Osage Nation to receive $345M settlement payment in November (September 27, 2011)
The Osage Nation of Oklahoma has approved a $380 million trust settlement and the money will start flowing in time for Christmas. The tribe sued the federal government in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims 11 years ago. A federal...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules hearings in October (September 27, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has three hearings on its schedule in October. On Thursday, October 6, the committee will hold an oversight hearing about Internet infrastructure in Indian Country. The hearing takes place at 2:15pm in Room 628 of...
No word from Supreme Court on Oneida Nation land claim appeal (September 27, 2011)
The U.S. Supreme Court has considered two petitions in the long-running Oneida Nation land claim but the justices haven't said whether they will take the case. The tribe is suing over 250,000 acres that were illegally taken by the state...
Navajo Nation enters agreement to assist troubled Shiprock fair (September 27, 2011)
The Navajo Nation has entered into a memorandum of understanding to assist the organizers of the 100th annual Northern Navajo Nation Fair. The tribe will provide oversight to the Northern Navajo Nation Fair Board for the popular event, which has...
Kumeyaay in Mexico holding on to language and other traditions (September 27, 2011)
The Kumeyaay people make their home in southern California and northern Mexico, their lives separated by an international border that has posed challenges on both sides. The Kumeyaay in the U.S. were forced to small reservations but they have maintained...
Sentence reduced for man who was convicted of Aquash murder (September 27, 2011)
Arlo Looking Cloud, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, has had his sentence reduced for murdering American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash. Looking Cloud, 58, was sentenced to life in prison for Aquash's murder in December 1975....
Hand recount confirms result of tight Little Traverse council race (September 27, 2011)
A hand recount has confirmed the results of a council election for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan. Kevin A. Gasco lost by one vote to John Keshick III. An automatic recount confirmed the result...
Southern Ute Tribe schedules election for chair and council seats (September 27, 2011)
The Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado will hold an election for chairman and two council seats on November 4. Five candidates are running for chairman. They are: incumbent Pearl E. Casias, Renee J. Cloud, Kevin R. Frost, Clement J. Frost...
NPR: Berenstain Bears brings Lakota language to new generation (September 27, 2011)
"After teaching children life lessons for nearly five decades through their books and recent TV series, the bears are now helping revive the American Indian tribal language of Lakota. Guest host Jacki Lyden discusses Lakota with Sunshine Archambault-Carlow of the...
Ruth Hopkins: Keystone XL Pipeline poses a risk to water source (September 27, 2011)
"During a two week sit-in, 1,252 environmentalists, including top climate scientists and indigenous First Nations and Tribal leaders, were arrested in front of the White House while protesting the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. If implemented, the pipeline would run from...
CBS: Tribes shielded from state law with payday lending business (September 27, 2011)
"For Americans struggling in this economy, an advance on a paycheck can be a lifeline. These advances - also known as payday loans - have become a fast-growing business online, with nearly $11 billion lent out last year. The money...
Shoshone Paiute Tribes challenge decision on land consolidation (September 27, 2011)
The Shoshone Paiute Tribes are appealing a decision that bars them from consolidating land for economic development. The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the transfer of 26 acres of an 80-acre allotment to the tribe. But an administrative law judge...
Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico reopens after blaze (September 27, 2011)
Bandelier National Monument in northern New Mexico has reopened after surviving a major fire that caused significant damage at nearby Santa Clara Pueblo. The monument is home to ancestral Pueblo villages and sites. No major damage was reported anywhere...
Two tribes in Oklahoma hit with complaints over payday lending (September 27, 2011)
Seven businesses owned two tribes in Oklahoma represent 30 percent of the complaints filed against payday lenders, News on 6 reports. The Better Business Bureau in Tulsa has received more than than 2,000 complaints against MTE Financial Services, 500 FastCash,...
Cherokee Nation faces contempt order in Freedmen vote dispute (September 27, 2011)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is facing a contempt of court citation for failing to notify Freedmen descendants of their citizenship and voting rights on time. Under an order issued by a federal judge last week, the tribe agreed to...
Charlie Galbraith: Share stories for White House youth challenge (September 27, 2011)
"Since the launch of the White House Native American Youth Challenge in early July, young people across Indian Country have been answering the President’s call to submit their stories of leadership and service in their communities. Native youth have been...
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