Mar 31, Remembering the Connection Cesar Chavez with American Indians -NativeNewsNetwork

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Cesar Chavez, who is best known as Mexican American leader that cofounded the National Farm Workers Association, later the United Farm Workers, he held a great affinity for American Indian struggle

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Unfulfilled Promises of Prior Consultation for Brazilian Indigenous

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Indigenous Peoples in Brazil are getting international and national support for their rights to be consulted about any projects or businesses to take place in their lands, but the government is still not complying with already signed accords. In the…

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The Wrath of Sol: Mother Earth Could Get Socked With Violent Solar Storm by 2020

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The sun will continue to flare, causing storms, aurorae and assorted mischief well into the next year. And that may not be all.

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The University of Pow Wow: Arizona Schools Welcome Spring in Style

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Spring is student pow wow time, especially in the west where milder winter weather allows comfortable outdoor events. In the state of Arizona, home to 22 federally-recognized tribes as well as three state universities, there’s lots of planning currently underway for…

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This Eagle Has Something to Say

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The origins of this graphic are unknown, but this eagle asks an important question. Should we trust the government? This eagle things not.

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Mar 31, The Land Does Not Belong to Us – We Belong to the Land – Native News Network

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POWWOW Calendar Powwow at Washington University in St. Louis is The Land Does Not Belong to Us, We Belong to the Land. This festival of American Indian cultures, will be held in the Wash U Field House

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Tribes in Washington Could Get More Authority Over Civil, Criminal Matters

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A new state law could make it easier for Washington’s tribal governments to obtain governance over certain civil and criminal matters on their lands. Gov. Chris Gregoire on March 19 signed HB 2233, which establishes a process by which tribal…

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Internet Gaming, Taxation And Regulatory Review Top NIGA 2012 Agenda

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Internet gaming will be a hot topic at the Indian Gaming 2012 Tradeshow & Convention, the annual meeting of the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA). Taking place at the San Diego Convention Center from April 1 to 4, the gathering…

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Mar 31, The Love Life of Bestiary -Book Review Honoring Native Women- NativeNewsNetwork

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Poetry does not always follow specific rules. Not every line or every other line must rhyme, but a rhythm is typically present. Not all Native poetry is about being Native, but Native values are

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Brazeau and Trudeau Bare (Almost) All to Box Against Cancer—and Each Other

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Two high-profile Canadian politicians from a pair of rival parties will be looking to register a knockout victory on Saturday March 31—in a boxing ring. That’s right. Patrick Brazeau, an Algonquin and a Conservative Senator, will duke it out with…

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Mar 31, Beaded "Bug" Native Mexican Art on Wheels – Native News Network

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WASHINGTON The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian celebrates one of Mexicos indigenous communities with the unveiling of Vochol Huichol Art on Wheels

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First American Indian Qualifies for Ice Fishing World Championship

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The Turtle Mountain Times reported on local angler, hunter, and horseman Glen Delorme, Jr., securing himself a spot on the US Ice Fishing Team for the 2013 World Ice Fishing Championship (WIFC). As an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain…

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Mar 31, 2012 Pueblo Convocation Set for April 1 to 3 – Native News Network

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SANTA FE The Leadership Institutes Pueblo Convocation is a convening of Pueblo people to reflect upon the past, examine current challenges and articulate a vision for our future

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Mar 31, Pit River Offering $5,000 REWARD to Find Missing Man – Native News Network

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FORT BIDWELL, CALIFORNIA The Pit River Tribe is offering a 5,000 REWARD to anybody who comes forward with information leading to Dewey McGarvas whereabouts

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A Look Back at a ‘Bully’ Film With a Native Twist

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What if you made a movie about teens under siege and somebody decided you couldn’t show it to teens? That’s the controversy raging right now around the film Bully, which follows five kids and their families who have been affected…

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Mar 31, Tobacco Use Statement by HHS Secretary Sebelius – Native News Network

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WASHINGTON Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released the following statement on Friday regarding tobacco use and guidance

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Secretary Salazar statement on Larry Echo Hawk

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Statement of Secretary Salazar: $p “Having known and worked with Larry for many years, I congratulate and support him as…

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Aboriginals Blast New Federal Budget; Atleo Says There’s ‘Room for Hope’

Written by at March 30, 2012

Aboriginals had mixed reactions to a federal budget proposal that speeds up mining project approval while allocating hundreds of millions of dollars to education, water infrastructure and other issues of major concern among the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. Encouraged by…

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Adapt to Climate Change, Now

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Mother Earth is in for a destructive ride into the future, according to the full report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released this week called “Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation,”…

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Medical Expert Recommends Ditching Pills for Gardening to Treat Depression

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A medical expert in the United Kingdom recommends doctors prescribe gardening to help patients beat depression, reported the Fraser Coast Chronicle. According to Sir Richard Thompson, president of the Royal College of Physicians, time spent planting and harvesting can be…

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Native News Update March 30, 2012 (TV)

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Another Native News Update with anchor Paul DeMain from the studios of IndianCountryTV.com.

Today's stories: CBS Sports Network presents Court of…

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The American Indian Empowerment Act: Setting the Record Straight

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As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, I oversee most issues concerning Native Americans. Throughout my career, I have worked tirelessly to empower and improve the lives of America’s Native peoples, which is why I take…

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Mashantucket Court Ruling Reaffirms Non-taxable Status of Reservations

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In an important legal win for Indian country, a federal judge has reaffirmed that states and their subdivisions cannot tax property on Indian land regardless of who owns it. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation won its long running lawsuit against…

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Free “Play Golf Native America” Day at Cherokee Hills Golf Club

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Tulsa area kids and their kin have the opportunity to learn about healthy lifestyles and the sport of golf during a free event thanks to a partnership between The Notah Begay III Foundation, PGA of America, and Cherokee Nation. “Play…

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Gun Lake Gaming Authority’s Credit Rating Bumped Up

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Just a year after the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians opened the Gun Lake Casino, the country’s top financial ratings services have boosted the Gun Lake Tribal Gaming Authority’s credit ratings. The upgrades were announced as parties in the controversial “Patchak case” prepare for oral arguments in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on April 24. Indian law experts say the case us crucially important to Indian country because it challenges the Interior Secretary’s authority to take land into trust and threatens the federal government’s sovereign immunity from lawsuits regarding Indian lands and the status of those trust lands.

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