Monthly Archives: September 2007

Skokomish Tribe breaches dike

The Skokomish Tribe is breaching a dike on purpose.   It’s an effort to return part of the Skokomish River delta along the Hood Canal to what it once was, and the effort is expected to have a number of benefits.  … Continue reading

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National Museum of American Indians at a crossroad?

The editors of Indian Country Today discuss this week that the national Indian museum is at a crossroads: “The National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is celebrating its third year of operation, having … Continue reading

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Stolen petroglyphs returned to original site

Indian Country Today reports on petroglyphs that were stolen and are being returned to their original places at the request of local tribes and Indians.    After recovering the artifacts, the Forest Service was worried that someone would just steal the … Continue reading

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Freedmen issue – Congress not waiting on the courts?

Indian Country Today printed an Associated Press report that the “dispute involving race and tribal identity that was supposed to play out in the courts now seems headed for Capitol Hill, where some lawmakers want the country’s second-largest Indian tribe stripped … Continue reading

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Harvard University – an "Indian college"

Harvard reports that a group of American Indian leaders joined with experienced and budding archaeologists on Wednesday (Sept. 26) to begin the search for the physical proof of Harvard’s Indian College roots. Buried somewhere under Harvard Yard lies the remnants of both the … Continue reading

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U.S. interested in U.N. Law of the Sea Treaty

As I have already discussed extensively on this blog, the Doctrine of Discovery and Russia’s audacious claim to the Arctic seabed has reawakened interest in the United States in becoming a party to the United Nations Convention on the Law … Continue reading

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Alaskan Natives feeling climate change

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported on the Alaska Climate Impact Assessment Commission hearing in Barrow on Wednesday about the impacts of climate change. North Slope Borough Mayor Edward Itta said the community has seen changes in wildlife, hunting and whaling. Eugene … Continue reading

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