Census weighs changes to counting American Indians

...Census Bureau is testing new questions on tribal enrollment to try to get a more accurate...and respond accurately."Questions on tribal enrollment are important because of funding...officials said.Dee Ann Alexander, a census tribal specialist, said past censuses didn't...
Disagreements threaten uneasy truce between tribes, Maine

...Eighty-one years after a neglected tribal water supply caused a devastating outbreak...fisheries and another concerning a proposed tribal casino in northern Maine - failed, furthering...the legislative panel that killed the tribal fishing bill, said he and other legislators...
Nation and World
Alaska tribal members to get back totem pole taken by actor was returned Thursday to Alaska tribal members.Screen legend John Barrymore...pole was stolen. With permission from tribal leaders, Langdon came to Honolulu in...Repatriation Act.On Thursday, seven Tlingit tribal members who traveled to Honolulu from...
Federal dollars to help tribes combat meth use, suicide

...suicide.The federal Indian Health Service awarded Alaska Native Tribal Health Corp. $200,000 out of the $1.6 million that was...Washington State Patrol Detective Jeffrey Kershaw spoke during the tribal group's event. He's participated in over 500 meth lab raids...
Coffee with Ethel: An Alaska Native leader looks back Washington, D.C., to speak to members of Congress about the need for health care."My first trip there were so many tribal groups and my heart was just touched," Lund said. "They were begging for money. I just thought that was wrong but they...
US official: Congress shouldn't control tribal recognition

...Wednesday.The comments came as a House committee considered legislation to block the administration's recent overhaul of the tribal recognition process. Republicans contend that the changes finalized by the Interior Department over the summer lowered the...
Tlingit-Haida hires court judge

...Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska tribal court has announced the hiring of Debra O'Gara as the new presiding...domestic violence, as well as generalized family law matters under tribal, federal, and state law.
Letter: Totem pole return warrants celebration, not recrimination

...article about the return of the Tuxecan totem pole (Alaska tribal members to get back totem pole taken by actor) deserves further...from the site, with the caption that Barrymore had "bought a tribal totem pole." Whether he bought it or not, it is well documented...
Governor to get more input from tribes

...Federation of Natives-National Congress of American Indians Tribal Conference to announce the creation of a new advisory council.On Wednesday, Walker said the Governor's Tribal Advisory Council will improve the relationship between the state...
Ketchikan's Monthly Grind scheduled for Saturday

Ketchikan's Monthly Grind for October will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Saxman Tribal House, beginning at 7 p.m.Featured performers include The River People, Gracecase, Diva Gillian and Shadow and Divo Niles...


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