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• • Border towns should obey Navajo preference law (Independent) 12/26/08

• • Judge blocks cigarette tax... for now (NBC New York) 12/26/08

• • City mulls Tlingit-Haida tax exemption (Juneau Empire) 12/18/08

• • Obama vows Salazar will fulfill trust responsibilities (Indianz.com) 12/18/08

• • State seizes truck filled with smokes (Tulsa World) 12/17/08

• • Snyder says Paterson admitted cigarette tax law is flawed (Buffalo News) 12/16/08

• • Wizipan Garriott named Obama’s First Americans Public Liaison (Indian Country Today) 12/15/08

• • Paterson has 10 days to rule on Indian cigarette taxes (Buffalo News) 12/11/08

• • Wizipan Garriott named Obama's First Americans Public Liaison (Indian Country Today) 12/12/08

Tribal-state rift awaiting new Legislature (Times Record) 12/10/08

• • Judge: Cayugas can't sell tax-free cigarettes (Post-Standard) 12/9/08

• • 8th Circuit rejects Indian double jeopardy claim (Indianz.com) 12/9/08

• • Cayuga Indian Nation seeks court order to resume selling cigarettes in Seneca and Cayuga counties (Post-Standard) 12/2/08

• • Natives hope Obama will be their president, too (IPS News) 11/24/08

• • Obama appoints Native officials to transition team (Missoulian) 11/20/08

• • Sen. Thune asks Bush for $2B in Indian funding (Indianz.com) 11/19/08

• • Blocked from database (Providence Journal) 11/17/08

• • Athens Township drafts 9-1-1 deal for tribe (Battle Creek Enquirer) 11/11/08

• • ‘Now’ hear this: Supreme Court ponders meaning of a word; tribes’ fate at stake (Indian Country Today) 11/7/08

• • Laws reflect changing status of American Indians in U.S. history (News Blaze) 11/6/08

• • Government cooperation at work (San Bernardino County Sun) 11/6/08

• • High court case pits tribes against states (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) 11/3/08

• • City tries to curtail cigarette sales from reservation (New York Times) 10/28/08

• • Great Wolf Lodge owners sue to keep Thurston County from collecting property tax (Olympian) 10/26/08

• • South Dakota court has no jurisdiction in fight with Canadian cigarette makers (Metro News ) 10/23/08

• • The new international tool of justice (Risk Management) 10/22/08

• • Natives claim Palin neglects issues (Anchorage Daily News) 10/19/08

• • Tribal delegate hopes to repair communication (Morning Sentinel) 10/13/08

• • Palin’s opposition to Native rights (Tundra Drums) 10/9/08

• • Where there’s smoke, there’s Bloomberg (New York Times) 10/9/08

• • NYC sues reservation smoke shops over bootlegging (Miami Herald) 9/29/08

• • Tribal governments workshop planned (Stevens Point Journal) 9/24/08

• • Tribe-state tobacco compact at standstill (Tulsa World) 9/22/08

• • Maine tribal-state commission withdraws from state budget process (Indian Country Today) 9/19/08

• • Justice Department refuses to release Indian crime data (Bismarck Tribune) 9/19/08

• • New report highlights cooperative efforts between state, tribes (Great Falls Tribune) 9/13/08

• • GOP platform includes Native-specific language and goals (Indian Country Today) 9/5/08

• • Senecas mounting ad blitz seeking Paterson veto of tobacco tax bill (Buffalo News) 9/3/08

• • Michigan tribe wins gaming rights case (Indianz.com) 9/2/08

• • Tribe says state effort on tax will harm NNY (Watertown Daily Times) 8/26/08

• • Oglala Sioux Tribe and South Dakota come together on commercial code (Stewart County AIC) 8/22/08

• • Senecas fight cigarette tax bill in Albany (Convenience Store News) 8/21/08

• • Nation seeks tax bill veto (Post-Journal) 8/12/08

• • Blame tribal-state breakdown on commission leaders (Bangor Daily News) 7/28/08

• • Congress OKs $2B aid for reservations (Argus Leader) 7/25/08

• • Tribal board's funding restored (Bangor Daily News) 7/22/08

• • Senate Finance hearing on Indian tax policy (Indianz.com) 7/18/08

• • Sovereignty allows tribe exemption (Durango Herald) 7/18/08

• • Senate considers $2B infusion into Indian Country (Indianz.com) 7/15/08

• • Pokagons, pay up (South Bend Tribune) 7/10/08

• • Maine commission launches initiative to heal tribal-state wounds (Indian Country Today) 6/20/08

• • El Paso border fence opposition pushes forward (Las Cruces Sun-News) 6/24/08

• • Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs appoints two (Indian Country Today) 6/23/08

• • Compact delay lets tribe forgo $30-million payment to California (Los Angeles Times) 6/22/08

• • Indian group cancels meeting (Bangor Daily News) 6/14/08

• • Agreement between tribes and state may open up oil tap (The Bismarck Tribune) 6/11/08

• • North Dakota, tribe reach accord on reservation oil taxes (Indian Country Today) 6/9/08

