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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...
  • Oklahoma slots lure Texans, and hold 'em [Texas]

    06/25/2006 1:12:42 PM PDT · by Dubya · 12 replies · 2,252+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 25, 2006 | THOMAS KOROSEC
    DURANT, OKLA. - Alan Reese took about an hour to drive from his home in Dallas' northern suburbs to the blackjack tables of the new Choctaw Casino and Resort here, 10 miles north of the Red River. "It's not even two counties away, straight up (U.S.) Highway 75," said Reese, 58, who also has visited the nearby Winstar Casino, run by the Chickasaw Nation, just past the state line on Interstate 35. "Makes you wonder how long Texas will take to see what's going on up here." ADVERTISEMENT North Texans such as Reese are fueling a gambling boom in southern...
  • Law no longer rules in Caledonia (Native Indians,Southern Ontario, Canada)

    06/08/2006 5:49:23 PM PDT · by fanfan · 23 replies · 1,284+ views
    The Record ^ | (Originally published May 31, 2006) | Matt Walcoff
    Good liberal that I am, I have always tried to be on the side of the aboriginal inhabitants of North America. Lately, though, I've been hit with a bout of cognitive dissonance over the standoff in Caledonia. News reports about members of the Six Nations taking over part of the town, destroying property and making life miserable for the citizenry challenged my impression of the Iroquois as a group of underappreciated victims of the perfidy of the white man. Last weekend, I decided to check out the situation in Caledonia for myself. Initially, I saw little sign of conflict. The...
  • South Dakota Indian Tribe Will Open Abortion Business if Ban Becomes Law

    03/23/2006 4:46:45 PM PST · by sgent · 131 replies · 3,442+ views ^ | March 23, 2006 | Steven Ertelt
    Pierre, SD ( -- A South Dakota Indian tribe is throwing a monkey wrench into the state's plans to ban virtually all abortions in the state. Should the ban become law, one tribe says it will open up an abortion business on their tribal lands, which wouldn't be subjected to the abortion ban. Cecilia Fire Thunder, president of the Oglala Sioux tribe of South Dakota, says Sioux nation sovereignty means the new ban doesn't apply. As a result, she said she will lead an effort to build a Planned Parenthood abortion center at the Pine Ridge Reservation. “To me, it...
  • Fire Thunder Fired: Tribe Burns Plans For Abortion Clinic [South Dakota]

    06/01/2006 4:39:42 PM PDT · by dukeman · 15 replies · 611+ views
    PINE RIDGE, South Dakota -- The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council voted yesterday to outlaw abortion on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and suspend tribal president Cecelia Fire Thunder until impeachment proceedings could be brought against her. Fire Thunder made headlines when she vowed to open an abortion mill at Pine Ridge in defiance of the new state law passed earlier this year banning abortion. However, the tribal council decided otherwise and took action to bring tribal law into agreement with South Dakota state law. “This is a loud and clear message to the abortion crowd that the people of South...
  • An American Indian Speaks Out Against Illegal Aliens

    An American Indian Speaks Out Against Illegal AliensDr. David A. Yeagley, an American Indian and direct descendant of the Comanche warrior Bad Eagle says it best: America today is making the same mistake we Indians made nearly four centuries ago. America is letting in too many foreigners. And we Indians could end up losing this country all over again. It may come as surprise to many white people who have been brainwashed by the media to see Indians as the ultimate liberals, but there are few groups in America today who take a dimmer view of mass immigration than the...

