Monthly Archives: October 2011

Tribe faced with "coal vs. culture" decision

This is an old news item from Oct. 2010, but it presents the classic decision all cultures have to make in deciding how far to go with economic development and utilizing one's natural resources. The Northern Cheyenne Tribe in Montana … Continue reading

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Stunning development in Brazilian dam issue

The Belo Monte dam in Brazil, which will allegedly be the third largest dam in the world, will displace dozens of Brazilian Indigenous groups. The dam is very controversial. On Monday, a Brazilian judge put a hold on the dam because … Continue reading

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WikiLeaks show U.S. worries about Indigenous Rights

An Indian Country Today article, Oct. 5, 2011, at 12, reports that WikiLeaks released thousands of United States diplomatic cables that show, among many other things, America's concerns about Indigenous Peoples claiming rights under the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of … Continue reading

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Cultural Survival organization on Columbus

Cultural Survival sent this message about Columbus Day Each year the recognition of Columbus Day places Indigenous Peoples in a painfully uncomfortable position. In the year 2011, as Native people in this country, we still must explain our feelings about a historically … Continue reading

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Columbus Day? Why does the USA celebrate it?

Several American Indian and Indigenous groups have raised the very valid question about why Columbus Day is a national holiday. Columbus did not "discover" any part of the modern day United States.  Furthermore, the Spanish colonization of the New World … Continue reading

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Brasil, Povos Indígenas e a Doutrina do Descobrimento, do Direito Internacional

Yo puedo enviar usted los articulos sobre Chile en Espanol y sobre Brasil en Portugese si usted email yo. Rmiller@lclark.edu You can download the articles in English for free by clicking the links: Brazil, Indigenous Peoples, and the International Law … Continue reading

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La Doctrina del Descubrimiento y los Pueblos Indigenas en Chile

Lo siento por mi Espanol. Yo no hablo mucho. Estoy un profesor de leyes en los Estados Unidos. Yo escribe articulos sobre Espana y Chile y ley international sobre tribus indigenas y sobre Portugal y Brazil. Yo puedo enviar usted … Continue reading

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