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  • World War II Impacts Indian Reservations

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    Ojibwa
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:26 pm
    In 1942, the United States was gearing up to fight in World War II and the military efforts on the homefront had an impact on several Indian reservations. Administration of Indian Affairs: The need for office space in Washington, D.C. … Continue reading →
  • Alaska Legislature honors NARF Staff Attorney Heather Kendall-Miller

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    29 Oct 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Heather Kendall-Miller, daughter Ruth, and husband Lloyd read Alaska Legislature's citation honoring Heather at the AFN Convention. Photo credit: Geri Simon and Alaska Dispatch News.Last week at the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Annual Convention, the Alaska State Legislature honored the professional life and work of NARF Staff Attorney Heather Kendall-Miller, the most senior attorney in NARF’s Alaska office.  “A lifelong Alaskan, Heather has devoted herself to protecting Native rights in Alaska and nationwide.  We are proud to recognize Heather Kendall-Miller’s main…
  • Energy Optimizers USA helps Adams County Ohio Valley Schools convert to energy saving solar technologies

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    Christopher Simmons
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    TIPP CITY, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The Adams County Ohio Valley School District will soon harvest most of its electricity from solar technology as part of an energy conservation project it has undertaken with Energy Optimizers, USA. The planned photovoltaic solar array, in combination with several other energy saving measures, is expected to net the school district $259K in annual utility savings. Energy Optimizers USA helps Adams County Ohio Valley Schools convert to energy saving solar technologies by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech…
  • Samantha Power defends Ebola guidelines; praises airlines

    Flagstaff Today
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:17 am
    By Louis Charbonneau and Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power on Friday defended federal guidelines for monitoring health workers returning...
  • Ready getaways: Swan fest, Napa films and American Indian arts - SFGate

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    30 Oct 2014 | 6:58 pm
    SFGateReady getaways: Swan fest, Napa films and American Indian artsSFGate•Native art marketplace: Los Angeles' The Autry (actor-singer Gene Autry's museum of the American West) will host 200 artists from 40 tribes for its American Indian Arts Marketplace, the largest art fair of its type in Southern California. In addition
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  • World War II Impacts Indian Reservations

    Ojibwa
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:26 pm
    In 1942, the United States was gearing up to fight in World War II and the military efforts on the homefront had an impact on several Indian reservations. Administration of Indian Affairs: The need for office space in Washington, D.C. … Continue reading →
  • Tribes Ask That Oil and Gas Leases be Cancelled

    Ojibwa
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:19 pm
    On Friday, Blackfeet tribal leaders in Montana sent letters to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asking that all federal oil and gas leases in the Badger-Two Medicine area be cancelled. According to the letter:  “We respectfully … Continue reading →
  • 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 →
 
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  • Alaska Legislature honors NARF Staff Attorney Heather Kendall-Miller

    Native American Rights Fund
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Heather Kendall-Miller, daughter Ruth, and husband Lloyd read Alaska Legislature's citation honoring Heather at the AFN Convention. Photo credit: Geri Simon and Alaska Dispatch News.Last week at the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Annual Convention, the Alaska State Legislature honored the professional life and work of NARF Staff Attorney Heather Kendall-Miller, the most senior attorney in NARF’s Alaska office.  “A lifelong Alaskan, Heather has devoted herself to protecting Native rights in Alaska and nationwide.  We are proud to recognize Heather Kendall-Miller’s main…
  • 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…
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  • Energy Optimizers USA helps Adams County Ohio Valley Schools convert to energy saving solar technologies

    Christopher Simmons
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    TIPP CITY, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The Adams County Ohio Valley School District will soon harvest most of its electricity from solar technology as part of an energy conservation project it has undertaken with Energy Optimizers, USA. The planned photovoltaic solar array, in combination with several other energy saving measures, is expected to net the school district $259K in annual utility savings. Energy Optimizers USA helps Adams County Ohio Valley Schools convert to energy saving solar technologies by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech…
  • Opinion: GOP Speech for All Seasons – GOP Truthiness – What if a RWNJ Told the Truth?

