Native American full moon names were established by eastern and northern tribes such as the Algonquin & the Iroquois Confederacy. http://bit.ly/Ta0Q8o
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“Traditional Dance” is one of the most spectacular that you will witness at #PowWow events. Since the days when warriors would act out their accomplishments, traditional dance has played a major role in American Indian dance. http://bit.ly/12748AR
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VAWA helps tribes go after non-Indian domestic offenders
The Tulalip Tribes of Washington are one of the first to exercise authority over non-Indian offenders as part of S.47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013:
In a 1978 decision, the US Supreme Court said Indian tribes with their own tribal justice systems and courts were not allowed to charge non-Indians — unless Congress passed a law.
One Chukchansi faction walking out of settlement conferences
The lawyer for the Reggie Lewis/Nancy Ayala tribal faction is walking out of negotiations aimed at reopening Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino because an opposing group is more concerned about tribal enrollment than the casino.
Lawyer Rob Rosette said his group wants to reopen the casino, but the group headed by Morris Reid is concentrating on “its own political agenda relating to tribal enrollment” and the Tex McDonald faction’s standing is based only on its “bad conduct” in its attempt to take over casino gaming operations last month.
Faction of Chukchansi Tribe walks away from casino mediation
One faction of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians has walked away from court-supervised mediation that was aimed at reopening the California tribe’s casino
The unity council headed by Reggie Lewis and Nancy Ayala said a rival faction is trying to address non-gaming related issues, namely the disenrollment of certain people from the tribe. Lewis and Ayala also objected to the continued involvement of another faction whose leaders are in jail for taking part in an armed dispute at the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino on October 9.
Congressional representatives need to help in Union Springs
It’s been more than two months since the Union Springs Lake Side Trading convenience store and gas station closed in mid-September after violent clashes between factions of the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York.
The store finally reopened last week, after another clash that required police response, but the tension at the tribe’s sites in Union Springs and Seneca Falls over a leadership dispute unfortunately has not gone away. In fact, it may be greater than ever.
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BIA fails to resolve Cayuga Nation leadership dispute
New York newspaper calls on members of Congress to force the Bureau of Indian Affairs to take action in a leadership dispute within the Cayuga Nation:
How the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs can maintain its public silence on the Cayuga Nation divide is beyond comprehension. We’ve seen roads closed, property damaged, arrests made, people hospitalized. And it’s all been happening within a few blocks of a school, fire station and village businesses.
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St. Marks sworn in as Rocky Boy chair
Ken St. Marks was sworn in as tribal chair at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation Thursday after almost two years of waiting.
“It’s time for us to start doing what’s right” St. Marks said to the small crowd gathered in the tribal chambers. “We’ve been in turmoil now for two years. It’s time for us to heal and start putting things back together where they belong. I think the only way we’re going to do that is with our new council and you guys.”
Chippewa Cree Tribe swears in chairman more than a year later
Ken St. Marks was sworn in as chairman of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana last Thursday, some 16 months after winning an election for the post.
St. Marks was removed by the tribal council in March 2013 but won his seat back in a special election in July 2013. However, his rivals prevented him from taking office, leading to a lawsuit in tribal court
Miami man wins in tribal court legal dispute
A Miami man has prevailed in his unique legal fight to keep a child-custody dispute out of Miccosukee tribal court.
The Florida Supreme Court this week refused to hear an appeal by the man’s former Miccosukee girlfriend who insisted the case did not belong in a Miami-Dade court.
Incoming Alaska governor opens doors to tribes
Alaskans from across the state met on the campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage over the weekend to talk about the transition to a new governor’s administration. The process itself was unusual, a crowded, open forum about ideas.
But even more rare: The depth of participation by Alaska Native leaders, chairing several key committees, participating on panels, and having a say in what happens next.
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Behind 700% Loans, Profits Flow Through Red Rock to Wall Street
Joshua Wrenn needed money to make the January payment for his Jeep Cherokee.
The truck driver and aspiring country singer in Madison, North Carolina, got $800 within minutes from a website he found on his phone. When he called to check his balance a few weeks later, he was told he had electronically signed a contract to pay back $3,920 to a company owned by an American Indian tribe.
Otoe-Missouria Tribe defends online loan business amid scrutiny
Internet lending has been good for the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma despite legal and political pressure from state and federal agencies.
The tribe operates American Web Loans and at least one other online lender. Chairman John Shotton said the business has proven to be successful.
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amily members talk about Sisseton shooting victims
We’re learning more about what may have cause this weekend’s tragic shooting in Sisseton.
“This is to us as a family, is a senseless case of domestic violence,” said family member Darrel Decoteau Jr.
He told us two of the victims were mothers. Angela Adams had three children and Candace LaBelle had eight.
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate in shock after shooting leaves 4 dead
The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota is in mourning after a shooting left four people dead and one person injured.
A gunman identified as Colter Richard Arbach, 22, killed three people and injured another before shooting himself, the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office said in a press release. The incident occurred early Saturday morning at a house on the reservation.
Internet Access Will Be a Game-Changer for Indian Country
The power of technology is transforming classrooms across the country. Whether students on tribal lands will have the opportunity to reap the benefits of that technology rests largely on the future of a little known federal program called “E-rate” that provides funding for Internet access in schools and libraries.
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