Erosion of Indian Trust Responsibility

Erosion of Indian Trust Responsibility

Erosion of Indian Trust Responsibility By Jay Daniels, Roundhouse Talk   Recently Congress passed H.R.812 — 114th Congress (2015-2016). This law literally pushed the Government away from the table of trust responsibility in some key components of trust land management. Since the enactment of the Allotment Act of 1887, or more commonly referred to as […]

Native American tribe joins opposition to proposed freight line

Native American tribe joins opposition to proposed freight line

Amy Lavalley The Indiana Department of Natural Resources, a group of Illinois conservation organizations, and a Native American tribe based in Michigan have joined the growing chorus against a planned freight train line that would stretch across three states. As a whole, all point to concerns about natural resources and cultural artifacts that would be […]

Lawsuit: Racist Rodeo ‘Rounded Up’ City’s Native Americans

Lawsuit: Racist Rodeo ‘Rounded Up’ City’s Native Americans

KELLY WEILL YEE-NAW07.21.16 12:00 AM ET Lawsuit: Racist Rodeo ‘Rounded Up’ City’s Native Americans As tourists flocked to a tiny Montana town’s famous rodeo, police detained local Native Americans in a basketball prison, a new lawsuit alleges. The Wild Horse Stampede is a big deal in Wolf Point, Montana. The oldest rodeo in the state, […]

State may challenge ruling on tribal tax collections

State may challenge ruling on tribal tax collections

By Dale Denwalt The Journal Record Posted Jul. 20, 2016 at 11:31 AM OKLAHOMA CITY – The state may take a dispute over tribal sales tax collections to federal appeals court. An arbiter ruled in April that the state cannot force the Citizen Potawatomi Nation to collect sales tax from nonmembers at its retail businesses, […]

Cobell Education Scholarship Fund reaches nearly $40 million

Cobell Education Scholarship Fund reaches nearly $40 million

Wednesday, 20 July 2016  Written by DOI Media Release WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior today announced that this quarter’s transfer of nearly $500,000 to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund (Scholarship Fund) brings the total amount contributed so far close to $40 million. The Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance through scholarships to American […]

Pipeline company puts $1 million for Head Start building on reservation 

Pipeline company puts $1 million for Head Start building on reservation 

Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service Belinda Sonnamaker, right, of Crestwood Energy Partners hands out snow cones, bubbles and sunglasses to Bradley Fischer, left and Night Poitra on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at the North Dakota Petroleum Council’s CookFest in Mandaree, N.D. The company, which also donated to Mandaree’s Head Start program, likes to involve children in […]

What is Navajo Land Buy-Back Program? 

What is Navajo Land Buy-Back Program? 

Katherine Locke FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Representatives with the Navajo Land Buy-Back Program are trying to convince people to opt in and sell land to the Nation. The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations implements the land consolidation component of the Cobell Settlement, which provided $1.9 billion to purchase fractional interests in trust or restricted land […]

 Jim Kent: Selling the souls of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre victims

 Jim Kent: Selling the souls of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre victims

Lakota elder Marcella LeBeau stands beside the Wounded Knee Massacre Ghost Dance Shirt she helped return to the Lakota from Scotland’s Kelvingrove Museum in 1999. She questioned the sale of guns that were taken from the site of the 1890 massacre in South Dakota. Photo courtesy Gerri LeBeau “The Lakota will never forget Wounded Knee.” […]

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