Monthly Archives: May 2010

Resolutions call for repudiation of Doctrine of Discovery

A former Penobscot Indian Nation chief is calling on national Indian organizations to repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery and all laws and policies based on it. Penobscot elder and former Chief Jim Sappier has drafted identical resolutions for the United … Continue reading

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Chile and the Mapuche people

Indian Country Today reports that Chile’s new president, Sebastian Piñera, may be steering the government toward greater conflict with the Mapuches. Mapuche activists have resumed demonstrations to pressure the government to return ancestral lands and free their jailed leaders. On … Continue reading

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Native businesses can succeed

An Indian Country Today article described the 6th Annual American Indian Business Expo conducted by the Denver-based Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber of Commerce April 12 – 13. The promises and pitfalls of small business and the complex paths to success … Continue reading

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Osage Reservation disestablished 100 years ago?

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled in March that the Osage Nation’s reservation ceased to exist 100 years ago under the Osage Allotment Act. The tribe initially filed the lawsuit that reached this conclusion in 2001 … Continue reading

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Missouri River Tribes demand consultation

Representatives of American Indian tribes say they must be consulted during a five-year federal study of the Missouri River and its reservoirs. At a meeting in Fort Pierre S.D., officials of several South Dakota tribes told the Army Corps of … Continue reading

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Indigenous People tell another history during Argentina’s bicentennial

Argentina is celebrating the bicentennial of the revolution that paved its way to independence from Spain. The nation’s indigenous people, however, are calling attention to a legacy of invasion and displacement that continues to this day. Just as during the … Continue reading

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Idaho and Nevada tribes protecting historic sites

Tribal rangers from southern Idaho and northern Nevada Indian tribes will use helicopter flights over their ancestral homeland in the Owyhee Front this weekend to keep watch on important cultural resources and help protect them from vandals and thieves. The … Continue reading

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