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Gamblers’ abuse claims test sovereignty of US tribal casinos 1.7.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — For gamblers skilled at counting cards, it can be especially risky to play at America’s tribal casinos: Those who have gotten caught tell stories of seized winnings, wrongful detentions, or worse. Casino bosses everywhere have ways of making so-called “advantage players” feel unwelcome, regularly tossing and blacklisting them. But gamblers have […]
Gamblers' abuse claims test sovereignty of US tribal casinos 1.7.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — For gamblers skilled at counting cards, it can be especially risky to play at America's tribal casinos: Those who have gotten caught tell stories of seized winnings, wrongful detentions, or worse.
Swinomish leader Brian Cladoosby fights for salmon and sovereignty 21.6.2015 Seattle Times: Local
Swinomish chairman achieves national prominence while Indian casinos fuel wealth, influence.
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'Many Paddles, One Canoe': Allies Back First Nations as They Ready Tar Sands Pipeline Fight 16.6.2015 Headlines
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Labor Rights And Tribal Sovereignty Collide At Indian Casinos 15.6.2015 Politics on
In 2013, Gary Navarro took a job working the slots at the Graton Resort and Casino, an Indian-owned casino in Rohnert Park, California. He was just 45 days into the job when he learned that an effort to unionize the workforce was underway. “I wasn’t too keen on the union at first,” explained Navarro, a registered Republican. “Because I didn’t know what a union was, I didn’t understand what the union stood for.” Navarro hit it off with a union representative and had a change of heart. He took a lead role in the union effort, and now he and his fellow slot workers are members of Unite Here, a union representing service workers. But Navarro now finds himself at the center of a clash between labor rights and tribal sovereignty. He is a Pomo Indian from the Round Valley Tribe. His casino is owned by Pomo Indians from a different tribe, the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. Many tribal casinos are now asserting that a U.S. labor law protecting workers like Navarro does not apply to tribal businesses on ...
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Not Rex: On Canada's genocidal policy towards First Nations 11.6.2015 - News for the rest of us
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has now reported and Justice Murray Sinclair has pronounced Canadian policy towards First Nations as cultural genocide. Stephen Harper's response to the conclusion: deafening silence. Maybe Harper should repurpose his prominent memorial to the victims of communism as a memorial to the victims and survivors of residential ...
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Standing with Tribal Nations Opposing Coal Exports in the Pacific Northwest 16.5.2015 Green on
Otto Braided Hair of the Northern Cheyenne speaks at a press conference against coal exports. Photo courtesy of Pyramid Communications. "It's not too late. But I don't know how much longer I can say that." Those were the profound words of Otto Braided Hair of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe at a press conference this week, during a historic gathering where tribes from Montana, Washington and British Columbia stood together to oppose North America's largest coal export terminal. I was honored and inspired to stand with nine Tribal Nations from the Pacific Northwest as they as they came together in Seattle to sign a declaration urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny a permit for North America's largest coal export terminal -- the Proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal in the Salish Sea. The Lummi Nation, the Lower Elwha, the Northern Cheyenne, the Quinault, the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation of British Columbia, the Tulalip, the Spokane Tribal Council,the Swinomish Tribal Nations, and the Yakama Nation are ...
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2 Vermont women sue over tribe's online lending practices 16.5.2015 Yahoo: US National
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two Vermont women are trying to open a class-action lawsuit that, if successful, could upend the practice of online lending companies using Native American tribes' sovereignty to skirt state laws against high-interest payday loans.
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Standing on Sacred Ground PBS World Series Premieres Sunday 15.5.2015 Green on
This Sunday, May 17 at 9 pm ET, the PBS World Channel will begin its national broadcast of Standing on Sacred Ground, starting with "Pilgrims and Tourists." The next three episodes will run weekly on Sundays at 9 pm with "Profit and Loss" on May 24, "Fire and Ice" on May 31, and "Islands of Sanctuary" on June 14. This is a national broadcast, but local stations are showing the three films at different times. The broadcast times and dates are listed here if you do not get the World Channel. In the premiere episode, viewers take a virtual pilgrimage to the Uch Enmek Mountain in the Russian Republic of Altai. There, native people created their own mountain parks to rein in tourism and resist a gas pipeline that would cut through the Golden Mountains World Heritage Site. You don't have to visit Russia to have this experience. "Pilgrims and Tourists" also reveals footage of traditional ceremonies of the Winnemem Wintu in northern California. They are resisting government plans to enlarge one of the West's ...
