Saturday, November 22, 2008

This Week from Indian Country Today


Top Story

Native veteran raises profile of disability lawsuit
WASHINGTON – Bobby O’Daniel, a member of the Navajo Nation, recently spoke at a press conference highlighting a lawsuit that could impact the lives of American veterans by providing strengthened avenues for disability benefits.
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Headlines

Tribal school offers culturally relevant curriculum
National Native American Heritage Month shines light on proud legacy
Navajo development OK’d but funding stands in way
Severe weather conditions call for action
Federal Bar Association names Mike McBride General Counsel
16 arrested on the Red Lake Indian Reservation
Thirteen scholarship recipients named in Colorado
Arizona governor appoints a Native attorney to oil and gas commission
Mothers of Invention drummer Jimmy Carl Black dies
Maidu Tribe convenes panel on Mercury from the Gold Rush
Delays sought in Black Mesa mine environmental approval process
Native cultures in the spotlight
Inspector General’s report admonishes former NMAI director
NCAI endorses UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
NMAI, Smithsonian keen on accountability
W.K. Kellogg Foundation names award recipients
Cherokee Nation Businesses awarded $60 million in tax credits
Havasupai announce economic recovery plan
Feds dismiss proposed liquefied natural gas terminal on sacred land
Indian education convention highlights message of hope to Indian youth
‘Now’ hear this
AISES scores an ace with 30th annual conference
23 INDN’s List candidates won
Mashantucket-UAW in groundbreaking agreement to negotiate under tribal law
Coal mining may be held hostage to tribal conflict

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Lead Editorial

Trimble: Thanksgiving out among the colonized
A day after Thanksgiving last year, the Omaha World Herald carried a story about the Meskwaki reservation in Tama, Iowa, and feelings about the holiday on the part of some of the tribal people there. Apparently the assignment was to gauge attitudes in light of expressions of resentment in some quarters about the national observance of yet another “colonizing” imposition on Native peoples – Thanksgiving.
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