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  • Russia: Muslim cleric says “all women should be circumcised”

    08/18/2016 1:48:32 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 30 replies ^ | 08/18/2016 | Robert Spencer
    Two prominent religious leaders in Russia have provoked outrage after suggesting female genital mutilation could help reduce sexual promiscuity. The scandal erupted on Wednesday when Vsevolod Chaplin, a former spokesman for the Russian Orthodox Church, rushed to the defence of Ismail Berdiyev, a senior Muslim cleric from Dagestan who said “all women” should be subjected to the practice to eliminate sexual depravity. Mr Berdiyev, chairman of the Coordination Centre of North Caucasus Muslims, made the controversial comments when asked to comment on a report into the practice published earlier this week. “All women should be circumcised so there would be...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Europeans drawn from three 'tribes'

    09/17/2014 11:19:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    BBC News Science and Environment ^ | 09/17/2014 | By Paul Rincon
    The modern European gene pool was formed when three ancient populations mixed with one another within the last 7,000 years, Nature journal reports. Blue-eyed, swarthy hunters mingled with brown-eyed, pale skinned farmers as the latter swept into Europe from the Near East. But another, mysterious population with Siberian affinities also contributed to the genetic landscape of the continent. The findings are based analysis of the genomes of nine ancient Europeans. Agriculture originated in the Near East - in modern Syria, Iraq and Israel - before expanding into Europe around 7,500 years ago. Multiple lines of evidence suggested this new way...
  • The Temptations of Tribalism

    08/22/2014 9:32:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The National Review ^ | August 22, 2014 | Maggie Gallagher
    The one-sided media and the mob aim to beat doubters into silence, but striking back is not the answer. I stayed silent, like a lot of white folks, while events unfolded in Ferguson, Mo. I was flabbergasted at the anger of the protesters and their certainty, which seemed to doubt any narrative but the one presented by the family attorney, who replayed his Trayvon Martin appearance: Brown was “executed in broad daylight.” A young man — not a boy — lay dead in the streets of a quiet suburb that, whatever its flaws, does not fit our usual image of...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Memos show EPA officials tried to kill mine project before scientific review

    05/01/2014 6:53:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2014 | Phillip Swarts
    Agency officials coached tribes on how to oppose Alaska’s Pebble Mine. Obama has repeatedly urged that science guide environmental decisions, regulators inside the Environmental Protection Agency secretly worked with tribal and environmental activists to preempt a full review of an Alaskan mine and veto the project before the owners’ permits could be considered, internal memos show. Charged with being neutral arbiters, EPA officials instead began advocating for a preemptive veto of the Pebble Mine project in western Alaska as early as 2008, long before any scientific studies were conducted or the permit applications for the project were even filed, ......
  • Shrunken Heads!

    03/17/2014 7:16:58 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    No, not 2x Obama voters   talkin bout the real deal here...   Even though numerous savage tribes in the southern hemisphere have engaged in 'head hunting' and cannibalism well into the 20th Century -as in the case of Michael Rockefeller, who got lost in the wrong neighborhood in 1961- only a handful of sub-tribes of the Shuar people (Amazon basin in Ecuador/Peru) are known to have actually shrunken human heads.   And they continued this gruesome ritual up until the 1950s, where they got cranked-up on psychedelic tea, marched into battle with other tribes, scored a kill, chopped their head off, then made a little ornament out of it. Leftists...
  • Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away (46 pics)

    11/08/2013 5:22:26 AM PST · by Daffynition · 56 replies ^ | Nov 9, 2013 | Jimmy Nelson
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  • Klamath Tribes and Feds Exercise Water Rights

    06/17/2013 8:26:16 PM PDT · by Baynative · 31 replies
    ABCnews ^ | 6/11/13 | JEFF BARNARD
    Tens of thousands of acres in Oregon's drought-stricken Klamath Basin will have to go without irrigation water this summer after the Klamath Tribes and the federal government exercised newly confirmed powers that put the tribes in the driver's seat over water use — a move ranchers fear will be economically disastrous. Klamath Tribes Chairman Don Gentry and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Mike Connor said Monday that they were making what is known as a "call" on their water rights for rivers flowing into Upper Klamath Lake in Southern Oregon.
  • Tribes

