Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs sets hearing (September 13, 2011)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing next Thursday, September 22. Five bills are on the agenda. They are: H.R. 443, to provide for the conveyance of certain property from the United States to...
Judge allows discovery in Yakama Nation lawsuit over FBI raid (September 13, 2011)
The Obama administration must provide information about a February 16 raid on the Yakama Nation in Washington, a federal judge ruled on Monday. The tribe sued Attorney General Eric Holder and other federal defendants after the FBI raided King Mountain...
Researchers report unusual artifacts at Alaska Native village (September 13, 2011)
Researchers from the University of Alaska Museum of the North have uncovered some unusual artifacts at an old Alaska Native village. The four items are small, round disks that are made of clay. They are adorned with markings and...
Larry Jones, artist from Onondaga Nation, passes away at 66 (September 13, 2011)
Larry Jones, a member of the Onondaga Nation of New York, died last week. He was 66. Jones was an artist who was well known for his walking sticks, coffee tables and other works. He gave one of his...
Wyoming man pleads not guilty for murder of Arapaho infant (September 13, 2011)
A Wyoming man pleaded not guilty of murder in connection with the death of a seven-month-old infant, the Associated Press reports. Authorities say Jonathan David Marshall, 22, is responsible for the July 28 death of Eli C'Bearing. The boy, who...
Berkeley NewsCenter: Learning from Ishi over a century later (September 13, 2011)
"They came both to bury Ishi — at least the outdated notion of Ishi prevalent in pop culture — and to praise him. They came to learn from him, to remember him not as a research subject but as a...
Robert Redford: Keystone XL pipeline threatens US heartland (September 13, 2011)
"Few landscapes anywhere evoke the majesty of our country and the can-do spirit of our people like the sweeping great plains that form the nation's broad girth. Watered by some of our most storied rivers - the Missouri, Yellowstone,...
Navajo leader criticizes appeals over $3.4B Cobell settlement (September 13, 2011)
The leader of an allottee group on the Navajo Nation is questioning why one Indian beneficiary has appealed the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit. Ervin Chavez, the president of Shi Shi Keyah, said Kimberly Craven, who...
Border town in New Mexico builds world's largest Navajo taco (September 13, 2011)
The city of Gallup, New Mexico, now holds the Guinness World Record for the largest Navajo taco. The taco was more than 10 feet in diameter. It was created with 150 pieces of fry bread and included 65 pounds...
Witness list for SCIA oversight hearing on tribal transportation (September 13, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold an oversight hearing this Thursday on tribal transportation issues. The hearing takes place at 2:15pm in Room 628 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. The witness list follows: Panel # 1 Mr. John...
Navajo school board president appears on intoxication count (September 13, 2011)
The president of a public school board on the Navajo Nation appeared in tribal court on a charge of public intoxication. Tribal police found Central Consolidated School District Board President Matthew Tso, 33, and a 20-year-old male inside a car...
Blog: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe's hatchery threatens salmon (September 13, 2011)
'Busting down the dams on Washington’s Elwha River was always about restoring the wild salmon. So why are hatchery fish being raised to stock the river when the dams come out? Hatchery fish are not entirely new to the Elwha,...
Robinson Rancheria chair accused of theft from another tribe (September 13, 2011)
Tracey Isabelle Avila, the chairwoman of the Robinson Rancheria Pomo Indians of California, has been charged with theft. Avila, 50, is accused of stealing from the Elem Pomo Tribe. She used to be the tribe's fiscal officer. Avila was charged...
Santee Sioux man punished for fatal crash on the reservation (September 13, 2011)
A member of the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska was sentenced to 37 months in prison in connection with a fatal accident on the reservation. Mark Henry, 21, was intoxicated when he lost control of his vehicle in March of...
Chumash Tribe to hold public meeting on land-into-trust plan (September 13, 2011)
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California will hold a public meeting on Friday to discuss its land-into-trust plans. The tribe has not yet submitted an application for 1,400 acres it recently purchased. But opposition groups are already...
BIA warns Cherokee Nation about disenrollment of Freedmen (September 13, 2011)
The Obama administration is warning the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma that excluding the Freedmen violates an 1866 treaty. Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk said the Bureau of Indian Affairs never approved a change to the tribe's constitution that disenrolled the...
Letter: Selfish appeal delays $3.4B settlement in Cobell case (September 13, 2011)
"On June 20 of this year, the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. approved a settlement for the historic class action lawsuit Cobell v. Salazar. This approval ended a lawsuit that began over 15 years ago, on June 10, 1996....
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