Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Native News from PECHANGA.net

Russell Means: Lakotah grand jury will not indict (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- Grand juries convened by the Republic of Lakotah on seven reservations in South Dakota will spend several months gathering evidence of alleged abuses against the Lakota people, according to organizer Russell Means.

The Fives: Land of Lakotah not the first to look for a split from the U.S. (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- Talk of secession can be serious business, just ask Russell Means. The recent development with the proclaimed Republic of Lakotah seeking further separation from the Union seems like an unusual step to address some real problems.

Republic of Lakotah investigating tribal corruption (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- The Republic of Lakotah is forming an all-Lakota grand jury to investigate government corruption on South Dakota reservations, according to organizer Russell Means.

B.C. native treaty process has cost $1 billion with little success: report (VANCOUVER) -- More than $1 billion has been poured into negotiating modern-day treaties with B.C. First Nations with little success, says a report released Monday by the Fraser Institute.

Sealaska offers credit protection to shareholders (ALASKA) -- Sealaska Corp. arranged credit protection service for its shareholders after company data was stolen from one of its employees.

Jury rules for RI state trooper in smoke shop suit (RHODE ISLAND) -- A federal jury has rejected a lawsuit accusing a state trooper of using excessive force during a 2003 state police raid on a Narragansett Indian smoke shop.

LNG cuts off flow of money to Maine tribe (MAINE) -- A company that hopes to build a liquefied natural gas terminal on Passamaquoddy tribal land is suspending quarterly payments to the tribe.

Quoddy Bay LNG suspends payments to tribe (MAINE) -- Quoddy Bay LNG, the company that hopes to build a liquefied natural gas terminal on Passamaquoddy tribal land off Route 190, has announced it will suspend temporarily the quarterly payments it has been making to the tribe.

The serene champion of native women's rights (TORONTO) -- Beverley Jacobs has heard all the talk, she's ready for action. The 46-year-old president of the Native Women's Association of Canada – an affiliation of more than a dozen women's groups representing 600,000 native women in this country – kicks off a three-day conference in Yellowknife today with the question, "What are you going to do now?"

Police commission rejects appeal of fired officers in Neil Stonechild case (SASKATCHEWAN) -- The Saskatchewan Police Commission has dismissed the appeals of two Saskatoon officers fired after the freezing death of aboriginal teen Neil Stonechild.

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