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• • Navajo Nation settlement with Utah for water near end (KSL.com) 12/31/11

• • Echo Hawk approves one gaming site, rejects another (Indian Country Today) 12/29/12

• • Fond du Lac Band wants to add to reservation in downtown Duluth; city not happy (Duluth News Tribune) 12/21/11

• • Cayuga Nation trust bid tossed (Auburn Pub) 12/21/11

• • Judge rules in favor of Klamath Tribes in water rights case (The Sacramento Bee) 12/13/11

• • Supreme Court to hear Gun Lake Casino case (Fox17) 12/11/11

• • Sen. Tester: 'security' bill poses a threat to tribal sovereignty (Indianz.com) 12/01/11

• • Carcieri: Indian Country's 'number one priority' (Indian Country Today) 12/01/11

• • American Indian Empowerment Act introduced (Indian Country Today) 12/01/11

• • Salazar announces finalization of Soboba tribal water rights settlement, triggering release of $21 million benefiting reservation and California‚Äôs San Jacinto river basin communities (U.S. Department of Interior) 11/29/11

• • Fort Sill Apaches get new reservation NM, plan return 125 years after Geronimo scattered tribe (The Washington Post) 11/23/11

• • Tribe: bill to stop casino near Glendale may spark water battle (AzCentral) 11/22/11

• • House panel OKs bill to stop tribal casino in Glendale (Tuscon Sentinal) 11/18/11

• • BIA considering UKB trust application (The Cherokee Phoenix) 11/18/11

• • Water law: racing an Arizona Senator's retirement, dry Navajo Nation draws closer to securing more water (Circle of Blue) 11/17/11

• • Resolving Carcieri crisis would create jobs, cost taxpayers nothing (The Hill) 11/15/11

• • A land claim with strings attached (The Wall Street Journal) 11/15/11

• • Tribes, small-town residents fear Oklahoma City will drain their lake (Los Angeles Times) 11/13/11

• • Ft. Sill tribe still seeking Akela homeland (Las Cruces Sun-News) 11/12/11

• • Oklahoma tribes amend water rights suit against state (Tulsa World) 11/11/11

• • Federal settlements give Colorado tribes a share of water rights (The Denver Post) 11/10/11

• • Obama administration reaffirms opposition to Supreme Court tribal land ruling (The Washington Post) 11/01/11

• • Tribe says Supreme Court denial in Arizona case sets dangerous precedent (Cronkite News) 11/01/11

• • More battles still to come over plans for casino near Glendale (AZcentral.com) 10/27/11

• • House backs Alaska Native Corporation land swap, project (Indianz.com ) 10/25/11

• • Supreme Court declines to hear tribal land claim case (Thomson Reuters) 10/18/11

• • High court won't hear Oneidas' land claim in NY (Huffington Post) 10/19/11

• • Commentary on Supreme Court's denial of Oneida land claims petitions (Turtle Talk) 10/17/11

• • Water rights are murky for Indian tribes on Wyoming's Wind River (Indian Country Today) 10/14/11

• • Reversing trust land decision is Obama administration's top priority for Indian country (NewsOK) 10/14/11 See also S. 676 in our U.S. Legislative Bulletin.

• • Carcieri crisis oversight hearing commences with concerns, conludes with bicameral/bipartisan charge for legislative fix (United States Committee on Indian Affairs) 10/13/11

• • Navajo water project ordered expedited (Las Cruces Sun-News) 10/11/11

• • G2E Carcieri panel debates bad U.S. Supreme Court ruling (Indian Country Today) 10/11/11

• • Hopis sue over alleged groundwater contamination (Alamagordo News) 10/11/11

• • Pearce: passing tribal water leasing promotes economic growth for NM tribes (Pearce.house.gov) 10/06/11

• • Navajo President Ben Shelley speaking to Utah Legislature about protecting public land (The Republic) 10/04/11

• • Goshute Tribe will join protest of Vegas water hearing in Carson on Friday (The Record Courier) 10/04/11

• • Tohono leader promises to sue if Congress bans gaming on tribal land near Glendale (Ahwatukee Foothills News) 10/04/11

• • Mercs tried to bribe Indian tribe ... with a playground (Wired: Danger Room) 10/03/11

• • Water deal sparks celebration (Santa Fe New Mexican) 09/29/11

• • Shoshone-Paiutes appeal land swap ruling (The Idaho Statesman) 09/27/11

• • No word from Supreme Court on Oneida Nation land claim appeal (Indianz.com) 09/27/11

