Saturday, June 12, 2010

This Week from Indian Country Today

Cobell detractors make final push
WASHINGTON – With the Senate expected to soon consider the Cobell v. Salazar settlement passed by the House before Memorial Day recess, a variety of tribal and individual interests are making efforts to have their concerns addressed. Read more »

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Yankton Sioux Tribe loses land transfer appeal
Will 100-pound salmon return to Elwha?
Cobell detractors make final push
Tribe, conservation groups sue Six Rivers National Forest
Seldovia Village Tribe hopes to beef up ferry port
Tonto Apache Tribe acquires 293 acres
EPA officials weigh in on Eagle Rock
Montana teen suspected of shooting at tribal officer
DOJ adds prosecutors to fight Indian country crime
Bone whistle may return to Idaho tribe
Upgrades underway at Columbia River dams
Wis. DOT secretary apologizes for disturbing graves
Cape Wind opponents draw environmental and political parallels to Gulf oil disaster
Native contingent leads anti-S.B. 1070 March
Cobell plaintiffs await Senate action
NAIHC elects new chairperson
Choctaw members represent tribe at Congressional Cemetery
State recognized tribes face greater oil spill risks
Interior agency reorganized
New BIA director named
UN trip yields future benefit
Dorgan introduces housing bill
USDA announces nutrition assistance
Legislation to honor Stewart Udall


Great Lakes


Eskwitt: Renewable energy deals must be fair

Returning from yet another “Renewable Energy in Indian Country” conference, I was struck by what passes for a “fair” or “equitable” renewable energy development deal in Indian country. My question is always “fair and equitable for whom?” Many times I cannot find where the tribe’s interests are considered at all. If they are, the agreements are written in such a way that the developer can easily avoid commitments (tribal ownership, training, employment, education, community development and promised minimum payments, among others.) Read more »

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