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  • Boxer Resurrects Indian Tribe Deemed Defunct 40 Years Ago, Son Profits $8 Million Off It

    11/01/2010 8:19:12 AM PDT · by OregonRancher · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/30/10 08:55 AM ET | Rick Manning
    Boxer Resurrects Indian Tribe Deemed Defunct 40 Years Ago, Son Profits $8 Million Off It (p)It doesn't get more corrupt than this.... For the past 10 years Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) has been playing a game that would make Jack Abramoff blush, a game that can best be described using the language of “Get Smart’s” Maxwell Smart as “the ole family-profiting-off-of-the-Indian-tribe-that-you-created trick.” Here’s the story. In 1998, Lynn Woolsey introduced legislation reinstating an Indian tribe in the wine country of Northern California that had been declared defunct by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1958. None of the Indians of...
  • Some American Indians Consider Christians To Be Worse Than Muslims

    10/30/2010 2:12:14 PM PDT · by pinochet · 96 replies · 1+ views
    10/30/2010 | Pinochet
    I met a Native American school teacher in Oklahoma last month, and we had a fascinating discussion about religion. He told me that many Native Americans are abandoning Christianity, and are turning to the religions of their ancestors. In fact, Native American religions have become quite fashionable among many whites in the New Age movement. He also noted that many Indians consider white Christians to be worse than Muslims. He feels that American Indians were treated much worse, than Muslim nations have historically treated their Dhimmi minorities. He was angered by the fact that the US government had historically forced...
  • Belcourt's Edsel (great story!)

    10/29/2010 6:02:04 AM PDT · by Renfield · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-29-2010 | Skookum
    It Took 50 Years For America To Come Up With Another Edsel The original lasted two years before the plug was pulled and there was only a feeble effort to sell the third year models. Obama is basically finished after two years, he will surely become insignificant during his third year and it is doubtful whether he will complete his fourth year. Most of us have gathered up a few friends in our lifetime and I have had my share of colorful friends. One of my favorites was Belcourt. He was an Indian or Native, depending on whose book of...
  • PBS Special Last Night

    10/26/2010 5:30:22 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 34 replies
    10-26 10 | Me
    Was anyone else able to catch the PBS program last night about the history of Indian wars in the American and Midwest? I missed a lot of it, but saw enough to make some observations. The art direction was spectacular!! However, the program was grinding the same old ax. America is awful and has no right to exist. Period. I mean, it was a perfect laundry list of all the evils of civilization! Of course, Native Americans were entirely blameless and the unqualified textbook image of the noble savage... far above the crude brutality of white settlers and the military....
  • Dealing With Columbus Day

    10/11/2010 10:17:22 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 23 replies
    http://billrandles.wordpress.com ^ | 10=11-10 | Bill Randles
    Should we or shouldn’t we celebrate Columbus day? Every year the debate rages around this time whether the expansion of European civilization into the western hemisphere was a positive or negative development in human history. Of course Columbus himself was a complex figure, and there is much to love or hate about him depending on one’s point of view. The leftward side of the debate points out Columbus’s greed, ambition, pride and at times cruelty. And yet on the other side , one must admire the bravery, tenacity, and Columbus’ willingness to venture at great risk. Columbus also had a...
  • Shock Video: U.S. text books: Muslims Discovered America

    10/05/2010 8:06:32 AM PDT · by Tumba · 51 replies
    So the Saudi's donate millions of dollars over decades to slowly change history in OUR text books and we fall for it... over money... U.S. text books in public schools stating that Muslims discovered American.. Where does it end?
  • Plans to haul big oil refinery loads spark battle

    09/27/2010 9:24:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 27, 2010 | The Associated Press
    KAMIAH, Idaho - Two of America's largest oil companies want to drive mammoth truckloads of refinery equipment along a narrow ribbon of spectacular mountain road that borders national forests, wild and scenic rivers, historic sites and campgrounds. Local residents are not pleased. "This is something that weighs 600,000 pounds (272,150 kilograms), is two-thirds the length of a football field and 30 feet (9 meters) high," said Linwood Laughy, who has sued the Idaho Department of Transportation to stop the mega-loads. "I don't think it belongs on the highway."
  • Fund-raiser: Jesse Jackson Jr. behind $6M Senate-seat scheme

