Friday, July 25, 2008

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Prisons poisoning natives (ALBERTA) -- On the walls of Jonathan Napoose's family home are portraits of Jesus Christ and embroideries of the Last Supper, vestiges of the Catholic upbringing he received from his mother.

Tribe to hold public forum (CALIFORNIA) -- The Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians will hold a forum next month to discuss issues surrounding an old federal law that gives six states latitude with law enforcement on Indian reservations.

Family sues BIA over Browning freezing death (MONTANA) -- At 2 a.m. on a February morning a year ago, with the temperature at 3 degrees, Bureau of Indian Affairs jailers released William West Wolf onto the streets of Browning — a decision his family said amounted to a death sentence.

NPR: Bill Bolsters Tribal Power To Prosecute Rape Cases (WASHINGTON, DC) -- Native American women are far more likely to be raped than other women — and tribal officials say many incidents on reservations across the country go unreported and uninvestigated, NPR's Laura Sullivan reported a year ago on All Things Considered.

Denogean: 60 years ago in Ariz., Indians won right to vote (ARIZONA) -- When Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian famous for helping raise the flag at Iwo Jima, returned to Arizona after World War II, he couldn't vote.

Deals made in case involving unrecognized tribe (KANSAS) -- With trial just days away, many defendants in the federal case involving a Kansas group that claims to be an American Indian tribe are making deals with prosecutors.

Delegate cites in-fighting, poor AYP results as reason for action (ARIZONA) -- The Navajo Nation Council basically ended a power struggle between the Education Committee and the Board of Education Wednesday by stripping the board of most of its power and delegating it to the committee.

Scholar pushes for more American Indians as professors (OKLAHOMA) -- The recipient of a doctoral scholarship designed to increase faculty and student diversity in business colleges says he wants to boost the number of American Indians teaching in Oklahoma business colleges.

Universities launch effort to debunk Native stereotypes (ALASKA) -- A university program that aims to get students talking about touchy subjects will spend the coming school year dispelling myths about Alaska Natives.

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