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Nooksack Tribe Hoping For Renewal

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Nooksack Tribe Hoping For Renewal

At long last, Nooksack tribal members are casting their ballots in a special election for four Tribal Council seats. The predominant feeling within Nooksack is hope that the Tribe can be renewed through the election. “I’m excited about new people running for Council. This is our chance at change!” said Nooksack Tribal member Mimi Jimmy, who is not associated with the current administration or Nooksack 306. “Soon, we can finally move forward and start the healing and working together. Let’s raise each other up!” After a November 4th...

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Excessive Force Claim: 13 officers dispatched to arrest one 15 year old Mexican Girl*

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Excessive Force Claim: 13 officers dispatched to arrest one 15 year old Mexican Girl*

On July 25 a 15 year old Fargo girl says she was the victim of excessive force perpetrated by the Fargo, ND police department while she was  charging a cell phone in a family member’s car in front of her older sister’s residence. The 15 year old says that she was approached by two Fargo Police officers who accused her of smoking marijuana and claimed they could smell cannabis. She says she told the officers that she was not smoking marijuana but retrieving her sister’s phone and charger from the car when the officers dragged her from the car...

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Adidas Takes Stand to Eliminate Indian Mascots…Where is Nike N7?

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Adidas Takes Stand to Eliminate Indian Mascots…Where is Nike N7?

News hit the interwebs Nov.5 about the Athletic Shoe-Apparel company Adidas announcing that it would assist any High School that wanted to change from the derogatory practice of having an “Indian”, “savage”, “brave”, “Redskin” or other similar moniker as its school mascot with approximately 2000 high schools in America still teaching young minds that its ok to caricature, fetishize, objectify & ultimately dehumanize Native People. Adidas has agreed to help design new logos in order to make...

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A Response to Ivan Star Comes Out by Denny Gayton

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A Response to Ivan Star Comes Out by Denny Gayton

A response to Ivan Star Comes Out by Denny Gayton Immersion is the only hope for our language. We must make use of it before even that opportunity slips through our fingers. That is where our language stands; it is not firmly gripped in our arms and we do not have a strong grasp on it. Our language is slipping through our fingers. And each of us contributes. Immersion hardly has a place on any reservation, it has even less of an infrastructure, and it has an embarrassingly small employable applicant pool to draw from. This is aside from the...

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Denver Votes to Recognize Indigenous Peoples Day (Glenn Morris Statement)

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Denver Votes to Recognize Indigenous Peoples Day  (Glenn Morris Statement)

With the recent vote by the City of Denver to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day (instead of Columbus Day), LRI caught up with Glenn Morris of Colorado AIM for some background into this historic event. Colorado AIM began, and has led, the movement to challenge the racism of Columbus Day in Colorado and across the US. in Spring, 1988, to outline a campaign that built every year until 1992, the 500th anniversary of the invasion by Columbus. In 1991, Colorado AIM blocked the Columbus Day Parade in Denver, and four were put on trial (Russell Means,...

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Maze Runner Admits Robbing Indian Graves -by Denny Gaytn

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Maze Runner Admits Robbing Indian Graves -by Denny Gaytn

Foreigners Disrespecting the Dead Cast and crew of the Maze Runner sequel are grave robbers. An actor in the film, Dylan O’Brien, publicly confessed his co-workers‘ crime on Live with Michael and Kelly. Fascination with Native North Americans is at all-time high. History in American school books fail to inform children whose land the Americans live upon. Without acknowledgment of past domestic American atrocities, with statutes erected in American cities to commemorate the Hitlers who terrorized Native North Americans, these young...

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What Constitution did Sitting Bull Live By? -Chase Iron Eyes

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What Constitution did Sitting Bull Live By? -Chase Iron Eyes

What Constitution did Sitting Bull live by? By Chase Iron Eyes The Constitution Reform effort on the Standing Rock Nation was launched during Little Eagle Wacipi, July 25, 2015. Before the launch, I drafted four separate proposed constitutional amendments pursuant to the power that lies in the people according to the Constitution of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (SRST). Those amendments would accomplish 1. An assignment of land & transfer of rights to the 8 governing districts of the Tribal Nation, 2. A delegation of economic development...

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Native Leaders Seek to Abolish Columbus Day in Oklahoma City

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Native Leaders Seek to Abolish Columbus Day in Oklahoma City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY RESOLUTION OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, September 14, 2015 Socially conscious community members are dedicating their efforts to a movement that could redefine the 2nd Monday in October.  This group of Native American community leaders, publishing on social media under the title Indigenous Peoples’ Day OKC, are requesting that the Oklahoma City Council designate this date as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Oklahoma is home to 38 federally recognized tribes. According to federal census reports,...

