Friday, July 25, 2008

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Soboba lawyer accuses Riverside County Sheriff's Department of negligence in death (CALIFORNIA) -- A lawyer for the Soboba Band of LuiseƱo Indians has accused the Riverside County Sheriff's Department of inadequate training and negligence and of killing a tribal member partly because of his ethnicity.

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.

Problems plague Yakama Nation Land Enterprise (WASHINGTON) -- Problems persist at Yakama Nation Land Enterprise, which oversees the tribe’s RV park and several of its agricultural businesses.

Tribe urges charges against commissioner's spouse (IDAHO) -- Coeur d'Alene tribal police have asked federal authorities to charge the wife of a northern Idaho county commissioner with felony assault on a police officer.

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.

OPP officer posed as journalist during 2007 Mohawk protest (ONTARIO) -- An OPP officer pretended to be a news reporter at a Mohawk protest that prompted the closure of a major rail line and Highway 401 in eastern Ontario during last year's Aboriginal Day of Action, CBC News has learned.

Congress OKs $2B aid for reservations (WASHINGTON, DC) -- A plan to spend an additional $2 billion over the next five years to battle youth gangs and drugs on Indian reservations and improve tribal drinking water systems and health care programs received House approval Thursday and is on its way to President Bush for his signature.

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.

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