    04/07/2006 11:07:58 AM PDT · by weegee · 6 replies · 387+ views
    BE WILD, NOT EVIL: THE LINK WRAY STORY A tribute by Jimmy McDonough © 2006 Link Wray seemed so strong, so invincible, like he'd be lurking around forever, just wailing away in some East Jesus s**thole, terrorizing another doomed amp while he stuck the neck of Screamin' Red in the dazed faces of a new batch of converts. I guess I took him for granted. The music business sure did. Link is the music for the midnight ride. No question about it, he sounds best when you have somewhere to go. Tearing down the highway in some s**tbox of a...
  • Democrats, Tribal Leaders Unveil Native American Policy Recommendations

    07/15/2005 6:41:29 PM PDT · by kingu · 9 replies · 304+ views
    E-mail from Senate Minority Leader | 7-15-05 | Democrats
    For Immediate Release Thursday, July 13, 2005 CONTACT: Jim Manley or Fabiola Rodríguez-Ciampoli, 202-224-2939 DEMOCRATS, TRIBAL LEADERS UNVEIL NATIVE AMERICAN POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS The Document Will Guide Democrats’ Work on Behalf of Indian Country WASHINGTON, DC- Today tribal leaders from across the nation joined Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, Senator Byron Dorgan, Ranking Member of the Indian Affairs Committee, Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee Chair Hillary Clinton, and Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) to unveil the 2005 Indian Country Policy Recommendations for the 109th Congress. The policy recommendations focus on five major priorities: 1) Trust Reform, Land and Natural Resources, 2)Health Care,...
  • Judge condemns Interior Department as a callous, clueless agency

    07/12/2005 10:54:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 618+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 7/12/05 | John Heilprin - AP
    WASHINGTON – The Interior Department was ordered Tuesday – by a judge who called it a "pathetic outpost" – to admit it can't provide accurate information about lost royalties owed to American Indians. In a scathing condemnation of the government's treatment of American Indians, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth directed the department to enclose notices in its correspondence saying information provided on trust assets may not be credible. The notices also are meant to alert people that they may be members of the class-action lawsuit brought by lead plaintiff Eloise Cobell in 1996 on behalf of more than 300,000 American...
  • National PowWow in Washington, D.C. August 12-14

    05/24/2005 5:03:51 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 525+ views
    National Museum of the American Indian ^ | May 2005 | Public Relations
    NMAI NATIONAL POWWOW August 12–14, 2005 Hours Friday, Aug. 12: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m Sunday, Aug. 14: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Location MCI Center 601 F Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20024 Admission Adult: $12 Senior (65 years and older): $10 Child (4 to 11 years): $10 NMAI Members: $10 Groups (25 or more): $10/person Three-day pass: $30 During this special three-day event, spectators will experience Native cultures firsthand and have the opportunity to visit nearly 100 Native artisans and exhibitors showcasing fine art, jewelry, sculpture, and pottery. A true highlight...
  • Threatening answering machine message left by Churchill surfaces

    03/16/2005 2:51:05 PM PST · by moroque11 · 28 replies · 2,200+ views
    9NEWS.COM ^ | 3-16-2005 | Dan Vien
    DENVER - A 12-year-old audio tape of an angry answering machine message left by Ward Churchill has surfaced. Much of the audio is unintelligible, but a person identifies himself as Ward Churchill on the tape. The message was left on Vernon Bellecourt's answering machine in 1993. Bellecourt is a leader of the American Indian Movement. Churchill severed ties with the organization. Bellecourt said he felt threatened by the message, but he never filed a police report. You can listen to a portion of it by clicking at right. The transcript is as follows: "You siphoned a half million ripped off...
  • National Myth of the American Indian (National Museum of American Indian's exhibits are explored)

    03/08/2005 3:53:07 PM PST · by Stoat · 63 replies · 3,544+ views
    The Claremont Institute ^ | March 4, 2005 | Diana Muir
    National Myth of the American Indian By Diana Muir The National Museum of the American Indian is an architectural triumph. Walking close to the walls conveys the vertiginous sense of hiking the rock canyons of the American West. The galleries inside are punctuated by windowed spaces offering spectacular views of the National Gallery and the United States Capitol, and prism windows near the top of the dome paint rainbows on the walls of the atrium. Step a hundred yards away from NMAI, however, and the building turns into a yellow sandstone affront to the white granite unity of the...
  • Judge (Lamberth) Demands Appearance by Gale Norton

