Connecticut governor opposes BIA federal recognition reforms
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (D) is asking President Barack Obama to stop the Bureau of Indian Affairs from making changes to the federal recognition process. Malloy claims the changes will allow three tribes that are recognized by the state of Connecticut to gain federal recognition. The three tribes were previously denied recognition by the BIA.
Justice denied on reservations across United States
Justice at a distance may very well be justice denied. That’s why it’s important to recognize and study the recent work done by the Tribal Law and Order Commission, mandated by federal law to study justice on the reservation and come up with policy suggestions. The commission has spent the last two years working on a report — a roadmap — for policymakers about law and order on reservations across the U.S.
The 1491s describe themselves as “a gaggle of Indians chock full of cynicism and splashed with a good dose of indigenous satire.” The five Native American artists create work that will make you snicker, but will also make you think.
OLSHACS Holds Open House To Celebrate Native American Exhibit
For over 50 years Beezy Tobiasson has collected Native American artifacts. She decided it was time to share this wealth of information with the public and established a Native American exhibit in the Old Logandale School. On Saturday, February 22, this unique museum was open to the public as an open house to start the 2014 OLSHACS Membership Drive.