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Editorial: Federal recognition for tribes in Virginia is long overdue

Written by at March 24, 2017

The recognition is overdue — in the extreme.

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The Fight against DAPL is not over – only transitioning! – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at February 24, 2017

The Fight against DAPL is not over – only transitioning! – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

The Fight against DAPL is not over – only transitioning!There are all kinds of emotions we as Native peoples are feeling right now. These emotions range from despair to rage, with all variations of motivation and shades of “what do I do now?” in between. When our 45th president…..

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Black Snake-Enbridge Returns, Tribes Take Action

Written by at February 8, 2017

As Enbridge unrolls it’s plans for Line 3 and the beginning of the largest web of tar sands pipelines in the world, tribal leaders and communities are challenging both the long term and expired leases of the corporation, and the need for new lines.
Line 3, the heart of Enbridge’s profit plan, would bring 760,000 barrels of oil down the same pipeline as the ill fated Sandpiper, last year’s now defeated Enbridge Line. Tribal environmental  hearings are being held in February in Cass Lake, Bena and Ball Club, and 60-year-old pipelines are being questioned for safety.

The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe’s (comprised of six Ojibwe member bands in Minnesota) Cumulative Impact Assessment process will provide tribal governments, harvesters and members the opportunity to discuss the full impacts of the proposed pipelines.

The Bad River Tribal Council passed a formal resolution January 4th that established the Tribe’s decision not to renew its easement for rights-of-way of Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 crude oil, 64-year-old pipeline through the Bad River Reservation. Furthermore, it calls for the decommissioning and removal of the pipeline from all Bad River lands and watershed.

“As many other communities have experienced, even a minor spill could prove to be disastrous for our people. We depend upon everything that the Creator put here before us to live mino-bimaadiziwin, a good and healthy life,” said Bad River Tribal Chairman Robert Blanchard. He said on the Tribal Council’s decision, “We will work with our native and non-native communities to make sure that Line 5 does not threaten rights of people living in our region, and we will reach out to federal, state and local officials to evaluate how to remove Line 5. And we will work with the same communities and officials to continue developing a sustainable economy that doesn’t marginalize indigenous people.”

The Band has directed Tribal staff to begin planning for the Line 5 removal project development and the environmental issues and hazards that exist with removal of old pipelines, including hazards response and health study, pipeline contents recycling and disposal, and surface restoration.

“These environmental threats not only threaten our health, but they threaten our very way of life as Anishinaabe. We all need to be thinking of our future generations and what we leave behind for them,” said Tribal Council Member Dylan Jennings
The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe is beginning tribal hearings on the proposed Enbridge Line 3 plan. The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, 1855 Treaty Authority and tribal governments have deemed it necessary to conduct their own environmental hearings, after the state of Minnesota dismissed tribal concerns and jurisdiction in the previous hearing process. This includes the abandonment of Line 3 in place, and would set a precedent for the abandonment of the five other pipelines in the same Highway 2 Corridor.  

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Hjelp, jeg har mottatt inkassovarsel på forbrukslånet

Written by at February 6, 2017

Har du mottatt et inkassovarsel på et ubetalt avdrag på forbrukslånet er det viktig at du gjør noe med en eneste gang, hvis ikke kan det bli en veldig kostbar […]

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Ikke la deg friste til å gjøre forbrukslånet større enn det du trenger

Written by at February 4, 2017

Når du skal ta opp et forbrukslån bør du beregne nøyaktig hvor mye du faktisk trenger å låne, og ikke la deg friste til å ta opp mer lån enn […]

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More Celebs Standing with Standing Rock – Malia Obama and Ronda Rousey – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at February 1, 2017

More Celebs Standing with Standing Rock – Malia Obama and Ronda Rousey – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

More Celebs Standing with Standing Rock – Malia Obama and Ronda RouseyLuckily there is no shortage of celebrities who can use their platforms to speak out about social injustices across the world. We can all use the help, right? Recently former UFC champion Ronda Rousey took a road trip with Olympic…..

