Monthly Archives: July 2011

National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers annual meeting

The National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers is a non-profit association of tribal governments that are committed to preserving, rejuvenating, and improving the status of tribal cultures and cultural practices by supporting Native languages, arts, dances, music, oral traditions, … Continue reading

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NRC charged with not consulting with tribes on uranium mining

A Lakota activist, Debra White Plume, is the lead plaintiff against Cameco Corporation in Nebraska and its Crow Butte uranium mines, and against North Trend Uranium Mine. She challenged the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s approach to cultural and historic properties and … Continue reading

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Natives fighting "yellow snow" say U.S. Forest Service broke environmental rules

Indian Country Today reports that the saga involving the desecration of sites held sacred by some American Indians by expanding a ski resort in Arizona and using recycled sewage water to make snow continues. A coalition of Indian citizens have … Continue reading

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Lacrosse – the Native American sport

The Washington Post reports that the White House South Lawn was transformed into a lacrosse field on Monday to celebrate the sport’s Native American roots. Chief Oren Lyons of the Onondaga Nation was featured. “The game you have now in … Continue reading

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Oneida Indian Nation film on its role in US Revolutionary War

The New York Times reports that the Oneida Indian Nation and its Nation Enterprises is investing $10 million in an independent film production, “First Allies,” that is expected to begin shooting in central New York this fall. Ray Halbritter, Nation … Continue reading

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Atlantic magazine says Native Americans need not apply for federal judgeships

Andrew Cohen writes in this month’s Atlantic that only two Native Americans have ever been confirmed by the Senate for a job on the federal bench in our nation’s history. He mentions this fact in light of the United States … Continue reading

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Another artifacts thief only gets probation

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that one of the key figures in the 2009 crackdown on illegal artifact trafficking in the Four Corners region received only two years of probation Monday after pleading guilty to a felony. I have blogged … Continue reading

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