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Consumers on losing end of payday lending decision

A recent court ruling that sharply reined in Colorado's ability to regulate online payday lenders associated with Native American tribes has disturbing implications for the state's ability to protect consumers. Read more: Editorial: Consumers on losing end of payday lending decision - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_20031374#ixzz1naSgiqs...

 

Local leaders seek amity with Shakopee tribe

A new era is expected to begin this week in the troubled history of relationships between the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and its neighbors on all sides....

 

From Negro Creek to Wop Draw, place names offend

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Just east of Victorville in California's Mojave Desert two bluffs rise 3,000-feet from the valley floor. A 1949 map by the U.S. Geological Survey officially gave them the name locals had called them for as long as anyone could remember: Pickaninny Buttes. Read more: http://www.thetelegraph.com/articles/names-66504-name-offensive.html#ix...

 

Fetus found in outhouse investigated

Multiple agencies are investigating a fetus discovered Thursday in an outhouse on the Wind River Indian Reservation....

 

$900,000 in Spotted Owl Funds Filched

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (CN) - Yurok Tribe Forestry Director and two Eureka biologists are suspected of embezzling $900,000 for spotted owl research, according to a report in the Eureka Times-Standard. The alleged scheme reportedly involved then tribal Forestry Director Roland Raymond's submitting false invoices to the Yurok Tribe on behalf of Sean McAllister and Ron LeValley,...

 

Arrest of MLPA science team co-chair should be no surprise

An article in the Eureka Times Standard and Willits News this morning is headlined, "Shock, disbelief follow arrests: Biology community has trouble digesting embezzlement allegations." However, those familiar with the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative that one of the arrested biologists, Ron LeValley, presided over as an official are not surprised at...

 

First Nations poverty an embarrassment, Rae says

Interim Liberal Party leader Bob Rae says the gaps in education, health care and housing between First Nations communities and other Canadians are an embarrassment....

 

The phantom menace of tribal payday lenders

The economy of the country is under a lot of stress given the current financial situation and the rising mountain of public debt. Different lines of credit, rather than cash, have slowly but surely established themselves as the preferred standard of financial transaction. Since larger lenders find it unprofitable to lend small amounts of cash to the general public, the void...

 

Tribe seeks order to limit beer sales in Neb. town

Leaders of a South Dakota American Indian tribe who are suing beer makers, distributors and retailers are now asking a judge to restrict alcohol sales in a tiny Nebraska town that borders their reservation....

 

Charlene Nez the whistle blower or criminal?

On Feb. 7th Secretary and Treasurer of the Tuba City Chapter, Charlene Nez entered into a agreement with the tribe’s Ethics and Rules Office to repay the $20,000 she took from the Tuba City Chapter, now it turns out she is being praised for reporting the mishaps of missing fund as a whistle blower....

 

Dennis Banks Receives Living Legends Award

WASHINGTON Dennis Banks, Ojibwe, will receive the Living Legends Award tonight in Washington DC for his contributions as a co-founder of the American Indian Movement and his ongoing committed to the well being of the American Indian community....

 

Sacred Heart, diocese send apologies

Sacred Heart Catholic School and the Diocese of Green Bay have apologized to the family of the seventh-grade girl who was benched from a basketball game last month for speaking the Menominee language in class....

 

Mild drought killed off Mayan civilization: study

The collapse of the Mayan civilization was likely due to a relatively mild drought, much like the drier conditions expected in the coming years due to climate change, scientists said Thursday....

 

Former Gila River Tribal Council member sentenced for fraud

A former member of the Gila River Tribal Council has been ordered to repay over $38,000, serve probation for five years and perform 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty to embezzling funds from a tribal organization. Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/2012/02/24/20120224former-gila-river-tribal-council-member-s...

 

Feds raid 4 shops on western NY Indian reservation

TONAWANDA INDIAN RESERVATION, N.Y. — Synthetic marijuana and other merchandise have been seized from four retailers on a western New York Indian reservation in raids carried out by scores of federal agents....

 

Feds Seize Fake Marijuana in Tonawanda Seneca Nation Raid

Dozens of federal agents raided four shops on the Tonawanda Seneca Nation’s reservation and seized undisclosed amounts of synthetic marijuana and other goods. Read more:http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/02/24/feds-seize-fake-marijuana-in-tonawanda-seneca-nation-raid-99804 http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/02/24/feds-seize-fake-mar...

 

Colvilles win $193 million for mismanaged lands

NESPELEM — The Colville Tribes on Friday announced it will accept a $193 million settlement offer from the federal government for mismanaging tribal lands, including forests and rangeland, for the last 16 years....

 

Homeless living behind Indio shop have until March 19 to move

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has given the people living in tents and sleeping bags behind One Stop Shoppe in Indio until March 19 to move....

 

Ketchikan man fined for selling seal skin

An Alaska Native man from Ketchikan will serve five years' probation for illegally selling a seal skin. Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2012/02/24/2334526/ketchikan-man-fined-for-selling.html#storylink=cpy...

 

2 teens arrested for Hays-Lodge Pole bomb threat

Authorities have confirmed that two teens were arrested on Friday in connection with Thursday's bomb threat at Hays-Lodge Pole school....

 

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