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  • South Dakota Tribe to Open Nation's 1st Marijuana Resort

    09/29/2015 2:13:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 29, 2015 | Regina Garcia Cano, The Associated Press
    FLANDREAU, S.D. ó The Santee Sioux tribe has already proven its business acumen, running a successful casino, a 120-room hotel and a 240-head buffalo ranch on the plains of South Dakota. But those enterprises have not been immune to competition and the lingering effects of the Great Recession, so the small tribe of 400 is undertaking a new venture ó opening the nation's first marijuana resort on its reservation. The experiment could offer a new money-making model for tribes nationwide seeking economic opportunities beyond casinos. Santee Sioux leaders plan to grow their own pot and sell it in a smoking...
  • George Will: The blood-stained Indian Child Welfare Act

    09/02/2015 5:41:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 2, 2015 | George F. Will
    ďIt is a sordid business, this divvying us up by race.Ē ó Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Sordid, always. And sometimes lethal, as some Native American children could attest, were they not, like Declan Stewart and Laurynn Whiteshield, dead. They were victims of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), which as construed and applied demonstrates how identity politics can leave a trail of broken bodies and broken hearts.
  • The Massively Popular Facebook Post Of A Totally Fake Map And The Tribes Who Were Obliterated By It

    08/19/2015 7:49:16 PM PDT · by absentee · 11 replies
    Rabble Writer ^ | 8/18/15 | Caleb Howe
    Education in America is bad and deficient. I hear that all the time. Unless you live in the woods or are a dead person come back to haunt my blog posts, you have also heard it time and again. Politically, both the left and the right make this claim, but obviously for different reasons. On the right, the complaints are usually that no one teaches about the founding fathers or the greatness of America anymore, that teachers are too leftist and liberal and teach social justice, and of course, COMMON CORE!!!!!!!! On the left, the complaint is that schools just...
  • Indians say EPA trying to swindle them in mine spill

    08/12/2015 2:21:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 12, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The EPA is trying to cheat Navajo Indians by getting them to sign away their rights to future claims from the agencyís Gold King Mine disaster, tribal officials charged Wednesday, adding more to the administrationís public relations problems over the spill that threatens critical Southwest waterways. EPA officials were going door-to-door asking Navajo, some of whom donít speak English as their primary language, to sign a form that offers to pay damages incurred so far from the spill, but waiving the right to come back and ask for more if their costs escalate or if they discover bigger problems, ......
  • Word of God guides 'all moral actions of man' [Native Americans eagerly received Christianity]

    08/05/2015 7:51:56 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 18 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/4/2015 | Bill Federer
    The first book printed in America was the Bay Psalm Book by John Eliot, who was baptized in England as an infant on Aug. 5, 1604. Called ďApostle to the Indians,Ē he sailed to America and preached his first sermon in the Algonquian language in 1646. He translated the Ten Commandments, Lordís Prayer and the Bible Ė the first to be printed in America, in 1663. In a 1674 census, 4,000 ďPraying IndiansĒ were in 14 self-ruling villages with houses, streets, bridges and their own ministers. ďPraying IndianĒ villages were located throughout Massachusetts, Marthaís Vineyard and Rhode Island. John Eliot...
  • America first populated in 'a single wave of migration from Siberia' no more than 23,000 years ago

    07/22/2015 4:55:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    The Siberian Times ^ | 22 July 2015
    Analysis of DNA of present day indigineous people throws new light on how our ancestors crossed the Bering land and ice bridge which then connected modern-day Chukotka and Alaska. A study led by the Centre for GeoGenetics at the University of Copenhagen, asserts that there was one one initial migration from Siberia to America. Around 10,000 years later there was a split in these human ancestors into two groups, which anthropologists call Amerindians (American Indians) and Athabascans (a native Alaskan people). Previous research had suggested that Amerindian and Athabascan ancestors had crossed the strait independently. 'Our study presents the most...
  • Scientists Trace an Ancient Connection Between Amazonians and Australasians

