Monthly Archives: September 2010

More American Indian aid to local communities

The press reports another example of an Oklahoma Indian tribe making a significant contribution toward a critical public service. In fact, the paper states that in this situation the contribution was so significant it likely is keeping the services in … Continue reading

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Navajo Nation can’t fight adoption of tribal kids

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Utah Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal in which the Navajo Nation sought to nullify the adoption of two Navajo siblings by a non-Indian family. The Court ruled unanimously that the Navajo Nation … Continue reading

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Indians seek quicker repatriation of their ancestors' remains

The press reports that “Amid the broken treaties, confiscated lands and other injustices that Native Americans have endured at the hands of white people, few are as personal as the removal of their buried ancestors. For a culture that assigns … Continue reading

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Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe installing its first wind turbine

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe will install its first wind turbine this fall. In 2004 the tribe began a wind feasibility study with the U.S. Department of Energy. The original project was limited to powering greenhouses, but was expanded to … Continue reading

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IRS considering treating tribes equally with states

Indian Country Today reports that American Indian tribes have long asked for the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service to remove tax code provisions that have long hampered tribal economic growth. In July, the Treasury requested comments on several questions … Continue reading

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ACLU files suit regarding health services on Cheyenne River Sioux reservation

The Associated Press reports that the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit to obtain information about whether pregnant women on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota are being pressured to induce labor against their wishes. … Continue reading

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Tribal museum opens Boarding School Experience exhibit

The Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center (CNMCC) is opening a new exhibition titled Fort Sill Indian School – The Boarding School Experience. It will be on display at the museum September 30, 2010 through April 30, 2011. The opening … Continue reading

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