Saint Regis Mohawk Increases Tribal Minimum Wage

Published January 6, 2016 AKWESASNE, NEW YORK – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is pleased to announce it has increased the minimum wage for all tribal employees to $11.03. The new minimum wage went into effect on January 1, 2016 and will immediately benefit approximately 120 tribal employees. It is an increase of 95 cents from the […]

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Even Unrecognized Tribes Are Disenrolling Their Kin

Guest Commentary Published January 6, 2016 Word on the Telegraph is that the “Chinook Nation” is proposing to disenroll a slew of members who do not reside near Chinook headquarters in Bay Center, Washington. Chinook itself reports that: the Chinook Indian Nation General Assembly voted to maintain a moratorium on new enrollments, except new births, while […]

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Police Search for Robber in Chinle

BREAKING NEWS from Navajo Times Tséyi’ Bureau CHINLE — Chinle Unified School District schools and teacher housing have been on lockdown since about 1:30 p.m. as police search for a person or persons who robbed the Conoco station adjacent to the Pic ’N’ Run convenience store on Navajo Route 7. At least one suspect is […]

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President Obama Announces New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence & Make Our Communities Safer

Published January 5, 2015 WASHINGTON — Getting around a do-nothing Congress on gun control in the United States, President Barack Obama on Tuesday issued executive actions to reduce gun violence to make American communities safer. “The constant excuses for inaction no longer do, no longer suffice,” stated President Obama from the White House, surrounded by […]

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Swinomish Becomes First tribe in the Lower 48 to Use Dental Therapists to Address Oral Health Crisis in Indian Country

Published January 5, 2016 SWINOMISH, WASHINGTON – Leading the effort to address the oral health crisis in Indian Country, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community on Monday became the first tribe in the Lower 48 states to employ a dental therapist to provide basic oral health services. “There are too few dentists in Indian Country,” said Brian […]

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Man Arrested and Held with First-Degree Murder Charge for Running Over Another Man on Spirit Lake Indian Reservation

Published January 5, 2016 FARGO—Lance Robertson, 28, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Larse Azure, Jr., 18, on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation in northeastern North Dakota. Robertson did not enter a plea at his arraignment last Thursday, December 31, 2015. According to court documents, Robertson was drinking and […]

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