    02/08/2005 8:29:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 658+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/8/05 | John Heilprin - AP
    WASHINGTON - A federal judge has given Interior Secretary Gale Norton an ultimatum: Either appear in his court or face the prospect that he'll rule against her on an accusation that she retaliated against American Indians suing her agency for lost royalties. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth gave Norton the choice in an order he issued late Monday. The judge has frequently battled with the Interior Department since a class-action suit was filed in 1996 on behalf of more than 300,000 Indians seeking an accounting of trust funds set up in their behalf more than a century ago. The government...
  • Comanche Blogger Seeks Robert Redford's Scalp

    01/15/2005 10:56:33 AM PST · by Richard Poe · 9 replies · 1,146+ views ^ | January 15, 2005 | Richard Poe
    Comanche blogger David Yeagley is going on the warpath. His quarry: Robert Redford. His goal: To punish what he calls leftwing hypocrisy. High schools, colleges and professional sports teams face harassment and lawsuits every day for using Indian names and images. Yet no one objects to Hollywood leftist Robert Redford naming his Sundance Institute after a Lakota Sioux ritual. Why the "free pass," asks Yeagley? "I protest... the outlandish hypocrisy of the Leftist Indians, who would crush some innocent school for using `Warrior' on its school jersey, yet not breathe a word of protest against Robert Redford's use of `Sundance'...
  • Historic Gathering of Native American: Phoenix

    11/01/2004 12:05:50 AM PST · by kingu · 268+ views
    Native-Poll-Ooza ^ | Nov 1st, 2004 | Alyssa Burhans
    MEDIA ADVISORY For Immediate Release Contact: Jonodev Chaudhuri 480-2169483 Historic Gathering of Native Americans to Take Place on Election Day in Phoenix Native-POLL-ooza! Showcases Urban Indian and Tribal Unity PHOENIX – Amidst Arizona’s reemergence as a toss-up swing state as featured in Time magazine, the State’s grassroots Native American community has organized a historic first-of-a-kind gathering on election day to showcase their unity and the strength of their voice. At least 10,000 Native Americans and supporters will attend Native-POLL-ooza! at the Phoenix Indian School Park (Central Avenue and Indian School Road) from noon to 9 PM on November...
  • (vanity) White Men Can't Dance

    09/30/2004 11:44:19 PM PDT · by kingu · 214+ views
    10-01-04 | Self
    Cinco De Mayo celebrations that require Mexican passports for participants? How about a jazz festival that requires multi-generational parentage proving that one’s ancestors indeed came from Africa? Are these what we can expect from future events on the campus of CalState University San Bernardino? Sure, by now, you’re scoffing at such concepts. But the powwow that takes place next weekend on the campus requires vendors to provide tribal ID cards, no matter what they are selling. Is that Indian Coca Cola that they’re selling? Dancers and drums are also required to provide tribal identification to participate in the $138,000 prize...
  • Poll: Skins' Nickname Offends Few Indians

    09/24/2004 9:49:29 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 32 replies · 771+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 24, 2004 | AP
    WASHINGTON - A poll of American Indians found that an overwhelming majority of them are not bothered by the name of the Washington Redskins (news). Only 9 percent of those polled said the name of the NFL team is "offensive," while 90 percent said it's acceptable, according to the University of Pennsylvania's National Annenberg Election Survey, released Friday. Annenberg polled 768 Indians in every state except Hawaii and Alaska from Oct. 7, 2003, to Sept. 20, 2004. The survey found little disparity between men and women or young and old. However, 13 percent of Indians with college degrees said the...
  • Liberals Gamble Away Indians' Future

