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  • The Michif Language

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    Ojibwa
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:16 pm
    The French, unlike the English and the Spanish, saw Indians as trading partners. The French saw that their best opportunity for economic gain was to be found in the fur trade in which their Native American trading partners would retain … Continue reading →
  • Thanksgiving Address: Greetings to the Natural World

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    Native American Rights Fund
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:57 pm
    November is American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month. Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. It's also an opportunity to highlight the important contributions of Native peoples and the shared histories between tribal nations and other communities. Please visit the Native American Heritage Month website to read more about it.  Each November in America we celebrate the harvest festival of Thanksgiving. Over the years, much lore has evolved surrounding early…
  • Holiday Planning with The Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for Sweets, Treats, and Other Autumnal Delights

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    Christopher Simmons
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Pumpkin pie spice captures the essence of comfort and hospitality with its distinctive, subtle aroma of cloves, ginger, cinnamon and allspice. Now, thanks to super-foods author Stephanie Pedersen, the spice blend's captivating flavor is no longer limited to the traditional Thanksgiving table and the pumpkin pie. Holiday Planning with The Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for Sweets, Treats, and Other Autumnal Delights by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the Neotrope® News…
  • Ray Rice wins appeal, eligible to play

    Flagstaff Today
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:17 am
    Ray Rice has won his appeal of the NFL’s disciplinary decision. …read more Source:: National and World Stories       
  • American Indians see Thanksgiving through different eyes - The Daily Advertiser

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    28 Nov 2014 | 7:10 am
    The Daily AdvertiserAmerican Indians see Thanksgiving through different eyesThe Daily AdvertiserBut some won't, or at least not to remember the same history most Americans recognize as the origin of Thanksgiving. Different people “attach different meanings” to the holiday, said John Troutman, a U.S. history professor who specializes in American
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    Native American Netroots

  • The Michif Language

    Ojibwa
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:16 pm
    The French, unlike the English and the Spanish, saw Indians as trading partners. The French saw that their best opportunity for economic gain was to be found in the fur trade in which their Native American trading partners would retain … Continue reading →
  • Camas

    Ojibwa
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:33 pm
    The area between the Cascade Mountains and the Rocky Mountains in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, and Western Montana is known as the Plateau Culture area. From north to south it runs from the Fraser River in the north to … Continue reading →
  • The Ozette Reservation

    Ojibwa
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:33 am
    In 1855 the United States met with the Makah Nation in Washington to negotiate a treaty. At this time, the Makah were composed of five semiautonomous villages that shared language, kinship, and cultural traditions. As in other treaty councils, Governor … Continue reading →
  • The Marmes Rockshelter

    Ojibwa
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Much of what we know about the people of the ancient world has come from archaeological findings in caves and rockshelters. A rockshelter, by the way, is wider than it is deep, while a cave is deeper than it is … Continue reading →
  • The Tututni Indians

    Ojibwa
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:23 pm
    The area along the Pacific Coast north of California and between the Cascade Mountains and the ocean, is the home to many Indian nations who traditionally based their economy on the use of sea coast and river ecological resources. This … Continue reading →
 
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  • Thanksgiving Address: Greetings to the Natural World

    Native American Rights Fund
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:57 pm
    November is American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month. Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. It's also an opportunity to highlight the important contributions of Native peoples and the shared histories between tribal nations and other communities. Please visit the Native American Heritage Month website to read more about it.  Each November in America we celebrate the harvest festival of Thanksgiving. Over the years, much lore has evolved surrounding early…
  • NARF Staff Attorney Melody McCoy to present at MSU Indigenous Law Conference

    Native American Rights Fund
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:38 pm
    This week, NARF Staff Attorney Melody McCoy will present at Michigan State University College of Law’s 11th Annual Indigenous Law Conference.  The theme for the 2014 conference is “Dismantling Barriers in American Indian Education.” NARF was instrumental in the creation of the Tribal Education Departments National Assembly (TEDNA), and Melody will be presenting on tribal education agencies in federal, tribal, and state law.   Her conference materials  and PowerPoint presentation are available from the TEDNA website.  You also can see Melody’s previous…
  • NARF works for the protection of sacred places and celebrates Heritage Month

