Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe fires ICWA director after drug charge (January 5, 2011)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts fired the director of its Indian Child Welfare Act program after she was arrested on a drug possession charge. Ronda Jones-Hughes, 35, pleaded no contest to possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana...
Muscogee Nation in dispute over operation of tribal court system (January 5, 2011)
The chief and the national council of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma are feuding over the tribe's court system, The Tulsa World reports. Last year, the council passed a resolution that dissolved the tribe's district court and replaced it with...
Derek Bailey: Strenghtening government-to-government relations (January 5, 2011)
"This past October, at the Great Lakes Bioneers conference held at Northwestern Michigan College, I participated in a presentation with Traverse City Mayor Chris Bzdok. Our presentation focused on "Participating in Governance," and throughout our discussion an emerging theme became...
Editorial: Lumbee Tribe is long overdue for full federal recognition (January 5, 2011)
"The history of the Lumbee Indian tribe's journey to gain full federal recognition — a journey that began more than a century ago — is a chronicle of disappointment and frustration. Another chapter was added when the lame-duck Congress adjourned...
Native Sun News: Former Oglala Sioux president seeks new post (January 5, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk. All content © Native Sun News. OGLALA, SOUTH DAKOTA — Among those seeking the position of secretary for the Oglala Sioux Tribe is ousted President Theresa Two Bulls who...
President Obama signs Pueblo land and leasing measures into law (January 5, 2011)
President Barack Obama signed two Pueblo bills into law on Tuesday. H.R.4445, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Clarification Act, clarifies a land and jurisdiction issue at the Indian Pueblo Council Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which was placed in trust...
Elouise Cobell provides update for trust fund settlement process (January 5, 2011)
Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, will be answering questions about the proposed settlement to the case. Cobell is a member of the Blackfeet Nation in Montana. Dear Indian Country This is the seventeenth letter...
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