UN Reports on Indigenous Rights Neglect for Bri-bri Community

Written by at March 29, 2017

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The U.N. Observatory of Human and Autonomous Indigenous Rights has stated the Costa Rican government has failed the Bri-bri community’s rights.

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Moya-Smith: A Zombie Pipeline Worth Only 35 Jobs and a Pissed, Rich GOP

Written by at March 29, 2017

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The Keystone XL Pipeline is slated to transport nearly a million barrels of dirty oil per day from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Lost and Awaiting a Real Ending to NoDAPL Fight

Written by at March 29, 2017

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The lack of an “official” or “spiritual” ending to the NoDAPL movement may have been the effort’s biggest mistake leaving many confused about their roles.

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‘The Border Wall Would Destroy a Lot of Families’

Written by at March 29, 2017

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Indivisible Tohono organized a border wall protest outside of Senator John McCain’s office to raise awareness to the Tohono O’odham concerns.

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Native Voices Theater Company in Gripping Play: ‘Fairly Traceable’

Written by at March 29, 2017

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The Play, Fairly Traceable by Mary Kathryn Nagle, (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) brings together law, tribal sovereignty, environmental justice and identity.

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Foxwoods, Largest Indian Gaming Resort in North America, Celebrates its Quarter Century

Written by at March 29, 2017

Foxwoods, Largest Indian Gaming Resort in North America, Celebrates its Quarter Century

When the now iconic Foxwoods Resort Casino came onto the scene in Southeastern Connecticut in 1992, outside of Las Vegas and Atlantic City, it was the only true resort-casino destination in the country. “We had players coming in from not only all over New England but all over the country and in some cases from all over the world,” said Rodney A. Butler, who has served as chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council since 2010.

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Tribes Support Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court Nod as Democrats Plan Filibuster

Written by at March 28, 2017

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In a split with Democratic allies in Congress, several tribes are supporting Judge Neil Gorsuch as associate justice to the Supreme Court nominee.

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Big Pine Paiute Tribe Pressures LADWP Into Fixing Broken Pipeline

Written by at March 28, 2017

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Los Angeles Department of Water and Power agrees to fix water pipeline on Big Pine Paiute Reservation after tribe makes case for damages.

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Oil Placed Under Lake Oahe After Tribe’s Religious Appeal Denied

Written by at March 28, 2017

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Energy Transfer Partners is about to send oil through the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) under Lake Oahe as court rejects Cheyenne River Sioux appeal.

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Affordable Care Act Remains, What’s Next for Indian Health?

Written by at March 28, 2017

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The Republican repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act failed Friday, so what does that mean for Indian health going forward?

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Oregon Schools Fight to Keep Controversial Native American Mascots

Written by at March 28, 2017

The Rogue River School District in Oregon hopes working with a local tribe will allow its high school to keep its Native American mascot.

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Grass Roots Legal Concepts Intentionally Forgotten in Modern Indian Law Rulings

Written by at March 28, 2017

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Do recent Indian law rulings spell the end of federal recognition for tribal groups unable to pay for legal counsel?

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Was the Pre-Colonial Choctaw Native American Diet Vegetarian?

Written by at March 28, 2017

Was the Pre-Colonial Choctaw Native American Diet Vegetarian?

Were Choctaws the first vegetarians? Was their Native American diet plant-based or meat-based? We have the answer.

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American Indians and Alaska Natives Tackle HIV Stigma, Talk Cure

Written by at March 27, 2017

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Esther Lucero, a nationally known health advocate for urban Indians, got her start as an HIV case manager in San Francisco in the late 1980s. That was when she became aware of Native Americans and Alaska Natives in the city who were struggling with HIV/AIDS.

Others dismissed their numbers as so small as to be insignificant. The word “insignificant” did not sit well with Lucero, who is part Navajo,

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Court Rejects Navajo Generating Station Cases

Written by at March 27, 2017

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A federal appeals court rejected two cases regarding Navajo Generating Station emissions standards and its projected 2019 closure.

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10 Things You Should Know About the Fort Belknap Indian Community

Written by at March 27, 2017

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Fort Belknap Indian Community is home to the Gros Ventre and Assiniboine tribes, here are nine other things you should know about them.

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Osage Nations Votes to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at March 27, 2017

Osage Nations Votes to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Osage Nations Votes to Recognize Same-Sex MarriageAs reported in the Osage Nation News this week, members of the tribe voted in a special election to recognize gay marriage by law. In complete, but unofficial results, Osages approved the same-sex marriage question with 52.38 percent voting in…..

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School Choice Proposal Devastating for American Indian Students

Written by at March 27, 2017

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Not only is H.R. 610, or The Choices in Education Act of 2017 devastating for Indian country, but also for American Indian students. Here is everything you need to know.

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The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, March 25, 2017

Written by at March 26, 2017

Honors to those living and passed on; rebirth and maple syrup in spring and sugar bush, and the surprising history of body art, this week in Indian country.

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Trump Care: Art of the Nose Dive

Written by at March 26, 2017

A cartoon by Marty Two Bulls about Trump’s healthcare.

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Le Le Le Le Land, Standing Rock the Musical

Written by at March 26, 2017

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With the recent success of the musical “La La Land” let’s imagine the possibilities of “Le Le Le Land, Standing Rock the Musical.”

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Fracking, Pipelines and Coal Projects Trample Indigenous Rights

Written by at March 26, 2017

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Fracking, pipeline, and coal projects not only trample the environment, but indigenous rights when tribal nations are not consulted.

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Keystone XL Foes Brace for Battle

Written by at March 25, 2017

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President Donald Trump moves Keystone XL forward with cross-border permit approval, but hurdles remain, and Indigenous Peoples will fight.

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Explore the Natural Beauty, Popular Sites and Cultural Heart of Chickasaw Country

Written by at March 25, 2017

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An adventure awaits in Chickasaw Country. The tribal territory spans 11 percent of the State of Oklahoma, stretching just south of the City of Norman to the Texas border. The vast area, covering 13 of 77 total counties in the state, is home to a national park, an historic and luxurious hotel, an interactive cultural hub representing traditional Chickasaw culture, delicious eateries and boutique shopping.

A website to guide tourists through Chickasaw Country,

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An Indian Child Welfare Act Disappointment: Lack of Support from Tribe

Written by at March 25, 2017

For Allen Kepa, the lack of support from his tribe in his Indian Child Welfare Act case could mean he will lose the fight for his daughter.

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