First female leader of Pamunkey Tribe selected for memorial
Cockacoeske, a 17th century leader of the Pamunkey Tribe, has been selected for the Women of Virginia memorial.
Cockacoeske was the first female leader of the Pamunkeys. During her thirty-year tenure, she worked to unite area tribes and signed the 1677 Treaty of Middle Plantation.
Mark Trahant: Congress on self-destructive course for budget
This is the week to watch Congress. If all goes well, Senate budget chairman Patty Murray will make a deal with the House budget chairman Paul Ryan that outlines federal spending for the rest of fiscal year 2014 and 2015.
What kind of deal? As The Washington Post’s Wonkblog puts it:
Native Sun News: Tribal opposition puts hold on uranium mine
South Dakota’s Nov. 25 official choice to refrain from ruling on permit applications for the proposed Dewey-Burdock in-situ leach (ISL) mining project upstream from South Dakota’s largest Indian reservations was a bell ringer.
ICT interview with Patrice Kunesh about USDA rural program
Indian Country Today interviews Patrice Kunesh, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe who serves as deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development at the Department of Agriculture:
USDA Rural Development has invested in tribal infrastructure, housing, education and health, both in grant funding and loans. Is there anything that tribe’s can or should be doing to take advantage of what Rural Development has to offer?
Witness lists for Senate Indian Affairs Committee’s hearings
The first is a nomination hearing for Vince Logan, a member of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma, to serve as the Special Trustee for American Indians. The witness list follows:
THE HONORABLE JOHN RED EAGLE, Principal Chief, Osage Nation
Co-op agreement finalized for buyback program
The U.S. Department of the Interior has finalized the first cooperative agreement in a $1.9 billion Native American land buyback program stemming from the settlement of a nearly 17-year lawsuit over more than a century’s worth of mismanaged trust royalties, federal officials announced Monday.
Osage Nation Opens New Casino In Skiatook
The Osage Nation opened a new casino in Skiatook Monday morning.It not only includes gaming, but a hotel, restaurants, a sports bar and a multi-purpose event center.After the ribbon cutting, guests wasted no time exploring the new digs. Tribal leaders say the Skiatook casino is not only good for the Osage Nation, but for the community as a whole.
Seminole Tribe’s Hard Rock boosts Menominee Nation casino
It looked like the Menominee Nation was about to lose its bid for an off-reservation casino in Wisconsin until Hard Rock International stepped in.
Hard Rock is owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The addition of the company helped convince Gov. Scott Walker (R) to take a longer look at the $808 million casino in Kenosha.
EPA: Riverton part of the Wind River Indian Reservation
In a startling revelation by the federal government, the Environmental Protection Agency ruled that the City of Riverton has been part of the Wind River Indian Reservation for the past 108 years.
The revelation came to light after a five-year wait for the approval of an application by the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes to gain state status for administering air quality on the reservation. The decision won’t only affect environmental policy. It’s likely to bring about broad changes to how the governments of Riverton and Fremont County function.
Ute Tribe sues Wasatch County over prosecution of tribal member
The Ute Indian Tribe has filed a federal lawsuit against Wasatch County saying it has no business prosecuting the tribal member because she was arrested inside historic boundaries of a reservation.
The lawsuit is the latest in a series of legal actions the Ute Tribe has taken against Utah government agencies this year.
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A long time ago when the Cherokee people were new upon the Earth, they thought that life would be much better if there was never any night. Read more The Cherokee Legend of Cedar Tree http://bit.ly/11pFnO6
According to the Native American people, dreams are messages that come from the sacred spirits. There are different stories pertaining to Native American Dream catchers and these are variations of the legend as seen by different Native American tribes. Learn more http://bit.ly/R8cS3E
Rickey Medlocke is an American musician best known as the frontman/guitarist for the southern rock band Blackfoot. Being of Blackfoot ancestry, Medlocke was inducted into the Native American Music Hall of Fame in 2008. Read more http://bit.ly/16XW8PH
Allison is an award-winning artist from Mexican Springs, New Mexico. He is a full-blooded Navajo and is the third oldest of eight, four brothers and three sisters. Learn more http://bit.ly/YBzitK
Although the Zuni didn’t start developing their Silversmithing skills until the late 19th century, their style and expertise is a true legacy of Silver and stone. Learn more http://bit.ly/Udn0vW
The Bald Eagle is truly an all-American bird – it is the only eagle unique to North America. It ranges over most of the continent, from the northernmost areas of of Alaska and Canada down to northern Mexico. Learn more http://bit.ly/VnAqpL
Arizona’s Child Protective Services is under fire for failing to investigating 6,554 allegations of child abuse over the last five years.
What is better, to compete year-round in multiple athletic competitions or to focus all a child’s energy on one sport?
The Senate voted 56 to 38 on Tuesday to confirm Patricia Ann Millett for a seat on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) announced a budget deal on Tuesday that curbs some of the impact of sequestration.
The People’s Choice Awards are a way for the visitors of PowWows.com to recognize and honor the outstanding events, dancers, and singers of 2013. You can submit multiple nomination forms …
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