    07/22/2015 3:07:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 21, 2015 | James Gorman
    Some people in the Brazilian Amazon are very distant relations of indigenous Australians, New Guineans and other Australasians, two groups of scientists who conducted detailed genetic analyses reported Tuesday. But the researchers disagree on the source of that ancestry. The connection is ancient, all agree, and attributable to Eurasian migrants to the Americas who had some Australasian ancestry, the scientists said. But one group said the evidence is clear that two different populations came from Siberia to settle the Americas 15,000 or more years ago. The other scientific team says there was only one founding population from which all indigenous...
  • It BeginsÖ Liberals Want Minnesota Flag Taken Down Because It Shows White Man Working

    07/05/2015 1:31:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 5, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    It beginsÖ Leftists want the Minnesota flag taken down because it shows white men working on a farm and an Indian with a spear. Seriously? The Star Tribune reported: ďThe Minnesota state flag depicts a white man as a hardworking, rugged individualist, and an Indian riding a horse and holding a spear. The current interest in the removal of the Confederate battle flag from public displays and store shelves provides an excellent opportunity to examine what the Minnesota state flag represents. The images on the flag are interpreted by state documents as innocuous symbols of the stateís history. A critical...
  • Liberals Are Playing A Racial Shell Game

    06/26/2015 11:33:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | June 26, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Let me get this straight. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is something of a dashboard saint to American liberals, principally for her retrograde leftism on economics. It was alleged a few years ago that she spent much of her professional career lying about her fictitious Native American roots. Warren listed herself as a minority in a professional directory and identified herself as a Native American. There was no evidence to support her claim, other than her own family lore and her personal conviction that she feels part Indian. And yet, when Republicans criticized her for it, they were denounced as racist...
  • Take Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill

    06/22/2015 9:13:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 124 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 21, 2015 | Mary Kathryn Nagle
    I hate using ATMs. Itís not the lines that bother me, nor is it the inevitable awkwardness of the person lurking behind you, seemingly in a rush and looking over your shoulder as you type. No, I hate ATMs because I know when I swipe my card, when the machine dispenses pieces of my livelihood, I have to see that face. His face. On the $20 bill. When historian David Greenberg thinks of Andrew Jackson, he thinks of democracy. When I see Andrew Jackson, I think of my grandmotherís spit. * * * The trip was long. And for an...
  • Walleye decline a big issue, mystery - clean water to blame?

    06/18/2015 11:33:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies
    Bayfield County Journal ^ | June 18, 2015 | Frank Zufall APG
    Across Northwest Wisconsin there has been much discussion about the decline of the walleye population. In response one of Governor Scott Walkerís initiatives has been stocking lakes with larger ďextended walleyeĒ versus small fry in the hopes that the larger fish have better chance of surviving and then reproducing. However, Governor Walker in his proposed biennium budget has also proposed cutting some key Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) scientists in the Bureau of Science Services, scientist behind the extended walleye initiative and who also created the modeling for the three-bag limit of walleyes using length as the critical factor...
  • (Democrat) California Senate Candidate Caught Ridiculing Native Americans

    05/17/2015 2:39:49 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Time ^ | May 16, 2015 | Justin Worland
    [California Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez, a U.S. Senate candidate] Sanchez used an offensive gesture before a group of Indian Americans [Snip] In a video captured by an observer, Sanchez tells a story about how she was invited to an event by what she thought was a Native American group. ďIím going to his office, thinking Iím going to meet with aÖ Ē Sanchez said before clapping her hand over her mouth and making a chanting sound.
  • Ex-major league and Snohomish star Earl Averill Jr. dies

