First Nations

  • Most Topular Stories

  • Cherokee Government and the English

    Native American Netroots
    Ojibwa
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:45 pm
    The primary unit of government among the Cherokee was the town. Each town—perhaps 50 at the time of first European contact—was autonomous. The government of each town was not tied to the government of other towns. These Cherokee towns were loosely … Continue reading →
  • GuideStar gives NARF gold rating for non-profit accountability

    Native American Rights Fund -- News
    Native American Rights Fund
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Thinking about giving to NARF this holiday season?  GuideStar has given NARF its gold rating for non-profit accountability.  GuideStar is an independent agency that collects, organizes, and presents data on non-profits to enable the public to make well-informed decisions about their charitable giving.Interested in learning more?  See NARF’s GuideStar rating. 
  • Chinese Companies Hijack Original Patented Selfie Stick from U.S. Inventor

    eNewsChannels
    Christopher Simmons
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    MIAMI, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The inventor of the original 'selfie stick' for smartphones and GoPro cameras, Wayne Fromm, is setting the record straight and is furious at all the misreporting of the invention's origin. It was named 'invention of the year' by TIME magazine, as if it was an anonymous invention, and is touted as an Asian invention in other press reports including the New York Post. Chinese Companies Hijack Original Patented Selfie Stick from U.S. Inventor by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the Neotrope® News…
  • 2015 NBA All-Star Game: Early Predictions For Phoenix Suns - RantSports

    Flagstaff Today
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    RantSportsThe Phoenix Suns have not gotten off to the start that they were hoping for, especially after re-signing Eric Bledsoe to big money and bringing in Isaiah Thomas to give them even more depth...
  • How to build a new future for American Indian schools - Minneapolis Star Tribune

    `american indian news - Google News
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Minneapolis Star TribuneHow to build a new future for American Indian schoolsMinneapolis Star TribuneAt the White House Tribal Nations conference, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell called the editorials “painful” but “helpful.” Jewell, whose Department of the Interior is the parent agency for BIE and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, deserves credit
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Native American Netroots

  • Cherokee Government and the English

    Ojibwa
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:45 pm
    The primary unit of government among the Cherokee was the town. Each town—perhaps 50 at the time of first European contact—was autonomous. The government of each town was not tied to the government of other towns. These Cherokee towns were loosely … Continue reading →
  • Natick, A Christian Indian Village in Massachusetts

    Ojibwa
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:53 pm
    The English colonists in Massachusetts were sometimes conflicted with regard to Indians. Many colonists, viewing the New World as a wilderness, felt that Indians impeded civilization and like other wild animals, such as wolves and coyotes, should be exterminated. There … Continue reading →
  • The Hoko River Complex

    Ojibwa
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:55 pm
    The Hoko River originates in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains (Washington State) and flows for about 25 miles to the Pacific Ocean. It flows into the Strait of Juan de Fuca about 16 miles east of the Makah town … Continue reading →
  • Mormons and Indians

    Ojibwa
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:39 pm
    When Europeans began arriving in the Americas they brought with them the firm belief that all knowledge, including the history of the world, was contained in a special holy book which had been compiled from the oral traditions of southwest … Continue reading →
  • The Yamasee War and the Indian Slave Trade

    Ojibwa
    6 Dec 2014 | 10:14 am
    The Yamasee were a Muskogean-speaking Indian nation living in what would become southern Georgia and northern Florida when first encountered by the Spanish in the sixteenth century. In 1687, the Yamasees, unhappy with the Spanish occupation and rule of their … Continue reading →
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Native American Rights Fund -- News

  • GuideStar gives NARF gold rating for non-profit accountability

    Native American Rights Fund
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Thinking about giving to NARF this holiday season?  GuideStar has given NARF its gold rating for non-profit accountability.  GuideStar is an independent agency that collects, organizes, and presents data on non-profits to enable the public to make well-informed decisions about their charitable giving.Interested in learning more?  See NARF’s GuideStar rating. 
  • Department of the Interior publishes final regulation on trust land acquisitions for Alaska Natives