    John Scott G
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:29 pm
    OPINION: Every day from now until the GOP's anti-American political convention in the summer of 2016 there will be horrifying speeches delivered by egomaniacs who are hoping to be anointed as the leading rightwing nutjob. What if their bloviating contained statements of truth instead of the standard conservative lies? Opinion: GOP Speech for All Seasons – GOP Truthiness – What if a RWNJ Told the Truth? by John Scott G sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the Neotrope® News Network.
  • Somerset Hills and Somerset Valley YMCAs will formally join together to form one YMCA association

    Christopher Simmons
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    BASKING RIDGE, N.J. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The Somerset Hills and Somerset Valley YMCAs are pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2015 both organizations will formally join together to form one YMCA association that will be known as the Somerset County YMCA. Since 2000, an increasing number of YMCAs across the country have seen great success through mergers as a proven and effective model that contributes to the sustainability of YMCAs. Somerset Hills and Somerset Valley YMCAs will formally join together to form one YMCA association by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels…
  • A decade of sports, entertainment and family selfies proves the Quik Pod is still the best Selfie Stick

    Christopher Simmons
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: When Wayne Fromm invented and patented the Quik Pod, the original 'selfie stick,' more than 10 years ago, he had no idea how popular selfies would become. In fact, according to an article in Psychology Today, selfies have redefined how we document experiences. A decade of sports, entertainment and family selfies proves the Quik Pod is still the best Selfie Stick by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the Neotrope® News Network.
  • Artist Anne Kerry Swank Angel Art Series Glorifies God, and is in the Vatican

    Christopher Simmons
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:30 pm
    LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: California-based artist/photographer Anne Kerry Swank's limited edition Angel watercolor photographs series now hangs in the Vatican, Rome, after a twenty-year journey of the artist that began with a morning prayer to God and Divine Inspiration. The first limited edition watercolor that was received by His Holiness, Pope Francis, and selected for display is 'Serenity,' in green tones, number 1/30. Artist Anne Kerry Swank Angel Art Series Glorifies God, and is in the Vatican by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics…
 
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  • Ready getaways: Swan fest, Napa films and American Indian arts - SFGate

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:58 pm
    SFGateReady getaways: Swan fest, Napa films and American Indian artsSFGate•Native art marketplace: Los Angeles' The Autry (actor-singer Gene Autry's museum of the American West) will host 200 artists from 40 tribes for its American Indian Arts Marketplace, the largest art fair of its type in Southern California. In addition
  • The Story Behind The Historic American Indian Cemetery In Downtown KCK - KCUR

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    KCURThe Story Behind The Historic American Indian Cemetery In Downtown KCKKCURShe was the first American Indian to try a case before the Supreme Court. Even though Lyda Conley lost her case, she continued to work to preserve the integrity of Wyandot graves. The sale of the land was stopped and she worked with the city to protect
  • Celebrate American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month - Montgomery Community Media

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    Montgomery Community MediaCelebrate American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage MonthMontgomery Community MediaPowwow is an all-inclusive social gathering recognizing and celebrating the rich heritage and cultures of American Indians and Alaska Natives. November was first designated as National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month by President ...Native American Educational and Cultural Center to celebrate heritage monthPurdue NewsroomNative pride and spirit: Yesterday, today and foreverHanford SentinelWORLD Channel Programming Celebrates Native American Heritage Month in PR…
  • American Indian cultures, traditions to be celebrated in WPSU documentary - Penn State News

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:11 am
    Penn State NewsAmerican Indian cultures, traditions to be celebrated in WPSU documentaryPenn State NewsFewer than 200 American Indians call central Pennsylvania home, but thousands have gathered in State College once a year for more than a decade to celebrate and embrace their various cultures, traditions and values. “As Long As We Dance: The New ...
  • On Campus: UW-Madison grant aims to put American Indians in health care ... - Madison.com

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:52 am
    On Campus: UW-Madison grant aims to put American Indians in health care Madison.comThe university will use the money to recruit, train and nurture American Indian students along three main paths: expanding recruiting efforts for promising pre-college students, boosting enrollment of American Indians in science, engineering and math and more »
 
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  • Native American Group Argues Redskins Lawsuit Should Be Tossed - NBC4 Washington