    09/21/2010 8:39:18 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 39 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 21, 2010 | NatashaKorecki, Chris Fusco and Lynn Sweet
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. directed a major political fund-raiser to offer former Gov. Rod Blagojevich millions of dollars in campaign cash in return for an appointment to the U.S. Senate, sources said the fund-raiser has told federal authorities. The allegation by Oak Brook businessman Raghuveer Nayak counters public statements made as recently as last week by Jackson that he never authorized any deal to attempt to buy the Senate seat. » Click to enlarge image The allegation that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. directed a major political fund-raiser to offer former Gov. Rod Blagojevich millions of dollars in campaign cash in...
  • Indian tribe protests cigarette taxes

    09/16/2010 10:48:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    United Press International (UPI) ^ | September 16, 2010 | United Press International
    TUSCARORA INDIAN NATION, N.Y., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- An American Indian tribe told motorists it may collect tolls from cars to protest a court decision giving New York the right to tax the tribe's cigarette sales. "It's not just about taxes," a member of the Tuscarora tribe told The Buffalo (N.Y.) News. "This is about our freedom and our human rights. We're supposed to be a sovereign nation, and yet the state keeps trying to tax us." Several dozen members of the Iroquoian-language-family tribe carrying signs and flags stopped passing cars on a two-lane state highway and handed fliers to...
  • New York Tribal Cigarette Sales Under Fire (NPR)

    09/07/2010 5:28:42 PM PDT · by Drango · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | 9/7/2010 | Ryan Morden
    New York has the highest cigarette tax in the nation, but about a third of the cigarettes sold in the state aren’t taxed at all — they’re purchased over the Internet or at smoke shops run by the state’s American Indians on tribal land. Tribes in New York are supposed to collect sales tax from any nonnatives who come onto tribal land to buy cigarettes. But the tribes have long refused to collect the tax. When the state announced that it would begin collecting the money on Sept. 1, the two sides ended up in court. A state judge last...
  • Stimulus for CT tribe, artists, schools

    08/04/2010 6:50:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Two U.S. senators are slamming four federal stimulus funded initiatives in Connecticut as part of their national attack on President Barack Obama's $862 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. No. 14 on the GOP list is Connecticut's Mohegan Tribe, which got $54 million in rural development loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to build a four-story tribal government center, including a community center. The senators' main issue with the loans was that the center will also will serve as a practice facility for the WNBA Connecticut Sun basketball team. The team is owned by the Mohegan Sun casino, which...
  • Department of Homeland Security and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Announce a Historic Enhanced Tribal Card

    07/31/2010 11:17:40 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 5 replies
    Business Video News ^ | 31 July 2010 | The U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    WASHINGTON, July 30 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Pascua Yaqui Tribe today announced the production of the first ever Enhanced Tribal Card (ETC)--designed as a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)-compliant document that formally recognizes tribal membership and U.S. citizenship for the purpose of entering the United States through a land or sea port of entry. The Pascua Yaqui are the first tribe in the country to issue an ETC. "Our collaboration with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe has resulted in the historic development of the first-ever...
  • Arizona Police and Tribal Police

    07/30/2010 10:33:20 AM PDT · by dvan · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Spectator ^ | July 30, 2010 | James M. Thunder, attorney
    Arizona Police and Tribal Police By James M. Thunder on 7.30.10 @ 6:08AM Surely there is some irony and hypocrisy in the fact that, on the day after a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against some provisions of the Arizona law that specified the enforcement in the state of certain federal immigration laws, President Obama signed into law yesterday the Tribal Law and Order Act. Why irony? Why hypocrisy?
  • Baseball 2010 Thread

