Monthly Archives: June 2010

More about drugs crossing reservations

Another news reports states that reservations are increasingly being used to smuggle drugs across U.S. borders. “Traffickers in Mexico and Canada increasingly are using Indian reservations along the borders as conduits for bringing marijuana, Ecstasy and other illicit drugs into … Continue reading

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Drug issues on reservations

A recent television news report highlights drug issues on the Lummi Reservation in Washington state. According to the report, drug abuse and crimes are rising on Indian reservations near Washington’s Canadian border. Dealers exploit the gaps in criminal jurisdiction between … Continue reading

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Telling the truth about history

I have blogged several times about the value of Americans and everyone around the world knowing, and facing up to, the full truth about their histories. In fact, my book on how the interntional law called the Doctrine of Discovery … Continue reading

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Ancient American Indian mound being destroyed for fill dirt

Last summer Oxford Exchange, through its Commercial Development Authority, began tearing down a large stone mound which some experts, including those with the Alabama Historical Commission, say is a mound built by American Indians centuries ago. The dirt underneath was … Continue reading

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U.S. recognizes a new Indian tribe

The Obama administration has approved the Shinnecock Indians on Long Island New York for federal recognition. This decision culminated a court battle that lasted three decades. There is still a 30-day comment period before the matter is fully settled but … Continue reading

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Indigenous delegates at world religious convention call for Pope to repudiate Doctrine of Discovery

Indigenous Peoples at the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Melbourne Australia called for the Catholic Church to repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery. Indian Country Today reported in part: “The Doctrine, a fundamentally racist philosophy from the 15th century, … Continue reading

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UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues considers the effects of the Doctrine of Discovery

In its April 2010 meeting, the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues discussed its draft report on the Doctrine of Discovery and the effect this international legal doctrine has had on Indigenous Peoples around the world. You can read a … Continue reading

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