Monthly Archives: December 2007

probe of seminole gaming leads to arrest

An Arizona man has pleaded guilty to tax evasion in an ongoing probe of the Seminole Nation’s casinos in Oklahoma. Authorities began investigating a prostitution and drug ring in the parking lot of a Seminole travel plaza and casino. They … Continue reading

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narragansett smoke shop case goes to trial

Negotiations between seven members of the Narragansett Tribe and the state of Rhode Island broke down on Thursday. The tribal members were in mediation over charges stemming from the state’s violent raid of the reservation on July 14, 2003. State … Continue reading

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minnesota born in indian blood

as minnesota celebrates its 150 birthday; a columnist asks this question: “This isn’t an ancient story. It is the story of Minnesota’s original sin. And as we prepare for next year’s 150th anniversary of statehood, we should remember history is … Continue reading

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russell means has a point

A group of Lakota Indians notified the State Department in Washington this week that, in the words of activist Russell Means, “We are no longer citizens of the United States of America, and all those who live in the five-state … Continue reading

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Florida AG sues to stop Seminole compact

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum sued the Bush administration today to stop review of the Seminole Tribe’s Class III gaming compact.  This seems a little odd since the Governor signed the compact just last month.  The compact has been sent … Continue reading

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Red Lake Nation reopens commerical fishery

The Red Lake Nation of Minnesota has reopened its commercial fishery.  The Red Lake Fisheries is processing walleye now that the fish population has rebounded. The company hopes to process 820,000 pounds. The fishery began in 1917 but closed in … Continue reading

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Nambe Pueblo plans massive wind farm

Nambe Pueblo in northern New Mexico is seeking to develop what would be the largest wind farm in the state and the largest in Indian Country.  The tribe has teamed up with Green Energy Wind, a new company, on the … Continue reading

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