    07/05/2010 4:23:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Online Sources and Our Twisted Imaginations | Monday, July 5, 2010 | everybody
     East W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 New York Yankees 50 31 .617 -- 28-13 22-18 20-11 10-7 9-6 Won 2 6-4 Boston Red Sox 49 33 .598 1.5 29-17 20-16 18-17 10-9 8-2 Lost 1 6-4 Tampa Bay Rays 48 33 .593 2.0 20-19 28-14 19-10 11-6 11-6 Won 2 6-4 Toronto Blue Jays 41 42 .494 10.0 21-19 20-23 13-14 11-9 10-8 Lost 2 2-8 Baltimore Orioles 25 57 .305 25.5 16-25 9-32 9-27 4-6 5-13 Lost 1 5-5  Central W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 Detroit...
  • Mohegan Sun Casino Owners Received $54 Million In Stimulus Money

    06/17/2010 12:15:31 PM PDT · by curth · 21 replies · 595+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 17, 2010 | By COULTER KING and MARIANNE DE PADUA
    With the support of Sen. Chris Dodd, D.-Conn., the federal government has awarded $54 million to Connecticut's politically well-connected Mohegan Indian tribe, which operates one of the highest grossing casinos in the U.S. The tribe runs the sprawling Mohegan Sun casino, halfway between New York City and Boston, which earned more than $1.3 billion in gross revenues in 2009. Each tribe member receives a cut of the profits, a number a tribal official said was "less than $30,000" per capita per year. The stimulus money is a loan from a U.S. Department of Agriculture rural development program that is meant...
  • 'Immigrants are making our country dumber': Anger as board member of Germany's central bank

    06/11/2010 10:04:21 AM PDT · by traumer · 26 replies · 709+ views
    A controversial board member of Bundesbank has come under fire for claiming immigrants are making Germany ‘dumber in a simple way’. Thilo Sarrazin told a business group in Frankfurt that people arriving in the country from Turkey, the Middle East and Africa are less educated than those from other nations. The 65-year-old added: ‘There’s a difference in the reproduction of population groups with varying intelligence.’ In his speech this week, Mr Sarrazin, a former finance minister, cited what he called ‘ample statistics’ for proof. He said the fact that immigrants tend to have more children than Germans - who have...
  • US apologises to American Indians

    05/19/2010 6:31:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 75 replies · 1,232+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2010
    THE US formally apologised to American Indian tribes today for "ill-conceived policies" and acts of violence committed against them. Republican Senator Sam Brownback read the congressional resolution at an event attended by representatives of five Indian nations at the Congressional Cemetery in Washington: the Cherokee, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek), Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate and Pawnee nations.
  • Seneca to Obama: ‘You betrayed our trust’

    05/14/2010 1:16:34 PM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 78 replies · 2,523+ views
    Indian Country Today ^ | Gale Courey Toensing
    BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Seneca Nation of Indians welcomed President Barack Obama to Buffalo with protesters in the street and a full page ad in the local newspaper saying he broke his promise to honor treaties when he signed a law that will devastate the Indian tobacco trade and put thousands of people out of work in Western New York. The ad was in the form of an open letter. “Dear Mr. President, Last fall you invited Native American leaders to Washington, D.C. and promised to listen to our concerns and respect our treaty rights. You pledged meaningful consultation and...
  • U.N. Treaty to Give American Land Back to Indians

    05/04/2010 9:53:27 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 38 replies · 1,089+ views
    HumanEvents.com ^ | 4 May 2010 | Valerie Richardson
    The Obama Administration is weighing whether to sign off on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which could pose a problem to anyone who's purchased property in the United States in the past several centuries. The declaration was overwhelmingly adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2007 largely by rich, European countries whose indigenous peoples triumphed over the Romans and by poor, non-European countries whose indigenous populations either never were, have long since vanished or are now relatively small and powerless. For a wealthy country like the United States with large numbers of politically connected Indian...
  • UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - Obama considering signing UN treaty

