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  • WILDLY POLITICALLY INCORRECT VIDEO: "Thanksgiving and Native Americans - The Truth"

    11/25/2015 9:05:21 AM PST · by StevenCrowder · 21 replies ^ | 11/25/2015 | Steven Crowder
    Happens every Thanksgiving, doesn’t? Some bleeding heart liberal you’re “related to” gets on their moral high Crazy Horse and lectures about how horribly rotten the white man was to the Native Americans. Which is why this year we’re throwing in the tomahawk. Time to scalp the facts about the Indians. Feathers not dots. TRIGGER WARNING: offensive video at link. Transcript (without the sketch-cutaways or jokes) It’s Thanksgiving! You know what that means. As you try and enjoy your downtime with your family, you’ll undoubtedly find a social justice warrior around your Thanksgiving table trying to force-feed you white guilt. Afterall,...
  • A Tribe-Eat-Tribe World

    11/21/2015 8:50:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | November 21, 2015 | Brian McNicoll
    It goes without saying our history with Native Americans is not our nation's finest hour. Native Americans lost right at 98 percent of their land in about 200 years as Manifest Destiny took hold. They now account for about 1 percent of the population about 3 million people scattered across 566 recognized tribes. About a quarter of Native Americans live in poverty the overall rate is about 14 percent. Their rates of alcoholism in particular and drug and alcohol abuse in general are significantly higher than the population at large, and their educational attainment, life expectancy and income levels significantly...
  • Why Do People Hate or Denigrate Columbus?

    10/12/2015 7:35:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/15 | Jim Yardley
    Its not because he was the first, but because his voyage has proven to be the most significant and historically altering My wife and I were watching a show on the History Channel about who was really the first to discover America. Why? First, we both love shows that get us to think Wow, I never knew that. Second, I always start with the hope that the show will puncture some educational pomposity. Luckily for us, both my chance to say Gee, I didnt know that AND watch some of the pomposity of our liberal leaning educators exposed was achieved....
  • Junpero Serra not just another saint

    09/20/2015 9:47:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | September 20, 2015 | Deepa Bharath
    When Pope Francis canonizes Father Junpero Serra on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., Serra will be the first Hispanic American saint, and the first saint canonized on American soil. He also figures to be one of the most controversial saints in the long history of the Roman Catholic Church a symbol that roils some hearts even as it lifts others. Serra, an 18th-century Spanish friar who founded nine of the 21 California missions, including Mission San Juan Capistrano, is gaining sainthood, in part, because he helped bring the church to the Americas. By one reckoning, Serras legacy is nothing less...
  • 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, Lords 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, Marthas Vineyard and Rhode Island. John Eliot...
  • Is the Amazon rainforest MAN-MADE? At least 8 MILLION humans may have lived and farmed the [tr]

    07/24/2015 6:22:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 24, 2015 | Richard Gray
    It is often held aloft by environmental campaign groups as an example of one of the last remaining regions of unspoiled habitat left in the world. But instead of being a pristine rainforest untouched by human hands, the Amazon appears to have been profoundly shaped by mankind. An international team of researchers have published evidence that suggests the Amazon was once home to millions of people who lived and farmed in the area now covered by trees.
  • 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...
  • 11 Native American Tribes, Including The Two Largest, Prohibit Gay Marriage

    06/08/2015 8:29:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 8, 2015 | 1:44 PM EDT | Kathleen Brown
    Tribal laws of the two largest Native American tribes in the United States prohibit gay marriage, as do the laws of nine other smaller tribes. The Navajo and Cherokee Nations, the first and second largest tribes respectively, together have about 600,000 members. The nine smaller tribes that ban gay marriage have another 350,000 members. These tribes all either define marriage as between a man and a woman or explicitly prohibit same-sex marriage, according to the Associated Press (AP). Since 2011, six of the eleven tribes revisited and upheld their preexisting legal definitions of marriage as between a man and a...
  • Michelle Obama: 'Our Government Outlawed Indian Religions'