    12/22/2012 8:14:54 AM PST · by DNME · 8 replies
    If you have no capacity for violence then you are a healthy productive citizen: a sheep. If you have a capacity for violence and no empathy for your fellow citizens, then you have defined an aggressive sociopath–a wolf. But what if you have a capacity for violence, and a deep love for your fellow citizens? Then you are a sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the hero’s path. Someone who can walk into the heart of darkness, into the universal human phobia, and walk out unscathed.
  • American Tribals

    10/08/2012 6:04:27 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | October 07, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    It isn't hard to see the thin red line that connects the nakedly tribal appeals of the Democratic National Convention with the bloody chaos in the Middle East. Despite Occupy Wall Street's best efforts our kind of tribalism does not involve mobs and gunmen violently attacking other groups, at least not in the formal sense, just representatives of the tribes getting up on the floor of a convention hall and promising that tribal priorities will be upheld through affirmative action and other redistributive schemes that will move more members of the oppressed tribes up the political and economic ladder. We...
  • Justice Dept. Agrees to Pay Native Tribes $1 Billion for Mismanaged Funds

    04/15/2012 11:22:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    All ^ | 4/14/12 | David Wallechinsky, Noel Brinkerhoff
    The Obama administration has reached a settlement with more than 40 Indian tribes to resolve claims of mismanaged funds by the Department of the Interior. After 22 months of negotiation, the U.S. Department of Justice agreed with tribal representatives for the government to pay more than $1 billion to 41 tribes. Attorney General Eric Holder said the settlements “fairly and honorably resolve historical grievances over the accounting and management of tribal trust funds, trust lands and other non-monetary trust resources that, for far too long, have been a source of conflict between Indian tribes and the United States.” The settlement...
  • Washington St. Indian Tribe Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

    08/03/2011 8:44:06 AM PDT · by Baynative · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/3/2011 | Billy Hallowell
    SEATTLE (The Blaze/AP) — Gay marriage isn’t legal in Washington state, but that hasn’t stopped an Indian tribe from recognizing same-sex unions.
  • It's not just the Labour Party – the Left is in meltdown all over Europe

    05/12/2011 4:53:06 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/10/2011
    ...The same picture emerges wherever you look. In the European election in June, 2009, the Left took a hammering. In Germany, the Social Democrats polled just 20 per cent of the vote, their worst result since the Second World War. In France, the Socialist Party only mustered 16.5 per cent, its lowest share of the vote in a European election since 1994. In Italy, the Democrats polled 26.1 per cent, seven percentage points less than they received at the last Italian election. As David Miliband pointed out in a recent lecture: “Left parties are losing elections more comprehensively than ever...
  • Bedouin tribes accuse Jordan's Queen Rania of corruption

    02/15/2011 3:51:45 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Tuesday 15 February 2011 14.03 GMT | Laurent Zecchini
    In an unprecedented move the leaders of Jordan's main Bedouin tribes have published an open letter addressed to King Abdullah II accusing his wife, Queen Rania, of corruption. The text, released on 5 February, is signed by 36 representatives of the main Bedouin tribes. It comes at a particularly difficult time for the king, whose authority has been sapped by the growing discontent voiced by demonstrators. ... The letter makes no direct reference to the issue of the country's fragile ethnic balance, but claims that the queen, of Palestinian parentage, has created centres of power serving her own interests. This...
  • Astonishing Photos of One of Earth's Last Uncontacted Tribes

    02/01/2011 7:25:31 AM PST · by MNDude · 71 replies
    Stunning new photos taken over a jungle in Brazil reveal new images of one of the last uncontacted tribal groups on the planet. The photos reveal a thriving, healthy community living in Brazil near the Peruvian border, with baskets full of manioc and papaya fresh from their gardens, said Survival International, a rights organization working to preserve tribal communities and organizations worldwide "The illegal loggers will destroy this tribe," agreed Survival International’s director Stephen Corry. "It's vital that the Peruvian government stop them before time runs out
  • Fighting Sioux forced by NCAA to change mascot, brand

    11/15/2010 1:37:51 PM PST · by Fiji Hill · 110 replies · 3+ views ^ | November 15, 2010 | Dave Kolpack
    <p>Published: Monday, November 15, 2010 at 2:37 p.m. Last Modified: Monday, November 15, 2010 at 2:37 p.m.</p> <p>GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Duke without the Blue Devil? Notre Dame without the Fighting Irish? Most students and alumni at those proud universities wouldn't dream of dropping those enduring symbols of school pride.</p>
  • 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...
  • Former First Nations' Chief on Canadian Cross-Country Tour Urging Tribes to Forgive

