Saturday, February 28, 2009

28 Feb 2009: Native News from

Obama proposes first federal budget (WASHINGTON, DC) -- President Barack Obama proposed his first federal budget on Thursday, promising increases for Indian education, law enforcement and health care.

Congressman Rehberg joins House Native American Caucus (WASHINGTON, DC) -- Montana's Congressman, Denny Rehberg, has joined the House Native American Caucus to help educate Congress on the issues affecting Native Americans in Montana and throughout the nation.

Sentencing circles for aboriginals: Good justice? (CANADA) -- Barry Stuart wishes he had never called them "sentencing circles." The former Yukon judge was the first in Canada to implement the controversial practice, initially in the landmark 1992 case, R. v. Moses.

Question of citizenship / Area man says Indian identity stolen (OKLAHOMA) -- In the summer of 1983, Ron Graham became what he calls "a documents person." The Okmulgee resident wanted to apply for citizenship in the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. After going to the registration counter and giving his father's name, Graham waited for a reply.

Morongo Band Opens New Operations HQ (CALIFORNIA) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians opened the doors to its new administrative complex on the Indian reservation near Cabazon.

Morongo tribe opens credit union (CALIFORNIA) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has opened First Californian credit union on the reservation.

Morongo Band of Mission Indians opens new headquarters (CALIFORNIA) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has a new headquarters. The tribe opened a 67,000-square-foot administration complex and 8,700-square-foot tribal meeting hall earlier this month. Opening ceremonies were scheduled to be held Friday.

Morongo celebrates new $25M office site (CALIFORNIA) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians on Friday celebrated the diversity of its business interests and its ability to provide service to tribal members with the grand opening of its new administration complex.

Security vs. sovereignty / Border requirements trample on the rights of Indian nations. (WASHINGTON) -- Two hours north of his home on the Tulalip Indian Reservation in Washington state, Les Parks was stopped at the U.S.-Canada border.

Geronimo fight turns into family feud (NEW MEXICO) -- A second Mescalero family, also claiming to be descendants of the legendary Geronimo, plans to oppose an attempt to repatriate the Apache warrior's remains to New Mexico.

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