State senator tables legislation on tribal fee-to-trust
One of the state senators who helped introduce a bill that would effectively muzzle state agencies from opposing tribal fee-to-trust transfers has pulled the proposed legislation from an Assembly committee.
article Congress Advances Utah Land Bill
(Utah) -- Congress is advancing a swap of mineral rights between Utah and the Ute Indians that opens up more land for oil and gas drilling. Congressman Rob Bishop says...
article Ottawa threatening to shut down land claim negotiations, says grand chief from Mohawk community at heart of Oka Crisis
(Ottawa) -- The grand chief for the Mohawk community at the heart of the Oka crisis says Ottawa’s lead negotiator threatened to shut down land claim negotiations...
article Return to the land: Cow Creek Band works to buy ranch
(Oregon) -- The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians is hoping to close the purchase of a 1,700-acre cattle ranch at the base of the Table Rocks that it intends to...
article City of Duluth, Fond du Lac Band continue to spar over Carter Hotel
(Minnesota) -- The latest round involves a dispute over whether the city can force the band to replace the severely compromised roof of the abandoned downtown Duluth...
article How the Colvilles kept their reservation
(Washington) -- Fifty years ago this October, a congressional subcommittee on Indian affairs held a series of hearings across Washington state on a bill to dissolve the...
press release Pinal County Board of Supervisors Supports San Carlos Apache Tribe New Gaming Facility
(Arizona) -- On April 10, 2013, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a "Resolution of Support for the San Carlos Apache Tribe casino to be...
article House Expected To Re-Pass Bill Giving Pascua Yaqui Tribe Golf Course Land; Entire Arizona Delegation Co-Sponsors
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to today pass a bill giving the Pascua Yaqui Tribe 20 acres of land to help complete the golf course...
article Ravalli County votes against BIA purchase of 60 acres near Darby
(Montana) -- The Ravalli County Commission voted Thursday to oppose an application for the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to acquire about 60 acres south of Darby.
article Tribe working to put 370 acres in trust
(Idaho) -- Six waterfront parcels owned by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe are due to be put into its trust, a move that would lift county and state oversight and allow the...
article Tribe working to put land into reservation trust
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d’Alene Tribe is working to place roughly 370 acres of land it owns on the reservation back into its reservation trust.
article Alaska tribes win land trust suit against Secretary of Interior
(Washington D.C.) -- A Washington, D.C. district court has found that the Secretary of Interior has the authority to take land into trust for Alaska tribes. Advocates...
article Tribe seeks to put land into reservation trust
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d'Alene Tribe is working to place roughly 370 acres of land it owns on the reservation back into its reservation trust.
article Court Decision Has Big Implications For Tribal Lands
(Washington D.C.) -- A D.C. district court decision quietly released on Easter Sunday, has huge implications for Alaska tribal and state lands jurisdiction. The court...
article Court Says Feds Can Take Land Into Trust For Alaska Native Tribes
(Alaska) -- A decision this week from the U.S. District court for the District of Columbia has big implications for Alaska tribes. In the case of Akiachak Native...
article Tribal chairman: Land transfer will benefit timber counties
(Oregon) -- The chairman of the Confederated Tribes said its proposed acquisition of more than 14,000 acres of federal timberlands will ultimately benefit Oregon timber...
article County opposes tribe's application to put 29 acres into trust
(California) -- The County of San Diego has gone on record in opposition to the San Pasqual Tribe's application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs to put 29 acres into...
article Oregon senators seek return of ancestral land to local tribes
(Oregon) -- A discussion draft of proposed legislation that would restore approximately 14,804 acres of land to the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and...
article Bill addressing reservation land introduced in Congress
(Oregon) -- A bill to streamline the process of incorporating tribal-owned land into the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde reservation was introduced in both the U.S....
article Manitoba Métis Win Historic Land Claims Case Against Canada
(Ottawa) -- Métis people in Canada are jubilant after the Supreme Court of Canada resolved a legal land battle that was 143 years in the making, the second historic...
article County seeks more talks with Ho-Chunk / Committee gets cold shoulder from Stockbridge-Munsee
(Wisconsin) -- Shawano County's relationship with the Ho-Chunk Tribe is showing signs of recovery, but its relationship with the Stockbridge-Munsee seems to be on...
