Attorney's Indian status an issue in federal criminal court case (July 18, 2011)
A federal judge says a prominent Indian attorney can mention his Indian status and his prior work as a federal prosecutor during jury selection for an upcoming trial. Sam Winder is a member of the Southern Ute Tribe of...
The Interior Department held the first consultation meeting for the land consolidation portion of the Indian trust fund settlement on Friday. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Deputy Secretary David Hayes attended the meeting, which was held in Billings, Montana. They...
Native American Contractors Association hosting leaders summit (July 18, 2011)
The Native American Contractors Association is hosting its first Emerging Native Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., this week. The summit is aimed at interns and employees at Native-owned businesses. They will learn more about government contracting, the media, the political...
House Natural Resources Committee hosts markup on Wednesday (July 18, 2011)
The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a markup this Wednesday on several bills. Three Indian bills are on the agenda. They are: H.R.1158, the Montana Mineral Conveyance Act. The bill settles a dispute over coal subsurface rights for...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee roundtable and hearing this week (July 18, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will be hosting a roundtable and hearing this week. A roundtable on Tuesday will focus on taxation in Indian Country. People who wish to attend can call Christiane Cardoza at 202-224-2251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. On...
Mark Trahant: Some summer reading about federal Indian policies (July 18, 2011)
The debt ceiling negotiations are deep underground. While there’s plenty of action on the surface, posturing, mostly, there are also quiet talks about both temporary and real solutions. Indeed, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told CNBC on Monday that there will...
Ojibwe man discovers relative in England through online search (July 18, 2011)
An Ojibwe man with roots in Wisconsin recently connected with a cousin he never knew in England. Stuart Whiteeagle Ackley is heading to the UK to meet Cris McDonald-Constable. They are both descendants of Chief Mee-gee-see, who was from...
"Assembly of First Nations national chief Shawn Atleo has been saying it for a while, but said it again last week at the AFN's annual general assembly in Moncton, N.B., on July 12, attracting national media attention. First Nations want...
Yakama Nation tobacco raid lawsuit includes many defendants (July 18, 2011)
In addition to the federal government, the Yakama Nation is suing municipalities in Washington, Mississippi and Virginia for participating in a raid on the reservation. The lawsuit names the cities of Richland, Pasco and Kennewick in Washington; Mashall County and...
Ed Delgado wins election as chair of Oneida Nation of Wisconsin (July 18, 2011)
Members of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin elected a new chairman and other leaders on Saturday. According to unofficial results, Ed Delgado, 65, defeated Ron "Tehassi" Hill for the chairman's post. The tally was 908 to 797 votes. Greg Matson...
NYT Blog: Oneida Nation aims to put stories on the silver screen (July 18, 2011)
"“We used to have petroglyphs,” said Ray Halbritter, the nation representative of the Oneida Indian Nation and the chief executive of its Nation Enterprises. In a telephone interview on Friday, Mr. Halbritter was explaining his nation’s reasons for dabbling in...
Recount gives Chad Smith the edge in Cherokee Nation election (July 18, 2011)
The drama continues in the principal chief's race for the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. After a recount that took two days, incumbent Chad Smith says he's up by 5 votes. That's close to the "official" results from June 27, when...
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux community voices crime concerns (July 18, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk. All content © Native Sun News. Last Thursday a public forum hosted by Cante Wanjila Offender Reentry and Support Project was held at Wounded Knee School in Manderson. Panelists...
Marc Simmons: John Collier motivated to protect Pueblo people (July 18, 2011)
"The long story of Indian-Anglo relations in New Mexico, as elsewhere, has followed an exceedingly bumpy road. One of those active along the way was John Collier, a strong believer in social engineering, or what we would call now, community...
Editorial: A bloody day of reckoning for Texas Cherokees in 1839 (July 18, 2011)
"Refusing to submit to peaceful eviction from the Lone Star Republic, the Cherokee warriors stood their ground on July 16, 1839, and guaranteed a bloody day of reckoning for the civilized tribe. The tide of Texas opinion had shifted ominously...
Karonienhawi Thomas: Saying no more to violence against women (July 18, 2011)
"My mother told me about a presentation she saw that mentioned how one kind person can make all the difference to a victim of sexual assault. This stood out to me—that one act of kindness from one person could have...
Harold Monteau: Somewhere in Indian Country, domestic violence (July 18, 2011)
"Somewhere in Indian country tonight there is a little boy huddled with his little sister in a bedroom closet hoping against hope that the man who just came into the house at three a.m. will just quietly go to bed....
Beverly Jensen: Shinnecock Nation celebrates federal recognition (July 18, 2011)
"Now that we are federal tribe number 565 (as of October 1, 2010), our upcoming 65th Annual Powwow that takes place every Labor Day weekend is shaping up as a celebration of that important milestone. We’ve come a long way....
Editorial: Canada can't ignore Native inmate population anymore (July 18, 2011)
"Now that Prime Minister Stephen Harper is an honourary chief of the Blood tribe, he could put another feather in his cap by finally appointing a deputy commissioner of corrections for aboriginal affairs. We have been banging the drums for...
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5 Trump budget includes funds to assist six newly-recognized tribes
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