    05/04/2010 6:36:20 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 22 replies · 486+ views
    Canada News Wire CNW ^ | April 23, 2010 | na
    UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - AFNQL and several human rights organizations urge Canada to endorse the Declaration unconditionally KAHNAWAKE, QC, April 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Yesterday, during the 9th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Ghislain Picard, Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL), intervened, on behalf of the AFNQL, AFN and other human rights organizations, to welcome Canada's first steps toward the endorsement of the UN Declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples. This joint statement he read from stated: "we request the government to instantly adopt this vital...
  • Are the Yankees Truly the Most-Despised Ballclub? (Study claims it is the Cleveland Indians)

    04/29/2010 1:24:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies · 611+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 29, 2010
    Even President Barack Obama took jabs at the Yankees this week, cementing the fact that everybody—except, of course, Yankee fans—hates the World Champions. But are they actually the most loathed team in baseball? Contrary to popular belief, the Yankees are only the fifth-most despised team in the majors, according to an Internet algorithm built by Nielsen Co. that analyzes how people feel about certain things. This service typically uses various keywords to find out whether people have positive, negative or neutral reactions to different brands and products. No team registered a negative mark on Nielsen's "sentiment scale," which ranges from...
  • Obama replaces Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill

    04/29/2010 10:24:32 AM PDT · by AuntB · 50 replies · 1,364+ views
    TheTownCrier ^ | April 29, 2010 | TheTownCrier
    The State of Arizona passed a law to uphold federal law and to protect their citizens but the liberal DC establishment, instead of supporting the right of Arizona to enact the legislation is acting full bore against them. First, let’s get the media and open border politician's spin corrected. There is nothing in the Arizona law contrary to Federal Law. The State of Arizona is acting in concert and protection of the the US Constitution and law. Today, an article in David Horowitz’s blog describes it. “ Tragically, the very powers that are Constitutionally supposed to protect America from...
  • W.Va. Stalagmite Points to Surprising Carbon Footprint

    04/19/2010 12:04:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies · 1,214+ views
    aol News ^ | 19/4/10 | Dave Thier
    (April 18) -- The popular American myth of the "noble savage" -- perpetuated by novelists, painters, elementary schoolteachers and James Cameron alike -- holds that the original inhabitants of this continent were shining paragons of living in harmony with Mother Nature. But archaeology, and history, tell a different story: that Native Americans before 1492 seemed to be, well, people. Courtesy Gregory Springer, Ohio University This stalagmite, found in a West Virginia cave, showed a major change in the area's local ecosystem at about 100 B.C. The latest evidence for this comes from scientists at Ohio University, who have made a...
  • Settlers-vs.-Indians Board Game Rankles Tribes

    04/15/2010 11:32:00 AM PDT · by edpc · 25 replies · 891+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 15 April 2010 | Eric Tucker
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – One player racks up points by defeating Native American tribal leaders, the other by snuffing out settlements of English colonists. Capture Boston or Plymouth Colony? Victory is yours. That's the gist of "King Philip's War," a board game based on a bloody and violent clash of the same name between colonists and Indian tribes in 17th-century New England, and developed by a company partly owned by former major league pitcher Curt Schilling.
  • Former Cherokee Nation chief Wilma Mankiller dies

    04/06/2010 10:19:20 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 46 replies · 1,615+ views
    hosted ^ | Apr 6
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Former Cherokee Nation Chief Wilma Mankiller, one of the few women ever to lead a major American Indian tribe, has died. She was 64. Tribal spokesman Mike Miller said Mankiller, who became one of the nation's most visible American Indian leaders during her 10 years as chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, died Tuesday.
  • Former Cherokee Chief Wilma Mankiller dies

    04/06/2010 9:57:12 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 56 replies · 1,675+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | April 6, 2010 | Staff Reports
    Wilma Mankiller, the once dirt-poor Oklahoma farm girl who grew up to become an American Indian and women’s rights activist, author and the first woman to hold the Cherokee Nation’s highest office, died Tuesday. She was 64.
  • Political Correctness on Rampage - DC Tourist Museums

