Colorado tribe wins contract support cost dispute (June 22, 2007)
Even after the U.S. Supreme Court told the Indian Health Service to live up to its promises, the agency has continued to tell tribes there isn't enough money to pay them. But that policy is unlawful, the Southern Ute Tribe...
Alaska Native corporation hits $1B in revenues (June 22, 2007)
Bristol Bay Native Corp. has become the second Alaska Native regional corporation to reach $1 billion in revenues. The corporation, which represents Aleut, Eskimo and Athabascan shareholders from the Bristol Bay region, didn't make a big announcement about the milestone....
DOJ denies US Attorneys were fired for Indian work (June 22, 2007)
INDIANZ.COM LISTENING LOUNGE: Opening Statements Panel 1 - Testimony | Q&A Panel 2 - Testimony | Q&A Hearing Info A Department of Justice spokesperson denied firing any U.S. Attorneys for their work on Indian issues. Of the eight federal...
'Middle Ground' project trains Navajo teachers (June 22, 2007)
A $2 million, five-year project aims to train educators on the Navajo Nation how to teach history and civics in a culturally relevant way. The Middle Ground Project is based at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. The...
Letters urge judge against leniency for Griles (June 22, 2007)
At least three letters to the judge who will sentence J. Steven Griles are urging against leniency for the former Interior Department official. Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund case; Friends of the Earth, an environmental...
First Nations cultural center in Quebec vandalized (June 22, 2007)
A First Nations cultural center in western Quebec was vandalized as the community was prepared to mark National Aboriginal Day on Thursday. Vandals painted swastikas and the words "White Power" and "SS" on the center at the Kitigan Zibi...
Mashantucket Pequot family claims split from tribe (June 22, 2007)
Some members of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut say they have been shunned by their leadership. The Hayward family rebuilt the tribe in the 1970s and 1980s. Richard "Skip" Hayward, the grandson of Pequot matriarch Elizabeth George,...
California Legislature honors Pechanga Band (June 22, 2007)
The California Legislature issued a proclamation in honor of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians to mark the 125th anniversary of the tribe's reservation. The reservation was created by executive order in 1882. "Tribes elsewhere have come and gone, but...
Cherokee Nation faces funding cut amid election (June 22, 2007)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma goes to the polls on Saturday amid a Congressional attempt to cut an estimated $300 million in federal funding for the tribe. The tribe will be voting on the principal chief, a deputy chief and...
Omaha Tribe suspends operations at speedway (June 22, 2007)
The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska has suspended operations at the Blackbird Bend Speedway. The tribe informed Golden Racing Promotions this week of its decision. Promoter Greg Golden said he wasn't sure why his contract was terminated. "It's been difficult to...
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