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  • Autistic Choctaw Man: Obama Official Assaulted Me For Wearing A Redskins Shirt

    08/18/2016 12:24:04 PM PDT · by yoe · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Augusst 18, 2016 | Bre Payton
    An autistic American Indian says an official with President Barack Obama’s White House assaulted him for wearing a Redskins shirt during an October 2015 trip to Washington, D.C. The man says he plans to sue the Obama White House official for the cost of his medical bills to treat injuries he sustained during an alleged beating over a Redskins shirt. Barrett Dahl, an Oklahoma college student, was wearing a Redskins shirt to visit the White House for a powwow last October when William Mendoza, the executive director of the White House Initiative of American Indian and Alaska Native Education [snip]...
  • Last of the Crow war chiefs turns 102 in Montana

    03/24/2016 10:17:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies ^ | March 24, 2016 | admin
    CROW AGENCY, Mont. — The last Crow war chief entered the log-cabin trading post at the edge of the Little Bighorn Battlefield just after noon on a Sunday, supported by his son on his left and a cane held firmly in his right hand. Often, at tribal events such as powwows, he’ll swing his cane overhead in celebration. But on this October afternoon, with wind sweeping across the stretch of southern Montana that’s home to the Crows, the cane simply supported the centenarian — Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow in English or High Bird, his traditional name, in Crow.
  • Wisconsin school district bans American Indian team logos (Madison, of course))

    06/19/2015 8:00:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/19/15 | Dana Ferguson - AP
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sports fans may have to leave their Blackhawks, Indians or Redskins gear at home if they plan on entering a Madison public school next year. Starting this fall, public school students in Wisconsin's capital city cannot wear shirts, hats or other items that display the name, logo or mascot of any team that portrays a "negative stereotype" of American Indians. Those who do must change or face suspension or expulsion.
  • FBI Raids 91-Year-Old Man's Artifact Collection

    04/04/2014 8:15:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies ^ | 3 April, 2014 | NA
    100 agents make a man prove that he obtained his collection properly.WALDRON, IN — Around 100 FBI agents swarmed an elderly man’s house in rural Indiana.  The Federal government has set up a command post with trucks and military-style tents.  The feds showed up to sort through his lifetime collection of world artifacts that he had gathered over the course of his 91 years.   The agents claim they want to make sure he “acquired the items properly” — effectively making him prove his innocence — even though the man has not been accused of breaking any laws. Don Miller,...
  • Shutdown ruins American Indian protest at Alcatraz

    10/14/2013 9:52:54 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies ^ | October 14, 2013 | Carolyn Jones
    The federal government shutdown claimed another casualty Monday - the annual American Indian ceremony on Alcatraz in protest of Columbus Day. Indian activists and their supporters could not take the morning ferry to Alcatraz, as they've done since the mid-1980s, for prayers, songs, dancing and speeches because the island - part of the National Park Service - is closed. Instead, they gathered at Pier 33, from where they usually depart, and marched to Washington Square Park in North Beach, heart of the city's Italian heritage and Columbus Day festivities, then headed for Coit Tower to protest by the Christopher Columbus...
  • Whose Welfare?

    01/28/2013 3:11:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 29, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    If there is ever a contest for the law with the most grossly misleading title, the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 should be a prime candidate, because the last thing this Act protects is the welfare of Indian children. The theory behind the Indian Child Welfare Act is that an American Indian child should be raised in an American Indian culture. Based on that theory, a newborn baby of American Indian ancestry, who was adopted immediately after birth by a white couple, was at 27 months of age taken away from the only parents she has ever known and...
  • Haley on Romney's 'golden bullet'

    04/05/2012 4:40:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/5/2012 | Kevin Liptak
    Washington (CNN) – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday the leading Republican presidential candidate was carrying a "golden bullet" to connect with women voters. Speaking on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," the Palmetto State Republican said Mitt Romney's wife Ann, along with the candidate himself, would need to answer women with concerns about his platform. Polls released in the past week show Romney trailing President Barack Obama by a large margin among female voters. "If Gov. Romney has not related to women, he needs to get out there and talk about the issues they care about," Haley...
  • Black Elk: Lakota Holy Man, Catholic Catechist

