FCC EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS OF TRIBAL REPRESENTATIVES TO SERVE ON FCC-NATIVE NATIONS BROADBAND TASK FORCE

Revised Deadline: August 20, 2010 On June 2, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) released a Public Notice seeking nominations of Tribal representatives to serve on the FCC-Native Nations Broadband Task Force (“Task Force”).1 The Public Notice requested that nominations be submitted by July 15, 2010.2 The Commission has determined that a shortContinue reading “FCC EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS OF TRIBAL REPRESENTATIVES TO SERVE ON FCC-NATIVE NATIONS BROADBAND TASK FORCE”

COMMISSIONER MICHAEL J. COPPS APPLAUDS THE APPOINTMENT OF GEOFFREY BLACKWELL TO LEAD NEW INITIATIVES FOR INDIAN COUNTRY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: June 22, 2010 John Giusti (202) 418-2000 john.giusti@fcc.gov COMMISSIONER MICHAEL J. COPPS APPLAUDS THE APPOINTMENT OF GEOFFREY BLACKWELL TO LEAD NEW INITIATIVES FOR INDIAN COUNTRY “I commend and applaud the Chairman’s decision to appoint Geoffrey Blackwell to lead the Commission’s new initiatives for Indian Country.  As we work to ensure theContinue reading “COMMISSIONER MICHAEL J. COPPS APPLAUDS THE APPOINTMENT OF GEOFFREY BLACKWELL TO LEAD NEW INITIATIVES FOR INDIAN COUNTRY”

Chickasaw Nation Arizona Community Council Meeting

On Tuesday June 15, 2010, Governor Anoatubby and his leadership staff visited the Arizona Community Council in Phoenix, Arizona.  He was joined by Robyn Elliot, Jalinda Kelly, Lisa John, Karen Cook and Lita Burwell.   The Governor stated that the Chickasaw Nation is able to sustain more programs ans services that ever before despite the economyContinue reading “Chickasaw Nation Arizona Community Council Meeting”

Havasupai Tribe Reaches Historic Settlement in Human Subjects Violation Case

CONTACT (Plaintiffs): Shayna Samuels, 718-541-4785 CONTACT (ABOR): Katie Paquet, 602-229-2543 (April 21, 2010 — Phoenix, AZ) – Yesterday the Arizona State Legislature’s Joint Legislative Budget Committee approved a settlement agreement between the Havasupai Tribe and the Arizona Board of Regents resolving litigation involving allegations of unauthorized genetic studies of Havasupai people. Two decades ago, twoContinue reading “Havasupai Tribe Reaches Historic Settlement in Human Subjects Violation Case”

2010 Chickasaw Nation Dynamic Women Conference

On April 8, 2010, I had the distinct honor of participating in the 2010 Chickasaw Nation Dynamic Women Conference. I was very fortunate to attend the evening forum where Chickasaw Elder, Pauline Walker, a fluent speaker of Chickasaw and a Chickasaw language teacher, spoke about her view on the loss of language.   I have includedContinue reading “2010 Chickasaw Nation Dynamic Women Conference”

Wilma Mankiller, former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, passes

Wilma Mankiller, former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, passed away this morning.  Mankiller served 12 years in elective office at the Cherokee Nation, the first two as Deputy Principal Chief followed by 10 years as Principal Chief.  She retired from public office in 1995.  Among her many honors, Mankiller was awarded the Presidential MedalContinue reading “Wilma Mankiller, former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, passes”

NATIVE PUBLIC MEDIA AND NATIONAL CONGRESS OF AMERICAN INDIANS

GROUNDBREAKING “TRIBAL PRIORITY” RADIO BROADCAST licensing PROCEDURES established BY THE FCC (Washington, DC) – In an unprecedented effort to open new opportunities in the broadcasting field for American Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) has adopted an order establishing a new “Tribal Priority” in the broadcast licensing regulatory process thatContinue reading “NATIVE PUBLIC MEDIA AND NATIONAL CONGRESS OF AMERICAN INDIANS”

NATIVE PUBLIC MEDIA (NPM) SEEKS BTOP PROJECT FEDERAL GRANTS CONSULTANT

NPM seeks an experienced Federal Grant writer/consultant to develop a proposal for submission to the Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program (BTOP) administered by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce. BTOP GRANT PROPOSAL DUE BETWEEN: February 15 and March 15, 2010. Native Public Media: Mission: Strengthening and expanding the voiceContinue reading “NATIVE PUBLIC MEDIA (NPM) SEEKS BTOP PROJECT FEDERAL GRANTS CONSULTANT”

NCAI President Jefferson Keel to Deliver 9th Annual State of Indian Nations Address Friday, January 29, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON—January 21, 2010—The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) President Jefferson Keel will deliver the 9th annual State of Indian Nations address on Friday, January 29, 2010 from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The speech will coincide with the release of President Barack Obama’s budget. Themes will include: Indian Country’s priorities for theContinue reading “NCAI President Jefferson Keel to Deliver 9th Annual State of Indian Nations Address Friday, January 29, 2010 in Washington, D.C.”