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Hard Bargaining: Navajo Generating Station Lease Approved

 Source, Cibola Beacon Indian Country Magazine reported earlier this month that the Navajo Nation Council has approved a controversial renewal to the tribe’s lease with the Navajo Generating Station. Despite the challenges between the Nation’s executive branch and council during negotiations, on April 29 the deal was approved. The council complained they were not involved […]

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New collaboration will raise awareness of indigenous art through murals

by Danika Worthington, Downtown Devil After returning from choir practice Thursday night, Margaret Gabaldon was greeted at home by a large and colorful mural-in-progress. Native Public Art project, a collaboration among 1Spot Gallery, Ziindi: Indigenous Art Zine and Native American artists, attempted to bring attention to indigenous people through murals, said Michelle Ponce, director/curator of 1Spot and co-founder […]

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Mashpee tribe finds federal proposal encouraging

by Gerry Tuoti, Taunton Gazette TAUNTON- Mashpee Wampanoag tribe says it is encouraged by a new federal proposal to change procedures for processing land-in trust applications. The proposed change specifically, according to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, addresses the Supreme Court’s 2012 Patchak decision. That court ruling expanded who has legal standing to challenge American […]

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Oregon coal port gets key draft permit

By JEFF BARNARD Associated Press May 31, 2013 GRANTS PASS, Ore. — An Australian energy company has cleared a key hurdle for a terminal on the Oregon side of the Columbia River that would ship coal from the Great Plains to Asia. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality on Friday issued draft permits regulating coal […]

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Deadline looming for settlement in Urban Outfitters case

By Alysa Landry Navajo Times WASHINGTON, May 30, 2013   T he marketing of Navajo arts and crafts has a complex history with deep ties to economics and tribal identity, but one thing remains simple: the Navajo name belongs to the people. That’s according to Brian Lewis, an attorney with the Navajo Department of Justice […]

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Obama expected to announce pick for new director for FBI

– Indianz.com President Barack Obama will nominate James B. Comey, a former Bush administration official, as the new director of the FBI, according to news reports. Comey, who served as the second highest-ranking official at the Department of Justice from 2003 to 2005, became notable for refusing to reauthorize a warrantless domestic eavesdropping program. He […]

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Reardon’s run as county executive to end today

By Noah Haglund and Scott North,The Herald EVERETT — The Aaron Reardon era is expected to end for Snohomish County government at 5 p.m. today. Reardon, 42, was in the office Thursday, keeping a low profile but speaking with television reporters. “I’m probably the most thoroughly vetted candidate in the United States of America,” he […]

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DOT adds webcam for Skagit River bridge construction

Published: May 30, 2013 The Bellingham Herald    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Washington Department of Transportation officials have installed a webcam at the site of the collapsed Interstate 5 bridge on the Skagit River so residents can monitor the progress on repairing it. Nearly all the materials for a temporary bridge have arrived at the site […]

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Photo shows, book trace the story of the American Indian Movement

The American Indian Movement (AIM) stopped making headlines long ago, but it’s still making history. Article by: MARY ABBE Star Tribune May 30, 2013  Last year the organization began planning an interpretive center to house the photos, artifacts and stories that document AIM’s importance in restoring Indian civil rights, identity and pride. This spring a […]

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100 Years After Historic Denali Climb, Descendants Do It Again

Indian Country Today Media Network It’s on for June. Family reunion at 20,000 feet. Don’t forget the axes, the rope—and the documentary guy. At the summit of Denali this summer, blood descendants of the first climbing party to stand atop North America’s highest mountain are hoping to mark the 100-year anniversary by retracing the original […]

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