$900M Tribal Oil Claim Blocked By Cobell, Fed. Circ. Rules

$900M Tribal Oil Claim Blocked By Cobell, Fed. Circ. Rules

By Jack Newsham Law360, New York (April 27, 2016, 4:57 PM ET) — A lawsuit accusing the government of underpricing drilling rights on a North Dakota reservation and costing Native Americans there nearly $900 million was defeated for a second time on Tuesday, with the Federal Circuit ruling that tribal plaintiffs surrendered their right to […]

Congress votes to designate bison as national mammal 

Congress votes to designate bison as national mammal 

Fri Apr 29, 2016.Associated Press ,WASHINGTON (AP) — The bison could soon become the national mammal of the United States. Legislation approved by Congress would elevate the bison to a stature approaching that of the bald eagle, long the national emblem. There has not been an official mammal of the United States. The Senate gave […]

Cobell Settlement Allows $8.2M Cost Claim, Class Reps Say

Cobell Settlement Allows $8.2M Cost Claim, Class Reps Say

By Martin O’SullivanLaw360, New York (April 27, 2016, 5:50 PM ET) — Class representatives in the landmark $3.4 billion Cobell settlement over the federal government’s mismanagement of Native American trust funds implored a D.C. federal judge Tuesday to award them $8.2 million for costs incurred to keep the case moving. According to the representatives, although […]

Feds deciding if coal-export project violates tribal rights 

Feds deciding if coal-export project violates tribal rights 

 Apr 24, 2016. SEATTLE (AP) — For centuries, Lummi tribal fishermen have harvested, dug up clams and fished for salmon in the tidelands and waters of northwest Washington state. Now, the tribe says a proposed $700 million project to build the nation’s largest coal-export terminal threatens that way of life. The tribe last year asked […]

Tribes say letter shows new casino won’t hurt slots deal

Tribes say letter shows new casino won’t hurt slots deal

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Leaders of Connecticut’s two federally recognized Indian tribes informed state legislators Tuesday they’ve received preliminary assurances from federal officials that gambling agreements with the state would not be jeopardized by the proposed third casino they hope to open. The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes, owners of Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan […]

Tens of thousands set to gather for nation’s largest powwow – Tulsa World: Tulsa World: Tulsa News, Sports, Weather, Business & Entertainment

Tens of thousands set to gather for nation’s largest powwow – Tulsa World: Tulsa World: Tulsa News, Sports, Weather, Business & Entertainment

Posted: Wednesday, Wed Apr 27, 2016.Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 100,000 spectators, artists, and Native American dancers are converging on Albuquerque as part of North America’s largest powwow. The 33rd annual Gathering of Nation’s begins Thursday with the start of the three-day Miss Indian World pageant, one of the best known competitions of […]

Indian tribe expanding casino in southwestern Michigan – Tulsa World: Tulsa World: Tulsa News, Sports, Weather, Business & Entertainment

Indian tribe expanding casino in southwestern Michigan – Tulsa World: Tulsa World: Tulsa News, Sports, Weather, Business & Entertainment

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:03 amPosted: Wednesday, April 27, 2016, Associated Press DOWAGIAC, Mich. (AP) — An Indian tribe is planning to expand a casino in southwestern Michigan. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians says Wednesday the expansion will add 2,700 square feet to an existing 27,000 square feet to make room for 70 slot machines […]

State pulls Oregon Lottery ad after Coquille Indian Tribe complaint

State pulls Oregon Lottery ad after Coquille Indian Tribe complaint

DEVAN PATEL The World This advertising for the Oregon Lottery has been pulled after complaints from the Coquille Indian Tribe. NORTH BEND — The Coquille Indian Tribe’s objection to the state’s offensive lottery advertising campaign has not fallen on deaf ears. The Oregon Lottery, in conjunction with Gov. Kate Brown’s office, has pulled the “Lewis […]

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