Village debates appeal in Oneida Nation law enforcement case (June 29, 2011)
Hobart will "likely" appeal a decision that said the Oneida Nation can serve as a "primary responsive law enforcement agency" under state law, the village's director of community development and tribal affairs said. The village believes it should be...
Yankton Sioux Tribe mourns loss of elderly woman in house fire (June 29, 2011)
Magdalene Bohn, a member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, died on Monday. She was 72. Bohn, who was known in the community as "Hoppa," died in a fire at one of the tribe's apartment. The cause of...
The director of the Swain County, North Carolina, Department of Social Services has been fired amid a probe into the death of a 15-month-old girl who was a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Tammy Cagle was fired...
USDA Blog: Oglala Sioux Tribe observes Homeownership Month (June 29, 2011)
'John Yellow Bird Steele, President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe (OST) signed a proclamation declaring June 2011 National Homeownership Month. The signing event took place in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, earlier this month with Partnership for Housing and USDA...
Hacking group relesaes Indian officer discrimination complaint (June 29, 2011)
A group of hackers that's been targeting the Arizona Department of Public Safety says an Indian officer's discrimination complaint is an example of racism there. Joseph Wilson, a member of the Navajo Nation , filed a complaint with the department...
Judge blocks Leech Lake Band authority over utility companies (June 29, 2011)
The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Indians in Minnesota cannot assert authority over five non-Indian utilities, a federal judge ruled last week. The utilities sued in federal court after the tribe sought authority over a proposed power line that cuts...
Cherokee Nation candidate seeks answers about election tally (June 29, 2011)
Bill John Baker thought he won the race for principal chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma when unofficial results gave him the win by 11 votes. But the tribe's election commission said its official results gave Chad Smith...
Witness List: Senate Indian Affairs hearing on Native CLASS Act (June 29, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow on S.1262, the Native Culture, Language, and Access for Success in Schools Act, or the Native CLASS Act. The hearing takes place at 2:15pm in Room 628 of the Senate...
Federal and tribal charges have been filed in connection with the fatal shooting of a Navajo Nation police officer. Johnson Bigman, 25, and Tyson Bigman, 21, are brothers. They pleaded not guilty in tribal court to charges of disorderly conduct,...
Turtle Talk: Indian law outcomes in New Mexico Supreme Court (June 29, 2011)
"In New Mexico, tribal interests succeed 44 percent of the time. Here are the cases (including yesterday’s whopper!): Mendoza v. Tamaya Enterprises, Inc. (2011) — L Matter of Esther V. (2011) — W State v. Harrison (2010) — L Garcia...
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe against development at old mill site (June 29, 2011)
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington wants an old pulp mill site returned to its natural state while other groups are pushing for redevelopment. The tribe is partnering with the state Department of Ecology and Rayonier Inc. on the...
Opinion: Pechanga Band helps build case against quarry mine (June 29, 2011)
"On June 22, I attended the most extraordinary Riverside County Planning Commission hearing on Granite Construction's environmental impact report on the proposed Liberty Quarry. Anyone who sat through the 15-hour marathon hearing could not come away without the firm conclusion...
Opinion: Power plant key for tribes and water users in Arizona (June 29, 2011)
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is set to release new emission regulations for nitrogen oxides, a haze-forming pollutant, at the Navajo Generating Station this year. The plant has installed $45 million in new controls for nitrogen oxides. But the EPA...
"The Navajo Nation is quietly planning to access the capital markets for the first time in its history within the coming six months. Having received its first-ever bond rating in mid-May, the Nation plans to issue debt to construct water...
Native Sun News: Standing Rock Telecom gets some good news (June 29, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk. All content © Native Sun News. FORT YATES, NORTH DAKOTA — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe received good news last week, they were given the green light to operate...
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