    04/09/2015 11:19:06 AM PDT · by drewh · 81 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 9, 2015 - 10:41 AM | By Staff
    On Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed a gathering at the White House that focused on the topic of creating opportunity for Native American youth. The White House posted her prepared remarks online. The full speech, as posted by the White House, can be read by clicking here. Here is an excerpt from the First Lady's remarks: You see, we need to be very clear about where the challenges in this community first started. Folks in Indian Country didnt just wake up one day with addiction problems. Poverty and violence didnt just randomly happen to this community. These issues are...
  • 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...
  • U.S. won't stop Native Americans from growing, selling pot on their lands

    12/11/2014 4:50:44 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 37 replies ^ | Dec 11, 2014 | TIMOTHY M. PHELPS
    Opening the door for what could be a lucrative and controversial new industry on some Native American reservations, the Justice Department on Thursday will tell U.S. attorneys to not prevent tribes from growing or selling marijuana on the sovereign lands, even in states that ban the practice. The new guidance, released in a memorandum, will be implemented on a case-by-case basis and tribes must still follow federal guidelines, said Timothy Purdon, the U.S. attorney for North Dakota and the chairman of the Attorney General's Subcommittee on Native American Issues. It remains to be seen how many reservations will take advantage...
  • US won't stop Native Americans from growing, selling pot on their lands

    12/11/2014 11:56:00 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 55 replies
    MSN News ^ | December 11, 2014 | Timothy Phelps
    WASHINGTON Opening the door for what could be a lucrative and controversial new industry on some Native American reservations, the Justice Department on Thursday will tell U.S. attorneys to not prevent tribes from growing or selling marijuana on the sovereign lands, even in states that ban the practice. The new guidance, released in a memorandum, will be implemented on a case-by-case basis and tribes must still follow federal guidelines, said Timothy Purdon, the U.S. attorney for North Dakota and the chairman of the Attorney General's Subcommittee on Native American Issues. It remains to be seen how many reservations will...
  • '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 McClatchys 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.
  • Obama unveils plan to help young American Indians

    12/03/2014 3:14:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 3, 2014 6:11 AM EST | Blake Nicholson
    President Barack Obama announced an initiative Wednesday aimed at improving conditions and opportunities for American Indian youth, more than a third of whom live in poverty. Obamas Generation Indigenous initiative calls for programs focused on better preparing young American Indians for college and careers, and developing leadership skills through the Department of Education and the Aspen Institutes Center for Native American Youth. Members of the presidents staff also plan to visit reservations next year.
  • American Indian groups argue over settlement money

    12/02/2014 1:35:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 2, 2014 3:46 PM EST | Mary Clare Jalonick
    More than $380 million in government dollars left over from a federal discrimination settlement with American Indians is in limbo amid disagreements over how the money should be spent. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on Tuesday reviewed a proposal to form a new foundation to help American Indian farmers with the money unexpectedly left over after the Obama administration settled a class-action suit filed by American Indian farmers in 2011. The farmers said they had lost out on decades of farm loans because of government discrimination.
  • "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
  • Goodbye, Columbus

    10/14/2014 10:03:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | October 14, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    In 1492, "Columbus sailed the ocean blue" and discovered the New World. And Oct. 12 was once a celebrated holiday in America. School children in the earliest grades knew the date and the names of the ships on which Columbus and his crew had sailed: the Nina, the Pinta, the Santa Maria. They knew his voyage had been financed by Queen Isabella of Spain, after the Genoese Admiral of the Ocean Sea had been turned down by other monarchs of Europe. Oct. 12, 1492, was considered a momentous and wonderful day in world history: the discovery of America -- by...
  • Happy Indigenous Peoples Day!

