Friday, May 30, 2008

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Supervisor calls for change in Soboba tribal leadership (CALIFORNIA) -- Third District Supervisor Jeff Stone called for a change of leadership of the Soboba Band of LuiseƱo Indians' Tribal Council and suggested there could be a repeat of the recent violence if that does not take place.

Top BIA post filled by career employee (WASHINGTON, DC) -- With just eight months left in the Bush administration, the Interior Department. continues to search for a new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs , a top official said on Tuesday.

Cherokee chief says he'll fight English-only proposals (OKLAHOMA) -- Cherokee National Principal Chief Chad Smith has said he plans to continue to fight any legislative proposals that would make English the official language of Oklahoma.

Dems woo Native American vote (WASHINGTON, DC) -- Sen. Barack Obama has done it in city after city, privately and quietly. Before or after his appearances in front of crowds of thousands, he retreats to a holding room with a dozen or more Native American tribal leaders.

Candidates' attention gives tribal leaders hope (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- Leaders from two South Dakota tribes left a meeting with Sen. Hillary Clinton here thinking national candidates are listening to Native American concerns.

Chelsea Clinton speaks to the Tribal Leaders Council (MONTANA) -- Chelsea Clinton assured American Indians on Monday that Hillary Rodham Clinton offers them better health care, economic development public schools than other presidential candidates.

Chelsea Clinton speaks to tribal leaders council (MONTANA) -- Chelsea Clinton says her mother offers American Indians better health care, education and economic development.

KEVIN ABOUREZK: McCain Pledge Puts Candidate On Indian Radar (WASHINGTON, DC) -- Sen. John McCain exploded onto Indian Country's radar this week, promising to create a tribal government position within the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

Jindal's seat in 'the Indian room' (LOUISIANA) -- Commonly referred to by the media as John McCain's ranch, the McCain spread in Phoenix, Ariz., was acquired by the senator's wife's family in the early 1960s. McCain's wife, Cindy McCain, spent her childhood there. Built in 1951, the McCain ranch house is no outhouse by any means.

Second aboriginal Day of Action marked with peaceful rallies across country (OTTAWA) -- All was quiet and peaceful Thursday as thousands of Canadians raised placards and hit the streets to mark the second annual aboriginal Day of Action.

Natives promise more protests (CANADA) -- First Nations leaders gathered peacefully in front of Chuck Strahl's office Thursday morning for the National Day of Action, and they say it was just the beginning.

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