Monday, July 28, 2008

This Week from Indian Country Today

New Senate Indian crime bill introduced
WASHINGTON - Piggybacking on the Senate's recent passage of an amendment that provides funds to bolster crime initiatives on reservations, a new policy-focused Indian crime bill has been introduced in Congress.
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Featured Stories

The Navajo Nation casino: first of several to come
Lipan Apache family fights Texas school district's hair length policy
White: Toward indigenous independence
Goldberg and Washburn: Lies, damn lies, and crime statistics
Newcomb: The storytelling tradition of the Supreme Court
Class II gaming decimation feared in wake of Metlakatla decision
Maine town supports Maliseet jurisdiction over housing land

Lead Editorial

Where the power lies
Posted: July 25, 2008
Editors Report / Indian Country Today
The expression that American Indians are organized into tribes is common everyday and legal language. The expression, in part, comes from the Commerce Clause within the U.S. Constitution in which Congress is granted the right to regulate trade with Indian tribes.
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Speacial Focus

Native journalist, leader pushes diversity plan
Posted: July 25, 2008
Rob Capriccioso /
CHICAGO - Karen Lincoln Michel, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, has unveiled a new plan aimed at better diversifying top media management to include more minorities, including American Indians, in the nation's newsrooms. more >>

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