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Former US Attorney Brendan Johnson Retained by Embattled Tribal Chairman

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Former US Attorney Brendan Johnson Retained by Embattled Tribal Chairman

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate (SWO) Tribal Council facing backlash after “unlawful” suspending of Chairman; Former US Attorney for South Dakota (Brendan Johnson) is now Retained by Chairman Renville. Tribal Chairman Bruce Renville, who recently won a huge majority in his bid for Chairman, took a tough stance on drugs by mandating that all Tribal employees take a drug screening. This action, which opponents describe as possibly violating the Indian Civil Rights Act, is seen by Renville supporters as a backward, ill-advised, knee-jerk...

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CHIPPEWA EXERCISE TREATY RIGHTS AT HOLE IN THE DAY LAKE FOUR MEMBERS CITED BY DEPT NATURAL RESOURCES AND WILD RICE SEIZED

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CHIPPEWA EXERCISE TREATY RIGHTS AT HOLE IN THE DAY LAKE FOUR MEMBERS CITED BY DEPT NATURAL RESOURCES AND WILD RICE SEIZED

Gull Lake, MN — What began as an exercise of treaty rights to harvest wild rice resulted in a two-day gathering and four DNR [Department of Natural Resources] seizure citations for various Chippewa band members. On the morning of the first day DNR issued the 1855 Treaty Authority a one-day permit to harvest wild rice without a state license. Steve “Punky” Clark, Vice Chair of the 1855 TA said “we don’t need permission from DNR to exercise our treaty rights to gather food, the Creator gave us the gift of manoomin long...

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Off-Reservation Companies Disgrace Native Man’s Burial

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Off-Reservation Companies Disgrace Native Man’s Burial

Fort Yates, ND (Standing Rock Indian Reservation) The Family of Arnold Walker (Deceased) entrusted the funeral service arrangements to DaWise-Perry Funeral Home in Mandan, ND. DaWise-Perry is a funeral contractor doing business on the Standing Rock Reservation. Nacole Walker (daughter of deceased) stated that upon their initial visit to DaWise-Perry the intake person and secretary had treated the family with respect. Later, the owner of DaWise-Perry came into a meeting with the family and asked them about the services relating to the funeral....

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Swinomish Tribe Files Suit to Stop Bakken Crude Trains

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Swinomish Tribe Files Suit to Stop Bakken Crude Trains

Fidalgo Island, WA – The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community filed a lawsuit in federal court today against BNSF Railway (BNSF) for violating the terms of an easement agreement allowing trains to cross its Reservation in Skagit County. Train tracks running across the northern edge of the Reservation were laid in the late 1800’s, without consent from the Swinomish or federal government. The tracks currently serve two Anacortes refineries. In 1991, the Tribe and BNSF signed an agreement settling a lawsuit filed by the Tribe in 1976 for nearly a...

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Expansion of Indian Court Jurisdiction by Al Baker

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Expansion of Indian Court Jurisdiction by Al Baker

A recent expansion of Indian Court jurisdiction is evidence that the judicial process may be moving closer to recognition of true Tribal Sovereignty. During the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on March 7, 2013 President Obama stated, “tribal governments have an inherent right to protect their people, and all women deserve the right to live free from fear.” https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/03/11/making-native-communities-safer. After conducting a pilot program the Justice Department has now authorized Tribal...

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Man Assaults Native Kids, Charged with Disorderly Conduct in Rapid City

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Man Assaults Native Kids, Charged with Disorderly Conduct in Rapid City

Rapid City, SD Rapid City Attorney has announced he has charged Trace O’Connell (Phillip, SD) with Disorderly Conduct. Mr. O’Connell is the fine gentleman who, while drunk, taunted and racially assaulted several Native American children at a Pro-Hockey Game at the Rapid City Civic Center by spraying beer on them and shouting “Go Back to the Rez” and possibly other racially motivated attacks against any number of the reported 57 American Horse students who were there as a reward for good behavior and academic...

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Violence Against Native Children Lauded by Rapid City Media, By Danielle Miller

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Violence Against Native Children Lauded by Rapid City Media, By Danielle Miller

When Native children are being assaulted, the immediate reaction should not be to seek justifications for the attack. This is exactly what the Rapid City Journal did, by finding any argument they can to victim blame the assaulted students. This pattern has already emerged through other Rapid City publications.  KotaTv news recently released a story mitigating the actions of racist perpetrators by referring to the assault as “bad behavior”. KotaTV also published another article as a tactic to garner sympathy for those institutions complicit in...