    05/05/2011 11:36:51 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies ^ | May 02, 2011 | Pat McNamara
    In Ages Past Black Elk: Lakota Holy Man, Catholic Catechist Black Elk's conversion was actually where he found true freedom and fulfillment as a healer and teacher. By Pat McNamara, May 02, 2011 In his book Black Elk Speaks, author John Neihardt interviewed a Lakota holy man who recounted pre-reservation life and events he witnessed, including Custer's Last Stand and the Wounded Knee massacre. Later, anthropologist Joseph Epes Brown interviewed Black Elk about Lakota religious traditions for his book The Sacred Pipe (1953). Both works are touched with a certain sadness, that of a man whose best days have...
  • Government creates poverty

    04/27/2011 2:27:48 PM PDT · by libertycause13 · 7 replies
    Freedom Politics ^ | 4/27/2011 | John Stossel
    "The U.S. government has "helped" no group more than it has "helped" the American Indians. It stuns me when President Obama appears before Indian groups and says things like, "Few have been ignored by Washington for as long as Native Americans." Ignored? Are you kidding me? They should be so lucky. The government has made most Indian tribes wards of the state. Government manages their land, provides their health care, and pays for housing and child care. Twenty different departments and agencies have special "native American" programs. The result? Indians have the highest poverty rate, nearly 25 percent, and the...
  • Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker

    06/02/2010 10:42:07 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 36 replies · 578+ views ^ | 06/02/2010
    WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) - Lemuel Bahe Yazzie, a member of the Navajo Code Talkers who confounded the Japanese during World War II by transmitting messages in their native language, has died. He was 91. Navajo Nation officials said Wednesday that Yazzie, who lived in Whitecone, Ariz., died at his home last Friday. Tribal President Joe Shirley Jr. ordered flags on the Navajo Nation to be flown at half-staff from June 3-6 in honor of Yazzie. Yazzie joined the Marines in September 1944.
  • Court reinstates Navajo Nation president

    12/15/2009 1:21:36 PM PST · by Santa Fe_Conservative · 12 replies · 690+ views
    Farmington Daily Times | 12/15/2009 | Felicia Fonseca
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Navajo President Joe Shirley Jr. is back on the job. A Window Rock judge issued a permanent injunction late Monday against a Tribal Council resolution that placed Shirley on leave, saying lawmakers acted outside of their authority in passing it, according to attorneys in the case. A council spokesman said an appeal is likely. The ruling came on the eve of an election in which Navajos will vote on reducing the number of tribal lawmakers from 88 to 24 and giving the president line-item veto authority. Lawmakers voted 48-22 in late October to place Shirley on administrative...
  • Lo, the Poor Indian!

    06/16/2009 11:33:25 AM PDT · by Jbny · 15 replies · 437+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | June 16th, 2009 | John Steele Gordon
    Alexander Pope decried the American Indian’s “untutor’d mind” that “Sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind.” But Pope never encountered the Indian Health Service, which delivers what it is pleased to call health care to two million American Indians living on reservations in thirty-five states. “Don’t get sick after June” is the standard advice, for by then the money allocated by Congress has mostly run out.
  • Navajos largely unscathed by recession

    05/18/2009 9:05:16 AM PDT · by posterchild · 61 replies · 1,987+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | Sun May 17, 2009 | Felicia Fonseca
    TONALEA, Ariz. – Talk at the community center in this small Navajo town isn't as focused on the economy as it is in many places off the reservation. That's because the people living on the largest American Indian reservation have been largely unscathed by the recession. Most Navajos own their own homes, tend not to invest in the stock market and have long had difficulties borrowing money, distinguishing them from millions of other Americans who've suffered from rising mortgage payments, sinking 401(k) retirement accounts and stricter terms from lenders. And with half of the Navajo Nation's work force unemployed long...
  • Not all Indian likenesses are racist

    03/03/2009 4:40:07 PM PST · by SJackson · 31 replies · 606+ views
    The issue: A proposal to give the state school superintendent the authority to ban Indian nicknames and logos in schools. Our view: Education and dialogue are working; local school districts don't need an edict. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the saying goes. To some degree the same applies to racism. The issue is the long-standing debate over whether American Indian nicknames, logos and mascots are racist. State Rep. Jim Soletski, D-Green Bay, apparently believes so, and he has proposed a bill to make the state superintendent of public instruction judge and jury with the power to fine...
  • Crow Nation welcomes Barack Black Eagle