    Native American Rights Fund
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:55 am
    The Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark in the National ForestLong before Europeans landed on the shores of America, the Native peoples of this continent revered and protected the lands and natural resources that they knew as their homeland.  Native Americans have held ceremonies, made spiritual journeys, and buried their relatives according to time-honored customs and traditions on sacred lands.  These places are forever tied to our cultural identity and everyday life. Many of these hallowed grounds are once again threatened.  Mining, reservoir projects, oil and gas…
  • Former NARF employee and Native rights advocate Suzan Shown Harjo named recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom

    Native American Rights Fund
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Native rights advocate Suzan Shown Harjo has been named a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama.  Suzan is a well-known writer, curator, and activist who has advocated for improving the lives of Native peoples throughout her career.   As a member of the Carter Administration and as current president of the Morning Star Institute, she has been a key figure in many important Indian legislative battles, including the passage of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and the American Indian Religious Freedom Act.  Suzan is…
  • NARF co-hosts 2nd Annual Chief Niwot Forum with Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell

    Native American Rights Fund
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Please join us on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. for the 2nd Annual Chief Niwot Forum – Congress Meets Sand Creek: Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell’s Fight for a National Historic Site.  Senator Campbell sponsored the legislation for the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site, which opened to the public in 2007. The National Park Service calls the site 'profound, symbolic, spiritual, controversial, a site unlike any other in America.'   David Skaggs served with Campbell in Congress and will interview Campbell about the groundbreaking historic site and its…
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  • Holiday Planning with The Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for Sweets, Treats, and Other Autumnal Delights

    Christopher Simmons
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Pumpkin pie spice captures the essence of comfort and hospitality with its distinctive, subtle aroma of cloves, ginger, cinnamon and allspice. Now, thanks to super-foods author Stephanie Pedersen, the spice blend's captivating flavor is no longer limited to the traditional Thanksgiving table and the pumpkin pie. Holiday Planning with The Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for Sweets, Treats, and Other Autumnal Delights by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the Neotrope® News…
  • Fifth Annual Mad Hatter Holiday Festival Makes a Wonderland of San Francisco Bay Area City

    Christopher Simmons
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:26 pm
    VALLEJO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: A different kind of Christmas! The City of Vallejo, California celebrates the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival throughout the city combining a parade, tree lighting, festival, boat parade, museum exhibit, grand homes tour, city hall exhibit and free bus service to and from the festival throughout the city. Fifth Annual Mad Hatter Holiday Festival Makes a Wonderland of San Francisco Bay Area City by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the Neotrope® News Network.
  • Technology Innovator ShortSave Inc’s Distressed Mortgage Work Out Solution Wins 2014 Servicing Trailblazer Award

    Christopher Simmons
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:08 pm
    MONUMENT, Colo. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Mortgage industry technology innovator ShortSave, Inc. was awarded the coveted Servicing Trailblazer Award at the 15th Annual Mortgage Technology Awards Ceremony on October 19 in Las Vegas. ShortSave helps distressed borrowers work out their loans with their lenders in a matter of days. Technology Innovator ShortSave Inc’s Distressed Mortgage Work Out Solution Wins 2014 Servicing Trailblazer Award by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the Neotrope® News Network.
  • Small Business of America launches to unite and network small companies nationwide

    Christopher Simmons
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:52 pm
    PHOENIX, Ariz. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: On Small Business Saturday on November 29, a new organization is announcing its goal to unite small businesses across the country. Small Business Saturday, an American shopping holiday, was created and promoted by American Express to assist small business. The new Small Business of America (SBA) was created to fill the demand by small businesses. Small Business of America launches to unite and network small companies nationwide by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the Neotrope® News Network.
  • Verify Smart Corp signs joint venture agreement with Globrin Systems and Solutions, Ltd.

    Christopher Simmons
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:51 am
    FERNLEY, Nev. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Verify Smart Corp (OTCMKTS:VSMR / OTCBB:VSMR), a global innovator in financial fraud prevention and digital content distribution to the mobile channel, announced today that it has signed a joint venture and software development, hosting and maintenance agreement with Globrin Systems and Solutions, Ltd. Globrin will maintain and support the new Prvii Celebrity Services Platform and will continue development Verify Smart Corp signs joint venture agreement with Globrin Systems and Solutions, Ltd. by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US…
 
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  • American Indians see Thanksgiving through different eyes - The Daily Advertiser