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Native Children Racially Assaulted During Hockey Game. by Karin Eagle

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Native Children Racially Assaulted During Hockey Game. by Karin Eagle

RAPID CITY—An assault on a group of Lakota children from the Pine Ridge Reservation has gone virtually unnoticed by the local media in Rapid City; Native media sources have stepped in to correct the blanket of silence following this incident that occurred in the already racially tense community. Students, staff and chaperons from the American Horse School in Allen traveled to Rapid City on Saturday January 24 to attend a Rapid City Rush game. The Rush is the local ECHL hockey team, housed at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. The trip was an...

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Article on ND US Attorney Tim Purdon by Al Baker

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Article on ND US Attorney Tim Purdon by Al Baker

Since 2013 North Dakota’s United States Attorney, Timothy Purdon has been chair of the Native American Issues Subcommittee (NAIS) of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys (AGAC). I know Tim. He has appeared before me when I was a Hearing Officer for the North Dakota Department of Transportation. He is a very good attorney. He is a very effective advocate. I did not know that he held such an important position until I saw several news releases about the United States Attorney General’s new policy that would allow the...

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Rapid City Cop Cleared in 5-shot Killing of Native American

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Rapid City Cop Cleared in 5-shot Killing of Native American

Allen Locke did not deserve to die. Today, Jan. 16, 2015, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) released the results of its investigation into the murder of Allen Locke. The killing happened Dec. 20, 2015 after police were called to Lakota Homes (a majority Native housing development) to remove an intoxicated Allen Locke. LRI interviewed one eye witness whose version of events is not consistent with what is being reported by mainstream South Dakota media and what is in the DCI report. The DCI reports that Allen Locke...

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Crow Nation Accused of Stockholm Syndrome for Proclaiming “Jesus is Lord”

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Crow Nation Accused of Stockholm Syndrome for Proclaiming “Jesus is Lord”

I was truly embarrassed for myself, my kids, and my forefathers when I read that the Crow Nation Tribal Government had paid for and erected a 33ft billboard near their nation which proclaimed “Jesus is Lord on the Crow Nation.” I admire their strength in faith and expressing the fact that Native people are not limited by the United States in that Native Nations are nominally free from colonial dominance because they can proclaim or establish any religion as their official or favored religion, unlike the U.S. I expressed this...

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New chair of Senate Indian Affairs committee backs KXL, By Brandon Ecoffey

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New chair of Senate Indian Affairs committee backs KXL, By Brandon Ecoffey

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Thursday of last week, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) was elected chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.  On Friday, he turned around and took a crap on the majority of his Native American constituents. Barrasso was elected by his colleagues in the senate last Thursday to take the chairman position of the ever important Senate Indian Affairs Committee formerly occupied by Sen. John Tester (D-Mt).  The committee is responsible for reviewing and developing legislation impacting Indian Country and has had...

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Family of Native American Police Shooting Victim Releases Statement

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Family of Native American Police Shooting Victim Releases Statement

Family of Allen Locke Releases Statement For Immediate Release: December 21, 2014 Contact: Christie Locke, Darrell Locke (Siblings) Rapid City, South Dakota (USA) – Dec. 21, 2014 In light of the recent tragic events that have transpired at Lakota Homes and that have claimed the life of our son, brother, father, partner, grandson, uncle and loved one, we feel it imperative to issue a public statement asking the Rapid City and Native community at-large to bear with us as we grieve our loss and make arrangements for our loved one. We genuinely...

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@InstaPressClothing & LRI Reconcile over “50% off Massacre” flyer

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@InstaPressClothing & LRI Reconcile over “50% off Massacre” flyer

The 50% off massacre flyer released on Black Friday that showed Native Americans engaged in the killing of what appeared to be other Natives caused an immediate uproar on social-media. Natives have come to play the role of internet police spotting, reporting, condemning and most times changing peoples practice of appropriating and misrepresenting Native peoples. This is a manifestation of the critical mass that, in our opinion, was already online when Natives started invading the digi-sphere; this is an extremely powerful presence. The...