    04/12/2010 4:55:07 AM PDT · by MsLady · 1 replies · 142+ views
    Elijah List ^ | Apr 12, 2010 | Teresa Neumann
    "Our children will look to that day and say, 'My ancestors, they stood before the government. They stood before the Church. They stood as a people. They recognized who God is in our nation. And they did not back down. And they believed for the healing of our nation. They believed for a revival in our people—and the freedom. That's what it's all about.'" (Canada)—Canadian Christianity reports that moments after Prime Minister Stephen Harper formally apologized and asked for forgiveness for the federal government's catastrophic residential schools policy, Native leader and former MP Elijah Harper and 100 Huntley Street's David...
  • Tribes lining up for federal stimulus bonds - $165 million available for non-casino projects

    02/12/2010 9:32:59 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 198+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 2/12/10 | Onell R. Soto
    San Diego County tribes can share up to $165 million in federal stimulus money, federal officials announced yesterday. The money — in the form of federally guaranteed bonds — will go for energy projects, tourism facilities, retail and wastewater treatment, U.S. Treasury officials said. The local bonds are part of $2 billion in funding the federal government is making available. Half of that total was announced yesterday, with the other half in September. The Campo Indian band got $30 million. It will use the money to fund its share of a big wind farm it is planning to build on...
  • California tribes among biggest political donors nationwide

    02/11/2010 9:19:20 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 219+ views
    California Watchdog ^ | 2/11/10 | Chase Davis
    Earlier this week, the California Fair Political Practices Commission released its top 10 list of the biggest individual political spenders in the state between January 2000 and the end of 2009. It's a lot of money flying around: $266 million from the 10 donors alone. KQED's John Myers summed it up nicely. But if that wasn't enough, just a few months ago, the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics in Washington, D.C., released a similar, but less-noticed study, which should cement the Golden State's place atop the national political spending pantheon. The study revealed, among other things, that California's tribal gaming...
  • Stimulus Money Helping Richer Tribes(Nationwide, $3 billion in Federal Grants)

    01/09/2010 7:42:21 AM PST · by Son House · 5 replies · 311+ views
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | December 14, 2009 | Rob Carson
    TACOMA – Nationwide, $3 billion in federal grants, contracts and loans has been set aside for 564 federally recognized tribes in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. As a whole, Northwest tribes are faring better than most as the money filters down from federal agencies. However, a News Tribune analysis of the money allocated so far shows that the stimulus funds are not helping all tribes in the state equally. On the contrary, the stimulus is widening the gap between rich and poor tribes created by the relative success of their casinos. Of the $94 million awarded to Washington’s 29...
  • Indian tribes buy back thousands of acres of land

    12/27/2009 4:07:12 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 41 replies · 1,531+ views
    hosted ^ | Dec 27 | TIMBERLY ROSS
    OMAHA, Neb.- Native American tribes tired of waiting for the U.S. government to honor centuries-old treaties are buying back land where their ancestors lived and putting it in federal trust. Native Americans say the purchases will help protect their culture and way of life by preserving burial grounds and areas where sacred rituals are held. They also provide land for farming, timber and other efforts to make the tribes self-sustaining.....
  • What's Your Tribe?

    11/19/2009 12:38:03 PM PST · by JMS · 13 replies · 495+ views
    The Recruitment Underground ^ | 11/19/09 | James Seetoo
    Do you lead one? Do you have one? It's a pretty good question these days since there's a lot of talk about Tribes going around. And it seems to be an evolving situation but an interesting one since it's apparent that it's becoming a very powerful cultural phenomenon. I would say that it's probably because of the increased connectivity we all have allows us access to people who have the same views and values. For more on Tribes, I would recommend Seth Godin's book, oddly enough titled: Tribes. I had the priviledge of attending the recent PGC200 ( launch event...
  • In the Bronx, a Clash of Cultures Turns Violent [Blacks vs West Africans! Racist?]

