Catching up

So, I’ve not posted in a while. I know that some folks got really interested in the Postcards from Indian Country Project.  This was really exciting to see.  It was exciting enough, that I am now working on turning the concept of the Postcards from Indian Country project into a book. That’s right, a publishing […]

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Thoughts on the Passing of Chickasaw Nation Ambassador Charles Blackwell

There have been just too many passing’s of late in Indian Country. I am reminded of how I felt when Vine Deloria and Wilma Mankiller walked on.  Who will take up the mantle for these Native elders that served our communities and the nation so well?  I was recently saddened to learn of Senator Inouye’s […]

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Going “Home” to Chickasaw

I love working in Indian Country, but nothing feels like working in Chickasaw Country.  Last week, I was invited to Ada, Oklahoma to speak in the Chickasaw Clemente Course at East Central University on Crossing the Digital and Media Divide in Indian Country. This is one of my areas of specialty and I’ve spoken all […]

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FCC ANNOUNCES TENTATIVE AGENDA FOR MARCH 3RD OPEN MEETING

NEWS 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). News Media Information 202 / 418-0500 Internet: http://www.fcc.gov TTY: 1-888-835-5322 FOR IMMEDIATE […]

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President Obama Details Plan to Win the Future through Expanded Wireless Access

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release February 10, 2011 President Obama Details Plan to Win the Future through Expanded Wireless Access Initiative expands wireless coverage to 98% of Americans, reduces deficit by nearly $10 billion, invests in nationwide public safety network WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama will today detail his plan to […]

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Native Nations Day at the FCC

On Thursday, March 3, 2011, in conjunction with the National Congress of American Indians Executive Council Winter Session, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will host “Native Nations Day” at the FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C. This day’s events will focus directly on the issues of Tribal Nations and Native Communities. The all-day event will consist […]

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Leaders Convene to Help Communities Assess Needs for Public Access Technology Responds to Recommendations of the National Broadband Plan

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services is pleased to announce the selection of the Digital Inclusion Working Group. The working group will meet January 24-26 in Washington, DC and assist in the development of a Framework for Digitally-Inclusive Communities that can be used by local communities to assess their complex needs for public […]

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Dept. of Interior Releases Draft Consultation Policy to Tribal Leaders

Date: January 14, 2011 Contact: Kendra Barkoff (DOI) 202-208-6416 Paul Tsosie (AS-IA) 202-208-7163 Secretary Salazar, Assistant Secretary Echo Hawk Submit Draft Consultation Policy to Tribal Leaders Framework Provides Greater Role for Tribes  in Federal Decisions Affecting Indian Country WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Assistant Secretary- Indian Affairs Larry Echo Hawk […]

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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 have […]

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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 short […]

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