Saturday, May 31, 2008

This Week from Indian Country Today

Soboba, sheriff negotiate peace after shooting deaths
SAN JACINTO, Calif. - The chairman of the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians is working with local law enforcement officials and federal agents on a plan to improve cooperation and reduce conflicts following the deaths of three tribal members in shootouts with sheriff's deputies on the reservation in early May.
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Featured Stories

Russell: Animal insanity
Briggs: Let's talk: The UN and indigenous peoples
Savilla: Bring back our commissioner
Backlogs bring Dorgan thunder down on BIA
New report recommends rehabilitation of P.L. 280
USET president sees 'new era of activism' in Indian country
Farm Bill is good to go

Lead Editorial

A careful distinction
Posted: May 30, 2008
Editors Report / Indian Country Today
Is there a difference between socialism and indigenous economies? Socialism, as an economic system, emphasizes redistribution of wealth and collective ownership of the productive resources of the nation. Most contemporary indigenous communities engaged in a market economy probably do not believe they are taking up socialism, even though there are strong traditions for redistributing wealth.
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Special Focus

The race continues
Posted: May 30, 2008
Rob Capriccioso /
Presidential candidates keep pace in Indian country WASHINGTON - The Indian vote is on the minds of all three remaining presidential candidates. In recent days, a Native Olympic legend endorsed Sen. Barack Obama, Sen. John McCain met with the National Congress of American Indians, and Sen. Hillary Clinton made a series of historic visits to Indian reservations. more >>

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