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Foxwoods hiring of convict challenged in court 19.12.2014 Yahoo: US National
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — The felony conviction of a former Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation official should have kept him from receiving a management job at the tribe's Foxwoods Resort Casino, an attorney for another tribal member argued Thursday.
Native Americans challenge construction of Mojave Desert solar plant 13.12.2014 LA Times: Opinion
A federally recognized Indian tribe has filed a lawsuit to block construction of a solar energy facility that will replace 4,000 acres of ancestral homelands in the Mojave Desert with reflective photovoltaic panels.
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Rep. Paul Gosar Calls Native Americans 'Wards Of The Federal Government' 11.12.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar's reference to American Indians as "wards of the federal government" has struck a harsh chord with tribal members and legal experts in the days following a discussion about a controversial Arizona land deal that would make way for the country's largest copper mine. The Arizona Republican was responding to concerns from Phil Stago of the White Mountain Apache Tribe when he made the comment that stunned people at the round-table talk. Stago said the phrase is antiquated and ignores advances made in tribes managing their own affairs and seeking equal representation when it comes to projects proposed on land they consider sacred. "He kind of revealed the truth — the true deep feeling of the federal government: 'Tribes, you can call yourselves sovereign nations, but when it comes down to the final test, you're not really sovereign because we still have plenary authority over you,'" Stago told The Associated Press. Gosar spokesman Steven Smith said that wasn't the ...
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Congressman's Native American remark causes outcry 11.12.2014 AP Politics
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar's reference to American Indians as "wards of the federal government" has struck a harsh chord with tribal members and legal experts in the days following a discussion about a controversial Arizona land deal that would make way for the country's largest copper mine....
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Congressman's Native American remark causes outcry 11.12.2014 Yahoo: Politics
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar's reference to American Indians as "wards of the federal government" has struck a harsh chord with tribal members and legal experts in the days following a discussion about a controversial Arizona land deal that would make way for the country's largest copper mine.
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The reassembly of First Nations 9.12.2014 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
With the choice of a new National Chief this week, the Assembly of First Nations may appear to take a step toward rebuilding itself, but any success it has will collide with other forces of realignment in which the Supreme Court of Canada is playing a pivotal ...
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The Solution to Climate Change Is in Our Lands 6.12.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Congress Raids Ancestral Native American Lands With Defense Bill 4.12.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- When Terry Rambler, the chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, woke up Wednesday in Washington, D.C., it was to learn that Congress was deciding to give away a large part of his ancestral homeland to a foreign mining company. Rambler came to the nation’s capital for the White House Tribal Nations Conference, an event described in a press announcement as an opportunity to engage the president, cabinet officials and the White House Council on Native American Affairs “on key issues facing tribes including respecting tribal sovereignty and upholding treaty and trust responsibilities,” among other things. Rambler felt things got off to an unfortunate, if familiar, start when he learned that the House and Senate Armed Services Committee had decided to use the lame-duck session of Congress and the National Defense Authorization Act to give 2,400 acres of the Tonto National Forest in Arizona to a subsidiary of the Australian-English mining giant Rio Tinto. “Of all people, Apaches and Indians ...
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Report on tribal youth and violence urges action 19.11.2014 Seattle Times: Politics
American Indian and Alaska Native children are exposed to violence at rates higher than any other social group in the nation, according to a new report that urges creation of a new Native American affairs office, additional federal funding and other measures to combat the problem.
US task force on tribal youth and violence urges creation of new office, more funding 19.11.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
Report on tribal youth and violence urges action 19.11.2014 AP Washington
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- American Indian and Alaska Native children are exposed to violence at rates higher than any other social group in the nation, according to a new report that urges creation of a new Native American affairs office, additional federal funding and other measures to combat the problem....
Political Diversity Pioneers Win Medal Of Freedom 14.11.2014 NPR News
Trio of political leaders honored for fighting bias, breaking ceilings and leading the charge for equality for people of color.
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In Guatemala, Indigenous Communities Prevail Against Monsanto 12.11.2014 Truthout.com
In Sololá, hundreds of campesinos mobilized to oppose the "Monsanto Law," which would have opened Guatemala to the privatization of seed. (Photo: Jeff Abbott) Late in the afternoon of September 4, after nearly 10 days of protests by a coalition of labor, indigenous rights groups and farmers, the indigenous peoples and campesinos of Guatemala won are rare victory. Under the pressure of massive mobilizations, the Guatemala legislature repealed Decree 19-2014 , commonly referred to as the “Monsanto Law,” which would have given the transnational chemical and seed producer a foot hold into the country’s seed market. “The law would have affected all indigenous people of Guatemala,” said Edgar René Cojtín Acetún of the indigenous municipality of the department of Sololá. “The law would have privatized the seed to benefit only the multinational corporations. If we didn’t do anything now, then our children and grandchildren would suffer the consequences.” Originally passed on June 26, the Monsanto Law was written ...
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Redskins suing 5 Native Americans offended by team name 2.11.2014 Philly.com News
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A federal judge seems to think Native Americans offended by the Washington Redskins team name are properly being sued by the NFL franchise.
North Dakota Tribe To Drill Its Own Oil Wells 2.11.2014 WCCO: Local News
(credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)North Dakota's Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is preparing to drill its own oil wells for the first time.
CAIR-MN to Join Protest of Racist Team Name at 'Redsk*ns'-Vikings Game 1.11.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Judge suggests it's OK for Redskins to sue Indians 31.10.2014 Pioneer Press: Most Viewed
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge seems to think Native Americans offended by the Washington Redskins team name are properly being sued by the NFL franchise.
Group argues Redskins lawsuit should be tossed 31.10.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
WASHINGTON (AP) — Five Native Americans are asking a Virginia judge to dismiss a lawsuit the Washington Redskins filed after the group successfully challenged the team's name, arguing it is offensive.
Park Service construction damaged Native American burial sites in Iowa, elsewhere 24.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Imagine being able to drive an all-terrain vehicle right up next to a sacred earthen Native American burial mound. At Effigy Mounds National Monument, you can.
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Navajo high court orders officials to postpone tribe's presidential election, reprint ballots 23.10.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo high court orders officials to postpone tribe's presidential election, reprint ballots.
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