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  • The Mandans, Farmers on the Northern Plains

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    Ojibwa
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:33 am
    While the most common stereotype of Plains Indians brings forth an image of horse-mounted buffalo-hunting nomads living in tipis, many of the Plains Indian nations were farmers who lived in permanent villages and raised crops of corn (maize), beans, and … Continue reading →
  • NARF welcomes Legal Fellow Ansley Sherman

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    Native American Rights Fund
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    Ansley Sherman has joined NARF’s Boulder, Colorado office as a Legal Fellow.  Ansley is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and is a recent graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.  While in law school, Ansley was involved in the Tribal Wills Project, a volunteer program that brings law students to tribal lands in Southwestern Colorado and Utah in order to draft wills and other estate planning documents.  She was also a member of the Native American Law Students Association. Ansley grew up in Oklahoma City and received her B.A. in English from Fort…
  • Pacific Pinball Museum to host 2015 IFPA Championship Pinball Tournament in San Francisco

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    Christopher Simmons
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    ALAMEDA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) today announced that the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA), is coordinating the second annual State Championship Series finale, a competition held simultaneously across 33 different states on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. This year's competition in California will be held at the Pacific Pinball Museum. Pacific Pinball Museum to host 2015 IFPA Championship Pinball Tournament in San Francisco by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the Neotrope® News…
  • Storm crawls into Midwest, threatens Northeast

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    31 Jan 2015 | 7:17 pm
    CHICAGO (AP) – A storm that gathered steam over the southern Rockies moved into the Midwest early Sunday and is expected to dump more than a foot of snow as it moves toward New England, which...
  • American Indian Council to acquire Denver property - The Denver Post

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    31 Jan 2015 | 4:17 pm
    American Indian Council to acquire Denver propertyThe Denver Post"The center is the heart of Native American community: culture, activism, healing, spirituality, recovery and daily life for urban American Indians in Denver," said the Rev. Dr. Dena Williams in an e-mail. Williams has served as a liaison between Four
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  • The Mandans, Farmers on the Northern Plains

    Ojibwa
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:33 am
    While the most common stereotype of Plains Indians brings forth an image of horse-mounted buffalo-hunting nomads living in tipis, many of the Plains Indian nations were farmers who lived in permanent villages and raised crops of corn (maize), beans, and … Continue reading →
  • American Indians in 1915

    Ojibwa
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:46 pm
    One hundred years ago, in 1915, most Indians were not citizens even though U.S. policies called for the full assimilation of Indians and the total destruction of the tribal lifestyles. At the same time, there were a number of prominent … Continue reading →
  • Ancient Newfoundland and Labrador

    Ojibwa
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    The eastern Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador was not only the first area of North America encountered by Europeans, but it also had a long history of aboriginal occupation. The province includes one of Canada’s largest islands—Newfoundland—and the mainland … Continue reading →
  • Nakaidoklini, Apache Spiritual Leader

    Ojibwa
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:44 pm
    President Ulysses Grant established the San Carlos Indian Reservation in Arizona by Presidential Executive Order in 1872. The newly created reservation was a division of the White Mountain Apache Reservation and was intended for the Chiricahua Apache as well as … Continue reading →
  • Occupation of Paisley Caves in Oregon

    Ojibwa
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:31 am
    The earliest period of human occupation in what is now Oregon is called the Paisley Period by archaeologists. The period, which is tentatively dated from about 15,700 years ago to 12,900 years ago, is named after the Paisley 5 Mile … Continue reading →
 
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  • NARF welcomes Legal Fellow Ansley Sherman

    Native American Rights Fund
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    Ansley Sherman has joined NARF’s Boulder, Colorado office as a Legal Fellow.  Ansley is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and is a recent graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.  While in law school, Ansley was involved in the Tribal Wills Project, a volunteer program that brings law students to tribal lands in Southwestern Colorado and Utah in order to draft wills and other estate planning documents.  She was also a member of the Native American Law Students Association. Ansley grew up in Oklahoma City and received her B.A. in English from Fort…
  • NARF Staff Attorney Matthew L. Campbell testifies to Colorado House of Representatives Education Committee

    Native American Rights Fund
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:16 pm
    Yesterday, NARF Staff Attorney Matthew L. Campbell testified in front of the Colorado House of Representatives Education Committee in favor of a proposed In-State Tuition Bill for Native students from tribes with historical ties to Colorado.  Matthew represents the Tribal Education Departments National Assembly (TEDNA), a non-profit organization for tribal education departments and agencies nationwide.  To learn more about the proposed legislation, read Matthew’s full testimony.
  • Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz to speak in Boulder, Colorado

