Turtle Talk: Rep. Paul Ryan's negative record on Indian issues (August 15, 2012)
"111th Congress H.R. 3590, Permanent Reauthorization of Indian Health Care Improvement Act Rep. Ryan voted against permanently reauthorizing the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll165.xml H.R. 725, Tribal Law and Order Act Rep. Ryan voted against Senate amendments to include...
North Dakota tribe purchases 67-acre ranch property for $1.85M (August 15, 2012)
The Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation of North Dakota purchased a 67-acre ranch for about $1.85 million. The Geving Ranch is within the boundaries of the Fort Berthold Reservation. The land has historically been used for farming and for raising...
Sports: How Florida State University got the 'Seminoles' name (August 15, 2012)
Chief Osceola riding his horse Renegade, November 4, 2006. Photo WikiPedia "Florida State University's nickname, the Seminoles, is one of the most identifiable yet controversial in college athletics. Fans, students and alumni sense a strong connection to the nickname...
New Mexico Pueblo gains approval for rights-of-way agreement (August 15, 2012)
The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission approved a $11.25 easement agreement between Ohkay Owingeh and Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative. The tribe's reservation hosts a large concentration of the utility's lines, transformers and substations. The agreement guarantees certainty for both parties...
HCN: Goshute Tribe opposed to water pipeline through territory (August 15, 2012)
"A water mining project that’s been a quarter-century in the making took a major step forward last week, when the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recommended approval of a plan for diverting groundwater from three counties in eastern Nevada to...
Ruth Hopkins: Saving a sacred Black Hills site from auction block (August 15, 2012)
"On August 25, 1,942.66 acres divided into five tracts of land located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, is slated to go up for auction. In 2012, such an event isn’t extraordinary; except in this case the land scheduled...
Sue Masten: WEWIN honors women leaders at annual meeting (August 15, 2012)
"It’s hard to believe, but WEWIN’s (Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations) eighth annual conference is quickly approaching. WEWIN was founded to foster personal and professional growth of Native women. At every conference, we host an honoring luncheon to pay...
Blog: Activists need help to prevent sacred site from being sold (August 15, 2012)
"The sale is perfectly “legal,” but is it morally, ethically, and spiritually correct? In a race against the clock, the Sioux Nation is fighting to save Pe’ Sla, one of its most sacred religious sites. Pe’ Sla, located in the...
Sen. Murray still pushing for tribal jurisdiction provision in VAWA (August 15, 2012)
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington) said she won't support a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act unless it protects American Indian and Alaska Native women. Murry led efforts to pass S.1925 in the Senate. But H.R.4970, which passed the...
County provides response in Chumash Tribe land-into-trust flap (August 15, 2012)
Officials in Santa Barbara County are giving their side of a land-into-trust dispute with the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. Chairman Vincent Armenta testified before the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs earlier this month and said...
Prairie Island Indian Community concerned about nuclear plant (August 15, 2012)
The Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota said it was troubled by operations at a nuclear power facility next to its reservation. The Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant was forced to shut down one of its reactors after two backup...
Cherokee Nation Council bars non-Cherokees from top positions (August 15, 2012)
The Cherokee Nation Council voted 9-8 on Monday to pass a bill that requires five key positions to be filled by members of the Cherokee Nation. The bill applies to the principal chief's general counsel, the chief of staff, the...
Gene Boshey, former chairman of Bois Forte Band, passes at 80 (August 15, 2012)
Eugene Boshey Sr., a former chairman of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Indians in Minnesota, died on Monday. He was 80. Boshey was first elected to the tribal council in 1982. He became chairman in 1988 and served in...
Native Sun News: Cobell trust fund settlement moving forward (August 15, 2012)
Another milestone has been reached in the over 16-year history of the Cobell saga.
Tommy Thompson, HHS secretary under Bush, gets Senate nod (August 15, 2012)
Tommy Thompson, a Health and Human Services Secretary under former president George W. Bush, won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin on Tuesday. Thompson wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which includes a permanent reauthorization of the...
Gyasi Ross: Starting a tradition of acceptance in Indian Country (August 15, 2012)
"The point, instead, is…homosexuality undoubtedly exists within our Native communities now, in 2012. Those gay and lesbian Native people also undoubtedly deserve to be treated humanely and civilly just like any other person within our communities; that’s true whether being...
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