Monthly Archives: April 2011

Copper mining versus wild rice in Minnesota

The Associated Press reports that although wild rice is sacred to the Ojibwe of Minnesota, that might not be enough to protect it from the promise of jobs that a new copper-nickel mining industry would bring to the state. The … Continue reading

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Racism in Australia

The Australian press reported on April 18 on the creation of a new Aboriginal rights magazine called Tracker that will focus on Aboriginal rights. It will feature analysis and investigation of land rights, Aboriginal issues and expose the challenges of … Continue reading

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UN will debate 'Mother Earth's' Human Rights Status

Fox News reports that on Wednesday, United Nations diplomats were scheduled to devote an entire day to debating the rights of “Mother Earth.” A bloc of governments lead by Bolivia have put the issue on the General Assembly agenda to … Continue reading

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Bolivia leads way on protecting "Mother Earth"

The Vancouver B.C. Sun reports that Bolivia is planning on offering a draft United Nations treaty that would give “Mother Earth” the same rights as humans. This reminds me of the discussion in the United States about giving “standing,” that … Continue reading

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American Indian Influence on the United States Constitution and its Framers

I have posted on the Social Sciences Research Network webpage the above entitled article that I published in 1993 in the American Indian Law Review. You can download the article for free. Abstract: American Indians and their governments had a … Continue reading

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Exercising Cultural Self-Determination: The Makah Indian Tribe Goes Whaling

I have posted on the Social Science Research Network webpage a Law Review article I wrote in 2002 ad that was published in the American Indian Law Review. You can download the article for free from SSRN. Abstract: Self-determination is … Continue reading

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Christianity, American Indians, and the Doctrine of Discovery

I have posted a book chapter I wrote about Christianity and the doctrine of discovery on the Social Sciences Research Network (“SSRN”) webpage. You can download and read the book chapter for free. The chapter is published in REMEMBERING JAMESTOWN: … Continue reading

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