2013 Intergovernmental News Stories

Tribal elders suing Cherokee bear zoo (News Observer) 12/3/13

US law didn't halt untaxed tobacco sales (Boston Globe) 12/2/13

Gas tax fuels dispute between state, tribe (Sunshine State News) 11/26/13

6 things JFK did - or didn't do - for Natives before his death (Indian Country Today) 11/22/13

Comanch Nation sues state over tobacco compact (Native American Times) 11/21/13

Dude rancher, federal government reach accord on construction work for road to Skywalk (Washington Post) 11/19/13

Blackfeet sue U.S. government over flood damage (Flathead Beacon) 11/19/13

A gay marriage loophole for Native Americans (Time Magazine) 11/1/13

Native leaders air concerns at White House Tribal Nations Conference (Indian Country Today) 11/14/13

President Obama pledges to visit Indian Country in 2014 (Indian Country Today) 11/14/13

Tribal leaders urge Obama administration to honor contract obligations (Indian Country Today) 11/13/13

Indian tribe crime rates 20 times national average (Standard Examiner) 11/12/13

Federal panel condemns Alaska's village justice system (Anchorage Daily News) 11/13/13

Commission's report addresses gaps in public safety on American Indian reservations (Washington Post) 11/12/13

Tribal dispute puts Alaska village in limbo (ABC News) 11/12/13

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony boss at Washington, D.C. tribe meeting (RGJ.com) 11/12/13

Laws needed to enforce U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Legal experts (Indian Country Today) 11/7/13

How the government monitored life on a 1920s reservation (Slate) 11/4/13

Justice Department prosecuting more Indian Country crimes (Tulsa World) 11/4/13

FDL chairwoman named to presidential task force (Duluth News Tribune) 11/3/13

Alaska native man in running for state governor (Indianz.com) 10/30/13

House passes Rep. Young bill to expand Alaska Native Healthcare Delivery (Alaska Business Montly) 10/30/13

Feds offer to help in Blackfeet dispute (The Western News) 10/29/13

Indian law attorneys' advice to tribes: 'Stay out of the courts!' (Indian Country Today) 10/28/13

Native American men first to legally wed in Oklahoma (Edge Boston) 10/22/13

James Anaya, UN official, backs inquiry into missing, murdered aboriginal women (Huffington Post) 10/15/13

Pulling aid away, shutdown deepens Indians' distress (New York Times) 10/13/13

Shutdown hits vulnerable Indian tribes as basics such as foster care, nutrition threatened (Washington Post) 10/2/13

Government shutdown's hit magnified for tribes (US News) 10/2/13

FDA's proposed produce rules disregard tribal sovereignty and federal case law (Food Safety News) 9/27/13

NARF And NCAI advise tribes to stay away from Supreme Court (KGOU) 9/27/13

Obama nominates Native American woman to federal bench (CBS News) 9/20/13

'People are overwhelmed!' sequestration slams mental health for natives (Indian Country Today) 9/12/13

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Vanderbilt casino arguments in December (Petosky News) 9/6/13

Yakama Nation strikes historic agreement with DOJ, FBI to settle litigation over 2011 reservation raid (Intercontinental Cry Magazine) 8/26/13

Tribes ask UN for help fighting anti-Indian laws in Maine (Indian Country Today) 8/22/13

Governor Mary Fallin [OK], Chief Bill John Baker sign car tag compact (State of OK) 8/16/13

UN chief calls for concrete steps to address challenges facing indigenous peoples (United Nations Radio) 8/9/13

U.N. celebrates Indigenous peoples (Indian Country Today) 8/9/13

Dispute halts Alaska village's move to higher ground: Leadership struggle has put relocation on hold. (The Guardian) 8/05/13

No tribal leaders at first Council on Native American Affairs meeting (Indian Country Today) 8/02/13

U.S. gears up for huge, difficult land buyback for Indian tribes (Miami Herald) 8/1/13

$9 Billion dispute: Tribal leaders fuming over Cobell land buy-back program (Indian Country Today) 7/29/13

