Sunday, October 31, 2010

Last Week from Indian Country Today

‘Endorse Declaration as a human rights instrument’
AUGUSTA, Maine – North America’s Regional Representative to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues marked United Nations Day with a presentation to a Maine audience about how indigenous peoples got a seat at the table of the international organization, and the continuing struggle to maintain and advance it.


•Pamunkey Indian Tribe files for federal acknowledgment
•Water rights settlement on hold
•Indian jail to house city inmates
•Cobell turns against Pigford
•EPA awards Oklahoma tribes
•Ed Department awards college improvement grants
•Echo Hawk names deputy bureau director
•NASA awards tribal colleges
•Kagan recuses herself from Indian trust case
•Roundup has Indian village, parades and dancing
•Focus on Native plants and people
•‘Endorse Declaration as a human rights instrument’
•Red Lake approves own wolf management plan
•US says Indians harassed at Christmas tree farm
•A face for the USDA in Indian country
•NARF to celebrate 40 years
•Cherokee Nation excluded from watershed-damage litigation
•NY state legislators support Seneca’s direct payment plan
•NY cigarette tax law stopped
•Jake Swamp dies at 68
•Pendleton Roundup returns events from the past
•Keepseagle earns settlement agreement
•Four corners festivities
•Uranium spill elicits traditional approach
•Mohawk leader Jake Swamp has died


Buchanan: Being a black Indian at a Chickahominy pow wow

I knew as the sweat rolled down my face that I was being watched.

“This is how tribal wars get started,” I said to my friend, Jane.

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