Category Archives: International Indigenous issues

Hopi Tribe attempts to stop French sales of sacred masks

The Hopi Tribe has filed suit in a French court to attempt to stop the Drouot auction house from selling 32 sacred tribal kachina masks. The Tribe attempted in April to halt a similar sale of 70 masks but a … 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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British Columbia conference on Doctrine of Discovery

A conference entitled the International Seminar on the Doctrine of Discovery is being cohosted by the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council and Thompson Rivers University on September 20th and 21st in Kamlopps British Columbia. The conference will address how the colonial doctrine of discovery … Continue reading

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International indigenous trade

Indian Country Today, reports Aug. 15, at page 14, "A document historic in the realm of Native American and First Nations finance was signed in Winnipeg, Canada on July 17. The Aboriginal financial institution Tribal Wi-Chi-Way-Win Capital Corporation (TWCC), is … Continue reading

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International Indigenous Peoples' day

August 9 is the international indigenous peoples' Day. Please check out our blog entry on the Oxford University Press website: http://blog.oup.com/2012/08/doctrine-discovery-indigenous-peoples/

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Earth’s most threatened tribe demands action as logging season starts

Survival International reports the earth’s ‘most threatened tribe has made a desperate appeal for the Brazilian government to halt the illegal logging that is ravaging its territory. Survival reports that the Awá tribe suffers the fastest rate of deforestation in the … Continue reading

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Underreported indigenous issues

A blog reports on "underreported struggles."  http://intercontinentalcry.org/underreported-struggles-62-may-2012/   The May 2012 edition reports (among other items): 1. the Wixarika (Huichol) people located in Mexico, slammed that government for recently announcing measures to protect thousands of acres of Wixarika sacred land.  The government, media, and … Continue reading

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