    05/15/2015 2:30:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 14, 2015 | Adam Jude
    Earl Averill Jr., a Snohomish High School graduate and a seven-year major league veteran, died Wednesday in Tacoma. He was 83. The Mariners scheduled a moment of silence in Averillís honor just before the start of Thursdayís game against the Red Sox. Averill is the son of Baseball Hall of Famer Earl Averill.
  • Something fishy about Baltimore

    05/09/2015 7:18:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Times of India ^ | May 10, 2015 | Amitabha Bagchi
    In the summer of 1996 I got off a long flight at Baltimore to begin a PhD at Johns Hopkins University. My roommates-to-be were two Indian students who had rented a car to pick me up were somewhat unfamiliar with the roads. So, having taken a wrong turn off the highway, we found ourselves in West Baltimore, not far from Mondawmin Mall where two weeks ago rioting began in the wake of the custodial death of Freddie Gray. Out of the backseat I saw shabbily dressed people sitting on plastic chairs or on the stoops of their rowhouses. These houses...
  • Liberal Indian War On Adam Sandler Is A Political Hit Job

    04/26/2015 12:03:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 25, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    The current Indian War against Adam Sandler is a liberal rich-kid conspiracy to shut down populist conservative voices. This week, comedy filmmaker Sandler was roasted in the liberal press for allegedly demeaning Indians and women in his upcoming straight-to-Netflix Western ďThe Ridiculous Six.Ē About twelve Indian actors, extras and crew members staged a walk-out on the set because of some jokes in the movie. Here are the jokes that caused the actors to blow their little bighorn ...
  • BIGOTS! Native Americans BAN same-sex marriage!

    04/08/2015 9:37:20 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    Of course I donít think Native Americans are bigots. I agree with them! But if liberals arenít just out to get Christianity, Iím sure theyíll begin attacking Native Americans any day now, showing up at their bakeries and calling them bigots: CBN NEWS†Ė Months before the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the issue of gay marriage, Native American tribes have taken steps to defend traditional marriage. Eleven tribes with a total membership approaching a million people will not recognize same-sex marriages. Just weeks after North Carolina began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, the stateís Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians...
  • Tribe threatens to grow pot if casino isn't allowed near Pensacola

    02/22/2015 4:36:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    PENSACOLA ó A small, Alabama-based Indian tribe that wants to expand its casinos into the Sunshine State might adopt a hardball negotiating stance: Let us offer gambling in a few Florida locations, or we could consider growing and selling marijuana on our property. The prospect of selling pot is just one "what if" scenario that tribal leaders say is possible. But what the Poarch Creek Band of Indians want now is for Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican-controlled Legislature to take them seriously and approve a compact with the tribe that would allow a casino....
  • Pope Francis Announces Sainthood for Junipero Serra, Founder of California Missions

    01/15/2015 9:23:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Reuters and KQED-TV ^ | January 15, 2015 | Dan Brekke
    <p>Pope Francis announced Thursday that he will canonize Father Junipero Serra, the founder of Californiaís missions and a controversial figure for his role in a process that began the decimation of the Native American population here.</p> <p>The pope said the canonization ó the formal elevation of a person to sainthood ó will take place in September, when heís scheduled to visit the East Coast.</p>
  • The misleading lawsuit accusing Harvard of bias against Asian Americans

    01/05/2015 6:02:57 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/02/2015 | By Julie J. Park
    A lawsuit filed against Harvard University in November by a group called Students for Fair Admissions alleges that the school¬ís admissions policy discriminates against Asian Americans. A key component of the argument is the higher average SAT scores of Asian American students who are admitted to elite U.S. colleges and universities. To make its case, the suit notes the findings of a study of seven top public and private colleges: ¬ďAsian Americans needed SAT scores that were about 140 points higher than white students. .‚ÄČ.‚ÄČ. [I]f a white student needed a 1320 SAT score to be admitted to one of...
  • Who's most likely to be killed by police? (Waaaaa!)

