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Mass Incarceration Since 1492: Native American Encounters With Criminal Injustice 7.2.2016 Truthout - All Articles
These are actual tiny child handcuffs used by the US government to restrain captured Native American children and drag them away from their families to send them to boarding schools where their identities, cultures and their rights to speak their Native languages were forcefully stripped away from them. (Photo: US government) Encounters between Native Americans and the US criminal legal system have been largely omitted from the critical narrative surrounding mass incarceration. But the colonial relationship between the US state and Native peoples, past and present, is important in understanding mass incarceration as a whole. These are actual tiny child handcuffs used by the US government to restrain captured Native American children and drag them away from their families to send them to boarding schools where their identities, cultures and their rights to speak their Native languages were forcefully stripped away from them. (Photo: US government) The recent right-wing militia occupation of federal land ...
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A Right to the Land: Native Americans and Militias in Oregon and Nevada 26.1.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Neglected cattle on BLM lands and Indigenous petroglyphs at Mah'ha-gah-doo (Gold Butte) Photos taken by Fawn Douglas, Jan. 16, 2016 Battles over land, resources, and who has a right to them are central to the history of the United States. Today, this type of conflict continues with the armed occupation of federal buildings in Oregon, led by members of the Bundy family who organized a similar protest two years ago in Nevada. The militia in Oregon has brought media attention and debate about how the U.S. government should respond. Somewhat perplexed, Native Americans and others are asking the question: why have authorities been so slow to react in Oregon and when will those who are breaking the law be prosecuted for doing the same in Nevada? Though the Bundy militias have made a series of confusing comments over the years, their main goal has been to eradicate U.S. government oversight of public lands. In short, they want to eliminate federal lands, including national parks, so it can become private ...
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Trudeau's promises to Indigenous people and the climate mean game over for pipelines 23.1.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Friday, January 22, 2016 With the Liberals committed to implementing all 94 TRC recommendations and having signed onto the Paris climate agreement, do their policies mean game over for new (and existing) pipelines? Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these ...
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It's time for Obama to make Bear Ears in Utah a national monument 21.1.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Out west, there's a group proposing alternative ways of managing federal lands. It isn't the one occupying that wildlife refuge in Oregon; it's a coalition of Native American tribes that has proposed a new type of national monument in southern Utah.

Navajo, Hopi, Ute and Zuni tribal members — the...

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Oregon's Land Dispute: Who Are the Original Owners? 11.1.2016 Truthout - All Articles
When Ammon Bundy charged into the Malseur Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon, he said he was going to return the land from an overreaching federal government to its "original owners" he was not thinking of the Burns Paiute Tribe. Chief Lorren Sammaripa, left, and Leanne Bear, of the Paiute tribe, during a ceremony that was part of the torch run in Tooele, Utah, February 7, 2002. (Vincent Laforet / The New York Times) When Ammon Bundy, son of Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who led an armed standoff against the US Bureau of Land Management in 2014, charged into the Malseur Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon, he said he was going to return the land from an overreaching federal government to its "original owners" he was not thinking of the Burns Paiute Tribe. And he has since admitted he knows very little about them. When he charged into town proclaiming he was "getting ranchers back to ranching, getting the loggers back to logging, getting the miners back to mining" the "original owners" he was thinking ...
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The Latest: Tribe says armed activists 'desecrating' land 6.1.2016 Yahoo: US National
BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The latest on an armed group that took over federal buildings at an Oregon wildlife refuge (all times ...
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The Latest: Tribe says armed activists ‘desecrating’ land 6.1.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The latest on an armed group that took over federal buildings at an Oregon wildlife refuge (all times local): 9:25 a.m. The leader of an Oregon Indian tribe whose ancestral property is being occupied by a small, armed group opposed to federal land policy says the activists aren’t welcome and need […]
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Washington Redskins and other offensive names 3.1.2016 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
The debate over team names and mascots derived from Native Americans has been going on for decades, and it's not about to stop. Since the 1970s, many high schools and colleges have dropped names such as Indians, Braves and Redskins because many Native Americans find them insulting. The ...
Yurok Tribe Adopts Ordinance Banning Frankenfish and GMOs 3.1.2016 Truthout - All Articles
The Yurok ban comes in the wake of the FDA decision to approve genetically engineered salmon, dubbed "Frankenfish," as being fit for human consumption, in spite of massive public opposition. In this photo, the Yurok Tribe wraps up commercial fishing for 2014. The tribe has banned genetically engineered salmon on their reservation on the Klamath River. (Photo: Beau Finley / Flickr ) The Yurok Tribe, the largest Indigenous Tribe in California with over 6,000 members, has banned genetically engineered salmon and all Genetically Engineered Organisms (GEOs) on their reservation on the Klamath River in the state's northwest region.  The Yurok ban comes in the wake of the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision on November 19 to approve genetically engineered salmon, dubbed "Frankenfish," as being fit for human consumption, in spite of massive public opposition to the decision by fishermen, Tribes, environmental organizations and public interest organizations.  On December 10, 2015, the Yurok Tribal ...
