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  • New American Oil Pipeline is the Answer

    07/29/2016 3:44:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Patriot News ^ | July 19, 2016 | The Common Constitutionalist
    Remember the Keystone XL Pipeline project? Remember what a cause célèbre it was for both the left and right? What the heck ever happened to it? Have you wondered that?Well, in short it was killed pretty much for good, or at least the foreseeable future – both here in the USSA and now in Canada. As you are no doubt aware, it was Obama who, with the left in the federal and various state legislatures – and with some help from Choo-choo Warren Buffet who owns most of the rail cars now hauling crude down south, vetoed the pipeline. And...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Republican Hindu Coalition to Endorse Donald Trump

    06/05/2016 4:58:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 2, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    The Republican Hindu Coalition is expected to endorse presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on the day before the Indian Prime Minister speaks to Congress next week. The Republican Hindu Coalition’s founding chairman Shalabh “Shalli” Kumar is scheduled to endorse Trump on Tuesday June 7, the day before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a joint session of Congress. “It is our honor as the Republican Hindu Coalition to announce our endorsement of businessman Donald J. Trump for the Presidency,” Kumar announced. “We believe that Mr. Trump has the best interests of the Hindu-American community in mind when he makes...
  • Washington Post poll shows Native Americans unbothered by Redskins name

    05/19/2016 9:15:17 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 57 replies
    espn.go.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | John Keim
    A new Washington Post poll found that 90 percent of Native Americans aren't offended by the Washington Redskins' nickname and an overwhelming majority consider it an unimportant issue.
  • Tribes have up close perspective on climate change

    04/24/2016 5:57:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | April 23, 2016 | By Fawn Sharp
    QUINAULT tribal members can attest to the urgency of climate change from an up-close and personal perspective. We're being forced to relocate part of our village of Taholah on the Washington coast. Ocean encroachment, increasingly severe storm surges and flooding are forcing more than 1,000 of our people to permanently move to higher ground. Tribes are not primary contributors to weather changes. Blame it on industrial smoke stacks, thousands of cars that clog the freeways and exploiters who destroy natural habitat. But we're often the first to feel the impact because of our proximity and connection with rivers, inland seas...
  • An ESPN host wore a t-shirt on air mocking the Cleveland Indians' controversial logo

    04/08/2016 5:38:19 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/07/2016 | Cork Gaines
    ESPN host Bomani Jones wore a "Caucasians" t-shirt mocking the Cleveland Indians' "Chief Wahoo" logo during the "Mike & Mike" show on Thursday. The shirt includes the word "Caucasians" in the Indians' font, with a character based on "Chief Wahoo" that has white skin (instead of red), a basic nose (instead of a large, hooked nose), blonde hair (instead of dark hair parted, and held down by a head band), and a dollar sign (instead of a feather). Here are the two logos side-by-side:
  • Indian-American netizens favour Donald Trump as US president

    03/17/2016 10:34:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Times of India ^ | March 15, 2016 | IANS
    NEW DELHI: Indian-Americans' political preferences seem to be shifting in favour of the Republican Party, particularly Donald Trump, its frontrunner for the White House. According to social media trends, the US's third largest ethnic group is overwhelmingly supporting Trump -- a billionaire real estate businessman-turned-politician who has courted many controversies ever since he jumped into the fray. Indians in the US have traditionally been the vote bank for the Democrats. According to a study, as many as 65 per cent of Indian-Americans leaned towards Democrats, making them the Asian-American subgroup most likely to identify with the party. But this time...
  • Indian-American PAC Forms to Support Donald Trump

    01/31/2016 4:49:26 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 40 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jan 28 2016, 2:49 pm ET | by Stephany Bai
    A group called "Indian-Americans for Trump 2016" registered with the Federal Election Commission as a political action committee on Jan. 21. The group hopes to garner the support of Indian Americans to elect Donald Trump as the next president of the United States. The group's president, A.D. Amar, a business professor at Seton Hall University, told NBC News that discussions about the PAC first started in December. "I was surprised at the strength Trump had among the Indian professionals and Indian community," he said. "I have never seen Indians so united behind a candidate." **snip** Amar cited Trump's stances on...
  • Indians, Greens Prevent Feds From Letting Wind Farms Kill Bald Eagles