    04/04/2010 10:33:21 PM PDT · by JBGUSA · 8 replies · 919+ views
    I took my wife and kids to Washington DC for the Spring break week. Normally, I take great pride in anything patriotic. I still found the Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln Memorial inspiring. Our family boat ride in the Tidal Basin, with the backdrop of flowering cherry trees, couldn't be beaten for both family unity and scenery. And the one bright spot of the major museum exhibitions was the original Star Spangled Banner at the Smithsonian. There the admiration ends. The tourist museums such as the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum and Museum of the American Indian, and the Holocaust Museum were...
  • John McCain Accuses Opponent of Insulting Fictional Alien Race

    03/05/2010 11:10:20 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 27 replies · 1,037+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | 5 March 2010 | Dan Amira
    Renowned maverick John McCain has pulled off what can only be described as one of his most mavericky moves yet. Yesterday, his conservative primary opponent, J.D. Hayworth, flaunted his pop-culture awareness by releasing an ad portraying McCain in blue face paint next to a placard reading "John McCain: Nominee for Best Conservative Actor." So, obviously, McCain is supposed to be a Na'vi from Avatar in that ad, right? Right? No! The McCain campaign, displaying simultaneous disingenuousness and humorlessness, claimed that the ad was "insulting to Native Americans here in Arizona and across America." Granted, the Na'vi story may represent...
  • McCain campaign pushes ties between Hayworth, Abramoff

    03/04/2010 3:04:02 PM PST · by pissant · 32 replies · 639+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3/4/10 | Sean Miller
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is using J.D. Hayworth’s legal trust to hammer his primary opponent about his entanglement in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. Meanwhile, Hayworth’s former House colleagues are donating thousands to help him escape a legal debt they say he accumulated facing false allegations. The McCain campaign is ratcheting up pressure on the former congressman to disclose the donors to the Freedom in Truth Trust (FITT) he set up in 2008 to pay down legal bills stemming from the Abramoff lobbying scandal. Hayworth came under investigation by the Department of Justice after he received campaign contributions from Abramoff...
  • Native Americans and Philanthropy

    01/08/2010 10:44:54 AM PST · by rocketpreacher · 84 replies · 1,020+ views
    Who is consistently advocating for the Native Americans? No one! Why? Why is it that during the 1900's all other races in the United States were given equal rights? Why is the only face not included in President Obama's Cabinet one from a Native American Tribe? The Native Americans continue to stand apart from real help. They continue in endless litigation processes before the U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate. This whitepaper, written as a partial requirement in a Master's Degree program, was also written to help create a case for civil society by advocating for real justice on behalf of...
  • S.D. U.S. Attorney To Chair American Indian Panel

    12/27/2009 7:52:42 PM PST · by Track9 · 3 replies · 235+ views
    S.D. U.S. Attorney To Chair American Indian Panel By Andrew Ramonas | November 17, 2009 The recently confirmed U.S. Attorney for South Dakota will chair the American Indian issues subcommittee of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys, the Justice Department announced last week. Brendan Johnson, who was confirmed Oct. 15, will advise Attorney General Eric Holder on Justice Department initiatives in tribal lands and legal issues affecting American Indians. Brendan Johnson (from South Dakota Watch blog via Facebook) Brendan Johnson (from South Dakota Watch blog via Facebook) The Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys is a 17-member...
  • Apology to Native Peoples (contained in defense bill)

    12/24/2009 2:32:49 PM PST · by BruceS · 64 replies · 1,368+ views
    Defense Appropriations Bill ^ | December 16, 2009 | Congress
    apology to native peoples of the united statesSec. 8113. (a) Acknowledgment and Apology- The United States, acting through Congress-- (1) recognizes the special legal and political relationship Indian tribes have with the United States and the solemn covenant with the land we share; (2) commends and honors Native Peoples for the thousands of years that they have stewarded and protected this land; (3) recognizes that there have been years of official depredations, ill-conceived policies, and the breaking of covenants by the Federal Government regarding Indian tribes; (4) apologizes on behalf of the people of the United States to all Native...
  • US Settles Massive Lawsuit With Native Americans [$3.4 bil]

