Monthly Archives: March 2009

American Indian death rates soar

The Associated Press reported very disturbing news on March 12, 2009 about Washington state Indians and Indians across the country. After centuries of suffering the ill health effects of colonization, oppression, and starvation, American Indian health rates improved significantly in … Continue reading

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Siletz tribal council member removed for inappropriate comments

A newly-elected council member for the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon was removed after she made “racist comments” about a former employee. Lisa Brown was elected to the council on February 7 but shortly before she was … Continue reading

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American Indian small businesses at White House

Indian small businesses were represented at a White House event when President Barack Obama announced plans to help entrepreneurs through the recession. Caddo Solutions, Liz Hill PR, Native American Natural Foods, Red Hand Media, Seventh Generation Concepts, and the Inter-Tribal … Continue reading

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Illegal pothunter posts his "work" on Youtube

A state judge in California dropped one charge against a California man who posted a YouTube video of him digging at an ancestral village of the Yurok Tribe. The judge said there was not enough evidence to show James Edward … Continue reading

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Co-management of salmon

An important milestone in cooperative salmon co-management is being marked in 2009. It’s the 25th anniversary of the North of Falcon process for setting treaty tribal and non-Indian fishing seasons in western Washington. The 1974 Boldt Decision made clear that … Continue reading

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Connecticut tribes try to help problem gamblers

Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes were the first in the U.S. to adopt “self-exclusion” lists that help problem gamblers stay away from their casinos. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation was the first in 1994, followed by the Mohegan Tribe in … Continue reading

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Muscogee (Creek) Nation to open its first college campus

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma has purchased land for its first tribal college campus. The tribe will buy 145 acres from the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology. Construction on the campus is expected to begin in six months, … Continue reading

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