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BEAUTIFUL KALINAGO WOMAN WARRIOR OF THE 21st CENTURY READY FOR THE HISTORIC INTER-TRIBAL GAMES by Damon Corrie

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BEAUTIFUL KALINAGO WOMAN WARRIOR OF THE 21st CENTURY READY FOR THE HISTORIC INTER-TRIBAL GAMES  by Damon Corrie

On 13th November 2014 – I had the immense pleasure of meeting a real life 18 year-old petite and beautiful modern day Kalinago woman warrior, her name is Arkeyshar Valmond, she is a Corporal in the Dominica Cadet Corps; and she is a bona-fide CHAMPION in all respects! In September 2013, when she was just 17 years old, the Dominica Cadet Corps did a hike from one side of the 750 square kilometres /290 sq mile island to the other (Capital City Roseau on the West – to the town of Castle Bruce on the East) over the mountains. It was...

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RIP Jayla Rodriguez (8 yr old Girl from Pine Ridge Rez)

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RIP Jayla Rodriguez (8 yr old Girl from Pine Ridge Rez)

There has been a media frenzy involving  the violent dog-attack on Jayla Rodriguez and we, at LRI, don’t didn’t feel that an appropriate way to honor Jayla’s Story. Yes, it was horribly and unimaginably unfortunate for her family to go through this but we asked the family if they wanted to share anything publicly about their little girl travelling to the spirit world and this is their response. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. This is Jayla’s Story. Jayla Marie Rodriquez, an Oglala Lakota, was 8 years old and...

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Nike, N7, Kevin Durant & R*dskins? WTF.

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Nike, N7, Kevin Durant & R*dskins? WTF.

Nike, N7, Kevin Durant, and R*dskins expect Natives to be silent, obedient and generally happy with just being included in the mainstream athletic-pop-culture-sphere it seems. No one from any of the aforementioned is saying anything about Nike throwing a R*dskins themed party, a Nike Zoom III R*dskins colored, personalized for Kevin Durant, shoe reportedly called “the R*dskin”, Kevin Durant being an N7 affiliate loved by Natives and having his own N7 shoes in production. Durant is the smoothest thing basketball has seen in a...

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Tribes Seek $2 Million to Purchase Final Piece of Pe’ Sla Lands

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Tribes Seek $2 Million to Purchase Final Piece of Pe’ Sla Lands

LITTLE CANADA, Minnesota—The Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires or Great Sioux Nation) is seeking to preserve the final pieces of Pe’ Sla this November. After purchasing 1,900 acres from the Reynolds family in 2012, the tribes were caught by surprise when the same landowners put the remaining 438 of their ranch up for sale this past August. Like in 2012, the tribes are determined to save Pe’ Sla, an integral part of their sacred homelands. The Tribes revere Pe’ Sla as sacred land as it relates to the Lakota star knowledge and serves as a...

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What Really Happened at United Nations World Conference? by Glenn Morris

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What Really Happened at United Nations World Conference? by Glenn Morris

“Selecting the sauce with which we will be eaten:” Indigenous peoples and the UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples By Glenn Morris While watching the fraudulently-labeled United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (HLPM/WCIP) (see FN1 at bottom) on UN WebTV on September 22-23, I was reminded of the famous quote from Thomas Pynchon: “If they get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about the answers.” The UN meeting was full of state members who had convinced a fair number of indigenous...

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Native vote plays key role in Senate matchup by Brandon Ecoffey

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Native vote plays key role in Senate matchup by Brandon Ecoffey

*This article was first published in the Native Sun News RAPID CITY –– Early on the South Dakota senate race was projected to be an easy win for Republicans. Now however with the influx of millions of dollars and the presence of a surging Democratic candidate and a crafty elder Independent statesman – South Dakota is up for grabs and its Native American population may play a huge part in deciding who represents the Mt. Rushmore State and tribes in the Senate. Recent polling numbers have indicated that frontrunner and former Republican...

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#NotYourMascot Minnesota to Rally Against the Washington “R*dskins”

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#NotYourMascot Minnesota to Rally Against the Washington “R*dskins”

Press Release Media Contact: Jason Elias (763)458-7289 For Immediate Release October 15, 2014 #NotYourMascot March/Rally to TCF Stadium: Minnesota Native Community and supporters join national campaign against Washington team Minneapolis, MN. #NotYourMascot has announced a march and rally to protest against the Washington “Redskins” at their scheduled game with the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Stadium on November 2. #NotYourMascot is a coalition of grassroots organizations including Idle No More – Twin Cities, AIM – Twin Cities, AIM Patrol of...