    Native American Rights Fund
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Today the Department of the Interior published a final regulation removing the prohibition against the Secretary of the Interior acquiring lands in trust status on behalf of Alaska Native Tribes and Alaska Native individuals.  The new rule reopens a door which had been closed two decades ago when a department lawyer incorrectly concluded that a 1971 law had repealed the Secretary’s authority to protect Alaska Native tribal and individual lands.  Today’s action comes in direct response to litigation brought by the Native American Rights Fund to overturn that illegal limitation on…
  • NARF listed in Best Law Firms in Colorado

    Native American Rights Fund
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:27 pm
    The Native American Rights Fund has received a first tier ranking in Best Law Firms in Colorado, as published in the November 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report.  To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America list.  Earlier this year NARF Executive Director John E. Echohawk and Staff Attorney Melody McCoy were recognized in the 21st Edition of Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Native American Law.  The Best Lawyers publications annually highlight attorneys who are highly respected in their…
  • Native American Rights Fund files amicus curiae brief on behalf of National Congress of American Indians in support of John Thorpe’s En Banc Petition

    Native American Rights Fund
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:55 pm
    As described in a previous post on the NARF blog, the Thorpe family and the Sac and Fox Nation filed suit to repatriate Jim Thorpe’s remains so that he could be buried in Oklahoma on tribal land, as was his wish.  The Thorpe family and Tribe obtained a ruling in federal district court that NAGPRA applies to the Borough of Jim Thorpe in Pennsylvania, where Thorpe’s remains are in a mausoleum.  On October 23, 2014, a panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled, that NAGPRA as written applies to the Borough, but that applying in this case would produce an absurd result…
  • Please consider supporting NARF this Giving Tuesday

    Native American Rights Fund
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:05 am
    Today is the day!  Today is the day that you can help make a huge impact on the work that Native American Rights Fund (NARF) does for Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide!With your help, we'll raise funds to be able to continue the work we do in our five key areas: •    preservation of tribal existence;•    protection of tribal natural resources;•    promotion of Native American human rights;•    accountability of governments to Native Americans; and•    development of Indian law and…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    eNewsChannels

  • Chinese Companies Hijack Original Patented Selfie Stick from U.S. Inventor

    Christopher Simmons
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    MIAMI, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The inventor of the original 'selfie stick' for smartphones and GoPro cameras, Wayne Fromm, is setting the record straight and is furious at all the misreporting of the invention's origin. It was named 'invention of the year' by TIME magazine, as if it was an anonymous invention, and is touted as an Asian invention in other press reports including the New York Post. Chinese Companies Hijack Original Patented Selfie Stick from U.S. Inventor by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the Neotrope® News…
  • Manage iPhone Content and iPod Music without iTunes with free Mac software from iMobie Inc.

    Christopher Simmons
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: iMobie Inc., an international innovative Apple related software developer, today announces the update of its two widely-praised products PhoneTrans and PodTrans; the world-first free iPhone content and iPod music management software on Mac and Windows computers, which also breaks the rule of no way to transfer iPhone, iPod music back to computer. Manage iPhone Content and iPod Music without iTunes with free Mac software from iMobie Inc. by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the…
  • Leawo Software offers holiday 2014 bundle special on CNET for Blu-ray lovers

    Christopher Simmons
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    SHENZHEN, China /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Leawo Software partners with the largest and most popular online platform CNET for trusted, safe, and secure software, mobile applications, and game downloads. CNET officially debuted upgraded Leawo Video Converter Ultimate on Thursday which now includes 2 new Blu-ray solutions for digital media fans: Blu-ray Ripper and Blu-ray Creator. Leawo Software offers holiday 2014 bundle special on CNET for Blu-ray lovers by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the Neotrope® News Network.
  • U.S. Finally Officially Condemns Sony Cyber-Attack by North Korean Cyber-Terrorists