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Fifteen Indigenous Rights Victories That You Didn't Hear About in 2015 25.12.2015 Truthout.com
Alali Efanga and Chief Fidelis Oguru from Oruma, two plaintiffs in the Dutch court case against Shell. (Photo: Milieudefensie / Flickr ) Good news. Sometimes, it comes in the form of a cancelled hydro dam that spares 20,000 people from the burden of displacement. Other times, it takes the shape of a simple court admission that Indigenous Peoples do actually make the best conservationists. In this day in age such stories are incredibly rare. They are even more difficult to find amidst the constant deluge of media that doesn't matter. That makes them all the more valuable. Indigenous rights victories give us all pause to celebrate, to reflect and to rejuvenate our own quests for justice. May we encounter 10,000 more victories just like these in 2016! 1. Justice for the Ogoni In a landmark decision last week, the Dutch Court of Appeals ruled that four Ogoni farmers from Nigeria can take their case against Shell to a judge in the Netherlands . Alali Efanga, one of the Ogoni farmers who, along with Friends of ...
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US court ruling may strengthen Redskins trademark case 23.12.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
A US court has struck down part of a law that allows the government to ban disparaging trademarks, a move that could help the Washington Redskins as they seek to maintain their registered trademarks amid controversy. The American football team has been under pressure from Native American groups who argue their name is racially tinged and offensive. The ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit focused on Simon Shiao Tam's application to trademark the name The Slants for his Asian-American rock ...
First Nations leaders call for pipeline review process to be stopped 22.12.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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Here's how you can help new Canadians understand their role in reconciliation 15.12.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Here's a new year's resolution for you: Change the information kit for newcomers to Canada - advocate for adding information about Indigenous peoples and treaties to the kit. rabble is expanding our Parliamentary Bureau and we need your help! Support us on Patreon today! This holiday season rabble.ca has partnered with Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto to launch a campaign urging Canadians to take up implementing the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission as a New Year's resolution for 2016. Here's how. Let's start with Recommendation ...
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Reconciliation resolution: Help new Canadians understand their role in reconciliation 15.12.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Here's a new year's resolution for you: advocate for the inclusion of information about the origins of Canada. rabble is expanding our Parliamentary Bureau and we need your help! Support us on Patreon today! This holiday season rabble.ca has partnered with Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto to launch a campaign urging Canadians to take up implementing the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission as a New Year's resolution for 2016. Here's how. Let's start with Recommendation ...
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India’s nuclear industry pours its wastes into a river of death and disease 14.12.2015 Yahoo: Politics
Workers, village residents, and children near India's nuclear-related mines and factories are falling ill at high rates
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Native Americans Warn Native Hawaiians of the Dangers of Federal Recognition 13.12.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Also see: US Government Asks Native Hawaiians to Legitimize Occupation With Vote   Many people are unaware of the unique history of the United States' occupation of Hawai'i. (Image: Hawaii map via Shutterstock)In 2001, the late Russell Means of the Oglala Sioux nation visited Hawaiʻi where he shared his grandfather's words regarding the impact federal recognition has had on indigenous peoples. "Grandson, all of this land someday will not be yours. That's the reality of federal recognition. Someday, none of this will be yours. Welcome to America." His prophetic words particularly ring true today. In the summer of 2014, the U.S. Department of the Interior or DOI held a series of 15 public hearings throughout the Hawaiian islands to discuss the reestablishment of a "formal government-to-government relationship between the United States and the Native Hawaiian community." By and large, the U.S. government is persuading the Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiians) to accept a process by which they will be federally ...
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Open letter to Carolyn Bennett about working with Indigenous Nations 12.12.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
rabble is expanding our Parliamentary Bureau and we need your help! Support us on Patreon today! Kwey Dr. Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Re: Canada's Constitutional ...
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Retired U.S. official charged with stealing ancient remains 11.12.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A long-retired National Parks Service official has been charged with stealing ancient Native American remains from a museum collection at a sacred tribal burial site in Iowa and keeping them for more than 20 years. Former Effigy Mounds National Monument superintendent Thomas Munson was charged Tuesday with embezzlement of government […]
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Trudeau announces inquiry into missing, murdered native women 8.12.2015 Yahoo: Politics
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday an inquiry into why nearly 1,200 indigenous women have been murdered or gone missing over decades. The previous Conservative administration had long resisted calls for an inquiry, seeing the disproportionate number of deaths and disappearances as resulting from domestic violence. Former prime minister Stephen Harper has said these tragedies were not due to a sociological phenomenon but rather were crimes to be investigated by ...
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Unions See Indian Casinos and Think: Jackpot 7.12.2015 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Congress can act to let tribes determine their own labor policies.
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