Saturday, August 30, 2008

29 Aug 2008: Native News from

CDC: Twelve Percent Of Native American Deaths Alcohol Related (WASHINGTON, DC) -- Almost 12 percent of deaths among American Indians are alcohol-related, more than three times the rate in the general U.S. population, a federal survey has found.

Native American Battle Plan with Alcoholism (NORTH DAKOTA) -- Alcohol kills thousands of people every year, through things like car crashes and liver disease. A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds Native Americans are four times more likely than the rest of the population to suffer an alcohol-related death.

Alcohol's deadly toll on Indians in U.S. and Oklahoma (OKLAHOMA) -- To Caron Yellowfish, it's no surprise that nearly 12 percent of all deaths among American Indians are alcohol-related, which is what figures contained in a new study from the Centers for Disease Control show.

Wealth of tribes factor in U.S. presidential politics (USA) -- Wealth means political influence in the United States, and the new wealth coming in from the gaming industry is making some tribes wealthy.

Caucus leaves attack on GOP lobbying to states (DENVER) -- Members of the Democratic National Committee's Native American caucus have backed off plans to directly call for condemnation of the Republican Party and Sen. John McCain over issues related to lobbying. The fight, instead, will be left to state party officials.

American Indian Vote Will Be a Factor in Several Swing States (USA) -- Across the center of the United States, from the Great Plains to the Rocky Mountains, efforts are under way to register and educate American Indian voters for the November general election.

Kickin' it in the blogosphere (DENVER) -- When I took a job with the Navajo Times four years ago, I figured I'd spend most of my time bumping around dirt roads in my pickup truck.

Honoring the Code (DENVER) -- The Democratic National Convention is historic because for the first time, an African American candidate received a major party nomination to run for president of the United States.

Tallbear: 'Exceptionalism' narrative doesn't jive (CALIFORNIA) -- On May 19 at Crow Agency, Mont., Barack Obama received a Crow name that translates as ''One who helps people throughout the land'' [Indian Country Today, Vol. 27, Iss. 51]. He then committed, if president, to fulfill tribal treaty obligations: a fitting promise for a candidate who has the ''audacity of hope.''

Indians hold special hopes for Obama (DENVER) -- On the day when Sen. Barack Obama would formally accept his party's nomination, many tribal members said their pride was overflowing - and not just because the senator from Illinois is the first person of color who's managed to become a serious contender for the world's top position.

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