1. Link .  Oddly, applies only to counties of Cibola (Laguna, Acoma, Navajo tribes) and Sandoval (Sandia, Santa Ana, Jemez).  In 2004 and 2006, Taos Pueblo had terrible problems, and I imagine Picuris and others did too.    

  2. during public comment period for planned Missouri River study by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Cheyenne River, Standing Rock, and Lower Brule reps have already testified, asking the Corps to meet with their tribal councils; it has said it will hold meetings on the rezes.

  3. for potential :

    The U.S. Department of Education has put the district on probation for mismanaging Title III federal grant funds. As a result, the district must pay for federal programs out of its operational budget and submit receipts to the federal government for reimbursement. Title III funds are earmarked specifically for American Indian students.

    Balderas said the district must pay back close to $25,000 in Title III federal funds because it could not provide proper documentation to show how the money was spent and that federal money was being used to pay unqualified personnel overtime and stipends. Twice the district used federal grants to pay for a trip to an amusement park but could not provide documentation about who attended the trip [emphasis mine].

  4. The next five casinos are a go.

    The Navajo Nation Council’s Budget and Finance Committee on Tuesday approved two massive plans costing $300 million to complete the tribe’s gaming development plan. The committee is the final stop in approving the plans.

    B&F members and gaming officials said this is the first time a tribe in the U.S. has used its own money to build a casino instead of going to outsiders for funding.

  5. WINDOW ROCK  – The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission and Navajo traditional leaders have a few recommendations for the United Nations on the United States’ moral and human rights obligations to Navajos and other indigenous peoples when the U.N. Universal Periodic Review is held in November.

    Feel free to leave this one out since it has a firewall.

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