Saturday, September 13, 2008

13 Sep 2008: Native News from

Ousted leaders remain in charge (OKLAHOMA) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs says it still recognizes the Apache Tribe's chairman and vice chairman, even though tribal members voted to recall the pair.

Interior Dept. sloppiness costs U.S. billions (WASHINGTON, DC) -- The sex and drugs scandal revealed earlier this week at the Interior Department may be just the start.

Akwesasne business co-op opposes state tax plan (NEW YORK) -- A cooperative of businesses on the St. Regis reservation calls a state proposal to tax their tobacco sales "a direct, discriminatory attack on the Mohawk people."

Alaska lawmakers vote to subpoena Todd Palin (ALASKA) -- The abuse of power investigation against Sarah Palin, Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate, took a potentially ominous turn for her party on Friday when state lawmakers voted to subpoena her husband.

AK Judiciary Committee Votes to Authorize Subpoenas in Trooper-Gate, Including for Todd Palin (ALASKA) -- The Alaska Senate Judiciary Committee voted today to authorize Trooper-Gate projector director Hollis French (D) to issue subpoenas requested by investigator Stephen Branchflower. The subpoenas are part of the continuing investigation of Gov. Sarah Palin, and include a subpoena for the testimony of the First Gentleman, Todd Palin.

Palin staff may fight Troopergate subpoenas (ALASKA) -- Gov. Sarah Palin's administration is threatening to block any subpoenas by the Alaska Legislature as it investigates whether she abused her authority in trying to have her former brother-in-law fired as a state trooper.

Panel Votes to Subpoena Palin's Husband, Staff in Trooper Probe (ALASKA) -- A bipartisan Alaska legislative panel voted to subpoena Gov. Sarah Palin's husband in a probe into whether she improperly tried to fire a state trooper involved in a divorce with her sister.

TROOPERGATE: Palin adviser warned that firing raised 'grave' concern (ALASKA) -- A former ethics adviser to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin warned in July that firing her public safety commissioner would become a "grave concern" for her administration.

Palin: Okay! Okay! I Didn't Quite Say "Thanks, But No Thanks," Alright? (ALASKA) -- In the newest installment of Charlie Gibson's interview with Sarah Palin, airing tonight, she was pressed to explain her frequent claim that she said "thanks, but no thanks" to the Bridge to Nowhere," and appeared to concede that, well, she hadn't quite said that...

Council fails to override 3 vetoes by Shirley (ARIZONA) -- The Navajo Nation Council failed to override all three of President Joe Shirley Jr.'s vetoes that went before them today, Sept. 11.

Journalist explores history of reservation’s border towns (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- The border between Nebraska and the Pine Ridge Reservation, marked with only a sign, has been a battleground in more ways than one since the area was first settled and the reservation established.

GOP's Brown says governor should welcome investigation of alleged vote tampering (MONTANA) -- If Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer truly was joking and didn’t tamper with the November 2006 election as he implied in a speech, he should welcome an attorney general’s investigation, Republican gubernatorial candidate Roy Brown said Friday.

Schweitzer speech meant as satire, attendee says (MONTANA) -- A Great Falls man who was in the audience this summer when Gov. Brian Schweitzer delivered a now-criticized speech insinuating Democratic voter fraud said Friday that the governor was obviously telling a satirical “tall tale” and no one watching that day thought otherwise.

MASCOTS: Goetz says he wants to speed up timeline for nickname resolution (NORTH DAKOTA) -- North Dakota University System Chancellor William Goetz said the process of seeking an agreement over the use of UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname and logo continues with no resolution in sight.

Tribe shares heritage in weekend celebration (WASHINGTON) -- While its name may bring to mind gaming, The Mill Casino-Hotel’s upcoming Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration isn’t about hitting the slots.

Tribal members to race in canoes (WASHINGTON) -- The Coquille Indian Tribe is inviting spectators to watch the Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration canoe race. But the racing is meant for tribal members only.

San Marcos Man Dupes Immigrants with Tribal Memberships (CALIFORNIA) -- A San Marcos man who duped illegal immigrants into buying bogus memberships in an Indian tribe by claiming it would give them legal access across the Mexican border was sentenced Thursday to probation and 20 days of public service.

BIA releases shooting details (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs has released the name of an officer who was shot while serving as part of a surge in law enforcement officers on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

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