Environment

Praying for the Sacred and World Peace

Written by at June 21, 2017

It is more important than ever to pray for and protect the sacred that is Mother Earth, says Chief Arvol Looking Horse.

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Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum: Out of the Garage—Into the Display Case

Written by at June 21, 2017

The Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum is in the final stages of reinventing itself to tell the story of its community in its own manner.

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Summer Solstice Embraces Turtle Island in Sunlight

Written by at June 21, 2017

The summer solstice straddled two days, June 20 and 21, to arrive in splendid sunlit style across Turtle Island either just before or just after midnight, depending on time zone.

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Chickasaw Cultural Center: A Home for People, History and Culture

Written by at June 20, 2017

The Chickasaw Cultural Center offers visitors a journey through tribal history across 96,000 square feet of galleries, archives and more.

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June-July 2017 Issue of Indian Country Magazine Now Available

Written by at June 19, 2017

The June-July 2017 edition of Indian Country Media Network’s new bimonthly magazine, Indian Country, is now available in its online and iPad formats.

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Dine’ Women Directors Bring Films to Indian Country with Navajo Documentary Film Tour

Written by at June 19, 2017

Navajo Documentary Film Tour Directors Ramona Emerson and Sarah Del Seronde bring their films ‘Mayors of Shiprock’ and ‘Metal Road’ to Indian country

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Unwind in Tucson: Hiapsi Spa at Casino Del Sol Blooms in the Desert

Written by at June 19, 2017

The Hiapsi Spa at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona offers a number of spa treatments, many featuring Native American healing herbs, and traditional healers.

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Coaching to Build Confident Parents, Health, Successful Families

Written by at June 17, 2017

For many new parents, especially new mothers, being understood, listened to and respected is important and can set the stage for a trusting relationship.

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Climate Change Is Shrinking the Colorado River

Written by at June 17, 2017

It is critical to understand what is causing low levels of Colorado River water so water managers can make realistic water use and conservation plans.

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Native American Mental Health ‘Starts With Us,’ Says Suicide Prevention Advocate

Written by at June 17, 2017

Native American Mental Health ‘Starts With Us,’ Says Suicide Prevention Advocate

Suicide prevention starts with Native American mental health awareness, and that is something Inupiaq Teressa Baldwin advocates for through Hope4Alaska.

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Gila River Tribes’ Water Win in Court

Written by at June 17, 2017

Two tribes dependent on the Gila River won water rights in U.S. District Court in Washington.

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NIGC Orders Immediate Closure of Nooksack Indian Tribe Casino

Written by at June 16, 2017

The Nooksack Indian Tribe has been ordered to close the Northwood Casino by the National Indian Gaming Commission due to multiple violations.

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Myaamia Center and Language Revitalization: Finding New Ways for Languages to Live

Written by at June 16, 2017

Daryl Baldwin, director of the Myaamia Center, says language revitalization needs to move from focusing on dying and extinct to a transition of languages.

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Native American Radio (and Podcasts) You Can Take Anywhere

Written by at June 16, 2017

Looking to hit the road this summer? Whether you’re heading to a pow wow or your cousin’s graduation, you’ll need some Native American radio and podcasts for the journey.

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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe welcomes ‘victory’ in Dakota Access Pipeline case

Written by at June 16, 2017

While oil continues to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline, tribes remain confident they will prevail on their treaty, trust and environmental claims.

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Coal v. Culture: The Battle Goes on to Protect Columbia River

Written by at June 15, 2017

The Columbia River continues to be a focus of the fight between big coal and cultural ties of tribal nations – the latest fight is another oil project.

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Oil v. Culture: The Battle Goes on to Protect Columbia River

Written by at June 15, 2017

The Columbia River continues to be a focus of the fight between big coal and cultural ties of tribal nations – the latest fight is another oil project.

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Indian Country celebrates as judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access Pipeline

Written by at June 15, 2017

The fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline is entering a new phase after a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to conduct an environmental review of the controversial project.

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Breaking: DAPL Approval Illegal, Judge Finds

Written by at June 15, 2017

Standing Rock Sioux victory: U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg orders more environmental study on the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL); effect on operations uncertain.

