Thursday, August 28, 2008

28 Aug 2008: Native News from

Obama Wins Nomination; Biden and Bill Clinton Rally Party (DENVER) -- Barack Hussein Obama, a freshman senator who defeated the first family of Democratic Party politics with a call for a fundamentally new course in politics, was nominated by his party today to be the 44th president of the United States.

In Historic Vote, Obama Officially Claims Democratic Nomination (DENVER) -- Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) was formally nominated as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate today, making him the first African American to be placed one step from the White House.

Former President Makes the Case for Obama (DENVER) -- At first, it seemed, it might be all about Bill and yesteryear. The former president strode onto the stage Wednesday night to his old campaign theme song " Don't Stop (thinking about tomorrow)" and bathing in the glow of a standing ovation that went on so long and loud that he had to finally confess "I love this."

Energy issues fuel Schweitzer's convention speech (DENVER) -- John McCain's record on solving the energy crisis is harming America's move to energy independence and probably will cost the country more than 100,000 jobs, Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer told Democratic National Convention delegates Tuesday.

South Dakota singer to perform at Democratic Convention today (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- Robert Moore, South Dakota singer and elected council member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, sings the National Anthem at 4 p.m. Central Standard Time today during the Democratic National Convention at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo.

United Tribes College president speaks (NORTH DAKOTA) -- The president of United Tribes Technical College told delegates to the Democratic National Convention that American Indians are not just another special interest group.

Indians in Denver (DENVER) -- Funny I never noticed this when I was growing up here, but there are Indians all over the place in Denver. Most of them are painted on walls.

Democratic convention plans Native Hawaiian recognition (DENVER) -- It is only one paragraph in the draft of the Democratic Party platform, at the end of a statement about tribal sovereignty and before a section about the United States territories, but it could be meaningful for Native Hawaiians.

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