Friday, October 31, 2008

30 Oct 2008: Native News from PECHANGA.net


Diaz unhappy with Sycuan (CALIFORNIA) -- In what has become the deepest division in terms of marketable boxers, two-time IBF lightweight champion Julio Diaz is wondering why he's taking on a fighter who will do nothing to help his stock.

'Lavish' Spending Not Found Elsewhere At Smithsonian (WASHINGTON, DC) -- A long-awaited audit of expense reports for Smithsonian museum directors and governing board members is expected to be released later this year, but will not reveal the kinds of excesses found recently among other executives, the institution's inspector general said today.

Aboriginals left behind in education, study shows (CANADA) -- The gap in high-school graduation rates for aboriginals and non-aboriginals has grown in recent years, while the percentage of aboriginal people with a university degree has increased only slightly compared with a massive boom among the general population, new research shows.

B.C. natives take complaint to international group (VANCOUVER) -- A group of B.C. native chiefs hopes to persuade a Washington-based human-rights organization to hear its complaint that Canada has refused to play fair in treaty negotiations concerning a swath of now-private land.

Strip-club bouncer charged in tribal leader's death (CALIFORNIA) -- An employee of a Denver topless bar was charged today with reckless manslaughter in the death of American Indian tribal leader Gabriel Pico.

City: Massive Operation in Indian Reservation Cigarette Sales (NEW YORK) -- Last month the city filed a federal lawsuit against eight of the biggest cigarette dealers on the 50-acre Poospatuck reservation in Mastic, Long Island, where 11.3 million cartons of untaxed cigarettes where sold last year alone.

Native youth voters express interest in electoral process (WASHINGTON, DC) -- At campaign rallies, on Internet message boards and in almost every other avenue available for voter participation, young Indians are out in force this year.

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