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Native American Tribe Granted Permission To Hunt Bald Eagles
2012-03-19 10:34:32

The US government for the first time has granted a Native American tribe in Wyoming permission to kill two bald eagles for a religious ceremony, opening the door for future negotiations for native tribes to claim more of the nationally honored birds for their long-suppressed religious freedoms, the tribe said. The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) granted the Northern Arapaho Tribe a permit on March 9 allowing it to either kill or capture and release two bald eagles this year. The permit...

2012-03-09 08:53:00

NEW YORK, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oneida Nation Enterprises CEO and Oneida Nation Representative, Ray Halbritter, announced the launch of a dynamic multi-cultural business, consisting of the MyDreamCatcher aggregated advertising network, a one-stop shop for multi-cultural media buyers targeting audiences by ethnicity and interest; MyDreamCatcher.com, a personal portal that allows people to identify their core areas of interest and create their dream page by aggregating sites in Spanish...

2012-02-21 08:09:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of the Native American Contractors Association (NACA) announced today that they have selected Kevin J. Allis as the organization's new Executive Director. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110325/MM71964LOGO ) "We welcome Kevin to NACA with enthusiasm," stated NACA Chairman Lance Morgan. "Kevin has experience working with Tribes throughout Indian Country and has led his tribes' efforts to...

2012-02-14 14:31:00

BELCOURT, N.D., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The State District Court in Colorado gave sovereign immunity a big win today in their ruling of Cash Advance v State of Colorado. Following the ruling, Merle St. Claire, the tribal chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, North Dakota, and chairman of the Native American Lending Alliance board issued the following statement: "Despite aggressive legal actions by the Colorado Attorney General, the Court ruled today to affirm...

2012-02-07 18:39:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to today's Government Accountability Office (GAO) report entitled, "Monitoring and Oversight of Tribal 8(a) Firms Need Attention," the Native American Contractors Association (NACA) released the following statement: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110325/MM71964LOGO) "The GAO report contains no 'smoking gun' to justify further legislative reform of the Native 8(a) program," stated Sarah Lukin, Interim...

2012-01-25 14:52:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released a 2010 Census brief, The American Indian and Alaska Native Population: 2010, that shows almost half (44 percent) of this population, or 2.3 million people, reported being American Indian and Alaska Native in combination with one or more other races. This multiracial group grew by 39 percent from 2000 to 2010. Overall, 5.2 million people, or 1.7 percent of all people in the United States, identified as...

2012-01-10 17:26:00

DENVER, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) of Minnesota donated $585,000 to the American Indian College Fund (the Fund), helping it to meet a three-year challenge grant from the Johnson Scholarship Foundation (JSF) in a record six months. As a result, JSF, which pledged to match up to $750,000 over three years to establish a scholarship endowment for American Indian business students, announced it will pay the entire grant pledge now. The...

2011-12-21 18:26:00

LONGMONT, Colo., Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Nations Development Institute received a $500,000 grant from Walmart to support the availability of healthy and affordable fresh foods in Native American communities. The project will assist in developing or expanding locally-controlled and locally-based food systems to provide healthy foods and support agricultural related entrepreneurial ventures and the local economy in Native American communities. The project...

2011-12-21 10:53:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some of the nation's leading experts on the Native 8(a) program testified before Michigan's Senate Economic Development Committee on December 14, 2011 about the importance of Native 8(a) as part of the state's "Reinventing Michigan" initiative. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111221/DC26298LOGO )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110325/MM71964LOGO ) The Small Business Administration's (SBA's) 8(a) Business...

2011-11-18 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19: FIRST AMERICAN INDIAN WOMAN DOCTOR Profile America -- Saturday, November 19th. As National American Indian Heritage Month continues, the accomplishments of many pioneering men and women are being honored. One of these is Susan La Flesche, an Omaha Indian from Nebraska who...