Monthly Archives: August 2009

U.S. Dept of Justice to listen to tribes

The Department of Justice will host tribal nations listening conferences as part of an initiative to address crime in Indian Country. Attorney General Eric Holder will meet with tribes in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on October 28-29. “The Listening Conference is part … Continue reading

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National Indian Gaming Commission chairman under fire

National Indian Gaming Commission Chairman Phil Hogen says the agency is not trying to rush new regulations without consulting tribes. Hogen says the NIGC is only in the early stages of a regulation affecting Minimum Internal Controls Standards, or MICS. … Continue reading

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Meskwaki Tribe opens new high school

The Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa opened a new high school. Classes at the $23 million Meskwaki High School started on August 19. The 108,000-square-foot school has room for up to 500 students. The tribe provided $19 million for the project. … Continue reading

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Anti-Indian group says it's not anti-Indian

A group that opposes federal Indian policies claims it is not anti-Indian. The Citizens Equal Rights Alliance has fought the federal government and tribes on land-into-trust, treaty rights, fishing rights, sovereignty, Indian child welfare, and other issues. “We are not … Continue reading

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New tourism in Indian Country

The New York Times reports on a new style of tourism in Indian Country. Get the full story. Blazing New Trails in Native American Lands (The New York Times 8/23) The story states in part: “The stereotypes of glitzy casinos … Continue reading

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Pawnee Nation college offers gaming program

The Pawnee Nation College in Oklahoma has teamed up with the National Indian Gaming Association to offer a tribal gaming program. It is probably the first program of its kind at a tribal college. The program will provide tribal gaming … Continue reading

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Narragansett woman named acting dean of Dartmouth College

Sylvia Spears, a citizen of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island, has been appointed acting dean of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. Spears will serve in the position for two years. She has worked for her tribe and comes to … Continue reading

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