    Native American Rights Fund
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Victoria Tauli-Corpuz; Photo courtesy of the United NationsFor our friends in the Colorado area, on Thursday, January 29, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, will be speaking at the University of Colorado Law School.  Ms. Tauli-Corpuz is the founder and Executive Director of Tebtebba, a Philippines-based organization which works on indigenous issues.  Ms. Tauli-Corpuz assumed her responsibilities as the Special Rapporteur in June 2014 and in her position she:Promotes good practices, including new laws, government programs, and constructive…
  • The impact of Holt v. Hobbs on Native American inmates

    Native American Rights Fund
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Holt v. Hobbs, a recent unanimous decision by the U.S. Supreme Court protecting a Muslim prisoner’s right to wear a half-inch beard, has important implications for Native American inmates seeking accommodation of their religious practices.  In Holt, the Court held that Arkansas violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) where its grooming policy did not allow beards and it refused to grant a religious exemption to an inmate whose Muslim religion required him to wear a beard.  Shortly before the Court granted review in Holt, a group of Native…
  • New Update Memoranda published for the Tribal Supreme Court Project

    Native American Rights Fund
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:52 pm
    A new Tribal Supreme Court Project Update Memoranda is now available!The Tribal Supreme Court Project is part of the Tribal Sovereignty Protection Initiative and is staffed by the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and the Native American Rights Fund (NARF). The Project was formed in 2001 in response to a series of U.S. Supreme Court cases that negatively affected tribal sovereignty.  The purpose of the Project is to promote greater coordination and to improve strategy on litigation that may affect the rights of all Indian tribes.  We encourage Indian tribes and their…
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  • Pacific Pinball Museum to host 2015 IFPA Championship Pinball Tournament in San Francisco

    Christopher Simmons
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    ALAMEDA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) today announced that the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA), is coordinating the second annual State Championship Series finale, a competition held simultaneously across 33 different states on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. This year's competition in California will be held at the Pacific Pinball Museum. Pacific Pinball Museum to host 2015 IFPA Championship Pinball Tournament in San Francisco by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the Neotrope® News…
  • Artist Evan Skrederstu Paints Darth Vader Mask on Titanus Gigantus Beetle as Part of ‘Mask’ Art Series

    Christopher Simmons
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:51 pm
    MILL VALLEY, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Fine art investment company ArteQuesta today announced that urban artist Evan Skrederstu has been commissioned for a Star Wars themed piece in a crescendo to his acclaimed 'Mask Series' of painted bugs. The commissioned image of the iconic Darth Vader mask is to be painted on a largest breed of beetle, Titanus Gigantus, measuring 5.75 inches. Artist Evan Skrederstu Paints Darth Vader Mask on Titanus Gigantus Beetle as Part of ‘Mask’ Art Series by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . ©…
  • EQ2 LLC Completes Connectivity Testing for Hospital Software to ‘Talk’ with Smart Medical Instruments

    Christopher Simmons
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:31 pm
    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Vermont-based EQ2 LLC, a leading supplier of hospital CMMS (Computerized Maintenance and Management System) software, today announced that its HEMS software successfully completed five days of real-time integration and interoperability testing at the IHE (Integrating The Healthcare Enterprise) Connectathon in Cleveland. EQ2 LLC Completes Connectivity Testing for Hospital Software to ‘Talk’ with Smart Medical Instruments by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the Neotrope®…
  • Phil Rasori of MCT Trading, Inc. named to Annual Top 40 Under 40 List by National Mortgage Professional Mag

    Christopher Simmons
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:14 pm
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: MCT Trading, Inc., a recognized industry leader in mortgage risk management providing pipeline hedging, best-execution loan sales and centralized lock desk services, announced that its COO, Phil Rasori, was named one of the Top 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40 by National Mortgage Professional magazine. Phil Rasori of MCT Trading, Inc. named to Annual Top 40 Under 40 List by National Mortgage Professional Mag by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the Neotrope® News…
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Sacramento Founders Day Celebration to feature Daphne Maxwell Reid

    Christopher Simmons
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:51 am
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: More than 600 members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the largest African-American women's organization in the country, will spend Friday and Saturday Jan. 30 and 31 in Sacramento at the Doubletree Hotel celebrating their Founders Day. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Sacramento Founders Day Celebration to feature Daphne Maxwell Reid by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the Neotrope® News Network.
 