    10/12/2014 4:42:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | October 12, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Tomorrow used to be called Columbus Day, but no more. Thanks to Seattle, its now Indigenous Peoples Day! Sound stupid? Thats only because it is. This week the city council of Seattle voted unanimously to rename the daywithin the city only; Columbus Day as we know it is a federal holidaybecause, like with everything these days, some whiny people found a way to be offended by something that doesnt really affect them at all and demand their grievance be addressed. Progressive governments such as Seattles eagerly cave if the crying crowd has a non-white face in front of it. In...
  • Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Columbus Day? (video)[Renamed As "Indigenous People's Day"]

    10/11/2014 10:04:40 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 54 replies
    CBSNews ^ | October 11, 2014
    Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Columbus Day? OCTOBER 11, 2014. Historian Kenneth C. Davis joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the controversial holiday that some Americans want to rename Indigenous People's Day
  • Men Need Not Apply: Morning Joe Digs Idea of Women-Only Taxi Service

    09/09/2014 4:44:03 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "Are you an American who's tired of recent-immigrant cab drivers who can't find their way from Grand Central Station to the Empire State Building? Welcome to Ameri-Rides, the new taxi service for Americans only that guarantees you a native-born American driver!" -- apocryphal ad. How do you think that concept would go over on Morning Joe or anywhere else in the MSM? But when Morning Joe today discussed SheRides, a new taxi service that hires only women drivers and accepts only women passengers, all the panel membersMika, Joe and Williedug the idea. The notion is that some women riders feel...
  • Feds Will Spend $450K to Help Native Americans Adapt to 'Climate Change

    08/10/2014 8:01:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 8/5/2014 | Lauretta Brown
    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plans to spend up to $450,000 in taxpayer dollars to teach Native American tribes in the Great Basin region climate adaptation plans for their hunting, fishing and gathering activities. Due to climate change, the natural landscapes are becoming impacted, and the traditional practices for hunting, fishing, and gathering for ceremonial purposes can potentially create further impacts, according to BLMs Cooperative Agreement announcement.
  • In Efforts to Secure US-Mexico Border, Ariz. Native Americans Feel Caught in the Middle

    07/04/2014 4:03:47 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 7 replies
    In Southwest Arizona, where the U.S. and Mexico borders meet, the U.S. Border Patrol has made huge strides in capturing border crossers and seizing drugs from Mexican cartels, but there is one stretch of land along the border that has made life a daily hell for a tribe of Native Americans. The Tohono O'odham Nation, a Native American reservation about the size of Connecticut, is located in the Sonoran Desert, about 60 miles south of Tucson, Ariz., right on the U.S. border with Mexico. Here, there is no barbed-wire high fence, but open desert, with only a vehicle barrier meant...
  • 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...
  • Native American group plans to file federal lawsuit against Cleveland Indians over Chief Wahoo logo

    06/27/2014 10:43:53 AM PDT · by massmike · 43 replies ^ | 06/27/2014 | Paul Kiska
    CLEVELAND - The red block letter C for Cleveland seems to be replacing Chief Wahoo outside Progressive Field. But not everyone sees it that way. Robert Roche is the director of the American Indian Education Center and one of the plaintiffs planing to file a federal lawsuit in late July against the Cleveland Indians. The group says the team's name and the Chief Wahoo logo are racist. The group wants a lot of money to help Native Americans with education, job training and housing. "We're going to be asking for $9 billion and we're basing it on a hundred years...
  • The U.S. militarys 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...
  • "Native Americans" a Much Worse Term than "Redskins"

    06/26/2014 7:46:23 PM PDT · by kathsua · 32 replies
    Lawrence journal world ^ | June 25, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    The white hypocrites who complain about the term "redskins" use the term "native American" which when used in the way they are using it isn't much better than the other n-word. The word "redskins" is a physically descriptive term that doesn't have inherently negative characteristics. The word is one of the English translations of the Ottawa term "Oklahoma". If we consider the characteristics of the people the term "redskins" was first applied to, it's a positive term. The word "native" has two different uses. In general use the term "native " followed by a geographic region is used to indicate...
  • The Redskins Brouhaha Has Nothing To Do With Native Americans

