Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Native News from PECHANGA.net

Sovereignty is at heart of dispute between Soboba tribe, deputies (CALIFORNIA) -- After leading the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians for nearly three decades, Robert Salgado is facing one of his greatest challenges: to try to set aside years of suspicion and trust the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

How much will Indians get? (WASHINGTON, DC) -- A trial that could result in billions of dollars awarded to some Indian landowners opened Monday with a major dispute over how much money the U.S. government failed to pay into trust accounts it manages.

JODI RAVE: Indian trust trial under way (WASHINGTON, DC) -- Elouise Cobell filed a class-action lawsuit against the Interior Department 12 years ago on Tuesday, a date that also marks the second day of a long-awaited trial expected to award a historic cash settlement to Native landowners.

JODI RAVE: Judge seeks end to 12-year suit over Indian money (WASHINGTON, DC) -- A federal judge today will open the trial that may award billions of dollars to American Indian landowners whose income from natural resources has been mismanaged and misused by the U.S. government for more than a century.

As popularity of Skywalk grows, so does Grand Canyon rivalry (LAS VEGAS) -- Clare Cornick and Pat Pascale boarded the SweetTours charter bus from the Marriott Grand Chateau time-share just after sunrise, bound for their first peek into the Grand Canyon.

Mohawk tribe purchases IGA supermarket (NEW YORK) -- Members of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe at Akwesasne can call themselves the new owners of a full-scale, 53,000-square-foot grocery store.

Native, church leaders want Canada to tune in for Harper’s apology Wednesday print this article (TORONTO) -- Native and church leaders are urging people across the country to stop in their tracks on Wednesday to hear Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s formal apology for Canada’s Indian residential schools policy.

Canada to apologize to native students (OTTAWA) -- For eight years, Thomas Louttit was forced to attend a residential school whose mission was to "Christianize and civilize" Canada's native people. He doesn't remember much of what he learned, but he is keenly aware of what he lost.

Apology from PM under fire already, natives say (OTTAWA) -- As the prime minister gets set to apologize Wednesday for decades of abuse in native residential schools, thousands of former students say they’re still owed compensation.

Delegate says Shirley’s acts hurt Navajo (ARIZONA) -- Federal officials in Washington have heard the charges of mismanagement and wasteful spending being levied by President Joe Shirley Jr. against the Council, Judiciary Committee Chairman Kee Allen Begay said.

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