Saturday, November 27, 2010

This Week from Indian Country Today


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White house confirms support of ‘clean Carcieri fix’
WASHINGTON – The White House has reiterated its support for a “Carcieri fix” – legislation confirming the federal government’s authority to take Indian land into trust for general purposes, while the Interior Department has distanced itself from a senator’s proposal that would virtually eliminate off reservation trust land for gaming.

Headlines

•Salgado admits to bribes
•White house confirms support of ‘clean Carcieri fix’
•Domestic crimes yield hefty penalties
•Senate, tribes achieve water rights settlements
•Kona Hula Halau pays tribute to the goddesses Pele and Hi’iakaikapoliopele
•Bay Mills’ off reservation casino sparks tribal, state opposition
•Navajo Marine home for Thanksgiving
•Stockbridge-Munsee Community closer to land in trust
•Special Diabetes Program for Indians shows successful results
•Honored for commitment to help Native communities
•Senate passes Cobell; all eyes on House
•Public apology to Natives overdue
•Dr. Deanna Francis, Passamaquoddy, has died
•Obama prepares for second tribal summit
•Thanksgiving symbolizes Native generosity and kindness
•Shirley discourages firing Navajo AG, chief justice
•Contest designed to inspire sense of honor and dignity
•Second tribal meeting announced at NCAI
•Pine Ridge election proceeds smoothly
•Fox News gets Sitting Bull history wrong
•Making the promise real: ACLU looks at justice in Indian country
•Alaska Senate race controversies continue
•Close watch on salmon spawning may predict 2011 fishing season’s success
•In Washington state, two wins, two losses
•Indian beauty contests at Pendleton Roundup

Opinion

Taliman: United States cannot be the only country opposing indigenous rights

When Canada endorsed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples recently, it created a groundswell of hope in Indian country, and put more pressure on the United States to step up soon.

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