    06/20/2014 5:12:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | June 20, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Do you think leftists are the slightest bit troubled by the public's overwhelming opposition to their crusade to force the Washington Redskins to change their name? That was rhetorical; I give you more credit. Despite leftists' ongoing effort to convince Native Americans and the rest of us that Native Americans must be offended by the long-standing name, the polls don't seem to be moving in their direction. But that hardly deters them. They are the final arbiters of who may be (and who is being) offended. In the end, this liberal crusade has little to do with protecting 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.
  • Native Americans' Anti-Redskins Ad Airs During NBA Finals

    06/11/2014 6:47:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    ABC ^ | June 10, 2014 | RHEANA MURRAY
    Native Americans are sending a loud message to the Washington Redskins. A northern California tribe paid for a commercial to air in seven major U.S. cities during halftime of Tuesday's NBA Finals game, their latest plea for the NFL team to change its racist name and mascot.
  • Obama looks to bypass Congress and promote racial spoils in Hawaii

    05/27/2014 8:51:03 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Powerline ^ | 5-26-14 | Paul Mirengoff
    When we pledge allegiance to the flag, we also pledge allegiance to the Republic for which it stands one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. The modern American left has put each of these qualities up for grabs. For example, implementing social justice would make it logically impossible to provide justice for all of us as individuals. The left is also unfavorably disposed to the idea of one indivisible nation. The Akaka Bill was a good example. As Gail Heriot and Peter Kirsanow explained, this legislation, which the House passed in 2010, would have enabled...
  • Reservations targeted in consolidation program

    05/15/2014 11:07:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2014 9:55 PM EDT
    These are the American Indian reservations the Department of Interior plans to focus on in the next phase of a $1.9 billion buyback program of fractionated land parcels to turn over to tribal governments. The program is part of a $3.4 billion settlement over mismanaged money held in trust by the U.S. government for individual Indian landowners.
  • FLASHBACK: 2002 - She called it DOMESTIC TERRORISM"

    04/24/2014 9:50:40 AM PDT · by · 7 replies
    W.A.R. Room ^ | 04/24/2014 | W.A.R. Room
    70 year old Shoshone Tribal Elder describes Harry Reid and the BLM's 30 year-long GRAB for her family's ancestral lands. In the early nineties, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the US Government set it sights on another tract of land in Nevada The target this time was the ANCESTRAL tribal land of two elderly, Native American sisters from the Dann band of Western Shoshones, Mary and Carrie Dann. In a case that sounds familiar to the Bundy familys plight, the BLM charged that the Dann sisters' livestock was trespassing on federal land. The BLM first planned to round...
  • 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’s new book, A Fighting Chance, Warren claims to be “hurt and angry”...
  • Harry Reid to Redskins owner: Hes 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’s new foundation to help Native Americans on Thursday and slammed the controversial owner for ‘throwing a few blankets at the Indians’ to get a nice tax break.Reid made the comments about Snyder’s decision to create the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation in an interview with The Washington Post.“Dan Snyder, he’s got a great new deal,” the Senate Majority Leader said. “He’s going to throw a few blankets to the Indians and get a tax deduction for it.”In the late 1700s, Europeans fighting in the French and Indian...
  • Redskins owner Snyder to create foundation for Native Americans

    03/25/2014 1:26:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Washington Business Journal ^ | 3/25/2014 | Bob Niedt
    Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder hasfaced intense criticism that the name of his National Football League team is insensitive to Native Americans. He is now responding. In a letter published on the Washington Redskins' website,Snyder pledgedMonday he wouldcreate a foundation aimed at helping Native Americans.Since last season, debate has surrounded the Redskins name; Oneida Indian Nation officials call the name offensive and a racial slur. Several publications have stopped using the word "Redskins" and even President Obama has chimed in on what he would do if he were Snyder.In a letter addressed to theRedskins Nation Monday, Snyder saidhe has traveled...
  • Native Americans vow a last stand to block Keystone XL oil pipeline

