Friday, April 25, 2008

Native News from

Cherokee Freedmen dispute threatens NAHASDA (OKLAHOMA) -- The Cherokee Freedmen dispute could derail the Native American Housing and Self-Determination Act, the nation's largest Indian housing organization warns.

Lumbees move step closer to recognition (NORTH CAROLINA) -- The Senate Indian Affairs committee has approved a bill to give the Lumbee tribe of Robeson County federal recognition. This is as close as the tribe, estimated to be more than 40,000 members strong, has come to federal recognition, reports Barb Barrett. A bill passed the U.S. House last year.

Recognition bill for NC tribe goes to full Senate (NORTH CAROLINA) -- Officials say a bill to give federal recognition to the Lumbee Indian tribe has made it out of a committee and is headed to a vote by the full Senate.

Tribal constitution election declared null and void / OST election falls 18 votes short of change (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- If another 18 people had voted in Tuesday's Secretarial Election on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, the voices of 671 other tribal members would have been heard as well.

JODI RAVE: Health policy analyst will lead Clinton's Native campaign in Montana (MONTANA) -- Lena Belcourt, a Chippewa Cree, will lead Sen. Hillary Clinton's Native campaign efforts in Montana, according to an announcement from the Clinton campaign on Thursday.

Ginew Grandmothers oppose bill to sell tribal lands / Land sale is sacrilegious to native people, women say (WISCONSIN) -- The Ginew Grandmothers, the six women who participated in the attempted Lac du Flambeau government takeover on March 26, Ronda Snow, Dorothy Thoms, Anita Koser, Penny Chapman, Goldie Larson and Betty Jack, are fighting against a new bill, HR5680, that has been introduced to Congress and which, if passed, would allow the tribal council to sell reservation land.

Hog farm injunction sought (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- A group known as Yankton Sioux Tribe Head Start Concerned Parents has gone to federal court to get a judge to stop construction of a large-scale hog farm west of Wagner.

It's Mother Earth against Corporate America (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- "What is happening here is an attempt to capitalize on another way to make money fast while destroying and disrespecting Mother Earth. This is an environmental issue. The whole plan for construction is a direct intrusion upon Yankton Nakota sovereignty!"

Shirley focuses on big goals (ARIZONA) -- With more than 30 months left as president, Joe Shirley Jr. said Tuesday he still has some issues to resolve and some changes he wants to make.

BIA withheld Desert Rock information, opponents charge (ARIZONA) -- "Shocked" was the reaction of Omar Bradley, BIA Navajo region director, on Monday to a lawsuit filed against him, the BIA and Interior Department.

More headlines...

No comments: