Monthly Archives: March 2012

$71 million settlement – 150 years late

Over 150 years ago First Nations land was flooded to make way for the Trent-Severn Waterway.   The dispute over the land was recently settled with a $71 million payment.  The money will be divided between Curve Lake, Hiawatha, and Mississaugas of Scugog … Continue reading

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Vancouver B.C. development on ancient First Nations burial and archaeological site

The Vancouver Sun reports on the future of a development in that city that is up in the air because it is being built on what is likely a native burial site.  The Musqueam First Nation is protesting further development and some community members are preventing … Continue reading

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Muckleshoot Tribe reintroduces traditional foods

This Week From Indian Country Today reports that the Muckleshoot Tribe in Washington is working to restore its use of traditional foods. The article states in part: "Many years ago, members of Pacific Northwest tribes subsisted on a wide diversity … Continue reading

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Economic development brings problems to Three Affiliated Tribes

In an article entitled "Every Silver Lining has a Cloud" The Week From Indian Country Today, the author explains the many issues now facing the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota due to the booming … Continue reading

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I am a person, not a mascot

Long running battles about using Indian peoples and tribal names and symbols as high school and college sports names and symbols continue. The "Fighting Sioux" mascot issue from the University of North Dakota has spawned litigation, NCAA rulings, and ongoing … Continue reading

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First Nations' consultations over Canadian pipeline

First Nations and Indigenous Peoples in Canada are maintaining that Canada is not meeting its obligations to consult with them over oil pipelines. Joe Oliver, the Canadian Minister of Natural Resources, says: "We have a moral and constitutional obligation to consult … Continue reading

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New book on economic development in Indian Country

My latest book was published last week — Reservation "Capitalism:" Economic Development in Indian Country (Praeger Publishers, 2012). It is available from my publisher: It can also be ordered on Amazon, but Amazon does not yet seem to know that the book is … Continue reading

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