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Tribes ask feds to reject permit for coal-export project 15.5.2015 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Leaders from nine Native American tribes have urged the Army Corps of Engineers to deny permits for a proposed coal-export terminal near Bellingham....
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High-altitude road and more guards planned for tense India-China border 13.5.2015 Washington Post: World
TAWANG, India — Prime Minister Narendra Modi had come to his country’s most remote state, an unspoiled place of indigenous tribes and rain forests, to open its first railway station and boast of new development. Read full article ...
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Domestic Terrorism, Youth and the Politics of Disposability 21.4.2015
"The danger is that a global, universally interrelated civilization may produce barbarians from its own midst by forcing millions of people into conditions which, despite all appearances, are the conditions of savages." - Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism Following Hannah Arendt, a dark cloud of political and ethical ignorance has descended on the United States. (1) Thoughtlessness has become something that now occupies a privileged, if not celebrated, place in the political landscape and the mainstream cultural apparatuses. A new kind of infantilism now shapes daily life as adults gleefully take on the role of unthinking children and children are taught to be adults, stripped of their innocence and subject to a range of disciplinary pressures designed to cripple their ability to be imaginative. (2) To read more articles by Henry A. Giroux and other authors in the Public Intellectual Project, click here. Under such circumstances, agency devolves into a kind of anti-intellectual cretinism ...
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White Earth constitutional reform stalled by infighting 20.4.2015 Twin Cities Daily Planet
Jon Lurie The Circle “The people of White Earth voted for a new constitution, and a judge upheld the validity of that referendum. MORE » “The people of White Earth voted for a new constitution, and a judge upheld the validity of that referendum. So why don’t we have a new constitution at White Earth?” For Lorna LaGue, White Earth’s Director of Constitutional Reform, the question is rhetorical. After all, she’s had a front row seat to the clash taking place on her reservation between those who support the new tribal constitution and those oppose to it. Both sides are polarized, passionate, and deeply entrenched after years of infighting which surfaced in conjunction with the first White Earth Constitutional Convention in 2007. The latest dust-up — between White Earth Chairwoman Erma Vizenor, who supports the new constitution as “the will of the people” and those who oppose her efforts — has taken place in the pages of White Earth’s newspaper, Anishinaabeg Today. In the December issue Vizenor used her ...
Aboriginal activist continues fight for justice for Palm Island community in Australia 18.4.2015 - News for the rest of us
apc_180415_rabble.mp3 Labour updates from Australia, The Philippines, South Korea, South Asia, Turkey, Israel and international days of OHS and May Day. Interview with Lex Wotton, Australian Aboriginal activist on his fight for justice on Palm Island. Asia Pacific Currents is a program of Australia Asia Worker Links . Asia Pacific Currents is produced at 3CR Radio in Melbourne, ...
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Federal Judge OKs Uranium Mining Next to Grand Canyon National Park 9.4.2015 Newswire
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Watch: Raising awareness for Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls in Canada 26.3.2015 - News for the rest of us
Is this show currently playing? March 26, 2015 We need to push for an inquiry to bring awareness for our Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women in ...
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Opinion: The one word schools are dropping 24.3.2015 CNN: Top Stories
For years, Native Americans have called on Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to change the team's name.
Native Americans Face Legal Challenges In Domestic Violence Cases 20.3.2015 NPR: All Things Considered
Starting this month across the country, Native American tribes are now allowed to prosecute crimes against women in their own courts, even if the perpetrator is not Native American. Three tribes have been piloting ways to honor both the tribal and federal legal systems.
Lack of Nation-to-Nation relationship between Canada and Indigenous fishermen causes conflict 17.3.2015 - News for the rest of us
On Monday March 9, 2015, a fishing trial began outside a Vancouver Court House. With the lack of Nation-to-Nation relationships between the First Nation and the Canadian Government, disputes -- in this case fishing disputes -- must be handled by the provincial courts, even when the provincial court overrides the decisions by the Supreme Court of Canada. The Nuu-chah-nulth Nations are back at the Supreme Court of Canada in order to secure their Aboriginal rights to fish and sell that fish from their territories on the west coast of Vancouver Island, a deal implemented by the federal government in 2009. That was the plan, ...
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New Zealand confronts violent past, gives new hope to Maori 15.3.2015 AP Top News
WAITANGI, New Zealand (AP) -- Their land was confiscated, their homes burned down and many of their people killed....
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