Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Native News from PECHANGA.net


Kempthorne Announces Departure of Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Carl Artman (WASHINGTON, DC) -- Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne announced today that Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Carl Artman will be leaving the Department of the Interior effective May 23, 2008.

Supreme Court Upholds Ind. Voter ID Law (WASHINGTON, DC) -- The Supreme Court ruled today that states may require voters to present photo identification before casting ballots, upholding a Republican-backed measure that proponents say combats voter fraud and opponents believe discourages voter participation.

SD voter ID law stands (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- A South Dakota law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls probably was safe no matter how the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a case from Indiana, Secretary of State Chris Nelson said.

In a 6-to-3 Vote, Justices Uphold a Voter ID Law (WASHINGTON, DC) -- The Supreme Court upheld Indiana’s voter identification law on Monday, concluding in a splintered decision that the challengers failed to prove that the law’s photo ID requirement placed an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote.

Judge to award billions in American Indian trust case (WASHINGTON, DC) -- After a 12-year legal fight, a federal judge said Monday he likely will award money to Indians whose lands have been mismanaged by the government. Whether they'll ever see that money is another matter.

Renewed Six Nations blockade pushing residents to the brink: Caledonia mayor (ONTARIO) -- A renewed Six Nations blockade of a southern Ontario highway is pushing residents to the brink and is paving the way for a repeat of violent clashes between protesters and town residents, the mayor of the beleaguered town said Monday.

'In the Shadow of the Eagle' (MAINE) -- If there is one abiding message in Donna Loring's book ''In the Shadow of the Eagle: A Tribal Representative in Maine,'' it is this: The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Snoqualmie Indians feuding over control of tribe (WASHINGTON) -- In a dispute over who is a "real Indian," some members of the Snoqualmie Tribe banished eight others and sent letters to 60 more that they could be dropped from tribal membership.

BACKGROUND: A tribe divided: Snoqualmie members fight for control of government, casino (WASHINGTON) -- A bedsheet covers a window to provide a makeshift screen for PowerPoint presentations. Boxes crammed with files cover the kitchen counter and dining-room table.

Snoqualmie Tribe banishes banish 8 members, disenrolls 60 (WASHINGTON) -- Members of the Snoqualmie Tribe banished eight tribal members Sunday, and more than 60 others have received letters informing them they have been disenrolled from the tribe.

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