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California Condor: Saving the King of the Birds

Written by at June 14, 2017

The majestic condor, sacred to tribes in both North and South America, could be lost in the U.S. if the Endangered Species Act is de-funded.

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Navajo Nation Tries to Buy Just a Bit More Time for Generating Station

Written by at June 13, 2017

The Navajo Generating Station will cease operations on July 1 unless legislation is passed to extend the lease through 2019.

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Larry Roberts, Former Acting Indian Affairs Secretary Joins Kilpatrick Townsend

Written by at June 12, 2017

Larry Roberts and Keith Harper both recently joined the law firm of Kilpatrick Townsend to add to the firm’s portfolio of Indian Law lawyers.

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Blood For Oil 100 Years Later

Written by at June 12, 2017

Killers of the Flower Moon shows that 100 years after the Reign of Terror in Osage we still have genetic and ethnic Indians trading blood for oil.

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Comment on Johnson v. M’Intosh: A Paper Monument of White Christian Supremacy by andreasb

Written by at June 11, 2017

http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2014/08/27/12-17489.pdf
page 6 of 44
footnote 2:

"2 Aboriginal interest in land generally is described as a tribe’s right to
occupy the land. It is not a property right, but “amounts to a right of
occupancy which the sovereign grants and protects against intrusion by
third parties.” Tee-Hit-Ton Indians v. United States, 348 U.S. 272, 279
(1955). The right, which is residual in nature, comes from the legal theory
that discovery and conquest gave conquerors the right to own the land but
did not disturb the tribe’s right to occupy it. See Johnson v. M’Intosh,
21 U.S. 8 Wheat 543, 588–91 (1823)."

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since reading steven newcomb s articles … me
( a white male living in switzerland, feeling connected to european identity ) … is having repeatedly ideas where native nations of north america could challenge the above legal theory … i feel that all people are natives somewhere … and if some native nations will be respected once fully in the hopefully near future … other regions and people everywhere might look for ways to again find a sustainable steward like relationship to the land their forefathers and grandmothers lived on … perhaps new tribes will be founded where people will want to live together near and in respect to mother earth …

a collective of native nations of northern america could challenge the nation state usa either before the united nations in reference to common heritage of mankind
( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_heritage_of_mankind )
depositing arguments that north american lands have been sustainably looked after by native nations for many thousands of years before the founding of the nation state usa what brought many social and environmental long lasting damages to both land and its native inhabitants

and or before the international court of justice the judicial organ of the united nations http://www.icj-cij.org
for the genocide or holocaust done to native americans
https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/opinions/native-american-genocide-holocaust/

with words like

we are more than 500 native nations, many of our tribes having lived for many millenias on ancestral lands before europeans came to north america.
we challenge the legal theory used by the united states

"that discovery and conquest gave conquerors the right to own the land but
did not disturb the tribe’s right to occupy it. See Johnson v. M’Intosh,
21 U.S. 8 Wheat 543, 588–91 (1823)."
http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2014/08/27/12-17489.pdf
page 6 of 44
footnote 2:

we do not agree
we believe that our nations are stewards for the land our ancestors remains are buried in
we do not own the land, the land owns us
we do not accept the nation usa to own the land we live on
we do not accept the nation usa to be "the sovereign" over lands our people have lived on since many thousands of years
we are not seeking from the nation usa "protection against intrusion by third parties."

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"2 Aboriginal interest in land generally is described as a tribe’s right to
occupy the land. It is not a property right, but “amounts to a right of
occupancy which the sovereign grants and protects against intrusion by
third parties.” Tee-Hit-Ton Indians v. United States, 348 U.S. 272, 279
(1955)."
http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2014/08/27/12-17489.pdf
page 6 of 44
footnote 2

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A Seat at the Table? Claudia Kauffman Launches Bid for Seattle Port Commission

Written by at June 10, 2017

Claudia Kauffman will run for Port of Seattle Commissioner – a $650 million a year pubic business managing Seattle’s seaport, airport and real estate.

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