Saturday, August 16, 2008

This Week from Indian Country Today

Reactions to Cobell decision range from trauma and rejection to hope
Jerry Reynolds / Indian Country Today
WASHINGTON - In 1982, Rebecca Adamson walked across a parking lot in Mount Pleasant, Mich., with Arnold J. Sowmick, the late, great leader of the Saginaw Chippewa. Then in her second year of a 25-year tenure as founder and president of First Nations Development Institute, Adamson had been called to Michigan to assess the potential for expanding the tribe's wood pallet production business into a pre-fabricated housing construction operation.
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Featured Stories

Undated American Indian skeleton to be repatriated
Hannah Duston, Passaconaway bobbleheads criticized
Cranbrook to give bones to Little Traverse Bay Band
Mary Kim Titla delivers message to Native youth
Three tribes collaborate for economic summit
Court: Entrepreneur Deni Leonard used indigenous Canadian energy contacts to defraud investors
Mashantucket labor dispute heads toward court

Lead Editorial

Immigration issue sparks American racism
Posted: August 15, 2008
Editors Report / Indian Country Today
Perhaps the flare-up of the immigration issue started out more legitimately. Certainly there are serious problems with waves of hundreds of thousands of people entering any country illegally. But like the head of a monstrous snake coming out of a thorny bush, the issue has grown its own nasty viper. Immigration has become the new magnet of American racism.
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Special Focus

Hundreds mourn passing of Golden Hill Paugussett chief
Posted: August 15, 2008
Gale Courey Toensing / Indian Country Today
TRUMBULL, Conn. - More than 200 people attended a traditional mourning walk Aug. 7 for Chief Big Eagle, the hereditary chief of the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe. Big Eagle, known also as Aurelius Piper Sr., died Aug. 3 at one of the tribe's two reservations - the tiny one-quarter-acre reservation in Trumbull. He was 92. more >>

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