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American Indians and birth certificates?

An AP article by Felicia Fonseca reports that Arizona is helping tribal citizens to get birth certificates. Indians born on reservations have often had problems proving their births to state agencies and subsequently securing various state documents and United States … Continue reading

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Indian Mascots and schools

An oped article in today's Portland Oregonian addresses the possible veto by Gov. Kitzhaber of a bill just enacted by the Legislature to allow a sort of local choice for public schools to use Indian mascots. The authors wrote, in part: … Continue reading

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Retaining Native languages

I have often blogged about the importance of native communities working to retain and restore their languages. Language is a crucial aspect of retaining traditional cultures and lives. This article from a Vancouver B.C. paper reinforces that point. Language is … Continue reading

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Idle No More is still busy in Canada

I received this press release from Idle No More activists. "July 1, 2013-North York—At this evening’s Canada celebration … a group of activists as part of Idle No More’s Sovereignty Summer campaign, scaled the main stage at Toronto’s official Canada Celebration … Continue reading

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New Yorker magazine joins chorus of voices against Washington Redskins

Check out this article in the New Yorker calling for the team to change it's mascot name. http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/sportingscene/2013/05/redskins-football-name-controversy.html

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Hopi masks sold by French auction house

I blogged on this issue a few days ago – http://lawlib.lclark.edu/blog/native_america/?p=5679 Up to 70 Hopi maks were offered for sale at a French auction house. The Tribe and others objected but a French judge allowed the auction to proceed over the objections of … Continue reading

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Arizona tribe seeks artifacts

The Associated Press reports that an Arizona tribe is asking a Paris auction house to cancel an upcoming sale of dozens of items that the tribe says is central to its religious practices. The tribe also demands their return to their original home. … Continue reading

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