Monday, January 19, 2009

19 Jan 2009: Native News from

BIA regional director responds to Hopi crisis (ARIZONA) -- Despite charges the Hopi Tribal Council is defunct and is conducting meetings illegally, the regional director for the western agency of the BIA said he’s not aware of any court decision that has declared it illegal.

Oklahomans look to future (WASHINGTON, DC) -- Hundreds of Oklahomans attended a reception Sunday night to help kick off events leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.

A day of change (NORTH DAKOTA) -- National politics never interested Jodi Gillette very much. That changed with the last presidential election, when Barack Obama was elected president.

Idahoans bundle up and head to D.C. for inauguration (IDAHO) -- A number of residents who worked on campaigns for Obama will represent Idaho at the swearing-in ceremony, in the inaugural parade or at one of several balls.

Tribal group heads for inaugural (NORTH DAKOTA) -- A group representing Bismarck's United Tribes Technical College is headed to Washington for the inaugural parade. The college selected about 20 members from its five tribal owners. The tribes are the Standing Rock Sioux, Three Affiliated Tribes, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, the Spirit Lake tribe and Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate.

How President Obama Can Find a 21st Century Agenda in a 19th Century Painting (WASHINGTON, DC) -- It is a coincidence of history, though a powerful one, that our nation’s first African American President is being inaugurated in 2009, the same year as we celebrate the bicentennial of the President who ended the enslavement of African Americans.

SW Floridians traveling to D.C. for inauguration say they look for new beginning with President Obama (FLORIDA) -- Tuesday’s inauguration is all about hope and coming home. Heritage and ancestry aside, Southwest Florida Democrats making the trip for the inauguration say there’s a renewal of the American ideal.

A New Website and a New Day for NATV and Native America (WASHINGTON, DC) -- BREAKING NEWS: As you know, this year's Presidential Inauguration is a historic event, especially for our Native American community and the world.

Kempthorne's legacy may lie in his lesser-known efforts / His success in ending the Klamath River stalemate and protecting parks may outlive his ESA rule changes (WASHINGTON, DC) -- If Dirk Kempthorne gets his name in a history book, it's likely to be for listing the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.

LETTER: Protest modern ‘massacre’ (CONNECTICUT) -- How many times have massacres of Native Americans been preceded by talk of their supposed “savagery” and their obstinate refusal to give up land and waters, so they would live on whatever land was “reserved” for them.

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