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  • American Indian Council to acquire Denver property - The Denver Post

    31 Jan 2015 | 4:17 pm
    American Indian Council to acquire Denver propertyThe Denver Post"The center is the heart of Native American community: culture, activism, healing, spirituality, recovery and daily life for urban American Indians in Denver," said the Rev. Dr. Dena Williams in an e-mail. Williams has served as a liaison between Four
  • Mall construction unearths American Indian mound - Chillicothe Gazette

    30 Jan 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Chillicothe GazetteMall construction unearths American Indian moundChillicothe GazetteCHILLICOTHE – Further excavation of a small American Indian mound continued at the Guernsey Crossing development Friday as archaeologists fight to keep the ground from freezing. "There used to be a mound here, that's the truth," said Jarrod Burks, ...and more »
  • Stop Being Indian-American!?! - Huffington Post

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:50 am
    Stop Being Indian-American!?!Huffington PostListen up, immigrants of Indian origin! Y'all close down all the Indian grocery stores and restaurants in the United States. Stop watching those mushy, melodramatic Bollywood movies on American soil. No need to subscribe to those Indian TV channels, ...and more »
  • Herbert Hoover's vice president, Charles Curtis, was American Indian - Washington Post

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Herbert Hoover's vice president, Charles Curtis, was American IndianWashington PostI did not know that. His mother was apparently 3/4 American Indian (Kaw, Osage, and Pottawatomie); his father was white. Curtis was a member of the Kaw Nation, and was raised partly on the Kaw reservation by his maternal grandparents and later in
  • Lawmaker pushes plan to complete American Indian Cultrual Center & Museum - kfor.com

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:31 pm
    KTULLawmaker pushes plan to complete American Indian Cultrual Center & Museumkfor.comOKLAHOMA CITY — It is a project that is now in the mothball stages. Work on the more than $150 million dollar American Indian Cultural Center and Museum began almost a decade ago and today it still sits vacant, $80 million dollars short of completion.Lawmaker Wants To Use Lottery Funds To Build An American Indian MuseumKTULall 4 news articles »
 
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  • Snowshoe maker has a foothold in Native American culture - Press Herald

    1 Feb 2015 | 1:03 am
    Press HeraldSnowshoe maker has a foothold in Native American culturePress HeraldMILFORD — For a quarter of a century Bill Mackowski traveled from Labrador to the Yukon and the far-reaching corners of Quebec, flying his little float plane to remote native Cree and Inuit villages so he could learn traditional Native American and more »
  • Native American traditions celebrated - Alton Telegraph

    31 Jan 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Native American traditions celebratedAlton TelegraphJohn White Antelope and his son Tyler were on hand at the Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower on Saturday morning to talk about Native American Indian cultures and tell stories about the American bald eagle and how the it's portrayed as “God's right-hand ...
  • Hugo Man Sentenced for Assaulting Native American - KXII-TV

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:22 pm
    KXII-TVHugo Man Sentenced for Assaulting Native AmericanKXII-TVHUGO, Okla. -- A Hugo man is headed to federal prison for assaulting a Native American on tribal lands. 24-year-old Travis Lindsey has been sentenced to 39 months in federal prison. In November of 2014, Lindsey pleaded guilty to attacking a Native ...
  • Obama Seeks Funds For Crumbling Native American Schools, But Not Enough ... - Huffington Post

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:13 pm
    EnquirerheraldObama Seeks Funds For Crumbling Native American Schools, But Not Enough Huffington PostAnd yet, over 200 Native American students call the school home. In a call with reporters Thursday, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell highlighted the Bureau of Indian Education school as an example of one that is in dire need of resources. The call Obama budget includes $1 billion for Native American educationWashington PostAdministration to seek $1 billion for tribal schoolsU.S. News & World Reportall 48 news articles »
  • Leading Native American Business Event Returns to Las Vegas - Indian Country Today Media Network

    30 Jan 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Leading Native American Business Event Returns to Las VegasIndian Country Today Media NetworkLas Vegas, NV —The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (National Center) will host its National Reservation Economic Summit (National RES) from March 9-12 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. National RES is ...Leading Native American Business Event to Return to Las Vegas, March 9th-12thLas Vegas Blog (blog)all 4 news articles »
 
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  • Maker of 'high-quality counterfeits' speaks of casino tokens

