Monthly Archives: June 2007

V.P. Cheney violated the Endangered Species Act?

The Portland Oregonian, commenting on a Friday article in the Washington Post about Vice President Dick Cheney, opined that Cheney might have violated the Endangered Species Act when he interfered with Department of Interior decisions about salmon in the Klamath … Continue reading

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Tribes and climate change

Tribal leaders are focusing on global warming and climate change and speaking out at many different venues.  For example, in May, representatives from tribes in Alaska and Canada traveled to Washington D.C. to point out the vanishing polar ice pack … Continue reading

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Taos Pueblo agrees to share water with other pueblos

Taos Pueblo has agreed to take less than its share of water set aside for it by the federal government under the San Juan-Chama Project.  The Pueblo will allow some of this extra water to go to Pojoaque, Tesuque, Nambe … Continue reading

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NW Indian College now offers 4 year degree

The Northwest Indian College on the Lummi Reservation in Washington state now offers a four year Bachelor of Science degree in Native Environmental Science.  This is the first four year degree to be offered at the College and is a big … Continue reading

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Mapuche people of Argentina fighting for land

Indian Country Today, June 27, reports that the Lonko Puran community of Mapuche people in Argentina are protesting and fighting the use of their lands by U.S. oil and gas companies.  Four leaders were recently acquited of charges that they … Continue reading

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Cobell trial to focus on accounting

Federal District Court Judge James Robertson has indicated that the October trial in the 11 year old Cobell case will focus on accounting for funds in the Individual Indian money accounts.  The BIA claims that representative sampling shows very few … Continue reading

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Indian language grants

The Circle of Tribal Advisors to the National Council of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial established a grant program to preserve and support Native languages out of funding left over from the Bicentennial 2003-06.  The Native Voices program is operated through the … Continue reading

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