Wednesday, July 9, 2008

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Native women lead (MINNESOTA) -- A couple of hundred years ago women tribal leaders like Melanie Benjamin, of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Karen Diver, of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Erma Vizenor of the White Earth Tribal Council, and Jean Stacy of the Lower Sioux Indian Community might have been in charge of fishing, sugar making or rice production in their respective tribes.

Federal court dismisses Chief logo lawsuit (ILLINOIS) -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Jack Davis, the designer of the Chief Illiniwek logo, against the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.

Tribal Journey Will Test Salish Sea Water Quality (BRITISH COLUMBIA) -- A canoe trip by American Tribes and Canadian First Nations through the Salish Sea this month will be part tradition and part science under a new partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey and tribes of the region.

Tribe joins hog farm dispute (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- The Yankton Sioux Tribe on Monday worked to position itself to have a say in how a controversial hog farrowing farm near the tribal reservation is developed.

U.S. attorney: No truth to Renzi rumor (ARIZONA) -- Arizona's U.S. Attorney Diane Humetewa says she was never pressured by the Bush administration to drop an investigation of Arizona Republican Rep. Rick Renzi, as was rumored shortly after the president nominated her for her post.

Critics accuse Accohannocks of 'false' depiction (DELAWARE) -- Members of the Accohannock Indian Tribe seeking $1.5 million in state Community Development Block Grant funds faced several critics Tuesday who said the group does not accurately interpret indigenous people.

JODI RAVE: Indigenous grandmothers to solicit pope for support (MONTANA) -- Thirteen indigenous grandmothers from around the world will arrive at the Vatican on Wednesday to ask the pope to end more than five centuries of “power and domination” over indigenous people.

Landfill battle flares anew (CALIFORNIA) -- Eleven years into a campaign to thwart plans for a tribe-owned landfill in western Colusa County, supervisors and residents hope to open a second front - going to federal regulators to curb or reshape the project in hopes of protecting water supplies.

Tornado cleanup begins in Rolette County (NORTH DAKOTA) -- Tornado-damaged communities in Rolette County are getting help from scores of volunteers in hauling away parts of their mangled homes, trees and other debris. One man is reported in serious but stable condition with a crushed pelvis after part of his house collapsed on him.

TORNADO: Belcourt’s warning system faces scrutiny (NORTH DAKOTA) -- Martin A. Peltier did everything right when he saw a tornado hurtling toward the house he’d just moved into, those who know him relate.

Supreme Court rejects Window Rock ballot challenge (ARIZONA) -- The Arizona Supreme Court has rejected a Republican candidate's appeal challenging the nominating petitions of an incumbent state senator.

Sen. Hale to be on Ariz. ballot (ARIZONA) -- Albert Hale’s name will be on the ballot in Arizona’s Sept. 2 primary. The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday in Hale’s favor, ruling that signatures that included a post office box and not a street address were valid.

New dairies, feedlots banned on reservation (WASHINGTON) -- Responding to public outcry, Yakama tribal leaders have barred new dairies, feedlots or the expansion of either within the reservation.

Senate panel cuts Bush Yucca budget request (WASHINGTON, DC) -- A Senate spending panel has cut President Bush's 2009 budget request for Yucca Mountain by more than $100 million.

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