Thursday, October 16, 2008

16 Oct 2008: Native News from PECHANGA.net


2 tribal smoke shops raided (OKLAHOMA) -- Oklahoma Tax Commission agents say the stores were selling contraband cigarettes. Oklahoma Tax Commission agents and Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers raided two tribal smoke shops Wednesday in Henryetta for allegedly selling contraband cigarettes.

Smoke shops raided (OKLAHOMA) -- The Oklahoma Tax Commission raided two Indian smoke shops in Henryetta today on grounds they are selling contraband cigarettes.

Benjamin removed; Weyaus appointed / Deposed chief will fight her removal (MINNESOTA) -- Mille Lacs Band Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin was removed from office on Wednesday, Oct. 8, after the Band Assembly voted unanimously for the removal, which occurred around 11 a.m.

Mille Lacs judges uphold Benjamin's ouster (MINNESOTA) -- A Mille Lacs tribal court has upheld the removal of Melanie Benjamin as the band's chief executive. The appellate court of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe agreed that members of the band have exclusive authority to vote Benjamin out of office.

Heard Museum, NCAI partners to hold annual convention (ARIZONA) -- The Heard Museum is partnering with the National Congress of American Indians to hold the welcome reception of NCAI’s 64th annual Convention.

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