    12/24/2014 9:00:02 AM PST · by PROCON · 19 replies
    cnn ^ | Dec. 24, 2014 | Simon Moya-Smith
    Editor's note: Simon Moya-Smith is a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation and culture editor at Indian Country Today. You can follow him on Twitter @Simonmoyasmith. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.(CNN) -- As the country continues to debate police accountability and the all-too-routine killing of unarmed black men by white law enforcement, it's imperative to understand that this issue is not just about black people and white people. In fact, despite the available statistical evidence, most people don't know that Native Americans are most likely to be killed by police, compared with other...
  • 'Barack Black Eagle Obama' To Host Tribal Leaders At The White House

    12/03/2014 10:02:58 AM PST · by PROCON · 54 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 3, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama will host Native American tribe leaders at the White House on Wednesday, as part of the annual White House Tribal Nations Conference. As McClatchyís Anita Kumar points out, Obama is known to many Native Americans as ďBarack Black Eagle ObamaĒ after receiving an American Indian name in 2008 during his campaign for president.
  • Left Out of the Narrative (The Ferguson convenience store clerks, etc.)

    11/30/2014 11:06:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    PJ Media's Belmont Club ^ | November 30, 2014 | Richard Fernandez
    Everybody recognizes the names of Michael Brown and Darren Wilson in connection with the riots in Ferguson. But hereís a question. What was the name of the manager of the convenience store who Michael Brown strongarmed? We may not be able to cite a name, but Joe Biden can put us in the ballpark. ĒYou cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkiní Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.Ē We know that whatever his name was it was of Indian derivation. The Ferguson Market, where Brown allegedly grabbed a handful of cigars before his deadly encounter with police,...
  • "Great Surprise"óNative Americans Have West Eurasian Origins

    11/27/2014 11:09:18 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 57 replies
    nationalgeograph ^ | November 20, 2013 | By Brian Handwerk
    Nearly one-third of Native American genes come from west Eurasian people linked to the Middle East and Europe, rather than entirely from East Asians as previously thought, according to a newly sequenced genome. Based on the arm bone of a 24,000-year-old Siberian youth, the research could uncover new origins for America's indigenous peoples, as well as stir up fresh debate on Native American identities, experts say. The study authors believe the new study could also help resolve some long-standing puzzles on the peopling of the New World, which include genetic oddities and archaeological inconsistencies
  • Prof. blames Thanksgiving on consumerism, suggests spirit of holiday is apologizing (to Indians)

    11/25/2014 9:01:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | November 24, 2014 | Caitlin Grimes
    The modern portrayal of Thanksgiving is filled with historical inaccuracies based on a consumer culture, according to a professor at Portland State University. Speaking at California State University at Fresno last week, Dr. Cornel Pewewardy gave a lecture to students titled ďHow the Grinch Stole Thanksgiving.Ē Pewewardy spoke about the historical and cultural implications of the holiday. ďLike other holidays, including Christmas and Columbus Day, Thanksgiving is not based on historical accuracy, but rather on the importance and prevalence of maintaining a consumer cultureĒ, Pewewardy, who is a member of both the Comanche and Kiowa tribes, said on Tuesday.
  • Union that entered into agreement with Menominee Nation is infleuncing the Governorís race

    10/30/2014 11:58:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-29-14 | Kyle Maichle
    KENOSHA Ė The issue of the Kenosha Casino is a hot-button issue in the 2014 race for Wisconsin Governor as Scott Walker (R-Wauwatosa) is yet to make a decision on whether he would approve the casino. However, one union that has been actively campaigning against Scott Walker in Kenosha entered into an agreement with the Menominee Indian Nation. The United Food and Commercial Workers Working Families Advocacy Project, an arm of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, has been active in the State of Wisconsin trying to turn out the vote in the Racine and Kenosha Areas. On September...
  • Easter Island's Ancient Inhabitants Weren't So Lonely After All