    05/18/2004 8:44:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies · 420+ views ^ | May 17, 2004 | David Yeagley
    Washington has continued its blind policy of selling American Indian rights out to non-Indians during the 21st century. Most recently, the nation’s government has stepped on tribal rights to make room for the corrupt “Indian” casino business. I said as much at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, May 12, I was invited to speak to leaders of Citizens Equal Rights Alliance, United Property Owners, Upstate Citizens for Equality, and One Nation. These organizations represent over a quarter of a million Americans citizens who have personally lost money, property, business, and basic civil rights as the result of...
  • Cherokee Nation Concerned By Gay Couple's Marriage Application

    05/17/2004 8:37:17 AM PDT · by esryle · 28 replies · 178+ views
    TALEQUAH, Okla. -- Cherokee Nation officials are scrambling to clarify their marriage laws after a lesbian couple obtained an application for marriage. Principal Chief Chad Smith says officials are looking into defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman. This comes after a lesbian couple from Tulsa obtained an application for marriage from the tribal clerk's office. The application is not valid until the person who performs the ceremony signs it and the couple return it to the tribal court. Cherokee officials are trying to figure out if the same-sex marriage is sanctioned because the women received...
  • Feds To Pay For Seizing Apache Indian's Eagle Feathers -Interior Department To Pay Man $48,818

    04/13/2004 7:35:02 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 15 replies · 284+ views
    Feds To Pay For Seizing Apache Indian's Eagle Feathers Interior Department To Pay Man $48,818 POSTED: 2:35 pm MDT April 12, 2004 UPDATED: 2:54 pm MDT April 12, 2004 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- U.S. Interior Department has been ordered to pay $48,818 to a Silver City man for his legal costs in a battle over eagle feathers. U.S. District Judge Christina Armijo ordered the agency to pay Joseluis Saenz, a Chiricahua Apache whose eagle feathers were seized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1996. He uses the feathers in religious ceremonies. The department contended eagle feathers are protected...
  • Study: Higher Tobacco Use for American Indian Students

    11/07/2003 8:03:37 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 30 replies · 331+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/6/03
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - High schoolers at American Indian schools have higher rates of smoking and drug use than other U.S. students, underscoring a need for more health education and counseling programs in their communities, federal health officials said on Thursday. A U.S. study conducted in 2001 found that 88 percent of high-school pupils at schools funded by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs have smoked, compared with 64 percent of high schoolers nationwide. The study, published by the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was based on surveys of 5,654 high-school students at schools that are primarily located on...
  • An Internet Tribute to Lori Ann Piestewa, American Indian killed in action in Iraq

    04/18/2003 8:45:23 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 33 replies · 595+ views
    Memorial Website ^ | April 17, 2003
    The first American woman killed in Iraq is Pfc. Lori Ann Piestewa. She is American Indian and one of eight soldiers found during the rescue of POW Jessica Lynch, who was Lori's room mate at Ft. Bliss, El Paso , Texas. Lori was 23 years of age.. the mother of a four year old son and a three year old daughter. She lived in Tuba City, Arizona and was a member of the Hopi Nation. There are currently 56 Hopis serving in the Us military... 48 are in Iraq. Lori is believed to be the first American Indian woman...
  • The Extinction Of The American Indian ... It s all in the names.

    05/22/2002 5:09:59 PM PDT · by asneditor · 17 replies · 599+ views
    AllSouthwest News Service ^ | 17 May 2002 | Don Jet-Eye Loucks
    The latest bilge flowing from California has to do with the terrible indignity suffered by American Indians at the hands of American highschools. Namely, the schools’ mascots like “Redskins,” “Chiefs,” “Braves,” etc. The actual bilge is emanating directly from the legislature in the form of a bill that would outlaw such horrible practices and force hundreds of highschools to pick new mascots that do not offend the indians. Names such as the “Napa Valley Ninnies” and “Bakersfield Bedwetters” would probably pass the politically correct muster. This bill has been passed out of whatever mindless committee it was assigned to and...