Friday, May 16, 2008

This Week from Indian Country Today


Gathering of Oceti Sakowin
by:
Stephanie Woodard /
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate hosts a historic meeting on the Great Plains HANKINSON, N.D. - Day one of a historic two-day meeting of the Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires, hosted by the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, was a joyous family occasion.
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Featured Stories

Prince: We're imitating the enemy
Newcomb: Spirit-breaking: Mission horrors
Halbritter: Safeguard for future generations
Duran: For what the bell tolls: California's shakedown
Gathering of Oceti Sakowin
Clock ticking to replace BIA chief
Self-governance revisited

Lead Editorial

Fatal flaws in Public Law 280
Posted: May 16, 2008
by:
Editors Report / Indian Country Today
A May 12 gunfight that left two Native people dead in southern California is the most recent of six shootings involving local police and members of the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians. Just days before, the son of a former tribal official was killed after firing at sheriff's deputies with an assault rifle.
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Special Focus

Soboba to sue county sheriff after latest killings by deputies
Posted: May 16, 2008
by:
Gale Courey Toensing / Indian Country Today
SAN JACINTO, Calif. - The chairman of the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians said the tribe is planning to sue the Riverside County Sheriff's Department after a deadly gun battle in which deputies shot and killed a tribal man and a woman on the reservation May 12. more >>


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