Friday, March 6, 2009

This Week from Indian Country Today

President’s budget dramatically increases money to Indian country

WASHINGTON – Dramatic spending increases in President Barack Obama’s first proposed budget extend to several Indian country programs in the areas of health, law enforcement and education. Read more »

Headlines

Tight deadlines for tribal housing money
U.S. Forest Service attempting to regulate gathering of plant materials
Remembering Geronimo 100 years after his death
Apache warrior honored by Congress
Interim leader files for Crow chairmanship
Three Native designers featured during Fashion Week
American Indian activist Robideau dies at 61
Supreme Court refusal in eagle case may criminalize religious practices
Narragansetts to seek congressional remedy to Carcieri
Supreme Court upends tribal and federal understandings of IRA
Wisconsin bill requires Indian logo investigations
SCIA leadership changes
NCAI delivers State of Indian Nations; 2010 budget request
Salazar appears before SCIA
State officials celebrate Supreme Court ruling
Ruling may not block tribal land buys in Minnesota
RES 2009 goes green and global
Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians chairman appointed to NMAI board
Ho-Chunk man wins World Champion Hoop Dance title
NCAI launches tribal economic stimulus Web site
Navajo Council delegates attend American Indian Day at New Mexico State Legislature
Western Shoshone activist urges attention to mining’s destruction of tribal heritage
Pascua Yaqui Tribe meets with White House officials
A new generation of Southern Ute tribal leadership

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Lead Editorial

Hall: Creating the tools for success
Today, our nation faces a great challenge – the biggest global financial crisis of our lifetime. We are knee deep in depression-era levels of unemployment, bank closures, home foreclosures and auto bailouts. Indian country has not been spared either, whether in lost casino revenues, sudden restrictions on our credit, or watching our tribal investment funds plummet. And while this economic crisis is not of his making, President Barack Obama realizes that it is his to solve.
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