Saturday, September 11, 2010

This Week from Indian Country Today

This week from Indian Country Today

Seattle police slay Native woodcarver and an outraged community is asking, why?
SEATTLE – The police shooting of a talented, aging Native totem carver has sparked anger and outrage in Seattle’s Native community, and beyond. Read more »


•Department of Justice schedules tribal consultation •Shannon County, Pine Ridge move to protect voting rights
•One step closer for Muscogee (Creek) Nation
•My business is your business
•Seattle police slay Native woodcarver and an outraged community is asking, why?
•A Native perspective on ‘Cowboys and Findians’
•NY appeals court halts Indian cigarette tax plan
•Moving forward on child welfare issues
•Success amidst the storm •Off-duty policeman saves choking victim at eatery •Renewable energy and green business were summit focus •Record number turn out for third annual fundraiser •Tribes open fall commercial fishery
•Hitting the fairway every time •Native people more likely to be foreclosed on
•Listening cure
•Judge blocks part of NY tax on tribal cigarettes
•No ‘teachable moment’ after Obama meets with Bloomberg
•Honolulu’s trash woes growing worse
•Oenga case conclusion delayed, again
•Navajo report cites need for discrimination’s demise
•Poarch Band of Creek Indians receives forestry honors
•Sacred site gets respite •Swinomish will host Canoe Journey in 2011
•McCoy resigns as Quil Ceda general manager


Mazzetti: Blame the governor, not the Department of the Interior

In 1988, when Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act two United States senators, John McCain and Daniel Inouye, with prominent Congressman Morris Udall, promised in separate statements in the Congressional Record that if states tried to take advantage of the bill to encroach on tribal sovereignty or to tax tribes, they would be the first to yell foul. Read more »

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