Stories tagged: Bureau of Indian Affairs
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 9:31 a.m.
Bureau of Indian Affairs planning to re-open Montana jail
The Bureau of Indian Affairs expects to re-open a vacant Montana jail on the edge of the Crow Indian Reservation that’s sat empty for much of the last decade.
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 12:25 p.m.
Auditors say Montana tribe can’t account for $3.5 million
A northcentral Montana Indian tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs can’t fully account for $3.5 million primarily in federal funds, including money for a corruption-plagued water project that’s resulted …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 1:59 p.m.
Kalispel Tribe files federal lawsuit to halt Spokane Tribe’s casino
The Kalispel Tribe of Indians has filed a suit in federal court seeking an immediate halt to the construction of the casino being built in Airway Heights by the Spokane …
Wed., June 29, 2016, 5 p.m.
Rich Landers: Tribes, federal government keeping public in dark regarding Lake Roosevelt
A giant pain in the rear for Lake Roosevelt anglers and boaters appears to be festering under the aloof care of the U.S. Department of Interior and its Bureau of …
Thu., June 9, 2016, 4:19 p.m.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Spokane Tribe celebrate week of major announcements
A weeklong cultural celebration at Spokane Tribe schools in Wellpinit took special significance Thursday, as U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell joined members in heralding targeted federal investment and a new …
Tue., Oct. 20, 2015, 8:26 a.m.
Yakama tribe to get authority for some court cases
In a move long sought by the Yakama Nation, federal officials have approved returning authority to the tribe for certain civil and criminal cases involving tribal members that have been …
Fri., June 12, 2015
Spokane Tribe casino decision expected shortly
After more than two years of waiting, the Spokane Tribe – and the city and county that share its name – may know soon whether it will get the federal …
Fri., June 6, 2014
BIA review finds big problems in Blackfeet courts
HELENA – Federal officials have threatened to cut off funding to the Blackfeet courts after finding unqualified and unvetted judges, prosecutors and staff running an unstable system that denies due …
Sat., March 2, 2013
Requests granted; casino decision pushed back to May
A federal decision on the proposed tribal casino on the West Plains will be delayed until at least May 1. The U.S. Department of Interior has granted several requests for …
Fri., Feb. 1, 2013
Spokane Tribe posts casino impact statement
The Bureau of Indian Affairs’ environmental statement about a proposed gaming facility in Airway Heights lays out efforts detailed efforts by the Spokane Tribe to reduce possible land-use conflicts, particularly …
Fri., Jan. 25, 2013, 5:59 p.m.
County commissioners preparing casino comments
Spokane County Commissioners today voted to terminate a 2010 agreement with Airway Heights that prevented commissioners from commenting about a proposed casino by the Spokane Tribe on U.S. Highway 2.
Fri., Nov. 2, 2012
French, Mielke ask to reverse casino deal
Two Spokane County commissioners are asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs to overturn a 2010 contract that prevents the county from taking sides on the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino in …
Fri., Sept. 24, 2010
Officials reviewing tribal casino rules
Plans by the Spokane Tribe of Indians to build a casino in Airway Heights ignited criticism from another area tribe during a closed-door Thursday meeting held by a federal agency …
Fri., Feb. 19, 2010
Former agent wins judgment against BIA
A former federal law enforcement agent, who was fired after he investigated police corruption on the Spokane Indian Reservation, has won a $400,000 lawsuit against the Bureau of Indian Affairs …
Thu., May 21, 2009
EchoHawk confirmed to BIA post
WASHINGTON – An American Indian who served as Idaho attorney general is the new head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The Senate this week confirmed Larry EchoHawk, a law …