Jefferson Keel: Tribes at the table for White House rural council (August 23, 2011)
"Like so many of our rural neighbors, American Indian and Alaska Native communities have felt the burden of our nation’s economic challenges. In fact tribal nations have known hardship like this for too long. That is why the efforts of...
BIA no longer recognizes Clint Halftown as Cayuga Nation leader (August 23, 2011)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs no longer recognizes Clint Halftown as the representative of the Cayuga Nation of New York. Tribal members ousted Halftown due to complaints about his leadership. The BIA acknowledged the decision but an appeal is expected,...
Navajo Nation erases its budget deficit with Peabody settlement (August 23, 2011)
The Navajo Nation cleared a $23 million budget deficit thanks to a settlement with Peabody Energy. The tribe received an immediate $50 million payment through the settlement. That enabled the tribe to eliminate the deficit earlier than anticipated. The tribe...
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe against 'illegal' digging at Superfund site (August 23, 2011)
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York is condemning the "illegal" actions of a man who was arrested for removing soil from a Superfund site near the reservation. The tribe said it was frustrated by the federal government's refusal...
Tigua Tribe awarded two grants for language and museum work (August 23, 2011)
The Tigua Tribe of Texas has been awarded $142,451 in federal grant money. The tribe will use $99,970 from the Department of Health and Human Services for language preservation. Another $42,481 from the Department of Transportation will be used to...
CD Reviews: New releases from the stars of the powwow circuit (August 23, 2011)
"The most interesting releases in the pow-wow world in recent months include albums by vital American and Canadian acts Tha Tribe, Pipestone, Bear Creek and Cree Confederation. Tha Tribe is an American Indian group from Lawrence, Kansas, known for its...
Cleanup of oil spill on Blackfeet Nation complete after six weeks (August 23, 2011)
Federal officials will visit the Blackfeet Nation in Montana on Wednesday to inspect the site of an oil spill that went unreported for a month. About 840 gallons spilled on the reservation on June 12. But FX Drilling Co. didn't...
Karuk Tribe awarded $1.1M grant to improve broadband service (August 23, 2011)
The Karuk Tribe of California has been awarded a $1.14 million grant to improve broadband service for its members. The tribe will use the money from the USDA Rural Development Community Connect program to install a fiber optic cable and...
Bill barring quarry mine near Pechanga sacred site gets hearing (August 23, 2011)
The California Senate's Natural Resources and Water Committee holds a hearing today on AB 742, a bill that would bar a quarry mine opposed by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. The bill bars any state or local agency from...
Decision allows Cherokee Nation to remove Freedmen from rolls (August 23, 2011)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma can deny citizenship to the Freedmen, who are the descendants of former slaves, the tribe's top court ruled on Monday. In 2007, tribal members amended the constitution to limit enrollment to people whose ancestors were...
NPR: Suquamish Tribe passes resolution for same-sex marriage (August 23, 2011)
"Same-sex marriage is now legal for a tiny sliver of Washington state. The seven-member Suquamish tribal council has voted unanimously to allow the unions. At least one of the partners needs to be an enrolled tribal member, but the couple...
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