    Christopher Simmons
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    eNewsChannels.com – NEWS: John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State made the following statement today in Washington, D.C.: The United States condemns North Korea for the cyber-attack targeting Sony Pictures Entertainment and the unacceptable threats against movie theatres and moviegoers. These actions are a brazen attempt by an isolated regime to suppress free speech and stifle […] U.S. Finally Officially Condemns Sony Cyber-Attack by North Korean Cyber-Terrorists by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the Neotrope® News…
  • After more than a century of Christmases, Asheville’s Ruth Ebbs, 102, proves it’s never too late to come home

    Christopher Simmons
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:59 am
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: For 100 of the past 101 Christmases Ruth Ebbs has celebrated, she's found herself at home surrounded by family and friends. However, after breaking her hip in a fall, she spent last year's holiday season in a nursing home, fervently wishing she was marking the occasion at home. Now, thanks to the Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Inc., Ruth became one of the increasing numbers of older adults who are reclaiming their ability to live independently at home. After more than a century of Christmases, Asheville’s Ruth Ebbs, 102, proves it’s…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    `american indian news - Google News

  • How to build a new future for American Indian schools - Minneapolis Star Tribune

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Minneapolis Star TribuneHow to build a new future for American Indian schoolsMinneapolis Star TribuneAt the White House Tribal Nations conference, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell called the editorials “painful” but “helpful.” Jewell, whose Department of the Interior is the parent agency for BIE and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, deserves credit
  • WSU to begin American Indian studies certificate - Yakima Herald-Republic

    20 Dec 2014 | 7:08 am
    WSU to begin American Indian studies certificateYakima Herald-RepublicWashington State University is launching an online certificate program in American Indian studies next year, with the goal of broadening understanding of native history and culture. The online courses are aimed at several audiences, including and more »
  • Are American Indian Nations 'Wards of the Federal Government'? - Indian Country Today Media Network

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:08 am
    Indian Country Today Media NetworkAre American Indian Nations 'Wards of the Federal Government'?Indian Country Today Media NetworkArizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar got himself into a heap of trouble recently for saying American Indian Nations are “wards of the federal government.” The remark offended tribal members and prompted a former United States attorney to call it ...
  • American Indian, Alaska Native organizations back transboundary protections - Juneau Empire (subscription)

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:13 am
    KtooAmerican Indian, Alaska Native organizations back transboundary protectionsJuneau Empire (subscription)The National Congress of American Indians, the Alaska Federation of Natives, the Alaska Native Brotherhood and the Alaska Native Sisterhood have added their voices to those calling for protections of salmon and eulachon rivers that flow from British ...DOI Announces Final Rule for Land into Trust for Alaska Native TribesTulsa Native American Timesall 16 news articles »
  • Kudos to school board for taking action to protect American Indian students - NewsOK.com

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Kudos to school board for taking action to protect American Indian studentsNewsOK.comRegarding “School board votes to remove Capitol Hill's Redskins nickname” (News, Dec. 9): A poster in my office area features sports pennants with names such as “Washington Redskins.” The other teams featured are the “New York Fighting Jews,” the “San ...
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    NATIVE AMERICAN NEWS - Google News

  • North Dakota Woman Paints Native American Inspired Ornaments - KXNet.com

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:11 pm
    KXNet.comNorth Dakota Woman Paints Native American Inspired OrnamentsKXNet.comShawna Fricke has been painting the brightly colored bulbs for about three years, and says they're becoming more and more popular every season. "They love the images that I get on the glass, especially like the clear ones, because then you can see the ...
  • Why The 'Redskins' Name Can't Be Separated From The Bigger Issues Native ... - Huffington Post

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:37 am
    Why The 'Redskins' Name Can't Be Separated From The Bigger Issues Native Huffington PostEarlier this year, the on-field humiliation of the Washington football team was briefly overshadowed by increasingly vocal disapproval of the team name and Native American imagery associated with it, even among the team's faithful. But as the NFL and more »
  • CEDARS to Feature Texts by Ten Native American Writers at La MaMa, 1/22-2/1 - Broadway World

