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Arthur Manuel's books should be mandatory reading for all Canadians 13.12.2017 - News for the rest of us
Doreen Nicoll "The loss of our lands has been the precise cause of our impoverishment. Indigenous Peoples control only 0.2 [per cent] of the land in Canada while settler governments claim control of the other 99.8 [per cent]. With this distribution of land, you don't have to have a doctorate in economics to understand who will be poor and who will be rich. And our poverty is crushing." - Arthur Manuel, Secwepemc Nation from his book Unsettling Canada. Arthur Manuel was like a brother to Kahnawake Mohawk policy analyst, writer, and activist Russ Diabo.  Recently, I had the honour and pleasure to speak by phone with Diabo. He told me about the life and work of Manuel, his long-time friend, fellow activist, and author of Unsettling Canada (UC) and The Reconciliation Manifesto: Recovering the Land Rebuilding the Economy (RM). According to Diabo, "Both books are important for understanding the real history of Indigenous peoples and today's treatment because the structure hasn't changed." In UC, Manuel lays ...
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You Insult These Americans to Their Faces. You Steal Their Land. They Sue You. 6.12.2017 Mother Jones
Five Native American tribes are suing Donald Trump over his executive order shrinking two national monuments in Utah. In a signing ceremony in Salt Lake City on Monday the president officially reduced the 1.9 million acres of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by nearly half and Bears Ears by 85 percent. Before a crowd of supporters in front of […]
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National Monuments in Utah Are Far More Popular Than Trump Thinks 5.12.2017 Mother Jones
As Republican presidents go, Donald Trump isn’t particularly popular in Utah, one of the country’s most reliably Republican states. He won Utah in 2016 with only 45 percent of the vote, the worst performance of a GOP nominee since 1992, and his approval rating there still hovers around 50 percent. (Mitt Romney won 73 percent […]
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U.S. to Unveil National-Security Strategy 4.12.2017 Wall St. Journal: World
The Trump administration will roll out its first national-security strategy in the next few weeks, marking the beginning of what it calls a tough new approach to confront a raft of global security challenges.
After Insulting Native Americans, Trump Goes After Their Sacred Land 29.11.2017 Mother Jones
Trump’s disparagement of Native Americans doesn’t end with his rhetoric. A day after Trump called Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) “Pocahontas” at an event honoring Navajo code talkers during World War II, the Salt Lake Tribune reports that the president will visit Salt Lake City, Utah, next Monday to announce that he’s shrinking national monuments of huge […]
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Trump Refers to 'Pocahontas' While Hosting Native-American Veterans 28.11.2017 Wall St. Journal: Policy
President Donald Trump used his Indian nickname for a political foe during a White House event honoring a group of Native American men for their World War II service.
Native People and Allies Pledge to Stop Keystone XL 27.11.2017
You'll never see a paywall at Truthout and we'll never artificially restrict your access to the news. Can you pitch in to help keep it that way? We rely on our readers to keep us online, so make a one-time or monthly donation today! I'm in Lower Brule, South Dakota, where elected tribal officials, spiritual leaders, Native grassroots organizations, youth groups, and traditional women's societies have gathered with non-Native farmers, ranchers and others affected by the Keystone XL pipeline. That project to carry tar sands from shale fields in Canada to the Gulf of Mexico threatens our water, our livelihoods and our sacred sites. Yes, we were sad, and angry. But within minutes, we went from being sad to being strategic. That decision opens a new terrain to continue the fight to prevent the building of KXL, and it can be stopped if we build on the strong relationships between Native leadership and non-Native farmers and ranchers.  We can leverage the power of organized prayer in a values-led campaign that ...
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In Egypt's Sinai Region, a Call to Cooperate With the Army 27.11.2017 Wall St. Journal: World
Bedouin leaders in the Sinai Peninsula have issued an unusual call for solidarity with the Egyptian army to fight against Islamic extremism in response to a Friday attack that killed more than 300 Muslims at a local mosque.
The Hidden History of How California Was Built on Genocide 12.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
From 1846 to 1873, vigilantes, state militiamen and soldiers killed thousands of California Natives. But as historian Benjamin Madley shows in An American Genocide, man-made starvation, diseases and other factors caused tens of thousands more deaths. In this interview, the author tells Truthout why the treatment of Indigenous Californians counts as genocide, who perpetrated the genocide, and why it has wider significance today. History professor Benjamin Madley has written the first comprehensive investigation of the catastrophe that befell California's Indigenous population from 1846 to 1873: a catastrophe that was entirely man-made. An American Genocide catalogs the killing of tens of thousands of Native people during those years, and proves just how complicit the Californian and United States government were in the slaughter. Order this important book by donating to Truthout today! Modoc chief Kintpuash photographed by T.N. Wood in 1864. Kintpuash and his family were among the Modoc removed from ...
