Federal eagle repository deals with backlog of 6000 requests (February 25, 2011)
The National Eagle Repository in Colorado responded to more than 3,000 requests for eagle feathers and eagle parts last year. But that still wasn't enough to reduce the backlog. The repository, which is part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
Oneida Nation leader heads to Los Angeles to promote filming (February 25, 2011)
Oneida Nation leader Ray Halbritter is headed to Los Angeles to attend the Academy Awards and to promote central New York as a filming location. Halbritter said filming could provide a boost to the local economy. "Beyond the much needed...
Steven Newcomb: Indians and reptiles in Supreme Court law (February 25, 2011)
"Metaphorically speaking, the term “reptile” is a strange association to make with the original Indigenous Peoples of the forest. In technical terms, this metaphor works by carrying the characteristics of the source domain “reptiles” over to the target domain “Indians.”...
Wiyot Tribe holding 20th annual Indian Island Candlelight Vigil (February 25, 2011)
The Wiyot Tribe of California hosts the 20th annual Indian Island Candlelight Vigil on Saturday. The vigil honors the victims of the February 26, 1860, massacred on Indian Island. Nearly 100 men, women and children were killed in the middle...
Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community faces loss of office (February 25, 2011)
The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community of Minnesota will lose its office and gathering space unless it can come up with the money to buy the property. The unrecognized tribe has been renting the house in Mendota but the owners...
Santa Fe Indian School fires basketball coach in losing streak (February 25, 2011)
Santa Fe Indian School in New Mexico has fired its longtime boys basketball coach. Ernie Rodriguez coached the Braves for the past 12 years. But the team's been on a losing streak lately -- losing 10 out of the last...
Cheyenne River Sioux man charts new territory with new post (February 25, 2011)
Leroy "J.R." LaPlante, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, starts his new job as Secretary of Tribal Relations in South Dakota next Tuesday. LaPlante, an attorney, was one of 35 applicants for the job, which was elevated to...
Navajo Nation president urged to reject lease for power plant (February 25, 2011)
Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly is being urged by a former rival to veto a lease for a coal-fired power plant on the New Mexico portion of the reservation. Shelly, who took office in January, is considering a deal that...
Navajo Nation man opens front door to White House for tribes (February 25, 2011)
Charles Galbraith, a member of the Navajo Nation, began his new job as Deputy Associate Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs earlier this month. Galbraith, a former federal prosecutor from Arizona, will handle tribal government issues for the...
Dorgan calls Cobell attorney fee request for $223M 'shameful' (February 25, 2011)
Retired Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota) is "angry" over the $223 million that the attorneys for the Indian trust fund lawsuit are seeking from a federal judge. Dorgan, the former chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, pushed the settlement...
Remains of 11,500-year-old Native child uncovered in Alaska (February 25, 2011)
Research published in today's issue of Science details the discovery of the remains of an 11,500-year-old Native child in Alaska. The child was about three years old and was cremated in a hearth inside a home. It is the first...
Editorial: Lawyers the true beneficiaries in Indian settlements (February 25, 2011)
"The way I see it Elouise Cobell’s intentions were that of receiving what was owed. Is this truly the case in this case, with the lawyers pocketing large sums of cash? The Cobell case sued the U.S. Department of the...
Opinion: Arvo Mikkanen qualified to serve on federal judiciary (February 25, 2011)
"Three weeks ago, President Obama nominated Arvo Mikkanen for the position of U.S. district judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma. He is an extraordinarily qualified candidate. That is why I was disappointed to read that our two senators have...
APRN: Chickaloon Tribe worried about coal mine development (February 25, 2011)
"The Chickaloon tribe is taking its concern over a proposed mine in the Mat Su Valley to an international audience. The Athabascan community near Palmer is opposed to a coal mine project being developed by the Usibelli Company that would...
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