Sunday, August 3, 2008

Native News from

San Manuel, Soboba tribes dealing with troubles (CALIFORNIA) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians have each been faced with major crime issues on their reservations in the last two years.

An Indian tribe gets a say in managing the Badlands / U.S. weighs giving control to the Sioux (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- The north end of this national park bustles with roughly a million tourists a year who pull over to view and photograph the majestic canyons, spires and tables, hike the trails and learn about fossils.

Unearthing energy may mean losing some history (COLORADO) -- The dusty documentation of the Anasazi Indians a thousand years ago, from their pit houses and kivas to the observatories from which they charted the heavens, lies thick in the ground near here at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument.

PBS to Air Ken Burns' Documentary About National Parks (CALIFORNIA) -- Public Broadcasting Service announced today that it will air the new Ken Burns documentary series, The National Parks: America's Best Idea, in fall 2009.

Russell: Confessions of a presumed terrorist (INDIANA) -- Too many years ago, I attended my 25th Not High School Reunion in Bristow, Okla. ''Not High School'' because I am a sort of honorary Purple Pirate, having left high school in the ninth grade to join the service and save Saigon from the Viet Cong, who I was convinced would then take Sausalito and Sallisaw.

MORON ALERT: Opinion / It's mea culpa week for the deluded Democrats (OREGON) -- Like altar boys who used to strike their breasts and mutter "mea culpa" ("through my fault") during the beginning of the Latin mass while confessing that they had sinned, Democrats are in full confessional mode, apologizing for every real or imagined sin against a particular group they believe their country once offended.

Residents opposed to three-chief system causing confusion: council (ONTARIO) -- A group of residents who have been organizing informal votes and meetings on the U. S. side of Akwesasne is creating confusion in terms of what's official and what's not, the St. Regis Mohawk council's information officer said.

BIA says it recognizes new Seneca-Cayuga chief (OKLAHOMA) -- The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs says it recognizes the new chief of an Oklahoma-based tribe that has been embroiled in an intertribal dispute.

'Extinct' tribe claims swath of Kootenays / In 1953, Ottawa declared that the Sinixt no longer existed - now descendants are fighting to reclaim their identity (VANCOUVER) -- People claiming to be members of a native band declared extinct 55 years ago are trying to get their land back - but according to the federal government, they don't exist.

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