Saturday, October 25, 2008

This Week from Indian Country Today

NCAI delegates rally with Phoenix Natives for Obama ’08
PHOENIX – Dozens of delegates from the National Congress of American Indians’ five-day convention took a break from meetings and joined scores of people at Sen. Barack Obama’s Arizona campaign headquarters to participate in a Natives for Obama ’08 rally Oct. 22.
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Headlines

‘Spiritual terrorism’ against indigenous people still occurs, Lutheran pastor says
NIGA acknowledges passage of Native American Heritage Day bill
Earl Devaney: insights on Indian country
Tribes gear up for child welfare provisions
Animas-La Plata water project moves to N.M.
Quapaw Tribe contracts with firm employing disabled people
Ground blessing held near potential drilling site
NAFOA honors two pioneers for their lifetime achievements
Women in Film celebrates indigenous short films
Iron Cloud confident about race for South Dakota House of Representatives seat
White Earth Band is writing a new criminal code
NIGA honors New Mexico tribal leader with John Kieffer Sovereignty Award
Indigenous women confront Columbus Day parade
Mashantuckets, UAW to discuss labor contract under tribal law
Supplier diversity leaders headline speakers at NMSDC conference
Soboba Band facing public scrutiny
Sacred lands returned to Oregon tribes
Issues around a ceremonial bald eagle killing have been taken to the U.S. Supreme Court
BIA keeps surges on Pine Ridge, Standing Rock
Creek Nation hikes minimum wage
‘Sky canoe’: new perspective on the Penobscot River
Top judge’s remarks trigger investigation request from tribe
‘Panoply of concerns’ raised over the latest NIGC regulations
Hogen foresees fears realized in economic downturn
Comprehensive gaming almanac now available

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Opinion

Obama: A full partnership with Indian country
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. Too often, Washington pays lip service to working with tribes while taking a one-size-fits-all approach with tribal communities across the nation.
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