Monthly Archives: July 2012

South Carolina Supreme Court returns Native child to father

The Associated Press reported on Friday that the South Carolina Supreme Court has upheld lower court decisions to return an American Indian girl adopted by a South Carolina family to her father in Oklahoma. Apparently, this is the first time the court has had to weigh … Continue reading

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International foresters visit Flathead Reservation to learn

A mini-United Nations gathering of forestry experts took place at the Flathead Reservation on Thursday. The visitors were from as far away as Nepal and Brazil. “For a long time, white people have been telling indigenous people how to manage their lands. Indigenous … Continue reading

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Quakers church repudiates Doctrine of Discovery

I just received this e-mail that the New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), in meeting at Silver Bay, NY, passed the minute (resolution) below on 7-26-2012.   We seek to live in a just peace with our … Continue reading

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President signs bill to facilitate Indian land leases   President Barack Obama signed a new law today amending a previous act that gives Indian tribes more control of their lands and development. The Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership (HEARTH) Act of 2011 amends the Indian Long-Term … Continue reading

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Oneida Indian Nation gives $10 million for American Revolutionary Museum

The leaders and citizens of the Oneida Indian Nation of New York want Americans to realize the strong historical contributions of the Indian nations to the modern-day United States. They also think it is important to pay homage to their role … Continue reading

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Idaho defacers of pictographs go to prison

I have noted many times how federal judges have been extremely reluctant to send antiquity thieves and persons who deface ancient Indian pictographs and petroglyphs to prison. Thus, to be fair I need to blog that U.S. District Judge Edward … Continue reading

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More by Chief Clarence Louis

Check out this Nov. 23, 2010 Globe and Mail article about Chief Clarence Louis of the Osoyoos Indian Band in British Columbia Canada. He is quoted as saying "The economy should always be the number one issue . . . … Continue reading

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