Sunday, August 29, 2010

Last Week from Indian Country Today

Tribal flooding addressed in new Senate bill
WASHINGTON – A bill has been introduced in the Senate to create a pathway to resolve problems imposed on the seven tribes whose lands were flooded by the infamous Pick-Sloan Program dams. Read more »

Headlines

McCoy resigns as Quil Ceda general manager
Siletz honor run pays tribute to military, veterans
Native Women’s Leadership Forum Sept. 27 – 28
Indigenous names for state’s two newest ferries
Long journey home
Injunction denied for Everglades/US Sugar deal
Tribal flooding addressed in new Senate bill
‘A Hand to Hold Onto’ seeks nationwide input
Resource concerns transcend tribal boundaries
The Kootenai Tribe’s forgotten war
Indians rally in NYC against Bloomberg’s racist blooper
Saving the Pacific lamprey
Leader’s journey fits agency goals
Parsing the Doctrine of Discovery
Seneca sues state to block cigarette tax implementation
Health information kits headed to Indian country
A sign of the times
FEMA signs disaster agreement with Upper Sioux Community
GAO finds major federal NAGPRA snafus
International Day of the World’s Indigenous People celebrated
Energy giant told to follow rules
Seeking resignation
Nebraska governor’s office on Whiteclay: No easy solution
Yurok Tribe challenges California Marine Act
EPA seeks comments

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Opinion

Forquera: Major struggle ahead if IRS is to define ‘who is an Indian?’

In a recent article, Mark Trahant described the need to define who is an Indian in order to address the problem the federal government now faces in trying to decide who will be eligible for the Indian exemptions under health reform. He implies that the Internal Revenue Service will need to be involved adding another level of complexity to this age old problem. Read more »

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