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2013-06-25 16:24:24

RENO, Nev., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In today's 5-4 decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl the United States Supreme Court upheld the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), but reversed and remanded this case back to the South Carolina courts on a technicality. The narrow decision focused on the standard to determine whether this particular father's parental rights could be terminated. Jefferson Keel, President of the National Congress of American Indians delivered the...

2013-01-24 08:28:27

Commentators and Community Members Discuss Stereotypes in Sports at the Smithsonian WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian presents "Racist Stereotypes and Cultural Appropriation in American Sports," a symposium and community conversation Thursday, Feb. 7, from 10:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the museum's Rasmuson Theater in Washington, D.C. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130124/DC47123) "What better...

2012-10-22 15:24:01

Commentators and Community Members Discuss Stereotypes in Sports WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian presents "Racist Stereotypes and Cultural Appropriation in American Sports," a symposium and community conversation Thursday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the museum's Rasmuson Theater in Washington, D.C. "What better place to address this issue than the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American...

2012-07-17 23:03:06

Icon Construction is pleased to announce the successful completion of five new modular classroom buildings and the relocation of five other classroom buildings at Riverside Indian School in Anadarko, OK. Anadarko, OK (PRWEB) July 17, 2012 Icon Construction is pleased to announce the successful completion of five new modular classroom buildings and the relocation of five other classroom buildings at Riverside Indian School in Anadarko, OK. This project was completed in strong coordination...

2012-07-10 18:21:36

SANTA YNEZ, Calif., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Led by Tribal Chairman Vincent Armenta, members of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians today attended the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors meeting to urge the Board to support the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) recent decision to place the tribe's 6.9 acres into federal trust. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120710/LA38380) After more than two hours of public comments from community members, the Board voted against...

2012-05-03 10:24:40

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is proud to announce that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (ICLEOM), in Artesia, N.M., today honored ATF's first Native American post-Prohibition era investigator killed in the line of duty. The name of William Louis Pappan, killed 76 years ago on Dec. 4, 1935, was unveiled on the ICLEOM during BIA's annual commemorative ceremony...

2012-03-15 19:30:00

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Crowell & Moring LLP senior counsel Michael Bogert testified today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. The Committee conducted an oversight hearing on, "Indian Water Rights: Promoting the Negotiation and Implementation of Water Settlements in Indian Country." The Committee called the hearing to receive testimony from administrative officials, tribal and state organizations, and academics regarding the benefits of...

2011-08-01 09:00:00

RESTON, Va., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LightSquared(TM), the nation's first wholesale-only integrated 4G-LTE wireless broadband and satellite network, announced today the delivery of satellite devices for tribal nations in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Arizona. These satellite phones represent LightSquared's commitment to assist the Indian Health Service (IHS), Tribes and Tribal Organizations in reaching American Indian and Alaska Native communities located beyond the reach of landline...

2011-06-30 09:00:00

PINE RIDGE, S.D., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe, Department of Public Safety (OST-DPS) today announced that designs for a new free-standing justice center in Pine Ridge, South Dakota are nearly 50 percent complete. Marking the first major construction project approved by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in nearly a decade, the facility will house the tribe's judicial system under one roof incorporating the unique needs of Indian Country legal systems....

2011-06-01 00:06:49

Hitachi Consulting's client the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has been chosen as a 2011 Laureate in IDG's Computerworld Honors Program. This annual award program recognizes visionary application of information technology promoting positive social, economic, and educational change. Hitachi Consulting designed and is implementing the new solution to automate data management and access, streamline operations, and integrate with other departments to allows case...