article Eight first nations come to agreement with Ottawa on land rights
(Ottawa) -- Faced with chiefs demanding a “fundamental transformation” of its relationship with Ottawa, the federal government announced the latest update to...
article Tribes Eye BLM Placitas Land
(New Mexico) -- An impending revision to the Bureau of Land Management’s plan for a broad swath of central New Mexico may provide the opportunity for local tribes...
article Schaghticoke Tribal Nation Continues Land Rights Struggle
(Connecticut) -- The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation has asked the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals to review a lower court decision to dismiss the nation’s land rights...
article Land claim vote expected next year
(Ottawa) -- Trappers, cottage owners and others with rights to land use will have input during negotiations into one of the province's oldest native land claims...
article Quapaw Tribe Returns to Arkansas in Land Deal
(Arkansas) -- Did you know the Quapaw Tribe of Indians returned to Arkansas and bought a small piece of its former homeland? The Quapaw purchased an 80-acre tract south...
article Senate passes Bridgeport land-into-trust, Pascua Yaqui bills
(Arizona) -- The Senate approved two Indian bills by unanimous consent on Tuesday. H.R.2467 places approximately 39.36 acres in trust for the Bridgeport Indian Colony of...
article Navajo Nation and State of New Mexico finalize land exchange
(New Mexico) -- Officials with the Navajo Nation and State of New Mexico have successfully completed a land exchange that will boost economic development, employment...
article DOI announces regulations for leasing approval process on Native land
(Washington D.C.) -- On Nov. 27, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn announced final regulations that will...
article Feds streamline leasing rules to ease development on tribal lands
(Washington D.C.) -- The Interior Department unveiled a streamlined process last week for approving leases on tribal lands that federal officials hope will spur...
article DOI Finalizes Regulations For Renewable Energy Development On Tribal Lands
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has finalized regulations designed to streamline the leasing process for development on tribal lands,...
article Feds streamline leasing rules, hope to ease development on tribal lands
(Washington D.C.) -- The Interior Department unveiled a streamlined process Tuesday for approving leases on tribal lands that federal officials hope will spur...
article Dakotas tribes settle claims with fed government
(South Dakota) -- Four tribes in the Dakotas that claimed tribal money and trust lands were mismanaged have received more than $100 million through settlements with the...
article Quileute 'Twilight' Tribe Deals With Rising Sea Levels That Threaten Way of Life
(Washington) -- Located west of Olympic National Park, La Push, Wash., is idyllic at first glance. But the beauty of the place is matched by danger and vulnerability....
article Land-and-cash deal with First Nation seen as treaty precursor
(British Columbia) -- The British Columbia government and a Vancouver Island First Nation signed a business and land deal Friday that is being celebrated as a way to...
article Onondaga Nation Files En Banc Petition in Land Rights Case
(New York) -- The Onondaga Nation has asked a federal appeals court for an en banc—or full panel—review of a decision by a three-judge panel that who...
article Legacy funds might help Fond du Lac Band buy land
(Minnesota) -- A dispute may be resolved soon over using Legacy Amendment tax dollars help a tribe buy land on its own reservation.
article A Tussle Over Sacred Land
(New Mexico) -- Native Americans in northwest New Mexico and Arizona see Mount Taylor as a sacred place where they can still connect with ancestors. Local ranchers view...
article Onondaga Asks 2nd Circuit to Send Land Rights Lawsuit to Trial
(New York) -- A New York State attorney opposing the Onondaga Nation’s land rights lawsuit told the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals that the Nation would have to...
article Candlelight vigil held in Clinton Square to support Onondaga Nation's land rights case
(New York) -- Community members attended a candlelight vigil Wednesday night in Clinton Square in Syracuse to show support for the Onondaga Nation as nation leaders...
article ALJAZEERA: Rights without reservation
(Washington D.C.) -- Has the US government done enough to reconcile injustices committed against Native American tribes? We'll ask James Anaya, the UN Special...
article Miami economic development incentive given go ahead /Ottawa Tribe's trust land request stalled
(Oklahoma) -- Miami City Manager Jeff Bishop said his goal is to increase the bonding capacity of the City of Miami. A resolution was passed providing specific economic...
article Miami-Dade fights for Miccosukee golf course land in West Kendall
(Florida) -- Under a new designation, the Miccosukee Golf & Country Club in Kendale Lakes would fall under the tribe’s land trust — which means the...
