2008 Michigan Native Vote Kick-Off

n 2004 Native Vote was spearheaded by the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). This was a groundbreaking non-partisan campaign to register and turn out a record number of American Indian and Alaskan Native voters. The culmination of the Native Vote efforts in 2004 and 2006 was a resounding success for tribal governments nationwide. It [...]

By | 2016-10-24T17:54:13+00:00 October 24th, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments

An article of interest

Anatomy of a Mine: UP wilderness on trial Written by Lawrence Consentino -"Wednesday, 21 May 2008 On the morning of April 28, a roomful of lawyers in the basement of Lansing’s vast Constitution Hall blinked at slides of a snow-covered cabin next to a woodland stream and beaver pond." Click here to read the entire [...]

By | 2016-10-24T17:54:43+00:00 October 24th, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Indian Health Service Funding Stoppages for Tribal Co-pay Policies

July 2, 2008 Indian Health Service (IHS) officials are strongly considering a shift in policy that would result in the stoppage of IHS funding for health care at IHS-funded facilities. Any IHS-funded facility that charges eligible beneficiaries (i.e., a co-payment) for portions of health service or pharmaceuticals may be subject to a complete halt in [...]

By | 2016-10-24T17:48:07+00:00 July 2nd, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Great Lakes Water Compact

June 4th, 2008 Update, by Meghan Kelly Powell, Federal Liaison, Ogitchiida Qwe, Inc. The Great Lakes Water Compact, originally proposed by the Council of Great Lakes Governments, was approved by the Michigan and Wisconsin State Legislatures last week. The Compact includes conservation measures and water use restrictions, designed to protect the Lakes against "diversion and [...]

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Great Lakes Water Compact:

June 4th, 2008 Update, by Meghan Kelly Powell, Federal Liaison, Ogitchiida Qwe, Inc. The Great Lakes Water Compact, originally proposed by the Council of Great Lakes Governments, was approved by the Michigan and Wisconsin State Legislatures last week. The Compact includes conservation measures and water use restrictions, designed to protect the Lakes against "diversion and [...]

By | 2016-10-24T17:39:47+00:00 June 4th, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments