Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'meetings'

Bill Anoatubby: Forum helps world leaders express their creativity

"World leaders in the fields of business, finance, art, technology and education will gather in Oklahoma City later this month to celebrate something that comes naturally to all of us. Participants in the Creativity World Forum hope to help us...

Conference focuses on family violence and trauma

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is hosting its first conference on family violence and child trauma. Charlene Jones, a tribal council member, said violence is common in Indian Country. She said high rates of alcoholism and poverty contribute...

Sovereignty, self-governance forum in California

The American Indian Resources Institute is hosting a two-day forum to address sovereignty and self-governance issues under the new administration of president-elect Barack Obama and the Democratic-controlled 111th Congress. "Tribal Sovereignty and Self-Governance in a New Era: Forging Fair and...

Turtle Talk: FedBar conference at Pojoaque Pueblo

"For the first time in its history, the annual Federal Bar Association Indian Law Conference will take place in a tribal community just outside of Santa Fe, N.M., at Pojoaque Pueblo’s Buffalo Thunder Resort. We celebrate this historic move as...

Alaska Federation of Natives chooses Anchorage

The Alaska Federation of Natives will hold its 2009 conference in Anchorage. Officials in Fairbanks, where the conference was held last year and in 2005, hoped to lure AFN back to their city. But Anchorage lobbied just as hard to...

Conference looks at diabetes among Indian youth

Health experts were in San Diego, California, last week to discuss diabetes among Indian youth. American Indian and Alaska Native youth have the highest rate of diabetes in the nation. In San Diego County, nearly a third of Indians ages...

Indian gaming up for review by Obama team

President-elect Barack Obama could reverse some of the Bush administration's controversial gaming actions, a senior Bureau of Indian Affairs official said on Monday. Paula Hart, a career employee at the BIA's Office of Indian Gaming Management, said the agency has...

Conference focuses on keeping languages alive

Tribal leaders and educators are meeting in Rapid City, South Dakota, this week to discuss ways to preserve the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota languages. The three related languages are found in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and parts of...

NIEA elects six board members at convention

The National Indian Education Association elected six new board members at its annual convention last month. A record number of voters chose the six among 20 candidates for the board. The winners were: Skaweniio Barnes (Mohawk), Dr. Teresa Makuakane Drechsel...

BIA hosts law enforcement summit in Montana

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is hosting a law enforcement summit in BIllings, Montana, this week. Pat Ragsdale, the head of law enforcement at the BIA, said the agency doesn't have enough money to address crime on reservations. He encouraged...

Indigenous Peoples Caucus meets in Geneva

The Indigenous Peoples Caucus met in Geneva, Switzerland, earlier this month to discuss the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The United Nations general assembly adopted the declaration last year but Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States...

Gov. Palin fails to impress Alaska Natives

Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee, delivered a video message to the Alaska Federation of Natives on Thursday but attendees weren't impressed with her plans for a new rural subcabinet. Palin's proposal fell short of AFN's request...

NCAI chooses two youth ambassadors

The National Congress of American Indians named two youth ambassadors at its 65th annual convention in Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday. J'Shon Lee, a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe, and Quintin Lopez, a member of the Tohono O'odham Nation,...

Alaska Federation of Natives opens in Anchorage

Update: Gov. Palin is not appearing in person due to her campaign schedule. She is delivering a video message instead. The Alaska Federation of Natives annual convention opened in Anchorage this morning. Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential...

McCain and Obama deliver video messages to NCAI

Sen. Barack Obama at National Congress of American Indians 65th annual convention. Phoenix, Arizona. October 21, 2008. With just two weeks before the November 4 presidential election, John McCain and Barack Obama made an appeal to Indian voters on...

Census Bureau adopts first Indian policy

The U.S. Census Bureau signed its first American Indian and Alaska Native policy during the National Congress of American Indians convention in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday. The policy seeks to ensure American Indians and Alaska Natives are adequately counted in...

KNBA to broadcast Alaska Federation of Natives

Can't attend the Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Anchorage? Tune into KNBA for complete coverage of this year's event. The convention starts Thursday and runs through Saturday. Attendees are scheduled to hear from Gov. Sarah Palin (R), Sen. Lisa...

NCAI opens 65th annual convention in Arizona

Update: Sen. Obama provided a video message today. The National Congress of American Indians opened its 65th annual convention in Phoenix, Arizona, on Monday. A press conference highlighted homeland security and border issues in a state that is home to...

Gov. Palin on schedule for AFN annual convention

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) is on the agenda for the annual Alaska Federation of Natives this week in Anchorage. This year's convention takes place Thursday through Saturday at the recently opened Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center. Palin is...

Chickasaw Nation police chief wins national honor

Jason O’Neal, the chief of the Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police Department, has been honored by the National Native American Law Enforcement Association. O'Neal, a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, received the Chief of Police of the Year award during...

Interstate Indian Council hears from South Dakota AG

A state official who has fought tribes on land-into-trust, sovereignty and jurisdiction spoke to the Governors Interstate Indian Council on Tuesday. The council is holding its annual conference in Rapid City, South Dakota, this week. Attorney general Larry Long spoke...

Governors Interstate Indian Council meets

The Governors Interstate Indian Council is holding its annual conference in Rapid City, South Dakota, this week. The group consists of state Indian affairs officers and commissioners. More than 30 states are represented. The conference runs through Thursday. Get the...

NIEA to hold annual conference in Washington

The National Indian Education Association holds its 39th annual conference in Seattle, Washington, next week. As part of the event, which takes place October 23-25 at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center, NIEA is honoring eight people and three...

NCAI heads to Arizona for 65th annual convention

The National Congress of American Indians holds its 65th annual convention in Phoenix, Arizona, later this month. The convention takes place October 19-24 at the Phoenix Convention Center. An opening reception will be held at the Heard Museum on October...

Indigenous Peoples Caucus meets in Geneva

The Indigenous Peoples Caucus meets in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The United Nations general assembly adopted the declaration last year but Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States -- the...

NATHPO holds annual meeting in Washington, DC

The National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (NATHPO) is holding its 10th annual meeting in Washington, D.C., this week. The meeting kicked off with a reception last night. It continues today through Saturday with sessions at a hotel on...

Domestic violence a topic at tribal leaders summit

Violence against women was discussed at the United Tribes Tribal Leaders Summit in Bismarck, North Dakota, on Wednesday. Cecilia Fire Thunder, the former president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, said women are revered in Lakota teachings....

ITMA holds listening conference on Yakama Nation

The InterTribal Monitoring Association on Indian Trust Funds is hosting a listening conference on the Yakama Nation of Washington. The conference starts today and ends tomorrow. Attendees are being asked to talk about individual and tribal trust issues. ITMA's next...

NCAI opens mid-year conference in Nevada

The National Congress of American Indians kicks off its mid-year conference in Reno, Nevada, today. The theme of the conference is “Sovereignty in Action." Hundreds of tribal leaders from across the nation are attending the three-day event to talk about...

Tribes in U.S. and Canada address gangs, drugs

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians hosted a meeting last Saturday to address gangs and drugs among Indian youth in the U.S. and Canada. The meeting drew 40 tribes and First Nations. Tribal leaders talked about expanding educational opportunities...

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