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  • Cherokee Nation Begins Recognizing Same-Sex Marriages

    12/13/2016 2:31:56 PM PST · by sipow · 37 replies
    NBC news ^ | 12/13/2016 | NOEL GUTIERREZ-MORFIN
    The Cherokee Nation's Attorney General issued an opinion that, effective immediately, will permit the tribe to recognize same-sex marriages, overturning a previous ban that was implemented in 2004. "Just like anything else in life, times change, interpretations of the law change," Hembree said. "The law that was overturned based on the opinion that I just issued, based on the plain reading of the Cherokee Nation Constitution ... and in my opinion guaranteeing equal rights for all -- it was not lost on me that I was personally changing my opinion and personally changing my legal position." Hembree added that he's...
  • Truck Plows Through Native American Crowd During Protest

    10/11/2016 3:29:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 54 replies
    abc ^ | 10/11/2016 | scott sonner, associated press
    A Facebook Live video of the protest shows a pickup truck revving its engine in front of the crowd that had spilled onto the street in Reno's downtown. Several protesters confronted the driver and the passenger before the truck drives through the crowd, tires squealing, at about 6:40 p.m. Monday. Soto said the activists did not have a permit to protest in the street, but some had gathered in the travel lanes of Virginia Street on the main casino drag. Soto said he couldn't comment on whether the driver or passenger felt threatened by the crowd and declined to comment...
  • The Centurions of The Lord[ Charismatic Caucus]

    09/01/2016 8:59:25 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 9 replies
    Bible ,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 9-1-16 | Holy Spirit
    "My living creatures surround you for you have arrived " I AM The Guardian of your life , Nothing exists or is unseen, For I AM The eyes of those that believe, In and through all things I created to be, I AM The Author of all that you see, And of the invisible I make myself known, I AM The Author of existence That turns over every stone, So nothing I say nothing surprises Me, As far as the east is from the west and beyond I see, So rest your wholeness in My fullness for this is where...
  • White House Adviser Insults, Assaults Native American for Wearing Redskins Sweater

    08/18/2016 11:05:43 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | AUGUST 18, 2016 | RICK MORAN
    Barrett Dahl, an autistic Native American from Oklahoma, was visiting Washington, D.C., in October of last year on a school trip. Being in Washington inspired Dahl to wear a sweater featuring the logo of the Washington Redskins. Mr. Dahl says he wore the sweater because it gave him a sense of cultural pride. Not surprisingly, not everyone sees it quite that way -- including a White House advisor named William Mendoza, who confronted Dahl at a Pow Wow, called him a "weetard," spit on him, and then savagely beat him. ====================================== Newsnine.com:Mendoza is the Executive Director of the White House...
  • Trump is destroying goofy Elizabeth Warren today on Twitter-Hilarious!

    05/11/2016 2:24:34 PM PDT · by ground_fog · 81 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 11,2016 | Donald J Trump
    ‏@realDonaldTrump If it were up to goofy Elizabeth Warren, we’d have no jobs in America—she doesn’t have a clue.
  • Elizabeth Warren Ancestor Rounded Up Cherokees For Trail of Tears

    05/09/2016 11:08:37 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 101 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 May 2012 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    For over a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Warren has described herself as a Native American. After researching her story, it is obvious that her family lore is just fiction. Ms. Warrens great-great-great grandfather, was apparently a member of the Tennessee Militia who rounded up Cherokees from their family homes in the Southeastern United States and herded them into government-built stockades in what was then called Rosss Landing (now Chattanooga), Tennesseethe point of origin for the horrific Trail of Tears, which began in January, 1837. These were the troops responsible for removing Cherokee families from homes they had lived in...
  • Kennewick Man set to receive Native American burial

    04/29/2016 2:21:20 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 53 replies
    washington Post ^ | 29 Apr 2016 | BEN GUARINO
    Army Corps of Engineers working with native American tribes to coordinate burial A local tribe, the Umatilla, had claimed the Kennewick Man as an ancestor; the Native American group wanted to lay the skeleton to rest according to custom.
  • Court rules in favor of Navajo Nation in fight over remains

    04/07/2016 8:28:28 AM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX A federal appeals court on Wednesday gave the Navajo Nation a chance to argue that remains found by the U.S. Parks Service at Canyon de Chelly should be immediately returned to the tribe. In a split decision, the judges said the tribe should not have to wait until the federal agency conducts an inventory of the remains. Judge Morgan Christen, writing for the majority, said there is evidence that long-existing treaties and federal laws allow the tribe to seek immediate return. But Wednesday's ruling is not an absolute victory for the Navajo Nation. All it does is give...
  • 6-Year-Old Girl Taken From Longtime California Foster Family for Being 1/64 Native American

    03/22/2016 11:51:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    NBC News ^ | 03/22/2016 | by ELISHA FIELDSTADT
    A 6-year-old girl was removed from the California home of the foster family she has lived with for four years because she has a tiny sliver of Native American heritage despite resistance from her foster parents and their tens of thousands of supporters. Rusty and Summer Page of Santa Clarita, California, have long fought to gain custody of Lexi, 6, who is 1.56 percent Choctaw Native American. That figure means that Lexi's home placement is dictated by the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978. That law "seeks to keep American Indian children with American Indian families," according to its...
  • Judicial Watch Asks Appeals Court to Halt Race-Based, Separatist Election in Hawaii

