Economic development for Indian People

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 9, 2021 - 4:00pm

Get ready for an economy themed weekend edition of Indian Country Today


Biden Funding Ask Boosts DOI Tribal Programs By $600M

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 9, 2021 - 3:39pm
President Joe Biden's discretionary funding proposal would increase the U.S. Department of the Interior's spending on tribal programs by $600 million, part of plans to increase funding for tribal health, housing, environmental and education programs for fiscal year 2022.

Biden Admin. Won't Halt Dakota Access Pipeline Operations

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 9, 2021 - 3:04pm
Even after over two months in power, the Biden administration told a D.C. federal judge Friday that it hasn't decided whether to force the Dakota Access Pipeline to shut down pending a fresh review of its environmental impacts.

Hearing to decide fate of Dakota Access pipeline permit

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 9, 2021 - 2:59pm

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg wants the Corps to explain how it “expects to proceed” without a federal permit granting easement


2nd Circ. Won't Revisit $225M Award In Seneca Nation Dispute

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 9, 2021 - 2:29pm
The Second Circuit on Friday refused to reconsider a panel ruling that upheld a $225 million award that an arbitration panel issued to the state of New York in a gambling compact dispute with the Seneca Nation of Indians. 

What Associates Should Consider Before Switching Practices

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 9, 2021 - 1:29pm
The current high demand for midlevel associates provides them a rare opportunity to potentially explore new practice areas, but associates should first ask themselves six questions to begin figuring out why a change sounds appealing, says Stephanie Biderman at Major Lindsey.

Utah Greens Claim Fed. Oil Leases Endanger Indigenous Sites

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 9, 2021 - 1:28pm
A Utah-based environmental group has sued the U.S. Department of the Interior in D.C. federal court over its decision to offer historic and sacred land for 32 oil and gas leases, claiming the government failed to consider archaeological harms that may result.

Deb Haaland Visits Bears Ears, as Navajo Nation and Citizens Call on Biden to Restore National Monument

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 9, 2021 - 12:36pm

“We’ve been waiting for this day since the day Donald Trump reduced the monument,” Mark Maryboy (Diné) said with relief.


Friday, April 9, 2021

NATIONAL NATIVE NEWS (nativetimes.net) - April 9, 2021 - 11:33am

A missing persons rally in Fairbanks, Alaska. (Photo-Tanana Chiefs Conference, Facebook)

Alaska Native community plans spring search for missing persons in Fairbanks Hopi Tribal officials begin to lift some COVID-19 restrictions as cases decline https://www.nativenews.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/nnn040921.mp3

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LKPD Excited for a Proposed New Criminology Program, Faculty Left Out of Discussions

THE INDIAN LEADER - April 9, 2021 - 8:03am

When incumbent University President Ronald Graham came to Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) last May, he brought with him years of experience — nearly 15 years as a Criminology Professor at Fresno City College as well as almost two years as Director of Criminal Justice at NW Christian University. Adding to Graham’s background, Daniel Burland, Ph.D. was announced as Dean of Students in early March in an email that stated, “Dr. Burland has over 20 years of college teaching experience, first in French language and then in the related fields of Sociology, Criminology, and Legal Studies.” The culmination of experiences in criminology is resulting in a proposed online criminology program at HINU.

“Our online Criminal Justice and Humanities programs are almost ready to submit to the Curriculum Committee for review, discussion, and approval,” said Graham in a memo to faculty on March 30. The announcement received criticism. “President Graham proposes new baccalaureate, masters, and Ph.D. degree programs without any engagement or consultation with Haskell Faculty Senate or the Haskell Board of Regents,” said the Haskell Faculty Senate in a “vote of no confidence” resolution passed just days later. The resolution included multiple allegations that Graham has not effectively communicated with faculty and has not participated in shared governance.

While Graham has not consulted with Haskell Faculty Senate or the Board of Regents, he has met with the Lawrence Kansas Police Department (LKPD). “We have had informal preliminary discussions with the HINU administration about a potential criminology program. As the primary responding law enforcement agency to HINU, we are excited about the prospect of being involved in this type of program and its potential,” said Patrick Compton, Public Affairs for the LKPD.

The Indian Leader reached out to Graham Wednesday, but did not receive a comment by publication on Friday.

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Mohegan Tribe adds language, cultural symbols to WNBA jerseys

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 9, 2021 - 7:00am

'We all absolutely love the end result' which includes a symbol first painted on bark and traditional baskets hundreds of years ago


Navajo Nation finalizes solar plant leases

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 8, 2021 - 10:00pm

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said the solar plants are part of a move toward renewable energy sources


Thursday Navajo Nation Covid-19 Update: 15 New Cases

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 8, 2021 - 9:53pm

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — On Thursday, the Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 15 new Covid-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and one more death. The total number of deaths is now 1,260 as of Thursday. Reports indicate that 16,430 individuals have recovered from Covid-19, and 257,162 Covid-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive Covid-19 cases is now 30,213, including one delayed reported case.


Evening briefs in Indian Country

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 8, 2021 - 9:00pm

Headlines from April 8, 2021


Powwow Calendar Update – April 9, 2021

POWWOWS.COM - April 8, 2021 - 8:57pm

Powwow Calendar Update – April 9, 2021Pow Wows are happening again in some areas! Many are still having to cancel or change their dates. Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple of.....

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Interior secretary steps into Utah public lands tug-of-war

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 8, 2021 - 8:19pm

Deb Haaland will be a key player in deciding what comes next


Tribal Lending Deal With Larger $182M Payout Gets Initial OK

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 8, 2021 - 7:46pm
A Virginia federal judge has given an early green light to a revised $182 million deal to settle illegal online lending claims against tribe-owned American Web Loan Inc. that increases cash payments to the proposed class by $21 million and cancels thousands of additional loans.

Opioid Judge Withdraws After AbbVie Elevates His Atty Sister

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 8, 2021 - 7:06pm
Despite drugmaker warnings of "harmful and unwarranted" disruption, an Illinois magistrate judge withdrew Thursday from Chicago's bellwether case against drugmakers in multidistrict opioid litigation after the city flagged his sister's new role overseeing thousands of opioid cases for AbbVie Inc.

U.S. Forest Service Investigating Defacing of Ancient Native American Site in Georgia

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 8, 2021 - 6:33pm

The U.S. Forest Service law enforcement is investigating the defacing of pre-European contact petroglyphs done in Track Rock Gap, located in Chattahoochee National Forest in northern Georgia.


Feds halt sale of National Archives center in Seattle

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 8, 2021 - 5:58pm

A federal judge had already blocked the sale, pending a lawsuit by Washington, Oregon and more than two dozen Native American and Alaska Native tribes



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