Friday, July 18, 2008

This Week from Indian Country Today

Maine governor restores tribal-state commission funding
AUGUSTA, Maine - The funding that was cut from the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission's budget by the judiciary committee has been restored by the governor.
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Featured Stories

Briggs: UNITY: Journalists of Color makes history
Trimble: Who will lead our 'Cosby' challenge?
Gilbert: Indian kids deserve a fair chance
Indian health and crime amendment passes Senate
Almost empty, where to go
Ontario presents plan of permanent protection
Longest Walk II reaches Washington

Lead Editorial

Women's dance continues to churn strength
Posted: July 18, 2008
Editors Report / Indian Country Today
It is the season of the wild strawberry, the leader of the summer berries. The sacred plant was prayed for and acknowledged by women, who gathered in a springtime shuffle dance in responsibility to the Earth and to life itself.
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Special Focus

Indigenous grandmas nearly kicked out of Vatican
Posted: July 18, 2008
Rob Capriccioso /
ROME - They went to pray. They went to see Pope Benedict XVI on his home turf. They went to ask that he rescind historic church doctrine that played a role in the genocidal onslaught of millions of indigenous people worldwide. more >>

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