    01/24/2016 7:38:15 AM PST · by Twotone · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Jan. 21, 2016 | Andrew Follett
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service dropped a legal appeal Thursday to reinstate a rule that would have allowed the killing of bald eagles by wind and solar power companies.
  • Here’s What Happened When These Unarmed Native American Sisters Defended Their Land from the Feds

    01/09/2016 9:27:53 PM PST · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    U.S. Uncut ^ | 06 January 2016 | Amanda Girard
    The double standard in the media’s treatment of Ammon Bundy and his gang at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is shameful, but the case of the Dann sisters underlines even further the disparity in how non-white activists are treated. Carrie and Mary Dann, two elderly Shoshone women who have defied seizure of their land, have been repeatedly roughed up and harassed by federal officials and mobs of white ranchers for refusing to cede their claim to land that was illegally stolen from them 30 years ago. n 1863, the U.S. government signed the Ruby Valley Treaty with the Western Shoshone...
  • Students giving up 'illegal' part-time jobs to stay in US

    01/04/2016 10:57:07 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 9 replies
    Times of India ^ | 4 Jan 2016 | Amrita Didyala
    HYDERABAD: Fearing deportation by authorities in the United States of America, many students from the city, studying there have given up their part time jobs over the last three weeks,students and officials said. The flow of students deported from various airports in the US to Hyderabad continued on Sunday too, with 10 more dejected students landing here. The students landed at the Shamshabad airport around 11 am, taking the count to 25 on Saturday and Sunday. Immigration department authorities hinted at more deported students expected to reach here through Sunday night. Apart from deported students who landed back in the...
  • Leaps of Faith: Why Indians are Signing Up as Catholic Priests

    12/20/2015 2:13:33 PM PST · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    The Hindustan Times ^ | 12/20/15 | Apoorva Dutt
    For five years, Omar Fernandes worked as a member of the ground staff at the Mumbai airport. The end of each day was marked by coffee and conversations with colleagues. "Most of the men I worked with were in their 40s and 50s," says the 30-year-old. "They would talk about how miserable they were at work, how they were struggling to provide for their families. It seemed like such a hard life." These conversations began to crystallise his resolve to become a priest. It's something he'd been thinking about for four years already. "I was 24 when I got my...
  • Breaking: Active shooter at Arkansas State University - report

    12/10/2015 12:00:07 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 76 replies
    RT Times ^ | 10 DEC 15 1345hrs cst | RT staff
    Just breaking on twitter. ASU not far from here. We recruit from ASU and Harding just up the highway. WIll ask mods to modify thread as news comes in.
  • First Humans To Settle Americas Came From Europe, Not From Asia Over Bering Strait -

    07/16/2008 8:02:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 1,253+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | July 17, 2008
    Land-ice Bridge, New Research Suggests -- Research by a Valparaiso University geography professor and his students on the creation of Kankakee Sand Islands of Northwest Indiana is lending support to evidence that the first humans to settle the Americas came from Europe, a discovery that overturns decades of classroom lessons that nomadic tribes from Asia crossed a Bering Strait land-ice bridge. Valparaiso is a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research. Dr. Ron Janke began studying the origins of the Kankakee Sand Islands – a series of hundreds of small, moon-shaped dunes that stretch from the southern tips of Lake...
  • 'It was a massacre': Native Americans reveal how they REALLY feel about Thanksgiving(BARF ALERT)