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AMERINDIAN PRESIDENT EVO MORALES AYMA – WINS ELECTIONS IN BOLIVIA FOR THE THIRD TIME IN A ROW by Damon Corrie

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AMERINDIAN PRESIDENT EVO MORALES AYMA – WINS ELECTIONS IN BOLIVIA FOR THE THIRD TIME IN A ROW by Damon Corrie

CONGRATULATIONS TO AMERINDIAN PRESIDENT EVO MORALES AYMA – WHO WON FREE AND FAIR DEMOCRATIC ELECTIONS IN BOLIVIA FOR THE THIRD TIME IN A ROW! I salute the ONLY LEGITIMATE President of the Western Hemisphere in MY opinion (for he is the only indigenous person of the Americas to rule a politically independent and sovereign geographical territory of INDIGENOUS lands ONCE AGAIN….everywhere else is still ruled by Colonists, Neo-colonist and the non-indigenous beneficiaries of the Old World invasion and on-going attempted conquest of...

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For Immediate Release: Bellingham City Council to Vote on Changing Columbus Day to Coast Salish Day

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For Immediate Release: Bellingham City Council to Vote on Changing Columbus Day to Coast Salish Day

The Bellingham City Council in Bellingham, WA will vote on a resolution Monday October 13th to change Columbus Day to Coast Salish Day. The resolution was drafted by Roxanne Murphy (Nooksack) and member of the Bellingham City Council. “Why do we celebrate an individual [Columbus] when so many bad things happened because of what he did?” -Roxanne Murphy Coast Salish Day Proposal The second Monday in October has historically served as Columbus Day in the United States. However, several states don’t honor this holiday, including...

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In Pursuit of Innocence by Sunny Red Bear

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In Pursuit of Innocence by Sunny Red Bear

In Pursuit of Innocence By: Sunny Red Bear I’ve chased my innocence. I have searched for it like a fifty-year old woman searches for a husband. Like a man searches for success. Like a fireman searches for a child in a burning home. Like an adopted child searches for their identity. Desperately. I lost my innocence at an age before I even understood the word. I was Kindergarten age, where we mixed blue and red paint and magically made purple. The age where most children are struggling to learn to ride a bike instead of learning to keep quiet...

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Largest Climate Change March in History! #Memes #Selfies #Leonardo

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Largest Climate Change March in History! #Memes #Selfies #Leonardo

Since contact, white people have been stealing. Stealing land, and water. Stealing our clean air. Stealing our lives, and our children. Stealing our culture, and our language from us. Now they are stealing our struggle and issues as well! Thus making it all about them, go figure. Climate change and justice is inherently linked to the willful ignoring and eradication of Indigenous rights and title, it is inherently linked to our genocide and the rape of our lands and waters! The Earth killing capitalist death machine and every modern...

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Indigenous Rights are not Given from the Tongues of Oppressors (World Conf. on Indigenous Peoples)

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Indigenous Rights are not Given from the Tongues of Oppressors (World Conf. on Indigenous Peoples)

Indigenous Rights are not Given from the Tongues of Oppressors: The Disempowerment Manifested within the so-called World Conference of Indigenous Peoples Andrea Landry First and foremost, being involved with the processes leading up to the United Nations High-Level Plenary to be known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (HLPM WCIP), I fully understand and respect the work that it took in order to state what is needed for advancements of Indigenous Peoples globally. Meetings with little to no sleep, long days of travel, Indigenous...

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Shriners Play Indian in ND Parade; Should Stick to Clowning

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Shriners Play Indian in ND Parade; Should Stick to Clowning

Autumn Fest: Bismarck, North Dakota (ND); Sept. 20, 2014. As part of an annual parade we are told is organized by a man named Scott Johnson in the capitol city of the State of North Dakota, a float full of White guys all in Red Face, donning fake headdresses -in the present day- actually made it all the way through with out being booed, pelted with eggs or confronted to have their mock head-dresses removed. Seriously. This is 2014 and in this part of the USA, Native Americans and forward thinking, socially conscious people are subjected...

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Indigenous Spokesman Intercepted at Ukraine Airport Enroute to UN World Conference

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Indigenous Spokesman Intercepted at Ukraine Airport Enroute to UN World Conference

NADIR BEKIR’S TAXI INTERCEPTED BY 4 MASKED MEN AS HE ATTEMPTS TO ATTEND UN WCIP Dr. Nadir Bekir, my dear brother and one, if not the most vocal International Indigenous Rights Advocate for the Crimean Tatar Peoples, was riding in a taxi towards the airport at Kiev, Ukraine, as he began his journey towards New York City to attend the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations, when the car was intercepted by a minibus. Four masked men jumped out, opened the car door and pulled Nadir to the ground. He offered no...

