Saturday, April 26, 2008

This Week from Indian Country Today

Civil jurisdiction at issue in key Supreme Court case
by: Jerry Reynolds / Indian Country Today
WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, hearing oral arguments in the first Indian law case to come before the court since his confirmation, sought the certainty of a so-called ''bright-line rule'' on legal jurisdiction concerning commerce in Indian country, a reference to legal principles so settled and clear that ordinary people can plan and conduct business in light of them.
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Featured Stories

Tournament aids Salmon Defense
Gaming industry tees off
Creek Nation will negotiate to lease Fountainhead Golf Course
Rochester Native American Film Festival
Native Cooking
Russell: Odds & ends
Working together

Lead Editorial

An Olympic opportunity for Declaration
Posted: April 19, 2008
Editors Report / Indian Country Today
Facing international and internal pressure, the Canadian Parliament on April 8 voted to endorse the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Indigenous peoples' organizations and human rights groups celebrated the decision, calling it a step toward reconciliation for First Nations peoples, who continue to suffer the highest rates of suicide, abuse, imprisonment, and poverty.
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Special Focus

To lift up some of the hurt he is carrying'
Posted: April 21, 2008
Richard Walker / Indian Country Today
Indigenous peoples offer love, encouragement, hope to the Dalai Lama SEATTLE - As the 14th Dalai Lama walked into the room, the reception was similar to one a family might give one of their own. Forget that this man is the political and spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, a Buddhist monk believed by his followers to be the god of compassion. more >>

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