    11/26/2015 12:22:48 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 71 replies
    The Dailymail.com ^ | 26 November 2015 | By Erica Tempesta and Valerie Siebert For Dailymail.com
    The celebration of Thanksgiving may be a beloved tradition, but one group of Native Americans has revealed what the holiday really means to them in a moving video series that dispels the historical inaccuracies and stereotypes associated with their culture. As part of Cut.com's One Word video series, a group of men and women from the Native American community have shared their thoughts on the words: Thanksgiving, Christopher Columbus, reservation and redskins. And while many of the men and women agree that the 'redskins' is an 'offensive' and 'racist' term, the group shared different opinions about what it means to...
  • 13 Ancient Villages Discovered in Wyoming Mountains May Redraw Map of Tribal Migrations

    10/13/2015 3:56:57 PM PDT · by ApplegateRanch · 11 replies
    Western Digs ^ | NOVEMBER 5, 2013 | BLAKE DE PASTINO
    Judging by the settlements’ lofty location, along with their architectural features and artifacts, archaeologists believe they were built by early Numic-speaking peoples, the mountain-dwelling ancestors of the diverse but related tribes that today include the Comanche, Ute, Shoshone and Northern Paiute. But these sites posed a new quandary: Judging by the artifacts, the newly found villages appear to date to around the heyday of High Rise Village — about 2,000 to 2,500 years ago. But this is centuries older than — and the sites are thousands of kilometers away from — the only other Numic mountain villages known to exist,...
  • Dean Chance, Angels' first Cy Young winner, dies at age 74

    10/11/2015 6:24:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | October 11, 2015 | Jeff Fletcher
    Dean Chance, the 1964 Cy Young winner and a recently inducted member of the Angels Hall of Fame, has died. He was 74 ... In 1964, Chance was 20-9 with a 1.65 ERA, winning the Cy Young Award at a time when there was only one winner, rather than one for each league. At the time, the 23-year-old Chance was the youngest pitcher ever to win the Cy Young, a distinction he held until Dwight Gooden won the award at age 20 in 1985 ...
  • 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. — 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 — 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
    “It is a sordid business, this divvying us up by race.” — 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 agency’s Gold King Mine disaster, tribal officials charged Wednesday, adding more to the administration’s public relations problems over the spill that threatens critical Southwest waterways. EPA officials were going door-to-door asking Navajo, some of whom don’t 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 “Apostle to the Indians,” he sailed to America and preached his first sermon in the Algonquian language in 1646. He translated the Ten Commandments, Lord’s Prayer and the Bible – the first to be printed in America, in 1663. In a 1674 census, 4,000 “Praying Indians” were in 14 self-ruling villages with houses, streets, bridges and their own ministers. “Praying Indian” villages were located throughout Massachusetts, Martha’s 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 Begins… 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 begins… 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: “The 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 state’s history. A critical...
  • Liberals Are Playing A Racial Shell Game

    06/26/2015 11:33:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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. It’s 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 grandmother’s 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 Walker’s initiatives has been stocking lakes with larger “extended walleye” 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. “I’m going to his office, thinking I’m going to meet with a… ” 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 Averill’s honor just before the start of Thursday’s 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 “The Ridiculous Six.” 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 don’t think Native Americans are bigots. I agree with them! But if liberals aren’t just out to get Christianity, I’m sure they’ll begin attacking Native Americans any day now, showing up at their bakeries and calling them bigots: CBN NEWS – 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 state’s 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 — 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 California’s 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 — the formal elevation of a person to sainthood — will take place in September, when he’s 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’s 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: “Asian Americans needed SAT scores that were about 140 points higher than white students. . . . [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 McClatchy’s Anita Kumar points out, Obama is known to many Native Americans as “Barack Black Eagle Obama” 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 here’s 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. ”You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.” 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"—Native 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 “How the Grinch Stole Thanksgiving.” Pewewardy spoke about the historical and cultural implications of the holiday. “Like 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 culture”, 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 Governor’s race

    10/30/2014 11:58:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-29-14 | Kyle Maichle
    KENOSHA – 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) — 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 – big, out of the blue. Kirby sold $20,000 of the shirts during one recent 24-hour period – 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 ‘culturally inappropriate’ 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 don’t 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 “Redskins.” 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. military’s 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.