• • Wis. tribe ramps up opposition to mine plan (Native American Times) 09/24/11

• • Tribal leaders discuss partnership in Albany (The Oneida Daily Dispatch) 09/23/11

• • Okla. lawmakers discuss state's water future (The Houston Chronicle) 09/21/11

• • Middleborough lawsuit could delay Mashpee Tribe casino hopes (The Enterprise Cape News) 09/09/11

• • State won't intervene in lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe's casino (Indianz.com) 09/08/11

• • Fort Sill Apache applaud interior's landmark gaming decision (eMoneyDaily) 09/08/11

• • Court agrees to dismiss Okla. water rights cases (Statesman.com) 09/07/11

• • AG rejects county's request to intervene in casino lawsuit (The Columbian) 09/07/11

• • Feds approve casinos for 2 Calif. tribes (The Native American Times) 09/07/11

• • State tribal leader, BLM in US court cattle battle (The Nevada Appeal) 09/03/11

• • Tribe wants 143 lots on 250 acres (Santa Ynez Valley News) 08/30/11

• • State: Navajos focus on Little Colorado River settlement (The Daily Courier) 08/28/11

• • Gaming interests oppose tribal provision in Massachusetts bill (Indianz.com) 08/26/11

• • Tribes file federal lawsuit against state (Ardmoreite.com) 08/19/11

• • Oklahoma governor criticizes tribal water lawsuit (NewsOK) 08/21/11

• • Tribes sue Oklahoma City over water transfers (NewsOK) 08/19/11

• • Feds reneged on land deal with tribe (Las Vegas Sun) 08/10/11

• • Senecas ask Obama for help with thruway (The Post-Journal) 08/02/11

• • Tribe sues feds over Park City casino land (The Wichita Eagle) 07/29/11

• • Mashpee leader says Carcieri ruling is 'the modern-day Dawes Act.'(Indian Country Today) 07/26/11

• • A paradox for the West's plumbing system (The New York Times) 07/21/11

• • USDA provides $24 million for rural Alaska sanitation improvements (The Dutch Harbor Fisherman) 07/18/11

• • Tribe reservation quest must run through Congress (The Enterprise Cape News) 07/15/11

• • Salazar meets with tribal leaders to discuss land trust lawsuit settlement (Government Executive) 07/15/11

• • Who owns the fish? How tribal rights could save the Great Lakes (WBEZ91.5) 07/14/11

• • Panel considers reversing Supreme Court on tribal land trust (The Press-Enterprise) 07/13/11

• • Sealaska lands bill moves out of committee (Anchorage Daily News) 07/13/11

• • Umatillas question Hanford land transfer for economic development (Tri-City Herald) 07/06/11

• • Subcommittee to hold hearing on land-into-trust fix on July 12 (Indianz.com) 07/05/11

• • Court rules for Tohono O'odham on annexation (The Glendale Star) 07/06/11
Read more in our District Court Bulletin

• • Osage chief insists county never lost its status (Tulsa World) 06/28/11

• • Supreme Court refuses Osage Nation case (NewsOK) 06/27/11
Read more in our Supreme Court Bulletin

• • Tribal leaders puch for 'Carcieri fix' bill (Projo.com) 06/27/11

• • A conversation with a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (Indian Country Today) 06/23/11

• • High court won't look at dispute over area tribe's reservation (The Mitchell Daily Republic) 06/21/11

• • Federal court order granting stay pending appeal in Tohono O'odham trust acquisition case (Turtle Talk) 06/20/11

Read more on this case in our Indian Law Bulletin.

• • Navajo water settlement offers benefits for everyone (Office of the State Engineer New Mexico) 06/15/11

• • San Carlos Apache Tribe voices opposition to land swap at the United Nations (Arizona Silver Belt) 06/08/11

• • Tribes, agencies, NGO's oppose Resolution Copper land exchange (Mineweb) 06/15/11

• • Tribal water rights claims complicate Oklahoma's water planning efforts (NewsOK) 06/05/11

• • DOJ submits brief for Osage Rerservation diminishment case (Indianz.com) 06/02/11

• • In Missouri river recovery discussions, tribes have their say (Indian Country Today) 06/01/11

• • Osage continue tax fight: tribe contends reservation never disestablished (Examiner-Enterprise) 06/01/11

• • Flagstaff, Navajo tribe reach tentative water deal (ktar.com) 05/30/11

• • US First Circuit Court of Appeals upholds lower court opinion that developer may not bring federal claims against state over Native American archaeological site (RI.gov) 05/27/11

• • BIA issues statement on taking land into trust within the Cherokee Nation (The Cherokee Nation) 05/24/11