    10/23/2014 2:15:04 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 10-23-2014 | Will Dunham, Reuters
    Will Dunham October 23, 2014 They lived on a remote dot of land in the middle of the Pacific, 2,300 miles (3,700 km) west of South America and 1,100 miles (1,770 km) from the closest island, erecting huge stone figures that still stare enigmatically from the hillsides. But the ancient Polynesian people who populated Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, were not as isolated as long believed. Scientists who conducted a genetic study, published on Thursday in the journal Current Biology, found these ancient people had significant contact with Native American populations hundreds of years before the first Westerners reached the...
  • California casino is closed after armed standoff

    10/11/2014 12:54:43 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 37 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 11, 2014
    COARSEGOLD, Calif. (AP) ó A federal judge closed a Central California casino after an armed showdown between tribal factions caused many gamblers to flee with chips left on the tables. U.S. District Judge Lawrence O'Neill, acting on an emergency request by the state attorney general, set no date for the possible reopening of the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino in Coarsegold, about 40 miles north of Fresno
  • T-shirt designer turns debate on Cleveland Indians mascot Chief Wahoo into hot-selling item

    09/03/2014 8:09:53 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 28 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | September 03, 2014 | John Petkovic
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- "Caucasians fever Be a believer In the Cleveland Caucasians..." You'd be hard-pressed finding fans of Chief Wahoo singing this version of the Cleveland Indians fight song. But it's been a winning pitch for Cleveland T-shirt designer Brian Kirby. You could say it's the All-Star, Rookie of the Year and MVP of sports T-shirts. The logo lampoons Chief Wahoo -- adding blonde hair and a dollar sign for the feather and substituting "Caucasians" for Indians. And it's caught on Ė big, out of the blue. Kirby sold $20,000 of the shirts during one recent 24-hour period Ė so...
  • Indian-Americans Pay A Price For Running Convenience Stores (Diaspora Feature)

    08/31/2014 8:55:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Silicon India News ^ | August 31, 2014
    Back in 2006, Joe Biden, then a Senate candidate ran into trouble for a remark that "you cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent." Gaffe-prone Biden got away by explaining that it wasn't a racial slur but "was meant as a compliment" for the "vibrant Indian-American community" making "a significant contribution to the national economy as well." A spin or not, Biden who went on become vice president in 2008, was speaking a home truth as according to the Asian-American Convenience Store Owners Association its 50,000 members own over 80,000 convenience...
  • Giants consider ban on Ďculturally inappropriateí attire

    07/10/2014 12:52:36 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 29 replies
    SF Gate ^ | Wednesday, July 9 at 9:07pm | Kale Williams
    The [San Francisco] Giants are contemplating a new kind of dress code at AT&T Park, one that could keep certain types of politically incorrect gear out of the stadium. The proposal stems from a brouhaha that arose after a fan, who appeared to be Caucasian, donned a headdress at Native American Heritage Night. The fan was approached by two Native Americans who asked for the headdress and then refused to give it back, according to a report from USA Today.
  • Redskins on the Brain: If most American Indians donít even care, why does the Left?

    07/01/2014 9:19:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/01/2014 | Dennis Prager
    Given how much evil there is in the world, given how many signs of moral, intellectual, and economic decline there are here in America; and given the increasing irrelevance of America to world events, it is fair to ask why the American Left is preoccupied with the name Washington ¬ďRedskins.¬Ē The Washington Redskins have been in existence for 82 years. For about 80 of those years, virtually no one, including the vast majority of American Indians, was troubled by the name. Yet it is now of such importance to the American Left that the majority leader of the United States...
  • The Tea Party Took Its Name Based On an Act of Deception (You've got to see this)

