Monthly Archives: June 2009

Anniversary of Canadian apology

Native leaders and former students of residential schools gathered across Canada to mark the one-year anniversary of the government’s official apology. As part of a $1.9 billion settlement, the government apologied for taking Native children from their communities and forcing … Continue reading

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Navajo Nation layoffs

Navajo Nation officials say they could be forced to lay off 65 people due to proposed budget cuts. The executive branch could lose 40 people and the judicial branch could lose 25 people, officials said. “I plea with you that … Continue reading

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Canadian border issues

The U.S. State Department is being asked to mediate a dispute between Mohawks and the Canadian government. Mohawks in the United States and Canada oppose the arming of guards on the Canadian side of the border. Protests led Canada’s Customs … Continue reading

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Violence against Peru's Indigenous people eases?

It’s been difficult to sort out from the international news exactly what is going on in Peru right now but Agence France Presse gives this recent report: “Peruvian lawmakers suspended a controversial law that eased restrictions on lumber harvesting in … Continue reading

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U.S. Attorney's Office prosecutes stolen Native American artifacts case

Today, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah announced that its law enforcement partners were arresting defendants and executing search warrants following a more than two-year undercover investigation of a network of individuals allegedly involved in the … Continue reading

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Violence against Peru's Indigenous people?

The BBC reports: “Dozens of people are missing feared dead in northern Peru after some of the country’s worst violence for 10 years. At least 30 indigenous protesters and 24 police officers are reported to have been killed in two … Continue reading

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Native American Heritage Day

I received this report today: The House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation introduced by Congressman Joe Baca that encourages the designation of the Friday after Thanksgiving as Native American Heritage Day – The Native American Heritage Day Act of 2009, … Continue reading

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