Tuesday, March 31, 2009

31 Mar 2009: Native News from PECHANGA.net


'Frozen River' Draws Mixed Reaction (NEW YORK) -- If the purpose of art is supposed to derive a reaction from its viewer, then "Frozen River" must be considered art.

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.

Indian reporters say they have to work harder for same journalistic rights (WISCONSIN) -- An incident between a Sawyer County deputy and a Native American reporter is shedding light on what may be a hidden struggle that main stream reporters don't have to face. Mike Simonson reports.

Regents admit Churchill essay sparked probe (COLORADO) -- Three former and current University of Colorado regents testified today that they authorized a review of then-Boulder professor Ward Churchill's speeches and writings only to find out whether they were protected under the First Amendment.

White Earth to consider new constitution (MINNESOTA) -- The White Earth Reservation’s government could see the most drastic change since 1934 if a proposed constitution is approved. That constitution is set to be ratified by delegates at the reservation’s final constitutional convention April 3 and 4 at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen.

JODI RAVE: Drawing on history: Conference features competitions in art, Web design (MONTANA) -- On Monday, Nicholas Begay swiftly moved charcoal across white drawing paper, rubbing, drawing and blending the black pigment with skill that captured judges' attention, allowing the art student to nab a first-place finish in a national tribal college drawing competition.

Elouise Cobell: Why Indian Country is disappointed (WASHINGTON, DC) -- As one of the many people in Indian Country, who looked to the Obama administration for change, I am deeply disappointed with what it is saying about our 13-year-old lawsuit over the government's admittedly broken Indian Trust.

AGs air Desert Rock permit concerns (ARIZONA) -- The attorneys general of New York, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Oregon and Vermont have jointly submitted comments to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voicing concerns regarding the proposed issuance of an air quality permit for construction of the Desert Rock power plant.

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