2012 Tribal Government News Stories

• • Senator Daniel Akaka sponsors self-governance bill (Native News Network) 12/19/12

• • Advancing the State-Tribal Consultation Mandate (Indian Country Today) 10/17/12

• • Q&A with Ryan Wilson, Oglala Sioux candidate (Indianz.com) 10/1/12

• • BIA to make final visit to Spirit Lake before big decision on child protection services (GrandForksHerald.com) 9/09/12

• • Tribal leaders discuss successes and failures in justice programs (Bismark Tribune) 9/06/12

• • Cherokee council passes act barring nontribal members from executive posts (Tulsa World) 8/15/12

• • Chukchansi family files federal suit (Sierra Star) 7/12/12

• • PALA: Tribe affirms decision to expel 154 members (North Country Times) 6/18/12

• • Colvilles argue about $193 million settlement (The Daily World) 6/7/12

• • Village of Hotevilla formally rejects SB 2109 (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 05/2/12

• • Stalemate puts Snoqualmie Tribe at risk of federal takeover (The Seattle Times) 05/27/12

• • Navajo Nation gets ID cards (The Farmington Daily-Times) 05/22/12

• • Oglala Sioux tribe in SD trying restorative justice technique called sentencing circles (The Republic) 05/18/12

• • Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes sue Oklahoma district judge over frozen funds (NewsOk) 05/17/12

• • Oklahoma tribes' accounts to remain frozen, federal judge rules (News OK) 05/11/12

• • Questions about transparency, concentration of power for Mashpee tribe (The Enterprise Cape News) 05/04/12

• • $12.5 million Chippewa Cree Tribe Tribal Justice Center adds jobs, jail cells (The Great Falls Tribune) 05/02/12

• • Tribe appeals ruling in suit against mission school, diocese to Supreme Court (Billings Gazette) 05/01/12

• • Oklahoma bank freezes accounts of Native American tribes embroiled in leadership dispute (The Republic) 04/29/12

• • Tribe's dilemma: Splitting $43 million (The Durango Herald) 04/27/12

• • Chukchansi plans to start a tribal court (Fresno Bee) 04/20/12

• • Chairman Akaka holds Indian Affairs field hearing on Native Hawaiian homeownership (United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs) 04/16/12

• • Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approves shield law for journalists (Tulsa World) 04/18/12

• • Inter-Tribal Council shows unified front (The Cherokee Phoenix) 04/09/12

• • Lewis and Tein, Miami lawyers in Miccosukee Indian wrongful-death case, face Florida Bar ethics probes (Miami Herald) 04/05/12

• • Miccosukee Indian Tribe alleges 'fraud' in legal malpractice suit against former Miami U.S. attorney and law partner (The Miami Herald) 04/02/12

• • Florida capital briefs: State Supreme Court rejects Seminole appeal in gas tax case (News-Press.com) 03/19/12

• • Deputies patrol around site of Calif. tribal fight (CBS News) 02/01/12

• • Power struggle over Indian tribe splinters into violence in California (The New York Times) 02/28/12

• • Chukchansi tribe members take over casino offices (ABC local) 02/27/12

? ? Miccosukee Indians: We owe the IRS nearly $26 million, and our lawyer Dexter Lehtinen is to blame (The Miami Heral) 02/13/12

? ? BIA says Chukchansi people can 'work it out' (The Sierra Star) 02/09/12

• • Judge seeks federal help in White Mountain Apache Tribe dispute (The Arizona Republic) 02/03/12

• • GIAGO: RST Constitution is supposed to be 'law of the land' (The Native American Times) 01/30/12

• • Muscogee Creek Nation Government Sworn In (Newson6) 01/07/12

 

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