Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Doctrine of Discovery in Chile and Indigenous Peoples

I just completed further research into the usages of the international law of Discovery. I have co-written an article with Associate Dean Lisa Lesage from my school, Lewis & Clark Law School, and with Sebastian Lopez Escarcena from the Pontificia … Continue reading

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Defense contracts position Penobscot Nation for prosperity

Soon, as many as 200 citizens of the Penobscot Nation will be working in a 36,000-square-foot warehouse located in the heart of the community, fulfilling more than $100 million in contracts the tribe is close to securing with U.S. Department … Continue reading

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Retroactive compensation for tribes for dam damages?

The press reports that decades after the federal government’s dammed the Missouri River and flooded prime land on several Native American reservations and forced thousands of families to relocate, a bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to make amends. The group, … Continue reading

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Rosebud Sioux Tribe shows off its housing plant

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe is addressing its reservation housing shortage by building its own homes. Tribal officials showed off a high-tech plant where manufactured homes are being built for the reservation. The facility has the capacity to build as many … Continue reading

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Berenstain Bears speak Lakota

The Berenstain Bears cartoon characters will be speaking the Lakota language in twenty episodes of their animated series to be broadcast on South Dakota Public Television starting in the fall of 2011. Lakota Language Consortium director Wilhelm Meya says it’s … Continue reading

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Human rights violations of Indigenous peoples in Guatemala

Indian Country Today reports that due to ongoing human rights violations affecting the Indigenous peoples in Guatemala, that country risks becoming “ungovernable” according to the U.N. official in charge of Indigenous rights. The problems revolve around the lack of prior … Continue reading

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UN committee claims racism entrenched in Australia

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has issued a rebuke to the Australian Government over its treatment of Indigenous people. The Committee delivered its final assessment on Australia for 2010 by congratulating the Labor Government for … Continue reading

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