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Saving Native American Languages 29.8.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Language and Native Americans are in the news as media outlets around the nation announce that they will no longer use the "R" word in conjunction with Washington's NFL franchise. They join a groundswell of public opinion against the current mascot, ranging from #NotYourMascot activism on Twitter to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceling the team's trademarks for being "disparaging to Native Americans." But this isn't the only fight out there with Native American languages at the forefront. Two bipartisan bills are under consideration in Congress: the Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act (H.R.4214/S.1948) and the Native American Languages Reauthorization Act of 2014 (H.R.726/S.2299). If passed, the bills will profoundly impact on the revitalization of Native American languages and the education of Native American youth. Urgent action is needed. These two bills provide key financial and legislative support for Native American language revitalization. Not a single Native American ...
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Tribe's casino plan roils quaint Martha's Vineyard 25.8.2014 AP National
AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) -- On the western tip of Martha's Vineyard, bright clay cliffs and a red brick lighthouse draw visitors as they pile out of cars and tour buses and head up to this town's scenic overlook....
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Tribal casino proposal roils Martha's Vineyard, vacation destination for the well-heeled 25.8.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Tribe's casino plan roils quaint Martha's Vineyard 25.8.2014 Yahoo: US National
AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) — On the western tip of Martha's Vineyard, bright clay cliffs and a red brick lighthouse draw visitors as they pile out of cars and tour buses and head up to this town's scenic overlook.
Redskins say team name isn't offensive because it's a proper noun 15.8.2014 LA Times: Opinion
The Washington Redskins have been clinging desperately to a team name that has come under increased fire of late as being offensive to Native Americans.
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On Indigenous Peoples Day, Let's Move on to a New View of Native Americans 10.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
When most Americans think of Native peoples, if they think of us at all, they think of Thanksgiving and its benign legend of Pilgrims and Native Americas sitting down together to a shared meal long, long ago. Unfortunately, the collective American gestalt places its indigenous peoples in the past, part of a bygone regrettable era. We were the unlucky sacrifice to the pre-ordained rights inherent in the mentality of Manifest Destiny that permitted European takeover of our lands. Sad, yes, but time to move on. It is, indeed, time to move on. Time to move on to a new view of Native Americans and all indigenous peoples. The International Day of the World's Indigenous People, August 9, presents an opportunity to see and celebrate contemporary indigenous peoples, especially here in America. According to the United Nation's website : "Indigenous peoples represent remarkable diversity -- more than 5,000 distinct groups in some 90 countries. They make up more than 5 per cent of the world's population, some 370 ...
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Native energy: From fossil fuels below to renewables above 4.8.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Native American Nations face hard choices between fossil fuel vs. renewable energy industry. Health, income and ways of life hang in the balance.

Native energy: From fossil fuels below to renewables above
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Proposed Gondola For Grand Canyon's Rim Has Community On Edge 4.8.2014 NPR News
Developers and the Navajo Nation are negotiating to bring a tourist complex — and jobs — to the edge of the Grand Canyon. But some Native Americans say the project would tread on sacred land.
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Affectionate graffiti mars sacred Indian site in Jefferson County 4.8.2014 Seattle Times: Local
Tamanowas Rock, a 43-million-year-old basalt monolith in Jefferson County, is marred by graffiti about 8 feet long, from end to end, in letters roughly 3 feet high.
Graffiti expressing affection for 'Miranda' mars sacred site for Indian tribe in Washington 4.8.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Affectionate graffiti mars sacred Indian site 4.8.2014 Yahoo: US National
CHIMACUM, Wash. (AP) — Graffiti expressing affection for someone named Miranda has marred one of the most sacred sites for an American Indian tribe in Washington state.
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Affectionate graffiti mars sacred Indian site 4.8.2014 AP Washington
CHIMACUM, Wash. (AP) -- Graffiti expressing affection for someone named Miranda has marred one of the most sacred sites for an American Indian tribe in Washington state....
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Native tribes cataloged in photos 31.7.2014 CNN: Top Stories
In 2012, photographer Matika Wilbur sold everything in her Seattle apartment and hit the road on a cross-country journey.
American Indian Tribe Fights For Removal Of 'Halfbreed' From Montana Place Names 31.7.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Leaders of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians say the time has come to remove the words "halfbreed" and "breed" from the names of creeks, lakes and other places around the state.

Nicholas Vrooman, who works with the tribe, presented a bill draft to that effect during a recent meeting with the State-Tribal Relations Committee. He says the words are racist terms that demean American Indians. The bill would require state and other agencies to identify places with the terms and remove them from maps and signs when age or vandalism calls for an update. It would also create an advisory group to determine replacement names.

Vrooman says 17 places in Montana have the word "halfbreed" or "breed" in the name, including the Halfbreed Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

The bill comes as the Washington Redskins continue to face a barrage of criticism for having a name that is seen as offensive to Native Americans.
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Tribe: Remove 'halfbreed' from Montana place names 31.7.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Leaders of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians say the time has come to remove the words "halfbreed" and "breed" from the names of creeks, lakes and other places around the state.
Redskins name gets even harder for Daniel Snyder to defend 29.7.2014 Washington Post: Editorials
Redskins name gets even harder for Daniel Snyder to defend
At Washington's Training Camp, Fans Are Split On Name Change 26.7.2014 NPR: Morning Edition
Weeks after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office deemed the Washington Redskins' name offensive to Native Americans, some football fans continue to support the team's name.
The government decided that ‘Redskins’ bothers you 28.6.2014 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Amanda Blackhorse , a Navajo who successfully moved a federal agency to withdraw trademark protections from the Washington Redskins because it considers the team’s name derogatory, lives on a reservation where Navajos root for the Red Mesa High School Redskins . She opposes this name; the Native Americans who picked and retain it evidently do ...
Waxman: The U.S. military’s ongoing slur of Native Americans 27.6.2014 Washington Post
Resistance to the Washington Redskins team name has ebbed and flowed over the years, but thanks in part to letters from 50 senators to the team’s owner, Dan Snyder, and last week’s decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to rescind the team’s trademark registration , the campaign to get rid of it has renewed ...
Native American group says it will sue Cleveland Indians 27.6.2014 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A Native American group called People Not Mascots is planning to file a federal lawsuit in late July against the Cleveland Indians for $9 billion in ...
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