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  • Aztec Social Organization

    Native American Netroots
    Ojibwa
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
    When the Spanish invaded Mexico, they found that one of the dominant empires was that of the Aztecs. While many great civilizations and empires had developed and collapses in the region over the millennia, today we know more about the … Continue reading →
  • NARF Staff Attorneys Steve Moore and Heather Whiteman Runs Him present about tribal water law issues

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    Native American Rights Fund
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    NARF staff are on the move again! This week NARF Staff Attorneys Steve Moore and Heather Whiteman Runs Him presented at the Water Law Institute’s 3rd Annual Tribal Water Law Conference. Steve and Heather presented on the panel discussing the potential outcomes and effects of Agua Caliente v. Coachella Valley Water District case. To learn more about the conference, click here.In addition to the Water Law Institute’s conference, Heather also presented on a tribal water law panel at the California Indian Law Conference. For more information on that event, click here.
  • New iPhone App Assists in Designing Efficient, Safe LED Landscape Lighting Systems

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    Christopher Simmons
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Earth Conscious Apps today announced the release of 'Landscape Lighting Toolkit' for Android and iOS mobile devices. Landscape Lighting Toolkit is a collection of electrical calculators and tutorials that assist landscape lighting designers and DIY enthusiasts in creating efficient outdoor LED and halogen lighting systems at lower installation costs while increasing long-term safety. New iPhone App Assists in Designing Efficient, Safe LED Landscape Lighting Systems by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech…
  • U.S. car safety regulators face review over safety lapses

    Flagstaff Today
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Transportation Department will conduct an internal review of U.S. auto safety regulators in response to a series of safety lapses, including this week’s reports...
  • VETERANS’ HEALTH NOT OBAMA/MCNERNEY’S FIRST CONCERN

    American Indian Politics News
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
    AMADOR CALLS FOR OBAMA ADMINSTRATION TO INSURE SAFETY OF EBOLA TROOPS STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 25, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ -- …
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  • Aztec Social Organization

    Ojibwa
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
    When the Spanish invaded Mexico, they found that one of the dominant empires was that of the Aztecs. While many great civilizations and empires had developed and collapses in the region over the millennia, today we know more about the … Continue reading →
  • Tobacco and the Indian Nations of the Great Lakes

    Ojibwa
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    The western portion of the Northeastern Woodlands of the U.S., an area designated as the Great Lakes-Riverine area by some anthropologists, was inhabited by Algonquian-speaking tribes such as the Anishinabe (Ojibwa or Chippewa), Kickapoo, Potawatomi, Menominee, Shawnee, Ottawa, and Sauk and by Siouan-speaking … Continue reading →
  • 1764

    Ojibwa
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    Two hundred and fifty years ago, in 1764, many of the Indian nations of North America had not yet had direct contact with the European colonial powers who were claiming the “God-given” right to rule them. Indirectly, however, most of … Continue reading →
  • The Cheyenne Migrations

    Ojibwa
    5 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    In 1851, the United States government met in treaty council with 8,000 to 12,000 Indians from several Plains tribes at Fort Laramie in present-day Wyoming. One of the tribes attending this council was the Cheyenne. While many Americans assumed that … Continue reading →
  • Some Apache Ceremonies

    Ojibwa
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:02 pm
    While the movies and popular books (including some textbooks) speak of the Apaches as if they were a single American Indian nation, there are many different, distinct, and autonomous Apache groups. There are six major divisions of the Apache: the … Continue reading →
 
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  • NARF Staff Attorneys Steve Moore and Heather Whiteman Runs Him present about tribal water law issues

    Native American Rights Fund
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    NARF staff are on the move again! This week NARF Staff Attorneys Steve Moore and Heather Whiteman Runs Him presented at the Water Law Institute’s 3rd Annual Tribal Water Law Conference. Steve and Heather presented on the panel discussing the potential outcomes and effects of Agua Caliente v. Coachella Valley Water District case. To learn more about the conference, click here.In addition to the Water Law Institute’s conference, Heather also presented on a tribal water law panel at the California Indian Law Conference. For more information on that event, click here.
  • NARF co-hosts webinar on Tribal Water Codes: Regulation of Water Quality and Quantity in Indian Country

