The Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s financial successes has made it a dominant financial partner in the northern panhandle of Idaho state.Â The Tribe commissioned a study by the University of Idaho’s College of Business and Economics to assess theÂ impact and benefits of its economic activity on the state.Â The study demonstrated that the Tribe has a [...]
Archive for April, 2007
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe President Rodney Bordeaux has declared a state of emergency in response to an alarming rise in suicides and suicide attempts in 2006 on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota.Â The President hopes that the declaration of emergency will generate some response and assistance from the federal government.Â
Earl Crosby, the Watershed Restoration Coordinator for theÂ Karuk Tribe of California is asking for support in gaining the California legislature’s approval ofÂ bill AB 1032, whichÂ willÂ restrict instream gold mining.Â ThisÂ activity has a negative impact on the Tribe’s fisheries and has led to litigation against State and Federal agencies responsible for regulating instream mining.Â The Karuk Tribe [...]
An article in the The Salt Lake TribuneÂ states thatÂ the top health issues facedÂ by American Indian groups are drugs, suicide and aging populations.Â This issue was recently highlightedÂ byÂ Charles Johnson, an assistant secretary with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, inÂ a tribal consultation meeting held in Salt Lake City.Â
The Field Museum commissioned Nathan and Stephen Jackson to create and raise a new totem pole in the museum to replace an ancient pole the museum was required to repatriate to the Cape Fox people under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990.
Saskatchewan sociologist Dr. Richard Thatcher stated that Aboriginal students who are raised in their culture and comfortable with the world outside it have the best odds of avoiding addictions and social problems.Â News From Indian Country, April 16, at 22.
Carl Altman, the new Assistant Secretary of Interior for Indian Affairs notified the Cherokee Nation by letter dated March 28Â that the tribal vote to oust about 2,700 recently admitted citizens has not yet been approved by the BIA.Â Five black Oklahoma state legislators urged the Cherokee Nation to reverse this decision and uphold the requirements, [...]
The Circle of Tribal Advisors, the National Council of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial and the Missouri Historical Society announced the creation of a partnership with the Endangered Language Fund (“ELF”) and the Oregon Community Foundation Â to establish a grant program to assist tribal and private efforts to study and revitalize tribal languages.Â Professor Miller [...]
Brazil is offering internet access to Amazonian natives in an effort, it claims, to help protect the rain forest.Â The government signed an agreement with the Forest People’s Network and will provide satellite internet service to 150 communities.Â This will allow the native people to report on illegal logging and ranching and work cooperatively to [...]
The semi-monthly newspaper News From Indian Country reports in its April 16 edition on the success of the Semniole Nation in using its successful business enterprises and expansion to support tribal cultural practices.Â The Tribe recently went international with its $965 million purchase of the Hard Rock Cafe chain.Â