Monthly Archives: March 2010

Canada Celebrates 50th Anniversary of First Nations' Right to Vote

All American Indians were made U.S. citizens by Congress in 1924. Ostensibly, all Indians of voting age could then vote in federal elections and should have also been allowed to vote in state elections. I am unfamiliar with the specific … Continue reading

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Canada changing language policy for B.C. First Nations treaties

Canada is changing its policy around First Nations treaties in B.C. in the hope that it can calm concerns around issues of aboriginal rights and title. A policy document released by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada on March 2 indicates … Continue reading

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Colville tribal citizen carrying abuse issues to pope’s doorstep

The Yakima Herald Republic reports today that a Colville Tribal citizen, Clara Vargas, will tell her story of childhood sexual abuse before the Italian Parliament. She is traveling to Rome as part of a crusade by abuse victims to pressure … Continue reading

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Recruiting American Indians to teach Indian children

The Arizona Republic reports on efforts to recruit Indian teacher at Navajo schools. The article states: “Research shows that Native American children who live on reservations have unique learning styles and that it is easier to teach Navajos how to … Continue reading

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Chile Looks To Canada Regarding Indigenous Rights

The Santiago Times [Chile] reports that with discontent among Chile’s indigenous population simmering for centuries, Chile is looking to Canada for a solution. According to the article, “Canada has policies aimed at correcting the many mistakes it made in treatment … Continue reading

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton supports Inuit peoples

Inuit peoples are declaring victory and Arctic experts are warning that Canada’s approach to the North will have to change after remarks by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “I can only express my support for her comments and her … Continue reading

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Bolivia to make its own Coca-Colla [sic]

Nikolas Kozloff reports that Bolivia is going to take on Coca-Cola and what they claim is the beverage company’s usurpation of the name of the Indigenous people’s sacred coca leaf. Apparently, the government of Evo Morales announced that it would … Continue reading

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