Monthly Archives: October 2009

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe adds $119 million to upstate NY economy

The upstate New York news reports that the St. Regis Mohawks Tribe pumped $119 million into the state’s economy last year. A new study by the Taylor Policy Group shows the tribe is the third largest employer in Franklin and … Continue reading

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Uranium mining at Navajo

A New Mexico newspaper reports that there are many stories on the Navajo Nation Reservation uranium mines and multiple stories of loved ones dying young from cancer, kidney disease, and other ailments attributed to uranium poisoning. The effects aren’t limited … Continue reading

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Montana tribe denied federal recognition

A Montana newspaper reports that the chairman of Montana’s Little Shell Tribe says the Bureau of Indian Affairs has declined to formally recognize the tribe. The tribe has been trying to gain federal recognition since 1978. The state of Montana … Continue reading

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Indian tribes want voice in renewable energy projects

A Tulsa Okla. newspaper reports on testimony by Osage Nation Principal Chief Jim Gray before a key Senate committee last Thursday that tribes are being locked out of renewable energy opportunities by bureaucratic delays, lack of financing, and inadequate access … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Indian tribes object to wind turbine farm

Two Massachusetts tribes say the 130 proposed wind turbines in Nantucket Sound would disturb their spiritual sun greetings and submerged ancestral burying grounds. The Aquinnah and Mashpee Wampanoag tribes are pushing for the entire sound to be listed as a … Continue reading

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Federal judge lets tribal court take over prosecution

In the first example of anything like this I have ever heard of, a federal district court judge has agreed to let a tribal court handle the criminal prosecution of a Northern Arapaho man for shooting a bald eagle four … Continue reading

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New California law will help preserve tribal languages

Gov. Schwarzenegger signed a new bill into law that the tribal chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians says will greatly help the Chumash and other California tribes preserve native languages, many of which are on the brink … Continue reading

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