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As Feds Turn Blind Eye To Pot In Reservations, Some Tribes See Dollar Signs 22.2.2015 NPR: Sunday
American Indians have been given the go-ahead to sell marijuana. Some tribes are taking advantage of this economic opportunity, while others believe pot is as destructive as alcohol to their members.
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Harper may have just turned Indigenous activists into terrorists 13.2.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Prime Minister Harper's Conservative government has introduced Bill C-51 The Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015,  which it claims is needed to protect Canadians from terrorism. Experts and commentators have called the bill, which will create a secret police force for Harper: terrifying, illegal, unconstitutional, dictatorial and totalitarianism. In case you don't know what totalitarianism means, it's a term usually reserved for fascist (extremist or dictatorial) leaders that lead a centralist government that does not tolerate differences of opinion and tries to exercise dictatorial control over many aspects of public and private life -- including thought. Voila: Bill ...
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Researchers work with tribes to ensure wind farm projects don't disrupt sunken burial grounds 10.2.2015 Star Tribune: Business
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Researchers help guard sunken tribe artifacts from turbines 9.2.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — University of Rhode Island researchers are working with Native Americans to ensure that energy companies hoping to erect massive wind turbines off New England don't inadvertently disturb the tribes' ceremonial sites and burial grounds, now submerged under hundreds of feet of water.
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Native American Women Are, Increasingly, Family Breadwinners 8.2.2015 NPR: Sunday
In the face of some of the worst poverty in the country, women on the Wind River Indian Reservation are getting to work. At the Wind River Casino, almost 60 percent of workers are female.
Lawmaker sponsors Little Shell Tribe bill to remove offensive words from Montana place names 6.2.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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'Land is a Relationship': In conversation with Glen Coulthard on Indigenous nationhood 21.1.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 "Your good words make my ears tingle," says Elaine Durocher as she overhears Glen Coulthard at a diner in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories. In December I had the opportunity to sit down with Coulthard, and in our discussion, he is describing how the granting of certain rights by the state works perfectly within colonialism by effectively masking the ongoing dispossession of Indigenous peoples. Durocher, a Metis grandmother and activist who I know within the Downtown Eastside community, joins our conversation and is nodding along. Harsha Walia sits down with Glen Coulthard for a wide-ranging conversation about Indigenous nationhood which delves into his powerful premise: that there is no freedom in the settler-colonial ...
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Broken Promises On Display At Native American Treaties Exhibit 19.1.2015 NPR News
A rare exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian explores the history of treaties between Native American nations and the U.S.
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Red Lake Band mulls growing marijuana legally following Justice ruling 16.1.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Red Lake's tribal council OK's a feasibility study after federal officials said tribes can legalize marijuana in their territories under certain conditions.
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Native Hawaiians debate best for path to sovereignty 16.1.2015 Yahoo: US National
WAIMANOLO, Hawaii (AP) — Pookela Rodenhurst lives as if he's back in the Hawaiian Kingdom. He hunts for sea turtles, watching for the game warden behind his back. He forages for herbs in the Koolau Mountains. He drives without a license because he won't agree to abide by state ...
Key moments in Hawaiian history 16.1.2015 Yahoo: US National
HONOLULU (AP) — Some key moments in the history of Hawaii and its indigenous people:
Holdouts, tribes clash over border of Colorado River reservation 15.1.2015 LA Times: Top News
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10 crimes of John A. Macdonald 10.1.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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Justice Department Intervenes in Redskins Case 10.1.2015 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The Justice Department has inserted itself into a legal dispute between the Washington Redskins and a group of Native Americans who want the professional football team to abandon its name.
Justice Department Intervenes in Redskins Case 10.1.2015 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The Justice Department has inserted itself into a legal dispute between the Washington Redskins and a group of Native Americans who want the professional football team to abandon its ...
Redskins protesters gearing up for FedEx Field rally offended by nearby event’s title 27.12.2014 Washington Post
Opponents of the Washington Redskins name have staged protests over the past two years from California to Texas, Arizona to Minnesota. They have also taken their pleas to Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.Read full article >>
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Native Americans Confront History of Dispossession 26.12.2014 Truthout.com
Earlier this month, as part of the $585 billion defense bill for 2015, Congress passed a measure that would give lands sacred to American Indians in Arizona to a foreign company. The deal gives the Australian-English mining firm Rio Tinto 2,400 acres of the Tonto National Forest in exchange for several other parcels so it can mine a massive copper deposit. This week, Bill speaks with Robert A. Williams Jr. , a professor specializing in American Indian law, about how deals such as the one with Rio Tinto are a part of American Indian’s tragic history of dispossession. “Very much like African-Americans, the history of America is taking away resources, whether it’s labor or whether it’s land from one racial group to give them to the dominate racial group,” Williams, who is of Lumbee Indian heritage, says. To see more stories like this, visit Moyers & Company at Truthout. He adds that the Arizona land set to become the “largest copper mine in the world” is one of the most sacred places of the San Carlos ...
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Native Americans Confront "Savage Anxieties" 26.12.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Earlier this month, as part of the $585 billion defense bill for 2015, Congress passed a measure that would give lands sacred to American Indians in Arizona to a foreign company. The deal gives the Australian-English mining firm Rio Tinto 2,400 acres of the Tonto National Forest in exchange for several other parcels so it can mine a massive copper deposit. This week, Bill speaks with Robert A. Williams Jr. , a professor specializing in American Indian law, about how deals such as the one with Rio Tinto are a part of American Indian’s tragic history of dispossession. “Very much like African-Americans, the history of America is taking away resources, whether it’s labor or whether it’s land from one racial group to give them to the dominate racial group,” Williams, who is of Lumbee Indian heritage, says. He adds that the Arizona land set to become the “largest copper mine in the world” is one of the most sacred places of the San Carlos Apache Tribe. “These are folks that have been fighting the federal ...
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Australia’s aboriginal villages in peril 26.12.2014 Financial Times US
Indigenous communities face bleak future amid budget cuts
Hold the rations: The Canadian government vs. First Nations 21.12.2014 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 The First Nations Transparency Act is not about disclosing First Nations salaries and expenses. It is about putting First Nations at severe economic disadvantage. I was wondering when the first media report speaking about the resource revenue received by First Nations in relation to the First Nations Transparency Act (FNTA) would come out. And then there was a swarm of media articles. This sudden interest in First Nations governance prompts the question: What is the real reason why the Canadian Government is forcing the issue of financial transparency amongst First Nations people? My guess is access to band business ventures to dismantle our economic ...
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