HUD awards $61M for housing and jobs in Indian Country (April 19, 2011)
The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $61 million in grants to tribes and tribal housing organizations. The money comes from the Indian Community Development Block Grant Program. It will be used to improve housing in Indian Country and...
Slate: Translating the Cayuse language in 'Meek's Cutoff' (April 19, 2011)
"In Kelly Reichardt's much-lauded new film Meek's Cutoff, set in 1845, a small band of pioneers get lost in barren, arid plains on their way to the Willamette Valley. Eventually, they grow disillusioned with their blustery guide, Stephen Meek (who...
Editorial: Indian mascots a worthy issue for examination (April 19, 2011)
"Rep. Charles Graham’s House bill that would establish a panel to study the use of American Indian mascots by public schools in this state was recently deemed the “Bad Bill of the Week” by the John Pope Civitas Institute, a...
Energy Department hosts tribal leaders for summit in May (April 19, 2011)
The Department of Energy is inviting tribal leaders to a summit next month. The DOE Tribal Summit takes place from May 4-5 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. Tribal leaders will meet with senior policy advisers on May...
Choctaw Nation provides assistance to victims of tornado (April 19, 2011)
The Choctaw Nation is providing food, water, health services and other assistance to victims of a tornado in Tushka, Oklahoma. The April 14 storm destroyed 149 homes and caused damages to over 80 homes. About 2,700 people lost electricity. “The...
Dean Chavers: Indian veterans rarely honored for service (April 19, 2011)
"Indians have fought in every war the United States has had since the American Revolution. They have enlisted in higher numbers than the general population, and have served valiantly. But they are seldom honored for their service. The Navajo Code...
Joe Valandra: Preparing Indian warriors for bigger battles (April 19, 2011)
"About 140 years ago, my Lakota Grandfathers and their allies won a great victory in a battle over the U.S. Seventh Cavalry at the Greasy Grass River (Little Bighorn) in Montana. Less than 10 years later, the massacre at Wounded...
DOJ intervenes in protest for development at sacred site (April 19, 2011)
The Department of Justice is mediating a dispute over development at a sacred site in northern California. A group called Sacred Sites Protection and Rights of Indigenous Tribes is occupying a park at Glen Cove. The Greater Vallejo Recreation District...
First Nations in Manitoba bearing brunt of massive floods (April 19, 2011)
Almost 700 people in Manitoba have been evacuated from their homes due to major flooding, with most coming from First Nations. Of the evacuees, 576 have come from the Peguis First Nation. The Sioux Valley Dakota First Nation and the...
Witness List: Senate Indian Affairs Committee field hearing (April 19, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a field hearing in Wyoming tomorrow. The hearing will examine deferred maintenance and management issues at the Wind River Irrigation Project. In 2006, the Government Accountability Office said the Bureau of Indian Affairs...
Supreme Court yet to issue ruling in Tohono O'odham case (April 19, 2011)
The U.S. Supreme Court has yet to issue a ruling in US v. Tohono O'odham Nation, a trust case. The justices heard the case on November 1, 2010. Their ruling will determine whether the Tohono O'odham Nation can pursue a...
Turtle Talk: Supreme Court report card in Indian law cases (April 19, 2011)
Turtle Talk has posted an Indian law report card for the U.S. Supreme Court. The report card covers every Indian law and Indian law-related case since 1986, when the late William Rehnquist became the chief justice. It starts with Iowa...
Table Mountain Rancheria still interested in county's park (April 19, 2011)
The Table Mountain Rancheria is still interested in running Lost Lake Park for Fresno County, California. The idea came up a couple of years ago and died amid opposition. But with the county facing a budget shortage, it's back on...
Survivors of abuse meet for HOPE Conference in Montana (April 19, 2011)
Survivors of child abuse met last week in Montana for the second annual HOPE Conference. This year's theme was "Child Sexual Trauma in Indian Country: Past, Present and Future." Attendees learned about the Tribal Law and Order Act, healing and...
Cankdeska Cikana Community College gets $300K grant (April 19, 2011)
The Cankdeska Cikana Community College in North Dakota has received a $300,000 grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota. The college will use the money for a library enhancement project. The goal is to showcase Dakota history, culture...
Crosscut: Frontline breaking 'The Silence' on clergy abuse (April 19, 2011)
""The Silence," a Frontline PBS documentary on sexual abuse in the village of St. Michael, Alaska, opens with scenes of one kind of silence. It is the vast silence of the snowy mountains of remote, far northern Alaska. But the...
Pointe Au Chien Tribe sues BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill (April 19, 2011)
The Pointe Au Chien Tribe of Louisiana has sued BP over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The tribe says the spill destroyed its land, burial grounds and historical sites. Tribal members who depend on...
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe closes a part of lake to visitors (April 19, 2011)
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada has closed access to a part of Pyramid Lake. The tribe is closing the area due to vandalism at a sacred site. "The Tribe needs time clean up damage and to come up...
Former Soboba Band chairman sentenced in bribery case (April 19, 2011)
Robert Salgado, the former chairman of the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians of California, was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison on bribery and tax evasion charges. Salgado, 68, admitted that he accepted kickbacks from contractors that did business...
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