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  • An Iroquois in Oregon

    Native American Netroots
    Ojibwa
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:32 pm
    In 1857, Enos Thomas, whose tribal identity is simply listed as Iroquois, was transported from Fort Vancouver to Port Orford, Oregon to be tried for war crimes committed during the recent Rogue River War. When the primary witness against him … Continue reading →
  • Alaska Supreme Court affirms full faith and credit to tribal court orders in Simmonds v. Parks decision

    Native American Rights Fund -- News
    Native American Rights Fund
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    This morning, the Alaska Supreme Court issued its opinion in Simmonds v. Parks.  The Court ruled the Minto Tribal Court’s order terminating Mr. Parks’ parental rights was entitled to full faith and credit and remanded the matter back to the superior court to be dismissed.  Today’s decision ends the long-running case and reaffirms the respect owed to tribal courts when deciding issues that concern tribal children. Background: In June 2008, the Minto Tribal Court took emergency custody of an infant girl.  After numerous hearings in which the parents participated, the Minto…
  • Jeff Fest Celebrates Chicago’s Regional Craft Beer at 2014 Arts and Music Festival

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    Christopher Simmons
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    CHICAGO, Ill. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Two Chicago neighborhood breweries are among the key sponsors of this year's Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival. Lagunitas Brewing and Lake Effect Brewing are showing their support for Chicago and its communities by participating in the festival in Jefferson Park, from July 25-27, 2014. Jeff Fest Celebrates Chicago’s Regional Craft Beer at 2014 Arts and Music Festival by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the Neotrope® News Network.
  • Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

    Flagstaff Today
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) – Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats...
  • Creating a Fake Person Shows How Digital Anonymity Is Nearly Impossible

    American Indian Politics News
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:36 am
    … thank-you note and an Ohio state driver’s license. The ID belonged … ’s license, a student ID, a boating license, car insurance, an American Indian … detect and counter information the U.S. government deemed dangerous. “Since everyone is …
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    Native American Netroots

  • An Iroquois in Oregon

    Ojibwa
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:32 pm
    In 1857, Enos Thomas, whose tribal identity is simply listed as Iroquois, was transported from Fort Vancouver to Port Orford, Oregon to be tried for war crimes committed during the recent Rogue River War. When the primary witness against him … Continue reading →
  • The York Factory

    Ojibwa
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    In 1670 the English Crown granted a royal charter to a group of investors incorporating the Hudson’s Bay Company (Company of Adventurers of England Trading Into Hudson’s Bay). The newly formed company proposed to circumvent the French trading monopoly into … Continue reading →
  • Hunting Mastodons

    Ojibwa
    27 May 2014 | 12:46 pm
    The Cordilleran Ice Sheet began to spread across present-day Washington state more than 17,000 years ago. The ice blocked the Strait of Juan de Fuca and moved down the eastern side of the Olympics the full length of Puget Sound. … Continue reading →
  • The Great Basin Tribes

    Ojibwa
    6 May 2014 | 1:53 pm
    The Great Basin includes the high desert regions between the Sierra Nevada and the Rocky Mountains. It is bounded on the north by the Columbia Plateau and on the south by the Colorado Plateau. It includes all of the present-day … Continue reading →
  • The Meadowcroft Rockshelter

    Ojibwa
    4 May 2014 | 9:07 am
    The Meadowcroft Rockshelter is an ancient American Indian site located on the north bank of Cross Creek about 30 miles southwest of present-day Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Cross Creek is a tributary of the Ohio River. Archaeologists generally agree that American Indians … Continue reading →
 
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    Native American Rights Fund -- News

  • Alaska Supreme Court affirms full faith and credit to tribal court orders in Simmonds v. Parks decision

    Native American Rights Fund
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    This morning, the Alaska Supreme Court issued its opinion in Simmonds v. Parks.  The Court ruled the Minto Tribal Court’s order terminating Mr. Parks’ parental rights was entitled to full faith and credit and remanded the matter back to the superior court to be dismissed.  Today’s decision ends the long-running case and reaffirms the respect owed to tribal courts when deciding issues that concern tribal children. Background: In June 2008, the Minto Tribal Court took emergency custody of an infant girl.  After numerous hearings in which the parents participated, the Minto…
  • NARF welcomes Summer Law Clerk Courtney Cole

