Monthly Archives: June 2010

N.Mexico Supreme Court authorizes cops to hot pursue onto reservations

The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled last Tuesday that state law enforcement officers can pursue and question suspects of a crime onto reservation lands The state Supreme Court reaffirmed the 2005 DWI conviction of David Harrison, a citizen of the … Continue reading

Posted in Indian Law | Leave a comment

New efforts in Indian children education

An organization that recruits high-achieving college graduates to teach in high-needs areas is targeting American Indian students. The new Teach For America initiative hopes to serve more Native American students and recruit more of them to teach. Senior recruitment director … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Navajo Nation opposes Arizona immigration law

The Navajo Nation legislature voted to formally oppose Arizona’s tough new immigration law. Council Delegate Kee Allen Begay sponsored the measure. He says he sees the immigration law as an attempt to harass American Indians, who can resemble Mexican nationals. … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Are American students taught the full history of North America?

I have blogged a few times about one of my pet peeves – how little American grade, high school, and college students are taught about the complete and accurate history of North America and its native inhabitants. We study all … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Who Were the First Americans?

Who really discovered America? Considering what is taught in most grade and high school history classes, most Americans probably think the earliest Americans were Christopher Columbus and his crew, or even the Native Americans they met here, you’d be off … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Grand Ronde Tribes win county support

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon are pushing to win congressional streamlining and simplification of the federal government’s tribal land acquisition process. The Tribes have also won the formal blessing of the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners who … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Two Oklahoma tribes offer millions to help state with water issue

Two of Oklahoma’s largest Indian tribes offered Thursday to pay $5.2 million of the state’s debt involving the Sardis Lake project in southeastern Oklahoma. The Choctaw Nation and the Chickasaw Nation said they can make the state’s payment, due by … Continue reading

Posted in Indian Law | Leave a comment