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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 […]

Tribal factions’ fight over central California casino set for federal court hearing – Daily Journal

Tribal factions’ fight over central California casino set for federal court hearing – Daily Journal

FRESNO, California — A dispute at a central California casino between tribal factions that erupted in an armed showdown last week is scheduled for a hearing in federal court. U.S. District Judge Lawrence O’Neill on Wednesday is expected to consider what’s next for the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino in Coarsegold, about 40 miles northeast […]

Arapaho say BIA statement contradicts agency actions, local BIA officials

Arapaho say BIA statement contradicts agency actions, local BIA officials

(Ethete, Wyo.)—A Washington, D.C., spokeswoman for the Bureau of Indian Affairs was misinformed or mistaken when she told a reporter that the BIA did not acknowledge Northern Arapaho authority to withdraw from the former joint powers board known as the JBC, Northern Arapaho Business Council (NABC) Chairman Darrell O’Neal, Sr., said. “The BIA spokeswoman quoted is a public information […]

Eleventh Circuit Refuses To Compel Arbitration In Dispute Between Loan Servicer and Borrower

Eleventh Circuit Refuses To Compel Arbitration In Dispute Between Loan Servicer and Borrower

On October 2, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a district court’s decision refusing to compel arbitration sought by a servicer in a dispute with a borrower over the terms of a loan agreement. Inetianbor v. Cashcall, Inc. No. 13-13822 (11th Cir. 2014). In Inetianbor, the plaintiff and the servicer had a dispute as to whether the borrower had satisfied his obligations […]

Ivan Star Comes Out: The Indian Reorganization Act at 80 years

Ivan Star Comes Out: The Indian Reorganization Act at 80 years

Here on the Pine Ridge we encounter daily a controversy regarding the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) of 1934. Essentially, among the growing younger generations, the IRA is readily accepted. Among the decreasing older populations though, the system is viewed as immoral and corrupt. This oppositional state or disorder originates from the long-standing lack of formal […]

Coarsegold: Chukchansi casino remains closed, tribal factions chafe over lost revenues

Coarsegold: Chukchansi casino remains closed, tribal factions chafe over lost revenues

COARSEGOLD — Walking through a lobby devoid of guests at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino on Saturday, televisions still blared sporting matches above empty bars and nearby slot machines gave off an eerie glow. “It’s like the twilight zone,” said Reggie Lewis, co-chairman of one feuding tribal faction as he rode the elevator to the […]

California casino is closed after armed standoff

California casino is closed after armed standoff

COARSEGOLD, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has closed a Central California casino after an armed standoff between tribal factions caused many gamblers to flee with chips left on the tables. U.S. District Judge Lawrence O’Neill, acting on a request by the state attorney general, set no date for possible reopening of the Chukchansi Gold […]

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