Saturday, June 26, 2010

This Week from Indian Country Today

Cape Wind sued for violating Endangered Species Act
NANTUCKET, Mass. – A renewable energy advocacy group from California and conservation groups from as far away as Texas have partnered with the Alliance to Save Nantucket Sound in a district court lawsuit against the federal agencies that approved the industrial Cape Wind energy factory in Nantucket Sound, an area sacred to the Wampanoag people. Read more »

Headlines

Seneca: Cigarette tax bill is a throwback to ‘termination era’
Cape Wind sued for violating Endangered Species Act
Split appeals court rules against EPA and Navajo concerns
Vermont establishes recognition process for Abenaki bands and tribes
Oenga case going to trial
Mohegan Tribe to complete projects
Two major Native philanthropy groups confer and tour
Keepers of the Peace Powwow
Obama mentions tribes as part of oil spill restoration; chief testifies on mess
Court orders construction halt on Viejas sacred site
Keepseagle deadline extended
Feds approve NY tribe recognition
Tribes prepare for impacts of climate change
Inspirational song shares Eagle Rock story
Pressure builds in Hopi dismissals and disputes
Seminole tribe accused of violating federal laws
NCAI sends Senate cautious Cobell letter
Heritage center’s collaboration saves eagles’ nest
Yankton Sioux Tribe loses land transfer appeal
Tohono O’odham and Inter Tribal Council pass resolutions opposing S.B. 1070
Human rights activist: Tohono O’odham government lacks ‘moral authority’ to oppose S.B. 1070 Interior opposes updated tribal self-governance
Web site for public comment on UN Declaration
Will 100-pound salmon return to Elwha?
Cobell detractors make final push

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Opinion

The passing of an American hero

This week we mourn the passing of an American hero, Clarence Wolf Guts, who was the last surviving Lakota code talker from World War II. He was laid to rest in Black Hills National Cemetery after a traditional Lakota funeral in Wanblee, S.D. June 22. I had the distinct honor of knowing Clarence and was privileged to meet him. With his passing we take a moment to honor and remember the life of a man who contributed not only to the history of South Dakota but also to the history of the United States. Read more »

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