    Native American Rights Fund
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:35 am
    Courtney Cole is a summer law clerk in NARF’s Boulder, Colorado, office.  Courtney is Cherokee and Choctaw and is a third-year student at the University of Colorado Law School.  She serves as president of the Native American Law Students Association, recently completed a year as a student attorney with the American Indian Law Clinic, and plans to earn a certificate in American Indian law.  Courtney’s areas of interest include American Indian and natural resources, particularly water, law.  A native of Southern California, she looks forward to returning after graduation…
  • NARF Staff Attorney Natalie Landreth discusses Native voting rights on Native America Calling

    Native American Rights Fund
    11 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    Earlier this week NARF Staff Attorney Natalie Landreth appeared on Native America Calling’s “Voting Rights in 2014” show.  The show discussed the 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision Shelby County v. Holder and how that decision might impact the upcoming 2014 elections.  Voting rights advocates across Native America, including NARF, have closely followed the decision.  If you’re interested in learning more and listening to the show, follow this link!
  • NARF welcomes 2014 Summer Law Clerk Josett Monette

    Native American Rights Fund
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:23 am
    Josett Monette is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa in North Dakota and the current law clerk in NARF’s Washington D.C. office.  Josett is a rising third year law student in the Indian Law Certificate Program at the University of New Mexico School of Law (UNMSOL).  At UNMSOL, Josett is a member of the Native American Law Student Association and served as the New Mexico State Bar’s Indian Law Section Student Liaison this past school year.  Josett received her B.A. in Indian Studies and B.S.Ed. in Secondary Education-Social Studies in 2006, and a Graduate…
  • NIGA makes annual commitment to Native American Rights Fund – challenges member tribes to join in this annual commitment

    Native American Rights Fund
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Pictured above - NARF Assistant Director of Development Don Ragona, NARF Executive DirectorJohn Echohawk, and NIGA Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr.The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) has received a commitment for $5,000 annually from the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA), to be used for general operating expenses and special projects.  The announcement came on May 13 during the general session at NIGA’s annual trade show and conference in San Diego. Simultaneously with the announcement, NIGA issued a challenge to its tribal membership to match their annual commitment to NARF and…
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  • Jeff Fest Celebrates Chicago’s Regional Craft Beer at 2014 Arts and Music Festival

    Christopher Simmons
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    CHICAGO, Ill. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Two Chicago neighborhood breweries are among the key sponsors of this year's Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival. Lagunitas Brewing and Lake Effect Brewing are showing their support for Chicago and its communities by participating in the festival in Jefferson Park, from July 25-27, 2014. Jeff Fest Celebrates Chicago’s Regional Craft Beer at 2014 Arts and Music Festival by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the Neotrope® News Network.
  • Free Online Course on 2014 HUD Mortgagee Letter Changes offered by ReverseVision University (RVU)

    Christopher Simmons
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: ReverseVision, Inc., a leading provider of business solutions for the reverse mortgage industry is offering a free online class 'Understanding the New Rules Regarding Non-Borrowing Spouses,' focused on changes announced by HUD in recent Mortgagee Letters 2014-07 and 2014-12 through its ReverseVision University (RVU). Free Online Course on 2014 HUD Mortgagee Letter Changes offered by ReverseVision University (RVU) by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the Neotrope® News Network.
  • EaseUS rolls out its latest data security suite, Todo Backup 7 Beta

    Christopher Simmons
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:21 pm
    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EaseUS Software, a leading international software provider for data backup, disaster recovery, and partition management solutions, today announced the release of EaseUS Todo Backup 7.0 Beta, which is the most reliable data backup and recovery tool-set to assist home and business users to ensure their data/system security. EaseUS rolls out its latest data security suite, Todo Backup 7 Beta by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the Neotrope® News Network.
  • CCMC Inc. names Matthew Borg as new CFO, will help expand IT solutions to financial institutions across the U.S.