    05/19/2008 8:39:08 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 33 replies · 547+ views
    Source: ABC (Australia) ^ | May 20, 2008 | U/A
    May 20, 2008 - 10:04AM Democrat Barack Obama has become an honorary member of an American Indian tribe and promised a proactive policy to help tribal people if he wins the White House in November. The Illinois senator who is leading rival Hillary Clinton in their race for the party's presidential nomination, joined the Crow Nation, a tribe of some 12,100 members in Montana, taking on a native name and honorary parents in a traditional ceremony. Senator Obama, who would be the first black US president, was "adopted" by Hartford and Mary Black Eagle and given a name which means...
  • The Genocide That Wasn’t: Ward Churchill’s Research Fraud

    02/08/2005 7:54:20 AM PST · by freespirited · 83 replies · 14,808+ views
    Abstract: This is a work in progress that I am making available due to the current interest in Ward Churchill’s writings. I show that Churchill has committed research fraud, and very possibly committed perjury as well. This article analyzes Churchill’s fabrication of a genocide. Churchill invented a story about the US Army deliberately creating a smallpox epidemic among the Mandan people in 1837 by distributing infected blankets. While there was a smallpox epidemic on the Plains in 1837, it was entirely accidental, the Army wasn’t involved, and nearly every element of Churchill’s story is a total invention. My goal here...
  • Troubled times for Texas hallucinogen harvesters

    12/17/2007 4:02:28 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 10 replies · 46+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/17/07 | Jeff Franks
    RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas (Reuters) - Mauro Morales has chickens in his yard, deer antlers hanging from the fence and a shed full of peyote behind his house. A slight, balding man in his 60s, Morales is one of just three "peyoteros" in the country licensed by the government to sell the small green cactus that contains the hallucinogen mescaline. His profession is an old one that used to be more common along the Rio Grande, the only place where peyote grows in the United States. Now it is threatened by the forces of modernity. His customers are the 250,000...
  • Reservations to receive FEMA trailers

    06/23/2007 7:18:49 AM PDT · by posterchild · 20 replies · 525+ views
    AP via ^ | Fri June 22, 2007 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    WASHINGTON - American Indian tribes throughout the country will receive 2,000 unused trailers that were intended for but never given to Hurricane Katrina victims. Thousands of trailers have been idling in Arkansas and Texas, prompting criticism about government waste. They originally were purchased to house people displaced by the hurricane, but FEMA officials said regulations against placing the homes in flood plains prevented their use on the Gulf Coast. Last year, Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., urged the agency to donate the trailers to American Indian country, but the agency said federal law dictated the trailers must be used for disaster...
  • Elite American Indian tracking unit targets drug smugglers, narcotics

    05/03/2007 10:46:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 569+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Brady McCombs
    SELLS — Shadow Wolves officer Sloan Satepauhoodle's patience is wearing thin. She's been following tracks of four suspected drug runners for nearly two hours beneath a blazing sun and battling a hot, brisk wind that is sweeping dust over footprints, and blowing away broken twigs or burlap fibers that would provide signs. The latest tracks look too dry. They've probably already made it into the nearby village of Topawa, she says. The lessons her training officers taught her when she began six years ago remain ingrained in her psyche: "Be patient, Sloan, be patient." But, she really wants to make...
  • Fire Thunder Impeached (Oglala Sioux President impeached over abortion clinic)

    07/05/2006 12:19:34 PM PDT · by kingu · 41 replies · 1,573+ views
    Indian Country Today ^ | June 30th, 2006 | David Melmer
    PORCUPINE, S.D. - The first woman elected to lead the Oglala Sioux tribe was removed from office with five months remaining in her first term. Cecelia Fire Thunder, former president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, met the anti-abortion movement and lost. At a hearing on June 29, Tribal Councilman Will Peters, architect of the complaints against her, said at the outset that abortion was the issue. ''We are here today because of the abortion. We will plan for and fight for all Lakota, including the unborn,'' Peters said. Fire Thunder opened the floodgates of criticism when she suggested opening a...