Saturday, October 31, 2009

This Week from Indian Country Today

Obama meeting exclusion insults state recognized tribes
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – The White House announcement that President Barack Obama and tribal leaders will meet in early November was greeted with elation at the National Congress of American Indians annual conference, but that happiness soon turned to disappointment for representatives of state-recognized tribes who learned they would be excluded from the historic event. Read more »

Peltier supporters to seek clemency during White House meeting

WASHINGTON – Leonard Peltier supporters will seek clemency for the imprisoned American Indian Movement activist during a historic meeting between President Barack Obama and hundreds of tribal leaders of federally recognized nations. Read more »

Headlines

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe commissions economic impact study
Akwesasne Mohawk retrieve Olympic Flame from Greece
Apaches request Interior NAGPRA review
Elephant of Indian racism discussed
Obama meeting exclusion insults state recognized tribes
Navajo Nation suspends president
Indian country philanthropy yields $284,000 plus for elders, embassy
MT tribe says politics won’t hurt recognition bid
Blackfeet Tribe launches new Web site
Help Cheyenne River Youth Project bring joy to children this Christmas
A lengthy legal battle lands in tribal court
Judge: Unkechaug meets tribal sovereignty, immunity criteria
Keybank and Raymond James partner on affordable housing for Tulalip Reservation
Holy Road
Tribe needs nuclear waste solution
Tribes honored for preserving Okla. battlefield
Coquille Tribe harvesting organic cranberries
Indian health bill gains steam, again
Jefferson Keel elected NCAI president
Redskins litigants win support from psychologists, justice advocates
2nd Circuit denies Schaghticoke political influence appeal
Pressure mounts for Obama to settle Indian farmer case
Experts: Justice grants not a long-term solution to ending violence
Holy Road
Jana will be Goodwill Ambassador for TIMOTCA

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Opinion

Wildcat: The climate is changing. … and it better

In a little less than three weeks, from Nov. 18 – 21, at the Mystic Lake Casino and Resort of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux, Winona LaDuke and I will convene the second Native Peoples Native Homelands Workshop. Only 11 years ago, in the fall of 1998, the first Native Peoples Native Homelands Climate Change Workshop was convened in Albuquerque as the first U.S. National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change was being developed. Read more »

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