Monthly Archives: December 2010

Some think Pres. Obama is giving Manhattan back to the Indians?!

Some people see ominous signs in the Obama administration decision to become the last country in the United Nations to support the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. They think the Declaration could relinquish some U.S. sovereignty and open … Continue reading

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Peruvian Natives win initial victory against big oil

Amazon Natives of the Achuar tribe together with Amazon Watch and EarthRights International have won a significant victory in their long battle to get oil companies to care for the Amazon rainforest and compensate Natives for pollution. The Achuar Tribe … Continue reading

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An Indigenous network

More than 1,000 Indigenous journalists and leaders came together in Columbia in November to devise a continent-wide strategy to protect and educate their communities and to develop a communications network for the entire hemisphere. The effort resulted in the Declaration … Continue reading

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Tribal economic development online

American Indian tribes across the country were awarded more than $100 million in federal stimulus funds as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The newly launched Tribal Economic Development Forum is one of the initiatives that came out … Continue reading

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Oregonian editorial on Warm Springs casino

The Portland Oregonian editorial board called today for U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to approve the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation request to take land into trust for a casino in the Columbia River Gorge. The … Continue reading

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Cowlitz Tribe casino in southern Washington?

Two days before Christmas the U.S. Department of the Interior handed the Cowlitz Tribe, located in southern Washington state, a big holiday present! Interior finally approved the tribe’s request to take 152 acres into trust status which would allow the … Continue reading

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American Indian political action group closes

This is a sad post. There is/was only one organization in the U.S. (to my knowledge) that was devoted to electing American Indians to political offices, and it just announced it is closing. Kalyn Free, a citizen of the Choctaw … Continue reading

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