Tribal lands and the FCC White Spaces Order

Yesterday the FCC released its final decision on White Spaces (9/23/2010). The approved a proposal opens vast amounts of unused broadcast television airwaves for high-speed wireless broadband networks and other unlicensed applications. Below are Selected quotes from Matthew Rantanan at the Southern California Tribal Digital Village. “White Spaces Spectrum is going to finally be releasedContinue reading “Tribal lands and the FCC White Spaces Order”

Tribal Consultations on Telecommunications Held in Arizona

August 31, 2010 was a busy day for Tribal consultations in Arizona.  In the morning, the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona hosted the USDA Rural Development Tribal Consultation at the Heard Museum and in the afternoon, the National Tribal Telecommunications Association (NTTA) held their quarterly meeting at Wild Horse Pass. The USDA Rural Development Tribal ConsultationContinue reading “Tribal Consultations on Telecommunications Held in Arizona”

Future of the Internet Public Hearing with Tribal Input

Save the Date: Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, 6 p.m. Future of the Internet Public Hearing On August 19, Free Press, Main Street Project and the Center for Media Justice are co-hosting a public hearing on the Future of the Internet. This important hearing is a valuable opportunity for those outside of Washington to share theirContinue reading “Future of the Internet Public Hearing with Tribal Input”

FCC Establishes Office of Native Affairs and Policy Headed by Geoffrey Blackwell

NEWS News Media Information 202 / 418-0500 ​Internet: http://www.fcc.gov TTY: 1-888-835-5322 Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, S.W. Washington, D. C. 20554 This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974). FOR IMMEDIATEContinue reading “FCC Establishes Office of Native Affairs and Policy Headed by Geoffrey Blackwell”

GAO Report on Federal Agencies’ Non-Compliance With NAGPRA, Recommendations for the Obama Administration Among Topics at Tribal Historic Preservation Officers Meeting

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/gao-report-on-federal-agencies-non-compliance-with-nagpra-recommendations-for-the-obama-administration-among-topics-at-tribal-historic-preservation-officers-meeting-99925414.html WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Nearly two decades after the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) was passed federal auditors say the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service and other key federal agencies that all have significant collections of Native American remains and cultural objects haveContinue reading “GAO Report on Federal Agencies’ Non-Compliance With NAGPRA, Recommendations for the Obama Administration Among Topics at Tribal Historic Preservation Officers Meeting”

How Native Women Built the Tribal Law and Order Act : Ms Magazine Blog

Please read this great blog post on Ms. Magazine on the history of the study behind the Tribal Law and Order Act. Repost: As a Native feminist without apology, I’m thrilled that the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 has been passed to protect Native women from violence. I have fellow Native woman warriorContinue reading “How Native Women Built the Tribal Law and Order Act : Ms Magazine Blog”

Funamentals of Fundraising Essential Skill Training for Non-profits in Rural & Native American Communities

AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising: Essential Skill Training for Non-profits in Rural & Native American Communities Friday, September 10, 2010 9AM – 4PM Moenkopi Legacy Inn Conference Center (opened April 2010) Junction Highways 264 & 160, Tuba City Member / Non-member – $50 10% discount to multiple registrants from same organization Topics will include: • OverviewContinue reading “Funamentals of Fundraising Essential Skill Training for Non-profits in Rural & Native American Communities”

President Obama Signs Historic Tribal Law & Order Act Into Law

National Congress of American Indians Contact: Thom Wallace Communications Director, NCAI 202-903-3759 President Obama Signs Historic Tribal Law & Order Act Into Law Enactment of Legislation Hailed as Historic and Will Empower Tribes to Make Communities Safer Washington, DC – President Barack Obama has signed into law historic legislation that will significantly enhance tribal lawContinue reading “President Obama Signs Historic Tribal Law & Order Act Into Law”

Statement by the President on the Passage of the Tribal Law and Order Act

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 21, 2010 Today’s passage of the Tribal Law and Order Act is an important step to help the federal government better address the unique public safety challenges that confront tribal communities. The fact is, American Indians and Alaska Natives are victimized by violentContinue reading “Statement by the President on the Passage of the Tribal Law and Order Act”