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Worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs for 27 years in Real Estate Services and other programs. Currently contracted with the Falmouth Institute for providing consulting and training in Indian Trust Land Issues and processes.

Don’t just say it, but do it in Indian Country

Don’t just say it, but do it in Indian Country

Today, September 1, 2014, I read Tim Giago’s Native Sun News article “Oglala Sioux people aren’t afraid to say no to easy cash” posted on Indianz.com. I read several news articles…

Northern Arapaho Tribe invited to present culture ties to Rocky Mountain National Park

Northern Arapaho Tribe invited to present culture ties to Rocky Mountain National Park

(Rocky Mountain National Park, Colo.) - Four eagles greeted the morning, flying above the spectators at Estes Park, Colorado. Their flight marked the beginning of the Arapaho celebration of the 100th year…

Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Has Big Plans

Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Has Big Plans

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma has announced a two-phase project for 232 acres off Interstate 40 and State Highway 9A at the Earlsboro exit. In Phase 1, the tribe…

Transparency a focus of North Dakota’ Fort Berthold tribal election

Transparency a focus of North Dakota’ Fort Berthold tribal election

NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) – It must be tribal election season on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota.  For those of you have may have slept through the current…

Oklahoma State disavows fans’ ‘Trail of Tears’ sign – The Washington Post

Oklahoma State disavows fans’ ‘Trail of Tears’ sign – The Washington Post

ESPN’s “College GameDay” is arguably the network’s most fun-loving show, one that conducts all sorts of merriment in front of college students who are encouraged to get into the act…

Chief cites strength, grit of Cherokee ancestors – Tulsa World

Chief cites strength, grit of Cherokee ancestors – Tulsa World

TAHLEQUAH – The grit and strength of the early Cherokees who survived the Trail of Tears are the backbone of the tribe today, said Principal Chief Bill John Baker on…

Settlement with Omaha Tribe of Nebraska Creates Sustainable Path Forward for Tribal Utility Operations to Protect Residents and Environment

Settlement with Omaha Tribe of Nebraska Creates Sustainable Path Forward for Tribal Utility Operations to Protect Residents and Environment

(Lenexa, Kan., Aug. 29, 2014) - The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, a federally recognized Native American tribe located in northeastern Nebraska, and the Tribe’s Utilities Commission have reached a settlement…

Circuit Unlikely to Give Yakima Nation Pass on Tobacco Settlement

Circuit Unlikely to Give Yakima Nation Pass on Tobacco Settlement

SEATTLE (CN) - Insisting that the Yakima Nation must contribute to a master settlement with tobacco manufacturers, an attorney for Washington said the tribe’s treaty does not give it carte…

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