Saturday, May 30, 2009

This Week from Indian Country Today


Tribes press government to clean up nuclear waste
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Two American Indian tribes say their pleas to have the federal government remove medical, uranium and other radioactive waste from their land near Tuba City have been ignored, and they want it cleaned up.
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Headlines

Report slams BIA Alaska roads program
Yakama Nation man leads anti-immigrant efforts
Budget for museum grows
The past endures in a present-day pow wow
Tribes press government to clean up nuclear waste
Gathering of Nations raises money for education, literacy
Bay Area activists demand protection for Tohono O’odham lands
NCAI leader warns of new breed of ‘Indian fighters’
Retired Coconino County Supervisor Louise Yellowman honored by Navajo Nation Council
Standards of Conduct conference a success, filled to capacity
Support grows for ‘guidance memo’ withdrawal
Man gets 6 years for shooting at tribal officer
Opposition mounts against federal pen near Tucson
Study looks at early Navajo use of smoke signals
Agreement aimed at resolving poultry case dispute
Nez Perce Tribe sets community forum on shootings
Holy Road: ‘He was a true chief’
Proposed casino smoking ban extinguished for the second time
Chickasaw Nation opens unique child development center
Myths and reality
Yakamas: Developers damaging cultural sites
Native Americans being recruited for medical field
Unalachtigo Band of Lenni Lenape seeks acknowledgment
6th annual Construction in Indian Country Conference May 19 – 20
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Lead Editorial

Newcomb: ‘That’s just the way things are. …’
In a recent interview, Indian Country Today reporter Gale Courey Toensing asked John Echohawk, executive director of the Native American Rights Fund, about inherent sovereignty and plenary power. “How does it relate to inherent sovereignty to have another sovereign come and say, ‘We now have this jurisdiction over you? Is anyone challenging Congress’ claim to plenary power over the [Indian] nations?” she asked.
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