Monthly Archives: January 2011

State of the Indian Nations speech

Jefferson Keel, President of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) presented this year’s State of the Indian Nation’s Address. His speech is entitled “Sovereign Indian Nations at the Dawn of a New Era.” Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) delivered the … Continue reading

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Pueblo of Jemez and Forest Service sign historic agreement

The Pueblo of Jemez and the Santa Fe National Forest entered into a historic agreement that gives the Jemez nation decision making powers over its aboriginal lands. A Memorandum of Understanding signed Dec. 20, 2010 by Pueblo of Jemez Governor … Continue reading

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Congress approves longer leases for Oregon tribes

On December 22, President Barack Obama signed into law legislation sponsored by Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden that will assist economic growth for the Klamath, Coquille, Burns Paiute, Siletz, and the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua … Continue reading

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This blog honored – again

This blog has been gathering attention and has been named to several lists of the best Native American blogs. Check my Nov. 7, 2010 entry and my August 20, 2010 entry. Now, I just learned of an article that ranks … Continue reading

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Tennessee Tea Party demands legislators treat "Founding Fathers" better

The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported January 13, that members of Tennessee tea parties presented state legislators with five action priorities, including “educating students the truth about America.” About two dozen tea party activists held a news conference and said, “Neglect … Continue reading

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A ‘new conservation paradigm’ focuses on Indigenous Peoples

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature is advancing the implementation of the ‘new conservation paradigm’ that focuses on the rights of Indigenous peoples Indigenous peoples’ representatives met with Chairs of Commissions of the International Union for the Conservation … Continue reading

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Catholic church (in the Philippines?) apologizes to Indigenous peoples??

I guess I missed this at the time, but in October a TV news program claims the Church asked Indigenous peoples for forgiveness for its “sins.” “Citing the “sins” it committed against tribal communities, the Catholic Church begged for forgiveness … Continue reading

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