Saturday, September 25, 2010

This Week from Indian Country Today


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Black farmers turn away from Cobell, senators respond
WASHINGTON – Important allies are turning their backs to the way Congress is currently considering the Cobell settlement.

Leaders with the National Black Farmers Association are drawing major attention to their desire that a settlement under consideration by Congress involving African-American farmers be considered separately from a settlement on a different case involving Native American trust mismanagement by the federal government. Read more »

Headlines

•Diane Benson makes a run for state office in Alaska
•Black farmers turn away from Cobell, senators respond
•Close elections in Washington state
•Appeals court rules tribe can’t join poultry suit
•Recovery Act project improves crime data reporting and access to law enforcement in Indian country
•Cooperation leads to seizure of marijuana crop on trust land
•Ariz. city files suit to block planned casino
•Authenticity is art show’s intent
•Card room organizers indicted on gambling violations
•‘Far-talking’ broadband network to reach rural Indian country
•One of original Navajo Code Talkers dies in Ariz.
•Honoring the steps of a man
•‘I’ll be the judge of that’
•Will Oglalas be disenfranchised?
•18th-century artifact heading to tribe’s northern NY reservation
•Gila River tribe files lawsuit to block sister tribe’s proposed casino in Glendale, Ariz.
•Oneida files injunction after court approves state cigarette tax
•Obama misstates Cobell case
•Tackling problems and defining solutions
•Father Tom Connolly retires
•Intergovernmental relations thrive and deteriorate in Southern California
•NIGC announces second delay for Class II MICS
•Chester Cayou, respected Swinomish leader
•First hand development of Hawaii culture
•Libraries fight for improvements

Opinion

Monteau: Tribes missing opportunity for thousands of jobs
Tribes, by not enforcing, or having their Tribal Employment Rights Offices enforce Indian preference with regard to any contract for procurement of goods and services purchased by their casino, resort, hotel or retail establishments, are forgoing an opportunity to create thousands of jobs for their people. They are also forgoing the opportunity for training and apprentice positions by not requiring their business entities to adhere to Indian preference. Read more »

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