Fed Up! Why D.C. must invest in tribal development (Indian Country Today) 7/26/13

Abandoned in Indian country (NY Times) 7/23/13

Sand Creek descendants seek reparations for 1864 massacre (Indian Country Today) 7/16/13

Civil rights division and Navajo Nation sign memorandum of understanding (The Justice Blog) 7/16/13

Pain on the reservation [impact of sequestration] (NY Times) 7/12/13

Sand Creek Massacre descendants sue federal government for reparations (Denver Post) 7/11/13

Broken Promises (NY Times) 7/10/13

Jewell to address tribal conference in Reno (Las Vegas Sun) 6/25/13

The invisible urban Indian (The Herald, Everett, WA) 6/23/13

Sioux tribes to discuss foster care, sacred sites (KXNews) 7/7/13

Court rules on BIA officer's embezzlement case (KXNews) 7/5/13

History Colorado and tribal representatives meet to discuss Sand Creek (WestWord) 7/4/13

Executive Order -- Establishing the White House Council on Native American Affairs (Whitehouse.gov) 6/26/13

A Cheyenne & Arapaho summer: Tribes' frozen funds impede western Oklahoma economy (Watchdog.org) 6/21/13

Indian Methodist minister concerned over Oklahoma license plate lawsuit (Indian Country Today) 6/20/13

Power struggles at Interior Department impact Indian affairs (Indian Country Today) 6/18/13

Recommendations by 72 Indian Nations and others for world conference on indigenous peoples (Indian Country Today) 6/14/13

State lays foundation for new tribal parole programs (Rapid City Journal) 6/12/13

Obama taps top Native American fundraiser for U.N. human rights post (Washington Post) 6/12/13

Roubideaux re-nomination hearing today, available online (Indian Country Today) 6/12/13

Keith Harper nominated by President Obama for key role (Indian Country Today) 6/11/13

Little Traverse man and new husband invited to White House (Indianz.com) 6/10/13

5 Montana reservations don't report DUIs to state (SF Gate) 6/7/13

Cultural awareness workshop addresses stereotypes (Char-Koosta News) 6/6/13

Ex-Interior secretary Ken Salazar to work for tribes at law firm (Indianz.com) 6/7/13

Alaska, Hawaii delegations discuss native issues (NBC News) 6/4/13

Vilsack appoints two American Indians to key USDA roles (Indian Country Today) 6/4/13

In South Dakota, tribes fault state for undermining federal law aimed at saving kids and culture (Grand Forks Herald) 6/3/13

Offensive place names soon to be phased out in S.D.; board to vote on a few Tuesday (ArgusLeader.com) 6/3/13

First Nations are doing it for themselves (Huffington Post (Canada)) 6/3/13

Native American appointed to prestigious National Travel Advisory Board (Indian Country Today) 6/3/13

UN Working Group, Navajo Nation Collaborate on Human Rights Issues (Indian Country Today) 6/3/13

US attorney says sequester may hurt Indian safety (Inforium) 5/31/13

Report: Indian Country cases in federal court on rise (Washington Post) 5/30/13

Massachusetts asks dismissal of suit against casino law (Nowich Bulletin) 5/29/13

Native American vets push for recognition (Arkansas Online) 5/26/13

Washburn announces plan of attack for Patchak patch (Indian Country Today) 5/24/13

Indigenous culture, youth among key topics as UN permanent forum opens 12th session (St. Louis News) 5/20/13

Mohawks rally to speak out against border-crossing issues (Watertown Daily Times) 5/18/13

Efforts to grant tribes more authority are met with resistance from non-tribal lawmakers (Wyoming Public Media) 5/17/13

Oneida Nation, state agree on wide-ranging deal on gaming, taxing, land (Syracuse.com) 5/16/13

One B.C. fisherman's fight for cross-border native rights (The First Perspective) 5/16/13

Op-Ed: Hands across the melting ice (New York Times) 5/13/13

OPINION: Tribes and the Michigan wolf hunt (Turtletalk) 5/10/13

Champions of Change: Quinault Indian Nation (White House) 4/30/13

Tribal leaders challenge decision to not extend tobacco compacts (Native Times) 4/30/13

