Sunday, May 11, 2008

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Soboba tribal leaders want review of sheriff's policies following fatal shooting (CALIFORNIA) -- Tribal leaders on the Soboba Indian Reservation say they are "deeply troubled" by the actions of five Riverside County sheriff's deputies after a shootout killed a tribal member who had reportedly fired an assault rifle, it was reported today.

Nation's projects impacted wetlands (NEW YORK) -- It was sometime in summer of 2002 when Judy Bachmann of Cooper Street began to wonder if the Oneida Indian Nation might not be following environmental laws as it constructed Atunyote golf course.

Visit by dignitaries solidifies Penobscot bond with French (MAINE) -- The Penobscot Indian Nation’s relationship with the French extends back to the 1600s. At that time, the region the tribe now calls home was considered by the British to be part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and by the French to be part of what now is Canada.

Protesters decry 'shameful history' (MINNESOTA) -- A group halted the sesquicentennial wagon train at Fort Snelling, protesting the state's treatment of Indians. About two dozen protesters, many of them Dakota Indians, blocked the Minnesota Sesquicentennial Wagon Train for about an hour Saturday afternoon as it reached Historic Fort Snelling.

Makah whaling permit: Environmental-impact statement issued (WASHINGTON) -- The National Marine Fisheries Service has issued a draft environmental-impact statement assessing a proposal by the Makah Tribe to hunt gray whales.

Public is asked to weigh in on Makah whaling / Fisheries service releases analysis for comment (WASHINGTON) -- The federal government is asking for feedback on a proposal to allow the Makah Indian Nation to hunt Pacific gray whales off the Washington coast.

Olympia looks for water source / City, Nisqually tribe seek agreement on well field (WASHINGTON) -- The city's longtime water source, McAllister Springs, would be replaced with a $15 million well field under an agreement with the Nisqually Indian Tribe that the Olympia City Council will consider Tuesday.

N.M. company challenges EPA ruling on uranium mining permits (NEW MEXICO) -- A uranium mining company contends a U.S Environmental Protection Agency ruling is stalling its plans to begin operations in northwest New Mexico.

Choctaws eye new ventures / Printing firm add-on may open 250 jobs (MISSISSIPPI) -- Choctaw Chief Beasley Denson said Friday the tribe is in negotiations to bring a New England label printer and an additional 250 jobs to the First American complex in Jackson County.

Yazzie faces two challengers in Shiprock (NEW MEXICO) -- Two presidential hopefuls have filed to run against chapter President Duane "Chili" Yazzie for a chance at Shiprock's top elected position.

Tribe battling fires again (NORTH DAKOTA) -- Tribal firefighters on the Spirit Lake Nation Reservation are once again being run ragged by grass fires, and Chief Daniel Herman says the rash of fires is bound to end in tragedy if it continues.

Judge rules against defendant in tribal police commission flap (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- A federal judge has refused to throw out evidence against a man charged in two stabbings on the Rosebud Indian Reservation who argued that the arresting officers had expired tribal police commissions.

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