Friday, March 27, 2009

This Week from Indian Country Today

Rosebud woman nominated to lead IHS

WASHINGTON – Rosebud Sioux tribal member Yvette Roubideaux, 46, was nominated March 23 by President Barack Obama to direct the IHS. If confirmed by the Senate, she will become the first American Indian woman to ever lead the agency. Read more »

Headlines

Virtual Indian stamp collection grows

Tribes want policies to help them aid nation’s hydropower needs

USET president: Indian country faces opportunities and opposition

Cobell disappointed with Obama administration

Schaghticoke files 2nd Circuit appeal for acknowledgment restoration

Indian leaders suggest improvements to Obama’s budget

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Lead Editorial

Palermo: Native America is being defined by others
“Of all the things we lost after contact, one of the most important and overlooked was our loss of agency; the ability to speak for ourselves, to say, ‘This is who we are. This is what we believe.’” – Kevin Gover, National Museum of the American Indian
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