• • Conflict feared in oil-gas rules (Rocky Mountain News) 6/5/08

• • Administration moves to avert a late rules rush (The New York Times) 5/31/08

• • Farm Bill is good to go (Indian Country Today) 5/30/08

• • Violation of Constitution is alleged; County joins suits opposing barrier (El Paso Times) 5/28/08

• • Brown County, Oneidas OK service agreement (Greenbay Press-Gazette) 5/28/08

• • State to seek dismissal of voter ID challenge (KPHO) 5/26/08

• • Hearing depicts BIA as awash in chaos (Billings Gazette) 5/23/08

• • Clinton outlines plans for tribes (Billings Gazette) 5/23/08

• • Obama pledges new era for federal-Indian relations (The Salt Lake Tribune) 5/20/08

• • Farm bill passed by senate includes provisions to benefit Native Americans (United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs) 5/15/08

• • Soboba to sue county sheriff after latest killings by deputies (Indian Country Today) 5/16/08

• • Maliseet denounces state's budget cut (Indian Country Today) 5/9/08

• • Appeals court judge strikes blows against Indian rights (Indianz.com) 5/5/08

• • Severing relations: Penobscot cuts state ties in unprecedented move (Indian Country Today) 5/2/08

• • Regret expressed for treatment of Indians (The Denver Post) 5/1/08

• • Court decision questions governor's deals with tribes (The San Diego Union-Tribune) 4/30/08

• • Native Hawaiians blockade historic palace (CNN) 4/30/08

• • Tribal gamble (Bangor Daily News) 4/30/08

• • Meacham says state moving slowly toward single tobacco tax rate (Tulsa World) 4/29/08

• • Building relationships (Indian Country Today) 4/21/08

• • Endorsing their rights (Indian Country Today) 4/21/08

• • Cherokee Nation tobacco tax to be addressed by Governor (The Muskogee Phoenix) 4/20/08

• • Shendo rakes in Indian cash — but not all of it (The Santa Fe New Mexican) 4/16/08

• • Commissioners approve agreement with tribe (The Norman Transcript) 4/15/08

• • House Resources hearing on five Indian bills (Indianz.com) 4/9/08

• • Salmon recovery: working in unison (The Seattle Times) 4/9/08

• • Clinton says he would commit to Indian Country (Great Falls Tribune) 4/2/08

• • Creek Nation council to mull pact with DEA (Tulsa World) 3/29/08

• • Tribe faces constitutional decisions in May election (Newport News-Times) 3/28/08

• • Nation-county session seen as positive step (The Post-Standard) 3/28/08

• • Sen. McCain releases Native American policy (Indianz.com) 3/20/08

• • Dems reach out to Native Americans (High Country News) 3/13/08

• • USET president gives White House briefing on Indian country (Indian Country Today) 3/7/08

• • State, tribe form emergency response commission (East Valley Tribune) 3/7/08

• • Baucus pushes Indian bonds (Billings Gazette) 3/6/08

• • Tribal-state relations (Bangor Daily News) 3/5/08

• • Tribal donations rise (Tulsa World) 3/2/08

• • Tribal president calls for greater cooperation with Legislature (Indian Country Today) 2/29/08

• • Study of tribal justice good for reservations (Rapid City Journal) 2/28/08

• • Native Americans want committee to bridge gap to state capitol (KTIV) 2/24/08

• • Convention to highlight Indians (The Missoulian) 2/22/08

• • House considers Native American commission (Sioux City Journal) 2/22/08

• • Congress may apologize to American Indians (Diverse) 2/20/08

• • Pueblos in line for capital funds (Santa Fe New Mexican) 2/19/08

• • A Hollow Apology to Indian People (Rexnet) 2/18/08

• • Restore federal trust for Hawaiian Natives (Indian Country Today) 2/15/08

• • Tribe suing WA gov over cigarette sales deal (KGW.com) 2/7/08

• • AG Bruning sues tobacco company (Lincoln Journal Star) 2/6/08

• • Bush seeks to cut vital Indian programs (RezNet News) 2/4/08

• • Obama addresses economics, immigration and Indian sovereignty (Las Cruces Sun-News) 2/1/08

• • Aboriginal leaders welcome apology (CNN) 1/31/08

• • $1B owed in tribal taxes (Capital Newspapers) 1/30/08

• • Tribal interests at stake in national elections (Politicker ME) 1/25/08

• • Sen. Obama addresses Indian issues in Nevada (Indianz.com) 1/23/08

• • A season of neglect for Native people (RezNet News) 1/11/08

• • An Indian Brown v. Board of Education? (Indian Country Today) 1/11/08

• • Fuel-tax deals go to Legislature (The Spokesman-Review) 1/10/08

• • Tribes agree to comply with financial disclosure laws (The Union-Tribune) 1/9/08

• • Native American issues lost in State of State address (The Rapid City Journal) 1/9/08

• • Two tribal leaders reject secession (The Rapid City Journal) 1/8/08

• • U.S. Supreme Court supports Colville Tribes (Colville Tribes) 1/7/08

• • U.S. tribes back Titla’s run for Congress (East Valley Tribune) 1/3/08

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