    10/19/2009 2:53:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies · 1,459+ views
    NYTimes ^ | October 19, 2009
    In the Bronx, a Clash of Cultures Turns Violent Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times Community leaders organized meetings at Al Tawba mosque in Claremont to address fear and frustration expressed by many local West African immigrants who have experienced tensions with the local black American residents. Published: October 19, 2009 The storefronts on a stretch of Webster Avenue in the Claremont neighborhood in the South Bronx tell the story of local shifts as well as any census: a Senegalese-run 99-cent store, an African video store, an African-run fast-food spot, a mosque, several African restaurants. A Community Struggles The owner of...
  • 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...
  • Afghan Tribes Find Common Ground During Humanitarian Aid Drop

    06/12/2009 4:35:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 263+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Rob Frazier, USA
    WARDAK PROVINCE, Afghanistan, June 12, 2009 – Every summer, the Kuchi tribe migrates through the Daymardad district of this central-Afghanistan province, allowing their animals to graze in the open pastures belonging to the Hazara tribe. This frequently has sparked violent territorial disputes. An elder with the Kuchi tribe explains his situation to Ali Khashe, deputy governor of Afghanistan’s Wardak province, center in gray jacket, June 8, 2009. The Kuchi have asked for water and veterinarian supplies for their livestock as a condition to stop fighting with the Hazara tribe. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Rob Frazier  (Click photo for screen-resolution...
  • For Christian enclave in Jordan, tribal lands are sacred

    05/11/2009 2:48:38 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 438+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 10, 2009 | Jeffrey Fleishman
    Reporting from Fuhays, Jordan -- Michel Hattar's father was a priest in Jerusalem in 1947 when word arrived from the rocky Jordanian hills that he must renounce his vows and marry to protect his tribe's land and inheritances. He did as he was told. He broke from the holy order he had known for 20 years to wed the bride picked by his family, his first cousin, Widad. Today their son Michel lives on a bluff of olive groves and fig trees that slopes toward the valley that his Fuhays tribe has farmed and fought over for more than four...
  • We Shall Remain - PBS American Experience

    04/20/2009 9:09:34 AM PDT · by AuntB · 39 replies · 1,853+ views
    JesusWeptAnAmericanStory ^ | April 20, 2009 | AuntB
    Last Monday began the PBS Series, "WE SHALL REMAIN" with their first Episode "After The Mayflower". The ones that will get my attention begin next week, Monday April 20th, 2009, and especially the April 27th "Trail of Tears" episode which will feature "The Ridge", the Cherokee leader and his clan who I wrote about in "Jesus Wept" An American Story. It will be VERY interesting to see how PBS deals with this situation or if they will be overtaken with the usual political correctness and historical rumor. My story is taken from documented records as well as family letters saved...
  • Religious police apologise for controversial kiss arrest

    04/14/2009 1:15:35 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 10 replies · 796+ views
    The National ^ | April 14. 2009 | Wael Mahdi
    Jeddah // Saudi Arabia’s religious police have been forced to issue a rare apology after a member of one of the country’s most influential tribes said he was beaten by police for allegedly kissing his wife in public. Mohammed al Qahtani, of the Qahtan tribe – the largest in Saudi Arabia – had threatened to present his case to King Abdullah after the police spokesman issued a statement eight days ago accusing Mr al Qahtani of lying about the incident. Damaging the reputation of a tribal member in Saudi is considered an insult to the entire tribe, and releasing personal...
  • SCOTUS: OHA's strange concessions in "Ceded Lands" Oral Arguments

    02/27/2009 9:27:11 PM PST · by AndrewWalden · 2 replies · 620+ views
    Hawai`i Free Press ^ | 2-27-09 | Robert Thomas
    At first, it was a bit odd to see Washington, D.C. attorney Kannon Shanmugam, counsel for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs in the "ceded lands" case immediately concede in oral argument that the U.S. Supreme Court should rule against OHA -- and hold the Apology Resolution was simply a symbolic statement of regret -- if the Hawaii Supreme Court's decision relied on it. Responding to a question from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, he stated: "Let me -- let me be clear about this, Justice Ginsburg, if the Hawaii Supreme Court's opinion is read to construe the Apology Resolution as creating...
  • White House tribal adviser coming soon