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Across Wisconsin, recent rises in hate, bias incidents spark concern 12.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The contentious 2016 presidential election raised religious and racial tensions, but experts say the fears fueling hate and bias incidents began years earlier.
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Native Hawaiians again seek political sovereignty with a new constitution 6.11.2017 Washington Post
Native Hawaiians again seek political sovereignty with a new constitution
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After Years Of Debate, Australia's Iconic Red Rock Will Be Off-Limits To Climbers 1.11.2017 NPR News
The Aboriginal owners of the sacred sandstone rock have long requested that visitors not climb it. But now climbing Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock) will be officially prohibited.
Tribal leaders call land-use bill step in right direction 29.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The American Indian Empowerment Act would let tribes shift federally controlled trust land to "restricted fee land," a move that could save millions of dollars.
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Why Native American Women Are Going After Europe's Banks to Divest From Big Oil 24.10.2017
Delegation members outside of Credit Suisse bank in Zurich, Switzerland before their meeting. Pictured left to right: Michelle Cook, Tara Houska, Autumn Star Chacon, Wasté Win Young and Dr. Sarah Jumping Eagle. (Photo: WECAN International ) Last  December , calls to defund the Dakota Access pipeline and "Stand with Standing Rock" led individuals to divest millions of dollars from banks extending credit to that project. As cities and tribes got involved, that amount increased to now more than $4 billion. Seattle  was the first, then more cities  followed , and the movement to defund Big Oil is still growing. In May, Indigenous leaders  launched  a new campaign, the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion, targeting  four proposed  tar sands pipelines. The  strategy  is to stop banks' financial commitment before ground is broken. One of these projects -- TransCanada's Energy East Pipeline -- was terminated  earlier this month . Now, the movement that began at Standing Rock has gone global, since much ...
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The government bulldozed my tribe's sacred burial site. We want an apology. 23.10.2017 Washington Post
The government bulldozed my tribe's sacred burial site. We want an apology.
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Oklahomans Turn "Oilfield Prayer Day" Into a Protest Against Big Oil 21.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
"Pipelines are genocide!" and "Keep the frack out of my water" were just a few of the signs held by protesters at a rally in Oklahoma City on this month. Standing outside the building that houses the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, protesters rallied for nearly two hours to demand that the public utilities commission ban fracking and limit the damage of the fossil fuel industry. The rally was set up to coincide with the one year anniversary of "Oilfield Prayer Day," a  state-sanctioned  event proclaimed by Gov. Mary Fallin in an effort to recognize, as she explained it, "the incredible economic, community and faith-based impact demonstrated across the state by oil and natural gas companies." Last year's celebration involved a prayer breakfast in Oklahoma City with more than 400 people in attendance, including Gov. Fallin, to support an industry suffering from low prices and mass layoffs. Indigenous people and other local residents at this month's gathering said they weren't protesting prayer itself, but ...
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Mylan Calls Allergan's Patent Sale to Tribe a 'Sham' 15.10.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Generic-drug company Mylan has fired back at rival Allergan’s attempt to shield its top-selling eye medication from competition by transferring the patents to an Indian tribe.
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On Indigenous Peoples Day, We Fight for Our Existence -- and Our Liberation 9.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
A Water Protector looks on at burned tractors at the Standing Rock camp near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on October 12, 2016. (Photo: Irina Groushevaia ) Indigenous Peoples Day, in these deeply unsettled times, celebrates our voices, our presence, our bodies in the streets, our scholarship and our writings. This day becomes another occasion to refuse to be silent about sustained violence against Indigenous peoples. A Water Protector looks on at burned tractors at the Standing Rock camp near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on October 12, 2016. (Photo: Irina Groushevaia ) The only way Truthout can maintain a sanctuary for real, independent news is with your support. Make a tax-deductible donation today! It is as predictable as any other annual US holiday or commemoration: National mainstream media devote sound bites to Columbus Day and the meaning of Christopher Columbus' voyage to the "New World," while Columbus Day sales hit the stores. Meanwhile, op-eds and letters to the editor register Indigenous people's ...
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Reverse Patent Trolls Are Harming Drug Innovation---and Patients 9.10.2017 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Generic competition is good, but the law Congress passed in 2011 puts unfair burdens on innovators.
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Partnership Between Drug Giant And Native American Tribe May Affect Patent Challenges 20.9.2017 NPR: All Things Considered
A drug company and a native tribe in upstate New York have struck a deal to use the tribe's sovereign status to enhance the patent protection for the drug company's products.
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