Sunday, July 4, 2010

This Week from Indian Country Today

Breaking News
Cobell settlement passes in another House bill
The Cobell settlement passed the House late July 1 as part of a war supplemental appropriations bill. Second House bill to pass with Cobell attached. Senate action will be required for bill to become law. Senate is on recess until July 12. “The Senate will have difficulty ignoring the impact of that vote,” said Dennis Gingold, Indian plaintiffs’ lead lawyer.

Cobell settlement stumbles in Senate
WASHINGTON – Any last-minute hopes that the Cobell settlement could pass the Senate as part of a tax extenders package before the Independence Day congressional recess have proven futile. Read more »

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Samish, Swinomish obtain two islands within territories
Judge: Indian smoke shops ignored shutdown order
Kansas woman seeks to save Potawatomi language
Comanche Nation budget approved
Tribal bonds fall off
Gathering strength through the water
Statues of chiefs and peace park envisioned near Zion
PACT Act stopped temporarily
Frontiersman’s complex identity
Veterans Administration powwow fiasco
Harvard officials defend Kagan on Indian issues
Falling on deaf ears
Veteran’s memorial dedicated on Coeur d’Alene reservation
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


Great Lakes


Vliet: Illegal immigration health care costs affect you

The national spotlight is on Arizona for doing what the federal government and previous governor refused to do regarding an invasion of illegal aliens bankrupting our state. At an August 2009 health care town hall in Phoenix, legislators said that more than half of Arizona’s $4 billion budget deficit was the result of paying for three areas of services to illegal immigrants: education, health care and incarceration. Read more »

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