    Native American Rights Fund
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Next Tuesday, October 21, NARF will co-host the webinar, Tribal Water Codes: Regulation of Water Quality and Quantity in Indian Country. The webinar will be hosted by NARF, the National Congress of American Indians, the Tribal Water Working Group, Utton Center/University of New Mexico, and Sandia National Laboratories.One aspect of sovereignty is the control and administration of natural resources within tribal lands.  The purpose of this webinar is to provide Indian Country information about how water codes can be developed to protect and manage tribal water resources.  A panel of…
  • NARF Staff Attorney Melody McCoy presents at National Tribal Judicial and Court Clerks’ Conference

    Native American Rights Fund
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Earlier this week, NARF Staff Attorney Melody McCoy presented at the 45th Annual National Tribal Judicial and Court Clerks’ Conference held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the Cherokee Nation’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.  Melody presented an overview of federal cases affecting tribal justice and was joined on the panel by Chief Judge Richard Blake of the Hoopa Valley Tribal Court.  To learn more about the conference, click here.  And, to view the conference agenda, click here.
  • NARF welcomes Legal Fellow Ian Fisher

    Native American Rights Fund
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Ian Fisher, a recent graduate of Columbia Law School, has joined NARF’s Boulder, Colorado, office for the coming year as a Legal Fellow.  At Columbia Law, Ian worked in the Environmental Law Clinic and was the Colloquium Editor of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law.  He also organized and participated in a pro bono project that brings law students to reservations throughout Wisconsin to assist tribal members with wills and other legal documents.  Ian has worked for and volunteered for a number of public interest organizations, including Natural Resources Defense…
  • NARF’s Alaska office celebrates its 30th anniversary

    Native American Rights Fund
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    Thirty years ago this week, NARF’s Alaska office opened its doors!  In fall of 1984, NARF's Board of Directors determined there was a serious need by tribes in the state of Alaska for legal aid on issues of sovereignty, subsistence, and child welfare.  The decision was made to dispatch two attorneys from NARF's Colorado office to the Last Frontier.  On October 1, 1984, NARF staff attorneys Lare Aschenbrenner and Robert Anderson opened the doors of the Alaska office.  Thirty years later, NARF's Alaska office continues to represent Alaska Native Tribes on issues core to…
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  • New iPhone App Assists in Designing Efficient, Safe LED Landscape Lighting Systems

    Christopher Simmons
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Earth Conscious Apps today announced the release of 'Landscape Lighting Toolkit' for Android and iOS mobile devices. Landscape Lighting Toolkit is a collection of electrical calculators and tutorials that assist landscape lighting designers and DIY enthusiasts in creating efficient outdoor LED and halogen lighting systems at lower installation costs while increasing long-term safety. New iPhone App Assists in Designing Efficient, Safe LED Landscape Lighting Systems by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech…
  • In ‘The Remembered Self’ author M.J. Payne depicts the vicious world of sex trafficking of children and eventual recovery

    Christopher Simmons
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    DALLAS, Texas /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: 'The Remembered Self: A Journey Into the Heart of the Beast' (ISBN: 9781457532849), by M.J. Payne, depicts the vicious world of sex trafficking of children, the emotional damage and physical experience of forced intimacy in a violent setting from the victim's point of view. Written in novel form with animal comforters it shows a child's response, repression of experiences and eventual therapeutic intervention as an adult. In ‘The Remembered Self’ author M.J. Payne depicts the vicious world of sex trafficking of children and eventual recovery…
  • EaseUS Todo Backup 7.5 offers the effective backup solutions for Storage Group and Mailbox database in Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

    Christopher Simmons
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EaseUS Todo Backup, one of the backup software brand leaders, announces the release of EaseUS Todo Backup 7.5. During the last 10 years, the professional yet simple-to-operate backup and recovery software has helped many users to backup the crucial data. The release newly adds Exchange Server 2013 backup technologies for Advanced server and Technician version, recovers mount/unmount feature, and improves the performance of browsing files. EaseUS Todo Backup 7.5 offers the effective backup solutions for Storage Group and Mailbox database in Microsoft…
  • 22nd Annual Trucking Industry Defense Association Seminar to feature EPIC’s Michael Nischan on managing risk