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Native Language Dictionary Added to Sealaska’s Free Offerings

Written by at January 28, 2017

Sealaska Heritage Institute has posted another Native language dictionary online free of charge to make them more accessible to students revitalizing the language.

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Sault Tribe claims win on long-delayed off-reservation casino bid

Written by at January 26, 2017

On the last full day of the Obama administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs opened the door for approval of the project.

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President Trump thumbs nose at Indian Country with action on two pipelines

Written by at January 24, 2017

Just days into the new Republican regime, a new war opens against Indian Country.

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American Indian Society returns with 13th inaugural celebration

Written by at January 9, 2017

Indian Country is finding plenty of ways to celebrate as the nation transitions to new leadership.

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How Did I Miss That: Tupac’s Xmas Assumption of Mary; Dallas Bowl Thriller

Written by at December 30, 2016

Tupac’s lyrics used in Christmas service while Eva Braun photos circulate and the world mourns the passing of George Michael.

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Blending Western Education and Traditional Values

Written by at December 24, 2016

Aurelia Yazzie graduated from Navajo Technical University with a Master of Arts degree in Diné Culture, Language & Leadership on December 9. She is the second student to earn the degree from NTU, and she likes how the program blends Western education with traditional values and thought.

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The Day the DAPL Easement Came: Witnessing the News As It Hit Camps

Written by at December 15, 2016

I had the honor of being at Oceti Sakowin on the day the Army Corp denied the easement permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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The Day the DAPL Easement Denial Came: Witnessing the News As It Hit Camps

Written by at December 15, 2016

I had the honor of being at Oceti Sakowin on the day the Army Corp denied the easement permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Indigenous Expel Evangelical Churches for Attacks on Their Culture

Written by at November 26, 2016

Indigenous leaders in northern Colombia expelled a group of evangelical Christians from their community recently, sayin…

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Google Doodle Honors Native Author James Welch – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at November 20, 2016

Google Doodle Honors Native Author James Welch – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

If you logged on to Google this morning you may have noticed the homepage paid homage to ledger art and a Native American writer. Just time to celebrate Native American …

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A Tightrope Between Helping and Harming: Indigenous Philanthropy

Written by at November 20, 2016

Laura Zúñiga Cáceres knows only too well the risks she faces in the struggle for land rights for her Lenca people in Ho…

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Standing Rock, the Bundys, Leonard Peltier and the Search for Justice

Written by at November 17, 2016

There comes a time when history begins to repeat itself. The Indigenous occupation around the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation is such a time….

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Watch the 2016 Indian National Finals Pow Wow LIVE – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at November 4, 2016

Watch the 2016 Indian National Finals Pow Wow LIVE – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

See it all live! November 10-11, 2016 Live Webcast Pow Wow Information LAS VEGAS CASHMAN CENTER, FREEMONT DISTRICT Youth Day November 9th – Dance Demonstration for Youth/OPEN TO THE PUBLIC …

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Indigenous Push for Peace in Colombia With Massive March

Written by at October 22, 2016

Indigenous people in Colombia were strongly in favor of the Peace Accord between the government and the FARC rebels, wh…

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On My Final White House Tribal Nations Conference

Written by at September 30, 2016

This week, I hosted my eighth and final White House Tribal Nations Conference as President, a tradition we started in 2…

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Watch This Stunning Stop Motion Video of Hoop Dancing – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at September 29, 2016

Watch This Stunning Stop Motion Video of Hoop Dancing – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

The National Film Board of Canada hosts quite a few movies from Aboriginal filmmakers on their website and this one from Melanie Jackson (Métis/Saulteaux) is spectacular. You might already be …

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ASK N NDN: J.K. Rowling’s Take on Native Culture Is Dangerous

Written by at September 23, 2016

J.K….

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From Across the Atlantic, A Letter of Support for Standing Rock

Written by at August 24, 2016

Greetings to Chante tin’sa kinanzi Po in the spirit camp Iŋyaŋ Wakháŋagapi Othí….

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Who’s Got the Bones? Timeline Reveals Park Service Employees Covered Up Theft of Ancient Remains

Written by at August 22, 2016

It’s like something out of a Stephen King story….

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