Monthly Archives: August 2007

Protest walk in Cortez Colorado

The Southwest Intertribal Voice is holding a walk in Cortez, Colorado, on Saturday to protest racial intolerance, according to the Farmington Daily Times newspaper. The event follows a race-related beating in the town last November. The group hopes to raise … Continue reading

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Professor's editorial says Cherokee wrong on Freedmen issue

In an editorial in News From Indian Country, Professor Robert Warrior says that “Cherokee Chief Chad Smith is wrong and Representative Melvin Watt (D-North Carolina) is right.”  Click the link to read his entire editorial. According to Warrior, “the House Financial … Continue reading

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BIA planning for the future

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs announced today a series of meeting with tribes across the country to address its Indian Affairs Modernization Initiative.  The meetings will be an opportunity for BIA officials and tribal leaders to discuss how … Continue reading

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Ute Mountain Tribe opposes Navajo power plant

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council took a stand against the new power plant called Desert Rock to be built on the Navajo Nation’s reservation.  The Ute tribe unanimously passing a resolution opposing construction of the proposed power plant. The Ute Mountain Utes may … Continue reading

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Canada seeks border exception for natives

The Canadian government says its Native citizens should not have to produce a passport to cross into the United States.  The U.S. wants every person who enters the country to have a passport. But Canada says Native citizens with certificates … Continue reading

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Indigenous group announces victory in Brazil

Cimi-Assessoria de Imprensa, imprensa@cimi.org.br, announced today that the Brazilian government signed on August 28 demarcation decrees for the ownership of Tupinikim/Guarani lands This historical decision was published in the Federal State Gazette by means of two ministeral decrees, no. 1463 and 1464, … Continue reading

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BIA attorney being fired for leaks on Indian trust problems

Indianz.com reports that the Interior Department is moving to fire an attorney who is accused of disclosing Indian trust data to the media. Robert McCarthy, a field solicitor in southern California, admits that he gave information to a reporter for Gannett … Continue reading

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