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Native American Energy Group to Present at the National Investment Banking Association’s (NIBA) 119th Investment Conference in Boston

Marketwire August 16, 2011 FOREST HILLS, NY, Aug 16, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Native American Energy Group, Inc. (otcqb:NAGP) (pinksheets:NAGP), an independent energy resource development and management company, today announced that the Company has been invited to present at the National Investment Banking Association's (NIBA) 119th Investment Conference to be held at the Omni […]

Chairman of Blackfeet Nation resigns

Associated Press August 15, 2011 HELENA, Mont. (AP) – The chairman of the Blackfeet Nation has resigned about midway through his two-year-term, citing ongoing disputes with the tribe's governing body. Willie Sharp Jr. submitted his resignation Friday because of a “loss of confidence and ability in my official capacity” to lead the tribe. Sharp told […]

Feds reneged on land deal with tribe

Associated Press August 10, 2011 The federal government broke its word over a land deal with an Indian tribe from Idaho and Nevada, stymieing economic development plans that could include a bingo hall or casino _ and resurrecting native groups' enduring mistrust for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Last October, a federal administrative law judge […]

Show looks to future of Blackfeet council

Great Falls Tribune August 19, 2011 T.J. Show takes on chairmanship of a Blackfeet Tribal Business Council that he says is firing on all cylinders. "Government with sound practices turns into more jobs and a brighter future for the whole tribe, laying the groundwork for financial prosperity," he said. Show was named chairman Wednesday following […]

Salazar Signals ‘New Era for Indian Country’

Indian Country Today By Rob Capriccioso   July 26, 2011 Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is using the Cobell settlement to kick off what he calls a “new era for Indian country nationwide.” Salazar and other top Interior officials met with tribal leaders in Montana on July, noting what he said were “the […]

Tribal efforts pay off in Census

White Montana Independent By Nick Newman   July 26, 2011 WASHINGTON — Arizona’s Pima Indian population tripled in the last decade, according to the latest Census figures, but it’s not necessarily because there were more tribe members — just more tribe members filling out their Census forms. Following the lead of a successful Navajo push […]

Wind power projects conflict with sacred sites

Kennebec Journal By Tux Turkel   July 26, 2011 Maine's two largest Indian tribes are raising concerns about a large wind power project proposed for eastern Maine, saying it may interfere with sacred religious ceremonies dating back 10,000 years. In a letter to the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission, an official with the Passamaquoddy Tribe says […]

Funding available for public transit on tribal lands

Sacramento Business Journal By Melanie Turner     July 25, 2011 U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Monday announced the availability of $15 million in federal funding that will enable American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments to invest in public transit, which is often needed by rural tribal communities. The goal is to provide […]

Okla. tribe looks to improve access to health care

Associated Press July 23, 2011 ADA, Okla. (AP) — Ada resident Billy Ward, like many Chickasaw Nation members, had grown weary of the usual drill when he needed to see a diabetes doctor at the local tribal clinic. Clinic employees were overwhelmed by the sheer number of people seeking treatment — so much so that […]

2 state tribes awarded energy efficiency grants

Journal Sentinel By Thomas Content     July 22, 2011 Two Indian tribes in Wisconsin will share more than $500,000 in clean energy funding from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of $6 million in grants announced Thursday. The Oneida Tribe of Indians, with a reservation in Brown and Outagamie counties, was awarded $221,800 […]

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