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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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Obama recognizes interior anniversary 13.3.2009 ICT - National
Obama recognizes interior anniversary
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Hardrock mining in the West: Revising the General Mining Law of 1872 13.3.2009 ICT - National
Part 1 of 2 A new chapter in the saga of exploitation and destruction, wealth and economic opportunity that describes mining in the Americas is now being written in Congress by a representative from the State of West Virginia, a state that has seen more than its share of devastating mining impacts.
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Pueblos ask train passengers not to take photos 10.3.2009 NFIC News Feed
By Phaedra Haywood Santa Fe, New Mexico (AP) 3-09 Passengers on Rail Runner Express commuter trains between Santa Fe and Albuquerque get a different view of the northern New Mexico countryside than motorists on Interstate 25. Villages at Santo Domingo and San Felipe pueblos, for example, aren’t visible from the highway, but Read more... (http://indiancountrynews.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5895&Itemid=33)
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Native spiritual and tribal rights are the focus of legal discussion 10.3.2009 ICT - National
BOULDER, Colo. – In contemporary law, human rights tend to be equated with individual rather than collective rights, and government can interfere with Native spiritual practices by claiming it has a compelling interest in doing so, according to legal experts who gathered for a conference Feb. 27.
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Crow Nation enacts Employment Protection Law 9.3.2009 ICT - National
CROW AGENCY, Mont. – In a move to protect Native and non-Native employees working on the Crow reservation, the late Chief Carl Venne signed the Tribal Workforce Protection Act into law Jan. 28.
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Palermo: Prophets and victims and poor public perceptions 6.3.2009 ICT - Opinion
"The future preservation and prosperity of American Indians will not be decided in the halls of Congress or state legislatures, nor will it be adjudicated within the solemn chambers of the U.S. Supreme Court. It will be decided in the court of public opinion.” – Anthony R. Pico, Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians
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Supreme Court refusal in eagle case may criminalize religious practices 28.2.2009 ICT - National
DENVER – The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the case of a Northern Arapaho man who shot an eagle for use in his tribe’s Sun Dance, and a Colorado attorney long familiar with indigenous religious and sacred sites issues said it is “very frustrating for Indian country to be labeled as criminals for practicing their religions and ceremonies.”
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State officials celebrate Supreme Court ruling 27.2.2009 ICT - National
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Anti-Indian sovereignty state officials are reveling over a U.S. Supreme Court ruling they say is a historic triumph for states’ rights and power over Indian tribes that were federally acknowledged in the last 75 years.
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