SHBJ: Indian Country boasts advantage for solar energy projects (January 7, 2011)
"There are many ironies in the history of relations between the United States and its indigenous peoples, but one in particular may be a telling illustration of the distribution of power. Flip on a light switch in any of the...
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation removes top judge from court (January 7, 2011)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut has fired the chief judge of its court. Thomas Weissmuller said he was let go this week but wasn't given a reason. "I was just thanked for my dedicated service as chief judge,"...
Letter: Legalizing alcohol sales on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation (January 7, 2011)
"My name is Corey Flood; I am a registered member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. I have never forgotten my roots. I have been in prison on four different occasions. I have spent considerable time in my life paying for...
Opinion: Obama and liberals trying to give land to 'first' Americans (January 7, 2011)
"Another topic that I have been reading about that is equally stressful is the ongoing effort on the part of our president and his radical liberal cohorts to give land to people who claim to have been here on this...
Uprising: Native Americans taking bigger hit during the recession (January 7, 2011)
"The US Mint on January 12th will celebrate the release of this year’s $1 coin in its Native American series. The coin features the images of a Native American and white man passing a peace pipe. This represents a 1621...
MPR: Leech Lake Band official faces removal over $2.4M loan deal (January 7, 2011)
"The Leech Lake Tribal Council will decide as early as next week the fate of Tribal Secretary-Treasurer Mike Bongo, who is under fire for making a questionable multi-million dollar loan to a local businessman. Bongo is accused of taking $2.4...
Native Sun News: EPA establishes new tribal committee on toxics (January 7, 2011)
The following story was written and reported byTalli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is forming a new National Tribal Toxics Committee to offer tribes greater opportunities for input on hazardous...
Montana court supports county official who ran for Crow chairman (January 7, 2011)
An elected county official did not violate the state constitution by running for chairman of the Crow Tribe, the Montana Supreme Court ruled. Leroy Not Afraid was serving as Big Horn County Justice of the Peace when he filed for...
Lumbee chairman upset by introduction of federal recognition bill (January 7, 2011)
Leaders of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina weren't consulted about a new federal recognition bill, Chairman Purnell Swett said. Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-North Carolina) introduced H.R.27 on Wednesday, the first day of the 112th Congress. "I will do all...
Phil Busey: Oklahoma tribes give an economic advantage to state (January 7, 2011)
"In economic times that challenge us and an ever-evolving competitive market for economic development, Oklahoma has a unique advantage over most other states. We are a young state and have all the attributes of quality of life, work ethic and...
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