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Trudeau's dance of deception on Indigenous rights 27.2.2018 - News for the rest of us
Pamela Palmater On Feb. 14, 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his plan to develop a new legislative framework called the "Recognition and Implementation of Rights Framework" intended to recognize Indigenous rights and avoid litigation. This announcement came after the incredible "not guilty" verdict in the Gerald Stanley murder trial -- the farmer who killed Colten Boushie from Red Pheasant First Nation -- and the subsequent nationwide rallies and protests by Indigenous peoples. There is no doubt that Trudeau was trying to deflect attention from the deep-rooted racism within Canada's justice system -- but also in his own government's failure to take substantive action on any of the injustices facing Indigenous peoples. Despite his many pre- and post-election promises to Indigenous peoples -- Trudeau has been all talk and little action. Aside from the opportunistic nature of his announcement, it is important to note that this is nothing new. Since his election, Trudeau has made the same core ...
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Elizabeth Warren Lectures Native Americans About Pocahontas 21.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Credit for exposing the senator’s ‘cultural appropriation’ goes in part to Donald Trump.
What Pocahontas's Heirs Need Isn't a New Reservation 17.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
A new law recognizes six Virginia tribes, but that’s hardly a path to success.
The Trump Administration's Attacks on Public Lands and Waters Will Cause Irreparable Harm 18.1.2018
The designation of a national monument protects the land from drilling, fracking, mining, logging -- protection not afforded to the majority of public land, says Randi Spivak of the Center for Biological Diversity. Spivak discusses why the largest delisting of protected federal lands in US history will harm species, waters and exacerbate climate change. Who are the powerful funders behind Truthout? Our readers! Help us publish more stories like this one by making a tax-deductible donation. In December, Trump  announced  that he would shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah by 85 percent and 46 percent respectively. The announcement came after Trump had ordered Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke in April to review 27 national monuments created since 1996 that were 100,000 acres or larger, and Zinke subsequently recommended that these and other monuments be reduced. Trump's move represents the  largest  delisting of protected federal lands in US history, removing 2 ...
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Red Lake tribe pulls out of deal selling land to pipeline company 13.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In a 5-3 vote, the tribal council opted to pull out of a deal the tribe approved in 2015, which called for Enbridge Energy to pay $18.5 million for less than a half acre of land.
Casino interests gave to Indiana's Rokita as he pushed bill 12.1.2018 AP Politics
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An Indiana congressman who has made repeated calls to "drain the swamp" in Washington collected more than $160,000 in campaign contributions from gambling interest groups that stand to benefit from legislation he is sponsoring, an Associated Press review found....
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Breaking Down Trump's First National-Security Policy 18.12.2017 Wall St. Journal: Policy
On Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump will lay out his first national-security strategy, describing an “America First” approach that outlines the new challenges the nation faces.
Trump’s Message to Tribes: Let Them Eat Yellowcake 17.12.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Uranium, it’s now part of Navajo DNA. With over 500 abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation, people living near these mines are exposed daily to radiation exposure at a rate several times higher than normal background […]
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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.
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