Monthly Archives: April 2007

Coeur d'Alene Tribe contributes to Idaho economy

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s financial successes has made it a dominant financial partner in the northern panhandle of Idaho state.  The Tribe commissioned a study by the University of Idaho’s College of Business and Economics to assess the impact and benefits … Continue reading

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Alarming rise in suicides at Rosebud

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe President Rodney Bordeaux has declared a state of emergency in response to an alarming rise in suicides and suicide attempts in 2006 on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota.  The President hopes that the declaration of … Continue reading

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Karuk Tribe seeks Cal. law to protect fishery

Earl Crosby, the Watershed Restoration Coordinator for the Karuk Tribe of California is asking for support in gaining the California legislature’s approval of bill AB 1032, which will restrict instream gold mining.  This activity has a negative impact on the Tribe’s fisheries and has led … Continue reading

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Drugs, suicide and an aging Indian population

An article in the The Salt Lake Tribune states that the top health issues faced by American Indian groups are drugs, suicide and aging populations.  This issue was recently highlighted by Charles Johnson, an assistant secretary with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, … Continue reading

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Field Museum in Chicago commissions totem pole

The Field Museum commissioned Nathan and Stephen Jackson to create and raise a new totem pole in the museum to replace an ancient pole the museum was required to repatriate to the Cape Fox people under the Native American Graves … Continue reading

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Canadian aboriginal community maintains health with traditions

Saskatchewan sociologist Dr. Richard Thatcher stated that Aboriginal students who are raised in their culture and comfortable with the world outside it have the best odds of avoiding addictions and social problems.  News From Indian Country, April 16, at 22.

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Ouster of Cherokee Freedmen issue still alive

Carl Altman, the new Assistant Secretary of Interior for Indian Affairs notified the Cherokee Nation by letter dated March 28 that the tribal vote to oust about 2,700 recently admitted citizens has not yet been approved by the BIA.  Five black … Continue reading

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