Friday, February 27, 2009

This Week from Indian Country Today

Supreme Court upends tribal and federal understandings of IRA
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has ruled in Carcieri v. Salazar that tribes not under federal jurisdiction as of 1934 cannot follow a longstanding land into trust process administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior. The ruling, which results from a suit involving the Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island, is at odds with many tribal, federal and legal understandings of the Indian Reorganization Act.
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School of self government opens in Chile
Wisconsin bill requires Indian logo investigations
SCIA leadership changes
NCAI delivers State of Indian Nations; 2010 budget request
Salazar appears before SCIA
Canadian officials strategize against Cree YouTube campaign
Ruling may not block tribal land buys in Minnesota

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Russell: The dark side of tribalism

There is a discussion going on here in Indiana on a list devoted to Indian education about the roaring problems of recruiting and retaining Indian students. I have been pretty silent even though I am a living example of who they are trying to reach. This is because I am at the other end of my life from the student years and I still have no answers. Read more »

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