Judgment against domestic violence group vacated (September 19, 2008)
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday agreed to set aside a default judgment against a Native domestic violence group in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Native America Domestic Violence Coalition, also known as Spirits of Hope, was sued by...
Tanka Bar seeks new market at Farm Aid concert (September 19, 2008)
Tanka Bar will get more national exposure at the Farm Aid concert on Saturday. Native American Natural Foods, a company based on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, has been approved to sell the bar at the event in...
Apache woman sentenced for meth distribution (September 19, 2008)
Laura Casey, a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe of Arizona, was sentenced to two years in prison for selling methamphetamine. Casey, 44, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute meth. Federal prosecutors said she...
SCOTUSBlog: Supreme Court petitions to watch (September 19, 2008)
"The first edition of “Petitions to Watch” for the October 2008 term features cases up for consideration at the Justices’ opening conference of September 29. As always, the list contains the petitions on the Court’s paid docket that Tom has...
DOJ won't provide Indian crime data to Senate (September 19, 2008)
INDIANZ.COM LISTENING LOUNGE Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing to examine Federal declinations to prosecute crimes in Indian Country. September 18, 2008. • Opening Statements • Panel 1 - Testimony | Q&A • Panel 2 - Testimony | Q&A Written...
Sen. Obama meets tribal leaders in New Mexico (September 19, 2008)
Christine Suina of Cochiti Pueblo at rally for Sen. Barack Obama in New Mexico. Photo © Albuquerque Journal. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama met with about 100 tribal leaders during a campaign stop in New Mexico. Obama met...
Interior investigators pulled from Abramoff probe (September 19, 2008)
Inspector General Earl E. Devaney has pulled his investigators from the Jack Abramoff probe in protest of the Department of Justice's failure to prosecute two former government officials, The Washington Post reports. Devaney's office has been working on the...
'War' cited in need for work at Fort Sill sacred site (September 19, 2008)
The U.S. Army says "war" justifies the need for construction at a sacred site in Oklahoma. The Army is planning a training services center at Fort Sill. Construction was halted temporarily due to objections by the Comanche Nation. The...
Thousands expected for Soboba Band powwow (September 19, 2008)
The Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians hosts its 12th annual powwow this weekend. Thousands are expected for the three-day event, which kicks off today. More than 600 dancers and drummers will participate and compete for prizes. Traditional bird singers also...
Tribes announce national economic consortium (September 19, 2008)
A new group that will promote economic development in Indian Country is being announced next week at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The Native American Group encourages tribes to work together. Founding members include some...
Lummi Nation opens student residential academy (September 19, 2008)
The Lummi Nation of Washington dedicated the Lummi Youth Academy on Thursday. The academy is a residential facility for students who attend the Lummi Nation School. Twenty-six students, including members of other tribes, have already signed up to live...
Former Tohono O’odham Nation official sentenced (September 19, 2008)
Loren Goldtooth, a former housing official for the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona, was sentenced to one year in prison on embezzlement and tax evasion charges. Goldtooth, 52, was convicted of stealing more than $50,000 from the tribe. He...
Editorial: No pity for 'broken' Jack Abramoff (September 19, 2008)
"Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who was sentenced last week to four years in prison for his involvement in a far-reaching Washington political corruption scandal, wants us all to feel sorry for him. He calls himself “a broken man” and a...
No recount in Alaska Republican primary (September 19, 2008)
Incumbent Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) officially won the Alaska Republican primary on Thursday after his opponent declined to seek a recount. Young defeated Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell, who was endorsed by Gov. Sarah Palin (R), the Republican vice presidential nominee,...
Government appeals decision in Cobell case (September 19, 2008)
The Bush administration has appealed a federal judge's decision to award $455.6 million to the plaintiffs in the Cobell v. Kempthorne trust fund lawsuit. In a brief filed with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Department of Justice argues...
In the Loop: Interior's laminated ethics (September 19, 2008)
"The House Natural Resources Committee roughed up Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne yesterday over those fun-loving employees in Colorado who took gifts and free trips, used drugs and had sex with employees from the oil and gas companies they were...
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