News going strong after five years (January 8, 2008)
North West Indian News is going strong, five years after being launched on the Tulalip Reservation in Washington. The television broadcast network airs stories about tribal communities in the Pacific Northwest. Its programs are shown as far away as...
Tribal leaders don't support treaty withdrawal (January 8, 2008)
The leaders of two South Dakota tribes don't support efforts to create an independent "Lakotah" nation. Rosebud Sioux Tribe President Rodney Bordeaux and Cheyenne River Sioux Chairman Joseph Brings Plenty said they continue to uphold treaties their ancestors signed...
Colville Tribes welcome denial of Superfund case (January 8, 2008)
The Colville Confederated Tribes of Washington will continue efforts to hold a Canadian company liable for pollution on the Columbia River. Two tribal members sued Teck Cominco Ltd. of British Columbia under the federal Superfund law. The 9th Circuit Court...
Fond du Lac chairwoman survives ouster attempt (January 8, 2008)
The first woman to lead the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa survived an ouster complaint on Monday. The Minnesota tribe's business committed voted 4-0 to reject the allegations made against Karen Diver. She had been accused...
Free anti-meth training sessions offered to tribes (January 8, 2008)
Lamar Associates is offering free anti-methamphetamine training sessions to tribes, starting next month in Albuquerque, New Mexico. "This training helps law enforcement and tribal community programs come together," said Walter Lamar, president and CEO of Lamar Associates. "Through a collaborative...
Rep. Doolittle subject of re-election rumors (January 8, 2008)
Rep. John Doolittle (R-California) has called his supporters and aides to a meeting on Thursday for "news" about his re-election plans. Doolittle has been under scrutiny for his ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. He inserted comments into the...
Ousted Nothern Cheyenne leader seeks office back (January 8, 2008)
The ousted leader of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana is trying to get his job back after he was forcibly removed from office. Eugene Little Coyote said a ruling from the Interior Board of Indian Appeals supports his...
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