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Off Alabama’s Beaten Path, Tribute to a Native American’s Journey Home
Tom Hendrix spent a quarter-century stacking eight million pounds of sandstone and limestone to honor a woman he never knew.
Report: Indian mascots hurt Native American children
A report from the Center for American Progress released on Tuesday calls on state and federal boards of education to enforce civil rights protections for American Indian and Alaska Native students who face hostile education environments related to Indian mascots.
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Wyandotte Nation off-reservation casino lawsuit dismissed
A federal judge dismissed the Wyandotte Nation off-reservation casino lawsuit on Monday.
The tribe wants to open a casino on a 10.5-acre site in Park City, Kansas. The property was acquired in connection with a land claim settlement act.
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Donna Ennis: Open border to indigenous sisters and children
Donna Ennis calls on the United States to open the border to indigenous women from Canada and indigenous children from Mexico and Central America:
In Canada a disproportionate number of indigenous women are missing and found murdered with evidence of police collusion and the roots of the problem reside in colonial administrative policies which the federal government maintains. Genocidal policies designed to destroy the indigenous people have been acknowledged and apologies have been given but there is no change in current policies which continue to violate human rights of the indigenous people.
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‘He had his hands up’: chief angry after RCMP shooting at reserve
A man shot at a baseball field in Manitoba on Sunday had already surrendered to police when they opened fire, Norway House First Nation chief Ron Evans says.
“He was unarmed, he had his hands up,” Evans told CTV News on Monday. “No one can understand why the RCMP member had to pull the trigger four times.”
Native youth hospitalized after being shot by police officer
A 20-year-old man from the Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba was hospitalized after being shot by an RCMP officer in an incident on Monday that was witnessed by a number of children.
Evan Cromarty was allegedly fleeing police when he was stopped at a baseball field where a game was in progress. His nine-year-old brother was among the witnesses to the shooting.
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First Nations leader in Manitoba faces scrutiny on spending
The leader of the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak faces questions about his spending as the organization struggles to pay its bills.
Grand Chief Stephen Harper used the organization’s credit card for guitars, car repairs and flights for his girlfriend, APTN reported, citing internal documents. An accountant was unable to conduct an audit due to lack of documentation.
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe won’t join Plymouth 400
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe won’t be celebrating the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Pilgrims, preservation officer Ramona Peters said:
For the Wampanoag who have called coastal Massachusetts their home for more than 10,000 years, the founding of Plymouth in 1620, doesn’t feel that far removed, nor does its 400th anniversary bring reason to rejoice.
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Members of remote tribe receive care before heading home
Seven members of a remote tribe in the Amazon rainforest were treated for the flu before they returned to their home community, Brazil’s Indian affairs department said.
Fundação Nacional do Índio, known as FUNAI, determined that the tribal members spoke a Panoan language. The language is spoken by communities along the Peru-Brazil border and in Bolivia.
New leader, new scrutiny on where the money goes
To this day, Bobby Newell says his convictions for corruption and conspiracy to misapply federal funds were orchestrated by his successor to the Indian Township governorship, William “Billy” Nicholas, and the current governor, Joseph Socobasin.
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Questions linger on Passamaquoddy leadership
The Portland Press Herald continues its Unsettled series with Chapter 24 about new leadership of the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township:
Billy and his brothers – including current council member Leslie Nicholas and current Indian Township Police Chief Alex Nicholas – spent their early years in southern Maine, moving with their parents to the reservation after the tribe won federal recognition. Their father, Carl, served as lieutenant governor in the 1990s, and his great-uncle, Joseph Nicholas, was the first tribal representative to the Legislature.
Bail set at $5M for teens accused of murdering Navajo men
A judge set $5 million bail for each of the teens who are accused of brutally murdering two homeless Navajo men in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Alez Rios, 18, Nathaniel Carrillo, 16, and Gilbert Tafoya, 15, face open charges of murder, tampering with evidence, three counts aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and robbery. According to The Albuquerque Journal, Carrillo and Tafoya lived in a house near the lot where the two men were attacked on Friday night.
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Will Mazacoin Transform The Native American Economies And The Gaming Industry?
The Oglala Sioux Tribe has long struggled on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation with finding economic prosperity and a model for success for its people in the future. Today, most of the native population on the reservation lives in poverty with scarce resources and limited opportunity to lift themselves out of the despair of hopelessness. Mazacoin founder Payu Harris thinks he has found a way to improve the Lakota Nation’s economic prospects as well as return a bit of sovereignty to the Sioux people.
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Oglala Sioux Tribe could benefit from new currency
Writer says the MazaCoin, a digital currency, could boost the economy for the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota: of South Dakota
Mazacoin founder Payu Harris thinks he has found a way to improve the Lakota Nation’s economic prospects as well as return a bit of sovereignty to the Sioux people. A derivative of Bitcoin, Mazacoin is a cryptocurrency developed solely by the tribe and, if left alone by the federal government, could give the Sioux tribe the first sovereign and independent currency in use by a native American nation.
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County drops opposition to CSKT land-into-trust application
Officials in Ravalli County, Montana, will no longer be fighting a land-into-trust application submitted by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
The 58-acre site includes the sacred Medicine Tree. The tribe wants to protect the area from development due to its historical and cultural significance.
“Our people are hurting”: Challenges on Menominee Reservation explain tribe’s push for Kenosha casino
Most things on the Menominee Indian Reservation seem to have a waiting list.
The tribal daycare center?Waiting list.”We could help more parents if we had the staffing ability,” says Department of Early Childhood Services Director Penny Escalante. “Right now, we don’t have that staffing ability, so we have 90 people on the waiting list.”
I mean one look at the photo and you’re screaming, “Who thought that was a good idea?” Ted Nugent was scheduled to perform at the Coeur d’Alene Casino in Idaho …
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