New Interior chief savors a steep learning curve (New York Times) 4/29/13

"Take these Tribes Down:" The Anti-Indian movement comes to Washington State (IREHR) 4/26/13

Murkowski: Administration avoiding justice for Indian tribes (Alaska Business Monthly) 4/26/13

[New York] state, Indian nations look to build relations (Post-Journal) 4/19/13

Tribes negotiate tobacco compacts with state (The Lawton Constitution) 4/17/13

Montana's high court hears bison case at UM (Helena Independent Record) 4/14/13

Federal government fails to stop illegal crossings into Native American lands (Albuquerque Express) 4/10/13

Court ruling a win for treaty rights (North County Outlook) 4/9/13

Sequestration hits Sault Tribe hard (Soo Evening News) 4/3/13

Power of attorney: Navajo Nation lawyers may see pushback from non-Indian clients (Las Cruces Sun-News) 3/16/13

Sequester cuts already hitting Minnesota's reservation schools (Star Tribune) 3/19/13

Urban Indians may benefit from Colorado law's changes (Indian Country Today) 3/12/13

EEOC confirms difference between tribal and Indian preference (Indianz.com) 3/6/13

EEOC confirms difference between tribal and Indian preference (Indianz.com) 3/6/13

President Obama signs disaster declaration for Navajo Nation, the second tribe to receive direct FEMA assistance (Indian Country Today) 3/5/13

Sequester-related education cuts hitting schools on reservations, military bases (Washington Post) 3/5/13

Law change brings disaster declaration for tribes (ABQ Journal) 3/5/13

Three new bills in Oregon legislature seek to undermine Native American mascots ban (Indian Country Today) 3/5/13

AG ups heat on no-tax smokes (Times Union) 3/2/13

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians first to receive disaster aid under amended law (Indian Country Today) 3/2/13

Yakama tribal cigarette maker could face $30M tax bill (Yakima Herald) 2/20/13

Reduced spending would limit park services and revenue, Interior Secretary says (New York Times) 2/25/13

Quinault Indian Nation suing neighboring school districts for discrimination (King5.com) 2/24/13

Maine tribes seek tax exemption for tobacco purchases (MPBN) 2/22/13

Clash on the border of the Tohomo O'odham Nation (Pullitzer Center) 2/22/13

U.S. Supreme Court postpones decision on Oneida Indian case (Syracuse.com) 2/19/13

Sen. Murkowski pondering 'hold' on Sally Jewell's nomination over rejection of remote Aleutian road (Daily Kos) 2/8/13

Tribes seek fresh start with Jewell (The Daily World) 2/7/13

Tribe presents complaints about lack of consultation on mining bill (Price County Daily) 2/6/13

Obama nominates REI chief executive as interior secretary (The Washington Post) 2/6/13

Sally Jewell to be named Interior Secretary (Indian Country Today) 2/6/13

Tribes win right to bypass states, appeal directly to White House (Tucson News) 2/3/13

Crow Indians' lawsuit against F.B.I. agent to proceed (New York Times) 2/1/13

Salazar announces Interior exit; Indian Country ponders replacements (Indian Country Today) 1/21/13

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack signs regulation confirming "government to government" consultation with tribes (Indian Country Today) 2/1/13

New law allows American Indian tribes to seek direct federal aid after natural disasters (Green Field Reporter) 1/31/13

Bipartisan disaster relief bill approved (Navajo Nation) 1/29/13

Navajo Nation may use ObamaCare to get same Medicaid authority as states (Indian Country Today) 1/22/13

Despite pockets of success, reform of tribal justice systems slow-going under 2010 law (Washington Post) 1/16/13

Interior Secretary to step down in March (New York Times) 1/16/13

Tribes want 9th Circuit to rehear Viejas Band immunity case (Indianz.com) 1/15/13

Another round aginst Puyallup tobacco taxing (Courthouse News) 1/14/13






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