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    NBC4 WashingtonNative American Group Argues Redskins Lawsuit Should Be TossedNBC4 WashingtonA Virginia judge will decide Friday whether a lawsuit filed against five Native Americans by the Washington Redskins can proceed. The football team filed the suit after the Native Americans successfully challenged the team's name, arguing it is offensive.Native American group argues lawsuit brought by Redskins over their name Minneapolis Star TribuneNative Americans's lawyers seek dismissal of Redskins' lawsuitWashington PostMN Native American advertisement agency stands up against Redskins…
  • CSM Diversity Institute hosts Native American Heritage events - Bay Net

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    Bay NetCSM Diversity Institute hosts Native American Heritage eventsBay Net10-14 to celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November. This year's theme nationally is “Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today and Forever.” Southern Maryland has been home to Native Americans for over 400 generations and continues to this ...
  • Endless Debt: Native Americans Plagued by High-Interest Loans - NBCNews.com

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:18 am
    NBCNews.comEndless Debt: Native Americans Plagued by High-Interest LoansNBCNews.comHundreds of thousands of small-dollar loans are issued each year in Gallup and other New Mexico towns that border Native American reservations, according to New Mexico state lending data obtained by NBC. Most come with sky-high interest rates that can ...Endless Debt: Native Americans in High-Interest Loan TrapBayoubuzzall 1 news articles »
  • Most voters oppose Native American casino - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Rochester Democrat and ChronicleMost voters oppose Native American casinoRochester Democrat and ChronicleThe poll found that 52 percent of respondents opposed a Native American casino being built and operated in Monroe County. Only 39 percent supported the idea, while 9 percent said they were unsure. The question was one of many where city and suburban ...and more »
  • Native American Week is Nov. 2-8 - Enid News & Eagle

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Native American Week is Nov. 2-8Enid News & Eagle6: Native American food tasting at Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Enid, 6 p.m. Kennetha Greenwood will give a presentation on the importance of preserving native language. The event is free to the public and anyone is welcome to sample
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  • Students get Close-Up with Native American Artifacts - School News Network

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    Students get Close-Up with Native American ArtifactsSchool News NetworkHands shot up as Sparta Community Schools fifth grade teacher Larry Carter asked 100 students what they liked to collect. “Marbles,” “Seashells,” “Shark's teeth,” “Stones,” “Mainly Everything,” were some of the excited responses. None of them mentioned ...
  • AIGC names Covelo student to 2014 All Native American High School Academic ... - Ukiah Daily Journal

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    AIGC names Covelo student to 2014 All Native American High School Academic Ukiah Daily JournalThe American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving cultural and economic wellbeing for individuals and tribes through graduate education, today congratulated the 2014 honorees of the All Native American High
  • Reviews From the 39th American Indian Film Festival - Beyond Chron

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    Beyond ChronReviews From the 39th American Indian Film FestivalBeyond ChronMyrton Running Wolf's entertaining and informative short “This Is Not An Indian Problem” demonstrates in a little over eight minutes the continuing relevance of the American Indian Film Festival. The week-long annual film festival, which starts up this and more »
  • CSM Diversity Institute hosts Native American Heritage events - Bay Net

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    Bay NetCSM Diversity Institute hosts Native American Heritage eventsBay Net“Events like the CSM celebration of Native American Month provides an opportunity for the citizens of Southern Maryland to meet the indigenous People of this land, and learn about our Tribal values and experiences. We will display and present some ...
  • Native American group argues Redskins lawsuit should be tossed - WDBJ7

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:36 am
    FOXSports.comNative American group argues Redskins lawsuit should be tossedWDBJ7Five Native Americans are asking a Virginia judge to dismiss a lawsuit the Washington Redskins filed after the group successfully challenged the team's name, arguing it is offensive. Lawyers for both sides are expected in federal court in Alexandria on Native American group argues lawsuit brought by Redskins over their name NewserMN Native American advertisement agency stands up against Redskins nameNorthland's NewsCenterKSFY In-Depth: Washington Redskins are contacting South Dakota tribesKSFYall 103 news…
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    31 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    … Valley Federal Credit Union building in Kingston’s … social workers. Marialanna Lee, Government Affairs Director for … Native American communities that first inhabited the Valley, through Henry Hudson’s … Criminal Court. Inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer …
  • Meet Bill Koch, the other Koch brother