article 20 years on, First Nations reflect on historic land deal
(Saskatchewan) -- It's been 20 years since a landmark agreement was signed to settle outstanding treaty land claims in Saskatchewan. The $600-million deal was...
article Tribal land considered for trust at special Miami City Council meeting
(Oklahoma) -- A special meeting of the Miami City Council took place Friday, Sept. 21 to take care of some time sensitive business.
article Acoma and CDEC’s Right-of-Way Impasse
(New Mexico) -- Pueblo of Acoma Governor, Randall Vicente, expressed disappointment in the inability of the Pueblo and Continental Divide Electric Cooperative, Inc. (...
article Tribes gain greater leasing autonomy / New process speeds lease approval
(New Mexico) -- A new federal law may help homeowners and small businesses to more easily lease tribal lands on the Navajo Nation and other American Indian reservations.
article Navajo Nation ranchers wary of Grazing Act fees
(New Mexico) -- Ranchers are gathering in all corners of the Navajo Nation to learn about the potential passage of the Navajo Grazing Act, which could include some...
article Navajo president signs deed to put Turquoise Ranch into Navajo trust
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly signed documents to put 373 acres near Winslow, Ariz. into Navajo trust at a signing ceremony Monday morning.
article Atikamekw First Nation blockades may continue
(Quebec) -- It’s zero hour for leaders in the Atikamekw First Nation. Last month, chiefs in three impoverished Atikamekw communities gave the provincial government...
article Navajo, Zuni tribes trying to come to an agreement on parceling of Fort Wingate land
(Arizona) -- After 15 years of struggling to come to an agreement on a fair distribution of thousands of acres of land at Fort Wingate Army Depot, the Navajo Nation and...
article Native Americans speak out to preserve sites
(New Mexico) -- Tribal leaders on spoke out about the protection of their sacred sites to the Department of the Interior on Monday. The department kicked off a series of...
article Navajo Human Rights Officials Assert Federal Relocation Policies Fail Miserably
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission(NNHRC) asserts that the federal plan to relocate over 12,000 people within ten years simply unrealistic in the...
article Sacred Native Site of Pe’Sla Threatened
(South Dakota) -- The sale is perfectly “legal,” but is it morally, ethically, and spiritually correct? In a race against the clock, the Sioux Nation is...
article Tribes want trust status for Figure Four Ranch
(North Dakota) -- The Three Affiliated Tribes have owned the historic Figure Four Ranch in the Badlands for more than a decade and they’re now asking that the land...
article Commissioners weigh in on tribal disputes
(Washington) -- The Yamhill county commissioners have agreed to support a congressional bid by the coastal Siletz Tribe to establish a streamlined process for taking...
article Tribes may soon approve own land leases
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill giving Native American tribes authority over agreements to lease their lands for development awaits the president's signature.
article County wants right to comment on tribal fee-to-trust applications
(California) -- The San Diego County Board of Supervisors took a position supporting the right of public agencies to make comments or take positions on proposals to add...
article State senator tables legislation on tribal fee-to-trust
(California) -- One of the state senators who helped introduce a bill that would effectively muzzle state agencies from opposing tribal fee-to-trust transfers has pulled...
article Senator wants mitts off tribal proposals
(California) -- Sen. Joel Anderson wants state agencies to stop impeding tribal proposals to annex land, citing the Attorney General’s protest against a pending...
article County, tribe relationship on the rocks
(Wisconsin) -- The Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe is uncertain what future relations with Shawano County will be, as a Tribal Affairs Committee meeting this week showed.
article Casino Lawsuits Threaten Indian Land Process [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- Two federal lawsuits involving American Indian casinos threaten to make it more difficult for tribal governments to acquire and place in trust...
article 8th Circuit backs Yankton Sioux land-into-trust application
(South Dakota) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs can acquire 39 acres in trust for the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today.
article Mohegan Tribe Takes 35 Acres into Trust
(Connecticut) -- The Bureau of Indian affairs has approved a request for 35.22 acres of Montville land to be taken into trust by the Mohegan Tribe. Annexation of the...
article Echo Hawk points to big increase in land-into-trust approval
(Washington D.C.) -- The Obama administration has put the land-into-trust process back on track, Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk told the National Congress of...
article Onondaga Nation leaders visit Washington with historic treasure, wampum belt from George Washington
(Washington D.C.) -- When the leaders of the Onondaga Nation traveled here today to file an appeal of their rejected land rights claim, they brought along a special...