    28 Nov 2014 | 7:10 am
    The Daily AdvertiserAmerican Indians see Thanksgiving through different eyesThe Daily AdvertiserBut some won't, or at least not to remember the same history most Americans recognize as the origin of Thanksgiving. Different people “attach different meanings” to the holiday, said John Troutman, a U.S. history professor who specializes in American
  • New report shows wage disparity in Montana for women, American Indians - Billings Gazette

    28 Nov 2014 | 5:37 am
    New report shows wage disparity in Montana for women, American IndiansBillings GazetteHELENA — A disproportionate share of Montana women and American Indians and other people of color are earning less than a living wage, according to a report released this week. “Women and people of color are struggling to make ends meet,” said ...
  • Prayer, healing part of mourning in American Indian funeral services - AberdeenNews.com

    27 Nov 2014 | 11:07 pm
    Prayer, healing part of mourning in American Indian funeral servicesAberdeenNews.comTo someone unfamiliar with the American Indian culture, this is different, but Father Jerome Ranek, pastor for St. Catherine's Parish in Sisseton, said the chanting and processions of people following the van carrying the bodies are intended to both and more »
  • What Schools (Don't) Teach About American Indians - Care2.com

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Care2.comWhat Schools (Don't) Teach About American IndiansCare2.comIt's that time of year when schools teach their favorite story about American Indians: the tale of the first Thanksgiving. Do most students know anything about American Indians, though? Not really, it turns out. A new study examining the curriculums McCain: Indian Country deserves to be part of energy revolutionArizona Silver BeltIndians invest $ 5.8 b in US residential properties in 2013-14The HinduRelaxed RBI norms perk Indians to buy property abroadIndian ExpressDaily News & Analysis -Deccan Chronicle -OPP…
  • The Native American Side Of The Thanksgiving Menu - NPR (blog)

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:41 am
    NPR (blog)The Native American Side Of The Thanksgiving MenuNPR (blog)The recipes are drawn from the Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, where Hetzler was lead chef until summer 2014. Since opening the cafe, he told NPR's Celeste Headlee he observed a growing interest ...and more »
 
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  • Native-American Youth Are in Crisis and Need Protection - Truth-Out

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    Native-American Youth Are in Crisis and Need ProtectionTruth-OutAs reported in The Washington Post, Native American children “face unprecedented challenges” of violence and extreme poverty that hurt their minds as much as their bodies, on top of the “historical trauma” that they carry. The combination of violence
  • Program highlights Native American culture - WRCB-TV

    28 Nov 2014 | 6:10 am
    Program highlights Native American cultureWRCB-TVWARTBURG, Tenn. (AP) - A program highlighting Native American culture is planned this weekend in East Tennessee. The Obed Wild and Scenic River program begins at 2 p.m. EST Saturday and will last about an hour. The park in Wartburg says the ...and more »
  • Bits: Show a tricky exploration of Native American cultures - The Columbian

    28 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
    The ColumbianBits: Show a tricky exploration of Native American culturesThe ColumbianAbout six months ago, Dunn said, he developed a story based on Native American culture and issues that would serve as the backbone for a magic show. It's centered on the Cherokee legend of the good dog versus the bad dog, he said. That's a symbolic ...
  • Native Americans Mourn in Plymouth on Thanksgiving - Boston.com

    27 Nov 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Voice of America (blog)Native Americans Mourn in Plymouth on ThanksgivingBoston.comPLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Thanksgiving is nothing to celebrate for Native Americans in the town where the Pilgrims settled. Wampanoags and other native people are observing the 45th annual National Day of Mourning on a hill overlooking the harbor ...For Native Americans, Thanksgiving Can Be a Mixed BlessingVoice of America (blog)A Thanksgiving tribute to Native American athletesSI.comNative Americans to demonstrate in Plymouth on ThanksgivingBoston GlobePress TVall 386 news articles »
  • Native American Groups Want You to Know They're More Than Mascots - TakePart

    27 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    TakePartNative American Groups Want You to Know They're More Than MascotsTakePart“There may have been a time when it was acceptable, just as there was a time when slavery was acceptable,” says Jonnie Jae, founding board member of Not Your Mascot, an organization that advocates against the use of appropriated Native American ...At Least 500 California Native Americans Protest,Tell Redskins They're 'Not Indian Country Today Media Networkall 3 news articles »
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  • State House News Service: The week ahead