    06/29/2014 6:48:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 29, 2014 | Tim Giago, Founder, Native American Journalists Association
    In the past few primary elections the Tea Party has won some and lost some. Lately it's been more "lost some" than "won some." Several months ago I wrote that the Tea Party was founded on an act of impersonation based on an act of deception. They named themselves and patterned themselves after a bunch of so-called Boston Patriots who decided to rebel over a tax on tea by sneaking aboard a vessel that had received a shipment of tea and dumping the tea into the Boston Harbor. In order to conceal this criminal act from the authorities they dressed...
  • The U.S. militaryís ongoing slur of Native Americans

    06/27/2014 9:55:16 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jun 26th 2014 | Simon Waxman
    * In the United States today, the names Apache, Comanche, Chinook, Lakota, Cheyenne and Kiowa apply not only to Indian tribes but also to military helicopters. Add in the Black Hawk, named for a leader of the Sauk tribe. Then there is the Tomahawk, a low-altitude missile, and a drone named for an Indian chief, Gray Eagle. Operation Geronimo was the end of Osama bin Laden. Why do we name our battles and weapons after people we have vanquished? For the same reason the Washington team is the Redskins and my hometown Red Sox go to Cleveland to play the...
  • What does Oklahoma mean? (answer: red people....the state must change its name)

    06/19/2014 9:50:56 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 33 replies
    What does Oklahoma mean? Oklahoma is based on Choctaw Indian words which translate as red people (okla meaning "people" and humma meaning "red"). Recorded history for the name "Oklahoma" began with Spanish explorer Coronado in 1541 on his quest for the "Lost City of Gold." Oklahoma became the 46th state on November 16, 1907.
  • Iraq conflict: Forty Indians abducted in Mosul

    06/18/2014 8:33:29 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18 June 2014
    India has confirmed that 40 of its citizens have been kidnapped in the violence-hit Iraqi city of Mosul. The men were construction workers, a ministry of external affairs spokesman said. India had not received any ransom demand, he added. A 24-hour helpline has been set up for the families and a special envoy is being sent to Baghdad. On Tuesday, the government said it was in touch with 46 Indian nurses stranded in a hospital in Tikrit. Tikrit and Mosul are under the control of the militant Sunni group ISIS. They are among a number of Iraqi towns and cities...
  • Recognize Sockalexis by ditching Wahoo and changing course on Ohio team names and mascots: Ed Rice

    06/18/2014 9:34:40 AM PDT · by rface · 8 replies ^ | June 18, 2014 | Ed Rice
    [ snip ] ... Ohio ranks first for schools using Indian nicknames and mascots, with 219. The roll call of individual Ohio schools is right there on the website for your scrutiny. For comparison's sake, [ snip ] (coming in at #8) Indiana, 112; ... [ snip ] Finally, and perhaps taking their cue from the professional team in Cleveland, Ohio ranks first for total number of schools using the nickname "Indians," with 122 offenders. [ snip end of excerpt ]my 2 cents below... With the Great State of Indiana and its capitol as Indianapolis, I think that both of...
  • Cruz unavailable, Huckabee too pricey; GOP scrambles to secure big names for state convention (NC)

    06/02/2014 1:32:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Sylva Herald ^ | May 28, 2014 | Quintin Ellison
    The state Republican convention in Cherokee is still lacking that big national headliner; some 1,200 to 1,400 people are expected in Jackson County June 5-7, and organizers are feeling the pressure. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, the Tea Party darling from Texas, turned down an opportunity to speak in North Carolina because heíll be attending his stateís convention. Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor, wanted $15,000 to secure his presence, an engagement fee North Carolina officials arenít prepared to pay. ďWe donít have that kind of money,Ē Ralph Slaughter, chairman of the Jackson County Republican Party, said last night during a county...
  • Supreme Court Says Mich. Can't Block Indian Casino

    05/27/2014 9:05:44 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 60 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | 05/27/2014
    <p>A divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Michigan can't block the opening of an American Indian casino because the state's legal challenge is barred by tribal sovereign immunity.</p> <p>In a 5-4 decision, the high court said the state could not shutter the Bay Mills Indian Community's casino about 90 miles south of its Upper Peninsula reservation.</p>
  • Elizabeth Warren could face a nightmare on her book tour

