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With no constitution, ‘a community … without rules’

With no constitution, ‘a community … without rules’

There was never any doubt that the Passamaquoddy needed a constitution. Ira Gilbert, a member of the Passamaquoddy tribe, shows the tattoos he got while in prison in Arizona. Today,…

BIA orders city to vacate land that belongs to Nez Perce Tribe

BIA orders city to vacate land that belongs to Nez Perce Tribe

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has ordered a city to vacate land that belongs to the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho. The city of Kamiah is using the 4.6-acre property…

IBIA Renders Decision regarding Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes confirming Governor Hamilton in charge

IBIA Renders Decision regarding Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes confirming Governor Hamilton in charge

CONCHO, OK – JULY 15, 2014 –The Interior Board of Indian Appeals (IBIA) has issued a decision regarding numerous appeals involving the legitimacy of the Cheyenne and Arapaho administration and…

Panel finds Maine Legislature erred in passing laws on tribal fishing rights, calls parties back to negotiating table

Panel finds Maine Legislature erred in passing laws on tribal fishing rights, calls parties back to negotiating table

BANGOR, Maine — The Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission released a report Friday in which it found the Maine Legislature circumvented the amendment process set forth in the Maine Indian Claims…

California tribe agrees to election to end dispute – Washington Times

California tribe agrees to election to end dispute – Washington Times

CORNING, Calif. (AP) - Rival factions within a Native American tribe fighting over a lucrative Northern California casino and other assets have agreed to a binding general election, officials said.…

New York Appellate Division Refuses to Disturb Injunction in Chukchansi Leadership Dispute | Turtle Talk

New York Appellate Division Refuses to Disturb Injunction in Chukchansi Leadership Dispute | Turtle Talk

Here is the opinion in Wells Fargo Bank NA v. Chukchansi Economic Development Authority (N.Y. A.D.): Wells Fargo v Chukchansi An excerpt: Appellants contend that defendants-respondents Nancy Ayala, Karen Wynn,…

Consultant says Oglala Sioux President Brewer’s suspension is retaliation

Consultant says  Oglala Sioux President Brewer’s suspension is retaliation

The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council’s decision to suspend Tribal President Bryan Brewer on Tuesday stemmed in part from the council’s concern over Brewer’s dealings with tribal businessman Raycen Raines. After…

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Indian tribe gets involved in Shawnee city election

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Indian tribe gets involved in Shawnee city election

SHAWNEE — The race for Ward 6 city commissioner in Shawnee may not seem like the sexiest contest, but it’s captured the attention of one of the most powerful residents…

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