• • Arctic Council leaders sign rescue treaty (CBC News) 05/12/11

• • Arctic treaty leaves much undecided (The Globe and mail) 05/11/11

• • Group rallies against Navajo Water Rights Settlement (The Farmington Daily Times) 05/11/11

• • Statewide water use expected to balloon over next 50 years (Tulsa World) 05/04/11

• • Judge bars feds from letting tribe annex Glandale for casino (East Valley Tribune) 05/03/11

• • Court sides with Wyoming in water dispute with Montana (Tri-City Herald) 05/02/11

• • DOI report warns of low flows in three major river basins (Indianz.com) 04/26/11

• • Tribal elders say no to the Oak Flat Land Exchange (Arizona Silver Belt) 04/27/11

• • Shinnecock Nation close to deal for casino on Long Island (Indianz.com) 04/18/11

• • Washington coastal tribe seeking higher ground amid tsunami worries (The Seattle Times) 04/18/11

• • 'Reservation shopping' bill could halt casino near Glendale (AZCentral.com) 04/12/11

• • Bill may allow Mescalero Tribe to lease water rights (Ruidoso News) 04/12/11

• • New York Times: Tribes cite century-old law to claim reservoir (Star Advertiser) 04/12/11

• • Oklahoma tribes threaten to sue over Sardis Lake water deal (NewsOK) 04/11/11

• • Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act and 'Carceiri Fix' approved by Senate Indian Affairs Committee (United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs) 04/07/11

• • Oklahoma Creek Indian Tribe announces plans to create reserve in Georgia (Examiner.com) 04/07/11

• • DOJ opposes delay for Tohono O'odham off-reservation casino (Indianz.com) 04/06/11

• • Feds move up plans to create reservation land near Glendale (AZCentral.com) 04/05/11

• • Barrasso bill addresses tribal trust land (Billings Gazette) 04/01/11

• • United Keetoowah Band operates casino in Tahlequah without paying fees to state (Tulsa World) 03/27/11

• • Half century wall blocks tribe's territory claim (Courthouse News Service) 03/14/11

• • Decision favors tribe in Glandale casino dispute (News From Indian Country) 03/14/11

• • Navajo tribe appeals ranch lease decision (The Farmington Daily Times) 03/08/11

• • U.N. says American Indians lack water (UPI.com) 03/07/11

• • Federal official touts Crow water settlement benefits (The Billings Gazette) 03/04/11

• • Landowners unhappy with Crow-Feds water deal (Indian Country Today) 03/02/11

• • Court rules sovereign immunity applies to tribal land outside reservation boundaries (The Native American Times) 03/01/11

• • High court seeks brief in Osage lawsuit (The Native American Times) 03/01/11

• • City, tribe now await federal judge's decision (The Glendale Star) 02/23/11

• • In Navajoland, a contentious water deal divides the tribe (High Country News) 02/21/11

• • Interior Department rejects Catskill Casino for Munsee Indians (The New York Times) 02/18/11

• • Judge to weigh in on reservation case (azcentral.com) 02/17/11

• • Senator sponsors bill to block land sales for Indian casinos (The Augusta Chronicle) 02/17/11

• • Carcieri-based challenge brought against Cowlits Indian Tribe casino plan (Native American Law Blog) 02/16/11

• • New angle in fued over Tohono O'odham off-reservation casino (Indianz.com) 02/16/11

• • Tribe to ask federal judge to void law allowing city to annex land (The Sierra Vista Herlad) 02/12/11

• • AFN officials bring concerns to lawmakers (The Juneau Empire) 02/11/11

• • Judge rules on domestic violence home (The Farmington Daily-Times) 02/09/11

• • Federal judge backs Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate land-into-trust bid (Indianz.com) 02/08/11

• • Bloomfield opposes Navajo water rights settlement (Deseret News) 02/07/1

• • Osage seek trust status for three million dollar Elm casinos (Tulsa World) 02/01/11

• • Clark County files appeal of Cowlitz trust decision (The Daily News Online) 01/31/11

• • A bill to authorize the Mescalero Apache Tribe to lease adjudicated water rights (GovTrack.us) 01/25/11

• • Aztec, Bloomfield oppose water rights settlement (The Farmington Daily Times) 01/31/11

• • Bills would fund Blackfeet water-rights deal (Great Falls Tribune) 01/25/11

• • Bills to block Tohono O'odham casino advance (AZcentral.com) 01/21/10

• • Federal decision awaited in Cayugas' bid to put 125 acres in Cayuga/Seneca counties into trust (Syracuse.com) 01/10/11

 

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