Monthly Archives: November 2008

Southern Ute Tribe to regulate reservation air quality

The Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado is awaiting Environmental Protection Agency approval to regulate the air quality on its reservation. The Tribe developed a Reservation Air Code to administer point-source pollution under the Clean Air Act. The Tribe plans to … Continue reading

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Oglala Sioux wants return of Episcopal lands

The Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota is seeking the return of land being used by the Episcopal Church. The diocese plans to close 11 churches on the Pine Ridge Reservation so the Tribe wants the land back. A lawyer … Continue reading

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Navajo basketball players settle civil rights suit

Former members of a boys’ basketball team from a high school on the Navajo Nation reservation have settled their lawsuit against New Mexico state police. The young men will receive $95,000. The lawsuit alleged their lockers and bus were unreasonably … Continue reading

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NY counties raid Cayuga Nation smoke shops

The Cayuga Nation plans to sue two counties in federal court after its smoke shops were raided on Tuesday. The Nation says Cayuga County and Seneca County lacked the authority to conduct the searches and seizures. More than 1.5 million … Continue reading

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Tribes sue over diminished housing grants

Three tribes sued the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to challenge the amount of their annual housing block grants. The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the Yakama Nation of Washington, and the Grindstone Indian Rancheria of Wintun-Wailaki Indians of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving peace, disturbed

The police were called to a California public school on Tuesday after tensions rose among parents who are fighting over the cancellation of a Thanksgiving event for kindergarteners. Each year, the students dress up as “Pilgrims” and “Indians.” Michelle Raheja, … Continue reading

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Unemployment high? – check out Indian Country

The nation is pretty shook up over the recession and economic turmoil we are experiencing. The unemployment rate is going up and that is scary. We worry about the State of Rhode Island having the highest unemployment rate in the … Continue reading

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