    12/08/2009 11:12:09 AM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 46 replies · 1,992+ views
    deutsche press via email, no link | 12/8/9
    Washington (dpa) -- The United States on Tuesday agreed to pay 3.4 billion dollars to settle a long-running lawsuit brought by some 300,000 Native Americans who claimed they had been cheated out of land revenue for more than a century. The class-action lawsuit was first brought 13 years ago and has been the subject of 22 judicial decisions. Many past attempts to settle the claims have failed. "We are here to right a past wrong," Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said at a press conference in Washington. The settlement still has to be approved by Congress and in court. The dispute...
  • Protestant Church Apologizes for Massacring Native Americans

    11/28/2009 9:49:24 AM PST · by Ge0ffrey · 84 replies · 1,668+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11/27/09
    NEW YORK — Members of one of America's oldest Protestant churches officially apologized Friday — for the first time — for massacring and displacing Native Americans 400 years ago. "We consumed your resources, dehumanized your people and disregarded your culture, along with your dreams, hopes and great love for this land," the Rev. Robert Chase told descendants from both sides. "With pain, we the Collegiate Church, remember our part in these events." The minister spoke on Native American Heritage Day at a reconciliation ceremony of the Lenape tribe with the Collegiate Church, started in 1628 in then-New Amsterdam as the...
  • Pilgrims Celebrate Thanksgiving At Original Plimouth Plantation - Indians On Strike

    11/26/2009 5:01:56 AM PST · by joeclarke · 8 replies · 676+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 11/26/2009 | JoeClarke.Net
    For many years, Thanksgiving celebrations at the original Plimoth Plantation have delighted thousands of visitors wanting to see the recreation of the famous 1621 event where the Pilgrims joined the Wampanoag Indians in a feast that may have included the following: Deer meat, sallet (salad), mussels, sauc'd turkey, and a pottage of cabbage, leeks, and onions. Still to come are the stewed pompion (pumpkin), a chine of , fricassee of fish, cheesecake, a charger of Holland cheese, and fruit, plus the evening's entertainment - hymns, communal rounds, and jovial wordplay. [PETA is again planning to do something ridiculous and...
  • Tribe stops school from dropping nickname

    11/11/2009 4:51:44 AM PST · by Ready4Freddy · 37 replies · 1,339+ views
    Associated Press via MSNBC ^ | Associated Press
    BISMARCK, N.D. - A judge has temporarily blocked higher education officials from changing the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname. The president of North Dakota’s Board of Higher Education, Richie Smith, said Tuesday that the order could delay the university’s efforts to join the Summit League and re-establish its football rivalry with North Dakota State University. Smith says he’ll talk with the state attorney general about challenging the order, which was issued Monday.
  • Utah girl's pierced nose: US-Indian culture clash

    11/08/2009 12:38:54 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 27 replies · 4,359+ views
    hosted ^ | TBO.com > News > AP [Get Copyright Permissions] E-Mail | Print | Save | Post | Get Photos | Get Re | JESSE WASHINGTON
    To 12-year-old Suzannah Pabla, piercing her nose was a way to connect with her roots in India. To Suzannah's school, it was a dress-code violation worthy of a suspension. To other Indians, the incident was emblematic of how it can still be difficult for the American melting pot to absorb certain aspects of their cultural and religious traditions. Suzannah was briefly suspended last month from her public school in Bountiful, Utah, for violating a body-piercing ban.......
  • Catherine Gandeaktena [On the anniversary of her death Nov. 6]

    11/06/2009 6:05:29 AM PST · by Claud · 8 replies · 358+ views
    The Dictionary of Canadian Biography ^ | unknown | Henri Bechard
    GANDEACTEUA (Gandeacteüa, Gandeaktena, Gandeaktewa, Gandiaktua, Ganneaktena), Catherine, an Erie belonging to the Cat nation, responsible for the founding of the Saint-François-Xavier mission at Prairie-de-la-Magdelaine (moved in 1717 to Caughnawaga); d. 1673 at the mission. In the autumn of 1654 the Mohawks completely razed Gentaienton, a Cat village, and before the end of the year they had annihilated this people of Iroquois stock, which had been established on the south shore of Lake Erie. Gandeacteua and her mother were carried off as slaves to the Oneida village of Ganouaroharé. The story is told that she soon won everyone’s heart. Towards 1656...
  • Indians Hire Manny Acta as Manager

