Thursday, April 3, 2008

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Clinton says he would commit to Indian Country (MONTANA) -- If his wife is elected president in November, former President Bill Clinton said he'd make it his personal responsibility to tackle the issues that are important to Native Americans.

Clinton walks the Hi-Line: Former president stumps for Hillary across Montana (MONTANA) -- At 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, with the sky still dark and the temperature barely edging into the teens, Frank Hayes placed himself squarely in front of the doors of the Armory on the windswept campus of Montana State University-Northern here. Then he waited - for four long and very cold hours.

Tribal board may refuse to enact tax on land sales (WASHINGTON) -- It could take a legal tussle to enact a resolution that Tulalip tribal members passed by an overwhelming majority at a General Council meeting late last month.

Calais: Passamaquoddys meet with developers (MAINE) -- Passamaquoddy tribal leaders were stunned last year when voters rejected their plan to build a racino Down East, but now the tribe is working with real estate developers on ideas for economic development projects in the heart of the city.

Tribal officers were certified under federal program, chief says (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- Regardless of the dispute over proper certification of Rosebud Sioux Tribe police under a tribal ordinance, all of the tribal officers are, and have been, certified under a separate federal program, according to the tribe's police chief.

Chief not allowed to speak in committee (OKLAHOMA) -- The leader of the Cherokee Nation was barred from speaking in the state House General Government and Transportation Committee on Wednesday.

Committee passes language bill (OKLAHOMA) -- A House Committee passed legislation declaring English the state’s official language Wednesday following a tense hearing where House members silenced officials of Oklahoma-based Indian tribes opposing the bill.

Call for vote on English advances (OKLAHOMA) -- A measure calling for a vote of the people on a proposed constitutional amendment to declare English the state's "official language" won approval Wednesday in a House committee after a tense hearing.

Ex-tribal leaders arraigned in funds case (MAINE) -- Two former officials of the Passamaquoddy Tribe have pleaded not guilty to charges of misappropriating more than $1.7 million in federal funds earmarked for tribal programs.

BTBC members move to create tribal holding company (MONTANA) -- Blackfeet Tribal Business Council members Rodney "Fish" Gervais, Ronald "Smiley" Kittson, Edwin "Sooney" Little Plume, Willie Sharp and Paul McEvers met with tribal consultant Greg DuMontier at the KwaTaqNuk Resort in Polson March 19 to initiate the creation of a tribal holding company.

Napolitano: Wait on renaming other 'squaw' sites (ARIZONA) -- Gov. Janet Napolitano says she wants a federal commission to act on the renaming of former Squaw Peak in Phoenix to honor Army soldier Lori Piestewa before she presses for renaming other Arizona sites that include "squaw" in their names.

Governor ready to rid Arizona of 'squaw' sites (ARIZONA) -- Gov. Janet Napolitano said Wednesday she's finally ready to fulfill a promise she made five years ago: Push to rename various sites around the state with the name "squaw" in them.

Freshman senators hold key to Native Hawaiian bill's hopes (WASHINGTON, DC) -- Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) is leaning on his party’s freshman senators to move legislation that would give Native Hawaiians the power to form their own government and negotiate with state and federal governments.

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