Monday, April 28, 2008

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Indian Country infighting / Tiny community battles the Nisquallys to maintain its independence (WASHINGTON) -- In its 40-year struggle for American Indian rights, the tiny Nisqually River community of Frank’s Landing has taken on Washington state Fish and Game officials, angry members of Congress and even the U.S. Army.

First a smokeshop, and eventually a casino? (WASHINGTON) -- The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives called it Operation Chainsmoker. Law enforcement vehicles descended on the Nisqually River community of Frank’s Landing in the early morning of May 15, 2007, in such numbers that employees at the nearby Nisqually Wildlife Refuge thought somebody must have been killed.

In News Tribune Country, we pay attention to language (WASHINGTON) -- When I saw the page proof for today’s Page 1, I was reminded of a recent e-mail exchange I’d had with a reader. The page proof used the term Indian Country, which recalled the thoughtful e-mail that began that previous correspondence.

NIGA STORY: Chefs in Training (CALIFORNIA) -- Far from home on the Navajo reservation, four culinary arts students made their largest cooking debut for hundreds of hungry strangers at the five-star US Grant hotel.

NIGA STORY: Food for Thought (CALIFORNIA) -- Farewell, frybread. Goodbye, Indian tacos. It was nice gnawing you. Meet the new "modern traditional" Native American food: Sweet corn polenta. Mmmmmm. Herb-encrusted buffalo ribeye. Yum-yum. Mouth-watering cactus salad ...

NIGA STORY: Gearing Up (CALIFORNIA) -- Rico Dewilde started designing T-shirts as a way to let go. But it became a way to remember loved ones and to honor his ancestors.

NCAI President Joe Garcia Statement on Recent Insensitive, Racist Remarks by Radio DJs (WASHINGTON, DC) -- The National Congress of American Indians President Joe A. Garcia issues the following statement in response to recent on air slurs and racist remarks about Native people made by radio disk jockeys.

Buffett, Munger will again field shareholders' questions (NEBRASKA) -- The wisdom of billionaires Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger will be on display again next weekend when the two men field questions from a throng of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders.

Tribes, commercial fishermen plan to attend Berkshire Hathaway meeting to demand removal of PacifiCorp dams on Klamath (OREGON) -- At next Saturday's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders meeting, a group representing Native American tribes and commercial fishermen from Oregon and California is expected to again ask chairman Warren Buffett to order the removal of four Klamath River dams owned by PacifiCorp, a Berkshire Hathaway property.

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