Saturday, July 10, 2010

This Week from Indian Country Today

Cobell settlement succeeds again in House
WASHINGTON – The $3.4 billion Cobell settlement has now passed the House two times, while the Senate has yet to act.The deal, agreed to by the Obama administration and the Indian plaintiffs in the case, made it through the House late July 1 as part of a war supplemental appropriations bill in Section 5003 of H.R. 4899. It is aimed at rectifying years of alleged royalty mismanagement of Indian interests by the federal government. Read more »

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Headlines

Idaho tribe hopes to save ‘magical’ sturgeon
Northwest educators meet
Cobell settlement succeeds again in House
Confederated Colville Tribes and NRCS welcome spring salmon
Navajo DOJ: Ranch program under investigation
Murder case dropped in 1981 CA tribal slaying
250 still without drinking water on reservation
Viejas ceremonial sanctified burial site to be protected ‘in perpetuity’
Former Maine defense site eyed for wind
Ky. man finds ancient spearhead in cave
Bribery case nets 40-month sentence
Michigan governor disagrees with thought of ‘empty gesture’
CDFI fund awards $10 million to Native groups
Bad luck involves life-threatening surgery
Homeless Native Americans get federal focus
EPA gives approval of Kennecott discharge pipes
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

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Wilkinson: How many of us have Elouise Cobell’s courage?
My mother is tremendously relentless when it comes to doing what’s right. Maybe now she can finally enjoy a normal life again and get something she hasn’t had – rest.”
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