Monthly Archives: September 2009

Tribal citizenship editorial

There’s an excellent editorial in the September 18, 2009 newspaper Indian Country Today about tribal citizenship. I have often spoken about the issues tribal governments and communities are facing today and in the very near future regarding how they define … Continue reading

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Tribes using bonds to build economic development

Indian Tribes across the nation are planning major economic development projects with the help of new bonding authority from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, for example, will use about $16 million in … Continue reading

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Klamath Tribes' economic plans stir controversy

The Klamath Tribes of Oregon are negotiating the purchase of 385 acres near Portland that could be placed in trust which would preclude state and county taxation and perhaps regulation and zoning authority. Details are still being worked out but … Continue reading

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U.S. DOJ releases funds for tribal public safety

The U.S. Department of Justice announced the release of more than $236 million to help tribes with public safety and law enforcement programs. The money comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. More than $224 million will … Continue reading

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Eastern Shawnee Tribe can pursue trust case versus United States

(I am a citizen of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe) The Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled on September 17 that the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma can pursue its trust mismanagement case. The tribe filed a lawsuit in the … Continue reading

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American Indian Yale professor

Ned Blackhawk, a citizen of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone, is the second American Indian professor at Yale University. Blackhawk is a history professor in the History and American Studies Department. He most recently taught at the University of … Continue reading

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Umatilla Tribes first to implement Adam Walsh bill

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced the first two jurisdictions to implement the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act and one of them is the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation in Oregon. The Sex Offender Registration and … Continue reading

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