    Christopher Simmons
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: As the head of the transportation safety and security consulting business for EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, Michael Nischan will present his views on risk management in the trucking industry on a panel during a three-day industry seminar hosted by the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA). 22nd Annual Trucking Industry Defense Association Seminar to feature EPIC’s Michael Nischan on managing risk by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the Neotrope® News Network.
  • John Walsh joins EPIC to further strengthen growing Risk Solutions Practice

    Christopher Simmons
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:29 pm
    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that John Walsh has joined the firm as their Principal of Executive Liability and Financial Lines insurance. Walsh brings more than 10 years of Financial Lines Broking, Placement, Underwriting, Business Development, Client Service, Operations and Claims Management experience to EPIC. John Walsh joins EPIC to further strengthen growing Risk Solutions Practice by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels…
 
 
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  • Indigenous Solidarity for Vegans

    derrick
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    By Scott Knowles | becausewemust.org If you are vegan and you want participate in indigenous solidarity work, first things first, take your agenda and throw it in the fire. Second, shut up and start listening to indigenous voices. I live in what is now known as Canada, on the unceded Coast Salish Territories of the Tsleil-Waututh and Skwxwu7mesh Nations (North Vancouver). In Canada and across Turtle Island, there is a long history of colonial repression, genocide and assimilation. It is a history that vegans need to ensure we do not repeat. From small pox, the criminalization of culture,…
  • Thousands of indigenous children were forcibly removed from their homes as recently as 1985.

    derrick
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    Canada’s hidden tale of shame: Goar By: Carol Goar Star Columnist, The 60s Scoop was carried out so stealthily that it remained an ugly secret for half a century. But now the secret is getting out. The victims are stepping forward. The wheels of justice are creaking into action. Like most baby boomers, I grew up knowing nothing about the 60s Scoop. I thought Canada was an enlightened nation. Recently I started hearing whispers, rumours and anecdotes in the aboriginal community but nothing solid enough to report. Last Thursday, Stan Beardy, regional chief of Ontario’s 133 First…
  • Comedian Russell Brand criticizes Harper’s reaction to Ottawa shooting

    derrick
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:23 pm
    By: The Canadian Press A British celebrity isn’t wowed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s handling of the aftermath of the shooting of an honour guard at the National War Memorial. Harper’s address to Canadians after Wednesday’s deadly rampage that included a gunfight on Parliament Hill was the subject of “The Trews,” comedian Russell Brand’s YouTube series in which he dissects media coverage of current events. “The incidents in Ottawa are being used to advance a narrative that will not only entitle them to further wars abroad, but will entitle…
  • What Mount Polley can teach us about the Red Chris mine

    derrick
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Kluea and Todagin Lakes, immediately downstream of the proposed tailings facility of Imperial Metals Red Chris mine. (Credit: Carr Clifton) By Wade Davis, | davidsuzuki.org The highest levels of corporate integrity and responsibility should be the standard for any new mine in Canada, and especially for one with as much potential as Imperial Metals’ Red Chris project, situated at the heart of the Sacred Headwaters in remote northwest British Columbia. Imperial Metals has acknowledged that all exploration, regulatory and construction costs will be reclaimed within two years of the…
  • Mountaintop removal mining now linked to over 60,000 new cancers

    derrick
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    By Karen Graham | digitaljournal.com Almost 1.2 million people live in the Appalachia region of the Eastern United States. The region is best known for the mountaintop removal mining (MTR) that is carried out by coal companies to extract the fossil fuel needed to meet our coal demands. . MTR mining has been practiced in this country since the 1960s. With the 1973 and 1979 petroleum crises, a more economical way of mining coal was needed, one that used fewer workers but removed more coal. This is when MTR coal-mining took off in Appalachia. The method spread even further in the 1990s with the…
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