Tension over education, sales tax grows between Oklahoma and tribal nations

Tension over education, sales tax grows between Oklahoma and tribal nations

Oklahoma’s relationship with tribal nations has warmed in recent decades with economic success, but tensions are rising over education funding and sales taxes. Originally the forced homeland to more than 200 Indian tribes, Oklahoma is now home to 39 of the country’s 567 federally recognized tribes and has the second largest Indian population. And while […]

Fallin, Chickasaws OK license tag compact

Fallin, Chickasaws OK license tag compact

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin and Chickasaw Nation Bill Anoatubby have announced a compact between the state and the tribe for Chickasaw Nation license tags to members of the tribe. The compact says Chickasaw tags will be sold exclusively at state-licensed tag agencies in Oklahoma. Chickasaws who want to purchase the tags will […]

Washington hatchery gives away salmon

Washington hatchery gives away salmon

POULSBO, Wash. — People lined up with coolers Monday to wait for free fish as coho and chum salmon returned to spawn at a hatchery on Washington’s Kitsap Peninsula. Workers at Grovers Creek Hatchery, northwest of Seattle, netted several dozen fish from the pond and harvested eggs from female chum salmon. Each fish was scanned […]

Enough Already! Too Many Tweaks to the Right-of-Way Proposal

Enough Already! Too Many Tweaks to the Right-of-Way Proposal

Perusing Facebook recently, I found a group of folks who are adamantly opposing the currently published “Proposed Rule Change for Rights-of-Way Across Indian Lands.” Their rationale? They weren’t the decision makers and the proposed rules are detrimental and one-sided in implementation and use. On October 1, assistant secretary, Indian affairs, Kevin Washburn, announced he was […]

BIA says it did not sign off on NABC’s decision to dissolve the Joint Business Council

BIA says it did not sign off on NABC’s decision to dissolve the Joint Business Council

(Wind River Indian Reservation) – A Bureau of Indian Affairs spokesperson has announced that the agency has not signed off on the Northern Arapaho Business Council’s ability to dissolve the Joint Business Council. Earlier last week, the NABC announced that the BIA had agreed that the tribe had the authority to end the JBC with […]

New comment deadline on BIA rights-of-way regs across allottee lands

New comment deadline on BIA rights-of-way regs across allottee lands

November 3, 2014 is the NEW deadline for individual tribal members to write concerns and comments on the BIA’s drafted rights-of-way regulations across individual allottee lands. The following was posted on Facebook’s “This is Mandaree” wall recently. Because of the oilfield activity and all that it involves in developing wells and infrastructure, many landowners have […]

Recall Elections for LTBB Tribal Chairman Fred Kiogima and LTBB Vice Chairperson Deb DeLeon Scheduled for November 17

Recall Elections for LTBB Tribal Chairman Fred Kiogima and LTBB Vice Chairperson Deb DeLeon Scheduled for November 17

October 9, 2014 For Immediate ReleaseLTBB Election Board Verifies Signatures on Recall Petitions for LTBB Tribal Chairman Fred Kiogima and LTBB Vice Chairperson Deb DeLeon, Schedules Recall Elections for November 17Today, we, the tribal citizens of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, turned into the LTBB Election Board recall petitions for LTBB Tribal Chairman […]

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