    20 Dec 2014 | 3:33 am
    CEDARS to Feature Texts by Ten Native American Writers at La MaMa, 1/22-2/1Broadway WorldMirage Theatre Company is making its La MaMa debut with "Cedars," a theatrical adaptation of Native American poetry and prose performed by Native American actors, directed by June Prager. Through the poetic voices of contemporary Native American ...and more »
  • Brooklyn Store Under Fire for Native American Headdress Logo - Hyperallergic

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Brooklyn Store Under Fire for Native American Headdress LogoHyperallergicThe clothing retailer Scumbags & Superstars, which has a storefront space in Bushwick and an online store, has come under fire for its “disrespectful” appropriation of Native American imagery in its logo and merchandise. The logo features a skull
  • Ralph Lauren apologizes for Native American ads - CNN

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    CNNRalph Lauren apologizes for Native American adsCNN(CNN) -- Ralph Lauren's 2014 holiday ad campaign for its RRL line was raked over the coals on social media this week for its "assimilation aesthetic," featuring what appear to be antique photos of stoic Native Americans dressed in Western attire. Now Ralph Lauren slammed for Native American ad dubbed 'genocide aesthetic'Washington Timesall 32 news articles »
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    native-american | american-indian | first-nation | indigenous-people | indian-tribe - Google News

  • North Dakota Woman Paints Native American Inspired Ornaments - KXNet.com

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:11 pm
    KXNet.comNorth Dakota Woman Paints Native American Inspired OrnamentsKXNet.comShawna Fricke has been painting the brightly colored bulbs for about three years, and says they're becoming more and more popular every season. "They love the images that I get on the glass, especially like the clear ones, because then you can see the ...
  • How to build a new future for American Indian schools - Minneapolis Star Tribune

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Minneapolis Star TribuneHow to build a new future for American Indian schoolsMinneapolis Star TribuneHow to build a new future for American Indian schools. Article by: EDITORIAL BOARD , Star Tribune; Updated: December 19, 2014 - 7:05 PM. Fixing the neglected facilities will likely take a multipronged push. hide. Dangling sheetrock at the Crazy Horse ...
  • Port Angeles considering 'Indigenous People's Day' - Q13 FOX

    20 Dec 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Q13 FOXPort Angeles considering 'Indigenous People's Day'Q13 FOXThis year Seattle and Bellingham decided to celebrate Indigenous People's Day on the same day as Columbus Day, the federal holiday marking the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492. Many Native Americans find that holiday offensive, ...Port Angeles City Council to consider Indigenous People's DayPeninsula Dailyall 14 news articles »
  • Ralph Lauren apologizes for Native American ads - myfox8.com

    20 Dec 2014 | 8:03 am
    Washington TimesRalph Lauren apologizes for Native American adsmyfox8.comThe policy of cultural assimilation of Native Americans spanned roughly from the 1800s midway into the 20th century as a way to “Americanize” indigenous people through forced English education, sending children away to boarding schools and banning ...Ralph Lauren slammed for Native American ad dubbed 'genocide aesthetic'Washington Timesall 32 news articles »
  • WSU to begin American Indian studies certificate - Yakima Herald-Republic

    20 Dec 2014 | 7:08 am
    WSU to begin American Indian studies certificateYakima Herald-RepublicWashington State University is launching an online certificate program in American Indian studies next year, with the goal of broadening understanding of native history and culture. The online courses are aimed at several audiences, including and more »
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    American Indian Politics News

  • Celine Cooper: Withdrawn Ralph Lauren advertising had used offensive images of Native Americans | Mo

    20 Dec 2014 | 7:32 pm
    … antique photos of stoic Native Americans dressed in Western attire. … all parties involved. The U.S. federal policies of cultural … practices were forbidden. Many government policies of assimilation … replica of a feathered Native American war bonnet. After …
  • Among 2014’s notable deaths: 2 who reshaped lives after violence, and stars who died too soon

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:57 pm
    … , which eventually prompted the U.S. Army to acknowledge having … her late husband’s dream of honouring Native Americans by carving … actress who became America’s best-known housekeeper as the … during a medical procedure. S. Truett Cathy, 93. Billionaire …
  • Review: Jimi Hendrix Inside Out

