Native American tribes

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. | Shutdown puts strain on hundreds of Native American tribes

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.—Jan 12, 2019— Fallout from the federal government shutdown is hurting hundreds of Native American tribes and entities that serve them. The pain is especially deep in tribal communities with high rates of poverty and unemployment, and where one person often supports an extended family. The effects are being felt far and wide. In … Continue reading FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. | Shutdown puts strain on hundreds of Native American tribes

WASHINGTON | Supreme Court hears case involving Crow tribe hunting rights

WASHINGTON—January 08, 2019— Clayvin Herrera wound up with a fine of more than $8,000 for hunting elk in Wyoming’s Bighorn National Forest after he posted photos online of his kill, showing off the way showing off often happens these days. The Crow tribe member’s defense, however, in a case that has gotten all the way to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court hears case involving Crow tribe hunting rights

BILLINGS, Mont. | Judge to decide on grizzly bear hunts in Idaho, Wyoming

BILLINGS, Mont.— A U.S. judge is due to decide Thursday if two Rocky Mountain states can move forward with the first public hunts for grizzly bears in the Lower 48 in almost three decades. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen in Missoula, Montana, last month put on hold for two weeks bear hunts that are scheduled … Continue reading BILLINGS, Mont. | Judge to decide on grizzly bear hunts in Idaho, Wyoming

BILLINGS, Mont. | Tribes: Trump illegally approved oil pipeline from Canada

BILLINGS, Mont. — Native American tribes in Montana and South Dakota sued the Trump administration on Monday, claiming it approved an oil pipeline from Canada without considering potential damage to cultural sites from spills and construction. Attorneys for the Rosebud Sioux tribe and Fort Belknap Indian Reservation asked U.S. District Judge Brian Morris in Great … Continue reading BILLINGS, Mont. | Tribes: Trump illegally approved oil pipeline from Canada

SPRINGFIELD, Mass | MGM casino passes test run ahead of grand opening

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.  — Massachusetts’ first resort casino has been given the green light to open after a successful test run. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Wednesday granted formal approval for the grand opening of MGM Springfield on Friday. Commission officials observed dry runs of gambling operations Aug. 16 and Aug. 20 at the $960-million casino, … Continue reading SPRINGFIELD, Mass | MGM casino passes test run ahead of grand opening

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Settlements With Two Native American Tribes Involved In Scott Tucker’s Payday Lending Scheme; Also Announces That More Than $500 Million In Forfeited Funds Will Be Returned To Victims Of The Scheme

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced non-prosecution agreements (the “Agreements”) with tribal corporations controlled by two Native American tribes: the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma and the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska. As part of the Agreements, the tribal corporations agreed to forfeit, collectively, … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Settlements With Two Native American Tribes Involved In Scott Tucker’s Payday Lending Scheme; Also Announces That More Than $500 Million In Forfeited Funds Will Be Returned To Victims Of The Scheme

Thousands march to protest Canada pipeline expansion project

BURNABY, British Columbia /March 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Thousands of demonstrators marched Saturday to speak out against a pipeline expansion project that would nearly triple the flow of oil from Canada’s tar sands to the Pacific Coast. Indigenous leaders led the march in the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby after telling the crowd that the day’s event … Continue reading Thousands march to protest Canada pipeline expansion project