Articles Archive for August 2009
June Poll Results: Should the Tribe hire a full time IT person?
81% yes, 19% no
July Poll Results: Should the Tribe work M-F?
75% yes, 25% no
Honorable Harry Reid
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
Dear Senator Reid:
As the recognized leaders –both elected Tribal Council Chairmen and recognized standing Committee Chairs of the Western Shoshones –come to you as a long standing respected supporter of our people’s issues regarding our effort to bring closure to our U.S. Court of Claims settlement (1951-1977). Your advocacy and assistance in the Senate’s passage of a “Plan” for distribution in 2004 (P.L. 108-270) and your help to secure financing to implement the BIA’s “application process” was sincerely appreciated. Since the passage of the …
Five years after signing Public Law 108-270 into law, the Western Shoshone continue to wait for payment because of the stagnant inaction of the Department of Interior and Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, DC. Approximately 7,500 applications have been submitted since April 2006 – yet five years after becoming law not one single Western Shoshone beneficiary has been certified.
“The Western Shoshone Judgment Fund Distribution Act, Public Law 108-270, 118 Stat. 805 (Act), dated July 7, 2004 requires the Secretary of the Interior to establish a judgment fund per capita …
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Free Aquatic Classes
Starting Thursday August 20, 2009; then every Tuesday & Thursday @ 6 PM
“Take Away The Aches” With Instructor: Kristy Bekiares
These classes focus on many different goals of exercise, stretching, range of motion, aerobic and non-weight bearing exercises to name a few. Start off your summer right with a class full of energy and well being with new friends. For further information call tribal senior center 423-7569.
Note: the Stillwater Tribal Senior Program has received funds through the Indian Health Service Injury Prevention Program. The Senior Program is covering the …
On July 1, 2009 I attended a meeting of the Tribes with the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs to discuss and comment on the Supreme Court’s Decision in CARCIERI V. SALAZAR.
CARCIERI V. SALAZAR
On February 24, the Supreme Court issued an opinion that severely limits the Secretary of the Interior’s ability to exercise the authority Congress provided to him 75 years ago in the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) to take land into trust for tribes. The Supreme Court’s ruling effectively creates two classes of tribes, those that were …
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Jenevie Lucero, Director, Senior Center
The Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe Senior Center will hold their annual “Senior Fun Day” on September 24, 2009 beginning at 10:00 am. The Senior Center will be hosting a great lunch, raffle drawings, door prizes and bingo games. The raffle tickets are on sale right now at $1 each or 6/$5. Plan to arrive early because the Senior Center is expecting a big crowd in 2009. For more information contact the Senior Center at (775) 423-7569.