Saturday, September 19, 2009

This Week from Indian Country Today

Obama administration makes new promise on Indian health
WASHINGTON – The nation’s top health official has told Indian country health leaders that the Obama administration believes American Indians deserve special consideration in any national reform to health insurance. Read more »

Headlines

School dress code proves a hardship for US tribe
The land of many welcomes
Puyallup Tribe project uses stimulus funds
EPA and IHS partner to enhance water services for tribes
Holy Road
Interior stalls tribe’s water development
Museum to remove controversial Native American dioramas
Murder in Montana
Holy Road
Study finds increase in AI/AN teen birth rate
Women warriors take on domestic violence and sexual assault
Quick facts and freebies from the American Cancer Society
NIGC issues letter-of-the-law violation to Yakama Nation
Establishing boundaries, protecting citizens
Mankiller named fellow at university
Southeastern tribes share traditions
Holy Road
Holy Road
Chickasaw governor receives NCAIED’s Jay Silverheels Achievement Award
Tribal farmers to Obama: Settle USDA discrimination lawsuit
BIA denies Brothertown federal acknowledgment
Mashantucket chairman ousted amidst $2.3b debt restructuring
Indian group uses modern tools to raise animals
NIGC’s Hogen rejects committee request for technical advisers, document posting
Conservation’s ‘new breed of refugee’ is all too familiar to Indian country

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Opinion

Suagee: Tribal sovereignty and the green energy revolution

On Sept. 8, Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., hosted a briefing for Senate staff on the inclusion of tribal governments in pending bills to deal with the climate crisis and promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. The panel of speakers was coordinated by the National Congress of American Indians and National Tribal Environmental Council, and I was a speaker.

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