Wednesday, October 29, 2008

28 Oct 2008: Native News from

Menominee Indian Finds Key to Success in Contracting (WASHINGTON, DC) -- Every entrepreneur has an inspiration they draw on to make a business journey -- whether that journey is geographical, psychological, or both.

Bennett: Why Minnesota tribes should support Sen. Norm Coleman (MINNESOTA) -- I have been an advocate for tribal issues for over two decades. I have had the privilege of serving as the president of my tribe, the Prairie Island Indian Community, and have also worked on the national level serving as an officer with the National Congress of American Indians and the National Indian Gaming Association.

Judge rules forfeiture of $377,237 in tribal funds (KANSAS) -- A federal judge rules that the Kaweah (kuh-WAY'-uh) Indian Nation must forfeit more than $377,000 in a scheme to defraud immigrants.

Governor Orders Flags Lowered For Hillerman (NEW MEXICO) -- Gov. Bill Richardson said he will order flags around New Mexico to be lowered in honor of author Tony Hillerman, who died in Albuquerque over the weekend.

San Manuel Band donates $1 million toward Havasupai tribe’s flood recovery efforts (CALIFORNIA) -- Today, as the result of a $1 million contribution made by the California-based San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians, the Havasupai Tribe of Arizona announced a comprehensive Economic Recovery Plan to help the Tribe begin to re-build following the devastating August flash floods in the Grand Canyon that wiped out their economic infrastructure.

Tribe to celebrate historic sites (MONTANA) -- The Northern Cheyenne plan to celebrate the recent designation of two historic battlefields as national historic landmarks at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Allen Rowland Gymnasium in Lame Deer.

Regulation of wells goes to tribes (MONTANA) -- Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation will become the nation's first to take the place of the federal government in regulating a type of well associated with oil and natural gas development, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Monday.

Students, staff, Tribal Council turn out for Red Ribbon in Browning (MONTANA) -- Students and supporters of Browning Public School proudly wore red Monday, but they weren't cheering on the high school's Browning Indian's teams.

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