Friday, January 23, 2009

This Week from Indian Country Today

Witnessing history
WASHINGTON – Thousands of American Indians descended on Capital City to witness the historic inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States.
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Larry EchoHawk being vetted as Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs
Tribal officials tell ICT that lawyer Larry EchoHawk is being vetted as assistant secretary of Indian affairs. He was the first Native American elected to a constitutional statewide office, serving as Idaho attorney general from 1991 to 1995. Some tribes opposing. More details soon.


LaDonna Harris honored for lifetime political achievement
High court petitioned to protect sacredness, environmental integrity of San Francisco Peaks
Russell Means participating in Schaghticoke Tribal Nation rally
Indian country lets Senate know why economic recovery money is needed
Canadian chiefs deliver warning to Obama’s transition team
NMAI highlights chiefs’ 1905 inauguration visit


Great Lakes

Lead Editorial

Trimble: Indian country: The 51st state?

In an online article, Mark Charles proposed the concept for a 51st state representing Indian country in the U.S. Congress. It is an interesting concept that has been considered before, as far back as the late 1800s when the leaders of the Five Civilized Tribes in Oklahoma proposed that “Indian Territory” be named the state of Sequoia. Read more »

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