Friday, January 16, 2009

This Week from Indian Country Today

Canadian chiefs deliver warning to Obama’s transition team
WASHINGTON – Several chiefs from Canada’s First Nations recently traveled to the nation’s capital to meet with members of President Barack Obama’s transition team. Their main objective was to get the new president to apply international pressure on the Canadian government to share oil resource wealth with the indigenous people of Canada. “Today, we are here to deliver a message to the U.S. government and President-elect Obama,” Glenn Hudson, chief of the Peguis First Nation and spokesman for the seven First Nations of Treaty One, said at a National Press Club event.
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Senators urge Obama to fund tribal initiatives
CITGO’s home heating oil program continues
Persistence pays off for Alaskan dance group
Groups press for tribe-friendly renewable energy policies
Indigenous anti-mining protests hit Ecuador
Judge blocks cigarette tax law
The Pow Wow that almost wasn’t …

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Mills: Honor each other through service and action
Even before they take office, President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden have launched their Renew America Together initiative, calling on Americans of all ages to participate in community service. They have asked us to come together on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and celebrate it as a National Day of Service.
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