article Onondaga Nation seeks public's support in land claim fight
(Washington D.C.) -- When the Onondaga Nation files an appeal of its land claim today in Washington, D.C., there is little hope of winning its case, it concedes.
article Tribe Asks Americans to Be Mindful of Stolen Lands
(Washington D.C.) -- Citizens of the Onondaga Nation traveled to the nation’s capital today to raise awareness of their long trampled on land rights.
article Fort Peck tribes OK $75 million settlement in lawsuit against Interior
(Montana) -- The United States government will pay the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux tribes $75 million in a settlement agreement that resolves claims against the...
press release Onondaga Nation Brings George Washington's Wampum Belt to Washington D.C.
(Washington D.C.) -- On February 28, 2012, Onondaga Nation and other Haudenosaunee leaders will bring to Washington D.C. the wampum belt U.S. President George Washington...
article Onondaga Nation leaders to bring wampum belt to Washington D.C.
(New York) -- Leaders from the Onondaga Nation will travel to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to file a formal appeal to their land claim, which was dismissed in court in...
article Shakopee to oppose tribe's land expansion
(Minnesota) -- Shakopee will oppose the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community's latest attempt to take more land off the tax rolls.
article Anti-gambling group protests Sycuan plan
(California) -- A San Diego nonprofit group that tries to boost public awareness of problem gambling said this week it opposes plans to expand the Sycuan Indian...
article Bureau of Indian Affairs proposes new regulations for surface leases of Indian trust lands
(Washington D.C.) -- On November 29, 2011, the Interior Department's Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) proposed a new set of surface leasing regulations for Federal...
article Tribe wants to take 520 acres into its reservation
(California) -- The Rincon Band of Mission Indians plans to increase the size of its Valley Center reservation by about 520 acres, according to documents filed with the...
article BIA considering UKB trust application
(Oklahoma) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs is considering placing land into trust for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians for gaming purposes, but Cherokee...
article Planners concerned over tribal trust lands
(California) -- With over 12,882 acres of land in San Diego County held in, or in process of being conveyed into federal tribal trusts by area Indian tribes, local...
article Editorial: City would best be served with Schmitt
(Minnesota) -- In a nutshell, Mayor John Schmitt and his opponent in next Tuesday’s city election, Brad Tabke, agree that Shakopee is doing basically well. Tabke,...
article ARTMAN: Response to “Second Casino Plan Should Also Die”
(California) -- Dear Sir: I recently read an editorial in the Contra Costa Times (California) regarding the fee-to-trust application of the Scotts Valley Band of Pomo...
article Tribe requests more land for trust status
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota Community is asking the federal government to place an additional 124 acres of tribal-owned lands into trust, but the...
article Rules committee passes land-into-trust act
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Rules Committee on Monday unanimously passed an act requiring a two-thirds vote of the council before approving foreign Native American...
article No word from Supreme Court on Oneida Nation land claim appeal
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has considered two petitions in the long-running Oneida Nation land claim but the justices haven't said whether they will...
article Obama administration delays action on Wyandotte Nation casino
(Kansas) -- The Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma will have to wait even longer for a decision on its off-reservation, lawyers for the Obama administration said on Monday....
article Sycuan Indians Want More Land
(California) -- The Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Indians wants to expand their reservation, but county supervisor Dianne Jacob says she is against the idea which would put...
article Developer: No Reservations About Goal
(Georgia) -- Background: A proposal by developer Joe McDonald exploded into a community debate in March when his idea of creating a reservation for an American Indian...
article BIA Takes Land into Trust for Osage Casinos
(Oklahoma) -- The Interior Department’s Bureau of Indian Affairs has taken land into trust on three parcels where the Osage Nation operates casinos.
article OP/ED: Osages win / Casinos get trust 'protection'
(Oklahoma) -- Leaders of the Osage Nation must have breathed a sigh of relief this week when they received confirmation that their applications to put the sites of three...
article Bureau of Indian Affairs, Osage Nation sign documents placing tribe's casinos in federal trust
(Oklahoma) -- The federal government has approved the Osage Nation's request to place in federal trust the lands on which the tribe has three casinos.
article Osage Nation’s applications to place casino sites in trust approved
(Oklahoma) -- The Osage Nation’s applications to put the sites of three casinos into trust status has been approved by the U.S. Department of Interior.
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