Sunday, May 25, 2008

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On the Reservation and Off, Schools See a Changing Tide (MONTANA) -- One of the last traditional chiefs of the Crow Indian tribe, named Plenty Coups, had a vision as the Old West was fading. Education would be the way of the future, he said — a choice to be either the “the white man’s victim” or “the white man’s equal.”

New Ojibway reserve opens in northern Ontario (ONTARIO) -- Members of an Ojibway community who have struggled for more than century for a home to call their own were celebrating the official opening of a new reserve in northern Ontario on Saturday.

Canada to compensate tribe for 1907 ouster (MANITOBA) -- Canada has agreed to pay $127 million U.S. to a tribe forced to move a century ago from the Red River Valley in Manitoba, a tribal leader said.

Peace group walks area (LOUISIANA) -- A small band of people from across the globe walked through driving rains on La. 1 Thursday afternoon. The march was part of an event called "The Longest Walk 2," where participants trek mostly by foot from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.

Tell Her She Lies!... (OKLAHOMA) -- This is a de-bunking of the erroneous misinformation in Sara's opinion piece, by Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma Member, David Cornsilk: The editorial published by Sara Hoklotubbe, while well written, is replete with inaccuracies that discredit her position and expose her as an immoral hate-monger.

My Voice: Illnesses, threat to life found at industrial-scale agriculture plants (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- The Ihanktonwan Dakota (Yankton Sioux Tribe) and friends stand in peaceful protest against a swine factory farm development just north of Marty.

Debate rages about proposed coal plant on Navajo nation / It would be third one on reservation (NEW MEXICO) -- In a corner of the Navajo Nation burdened by old and heavily polluting coal-fired power plants, it matters little to many tribal elders that another facility promises to be the most efficient and cleanest of all.

Senate approves NAHASDA reauthorization (WASHINGTON, DC) -- The Senate unanimously approved the Native American Housing and Self-Determination Act on Thursday without addressing the Cherokee Freedmen controversy.

Protect a battlefield? (MONTANA) -- Montana's state parks agency is trying to prevent coal-bed methane development at Rosebud Battlefield State Park, where Indians turned back the Army 132 years ago in what many historians consider a leading battle in the West's Indian Wars.

Mine air monitoring program deemed 'successful' (NEVADA) -- Air monitoring at the old Anaconda Mine site west of town has been placed on hiatus while nearly three years of data is being reviewed in hopes of answering the long asked question of local health concerns from fugitive dust.

Aboriginal career pathways open up / Organizations step forward to assist native youth in making the transition to careers in industry (ALBERTA) -- When Tiffany Morning Bull made the transition back to living in Calgary in 2005, it was a difficult move for the aboriginal 28-year-old, but it wasn't about to stop her from accomplishing her goal of helping other young native people realize their career aspirations.

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux assist Kiowas in purchase of Indian City (OKLAHOMA) -- The Tonkawa Hills officially belong to the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma. A ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony drew over 300 onlookers to the top of Indian City Hill in Caddo County Saturday as tribal officials from both the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux and the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma dedicated the 197-acre tourist attraction.

Liberal guilt is good (USA) -- This column about voting for Obama also applies to voting for candidates who support Indian sovereignty, Indian gaming, and necessary Indian services.

Wyoming Democrats select delegation to national convention (WYOMING) -- Sen. Barack Obama picked up another superdelegate Saturday as the Wyoming Democrats selected their delegation to the national convention and confirmed that a majority of the state's delegates will back the Illinois senator.

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