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Mashantucket tribe's top judge ousted, says he wasn't told why
North East News
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Sunday, 09 January 2011
Mashantucket tribe's top judge ousted, says he wasn't told why
By Brian Hallenbeck
Publication: The Day
Published 01/07/2011


Weissmuller headed tribal court since 2005

Thomas Weissmuller, chief judge of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court, confirmed Thursday that he's been let go.

Weissmuller, a North Stonington native who has headed the court since 2005, said the tribal council informed him this week that "he's no longer the chief judge." He said the council provided no explanation.

"I was just thanked for my dedicated service as chief judge," Weissmuller said.
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Counties want to foreclose on Cayugas
North East News
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Friday, 07 January 2011
Counties want to foreclose on Cayugas
Nate Robson The Citizen AuburnPub.com
Thursday, January 6, 2011


Seneca and Cayuga counties have initiated a foreclosure action against the Cayuga Nation of New York in an attempt to collect delinquent property taxes owed by the tribe since 2008.

Cayuga County Attorney Fred Westphal said the tribe has until roughly June to pay the taxes owed on five properties in Union Springs and Springport, or the county will move to have the properties foreclosed and sold at auction.

The Cayugas owe more than $60,000 in property taxes in Cayuga County. Information from Seneca County was not available.
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VT Indian Commission approves 2 applicants for recognition
Commission News
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Thursday, 06 January 2011

VT Indian Commission approves 2 applicants for recognition
Mark Mitchell
1.6.2011


The VT Indian Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend Nulhegan and Elnu for State tribal recognition.

"Our reports are prepared and will be sent to the legislature," stated Luke Willard, Chair of the Commission.

It has been requested by the Commission that the Koasek come back with more information.

Mississquoi are still holding back, but are planning on sending something in soon in response to the application process.

 

Correction: The Koasek application is pending and that the Commission has NOT request them to submit additional information to their application.  

 
Senecas concerned about early relationship with Cuomo
North East News
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Thursday, 06 January 2011
Senecas concerned about early relationship with Cuomo
By Tom Precious
News Albany Bureau
January 5, 2011, 7:33 PM


ALBANY — Seneca Nation leaders say they are concerned there has been no outreach by the new Cuomo administration to the tribe at a time of strained relations between the state and Native Americans.

"I'm certainly hoping we see an interest in dialogue," Seneca President Robert Odawi Porter said.

Porter, who was at the state Capitol today to attend Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's State of the State address, was invited not by Cuomo's office but by legislative leaders.

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Tribe leader was arrested on drug charge
North East News
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Wednesday, 05 January 2011
Tribe leader was arrested on drug charge
By George Brennan
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January 05, 2011


MASHPEE — The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's recently hired director of child welfare was arrested on a drug possession charge just four months before taking the job, according to court records.

Ronda Jones-Hughes, 35, was arrested Jan. 20 and charged by the Broward County (Florida) Sheriff's Office with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, according to records filed online by the Broward County clerk of courts. She pleaded no contest to the charge, according to court records, was ordered to pay a $100 fine, plus a $50 court fee.
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Tribe will reopen Seneca Falls store once it finds new cigarette supplier
North East News
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Wednesday, 05 January 2011
Tribe will reopen Seneca Falls store once it finds new cigarette supplier
By Scott Rapp / The Post-Standard
1.4.2011


Seneca Falls, NY -- The Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma plans to reopen its combination convenience store and gas station in Seneca Falls in the near future, the nation’s chief said today.

The tribe shut down the business last week after its wholesale cigarette supplier pulled its tobacco products from the store on East Bayard Street, Chief LeRoy Howard said.
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PSU's first Annual Veterans Powwow
Pow Wow Schedules
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Wednesday, 05 January 2011

PSU's first Annual Veterans Powwow

1.5.2011

PSU Diversity Fellows in collaboration with the NEW HAMPSHIRE INTERTRIBAL NATIVE AMERICAN COUNCIL present: PSU's first Annual Veterans Powwow

Saturday, February 12, 2011
PSU PE Center, Foley Gymnasium

Host Drum: Mountain Spirit Singers
Head Female Dancer: Stacy Jenness
Head Male Dancer: Don Barnaby

***HAND DRUM COMPETITION***
********!!!Cash Prizes!!!**********

Regalia/Dance Competition!

Vendors, drummers, singers, dancers, flute players, story tellers, observers, bystanders, all are welcome!

There is no entrance fee for this particular event, but donations greatly appreciated at the door.
 
Lumbee must finally get full federal recognition
National News
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Wednesday, 05 January 2011
Lumbee must finally get full federal recognition
By JournalNow Staff
Published: January 05, 2011


The history of the Lumbee Indian tribe's journey to gain full federal recognition — a journey that began more than a century ago — is a chronicle of disappointment and frustration. Another chapter was added when the lame-duck Congress adjourned for the holidays without the Senate taking up the bill.

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YEAR BEGINS SADLY FOR MASHPEE WAMPANOAG
North East News
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Tuesday, 04 January 2011
YEAR BEGINS SADLY FOR MASHPEE WAMPANOAG
By Heather Wysocki
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January 04, 2011


MASHPEE — One link to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's past and another to its future are gone.

Alice Lopez, 49, the tribe's housing department director, died unexpectedly at her home Sunday, while Laurie "Cal" Green, 91, a former tribal elder and historian, died Wednesday in Newburyport.

Both tribe members' deaths will leave holes in the close-knit community, tribe members said.
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Two Mashantucket tribal councilors inaugurated
North East News
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Tuesday, 04 January 2011
Two Mashantucket tribal councilors inaugurated
By Brian Hallenbeck
Publication: The Day
Published 01/04/2011


Mashantucket - Two members of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council took oaths of office Monday during an inauguration ceremony in the gymnasium of the tribe's community center.

Marjorie Colebut-Jackson, the council's secretary, and Fatima Dames were sworn in for three-year terms. Colebut-Jackson won election to a third consecutive term in November, while Dames, who served on the council from 2000 to 2003, was elected to a second term.

The seven-member council oversees tribal government and the tribally owned Foxwoods Resort Casino, including MGM Grand at Foxwoods.
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SAMHSA News Release
National News
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Tuesday, 04 January 2011
SAMHSA accepting applications for more than $45.9 million in state and tribal youth suicide prevention grants
Date: 12/30/2010 1:00 AM
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Office
Telephone: 240-276-2130


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is announcing the availability of up to $45.9 million in grants for cooperative agreements with state and tribal sponsored programs for preventing youth suicide. These grants will support states and tribes in developing and implementing public/private sector collaborative programs designed to help prevent youth suicides through such approaches as early intervention strategies. These efforts should involve a wide variety of youth-serving institutions including schools, juvenile justice systems, foster care systems, and substance abuse and mental health programs. 
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