Friday, July 4, 2008

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The Fives: Incendiary issues in South Dakota's Indian Country (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- Being in the heart of Indian Country, it makes sense that a good chunk of coverage in the Rapid City Journal is dedicated to Native American issues.

Tribal leaders look to launch 'war on suicide' (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- About 100 people participated in a two-day suicide prevention summit Tuesday and Wednesday hosted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe that had an ambitious, but attainable, goal, according to tribal president Rodney Bordeaux.

Tribe Holds Summit On Suicides (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- About 100 people attended a two-day summit in Mission on the high number of suicides on the Rosebud Indian Reservation.

Sheriff, tribal leaders reach agreement on violence (CALIFORNIA) -- The Soboba Band of LuiseƱo Indians and the Riverside County Sheriff's Department have hammered out an agreement intended to ease tensions stemming from the recent shootings of tribal members.

Council OK's human rights panel (ARIZONA) -- The Navajo Nation Council voted unanimously for legislation to establish a Human Rights Commission that will hear and address civil rights violations in reservation border towns.

Judge tosses MOWA suit seeking federal recognition (ALABAMA) -- A federal judge in Mobile this morning dismissed a lawsuit by the MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians that sought to force recognition of its tribe in north Mobile County, foreclosing the possibility of millions of dollars worth of government aid.

Wabanaki Confederacy goes global (MAINE) -- At the end of a weeklong Wabanaki Confederacy conference, the Wabanaki Council of Chiefs passed a historic resolution calling on United Nations nongovernmental organizations, the Human Rights Council and the Organization of American States to intercede on the tribes' behalf against incursions on tribal sovereignty by states and courts.

Tribes Change Gears due to Higher Gas Prices (OKLAHOMA) -- With the cost per gallon of gasoline dancing around $4, Indian tribal members and employees are feeling the pinch this Fourth of July weekend, tribal officials said.

Bill helps WMAT secure loan for new drinking water system (ARIZONA) -- U.S. Senate Assistant Republican leader Jon Kyl today introduced The White Mountain Apache Tribe Rural Water System Loan Authorization Act, which authorizes a federal loan to the tribe for the planning, engineering and design of a dam and reservoir that will be used to provide drinking water to the tribe.

Sunrise Park Resort open for scenic lift rides Friday through Sunday (ARIZONA) -- Summer Scenic Lift Rides to the top of Sunrise Mountain will be operating over the Fourth of July weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sunrise Park Resort, located off state Route 260 west of Greer.

Can this man put a smile on your face? (MICHIGAN) -- Promising to work to put a smile on the face of anyone who wasn't smiling, Joe McCoy was sworn in last night at the new chairman of Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

Choctaw Nation lauded for helping U.S. troops (MISSISSIPPI) -- The Choctaw Nation is among the Department of Defense's 2008 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award recipients.

Smoke drives inland residents west (CALIFORNIA) -- Heat is one thing, smoke is quite another. After several days of wildland-fire-generated smoke, numerous Hoopa Valley residents with compromised respiratory systems are seeking a reprieve and heading for the coast.

Santa Clara and Mescalero tribes granted federal housing funds (NEW MEXICO) -- The Mescalero Apache Tribe and Santa Clara Pueblo will receive a total of $3.11 million in federal grants to improve housing for their residents.

Press groups seek to enter eagle case (WYOMING) -- Press groups in Wyoming and Colorado are seeking to intervene in a federal court case involving a Northern Arapaho man who killed a bald eagle for use in his tribe's Sun Dance.

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