Lac du Flambeau Band sets limits for off-reservation fishing (March 29, 2011)
The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians has declared its limits for off-reservation fishing in Wisconsin. By treaty, tribe retains off-reservation fishing rights in the Wisconsin Ceded Territory. This season, tribal members can spear 21,893 walleye on...
Editorial: Response plan needs to address Indian youth suicide (March 29, 2011)
"Montanans may never know exactly what caused the spike in suicides among the youth of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation - but we have a good idea of how to stop it. The first step is to urge the U.S....
April 20 deadline approaching for $3.4B trust fund settlement (March 29, 2011)
A key deadline is approaching to participate in the $3.4 billion settlement in the Indian trust fund lawsuit. Beneficiaries have until April 20 submit comments or objections to the settlement, or to request to speak at the fairness hearing, which...
Census shows population rise on most Montana reservations (March 29, 2011)
Most reservations in Montana saw a growth in their population in the last decade, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Rocky Boy's Reservation, home to the Chippewa Cree Tribe, saw a 24 percent increase from 2000 to 2010. That...
NPS urged to take Alaska Native corporations off NAGPRA list (March 29, 2011)
Alaska Native corporations "must not" be included in the list of federally recognized tribes kept by the National NAGPRA Program, according to the Interior Department's Office of the Solicitor. The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act requires federal...
Haskell University without a president after more than a year (March 29, 2011)
Haskell Indian Nations University is still without a president after more than a year. Linda Sue Warner, a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, resigned in November 2010. But she hadn't worked at the university since September 2009, when...
BIA to start selling horses rounded up from Crow Reservation (March 29, 2011)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs will start selling horses that were rounded up with the help of the Crow Tribe of Montana. The BIA paid the tribe $45,000 to round up 829 horses that used to belong to Jim Leachman,...
Opinion: Name Los Angeles baseball team for Yang-na Tribe (March 29, 2011)
"The new baseball season is almost upon us. And, as a fan and a history buff, what continues to disturb me is that Los Angeles' team is nonsensically called the Dodgers. That name is a vestige of nostalgia for a...
Dispute ties up $38M in funds for Stoney Nakoda First Nation (March 29, 2011)
The Stoney Nakoda First Nation in Alberta could lose out on $38 million in federal funds amid a dispute among tribal leaders. The Stoney Nation is made up of three bands and all are required to approve the budget. But...
Research examines status of dogs among tribes in California (March 29, 2011)
Paul Langenwalter, a professor of archaeology and anthropology at Biola University, is presenting the results of his research into the relationships between dogs and tribes in California. Based on archaeological evidence, Langenwalter confirmed that dogs were very close to people...
County social service director on leave after Cherokee death (March 29, 2011)
The director of the Swain County Department of Social Services has been placed on leave amid an investigation into the death of a young member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina. Tammy Cagle is on paid...
Chairman of Lumbee Tribe wants HUD to audit housing funds (March 29, 2011)
Chairman Purnell Swett of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina has asked the Department of Housing and Urban Development for an immediate audit of the the tribe's housing program. HUD conducts an audit of the program every year but Swett...
Al Jazeera: North Dakota's black gold rush a concern for tribe (March 29, 2011)
"Far away from city lights, blackness easily moves across the sky as the sun sets over the plains of the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. But across this wide expanse, a hazy deep orange pulsation is emerging and lighting...
Sen. McCaskill failed to remit property taxes on private plane (March 29, 2011)
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri), a leading critic of tribal and Alaska Native corporation contracting, failed to pay nearly $300,000 in property taxes on a plane she owns with her husband. McCaskill has paid the personal property taxes to her...
Louise Erdrich a part of First Lady's women's mentoring events (March 29, 2011)
Award-winning Ojibwe author Louise Erdrich will take part in First Lady Michelle Obama's mentoring events on Wednesday. Erdrich, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, will speak to students at Edison High School in Alexandria, Virginia, as...
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