Friday, May 23, 2008

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Hillary Clinton to visit reservation next week (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- The Clinton campaign will visit four Native American reservations in South Dakota during the next week, with former President Bill Clinton set to stop Sunday at the Crow Creek, Rosebud and Yankton reservations, and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to appear on the Pine Ridge reservation Wednesday, May 28.

'We goofed up' / Auditor's report: Massive misspending, lax tribal oversight led to $4.7 million BCDS debt (NEW MEXICO) -- Manufacturing Inc., the Shiprock-based metal and fiberglass fabrication plant, ended last year $4.7 million in the hole - the result of massive misspending by the former CEO, according to a just-released Navajo Nation audit.

Blackfeet Nation fights for sovereign rights (WASHINGTON, DC) -- In response to a ruling by a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals three-judge panel, which found that the Blackfeet Nation of Montana can be sued for placing tribal members in faulty homes, the tribe's housing authority has filed a petition for rehearing before the full court.

Candidates Clash Over Gay Question (NEW MEXICO) -- Congressional candidate Benny Shendo Jr. is under fire after raising questions about opponent Ben Ray Luján's sexual orientation and whether Luján has been honest about it.

3rd Congressional District: Shendo's remarks spark backlash (NEW MEXICO) -- If Benny Shendo Jr. wanted attention as a candidate in the 3rd Congressional District's Democratic primary, he got it. It might not be the kind he was looking for, however.

MARK ANTHONY ROLO: Trail of Tears was trail of betrayal (WASHINGTON, DC) -- The Trail of Tears began 170 years ago this week. We should recall it not as an aberration but as a logical outgrowth of an inhumane policy. And we should insist, in its memory, that Indian treaties and Indian sovereignty be honored.

Santa Fe Indian Market: Pojoaque signs on as sponsor (NEW MEXICO) -- It's a new day for American Indian art in Santa Fe. For the first time in the 87 year history of the annual Indian Market, a local pueblo will be the major sponsor.

Report says role of policy-maker ignored (ARIZONA) -- A battle of heated words has erupted between the Navajo Nation's executive and legislative branches of government over President Joe Shirley Jr.'s push to reduce the size of the tribal council from 88 to 24 seats.

Arizona bill would outlaw school ethnic groups (ARIZONA) -- A bill before the Arizona House of Representatives would prevent student groups like Native American organizations or Mexican American clubs at the state's public schools, universities and colleges.

A good prayer: Young Dine' join Longest Walk Northern Route (MISSOURI) -- Navajo youths on the Longest Walk 2 Northern Route, are continuing the Dine’ prayers they grew up with as they walk and run across America. Walking and running through the heart of America, Craig Luther, 19, from Sanders, and Kenzie Begay, 17, from Richfield, Utah, reflected on this journey and what it means for future generations.

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