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Love in the time of patriarchy by Heather Milton Lightening

Posted by on Jun 11, 2016 in Featured

Been thinking a lot about patriarchy this week and in general. There’s that. Then I had these two dreams this week. Both were dreams about me being with white guys, like completely in love with them- full on. I woke up pretty puzzled about these dreams, then I put it all together. It goes back to relationships with significant others. I’ve had good ones and not so great ones. But all in all they taught me something. The last relationships I had turned into a fight against alcoholism. Something I don’t want in my life. I was pissed at the time. How could these men lie to me about...

My Humble Observation & Opinion on why Native Peoples should not Drink Alcohol by Damon Corrie

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in Featured

Traditional Central, South American & Caribbean Amerindian hand-made & home made brews such as from Cassava, sweet potato or Corn are weak by comparison – and do not cause the addiction and Alcoholism that commercially made (and much stronger) Alcohol does – and THIS is the focus of my article; traditional brews are made for special occasions such as feasts/festivals and other communal celebrations and is a more sanctified substance. ALCOHOL is not the harmless source of entertainment that we assume it to be…well if you nor anyone you know has never ‘become a different person’ under the influence of Alcohol…or actually become happier and more pleasant to be...

Rosebud Sioux Tribe Opposes “Redskins” Mascot

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Featured

On May 25th, 2016, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe passed a motion opposing the “Washington National Football League (NFL) team using the name Redskins.” According to a press release from the Office of the Rosebud Sioux Tribal President: “The Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council went on record at the May 25th, 2016 council meeting and voted unanimously in favor of a motion that the Rosebud Sioux Tribe stands in opposition to the Washington National Football League (NFL) team using the name Redskins. Furthermore, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe stands in opposition to any and all racist, derogatory, mascots and their likeness names, etc.., which are meant to dehumanize and belittle Native Americans....

Traditional Indigenous Style Education by Damon Corrie

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Featured

Here below are some photos from a educational workshop the Caribbean Amerindian Development Organization (CADO) sponsored in an Embera Tribal Village in collaboration with one of the most famous Kuna Chefs in Panama – Senor Stanley – which closely mirrored the traditional educational modality in most Indigenous societies that I described below…. and it was a resounding success….we shall do it again in the coming weeks with our Kuna allies once again. I have also seen Amerindian children in traditional communities thoroughly enjoying the very laid back and flexible traditional educational modality…where no child is physically or verbally punished for arriving late – just politely told “You may have...

Hoopa Valley Tribe Slams San Luis Settlement Agreement

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in Featured

On May 24, the Hoopa Valley Tribe from Northern California filed its objection to two bills proposed in the House of Representatives to implement the controversial San Luis Settlement Agreement, saying the agreement would “forever condemn the Tribe to poverty.” The Tribe filed its complaint prior to a hearing on the two bills, H.R. 4366 (Rep. David Valadao) and H.R. 5217 (Rep. Jim Costa, D-CA), held by the U.S. House of Representative Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans. The video is posted now at: http://naturalresources.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=400473 “Our Tribe is an indispensable party to this settlement,” said Chairman Ryan Jackson, in a press release. “We notified Congress and...

Coalition of Pipeline Fighters Respond to USFWS Revoking Sovereign Lands Construction Permit for Dakota Access Pipeline in Iowa

Posted by on May 28, 2016 in Featured

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Revokes Sovereign Lands Construction Permit for Dakota Access Pipeline in Iowa Standing Rock Sioux Tribe & Coalition of Pipeline Fighters Respond Des Moines, IA – The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has revoked its approval of a construction permit for the Dakota Access pipeline through the Big Sioux River Wildlife Management Area in Northwest Iowa. This permit, called the Sovereign Lands Construction Permit, was revoked because a significant Native American archaeological site was discovered along the proposed pipeline path. Due to the permit revocation, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has ordered that Dakota Access LLC stop all construction work for its...

For Immediate Release: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Revokes Permit for Dakota Access Pipeline in Iowa

Posted by on May 28, 2016 in Featured

For Immediate Release: 5/27/16 Press Contact: Dallas Goldtooth, 708-515-6158, dallas@ienearth.org Des Moines, IA – The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has revoked its approval of a construction permit for the Dakota Access pipeline through the Big Sioux River Wildlife Management Area in Northeast Iowa. This permit is called the Sovereign Lands Construction Permit and was revoked because a significant Native American archaeological site was discovered along its proposed path. Due to the permit revocation, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has ordered that Dakota Access LLC stop all construction work for its Bakken oil pipeline until a survey of the area is conducted and consultation with local agencies...

Quinault Indian Nation fights to protect Grays Harbor from Proposed Crude Oil Terminal*

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Featured

“Tribal and commercial fisheries, tourism and the best razor clams anywhere are among the many ways Grays Harbor, our rivers and coastline set the table for local food, jobs and our economy. There’s nothing more important to our future prosperity and way of life than keeping our waterways healthy, productive, and safe from crude oil.” -Tyson Johnston, QIN Vice-President No crude oil currently moves through the Quinault Indian Reservation or Grays Harbor, but in the coming months this could change, as state and local leaders will decide whether to permit expanded facilities at the Port of Grays Harbor that will allow crude oil to move through our region. The...

Native American Students Demand Accountability from Western Washington University by Michaela Vendiola & Tahlia Natachu

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Featured

On May 23, 2016, Native students from Western Washington University’s Native American Student Union met with the colleges administration to address the college’s failure to both support Native students and its lack of engagement with local tribes. Students issued a set of demands that included: implementation of a tribal liaison, the building of a traditional Coast Salish Long House on campus, Government-to-Government Training between WWU government and the local Tribal Governments, and more. Below is the students letter to administration. Dear, President Bruce Shepard incoming President, Dr. Sabah Randhawa, and Western Washington University’s Board of Trustees, CC: Paul Dunn, Kunle Ojikutu, Brent Carbajal, Stephanie Bowers, Eileen Coughlin, Richard Van...