    28 Nov 2014 | 1:05 pm
    … in municipal government. Curtatone, who uses Somerville's … States Attorney's Office. Prior to 2007, Smyth was an assistant U.S … White House Council on Native American Affairs. Each federally … chair Stuart Altman, Federal Trade Commission Deputy …
  • Unlocking the Mystery of Custer's Last Stand

    28 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    … visitor to Southern Montana’s Little Big Horn Battlefield … Coupled with new interpretations of Native American accounts, this has helped … Montana. In response, the U.S. government ordered the cavalry to … with good reason. Custer’s intelligence had estimated a …
  • Fault-finding scientists pinpointing 1872 quake

    28 Nov 2014 | 12:42 am
    … that rattled seven states and provinces when Ulysses S. Grant was president … , regional chief of the U.S. Geological Survey’s earthquake programs. “For more … hills near Wenatchee. Settlers and Native Americans reported a massive slide that …
  • Rogers Turkey Trot Draws Hundreds

    28 Nov 2014 | 12:34 am
    … Lance Nutt, the organization's president and founder, to the … member of the U.S. Canoe/Kayak team. Herbert's daughter, 17-year-old … sister. They dressed up as Native Americans with headdresses and face paint …
  • Letter: Nixing Keystone pipeline should be an easy decision

    27 Nov 2014 | 10:24 pm
    … Landrieu, one of the project’s sponsors, demonstrate some of the … cross several Native American lands without permission (a violation of U.S. law), including the Ogallala aquifer, one of the world’s …
 
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  • Breaking: CNRL dumps 60,000 Litres of Crude oil into a muskeg

    derrick
    28 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) you know, the Company that has been leaking Bitumen from the Cold lake site for over a year now, just had another spill. On Nov 27, 2014 CNRL reported to the AER that a Mechanical failure from a pipeline allowed 60,000 litres of Crude Oil to be release to a muskeg. 27Km North of Red Earth Alberta. The Status on this spill is listed as still Ongoing. The Official report states Mechanical failure allowed release to an area 100m X 20m of muskeg. Delineation and sampling are being done as well as cleanup has begun. No reports of impact to wildlife. This…
  • Nisga’a Legislation with Province Passes Today

    derrick
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    by: Melissa Shaw The Province and the Nisga’a Lisims Government celebrated the passage of two key pieces of legislation and two economic benefit agreements today. The B.C. legislature passed the Nisga’a Final Agreement Amendment Act today, which establishes the Nisga’a Lisims Government as the property taxation authority over their lands. The legislation enables the First Nation to levy and collect property tax from persons other than Nisga’a citizens, including companies that operate industrial installations, such as LNG pipelines and infrastructure. President of the Nisga’a Lisims…
  • No Justice: VPD officer receives 6 day suspension for assaulting a disabled women

    derrick
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:25 am
    A Vancouver police officer has been given a six-day suspension for pushing a woman in the city’s Downtown Eastside to the ground in June of 2010. In a case that gained notoriety after a video of the incident surfaced, Const. Taylor Robinson was shown shoving Sandy Davidsen — who suffers from multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy — to the ground as she tried to cut between three police officers on the street. In what the adjudicator on the case, former B.C. attorney general Wally Oppal, called a “callous and reckless” decision, Const. Robinson did not help Davidsen back…
  • Criminal Charges for Mine Waste Dumping in Alaska

    derrick
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    By Lisa Demer | earthworksaction.org Mine wastewater is nasty stuff – so much so that this week, a mining company was criminally charged for dumping it into water. Federal officials charged XS Platinum Inc. and five top employees with conspiring to dump mine waste into a Southwest Alaska salmon river. According to the Alaska Daily News, employees failed to treat water used to process ore before dumping into ponds. The toxic soup, which would likely contain heavy metals and processing chemicals such as arsenic and cyanide, was then dumped into ponds and eventually leached into the Salmon…
  • 12 First Nations release open letter calling the Kinder Morgan review process fatally flawed

    derrick
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:28 am
    Tsleil-Waututh Nation COAST SALISH TERRITORIES  – Today, 12 First Nations released an open letter slamming the National Energy Board (“NEB”) review of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain proposal, calling it “fatally flawed” and questioning the constitutionality of the federal government’s approach to First Nations consultation. The letter comes on the final day of the NEB’s hearings on oral Aboriginal traditional evidence. “We are united in expressing our grave concerns about how the review is unfolding,” said Chief Nelson Leon of Adams…
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