Monthly Archives: October 2007

NY Times editorial on UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

The claim to the Arctic seabed and its oil and gas assets may be controlled by the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea.  The U.S. refused to become a party to that convention/treaty in the 1980s.  Now that very … Continue reading

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Doctrine of Discovery and Arctic seabed

The struggle to claim the gas and oil assets estimated to lie under the Arctic seabed continues.  News services continue to follow the efforts governments are pursuing to claim ownership of this spot of the globe and these assets. Read the … Continue reading

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National exhibition on Lewis & Clark and Indians

A highly regarded exhibit from the Newberry Library in Chicago, Lewis & Clark and the Indian Country:Two Hundred Years of American History will be exhibited across the country over the next five years.  The exhibit will be on view for … Continue reading

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Chinook Nation of Washington state seeks federal recognition

The Chinook Nation, located in Washington State on the Long Beach peninsula, is going to Washington D.C. November 4-7th to appear before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee to seek recognition by the federal government of its status as an Indian nation.   … Continue reading

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Sherman Alexie interview

Sherman Alexie was interviewed by the Austin Texas paper:  Here’s what the article said, in part: “I’ve read a lot about your life story, and see a lot of it in “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.” Did … Continue reading

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Intellectual property rights and tribes – the Zia Pueblo tribal symbol and the NM state flag

Zia Pueblo seeks compensation from the state of New Mexico for the use of the tribe’s sacred symbol. The zia sun symbol first appeared on the state flag in the 1920s. The design came from a piece of pottery used … Continue reading

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UND "Fighting Sioux" mascot too

Read this article by Grand Forks Herald reporter Dorreen Yellow Bird calling for an end to the use of the mascot the “Fighting Sioux” by the University of North Dakota.

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