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d'Errico: Navajo Nation, known as an ‘Indian tribe’ 16.4.2009 ICT - Opinion
On April 6, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the Navajo Nation any compensation for government actions that allowed Peabody Coal to extract millions of tons of Navajo coal at low rates for 45 years. The decision raises deep issues about the meaning and continuing viability of what is known as the “trust doctrine” in federal Indian law.
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Atcitty: Obama, Native nations and the Supreme Court 16.4.2009 ICT - Opinion
Last week President Obama acknowledged that America has its own legacy of misdeeds to account for – “slavery, segregation, and the past treatment of Native Americans.” Sadly, during the same week, the Supreme Court continued America’s legacy of mistreatment of Native Americans:
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Fort Sill Apaches start paper bingo gaming 16.4.2009 NFIC News Feed
Deming, New Mexico (AP) 4-09 The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma is offering paper bingo at its casino in southern New Mexico, marking the tribe’s latest attempt to establish gaming at the site. The gaming started the evening of April 9 under the watchful eye of state police. Tribal Read more... (http://indiancountrynews.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6215&Itemid=99999999)
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Federal judge finds issues with King William County, Va. reservoir permits 14.4.2009 ICT - National
KING WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. – A federal judge may have pulled the plug, for now, on the construction of a 1,526-acre reservoir proposed near the Mattaponi Indian Reservation in King William County, Va.
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Emery: Native sovereigns, treaties and the constitution 10.4.2009 ICT - Opinion
The source of the sovereignty of Native nations is found in the spirit of our people, stretching back to the dawn of time, when our nations were founded as the original governments of America. Our Native nations are based upon traditions of respect and caring for the people, men and women, elders and children, and a vision for our future generations. We are the first democracies.
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Montana tribes Web site unveiled 2.4.2009 ICT - National
A new Web site about Montana’s Indian tribes that offers hours of video interviews with Native people, learning activities and other resources is now online.
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U.S. Military Funded Mapping Project in Oaxaca: University Geographers Used to Gather Intelligence? 1.4.2009 Upside Down World
War was God's way of teaching Americans geography, once wrote Ambrose Bierce, an American journalist and social critic. Today,...
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Minthorn: Indian country should push for Adam Walsh Act amendment 1.4.2009 ICT - Opinion
The Adam Walsh Act needs to be amended – now.
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Tribes upset over bill to ban smoking at casinos 1.4.2009 NFIC News Feed
By Susan Haigh Hartford, Connecticut (AP) 3-09 The chairman of the Mohegan Tribe said March 25 he’ll take the state of Connecticut to federal court if a bill to limit smoking in the state’s two tribal casinos becomes law. Bruce “Two Dogs” Bozsum said he’ll also withhold the state’s 25 percent share Read more... (http://indiancountrynews.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6063&Itemid=99999999)
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Declaration of the International Conference on Extractive Industries and 31.3.2009 NFIC News Feed
Manila, Philippines 3-09 International Indigenous Conference Issues Declaration on Extractive Industries – Calls for specific action by Governments, Corporations and others March 26, 2009 Manila, Philippines.  The International Conference on Extractive Industries and Indigenous Peoples held in Manila, Philippines March 23-25th issued a strong declaration at the close of the three day meeting.  The conference, Read more... (http://indiancountrynews.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6057&Itemid=99999999)
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The Olympics resister behind No2010.com 30.3.2009 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

Gord Hill is from the Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation on northern Vancouver Island and is the great grandson of George Hunt, a collaborator of pioneering German anthropologist Franz Boas. Gord Hill operates the No2010.com website and works with the Olympics Resistance Network. Am Johal, Chair of the Impact on Communities Coalition, interviewed Hill at Cafe Calabria in Vancouver.

Am Johal: How did you get involved with anti-Olympic organizing?

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Bitter Tears/Sacred Ground: 28.3.2009 NFIC News Feed
Joanne Shenandoah and Michael Bucher Band Together to Honor Native Songwriter Heroes By Sandra Hale Schulman News From Indian Country 3-09 Released on January 20th in time for the inauguration and their performances at Read more... (http://indiancountrynews.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6042&Itemid=106)
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Sustainable Native nations are the life blood 26.3.2009 ICT - Opinion
Since the time before time, Indian nations have been independent, self-governing nations. Our native peoples developed advanced agriculture, green architecture, self-sufficient economies, and managed wide-ranging trade networks. When the United States came to our lands, they found healthy Native communities farming fertile river valleys, hunting teeming lands, and trading across Native nations from the heartland to the coasts.
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Longtime indigenous activists honored by IITC for their work to protect sacred sites 26.3.2009 ICT - National - Southwest
SAN FRANCISCO – On March 7, two longtime indigenous activists, Carrie Dann, Western Shoshone and Manny Pino, Acoma Pueblo, were honored by the International Indian Treaty Council [www.treatycouncil.org] for their lifelong work to protect sacred places. Both received the Human Rights Defenders award during the Indigenous Peoples Struggles to Defend Sacred Places training and symposium at San Francisco State University.
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Longtime indigenous activists honored by IITC for their work to protect sacred sites 26.3.2009 ICT - National
SAN FRANCISCO – On March 7, two longtime indigenous activists, Carrie Dann, Western Shoshone and Manny Pino, Acoma Pueblo, were honored by the International Indian Treaty Council [www.treatycouncil.org] for their lifelong work to protect sacred places. Both received the Human Rights Defenders award during the Indigenous Peoples Struggles to Defend Sacred Places training and symposium at San Francisco State University.
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US/CANADA: Alaskan lake’s fate could echo across continent 24.3.2009 Globalization News
A landmark legal case now before the US Supreme Court holds huge implications for lakes across the continent. Nearly four decades the Clean Water Act was passed to protect waterways from industrial pollution, a proposal by Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp. to dispose of tons of effluent in Alaska's Lower Slate Lake has sparked an international debate.
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USET president: Indian country faces opportunities and opposition 23.3.2009 ICT - National
WASHINGTON – Tribal nations are facing a paradoxical situation, according to Brian Patterson, the president of United South and Eastern Tribes. While opportunities have opened up for tribes to have their voice heard in Congress and the White House, a concerted assault on tribal sovereignty has been unleashed by the courts and states.
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Schaghticoke files 2nd Circuit appeal for acknowledgment restoration 22.3.2009 ICT - National
NEW YORK – The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation is back in court seeking restoration of its federal acknowledgment.
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Blackfeet want remedy for Oliphant v. Suquamish 21.3.2009 ICT - National
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – Willie A. Sharp Jr., chairman of the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council, signed Tribal Resolution No. 98-2009 Jan. 16 that called on Montana’s Congressional Delegation to sponsor a bill to allow Indian tribes, including the Blackfeet Tribe, to remedy Oliphant v. Suquamish, 435 U.S. 191(1978).
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Goldberg: Public Law 280 isn’t the proper economic stimulus for Indian country 20.3.2009 ICT - Opinion
Despite the prosperity tribal gaming has brought to some Native nations over the past 20 years, poverty and unemployment rates remain high on many reservations.
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