Colville woman accuses state trooper of making racist comment (January 28, 2011)
A member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation has filed a complaint against a Washington state trooper. Andrea George, an attorney, was traveling on a highway on the reservation when her pickup truck skidded and landed on its...
Members of Hopi Tribe rejects proposed changes to constitution (January 28, 2011)
The Hopi Tribe of Arizona won't be changing its constitution. Tribal members went to the polls on Thursday and voted 656 to 410 against a new constitution that would have created four branches of government. The tribe adopted its constitution...
Health Canada transfers Native elders out of reserve in Manitoba (January 28, 2011)
Health Canada has airlifted more than a dozen elders out of the Oxford House First Nation in Manitoba after they were forced out of their care facility. The elders were staying at a high school on the reserve when...
Letter: Water rights settlement betrays needs of the Crow Tribe (January 28, 2011)
"The Crow Tribe has been ridiculed by its own officials and a few employees. An attorney at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center spoke of the water rights compact. Dale Old Horn stood several times during the meeting repeating what...
Alaska Dispatch: Alaska Native men come together for solutions (January 28, 2011)
"On a cold winter day in January, men from around Alaska journeyed to an office building in Anchorage for a meeting unlike any they'd attended in their lives. Inside a conference room at the Cook Inlet Tribal Center, with no...
Native Sun News: Rosebud Sioux Tribe sued by a former chairman (January 28, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk. All content © Native Sun News. ROSEBUD, SOUTH DAKOTA — A former Rosebud Sioux Tribal Chairman has filed a complaint in U.S. District Court alleging that attorneys for the...
Dakota descendants back in court over mismanagement of trust (January 28, 2011)
The plaintiffs in the Wolfchild lawsuit were back in court last Friday to discuss the next steps in the case. On December 21, 2010, Judge Charles Lettow of the Court of Federal Claims ruled that the descendants of the "loyal...
IHS seeks to dismiss lawsuit over exposure to disease at hospital (January 28, 2011)
The Indian Health Service is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Quechan Nation, whose members may have been exposed to deadly viruses and diseases at the Fort Yuma Hospital in Arizona. About 44 tribal members were potentially exposed...
Counties submit opening brief for Oneida Nation foreclosure case (January 28, 2011)
Two New York counties submitted their opening brief in the Oneida Nation foreclosure case. Oneida County and Madison County are trying to foreclose on the tribe's land for failure to pay property taxes. They say the tribe lacks sovereign immunity...
Developer plans entertainment complex at Salt River Reservation (January 28, 2011)
A developer has signed a lease to build an entertainment complex on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Arizona. Odysea in the Desert could include an aquarium, IMAX theater, Ripley's Believe it or Not and other attractions, The Arizona...
Lummi Nation fires manager after less than two years in the post (January 28, 2011)
The Lummi Nation of Washington fired its general manager, who said he wasn't surprised to be let go. Ted Wright, a member of the Tlingit Tribe of Alaska, was hired in July 2009. He had a five-year contract but he...
Bill proposes to eliminate Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs (January 28, 2011)
A Nebraska lawmaker wants to eliminate the Commission on Indian Affairs and replace it with a Commission on Indian and Multicultural Affairs. Sen. Bill Avery said the new commission will represent all minority groups. He said tribes will have...
Blog: Task force at DOJ to address violence against Native women (January 28, 2011)
"Federal interference in tribal affairs is a tricky business. On one hand, the feds risk overreaching. Hence, this week's decision by a U.S. District Court judge to dismiss cases concerning a nasty Snoqualmie Tribe feud. On the other hand, federal...
APRN: NCAI president says Indian Country on the dawn of new era (January 28, 2011)
"The President of the country’s largest group representing Alaska Natives and American Indians says they have fresh momentum, and are at the dawn of a new era. Jefferson Keel, president of the National Congress of American Indians, gave the annual...
CNC: NCAI president discusses priorities in State of Indian Nations (January 28, 2011)
"And the State of Indian Country is… Good morning, I’m Elizabeth Wynne Johnson; this is Power Breakfast from Capitol News Connection. Today the President of the National Congress of American Indians will deliver the annual State of Indian Nations address....
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