    02/10/2009 4:11:17 AM PST · by Zakeet · 13 replies · 1,097+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 10, 2009 | Mark Silva
    The Obama White House plans to add a policy adviser on native American tribal concerns within the next few weeks, First Lady Michelle Obama said today. The president "will soon appoint a policy adviser to his senior White House staff to work with tribes and across the government on these issues such as sovereignty, health care and education, all central to the well being of native American families and the prosperity of tribes,'' the first lady said in a visit to the Interior Department today. The first lady, embarked on a tour of all the federal agencies, was greeted with...
  • Bridge Reopening Reunites Tribe

    01/22/2009 4:55:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 226+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq | Spc. Jamie Vernon, USA
    Local shaykhs and an Iraqi Soldier discuss the future of the area after a bridge reopening ceremony in Mahmudiyah, south of Baghdad, Jan. 18, 2009. The bridge crosses the Salty River, joining two halves of the Mamour Tribe. Photo by Spc. Jamie Vernon, 1st Armored Division. BAGHDAD — Leaders from the Iraqi Army, local shaykhs and Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers participated in a bridge reopening ceremony in Mahmudiyah, south of Baghdad, Jan. 18. The improvement in security and reduction in sectarian violence made it possible to reopen the bridge which had separated a tribal community. The reopening also returns...
  • Remote tribe faces extinction after eight men drink chemical they mistook for alcohol[Onge]

    12/11/2008 10:09:01 AM PST · by BGHater · 48 replies · 2,240+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 Dec 2008 | Daily Mail
    <p>Eight members of a remote Indian tribe have died after drinking a chemical they mistook for alcohol.</p> <p>The dead men from the tiny Onge tribe swigged the brown liquid which washed ashore in a bottle.</p> <p>There are fewer than 100 members of the Onge left. They are the last remaining hunter-gatherers and live on the Andaman and Nicobar islands.</p>
  • The "Lost" Ten Tribes

    07/17/2008 4:35:12 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 117 replies · 313+ views
    Things To Come -- A Journal of Biblical Literature | July, 1894 | Editors
    THE "LOST" TEN TRIBES In a recent discussion of the subject, by P. Asmussim, in a German periodical, the writer shows that the ten tribes never were "lost." Both in the Books of Kings and in the Assyrian inscriptions we have records of the deportations of the inhabitants of the Northern Kingdom, and in leading particulars the accounts agree. In 734 Tiglath-Pileser led into captivity the people of Gilead and of Galilee, and the districts of Issachar, Zebulon, Asher, Naphtali, Northern Dan, Eastern Manasseh and Gad were incorporated into the Assyrian monarchy. The last king of Israel accordingly ruled over...
  • Pakistani tribes reach for guns after U.S. attack

    06/13/2008 6:34:44 AM PDT · by milestogo · 10 replies · 97+ views
    Pakistani tribes reach for guns after U.S. attack GHALANAI, Pakistan, June 13 (Reuters) - Fiercely independent tribesmen, angered by a U.S. air strike that killed 11 Pakistani soldiers earlier in the week, vowed to raise a militia to help Pakistan's army defend the border with Afghanistan. Elders from ethnic Pashtun tribes in Mohmand, one of seven semi-autonomous tribal regions, issued a statement late on Thursday condemning the attack as “naked aggression” and said they were ready to raise a “lashkar”, or tribal army. “It's the duty of the government to protect and defend the frontiers and we are ready to...
  • Incredible pictures of one of Earth's last uncontacted tribes firing bows and arrows

    05/29/2008 2:59:10 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 125 replies · 1,793+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/29/08 | Michael Hanlon
    Skin painted bright red, heads partially shaved, arrows drawn back in the longbows and aimed square at the aircraft buzzing overhead. The gesture is unmistakable: Stay Away. Behind the two men stands another figure, possibly a woman, her stance also seemingly defiant. Her skin painted dark, nearly black. The apparent aggression shown by these people is quite understandable. For they are members of one of Earth's last uncontacted tribes, who live in the Envira region in the thick rainforest along the Brazilian-Peruvian frontier. Thought never to have had any contact with the outside world, everything about these people is, and...
  • Obama's New Name? Barack Black Eagle

