Monthly Archives: November 2009

The Indian Adoption Project

The Denver Post reported on a new book written by Susan Devan Harness. She is a Colorado State University cultural anthropologist and has written about the experiences of those swept up in the Indian Adoption Project. In fact, Harness was … Continue reading

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Akwesasne Mohawks want Canadian customs agents back on duty, but …?

The Akwesasne Mohawks on Cornwall Island, Ontario, Canada, would like Canadian customs agents to come back to work on the island. But the Mohawks are insisting customs agents come without guns. The Canada Border Services Agency has taken note of … Continue reading

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Stop using American Indian mascots?

A New Jersey Congressman as proposed a bill that would allow the federal government pay schools to stop using nicknames, mascots or logos it considers derogatory. U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-NJ, wants to expunge references to American Indians and envisions … Continue reading

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40 year anniversary of Alcatraz takeover

Miwok singers and a roll call of the names of the original occupiers of Alcatraz, ushered in a new era of resistance. During the Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony, commemorating the 40 year anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz, Clyde Bellecourt of … Continue reading

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Tribal chairmen named to lead organization seeking mismanaged trust funds

Chairman Michael Finley of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington was picked to lead a national organization working to recover mismanaged Indian Trust funds, and monitor federal agencies that manage those funds. Finley was elected to be … Continue reading

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Tohono O'odham Tribe suffers world's highest diabetes rate

The Tohono O’odham Tribe in Arizona is reported to have the highest rate of adult onset diabetes in the world. Many of the tribe’s 28,000 members live on a reservation in the desert in the U.S. southwest state of Arizona. … Continue reading

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Sweat lodge deaths provoke lawsuit

A Rapid City South Dakota newspaper reports that a Pine Ridge man has sued an Arizona retreat center where three people died in a sweat lodge tragedy. The suit alleges desecration of a sacred Lakota ceremony. Floyd Hand Jr., who … Continue reading

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