Monthly Archives: January 2008

Missouri court record found about Sacagawea's children

“The earliest probate court record book for St Louis was found in an old safe at the court house last fall.  William Clark became the guardian for Sacagawea’s two children, Toussaint, “about the age of ten years,” and his sister … Continue reading

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Indian voters organize in Nevada

INDN list made this announcement about its work organizing Indian voters in Nevada for the recent presidential caucus.  “We are proud of our astounding success following a historic native outreach and organizing effort on Nevada’s Indian reservations.  On a day … Continue reading

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Clinton & Obama campaigning at Navajo Nation

“Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton and are targeting voters on the Navajo Nation. Obama, a first-term senator from Illinois, is opening an office in Shiprock, New Mexico. Don Benally, the vice president of the Navajo Nation’s … Continue reading

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Az. tribes give $15.2 million to state in last quarter of 2007

“Arizona’s gaming tribes shared $15.2 million in gaming revenues with the state in the final quarter of 2007, the Department of Gaming reported on Wednesday [PDF]. The contribution for the final quarter of 2007 was up only 0.6 percent from … Continue reading

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Oklahoma tribe probably not gaming in Ohio

“The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma probably won’t be getting a casino in Ohio, University of Dayton law professor Blake Watson says. Watson, who specializes in property and Indian law, says the Bush administration has essentially blocked all off-reservation casinos. … Continue reading

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Peruvian tribe sues in U.S. over oil drilling

“The Achuar Tribe in northern Peru is suing oil giant Occidental Petroleum in federal court in California. The tribe says the company’s drilling activities destroyed the environment. Toxic chemicals dumped in the waterways have killed wildlife and caused health problems, … Continue reading

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Expanding tribal criminal jurisdiction in Washington

“A bill making its way through the Washington Legislature gives tribal police officers the power to enforce state criminal and traffic laws.  Rep. John McCoy, a Democrat and member of the Tulalip Tribes, says the bill patches up gaps in … Continue reading

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