    05/19/2008 6:27:31 PM PDT · by Baladas · 34 replies · 462+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 19, 2008 | Sunlen Miller
    ABC News' Sunlen Miller Reports: Traveling though Montana on Monday, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., made his first stop as a presidential candidate to an Indian reservation - and got a little more than expected. Obama was adopted as an honorary member into the family within the Crow tribe that inhabited the reservation - who gave the presidential candidate a new name and new parents. "Awe Kooda bilaxpak Kuuxshish" was the honorary name given to Obama meaning, "one who helps people throughout the land." Obama was escorted out to the stage in Crow Agency, Montana arm-in-arm between his adopted parents: Sunny...
  • 'Tribal' tension in Crown Heights keeps neighborhood from moving beyond hate

    04/24/2008 4:05:57 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 83+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | April 23rd 2008 | Errol Lewis
    Nearly 17 years after riots tore Crown Heights apart, the recent beating of a black college student by Jewish assailants has exposed rising tensions between blacks and Jews in my neighborhood. Cops and city officials have quietly gone on high alert, worried that another riot could be in the works. The troubles began on April 14, when Andrew Charles, a 20-year-old sophomore at Kingsborough Community College, says he and a friend encountered a pair of young Jewish men while walking down Albany Ave. about 6 p.m. "One was on bike, one was on foot. They were staring at us, staring...
  • Pakistan: Peace Deal Between Islamabad, Pro-Taliban Militants Rankles U.S.

    04/24/2008 12:12:22 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 35+ views
    RFE/RL ^ | April 24, 2008 | Ron Synovitz
    Pakistan's new government is close to signing a peace accord with pro-Taliban militants as part of a softer counterterrorism policy from Islamabad that deemphasizes military strikes and calls for U.S. forces to show more restraint in the area. Britain has expressed reservations about the strategy, and Washington has said it wants Pakistani forces to continue fighting insurgents in the tribal regions near the border with Afghanistan. Reports from Pakistan said a top leader of pro-Taliban militants has directed his fighters to "immediately cease their activities" in connection with the deal. The reports come as the new Pakistani government of Prime...
  • California gaming tribes paid in big to land consortium

    03/06/2008 11:41:08 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 176+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 3/6/08 | Malcolm Maclachlan
    Several of California's largest gaming tribes have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to a little-known body to successfully speed up their land applications - a necessary step for casino expansion, Capitol Weekly has learned. The California Fee to Trust Consortium was established under the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs Pacific Regional office in 2000 in order to expedite land claims, many of which have languished for years. The consortium arrangement allows tribes to pay into a fund that pays the salaries of the BIA employees who evaluate these claims. Documents about the little-known governmental organization came to light following...
  • Sahwa-al-Iraq Turns Its Attention to Politics

    02/21/2008 3:50:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 70+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Lance Cpl. Sean Mcginty, USMC
    Sheikh Ahmed Albu-Risha caresses his prayer beads during a meeting where he announced to many of the local Iraqi leaders that his organization, Sahwah Al-Iraq, or the 'Awakening Councils in Iraq' is going to become a political organization, laying down its arms, and sending his men to become a reserve unit in the Iraqi army. The meeting was attended by many Anbari sheikhs, Iraqi army and police commanders, as well as Col. Robert F. Castellvi, the commanding officer of the 1st Iraqi Army Division Military Transition Team. Photo by Cpl. Sean Mcginty. AR RAMADI — In a beautiful compound here...
  • CA: Bill would let tribes expand casinos without negotiation (SB 1201 - 'an issue of fairness')

    02/15/2008 12:06:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 104+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 2/15/08 | James P. Sweeney - CNS
    PALM SPRINGS – A state senator has introduced legislation that would enable a large group of Indian tribes to expand existing casinos or build large new ones without further negotiations with the state. Sen. Jim Battin, R-Palm Desert, said his proposal would allow all 61 tribes that negotiated gambling agreements, or compacts, with former Gov. Gray Davis in 1999 to have up to 2,000 slots each, the number many tribes believe were promised by the deals. But the California Gambling Control Commission had voted to limit all tribes in the state to roughly 60,000 slots, based on the commission's interpretation...
  • CA: Despite big checks from tribes, state GOP struggles with debts

    01/24/2008 7:57:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 110+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/24/08 | Michael R. Blood - ap
    The California Republican Party is struggling to get out of debt, creating a potential drag on voter registration and other party-building efforts in the midst of a heated campaign season, records showed Thursday. As of last week, the state GOP's main account had a balance of $3.2 million but $3.4 million in unpaid obligations. The party's federal account - used to finance activities that support congressional candidates - listed a balance of $34,000 but nearly $460,000 in debts, according to records filed last month. The shaky finances are due in large part to sluggish fundraising. The party collected $5.6 million...
  • The Middle East's Tribal Affliction