    10/25/2009 1:33:59 PM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 5 replies · 485+ views
    AP via Yahoo! Sports ^ | 25 October 2009 | Tom Withers
    CLEVELAND (AP)—The Cleveland Indians hired Manny Acta to be their manager, giving him the job about three months after he was fired by the Washington Nationals. Acta signed a three-year contract with a club option for 2013, Indians spokesman Bart Swain said Sunday. Additional terms were not disclosed. “I am very excited to become part of the Cleveland Indians family,” Acta said. “I look forward to working with this talented group of young men who seem to possess a lot of energy and passion for their work.” The Indians chose Acta after a second interview over former New York Mets...
  • Indians name three of four finalists in managerial search

    10/21/2009 4:36:30 PM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 4 replies · 339+ views
    The [Northern Ohio] News-Herald ^ | 21 October 2009 | Jim Ingraham
    If nothing else, little-known Manny Acta, the first of four finalists for the Indians' managing job, has a strong grip on reality. "Every team wants Tony La Russa or Joe Torre to walk through the door and manage their team," said Acta. "The reality is these jobs don't go to guys like that. They go to guys like me." Thus, the job of managing the rebuilding Indians will go to Acta — or to one of three guys like him. Two guys who won't be walking through the door — in addition to La Russa and Torre — are former...
  • Melbourne attack reignites Indians' fears

    09/16/2009 1:14:54 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 6 replies · 590+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | September 16, 2009 | Simon Lauder
    The issue of violence against Indians in Australia is back on centre stage in India, where media reports say three Indian men were set upon by a 70-strong mob in Melbourne at the weekend. But Victoria Police dispute the numbers and say around 15 people were seen outside the Epping pub where the bashing occurred. The attack comes as Victoria's Premier John Brumby prepares to go on a mission to India to help repair Australia's reputation. The attack barely rated a mention in Australia, but it is headline news for some Indian media outlets. The brother-in-law of two of the...
  • Apologizing to the American Indians for having done more in 10 days than them in 400 years

    08/11/2009 7:00:39 AM PDT · by drzz · 72 replies · 3,309+ views
    "Now, both stories are being told." This is how the ads campaign for Spielberg's miniserie "Into the West" began. In the making-of, the producers insisted that the old westerns were biased, and that an entire chapter of American history had been wrongly depicted for decades. "Into the West" was on TV to change this awful situation. However, after three minutes of the show, everyone could understand that "Into the West" was simply another piece of propaganda, dedicated to distort the truth and promote the "White guilt" mantra. There wasn't any respect for historical accuracy or attempt to do it right....
  • Senate Committee Apologizes to All Native Americans for Violence and Maltreatment by U.S. Citizens

    08/10/2009 11:40:34 AM PDT · by yoe · 214 replies · 7,440+ views
    CNSNEWS ^ | August 10, 2009 | Penny Starr
    The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs passed a resolution by voice vote last week apologizing "on behalf of American people" to all Indian tribes for the mistreatment and violence by American citizens. Senate Joint Resolution 14, sponsored by Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), states that its purpose is “to acknowledge a long history of official depredations and ill-conceived policies by the Federal Government regarding Indian Tribes and offer an apology to all Native Peoples on behalf of the United States.” In Section 1A, No. 4 of the resolution states that the apology is on behalf of U.S. citizens for harm they...
  • Unarmed Mahwah Man Repeatedly Shot-Where is Virgil Tibbs when you need him?