    03/03/2014 1:09:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/03/2013 | Rob Hotakainen,
    Faith Spotted Eagle figures that building a crude oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast would bring little to Indian Country besides more crime and dirty water, but she doubts that Native Americans will ever be able to get the U.S. government to block the $7 billion project. “There is no way for Native people to say no — there never has been,” said Spotted Eagle, 65, a Yankton Sioux tribal elder from Lake Andes, S.D. “Our history has caused us not to be optimistic. . . . When you have capitalism, you have to have an underclass — and...
  • Montana Boy: Bones Show Ancestral Links to Europe

    02/24/2014 1:46:52 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 44 replies
    DER SPIEGEL ^ | February 20, 2014 | Rex Dalton
    Despite general resistence, representatives of tribes in the US recently gave their blessing for DNA analysis of the remains of a Stone Age child. Research conducted on the boy's genes indicate that Native Americans have European roots. It must have been a pretty special child, otherwise the two-year old wouldn't have been buried in such a ceremonious manner. The boy was sprinkled with celebratory red dust and given distinctive stone artifacts for his last journey. The characteristic fluting of the stone weapons serve as archeological evidence that the boy, who died some 12,600 years ago, came from the Clovis culture....
  • 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...
  • 24,000-Year-Old Body Is Kin to Both Europeans and American Indians

    11/20/2013 2:33:43 PM PST · by mandaladon · 48 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 20 Nov 2013 | NICHOLAS WADE
    The genome of a young boy buried at Malta near Lake Baikal in eastern Siberia some 24,000 years ago has turned out to hold two surprises for anthropologists. The first is that the boys DNA matches that of Western Europeans, showing that during the last Ice Age people from Europe had reached farther east across Eurasia than previously supposed. Though none of the Malta boys skin or hair survive, his genes suggest he would have had brown hair, brown eyes and freckled skin. The second surprise is that his DNA also matches a large proportion some 25 percent ...
  • Ancient DNA Links Native Americans to Europe

    11/07/2013 8:52:57 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 45 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | 11/5/13 | Michael Balter
    SANTA FEWhere did the first Americans come from? Most researchers agree that Paleoamericans moved across the Bering Land Bridge from Asia sometime before 15,000 years ago, suggesting roots in East Asia. But just where the source populations arose has long been a mystery. Now comes a surprising twist, from the complete nuclear genome of a Siberian boy who died 24,000 years agothe oldest complete genome of a modern human sequenced to date. His DNA shows close ties to those of today's Native Americans. Yet he apparently descended not from East Asians, but from people who had lived in Europe or...
  • 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.
  • (Breitbart Sports) D.C. High School Will Consider Banning Redskins Clothing

    10/12/2013 10:03:22 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | 11 Oct 2013 | Breitbart Sports
    D.C. High School Will Consider Banning Redskins Clothing The principal of Wilson High School in Washington, D.C. will discuss with the school's students a potential ban on Redskins clothing. I do plan on having a discussion with my student council officers and representative to get their take on this idea, Wilson High School principal Pete Cahall said, according to
  • Obama: Id think about changing Washington Redskins team name

    10/05/2013 10:12:00 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/5/2013 | By David Nakamura
    President Obama became the latest, and most high-profile, figure to weigh in against the Washington Redskins name, saying he would consider changing it because it offends many Native Americans. If I were the owner of the team and I knew that there was a name of my team even if it had a storied history that was offending a sizeable group of people, Id think about changing it, Obama said in an interview with the Associated Press published Saturday. It was the first time Obama, a big sports fan who roots for teams from his native Chicago, had...
  • What's In A Nickname? Do team nicknames honor or dishonor Native Americans?

    09/20/2013 7:38:50 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 29 replies ^ | Rick Reilly
    I guess this is where I'm supposed to fall in line and do what every other American sports writer is doing. I'm supposed to swear I won't ever write the words "Washington Redskins" anymore because it's racist and offensive and a slap in the face to all Native Americans who ever lived. Maybe it is. I just don't quite know how to tell my father-in-law, a Blackfeet Indian. He owns a steak restaurant on the reservation near Browning, Mont. He has a hard time seeing the slap-in-the-face part. "The whole issue is so silly to me," says Bob Burns, my...
  • Native American tribe calls protesters who destroyed 9/11 memorial disgusting