    01/22/2008 5:24:45 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies · 200+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 1-22-08 | Daniel Pipes
    The Middle East's Tribal Affliction   By Daniel | Tuesday, January 22, 2008 Why is the Middle East so at odds with modern life, laggard in everything from literacy to standard of living, from military prowess to political development? A profound new book by Philip Carl Salzman, professor at McGill University, with the deceptively plain title Culture and Conflict in the Middle East (Prometheus), offers a bold and original interpretation of Middle Eastern problems. An anthropologist, Salzman begins by sketching out the two patterns of rule that historically have dominated the Middle East: tribal autonomy and tyrannical centralism....
  • And Then There Was One

    01/15/2008 8:57:33 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 17 replies · 60+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 13, 2008 | Monte Reel
    THe Rumor Was A Wild One, and it seized Marcelo dos Santos with the power of a primary myth. There's an Indian living in the woods around here, some local ranch hands were saying in 1996. He wears no clothes. Get near him, and he vanishes. He is utterly alone. Marcelo knew a lot about elusive Indians -- more than just about anyone. He was a sertanista, a uniquely Brazilian profession that is part jungle explorer, part ethnologist and part bureaucrat. As a member of Funai -- the Brazilian government agency charged with protecting indigenous interests and cultures -- Marcelo's...
  • Tammimi, Jibouri tribes uphold reconciliation in Diyala

    10/29/2007 5:55:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 49+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Story courtesy of United States Central Command
    Tribal leaders from the northern Diyala River Valley swear on a reconciliation agreement following a meeting at Forward Operating Base Fallock, an Iraqi Army base, Oct. 8. Approximately 70 leaders from Muqdadiya and the surrounding areas gathered to discuss uniting in the fight against terrorism and the way ahead. Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Serena Hayden 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs. BAGHDAD — The Tamimi and Jibouri tribes, the two largest tribes in Iraq’s Diyala province, met Oct. 24 to discuss the importance of reconciliation and signed a fellowship agreement stressing cooperation and friendship between the...
  • Indian tribes expel members

    10/27/2007 8:46:20 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 23 replies · 76+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/27/07 | AP
    Dennis Champlain's grandfather helped win federal recognition for the Narragansett Indian Tribe. Champlain himself has danced in tribal powwows and teaches his children that they are Narragansetts. Yet the Narragansetts say he is no longer a member of the tribe. Champlain and his extended family are among thousands of people removed from American Indian tribes in recent years, often amid tribal squabbles or when a casino comes to town. In Rhode Island, the Narragansetts' removal of about 140 of roughly 2,400 members has become an issue in Saturday's election for the tribe's chief sachem, or leader. Tribal officials say they...
  • US Officials Return Ancient Remains To Indigenous Tlingit Tribes After Scientific Testing

    10/21/2007 9:10:07 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 110+ views
    US officials return ancient remains to indigenous Tlingit tribes after scientific testing The Associated PressPublished: October 19, 2007 ANCHORAGE, Alaska: Human remains estimated to be more than 10,000 years old will be returned to southeast Alaska Tlingit tribes 11 years after they were found in a cave in the Tongass National Forest. It is the first time a federal agency has conveyed custody of such ancient remains to indigenous groups under the 1990 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, U.S. Forest Service officials said Friday. "It's a pretty substantial find," said Tongass spokesman Phil Sammon. Vertebrae, ribs, teeth, a...
  • Anbar Tribes Need to be Pulled into Iraqi Government

    09/03/2007 2:24:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 175+ views
    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq, Sept. 3, 2007 – Local tribes siding with coalition forces to repel al Qaeda must be incorporated into Iraq’s central government and its security forces, a senior Defense Department official said. The official spoke to reporters on background while traveling to Iraq with Defense Department Secretary Robert M. Gates. Gates joined President Bush and other top U.S. officials in a surprise meeting here today. It is likely the president’s last meeting with all key leaders before deciding the course of U.S. involvement in Iraq. The official told reporters in flight than an “awakening” of tribal...