    04/04/2006 2:39:43 PM PDT · by ahtnamas · 29 replies · 3,445+ views
    The Bergen Record ^ | April 4, 2006 | The Record's Editorial Staff
    OPINION THE RECORD The Mahwah shooting Tuesday, April 4, 2006 THE RECORD'S EDITORIAL STAFF THE TRAGIC weekend altercation between state park police officers and Ramapough Mountain Indians demands a rigorous and thorough investigation by Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli. So far, the information about the shooting incident simply does not add up, and the prosecutor's silence on the case has only compounded the problem. Although the incident in the Mahwah section of Ringwood State Park occurred on Saturday afternoon, only a tiny bit is known with any certainty. During a confrontation between park police officers and an estimated two dozen...
  • Ward Churchill Meets his own Little Big Horn

    07/14/2009 11:56:05 AM PDT · by foutsc · 4 replies · 1,628+ views
    Nietzsche is Dead ^ | 14 July 09 | foutsc
    Ward "Little Eichmanns" Churchill has met his own Little Big HornAcademic Fraud and pretend Indian Ward Churchill got the ultimate smackdown from Judge Larry Naves. No money, no reinstatement, nada. He even took back the $1 settlement the last jury gave him. You get a big award of doodly-squat, tonto! Thus ends the Churchill-CU Circus. Naves is a well-respected judge appointed by Democrat Roy Romer, so this will not be overturned. Even the Daily Camera, newspaper of the People's Republic of Boulder, says it's past time to kick this charlatan to the curb. Native American-Hippie Chic Here in the West,...
  • The lost tribe of South Carolina

    07/05/2009 11:49:30 AM PDT · by BGHater · 15 replies · 1,131+ views
    The State ^ | 05 July 2009 | JOEY HOLLEMAN
    Cofitachequi: We can’t pronounce it, we don’t know exactly where it is, but the importance of this Native American mound city is clear. North Carolina has the Lost Colony, a 16th-century legend that draws the curious to the longest running outdoor theater production in North America. The desert Southwest has the Anasazi, the native culture that vanished in the 14th century and is celebrated at a dozen National Park Service sites. South Carolina has a combination of the two — Cofitachequi. Ever heard of it? Cofitachequi is mentioned in third-grade S.C. history books, and there’s a diorama about it at...
  • 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.
  • President Obama Announces Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs [another Czar]

    06/15/2009 4:28:51 PM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies · 665+ views
    White House ^ | 6-15-09
    THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary __________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2009 President Obama Announces Kimberly Teehee as Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs WASHINGTON – Today, in taped remarks to the 2009 National Congress of American Indians Mid-Year Conference, President Barack Obama announced the appointment of Kimberly Teehee as Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs. As a member of the Domestic Policy Council, Teehee will advise the President on issues impacting Indian Country. President Obama also announced that the White House will hold a Tribal Nations Conference later this fall. "Kim Teehee will be...
  • Dick Jacobs, Former Indians Owner, Dies

    06/05/2009 6:14:15 AM PDT · by mmichaels1970 · 20 replies · 482+ views
    NewsNet5 Cleveland ^ | 6/5/2009 | NewsNet5
    CLEVELAND -- Former Cleveland Indians owner Dick Jacobs, 84, has died after a long illness, NewsChannel5’s news partner WTAM reported. Jacobs is responsible for turning the Indians into a dynasty during the 1990s. The team won two American League Pennants and six Central Division championships. Under Jacobs' ownership, the Indians made two World Series appearances, in 1995 and 1997, and set a record 455 consecutive sellouts at Jacob's Field. Jacobs sold the team to Larry Dolan and family for $320 million in 2001.
  • C-O-I-N-C-I-D-E-N-C-E? (Indian) Spellers United by Dreams (of becoming neurosurgeons)

    05/27/2009 6:07:58 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies · 1,093+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2009
    The reigning national spelling champion is a 14-year-old kid whose one-liners kept everyone laughing a year ago. His parents moved to the United States from central India, and he wants to be a neurosurgeon when he grows up. Last year's runner-up -- and one of this year's favorites at the Scripps National Spelling Bee -- is an all-business 13-year-old Indian-American boy from Michigan. He's also set his sights on neurosurgery. Another favorite expected to be onstage for Thursday night's nationally televised finals is a 13-year-old Kansas girl with a sweet smile and a last name that's a spelling challenge unto...