    1 Feb 2015 | 2:42 am
    … quot; he said. Retired Connecticut state trooper Jerry Longo, who … or a scratch there. An American Indian woman on the $100 token … Court and accepted a sentence that ran concurrent with his federal … steel, and he claims the government reimbursed him for the …
  • Oglala Sioux Tribe woman returns to bring hope to Pine Ridge

    31 Jan 2015 | 11:52 pm
    … a child. After her husband’s talk, she started looking … numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau back up her statement: 97 … about Native Americans. Many people she has spoken to assume that Native Americans have … casinos or get lots of federal aid. She said people …
  • Your Town, Feb. 1, 2015

    31 Jan 2015 | 10:37 pm
    … us through the great state of February, which … 243-0702 for information. ■ Native American Cultural Program’s Native American Conversation, featuring weavings … at 263-7902 for information. ■ Court Mount of the … Bruce Bach, a retired U.S. Army colonel, will …
  • Berlin marathon: Fest offers 18 days 
of the hottest new films

    31 Jan 2015 | 10:31 pm
    … family during WWII. “Woman” opens stateside in April and co-stars Ryan … wicked stepmother in Disney’s live action “Cinderella” (U.S. opening March 13 … “The Seventh Fire” documentary about Native American gangs. A starry trio ­— Nicole …
  • The NFL 'Playbook' for Defending Racism Against American Indians

    31 Jan 2015 | 9:09 pm
    … Reframe a dictionary- and government-defined racial slur as … Native Americans and civil rights leaders. Several major American Indian … of American Indians, have repeatedly issued formal statements that … a letter from American Indian U.S. Congressman Tom Cole …
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  • Traditionalism and Spiritualism in a Revolutionary Struggle

    derrick
    31 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    By onkwehonwerising This essay, written in 1974 by Jimmie Durham, is one of the most influential documents on Onkwehón:we Rising’s world-view. In this piece Durham, critically addresses the colonial attitudes of nominal left-wing forces within the settler nation (which he labels White left) which have historically caused much friction between our liberation movement and the wider left. Importantly he outlines how our traditions are in fact at their core liberatory communist ones. He notes that euro-amerikan capitalist society has always needed to eliminate our societies for the very…
  • Land is a Relationship

    derrick
    31 Jan 2015 | 12:39 am
    In conversation with Glen Coulthard on Indigenous nationhood By Harsha Walia | rabble.ca “Your good words make my ears tingle,” says Elaine Durocher as she overhears Glen Coulthard at a diner in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories. In December I had the opportunity to sit down with Coulthard, and in our discussion, he is describing how the granting of certain rights by the state works perfectly within colonialism by effectively masking the ongoing dispossession of…
  • Obama budget includes $1 billion for Native American education

    derrick
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:07 pm
    By Emma Brown | washingtonpost.com President Obama’s budget request will include $1 billion for American Indian schools next year, including millions of dollars to renovate crumbling buildings and connect remote classrooms via broadband Internet. The proposal, administration officials announced this week, would add another $150 million to current funding levels for the Bureau of Indian Education, which oversees nearly 200 schools serving more than 40,000 children across 23 states. The budget request includes more than $130 million for school construction, an increase of nearly $60 million…
  • Mount Polley spill blamed on design of embankment

    derrick
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:22 pm
    CBCNews An independent investigation has determined the breach of the Mount Polley mine tailings dam in B.C. was caused by a failure to detect a weak layer in its foundation, likening the massive embankment to a “loaded gun.” The report, which was released on Friday morning in Victoria, said the design failed to take into account the complexity of the instability of underlying glacial and pre-glacial layers under the retaining wall. But the authors, geotechnicians Norbert Morganstern and Steve Vick, did not blame provincial inspectors for not detecting the problem beforehand. The…
  • Decolonization is not an Aboriginal problem, it’s a Canadian one

    derrick
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:55 am
    by Jonathan Cook —  thelinknewspaper.ca Kenneth Deer hasn’t read Bill C-33, the First Nation’s Control of First Education Act. “And I don’t intend to,” he musingly told an audience of approximately 100 people. A member of the Mohawk community in Kahnawà:ke, Deer is well versed in taking control of one’s own cultural education. “Change takes place by revolution or evolution,” he said of decolonizing Canada’s educational system. Alongside Alanis Obomsawin and Lindsay Morcom, Deer joined an Aboriginal panel at Concordia University last Tuesday night to discuss experiences…
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