Ojibwe fishing quotas cut in half due to declines in walleye (January 29, 2013)
Fishing quotas have been cut in half for tribal and non-tribal fishermen in Minnesota due to declining runs of walleye. Treaty fishermen will be allocated 72,250 pounds of walleye from Mille Lacs Lake. Non-tribal fishermen will get 178,750 pounds. "The...
Idle No More rally draws a crowd to Oklahoma State Capitol (January 29, 2013)
An Idle No More rally at the Oklahoma State Capitol drew about 200 participants, The Oklahoman reports. Attendees said they opposed the Keystone XL Pipeline, supported the Choctaw Nation and the Chickasaw Nation in their water rights lawsuit and opposed...
US Attorney's Office investigated academic fraud at Haskell (January 29, 2013)
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Kansas investigated academic fraud at Haskell Indian Nations University but declined to file charges, The Lawrence Journal-World reports Employees at the school were accused of falsifying academic records for student athletes. But no charges were...
Teen says he saw Native woman being attacked in Ontario (January 29, 2013)
A Native teen tells CBC News that he witnessed two men attacking a Native woman in what is being investigated as a hate crime in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The 19-year-old Oji-Cree youth had a confrontation with two men on the...
Editorial: Help Indian students succeed with college credits (January 29, 2013)
"American Indian students from low-income families are benefiting from educational programs designed to help them move from high school to college. These dual-credit programs — where high school students take college courses that also count toward their high school graduation...
Navajo Nation Council re-elects Johnny Naize as its leader (January 29, 2013)
The Navajo Nation Council re-elected speaker Johnny Naize to second term on Monday. Naize faced four challengers. After a run-off, he defeated LoRenzo Bates by a vote of 13-11. “I am pleased with the outcome of the election,” Speaker Naize...
Girls reported missing by Saginaw Chippewa Tribe are safe (January 29, 2013)
Two teenaged girls who were reported missing by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan were found safe but they are now tied up in a police investigation. Audrey Michelle Elliott, 13, and her friend, Monica Leann Clark, 15, went missing...
Congress passes bill with tribal disaster declaration section (January 29, 2013)
A bill that will allow tribes to request disaster declarations directly from the federal government is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature. Under the Stafford Act, only states can request declarations. The new bill, H.R.152, amends the law...
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails move in fishing rights case (January 29, 2013)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts has never ceded its fishing rights, Chairman Cedric Cromwell said. The tribe's attorney is representing David Greene, a tribal member, in a lawsuit against the town of Mattapoisett and a former deputy shellfish warden....
Chitimacha Tribe praises slain police officer as a 'true hero' (January 29, 2013)
The Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana identified Rick Riggenbach as the police officer who was killed in the line of duty. Riggenbach, 52, was shot while responding to an incident just off the reservation. He leaves behind a wife and four...
MPR: Trial opens for Native Mob gang members in Minnesota (January 29, 2013)
"A racketeering trial involving three members of a Native American gang began Monday in federal court. The three men are members of the Native Mob, an organization the FBI describes as one of the largest and most violent American Indian...
Mark Trahant: Medicaid will help Indian health system grow (January 29, 2013)
"The Indian Health Service faces, what IHS Director Yvette Roubideaux calls, a “new reality” requiring a business model to match this era. For example the 2012 budget was $4.3 billion. But when third party collections and the Special Diabetes Program...
Turtle Talk: A look ahead at President Obama's second term (January 29, 2013)
"The ongoing stalemate in Congress regarding the federal budget, a Republican House of Representatives, and the fact that the 2016 Presidential campaign will kick off immediately after the 2014 mid-term elections, will make it difficult to push significant Indian policy...
Yurok Tribe pressed to share all of $27.5M trust settlement (January 29, 2013)
Members of the Yurok Tribe of California are circulating a petition to distribute all of a $27.5 million trust fund settlement on a per capita basis. The tribal council wants to use $17.4 million for a per cap and the...
Ex-dictator faces trial for genocide of Mayans in Guatemala (January 29, 2013)
Efrain Rios Montt, a former president and dictator of Guatemala, has been ordered to stand trial for the genocide of thousands of Mayan people. Montt faces charges of genocide and crimes against humanity. He is accused of ordering the murders...
Gabe Galanda: Tribal members ignored in land consolidation (January 29, 2013)
"When the United States supposedly sent $1,000 checks to over 300,000 Indians in time for Christmas or the New Year, the holiday good tidings read: “South Dakota to receive $115M in Cobell monies.” “Cobell settlement brings $25M to Wyoming.” “50,000...
Kevin Abourezk: Idle No More protest against Keystone XL (January 29, 2013)
"Cowboys hats and shawls adorned a coalition of more than 100 ranchers and Native activists who gathered Monday at the state Capitol to protest the Keystone XL pipeline and show support for indigenous rights. As six children held up a...
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