    20 Dec 2014 | 3:53 pm
    … historic inequalities in the U.S.public education system, without … wide-brimmed hat, with distinct Native American facial features, flanked by … , starving artist in the States, to an unparalleled musical … totally captures Jimi's soft, stutter-proned speech …
  • Medical marijuana project consultants praise DOJ marijuana ruling

    20 Dec 2014 | 3:49 pm
    … of Justice’s ruling to allow Native American tribes to grow … hot commodity across the U.S.,” Mr. McLaughlin said. “We … the medical marijuana field.” State officials proposed regulations … federal waiver to bring in medical marijuana right away from another state …
  • Final goodbye: Notable deaths in 2014

    20 Dec 2014 | 1:59 pm
    … from the burgeoning communist government landed him in prison … lawsuit that prompted the U.S. Supreme Court decision that forced … a way of life for American Indians in the Northwest. May … her late husband's dream of honoring Native Americans by carving …
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    On First Nation Issues, Events, And Environmental Issues On The West Coast And World Events.

  • First Nations Condemn Plans to Transform Island into LNG Site

    derrick
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:45 pm
    privateislandnews.com First Nation groups in British Columbia (Canada) have united to condemn plans to transform vast swathes of the Skeena Watershed (near Prince Rupert) into a huge liquefied natural gas (LNG) field known as the Pacific NorthWest LNG Project. The controversial plans involve constructing an LNG export terminal on the 219 hectare-large Lelu Island. The project, proposed by Malaysian state-owned energy company Petronas, is an attempt to tap into the burgeoning Asian market, where demand for energy currently outstrips the domestic need by a huge margin and where the rate of…
  • KSM Gold Mine Gets Environmental Approval From Federal Government

    derrick
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:33 pm
    By Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press VANCOUVER – The federal government approved the environmental assessment application on Friday for the massive KSM gold and copper mine in northwestern British Columbia near the Alaska border. The mine, which is owned by Seabridge Gold Inc., is considered the largest undeveloped gold reserve in the world and also has copper, silver and molybdenum deposits. The project would be just 35 kilometres from the Alaska border, and in August the state took the rare step of asking the Canadian government for involvement in the approval process over concerns…
  • Ottawa wrong to ram through omnibus budget bills: judge

    derrick
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:47 am
    By Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal EDMONTON – Ottawa should have consulted with First Nations before introducing the two omnibus bills that helped spark the widespread 2012 Idle No More protests, a federal judge ruled Friday. Alberta’s Mikisew Cree First Nation took the Government of Canada to court over the bills. Their win will not affect the legislation that is already in effect, but it requires governments to seek input from affected First Nations in the future before the bills pass. “It puts an obligation on governments. The duty to consult is triggered in legislative action,”…
  • How a Cree woman fell to death, and no one saw anything

    derrick
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Naomi Klein | The Globe and Mail On July 20, 2013, Bella Laboucan-McLean fell 31 storeys off the balcony of a condo tower in downtown Toronto. She had been at a small gathering inside one of the building’s many glass boxes. There were five other people in the condo that night. A resident of a lower floor heard the sound of her body falling and alerted the police. Bella was 25, Cree from Northern Alberta. The police deemed the death “suspicious.” I’ll say. Five people, other than Bella, in an 800-square-foot condo. All of her belongings still inside: Purse. Wallet. Shoes. Phone. Yet no…
  • Walking while Aboriginal

    derrick
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:58 pm
    First Nations man says he was racially profiled, roughed up by Regina Police Simon Ash-Moccasin says he was just wanted to go home. It was Wednesday night last week; he’d been out earlier with friends and was walking home through downtown Regina. A police cruiser drove by, slowing to take a closer look. Then a second cruiser slowly drove by. Then two more appeared, only these ones stopped. And that’s when the evening turned ugly. “I was just walking down the street, minding my own business, not interfering with anybody,” says Simon Ash-Moccasin, who is a member of the…
Log in