    11/07/2015 7:04:23 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Nov 5 2015
    Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed an Urgent Motion for Injunction with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to stop a race-based, state-sponsored, Hawaiians only election that violates the fundamental constitutional rights of American citizens (Keli’i Akina, et al. v. The State of Hawaii, et al. (No. 15-17134)). The motion asks that the Appeals Court enjoin the counting of ballots, now scheduled for November 30, until the resolution of a Judicial Watch appeal of an earlier district court ruling in the case (Keli’i Akina, et al. v. The State of Hawaii, et al. (No. 1:15-cv-00322))....
  • Gov. Brown bans 'Redskins' name at public schools

    10/12/2015 1:01:14 PM PDT · by rey · 59 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 12 Oct 2015
    LOS ANGELES Four California schools will be forced to change mascots after Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation barring public schools from using the "Redskins" name for sports teams. It was one of three sports-related bills Brown approved Sunday. He also signed a measure that bans using or possessing smokeless tobacco on the playing field at professional baseball parks and another that recognizes competitive cheerleading as a high school sport. The mascot legislation will prevent public schools from using a term that American Indians regard as offensive. It goes into effect in 2017. Only four schools still use the name....
  • Tribes Blast Wannabe Native American Professor

    07/11/2015 11:13:07 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 50 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 07.11.15 | Samantha Allen
    The Cherokee Nation is denouncing scholar-activist Andrea Smith for falsely claiming to be a member of the tribe. Beyond untrue, the ethnic fraud is a painful reminder of their past. I have always been, and will always be Cherokee. This is University of California, Riverside professor Andrea Smiths official response to recent allegations that she is not Cherokee, an identity that she has claimed throughout her decades-long career as a prominent figure in Native American scholarship and activism. In a blog post on Thursday night, Smith maintained that she is Cherokee, that she has consistently identified [herself] based on what...
  • (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. Im going to his office, thinking Im going to meet with a Sanchez said before clapping her hand over her mouth and making a chanting sound.
  • Senate Candidate Loretta Sanchez on Defensive over Videotape Showing Her Mimicking an Indian Cry

    05/16/2015 9:56:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez was criticized Saturday by her chief rival, Attorney General Kamala Harris, after a videotape surfaced showing her making a whooping cry in reference to Native Americans during an apparent joke. Harris called the gesture "shocking.'' A video posted on The Sacramento Bee website shows Sanchez, a 10-term congresswoman, fluttering her hand against her mouth and making a whooping sound while speaking to a group of delegates at a state Democratic Party convention.
  • The Liberal Pigskins!

    08/20/2014 6:29:15 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 6 replies
    Self | 8/20/14 | Me
    In the latest chapter of political correctness versus the sporting world of common sense, which is overwhelmingly behind owner Dan Snyder, leftists have now recruited some game announcers to refrain from saying Redskins during broadcasts. Why you ask? Its all about a political agenda, a victimization platform, designed to grossly misrepresent the intent and history behind one the most recognizable teams in NFL history. If you recently fell off the turnip truck and landed in Nancy Pelosis garden for the not so gifted, the term Redskins was obviously chosen to cheer a professional football team onto victory by conveying the...
  • New Washington Redskins ad: Some Native Americans like our name, you know

    08/13/2014 7:00:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2014 | AllahPundit
    A palate cleanser via Time, which notes that the “Redskins Facts” site is behind this and that the team itself is apparently behind “Redskins Facts.” (The anti-Redskins ad that inspired this rebuttal is also embedded below for context.) This is really just a taste of what they’ve got cooking; go to their YouTube account and you’ll find interviews with individual Native Americans defending the name. It’s an understandable counterattack — if your critics claim you’re victimizing a group, the natural response is to find members of the group who don’t feel victimized — but realistically we’re past the point...
  • High Status Accorded Homosexuals In Native American Tribes Helps To Understand Their Fate

    08/11/2014 11:52:31 AM PDT · by lbryce · 39 replies
    OMG Facts ^ | August 11, 2014 | Staff
    Homosexuals Often Had a High Status in Native American Tribes Native American males were expected to become warriors and hunters, but it was also recognized that the stress of being under such burdens often demanded spiritual advice and healing. This duty would usually fall upon a homosexual Shaman. In the Native culture, to be gay meant to be "from the outside world," to be "spiritually gifted." However, Homosexual only included men who preferred social and sexual "female roles." Needless to say, they were highly respected within the community. In fact, straight men could have sex with a homosexual without having...
  • How A Mohawk Saint Can Inspire Us All

    07/14/2014 7:19:37 PM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies
    CE.com ^ | 07-14-14 | Stephen Beale
    How A ‘Mohawk Saint’ Can Inspire Us All Stephen Beale Recently canonized Saint Kateri Tekakwitha obviously has a special meaning for Native Americans, but she’s already being held up as a powerful inspiration for other faithful Christians in many other ways.One is reminded of St. Paul, who wrote in 1 Corinthians 9 that he had “become all things to all, to save at least some.” Much the same could be said about St. Kateri regarding the many ways she can inspire Christians at different points in their faith journeys—based on reactions to her canonization in the Catholic News Service and First...
  • 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...
  • Fauxcahontas sending her Indian heritage down the memory hole?

    03/21/2014 7:10:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/21/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Senator Elizabeth Warren, aka Fauxcahontas -- the woman who gained Ivy League tenure by claiming to be of Native American heritage on highly questionable (i.e., phony) grounds – apparently has decided that it is no longer advantageous to claim to be a Cherokee Indian. At least that is the conclusion to be drawn from the advance materials being distributed for her new book, A Fighting Chance. Warren matters because she is the current darling of the American left, regarded as presidential timber, and standing by in case Hillary Clinton decides not to run for the Democratic nomination in 2016....