Monthly Archives: December 2009

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe fights diabetes

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s diabetes program has collected more than $1.1 million to build a center for diabetes education, prevention, and exercise. The $6.8 million building will be constructed in phases, but when it is finished it will have … Continue reading

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Columbia River salmon runs up? Wild fish?

An eastern Washington state newspaper reports that this year may be remembered for the big comeback of the Columbia River’s migratory fish. (I’m no expert on salmon but it looks like wild fish are not recovering and these increases are … Continue reading

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Navajo Nation building windfarm

The Navajo Nation announced that it will build a $200 million wind farm near Flagstaff, Ariz., in conjunction with Foresight Wind Energy and Edison Mission Energy. The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority confirmed that plans for the wind farm on the … Continue reading

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Tribes buying back aboriginal lands

The goal of most American Indian tribes is to use whatever business profits and funds they can acquire to rebuy their land base. Governments need defined territories to govern if they are to exercise real sovereign powers. A recent press … Continue reading

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100 transportation assistance projects for tribes

A new bus maintenance facility for the Navajo Nation in Arizona and a new transportation center for the Eastern Band of Cherokee in North Carolina are only two of 100 of transit projects on tribal lands that will share in … Continue reading

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Cherokee immersion school progressing

The press reports that the Cherokee Nation’s Immersion School expanded this month and added a new 6,000-square-foot building. Through the walls, the sounds of children talking and singing in Cherokee could be heard. The entire building was filled with the … Continue reading

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Alaska Native corporations disagree on mine

The board of directors for the Bristol Bay Native Corp., an Alaska Native corporation, voted against the Pebble copper and gold mind. The board said it was concerned about the impact on fish runs. However, that decision was quickly condemned … Continue reading

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