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    … company in the United States, with $115 billion in … it's torn our family apart." In court, Koch … American Indian reservations and federal land. Koch gave the file to the U.S … the company had defrauded the government. Koch Industries settled for $ …
  • “AMERICANS HELPING ISIS SHOULD HAVE PASSPORTS REVOKED”

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE AMADOR CALLS FOR TOUGHER LEGISLATION ON AMERICAN SYMPATHIZERS STOCK, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Stockton— Antonio C. 'Tony' Amador, a challenger in the race for California’s 9th …
  • Native Americans Argue Redskins Suit Should Be Tossed

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:16 am
    … PHOTO: Native Americans protest before the Minnesota Vikings … . A board from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office … s action, the team sued the five Native Americans in August, asking a federal court … makes its way through the courts. If the ruling ultimately …
  • DaVita Kidney Care Shares Festive Halloween Recipes

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    … /Cookbook. An estimated 20 million U.S. adults have CKD, which can … adults, African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans DaVita, DaVita Diet Helper and … patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider …
 
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  • Exxon Fighting to Keep Public From Seeing 900,000 Pages of Documents in Oil Spill Lawsuit

    derrick
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    Oil giant ExxonMobil is seeking “unprecedented secrecy” by labeling nearly 900,000 pages of documents as confidential in a class action lawsuit over an oil pipeline rupture in Arkansas, an attorney said in a new court filing. The attorney, Tom Thrash, said Exxon’s blanket assertion of confidentiality prevents affected property owners and the public from learning whether Exxon had properly maintained and repaired the 1940s-era Pegasus oil pipeline at the heart of the case, and it has forced him to file his arguments under seal. The 858-mile Pegasus, which stretches from…
  • Feds negotiating residential school education credits extension

    derrick
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    About 10,000 out of 80,000 eligible have applied; many have been rejected CBC News Today’s the deadline to apply for the $3,000 residential school personal education credits, but the federal government is considering an extension. The federal Minister of Aboriginal Affairs told parliament Thursday that his department is negotiating to extend the deadline. Dene National Chief Bill Erasmus says that creates an opportunity to discuss the agreement further with the federal government. He says there’s a lot of confusion about the credits and what they can be used for. “This review…
  • Atleo defends his actions over the aboriginal education bill

    derrick
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    By Susana Mas, CBC News Shawn Atleo is defending his actions in the lead-up to the federal government’s tabling of its controversial aboriginal education bill, nearly six months after quitting his job as national chief for the Assembly of First Nations. Speaking publicly for the first time since he vanished from the national spotlight, Atleo said he was simply doing his job when he pressed Stephen Harper to amend a draft version of the aboriginal education act before the prime minister announced $1.9 billion in funding for aboriginal education starting in 2015. “I was instructed…
  • Nisga’a Nation Signs Pipeline Benefits Agreement

    derrick
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:19 pm
    By John Crawford The Nisga’a Nation has signed a benefits agreement with the company planning to build a natural gas pipeline through the 85 kilometres of Nisga’a lands — including a portion through the Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park. Yesterday, the executive of the Nisga’a Lisims Government passed a resolution, authorizing President Mitchell Stevens to execute the agreement with the subsidiary of Trans Canada Pipelines. The Nisga’a say the pipeline route was chosen to balance the impacts the project would have on the environment and on Nisga’a Treaty…
  • Prentice to reopen land claim negotiations with Lubicon First Nation

    derrick
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The Canadian Press Alberta Premier Jim Prentice has rebooted talks with a northern aboriginal band that has been seeking a land claim for almost 80 years. “I felt it was an important place to start,” Prentice said Thursday after meeting with the chief and council of the Lubicon Lake Cree in Little Buffalo. “I think there’s some unfinished business there.” Prentice, who was treated to a bowl of moose nose stew by his ”gracious” hosts, said the band and the province will open negotiations on a land settlement, workforce training and education.
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