House backs Alaska Native corporation land swap, project (October 25, 2011)
By a voice vote, the House passed H.R.441, the Kantishna Hills Renewable Energy Act, on Monday. The bill allows Doyon Ltd., an Alaska Native regional corporation, to build a 50-kilowatt power plant, a small dam and a small pipeline within...
Judge in Colorado won't give ICWA case to Navajo Nation (October 25, 2011)
A judge in Colorado has refused to transfer an Indian Child Welfare Act case to the Navajo Nation. Judge Pattie Swift said it was too late in the proceedings to transfer the case even though the child is eligible for...
Politician apologizes for remarks about Native 'handouts' (October 25, 2011)
Native leaders in Saskatchewan say a candidate for office should bow out of the race for making offensive comments about Native people. At a candidates' forum last week, Greg Ottenbreit was asked about revenue sharing with "minorities and special interest...
Politician removes video that mentioned 'talking Eskimo' (October 25, 2011)
A member of Canada's Parliament has removed an animated video in which a character is chastised for "talking Eskimo." Saskatchewan MP David Anderson, who is the secretary for the Canadian Wheat Board, posted the video on his website. It depicted...
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe ready to open a new hospital (October 25, 2011)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is getting ready to open a $109 million hospital and health center. The 138,500-square-foot facility replaces an outdated facility on the reservation. It will house tribal health programs and the Indian Health...
Nevada Indian Commission honors four for achievements (October 25, 2011)
The Nevada Indian Commission will honor four tribal members at the 2011 American Indian Achievement Awards Banquet and Silent Auction next week. The honorees were selected for working to improve the lives of American Indians in Nevada. They are: American...
Cherokee Nation chief allows employees to talk to council (October 25, 2011)
The new leader of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma signed an executive order that he said will create a more open tribal government. The order allows tribal employees to talk to council members about employment issues. It rescinds an internal...
Only nine complaints unresolved against tribal loan firms (October 25, 2011)
Payday lending companies owned by tribes have been making headlines but regulators in Oklahoma say they have been able to informally resolve consumer complaints. Due to sovereign immunity, the Oklahoma Department of Consumer Credit can't take enforcement action against tribes....
Crow Reservation murder defendant enters not guilty plea (October 25, 2011)
A man accused of murdering three people on the Crow Reservation in Montana entered a not guilty plea on Monday. Sheldon Bernard Chase, 22, is a member of the Crow Tribe. He has been charged with three counts of first...
Turtle Talk ranks among top 20 visited law professor sites (October 25, 2011)
Turtle Talk, the blog for the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law, is among the top 20 sites edited by law professors. Based on publicly available SiteMeters data, Turtle Talk ranks 19th. The blog...
Rep. Rahall statement on Elouise Cobell in Congressional Record (October 25, 2011)
Rep. Nick Rahall (D-West Virginia) is submitting the following remarks to the Congressional Record today. EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF THE HONORABLE NICK J. RAHALL, III OF WEST VIRGINIA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OCTOBER 25, 2011 Mr. Speaker, I rise...
Southern Ute Tribe headed to polls to choose new leaders (October 25, 2011)
The Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado will hold two elections next week. The first election takes place on Tuesday, November 1. Tribal members will vote for a new vice chairman because Jimmy Newton Jr. resigned to run for chairman. The...
Native Hawaiian provision added to Interior appropriations (October 25, 2011)
A provision in the draft fiscal year 2012 Interior appropriations bill would put Native Hawaiians in the same category as federally recognized tribes. The draft was released on October 14. Section 420 reads: HAWAIIAN RECOGNITION SEC. 420. Now and hereafter,...
IACHR takes up violence against indigenous women in US (October 25, 2011)
AUDIO OF HEARING Opening Remarks: Jana Walker / Indian Law Resource Center Dorma Sahneyah / Indigenous Women's Resource Center, Hopi Tewa Women's Coalition To End Abuse Lisa Brunner / Sacred Spirits First Nations Coalition Terri Henry...
Former leader of Tonkawa Tribe pleads not guilty for theft (October 25, 2011)
Anthony E. Street, the former president of the Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma, pleaded not guilty to charges that he and other tribal leaders stole more than $500,000 from the tribe. Street, 47, ran the tribe from April 2005 to April...
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