    04/19/2014 10:34:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/19/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    I can feel the schadenfreude welling inside me as I read that a group of Cherokee women are preparing to confront Elizabeth Warren as she sets forth on a national book tour to publicize her new book. ¬†Sen. Warren matters a lot more than most freshman senators because she must be considered a near-frontrunner for the Democratic 2016 nomination if Hillary Clinton decides that playing with her forthcoming grandchild is better way to occupy her time than going through the meat grinder as a candidate. In Elizabeth Warren‚Äôs new book, A Fighting Chance, Warren claims to be ‚Äúhurt and angry‚ÄĚ...
  • Harry Reid to Redskinsí owner: Heís throwing a few blankets to the Indians

    03/29/2014 3:34:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | March 28, 2014 | Melissa Quinn
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) weighed in on Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder‚Äôs new foundation to help Native Americans on Thursday and slammed the controversial owner for ‚Äėthrowing a few blankets at the Indians‚Äô to get a nice tax break.Reid made the comments about Snyder‚Äôs decision to create the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation in an interview with¬†The Washington Post.‚ÄúDan Snyder, he‚Äôs got a great new deal,‚ÄĚ the Senate Majority Leader said. ‚ÄúHe‚Äôs going to throw a few blankets to the Indians and get a tax deduction for it.‚ÄĚIn the late 1700s, Europeans fighting in the French and Indian...
  • Pause Is Seen in a Continentís Peopling

    03/13/2014 1:09:15 PM PDT · by Defiant · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 12, 2014 | Nicholas Wade
    Using a new method for exploring ancient relationships among languages, linguists have found evidence further illuminating the peopling of North America about 14,000 years ago. Their findings follow a recent proposal that the ancestors of Native Americans were marooned for some 15,000 years on a now sunken plain before they reached North America. This idea, known as the Beringian standstill hypothesis, has been developed by geneticists and archaeologists over the last seven years. It holds that the ancestors of Native Americans did not trek directly across the land bridge that joined Siberia to Alaska until the end of the last...
  • Kick Andrew Jackson Off the $20 Bill!

    03/05/2014 4:40:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 80 replies
    Slate ^ | March 3, 2014 | Jillian Keenan
    My public high school wasnít the best, but we did have an amazing history teacher. Mr. L, as we called him, brought our countryís story to life. So when he taught us about the Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears, Andrew Jacksonís campaigns to force at least 46,000 Cherokees, Choctaws, Muscogee-Creeks, Chickasaws, and Seminoles off their ancestral lands, my classmates and I were stricken. ....................................................... But then it was lunchtime, and we pulled out our wallets in the cafeteria. Andrew Jackson was there, staring out from every $20 bill. We had been carrying around portraits of a mass...
  • Prehistoric Boy May Be Native American 'Missing Link' (Aznick Boy)

    02/12/2014 2:05:43 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    Live Science - Yahoo News ^ | 2-12-2014 | Charles Q. Choi
    Prehistoric Boy May Be Native American 'Missing Link' By By Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience ContributorFebruary 12, 2014 A prehistoric boy's DNA now suggests that ancient toolmakers long thought of as the first Americans may serve as a kind of "missing link" between Native Americans and the rest of the world, researchers say. The findings reveal these prehistoric toolmakers are the direct ancestors of many contemporary Native Americans, and are closely related to all Native Americans. Scientists investigated a prehistoric culture known as the Clovis, named after sites discovered near Clovis, N.M. Centuries of cold, nicknamed the "Big Freeze," helped...
  • What Drives Success? (Why are some ethnic groups in America doing better than others?)

