Saturday, October 9, 2010

This Week from Indian Country Today


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It’s official: Shinnecock Nation is 565th federally acknowledged tribe
SOUTHHAMPTON, N.Y. – Final challenges to the Shinnecock Indians’ federal acknowledgment have been tossed aside, clearing the way for the Long Island-based tribe to take its place as the 565th American Indian tribe in a nation-to-nation relationship with the United States government.

Headlines

•Symposium and BIA consultation scheduled on Tribal Law & Order Act
•Feinstein’s ‘Carcieri fix’ would ‘devastate’ trust land for gaming
•It’s official: Shinnecock Nation is 565th federally acknowledged tribe
•Cherokee chief opens Highland Games in Scotland
•Former tribal chairman sways judge
•Plans to haul big oil refinery loads spark battle
•Operations Analysis: The Battle of Fall River
•Series of puwalus look toward improving fishing
•Ariz. rep seeks to spur growth on tribal land
•Guilty plea in artifact sale
•Life sentence remains unchanged
•Jessie Little Doe Baird honored with $500,000 Genius Grant
•Court denies Onondaga land rights lawsuit
•Cobell stalled in Senate
•Four Directions Community Center extends its reach
•Power plants’ effects targeted
•Dorgan ready to issue IHS subpoenas
•Traditional teachings help heal historical traumas, bring balance
•Convention comes at a pivotal time for Hawaiians
•Pipeline creates tribal dissent
•Law gives tribe hope for recognition
•Navajo group seeks court intervention
•Justice Department debuts streamlined tribal grants
•Lights back on for tribal energy prospects
•IRS considers removing restrictive tribal tax code

Opinion

Sisk-Franco: To restore salmon, follow the Creator’s plan, not ‘Frankenfish’

One day coyote noticed fox was smoothing sticks and fashioning them into children who would help him find food. Coyote was filled with envy and soon started to build his own family.

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