Monthly Archives: July 2007

Lummi Nation hosting tribal canoes

The Bellingham Herald reports that thousands of people flocked to the Lummi Reservation on Monday because nearly 80 canoes landed there — some after almost a month of travel — marking the start of the weeklong Intertribal Canoe Journey. Paddlers from as … Continue reading

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Lummi Nation also hosts Treaty of the Indigenous Nations

A historic meeting between U.S. tribes and Canadian First Nations is taking place today, July 31-August 2 at the Lummi Nation near Bellingham Washington.  The groups are meeting to consider entering a Treaty of the Indigenous Nations for economic activity … Continue reading

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Reservation makes list of endangered historic places

A Sonoma County California reservation has made the National Trust for Historic Preservation‘s list of most endangered historic places in the United States.

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Small businesses and Indians

Indian country suffers from a lack of small businesses.  The vast majority of reservations do not have real economies, that is, the possibility of reservation inhabitants to be employed, to cash their checks and spend them on the luxuries and necessities … Continue reading

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U.S. wants share of new assets in emerging Arctic

Global warming and climate change are starting a race for newly emerging assets in the Arctic.  An article in USA Today entitled White House sees black gold in melting sea ice sets out the Bush Administration’s concerns about missing out on … Continue reading

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Criminal issues in Indian country

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs again addressed issues of crime on reservations.  The chair, Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., stated that federal law has made jurisdiction in Indian country “confusing and complex.”  He added that the violent crime rates are … Continue reading

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Appropriations Committees & Indian programs

The House and Senate appropriations committees have restored and increased proposed funding for many Indian programs over the Bush Administration FY08 proposed budget.  For example, BIA funding was increased, educational assistance programs were restored, Housing Improvement Program, welfare assistance, fire … Continue reading

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