    01/27/2014 12:52:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 25, 2014 | Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld
    A SEEMINGLY un-American fact about America today is that for some groups, much more than others, upward mobility and the American dream are alive and well. It may be taboo to say it, but certain ethnic, religious and national-origin groups are doing strikingly better than Americans overall. Indian-Americans earn almost double the national figure (roughly $90,000 per year in median household income versus $50,000). Iranian-, Lebanese- and Chinese-Americans are also top-earners. In the last 30 years, Mormons have become leaders of corporate America, holding top positions in many of Americaís most recognizable companies. These facts donít make some groups ďbetterĒ...
  • EPA overrides Congress, hands over town to Indian tribes

    01/09/2014 5:25:52 PM PST · by lowbridge · 90 replies ^ | january 8, 2013 | Michael Bastasch
    Have you heard the story of the residents of Riverton, Wyo.? One day they were Wyomingans,†the next they were members of the Wind River tribes ó after the Environmental Protection Agency declared the town part of the Wind River Indian Reservation, undoing a 1905 law passed by Congress and angering state officials. The surprise decision was made by officials of†the EPA, the Department of Interior,†and Department of†Justice early last month, and has invoked the ire of Gov. Matt Mead, who has vowed not to honor the agencyís decision and is preparing to fight in court. ďMy deep concern is about...
  • No Race Is Blameless

    11/28/2013 9:17:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Chattanoogan ^ | November 28, 2013 | James A Bolt
    ďThe Birth of a Nation,Ē This appalling movie premiered in 1915. It was more than blatantly racist. It was written and produced with the intent of glorifying The Ku Klux Klan, trying to make them appear heroic. This revisionist propaganda became a recruiting film for The KKK. Its membership grew. This film may be the most racist film ever made in America. It was wrong to ever allow it to be shown. The animosity it caused and the harm it didÖ may never fully be known. Later, this slanted style of journalism also worked very well in Europe. Every clan,...
  • First Thanksgiving Meal

    11/28/2013 2:45:52 PM PST · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    For many Americans, the Thanksgiving meal includes seasonal dishes such as roast turkey with stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. The holiday feast dates back to November 1621, when the newly arrived Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians gathered at Plymouth for an autumn harvest celebration, an event regarded as Americaís ďfirst Thanksgiving.Ē But what was really on the menu at the famous banquet, and which of todayís time-honored favorites didnít earn a place at the table until later in the holidayís 400-year history? Many people report feeling drowsy after eating a Thanksgiving meal. Turkey often gets blamed because...
  • The Real Story of Thanksgiving [From Rush Limbaugh]

    11/26/2013 7:36:48 AM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies ^ | 11-23-2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now time for a tradition, an annual tradition, and that is The Real Story of Thanksgiving from my book that I wrote back in the early nineties. I wrote two of them, actually. In one of the books I wrote, The Real Story of Thanksgiving. And reading from it has become something we do every year on the program because it's still not taught. The myth of Thanksgiving is still what is taught, and that myth is basically that a bunch of thieves from Europe arrived quite by accident at Plymouth Rock, and if it weren't for the Indians...
  • Liberals fall for fake Sarah Palin Thanksgiving / Indians quote

    11/22/2013 3:45:11 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    You know how liberals like to laugh it up if a conservative thinks a satire article is real, right? Well, yesterday Free Wood Post published this article: Sarah Palin: ďThanksgiving is for Real Americans Not IndiansĒ As you can see at places like here and here, the libs thought they had something on Palin, at least for the moment. It took some people on their own sites to point out that Free Wood Post is a satire site.
  • Natives Americans Urged to Sign Up For Insurance Under New Law

    10/20/2013 8:41:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    ABC-TV 9 News ^ | October 20, 2013
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. Insurance enrollment helpers are encouraging Native Americans to sign up for coverage under the nation's new health care law. Native Americans are exempt from the Affordable Care Act's requirement that people carry insurance. But ``navigators'' tasked with helping people get insurance say the new law will give Native Americans better access to X-rays, mammograms, prescription drugs and trips to specialists not covered under Indian Health Service.