    Christopher Simmons
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: CCMC Inc., a leading provider of financial technology integration solutions, today announced the appointment of Matthew Borg as Chief Financial Officer. He will report to President and Chief Executive Officer Gene Lederer. CCMC Inc. names Matthew Borg as new CFO, will help expand IT solutions to financial institutions across the U.S. by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the Neotrope® News Network.
  • Jeff Fest hosts Summer Arts Stage with More than a Dozen Entertainers for 2014

    Christopher Simmons
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    CHICAGO, Ill. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Chicago's Northwest neighborhood, Jefferson Park, plays host to its ever-popular three-day Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27, 2014. This year's festival boasts two stages for entertainment, The Main Stage and The Summer Arts Stage offering something wonderful for everyone to see, hear and enjoy. Jeff Fest hosts Summer Arts Stage with More than a Dozen Entertainers for 2014 by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the Neotrope® News Network.
 
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  • Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) – Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats...
  • Gaza toll hits 788 as 15 killed at U.N. school

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets...
  • As Iraq gets new president, car bomb kills 21

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    Iraqi officials say a double car bombing in central Baghdad has killed 21 people and wounded 33, hours after lawmakers elected the country’s new president. …read more Source: National and...
  • House advances lawsuit bill

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit that accuses President Barack Obama of failing to implement the...
  • Arizona execution rekindles death penalty debate

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) – The nation’s third execution in six months to go awry rekindled the debate over the death penalty and handed potentially new evidence to those building a case...
 
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  • Video: Unist’ot’en Camp Evicts TransCanada Helicopter Crew

    derrick
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:09 am
    On July 22, 2014, the Unist’ot’en camp evicted a TransCanada crew working on the Coastal Gaslink pipeline within their territories in northern BC. If caught tresspassing again, TransCanada’s equipment will be confiscated.
  • Hupacasath First Nation’s welcome sign vandalized with chainsaw in Alberni

    derrick
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:05 am
    by  Wawmeesh G. Hamilton An outpouring of support is flooding into the offices of the Hupacasath First Nation after their welcome sign on the Alberni Highway was cut down with a chainsaw. Police were called to the Alberni Highway in front of Alberni Toyota Saturday morning after passers-by noticed an individual or individuals vandalizing a large sign on the edge of the property. The sign read “Hupacasath Welcomes You. The First Peoples of the Valley”. “Someone used a chainsaw to cut it down,” RCMP Const. Erica Shiguere said. Alberni Valley Crimestoppers is reporting that witnesses…
  • Keewaywin First Nation plans for the return of family members taken from them by colonial governments and their agencies

    derrick
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Finding Our Lost Family Members Keewaywin First Nation press release Keewaywin First Nation – July 23, 2014 – Family members of Elijah Kakegamic want to bring him back to his home community so he can once again be close to his loved ones. Elijah was taken to the tuberculosis sanatorium in Thunder Bay in the 1950′s by Health Canada and never heard from again. Now his family knows that he was buried in Thunder Bay on August 21, 1958 thanks to a chance web search by his great-granddaughter. His family who lived in Sandy Lake First Nation at the time were never informed of what…
  • Gitga’at First Nation Releases Photos of Damaged Coal Carrier in Prince Rupert Harbour

    derrick
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Nation says recent grounding events show the limits of “world class” ship safety; nation reserves the right to determine what ships are allowed to transit through its territorial waters HARTLEY BAY, BRITISH COLUMBIA– Arnold Clifton, Chief Councillor of the Gitga’at First Nation, was returning from a commercial fishing trip early this morning when he saw the listing 228-metre Amakusa Island bulk carrier being towed into Prince Rupert harbour for repairs. The double-bottomed ship sustained a large six-metre gash in its hull that flooded two ballast tanks when it ran…
  • Apache Corp facing pressure to exit the Kitimat LNG project

    derrick
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:20 pm
    By Jeff Lewis Apache Corp. is facing pressure from activist hedge fund Jana Partners LLC to exit the Kitimat LNG project planned for Canada’s West Coast, according to reports. In a letter to investors sent Monday, Jana urged Houston-based Apache to exit costly natural gas export terminals in Canada and Western Australia and focus spending on U.S. exploration. Jana has amassed a US$1-billion stake in the oil and natural gas company, according to Bloomberg. The pressure highlights risks that a natural-gas export boom planned for Canada’s West Coast may yet succumb to investor demands that…
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