Sunday, June 29, 2008

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Wisconsin Oneidas to seek land into trust (WISCONSIN) -- Where do the Oneidas of Wisconsin fit into the Department of Interior's decision to place 13,004 acres of land into trust for their fellow Oneidas in New York, the Oneida Indian Nation?

Beer traffic blockade planned (NEBRASKA) -- For a third straight year, activists will try to set up a blockade Saturday to halt the flow of alcohol from the Nebraska border town of Whiteclay to the officially dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

9th Circuit ruling in Shoshone-Bannock case (IDAHO) -- The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling today in a dispute between the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho and the world's largest producer of phosphorous.

Democrat senators meet with tribal leaders to discuss Indian legislation / Vice President Ben Shelly advocates for Navajo inclusion in Congressional legislation (WASHINGTON, DC) -- A call to put pressure on the House of Representatives to take up the Indian Health Care Improvement Act was made June 18 at the U.S. Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee meeting at the Capitol.

Indian Health Care System Deemed Inadequate by Kansas Tribe (KANSAS) -- Native Americans are experiencing health disparities at an increasing rate, according to members of the Kickapoo Tribe of Indians, due to the lack of Federal assistance health care money available through the Indian Health Care System.

North Dakota Supreme Court rejects ICWA ruling (NORTH DAKOTA) -- The North Dakota Supreme Court on Thursday refused to apply the Indian Child Welfare Act in a case involving a child who is eligible for membership in the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.

Traditional celebration marks end of inter-tribal meetings on Indian Island (MAINE) -- Wrapping up a week of inter-tribal meetings on Indian Island, the Penobscot Nation hosted a spirited weekend powwow, open to the public - the first of what is expected to become a yearly cultural celebration on the reservation near Old Town.

Tribal decree stresses sovereignty (MAINE) -- The chiefs of more than 40 tribes from across Canada and New England attending a conference here this week passed a resolution stressing their right to self-governance.

Rising fuel prices hit Navajo residents hard (NEW MEXICO) -- Rising fuel costs have put the gas station in this roadside community in high demand. Located shy of two miles from the Navajo Nation border, the Conoco station is one of the last stops on the sometimes lonely strip of highway near the Hogback rock formation.

Shirley: Stay away from Navajo AG (NEW MEXICO) -- The Navajo Nation Council is set to meet for a special session on Monday when it will consider removing Louis Denetsosie as the nation’s attorney general.

Whalers' proposed sentence: 60 days in federal prison (WASHINGTON) -- Federal prosecutors will seek 60-day prison sentences for two Makah men convicted of plotting to kill and killing a whale when they appear Monday in U.S. District Court.

Board to discuss alternatives to 'squaw' for Umatilla sites (OREGON) -- The word's been spoken for centuries. European settlers first heard it leaving the lips of the Algonquian people of eastern North America, who used it to mean "woman." The settlers soon put their own spin on it, changing it to mean "native woman."

Everglades of past now out of reach? (FLORIDA) -- Four months ago, a pair of Gov. Charlie Crist's aides met with Earthjustice attorney David Guest to talk to him about his successful lawsuit against U.S. Sugar Corp. for polluting Lake Okeechobee.

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