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Crow tribe asserts hunting and other treaty rights granted by the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868
The Crow tribal government has asserted tribal rights on key issues that include off-reservation hunting and road access to the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area.
Crow Chairman Darrin Old Coyote introduced a series of five joint resolutions that the Crow Legislature approved in a special session May 7. Old Coyote signed them on May 14. The session was timed to coincide with the 145th anniversary of the signing of the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty.
Alcohol sales on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Legalized
Federal law bans the sale of alcohol on Native American reservations unless the tribal council allows it. Pine Ridge legalized alcohol for two months in 1970s, but the ban was quickly restored. An attempt to lift prohibition in 2004 also failed.Native Americans on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have now voted to end prohibition and legalize alcohol so the tribe can use the profits for education and treatment.
Navajo Nation may stiffen crime penaltiesSHIPROCK — Tribal officials are proposing more severe sentencing for criminals on the Navajo Nation.
The tribe's Law and Order Committee this week is holding public hearings regarding changes that could be made to Title 17, the tribe's criminal code that deals with sentencing on the Navajo Nation. A public hearing will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Shiprock chapter house.
The changes could include steeper penalties for a variety of crimes, including the possession of alcohol one of the most common offenses on the Navajo Nation.
The committee is reviewing the code because in January 2000 the tribe eliminated or lessened jail terms and fines for nearly 30 offenses. The tribe had limited resources to penalize offenders, according to the committee.
Spokane Tribal Council may oust vice-chairman for lying about identity in bison poaching incident
Spokane Tribal leaders are deciding whether to oust their vice chairman for lying to a game officer investigating bison poaching in Montana.
Rodney W. Abrahamson was convicted of five misdemeanors after he illegally killed two bison north of Yellowstone National Park in February, while traveling with a group of Nez Perce hunters who were on a legal hunt. The court record states he lied to Montana wildlife agents about his identity. He claimed to be Nez Perce, the tribe that has rights to hunt bison. The Spokane tribe does not have treaty rights to hunt the animal.
Cayuga tribe acquires first large parcel in more than 200 years
Pineridge artist's work makes it's way to England
Little Shell recognition decision delayedAfter decades of waiting for federal recognition, the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe of Montana has been told to wait for another 60 days.
Pine Ridge Winter Clothing Drive is Still Going OnHello friends,
We have received generous donations of clothing, coats, scarves, gloves and hats for the children of the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. We have also received monetary donations to help with the costs related to shipping....thank you friends.
We are still accepting donations for all the above mentioned items for the children of Pine Ridge as well as blankets and monetary donations.
Winter has just gotten underway in South Dakota and the temperatures are plenty cold! Thank you to those who have helped thus far. If you are interested in sendng donations our mailing address is:
S.O.T.Y.- Save Our Tribal Youth
Pine Ridge Winter Clothing Drive
PO Box 1183
Iowa City, Iowa 52244
thank you friends!
-from all of us at S.O.T.Y.
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