Wednesday, November 19, 2008

19 Nov 2008: Native News from PECHANGA.net


Pol wants Suffolk to join smoke shop sales lawsuit (NEW YORK) -- Seeking revenue for Suffolk's cash-strapped coffers, Legis. Louis D'Amaro wants the county to piggyback onto New York City's legal battle against smoke shops on the Poospatuck Indian Reservation in Mastic to recover millions of dollars in lost sales taxes.

MORON ALERT: Native American Cultural month stirs Chief Illiniwek controversy (ILLINOIS) -- The Chief Illiniwek controversy has gained momentum after the Nov. 15 Assembly Hall event featuring a performance of the retired University symbol. Now, some students are questioning what both sides have to say in the ongoing issue.

Tribe wants access to criminal database (RHODE ISLAND) -- The Narragansett Indian tribal police say they want access to the state's criminal database just like every other police department in Rhode Island.

Feds indict 34 in Akwesasne marijuana smuggling case (NEW YORK) -- Federal authorities announced today indictments against 34 people for smuggling marijuana through the Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation from Canada into the US.

National chief tours mould-plagued native school, demands action by Ottawa (NEW BRUNSWICK) -- It's been about a year since mould closed the Tobique First Nation's Mah-Sos School, but now parents are demanding action so their children can resume their education in a proper environment.

BRENDA NORRELL: Spy drones over the border (ARIZONA) -- The bad news is that the Border Patrol has four drones flying out of Fort Huachuca over the US/Mexico border for surveillance.

Salazar for Interior is all talk, so far (WASHINGTON, DC) -- Speculation about Sen. Ken Salazar as interior secretary in the Obama administration appears to be just that.

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