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  • Boeing wins $2.4 billion contract to replace Air Force's aging iconic Huey choppers (abbr,)

    09/24/2018 7:15:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | Sept. 24, 2018 | Amanda Macias |
    WASHINGTON —The U.S. Air Force has selected Boeing to replace the service's aging fleet of UH-1N Iroquois helicopters, which are currently tasked with security missions as well as protecting America's nuclear missile arsenal. The long-awaited Pentagon contract is worth $2.4 billion for up to 84 aircraft. The service awarded Boeing approximately $375 million for the first four helicopters on Monday.
  • Catholics crowdsource in hopes of rescuing alleged St. Kateri relic (Catholic Caucus)

    02/01/2016 2:18:05 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    cna ^ | January 30, 2016 | Adelaide Mena
    St. Kateri reliquary. Photo courtesy of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Conservation Center. Albany, N.Y., Jan 30, 2016 / 04:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic faithful are banding together to help rescue a possible relic of St. Kateri Tekawitha in a strange - and thoroughly modern - way: by using a crowdsourcing internet forum."It's my first GoFundMe," said Bill Jacobs, co-founder and president of the Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Conservation Center.Speaking to CNA about the center's "Rescue Saint Kateri Reliquary!" campaign, he explained, "Our hope is to raise enough money and get it back into the hands of the Church."St. Kateri Tekakwitha was born...
  • First Lady to Indian Youth: We’re Finally Embracing ‘Wisdom of Your Ancestors’ on Climate Change

    07/10/2015 10:36:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 9, 2015 | 5:15 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    First Lady Michelle Obama said on Thursday at a tribal youth gathering at the White House that the United States is “finally” embracing the wisdom of Native Americans on conservation and climate change, and claimed that America’s founders modeled the U.S. government partly on the “Iroquois Confederacy.” “Today, on issues like conservation and climate change, we are finally beginning to embrace the wisdom of your ancestors,” Mrs. Obama said at the event where youth from 230 tribes from 42 states participated. “Now, long before the United States was even an idea, your ancestors were harvesting the crops that would feed...
  • 600-Year-Old American Indian Historical Account Has Old Norse Words

    03/06/2011 12:45:36 PM PST · by blam · 99 replies · 1+ views
    The Guard- blogspot ^ | 3-15-2007 | Larry Stroud
    600-Year-Old American Indian Historical Account Has Old Norse WordsBy Larry Stroud, Guard Associate EditorPublished on Thursday March 15, 2007 Vikings and Algonquins. The first American multi-culturalists? BIG BAY, Mich. — Two experts on ancient America may have solved not only the mysterious disappearance of Norse from the Western Settlement of Greenland in the 1300s, but also are deciphering Delaware (Lenape) Indian history, which they’re finding is written in the Old Norse language. The history tells how some of the Delaware’s ancestors migrated west to America across a frozen sea and intermarried with the Delaware and other Algonquin Indians. Myron Paine,...
  • Britain bars Iroquois lacrosse team in passport dispute

    07/17/2010 6:04:05 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 50 replies · 5+ views
    Reuters ^ | 15 Jul 2010
    A Native American team forfeited their opening match of the men's lacrosse world championship on Thursday after being denied entry to Britain on tribal passports. The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) said in a statement that the 23 Iroquois players had been told they needed U.S. or Canadian documents to attend the two-week tournament in Manchester. The Iroquois, whose tribal ancestors are credited with inventing the game, say accepting such passports would be a blow against their national identity.
  • U.S. OKs Iroquois Passports; U.K. Won't

    07/14/2010 7:05:29 PM PDT · by rivercat · 32 replies
    Lacrosse Magazine ^ | 7/14/2010 | Staff
    After a four-day faceoff with the U.S. government ended Wednesday, the Iroquois Nationals encountered another obstacle: the British government. As a result, the team must forfeit its Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships opener against host England in Manchester on Thursday.
  • Did the Founding Fathers Really Get Many of Their Ideas of Liberty from the Iroquois?

    07/13/2007 9:11:02 AM PDT · by kawaii · 123 replies · 1,973+ views
    HNN ^ | 7-11-05 | By Jack Rakove
    7-11-05 Did the Founding Fathers Really Get Many of Their Ideas of Liberty from the Iroquois? By Jack Rakove Mr. Rakove is Coe Professor of History and American Studies, Professor of Political Science, at Stanford University. Editor's Note: On Monday July 4th the New York Times published an op ed by journalist James Mann that made broad claims about the influence of the Iroquois on American constitutional history. Specifically, he argued that the Founding Fathers were deeply influenced by Indian ideas of liberty and that our very form of government was shaped in decisive ways by Indian influences at the...
  • Anniversary of the holy death of Catherine Ganneaktena, Christian Iroquois - Nov. 6, 1678

    11/06/2005 7:27:12 PM PST · by Claud · 4 replies · 194+ views
    The Jesuit Relation of 1679 ^ | Fr. Vincent Bigot
    SECTION 3RD. OF THE CHARITY OF THE CHRISTIAN IROQUOIS. THIS Queen of virtues has been wonderfully displayed in the person of a poor slave, taken prisoner by the Iroquois from the Chat nation. We shall undoubtedly be touched by the graces that God was pleased to confer upon this captive, and by the singular virtues — and, above all, the charity toward God and her neighbor — that she displayed before the eyes of the savages and the French at La Prairie de la Magdelaine. Here is the narrative: God having permitted that Gentaienton,[11] a village of the Chat Nation,...
  • Behold the Militant Catholic Man . . . Charles Huault de Montmagny--Onontio

    10/02/2004 6:38:16 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 2 replies · 232+ views
    Catholic Men's Quarterly ^ | September 2004 | Anthony P. Schiavo, Jr.
         The conventional mythology propagated in politically-correct textbooks claims that the first European settlers of North America intruded upon a pristine wilderness and brutalized a peaceful native population. But anyone who has studied the actual history of the early colonial period knows this to be a gross misrepresentation. Perhaps nowhere was this absurd notion less true than in New France, a vast region roughly equivalent to eastern Canada.      When the French planted their first firm settlement on the St. Lawrence River at Quebec in 1608, they could not have known that the century to come would be...
  • Iroquois flag at school stirs opposition

    10/25/2003 6:29:47 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 11 replies · 547+ views
    Copyright © 2003, The Associated Press ^ | October 24, 2003, 4:15 PM EDT | By WILLIAM KATES
    <p>LAFAYETTE, N.Y. -- Flying the flag of the Iroquois Confederacy outside LaFayette Junior-Senior High School was supposed to promote racial sensitivity and cultural diversity.</p> <p>Instead, it has evoked resentment and division.</p> <p>"School officials say it's to create integration. What it accomplishes is segregation. It makes the Indians a special class. It makes our kids separate. I thought we were all Americans," said Jean Schneible, who collected more than 100 signatures to protest the flag raising planned Nov. 12.</p>