Friday, October 24, 2008

24 Oct 2008: Native News from PECHANGA.net


Havasupai Tribe working on flood recovery; Calif. Indians donate $1 million (ARIZONA) -- The Havasupai Tribe, hit by flooding that shut down the lifeline of the community, is eager to have visitors return to its reservation deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon.

AFN meddling blamed for exit of commission's chairman (OTTAWA) -- Harry LaForme quit the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission over interference from the Assembly of First Nations, commission counsel Owen Young, speaking on Judge LaForme's behalf, said yesterday.

Coin toss could decide who takes state case to high court (RHODE ISLAND) -- A leading constitutional scholar said yesterday that only “childish and selfish” reasons would prevent former U.S. Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson from being chosen to argue for the state in an Indian land case set to go before the nation’s high court Nov. 3.

South Dakota court has no jurisdiction in fight with Canadian cigarette makers (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- South Dakota's court system has no jurisdiction over the state's fight to force a Canadian native cigarette manufacturer make payments under a settlement with tobacco companies, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

McCain and Obama deliver video messages to NCAI (ARIZONA) -- With just two weeks before the November 4 presidential election, John McCain and Barack Obama made an appeal to Indian voters on Tuesday as they head into final stretch of the campaign.

Obama: A full partnership with Indian country (WASHINGTON, DC) -- For 20 months now, I’ve traveled this country, often talking about how the needs of the American people are going unmet by Washington. And the truth is, few have been ignored by Washington for as long as American Indians.

Diné showing high interest in Obama, McCain (ARIZONA) -- For the past three decades Navajos have come out in massive numbers to vote in presidential elections but it's nothing compared to this election.

BLOG: Why Isn’t McCain Visiting Indian Country? (USA) -- Al Franken, the comedian cum Minnesota politician, visited the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Red Lake Band of Chippewa and the White Earth Band of Ojibwe on Sunday, October 19.

Obama's Native Vote Director Takes Stand (WASHINGTON, DC) -- Much like the dog soldiers of his people, the Rosebud Lakota, Wizipan Garriott has planted his staff and doesn't plan to budge - at least not until the end of the election.

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