Saturday, August 16, 2008

CBC hasn't consulted with the Cherokee Nation for what reason?

[Tom] Cole, R-Okla., a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, issued a scalding statement to the Tulsa (Okla.) World that accused Hogen of duplicity, ''back-door regulatory actions,'' abuse of due process, misuse of power, a breach of the government's trust obligation toward tribes and ''disregard for the rights of Native Americans.'' (way to go Rep Tom Cole!)

[Nick] Rahall, D-W.Va., is chairman of Natural Resources, the principal committee of Indian jurisdiction in the House of Representatives. As the only enrolled tribal member in Congress, Cole is an active member of the committee. Rahall issued a letter to Hogen at about the same time Cole's statements appeared, directing him to withdraw controversial Class II gaming regulations and start consulting properly with tribes. (so if Natural Resources is the principal committee of Indian jurisdiction, are they going to be at the Watson hearings? Someone needs to be there to oversee the CBC!)

For the rest of the Story:

Metlakatla decision still haunts NIGC chairman

Posted: August 15, 2008
by: Jerry Reynolds
Indian Country Today

http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=1096417953