Monthly Archives: November 2007

North Dakota Tribe awaiting land return

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota is still waiting for the return of 24,000 acres of land.  The tribe lost over 150,000 acres to the creation of the Missouri River dams. Some of the land is under … Continue reading

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Arizona court decides Indian water rights dispute

The Arizona Supreme Court today dismissed a challenge to a water rights settlement for the Tohono O’odham Nation. The Pasqua Yaqui Tribe disputed a 2004 federal law that addresses the O’odham’s rights on the Gila River. The Yaquis said their … Continue reading

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Link between PCBs and diabetes in Mohawks

Members of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York with high levels of PCBs are more likely to suffer from diabetes, according to a new study. Researchers at the University at Albany’s School of Public Health studied 352 tribal … Continue reading

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Congresswoman slanders Cherokee Nation?

“In June 2007, legislation was introduced in Congress that would undermine the collective human rights of an Indian nation, by allowing Congress to determine citizenship in an Indian nation. California Rep. Diane Watson framed her legislation, House Bill 2824, as … Continue reading

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Should only Native professors teach Native Study courses?

“One of the best college campuses for Native students exists at Fort Lewis College in southwestern Colorado.  Or at least, this should be the case. More than 700 Native students attend Fort Lewis, where they make up nearly 20 percent … Continue reading

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Iowa court rules in Indian child case

The Iowa Supreme Court today said the state’s definition of “Indian child” violates the U.S. Constitution. In a unanimous decision, the court said the definition is too broad because it applies to “ethnic Indian” children who are not eligible for … Continue reading

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More tribal enrollment disputes

A group of California Indians seeking membership in the Table Mountain Rancheria were rejected by a federal appeals court on Thursday.  Nearly three dozen people sued the tribe in federal court in hopes of getting on the membership roll. The … Continue reading

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