Column: Alaska Native triplets start line of skin care products (March 30, 2011)
"Cosmetics makers with roots in Finland, Iceland and Russia are already producing a host of items that use antioxidant-rich northern plants and berries. One Alaska company, Arxotica, is looking to do the same thing here. It will be the first...
Southern Ute Tribe loses water rights battle in Colorado court (March 30, 2011)
The Colorado Supreme Court ruled against the Southern Ute Tribe in a water rights dispute. The tribe sought to intervene when several irrigation companies went to water court to clear up some issues. But in a 4-3 ruling, the court...
Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux council makes another bad move (March 30, 2011)
The following opinion by Jeffrey Whalen, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, appears in this week's issue of the Native Sun News. All content © Native Sun News. The Oglala Tribal Council did it again. They made yet another...
Turtle Talk: New tactic for Indian law cases in Supreme Court (March 30, 2011)
"Earlier this year, the Oneida Indian Nation successfully persuaded the Supreme Court to GVR a case that most observers would agree the Nation would have a difficult time winning — by informing the Court of changed circumstances, initiated by the...
San Manuel Band announces $150K for relief efforts in Japan (March 30, 2011)
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians in California announced a total of $150,00 in donations for relief efforts in Japan. The tribe is donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross - Inland Empire Chapter and $50,000 to the International...
Members of Chippewa Cree Tribe frustrated with their leaders (March 30, 2011)
Some members of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana are upset with the way their leaders are running things. Some say the tribal council salaries should be put to a reservation vote. Theron Oats says the $125,000 salary is too...
Superintendent for BIA pleads not guilty over Fort Peck thefts (March 30, 2011)
Florence White Eagle, the Bureau of Indian Affairs superintendent on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana, plead not guilty in connection with theft of money from a tribal loan program. White Eagle, 63, has been charged with conspiracy to convert...
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe ready to break ground on water park (March 30, 2011)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan will break ground on a water park and hotel on Monday. The Soaring Eagle Water Park & Hotel will feature a 45,000-square-foot water park and a 243-room hotel. It's scheduled to open in approximately...
Opinion: Lumbee Tribe does better without federal assistance (March 30, 2011)
"Now here comes John Stossel, fellow WND columnist, over the weekend of March 26 with one of the best pieces in television history: "Freeloaders," a Fox News special delivering stomp-down proof that Indian tribes that are not recognized as tribes...
John Stossel: Freeloading doesn't help the freeloader Indians (March 30, 2011)
"No group has been more "helped" by the American government than American Indians. Yet no group in America does worse. Almost a quarter of Native Americans live in poverty. 66 percent are born to single mothers. They have short life...
Editorial: Tribal free press could help tackle problems at IHS (March 30, 2011)
"Year after year, decade after decade, the reservations lag in positive indicators (such as high-school graduation rates and the like) and lead in the negative ones — poverty, unemployment, youth suicides and so on. Even the federal agencies such as...
Cherokee Nation wants to keep state parks in Oklahoma open (March 30, 2011)
The Cherokee Nation is looking for ways to help the state of Oklahoma keep three parks open. The state plans to close three parks within Cherokee territory. To avoid that, Chief Chad Smith suggested that costs be shared between the...
Sen. Conrad presses IHS director about care in North Dakota (March 30, 2011)
Sen. Kent Conrad (D-North Dakota) said he has put Yvette Roubideaux, the director of the Indian Health Service, "on notice" due to concerns about the quality of care being provided in North Dakota. Conrad met with Roubideaux in Washington, D.C.,...
Coeur d'Alene Tribe asks Fox News to apologize for segment (March 30, 2011)
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho is asking Fox News to apologize for a segment in which reporter John Stossel questioned the existence of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. In a letter, Chairman Chief Allan said Stossel's comments on...
DOI report says more than half of oil and gas leases not used (March 30, 2011)
The Interior Department released a report that said more than two-thirds of offshore leases in the Gulf of Mexico and more than half of onshore leases on federal lands sit unused. Energy companies are neither producing nor exploring under the...
Washington governor requests assistance for Yakama Nation (March 30, 2011)
Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire (D) is asking the federal government to declare a disaster for the Yakama Nation. The tribe lost 100 homes to a fire on February 12. More than 75 people have been left homeless, the Associated Press...
10th Circuit allows charges in non-Indian eagle feather case (March 30, 2011)
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated criminal charges against a non-Indian man for possessing eagle feathers. The Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act bars the possession of eagle feathers and eagle parts. Exceptions are allowed for members of federally...
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