Wednesday, April 23, 2008

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PHIL FONTAINE: Apology to native people must end 'denial of truth' (CANADA) -- In the Oct. 16, 2007, Throne Speech, your government promised to apologize for residential schooling for First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit children which led to profound harms.

Arrests made at protest of S.D. hog farm after road blocked (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- Fifteen to 20 people protesting a hog farm being built near Yankton Sioux Tribe land were arrested Tuesday after they blocked the path of a truck carrying construction materials.

Mont. governor urges tribes to promote work force (MONTANA) -- Gov. Brian Schweitzer says American Indian reservations can lure businesses and economic development by promoting their pool of available workers.

Tribal Summit Convenes in State Capitol (MONTANA) -- As the eight tribal nations continue to develop their sovereign nations within Montana, both state and tribal nations also continue to develop their working relationship.

Schweitzer: Tribes can lure businesses by promoting workers (MONTANA) -- Gov. Brian Schweitzer is encouraging tribal leaders to lure businesses and economic development by promoting the pool of available workers on reservations.

Pair Admit Running Fake Tribe (CALIFORNIA) -- Two people admitted in court that they set up a scheme to sell memberships in a fake Indian tribe. Victor Granados and Kim Thomas Johnson both pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one count of grand theft.

Conmen Guilty of Selling Indian Tribe Memberships to Illegals (CALIFORNIA) -- Two North County residents who sold bogus Indian tribe "memberships" to illegal immigrants, supposedly allowing them free access across the U.S.-Mexico border, pleaded guilty Tuesday to grand theft.

Navajo committee proposes changes to tribal education law (NEW MEXICO) -- Some Navajo lawmakers are proposing changes to the tribe's education law. The Tribal Council convened in Window Rock, Arizona, today for the start of its spring session.

Tribal lawmakers send education proposal back to committee (NEW MEXICO) -- The Navajo board of education will remain intact for now, after the Tribal Council voted to send legislation to reduce the number of board members back to a committee.

Lumbee Tribe Wants G105 Advertisers To Switch Stations (NORTH CAROLINA) -- Members of the Lumbee Indian Tribe are asking advertisers to pull their spots from the radio station G105 weeks after a controversy broke over what some call racist comments.

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