Man convicted for 1975 Aquash murder argues for reversal (March 20, 2012)
The South Dakota Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday in the case of John Graham, who was convicted for the 1975 murder of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash. Graham, who is Native from Canada, was extradited to...
Washington governor signs Public Law 280 retrocession bill (March 20, 2012)
Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire (D) signed a bill that will allow the state to retrocede its jurisdiction under Public Law 280. The bill allows tribes to request for the state to give up its criminal and civil jurisdiction. The request...
Trust land blossoms into homeless camp under BIA's watch (March 20, 2012)
About 45 members of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of California have seen their trust land become a homeless camp over the last couple of years. The Bureau of Indian Affairs allowed a non-Indian businessman to use the...
NPR: Navajo Nation combats an increase in HIV/AIDS cases (March 20, 2012)
"MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Now, we go behind closed doors, as we often do on Mondays. That's where we talk about issues people usually keep private. HIV/AIDS is still...
David Wilkins: Tribal disenrollments are a growing problem (March 20, 2012)
"A strange thing is happening in and across Indian country: the number of federally recognized tribal nations continues to increase—the Tejon people of California were readmitted to the ranks in early January of this year, bringing the number of such...
Steve Russell: Nationhood, citizenship and our sovereignty (March 20, 2012)
"Citizenship is a tricky word in Indian country. It’s “citizenship” rather than “membership” if an Indian nation is not a club and you can’t join it. “Nation” or “tribe” is another semantic issue that conceals as much politics as citizenship....
Services begin for Agua Caliente leader Richard Milanovich (March 20, 2012)
Family, friends and other well-wishers began paying tribute to the late Richard Milanovich, who was the longtime chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of California. Milanovich's body is lying in state at the Palm Springs Convention Center....
San Manuel Band to announce naming rights deal for park (March 20, 2012)
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has secured the naming rights to a minor league baseball stadium, The San Bernardino County Sun reports. An announcement for the "San Manuel Stadium" will be made on Thursday. The park is the...
Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing (March 20, 2012)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a hearing on Thursday. Three bills are on the agenda. They are: S.1684, the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act Amendments of 2011; S.1898, a bill to provide for the conveyance of...
Updates on Indian Country from the Department of Justice (March 20, 2012)
A weekly update on public safety in Indian Country, provided by the Department of Justice. For more information on tribal programs at DOJ, visit www.justice.gov/tribal Read “Prevention and Recovery: Quarterly Newsletter for Indian Country”, developed by the Tribal Law and...
Native Sun News: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe taps into fund (March 20, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Part I CHEYENNE RIVER, SOUTH DAKOTA – The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Council ratified milestone legislation on...
Supreme Court to debate health care reform law next week (March 20, 2012)
The U.S. Supreme Court will hold an unprecedented three days of arguments next week to consider the landmark Affordable Care Act. The law includes a permanent reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. If the court invalidates the entire...
Judge backs Hualapai court jurisdiction in Skywalk dispute (March 20, 2012)
The non-Indian developer of the Grand Canyon Skywalk must exhaust his tribal remedies before going to federal court, Judge David Campbell ruled on Monday. David Jin entered into a relationship with the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona to build and operate...
WH Blog: Federal health insurance program open for tribes (March 20, 2012)
"Recently, I had the privilege to speak about how the Affordable Care Act is having a positive impact in Indian Country as I joined other Administration officials in addressing the Executive Council Winter Session of the National Congress on American...
WNYC: Mohawk ironworkers maintain tradition in New York (March 20, 2012)
"Balancing 27 stories above midtown Manhattan on a recent afternoon, iron worker Kaniehtakeron ‘Geggs’ Martin straddled an I-beam on top of a rising skyscraper on 55th Street and grabbed a steal beam out of the air with a steady gloved...
Crow lawmakers call for removal of judge over racist email (March 20, 2012)
Lawmakers from the Crow Tribe of Montana are seeking the removal of a federal judge who admitted he sent a racist e-mail about President Barack Obama. The Crow Legislature passed a resolution that calls on Congress to impeach Chief Judge...
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