Saturday, March 21, 2009

21 Mar 2009: Native News from

Tribes rally for protest (CONNECTICUT) -- Members of the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes are expected to join the Narragansett Indian Tribe of Charlestown, R.I., Saturday in protesting last month's U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting tribal expansion.

Reservation grocery store closes in dispute over tribal fees (WYOMING) -- For 64 years, the Hines Grocery Store has been the place where Ft. Washakie residents bought their groceries. Yesterday morning the store was closed in a dispute over TERO fees.

Governor signs state-tribal collaboration bill (NEW MEXICO) -- Governor Richardson has signed a bill designed to promote cooperation between state government and Indian tribes.

Indian trust fund push renews (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- A five-year effort to pump millions of extra dollars into trust funds for two American Indian tribes has been renewed by South Dakota’s congressional delegation.

Indian leaders suggest improvements to Obama’s budget (WASHINGTON, DC) -- While dramatic spending increases for Indian country exist in President Barack Obama’s first proposed budget, tribal leaders have suggested a number of improvements to his 2010 outline for Indian programs. Their input has already swayed some members of Congress.

Tribe gets $42M in stimulus funds (OKLAHOMA) -- Cherokee Nation officials announced at a March 16 Executive and Finance Committee meeting that the tribe is expected to receive about $42.5 million as part of the $787 billion federal stimulus plan.

Lumbee tribe moves closer to full recognition (NORTH CAROLINA) -- The Lumbee tribe is one step closer now to federal recognition, as a bill moves through Congress that will give them full recognition.

Churchill Critic Tears Into Professor (COLORADO) -- An Arizona law professor who sat on the committee investigating Ward Churchill’s academic work delivered a blistering critique of his work in a Denver courtroom Friday.

Professors defend Ward Churchill's work, claim CU was too harsh (COLORADO) -- Several professors testified Thursday at Ward Churchill's unlawful-termination trial against the University of Colorado that the ousted professor's scholarship was sound and that he was treated unfairly by the school.

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