Former US Attorneys support Kevin Washburn for BIA post (September 13, 2012)
Five former U.S. Attorneys, including two tribal members, are supporting Kevin Washburn to be Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. Washburn, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, served as a federal prosecutor in New Mexico. His public safety and criminal justice...
Spirit Lake Nation social service director was in foster care (September 13, 2012)
The new social services director for the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation of North Dakota remembers what it's like to be torn from a home. “I was 4 years old, the youngest of five children,” Mark Little Owl told The Grand...
Deadline nearing for claims in residential school settlement (September 13, 2012)
Former students have until September 19 to file claims for a share of Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. The settlement was structured into two components. The Common Experience Program offered money to all students of residential schools and paid out...
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes share in per caps (September 13, 2012)
Members of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana waited in long lines to receive a $10,000 per capita payout on Wednesday. Each of the tribe's approximately 7,580 members received a check. “This actually helps the membership. It’s a...
Fronteras: Most kids in juvenile detention center are Indian (September 13, 2012)
"The high school dropout rate for American Indians is almost twice the national average. Educators in Flagstaff, Ariz., have tried to turn that trend around. And they’ve had some success at a place you wouldn’t suspect -- the Coconino County...
Tribes in Kansas meeting at Native Nations Law Symposium (September 13, 2012)
Tribes in Kansas will meet for the 12th Annual Native Nations Law Symposium tomorrow. The Kickapoo Tribe is hosting this year's meeting. The featured speaker will be Jodi Gillette, the Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs at the White...
Turtle Talk Tournament: Greatest federal Indian law cases (September 13, 2012)
"Here is the next batch: (3) Ex parte Kan-Gi-Shun-Ca (Crow Dog) (109US556) vs. (14) Bryan v. Itasca County (426US373) (16) Winters v. United States vs. (11) McClanahan v. Arizona State Tax Commission (2) The Kansas Indians vs. (15) United States...
Native Sun News: Native monument proposed in Rapid City (September 13, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy, Native Sun News Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, below, would like to see Halley Park, above, which comprises the eastern end of the portion of the...
SCIA to consider three bills before land-into-trust hearing (September 13, 2012)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting this afternoon prior to a hearing on the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Carcieri v. Salazar and Salazar v. Patchak. Three bills are on the agenda. They are: S....
Witness list for House hearing on taxation and per capitas (September 13, 2012)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs holds a hearing tomorrow discuss taxation of per capita payments. Individual Indians across the nation are benefiting from millions of dollars in funds through various settlements. The Internal Revenue Service issued...
Haskell University put on probation for problems with athletes (September 13, 2012)
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has placed the men's and women's athletic programs at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas on probation. Details are scarce but the NAIA website cites violations involving ineligible players. The suspension runs from 2012-2014....
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