Navajo Nation announces settlement for Peabody lease dispute (August 5, 2011)
The Navajo Nation reached a settlement in a long-running dispute over a coal lease with Peabody Energy. During the Reagan administration, the tribe sought to renew its lease with Peabody for a large coal mine on the Arizona portion of...
BIA took large administrative fee for Quapaw land consolidation (August 5, 2011)
In 2003, Congress earmarked $1 million to help the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma consolidate its land base, which sits on the largest Superfund site in the U.S. Consolidation has helped facilitate cleanup at Tar Creek, reduce fractionation and promote economic...
Opinion: Stop Chumash Tribe from placing new property in trust (August 5, 2011)
"Does your vision of the Santa Ynez Valley include a 30-story casino, perhaps large box stores, an outlet mall or even a new city at highways 154/246 at the gateway of Santa Ynez? Well, that is all possible on the...
California Watch: Tribes protecting members from child support (August 5, 2011)
"Mothers around the state are finding it almost impossible to collect child support from some Native American fathers because tribal governments and businesses are shielding them from court-ordered payments, records and interviews show. The number of tribes or tribal companies...
Harold Monteau: Sharing a Sundance experience with the public (August 5, 2011)
"It’s difficult to write about “spirituality;” it’s an individual experience. In this era of instantaneous electronic communication young Indian men and women utilize daily, it is essential to bite the bullet and write about the spiritual experience in hopes that...
Pechanga Band pushes bill to stop quarry mine near sacred site (August 5, 2011)
The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians is pushing legislation to block a controversial quarry mine in Riverside County, California. The tribe says the Liberty Quarry mine will hollow out a mountain that plays a key role in the tribe's creation...
Rock formation in California to get new name from Pomo legend (August 5, 2011)
The California State Historical Resource Commission is expected to give a new name to a rock formation in Mendocino County. The rock will be known as Frog Woman Rock. It comes from the Pomo name for the formation, Maatha kawao...
Family stages protest after Pit River man fatally shot by officers (August 5, 2011)
Members of the Pit River Tribe kept vigil after one of their own was fatally shot by police officers in Redding, California. Kenny Wilson, who was in his 40s, reportedly fled when he was being served with an outstanding arrest...
Native Sun News: Rosebud Sioux Tribe not told about mining bid (August 5, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. ROSEBUD, SOUTH DAKOTA –– A Canadian company failed to notify the Rosebud Sioux tribal government of a meeting July 25 to inform community members...
Former chairman of Crow Creek Sioux Tribe convicted of bribery (August 5, 2011)
Duane Big Eagle, the chairman of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, was convicted on bribery and conspiracy charges on Thursday. Big Eagle, 61, was convicted of accepting bribes from contractors who did business with the tribe. He faces up to...
Young Los Coyotes man charged for starting fire on reservation (August 5, 2011)
A young member of the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians of California, has been charged with arson for starting a fire that burned more than 14,000 acres on the reservation. Jeremy Ortiz, 23, was charged with aggravated...
Matthew Fletcher: DOJ takes on violence against Indian women (August 5, 2011)
"The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has, for the first time, proposed a dramatic expansion of American Indian tribal criminal jurisdiction in its recommendations to Congress on the reauthorization of the Violence against Women Act. After decades of declining...
KCAW: Sitka Tribe meets NPS to discuss future of cultural center (August 5, 2011)
"National Park officials were in Sitka this week to meet with the Sitka Tribe of Alaska. The two governments are attempting to forge a partnership that would keep a cultural center open at Sitka National Historical Park. But the meeting...
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