    09/14/2013 6:47:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/2013 | Robby Soave
    The protesters who uprooted a 9/11 memorial display at a liberal arts college in Vermont claimed they were defending Abenaki tribal lands and taking a stand against U.S. imperialism.The Abenaki tribes response? Disgusting.Don Stevens, chief of the Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe, said his tribe did not approve of the actions taken by five peopleincluding one studentat Middlebury College last week. (RELATED: Student destroys 9/11 memorial, citing U.S. imperialism)We didnt know anything about this and if we had we certainly wouldnt have sanctioned it, he said in a statement to The Addison Independent.The 9/11 memorial display consisted of 2,977 flags placed in...
  • Student Protesters Rip 2,977 American Flags Out of Ground at 9/11 Memorial (Because Indian)

    09/13/2013 9:22:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 12, 2013 | Hillary Cherry
    More than 200 colleges and high schools across the nation participated in Young America's Foundation's 9/11: Never Forget Project. Students came together to establish an American flag memorial on campus consisting of 2,977 flags representing each person murdered in the terrorist attacks. Unfortunately, five student protesters at Middlebury College ripped the flags out of the ground before 3:00 pm. The 9/11: Never Forget Project has been an annual nonpartisan event at Middlebury College for the past ten years. By participating in the 9/11: Never Forget Project, students honor the victims of the attacks, as well as honor the American principles...
  • How to Solve the American Health Care Crisis: With a little help from some Indians

    08/17/2013 12:09:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Slate ^ | August 13, 2013 | Justin Matis
    America's health care problems could be solved through a collaboration of Asian Indians and American Indians. And a bus ride.When I worked in finance, I had a generous health plan. Now I cant afford to pay the state-subsidized annual insurance premium of $6,924 (six months rent) myself. Despite my good health, my appendix could become inflamed at any time. Appendix removal surgery costs an average of $33,000 (house down payment). Any medical problem that cant be fixed with a pill could bankrupt me. My friend Tikka exposed me to a more frugal solution. Tikka spends his days and limited money...
  • Mets schedule Native American Heritage Day, end up insulting non-profit group: report

    07/10/2013 4:16:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 10, 2013 | JUSTIN TERRANOVA
    The Mets tried to honor Native Americans and instead ended up offending them. The Mets tried to save face by downplaying an event, and instead look worse when the details of the situation comes to light. Yup, its just another day in Flushing. The New York Times reported on Wednesday the details surrounding the scheduling and a cancellation of a Native American Heritage Day at Citi Field. The Mets had contacted the American Indian Community House about participating in the event, which was to include traditional dancing and singing outside the stadium. The group was enthusiastic about the event, scheduled...
  • The Culture of Violence in the American West: Myth versus Reality

    07/06/2013 3:54:21 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 23 replies
    The Independent Institute ^ | Saturday July 6, 2013
    Contrary to popular perception, the Old West was much more peaceful than American cities are today. The real culture of violence on the frontier during the latter half of the nineteenth century sprang from the U.S. governments policies toward the Plains Indians. The Not-So-Wild, Wild West. In a thorough review of the West was violent literature, Bruce Benson (1998) discovered that many historians simply assume that violence was pervasiveeven more so than in modern-day Americaand then theorize about its likely causes. In addition, some authors assume that the West was very violent and then assert, as Joe Franz does, that...
  • Obama Executive Order Creates Native American Affairs Council

    06/27/2013 1:15:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 26, 2013 - 7:21 pm | Bridget Johnson
    After years of bungling the affairs of Indian tribesincluding federal government mismanagement of tribal funds and lands that resulted in dozens of lawsuits and a settlement of more than $1 billion to tribes last yearPresident Obama today signed an executive order creating a White House Council on Native American Affairs. As we work together to forge a brighter future for all Americans, we cannot ignore a history of mistreatment and destructive policies that have hurt tribal communities, Obama stated. This order establishes a national policy to ensure that the Federal Government engages in a true and lasting government-to-government relationship with...