Friday, May 9, 2008

This Week from Indian Country Today


Backlash: Maliseet denounces state's budget cut
Tribe withdraws contributions until state restores $38,000 HOULTON, Maine - The chief of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians has written a scathing letter to Maine Gov. John Baldacci, castigating the government for ''unilaterally'' slashing $38,000 from the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission, and announcing the tribe will withhold its contribution to the commission until state funding is restored.
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Featured Stories

Lyons: New Native studies association is historic
Suagee: We should join green building movement
Fletcher: Growing threat to land-in-trust statute
Political cost of Cherokee stance on freedmen continues to mount
Energy production - not just for the Rockefellers anymore
Freedmen are confident following Cherokee appeal
A look back on the US attorney firings

Lead Editorial

Spiritual balance is goal of the people
Posted: May 09, 2008
by:
Editors Report / Indian Country Today
What distinguishes American Indian communities from nation-states are different values, cultural understandings and goals. In the United States, American Indian nations have different cultural understandings on a variety of significant levels: creation teachings, understandings of political community, political processes, stewardship of the land and relations with the natural world.
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Special Focus

A nuclear problem
Posted: May 09, 2008
by:
Rob Capriccioso /
Oglala Sioux fight expansion of uranium mine WASHINGTON - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has given hope to a growing group of Natives from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in what's being called a classic ''David vs. Goliath'' battle for federal oversight involving a proposed expansion of a nearby uranium mine. more >>


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