Monday, March 30, 2009

30 Mar 2009: Native News from

Hagan supports recognition of Lumbees (NORTH CAROLINA) -- A U.S. senator from North Carolina is drawing fire from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians for throwing her support behind a plan that would give full federal recognition to Lumbee Indians in the eastern part of the state.

State moves to purge offense place names (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- A Pine Ridge man wanting to honor a promise to a friend is celebrating the passage of legislation that will continue efforts made in 2001 to remove derogatory names from geological sites and landmarks statewide.

Report: Refund loans costly to many Indians (NEBRASKA) -- Six U.S. counties with American Indian reservations -- including Thurston County in Nebraska -- ranked highest in the nation for the percentage of taxpayers who claimed a federal income tax credit for low-income workers but who lost part of the benefit to costly refund anticipation loans, a children's advocacy group said.

A new tribal constitution? (MINNESOTA) -- The White Earth Reservation’s government could see the most drastic change since 1934 if a proposed constitution is approved.

Tribes want more time to develop ID cards for use at the Canadian border (WASHINGTON) -- Local American Indians say they shouldn't be forced to comply when new passport requirements go into effect on June 1 along the U.S. border with Canada.

Tulalip tribe developing own ID to cross border (WASHINGTON) -- The Tulalip Tribes are working to create their own identification cards Indians could use to cross the Canadian border when the passport requirement takes effect June 1.

Moment for Crow seen as crucial (MONTANA) -- To many members of the Crow Nation, that was the most important factor in Saturday's primary election for a new tribal chairman.

Black Eagle, Not Afraid advance in election (MONTANA) -- Cedric Black Eagle, interim chairman of the Crow Tribe, received more than 60 percent of the votes in Saturday's primary election, to win one of two spots on the ballot in the tribe's upcoming April 18 general election for tribal chairman.

Tribal leader sees Adelstein appointment as plus for tribes (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- The nomination of Rapid City native Jonathan Adelstein to head the federal Rural Utilities Service could help bring important improvements in computer services to isolated Native American reservations, a tribal leader said Thursday.

A vision for better Native health care (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- Fred Koebrick’s first job with the Indian Health Service was as a technician in the acquisitions office. Twenty-three years later, the 45-year-old Oklahoma native has been named the chief executive officer in charge of the Rapid City IHS service unit at Sioux San Hospital.

Changes come to Sioux San's sweat lodge policy (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- Sweat lodges on the grounds at Sioux San Hospital are as much a part of Native American clients' healing as the prescribed medical therapies administered.

Crimes against Natives spur community meeting (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- Concerned citizens from myriad cultural backgrounds filled a meeting room Sunday night at Woyatan Lutheran Church in Rapid City to share experiences with racism and search for solutions.

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