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OST President Investigating Accusations of Abuse at Reservation School

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OST President Investigating Accusations of Abuse at Reservation School

OST President Investigating Accusations of Abuse at Reservation Elementary School Oglala Sioux Tribe President Bryan Brewer will meet with local school officials this week to discuss accusations of inappropriate touching of a student by a school staffer. The incident allegedly took place earlier this month at Wolf Creek School, a Shannon County District public school located a few miles east of the town of Pine Ridge, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota. The accused school staffer—a teacher’s aide and non-tribal...

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MHA Nation Election Pivotal for #Fracking

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MHA Nation Election Pivotal for #Fracking

Tex G. Hall Marcus Levings Randy Phlean Ken Hall Damon Williams Mark N. Fox Those are the final candidates for the office of Chairman of the Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation. Indian Country is watching this year’s Tribal elections because the MHA Nation sits in the middle of the Bakken formation and their leaders have adopted the slogan “Sovereignty by the Barrel” -a reference to the #Fracking of shale oil bringing record profits to a few of the Tribal Nation, buffering the coffers of the Tribal Council, Spilling poisonous...

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Native rap star Frank Waln to perform for ESPN show on R-word*

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Native rap star Frank Waln to perform for ESPN show on R-word*

CHICAGO – If you haven’t heard the uproar over the Washington R******s and the push to #changethename, then you haven’t been paying attention to social media or you’ve been living under a rock. Recently, ex-Bears head coach Mike Ditka said, “R****** name change is so stupid, it’s appalling.” While on the flip side, NFL sportscasters Phil Simms and Tony Dungy have said they will only refer to the Washington team as Washington and not the R-word. ESPN came to the American Indian Center of Chicago, to...

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Ted Nugent Protest Planned at Sturgis (WEDNESDAY, Aug 6, 2014, 6pm MST)

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Ted Nugent Protest Planned at Sturgis (WEDNESDAY, Aug 6, 2014, 6pm MST)

Rally and Protest Aug.6 at 6pm MST outside Full Throttle during largest Biker Rally in the World Ted Nugent is a confirmed bigot who refuses or does not have the capacity to evolve. Either way we pray for him, and if he met Natives of a certain persuasion, in a dark alley, after his Aug.6 performance at Full Throttle (Sturgis Biker Rally), they’d handle him and then pray for him. The next best thing, or more righteous thing, we can do to civilly condemn the outdated attitudes that Nugent espouses is hold a public rally to protest and...

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Big Oil Throws Gauntlet; Wants to Frack Sioux Lands

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Big Oil Throws Gauntlet; Wants to Frack Sioux Lands

Big Oil throws gauntlet; wants to Frack Sioux Nation Oil and Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) are coming to Sitting Bull’s homelands it would seem as the “Wicks Brothers” (claiming Sioux ancestry according to local talk) have published their claim and intent to do exploratory drilling in Sioux and Corson counties (all of Standing Rock Rez) in hopes they (Big Oil) can one day Frack it. The notice was published by the TetonTimes Wednesday, July 30, 2014; it is included below  (Along with the Standing Rock Nation’s policy statement on Fracking)...

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Indian Water Rights Concerns Draws Strategists – by LRI

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Indian Water Rights Concerns Draws Strategists – by LRI

Indian Water Rights Conference Draws Strategists Long, long ago there was only darkness (han), han was not nothing but was and is a “darkness”, during this time Inyan was the foremost spiritual entity and he became aware of himself and was lonely so he decided to create another, this was and is Maka (Earth) and to do this he had to Create of himself. Thus, he began to spin with such explosive force that the whole of Creation was begun but that Creation was only possible because he was willing to sacrifice of himself, to give up his place as...

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President Obama to visit Standing Rock Nation

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President Obama to visit Standing Rock Nation

President Obama to visit Standing Rock NationAs a result of a welcomed announcemet from the President of the United States, leaders of the Standing Rock Reservation are set to host POTUS at an upcoming Native American Celebration of Song and Dance at the annual Cannonball Flag Day Powwow on June 13, 2014. LastRealIndians was on hand in Washington, D.C. at the White House Tribal Nations Conference (November 2013) at which President Obama announced that he would visit an Indian Reservation. At that time, Standing Rock Chairman Dave Archambault...

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“To the Class of Two Thousand Whatever” by Renee Holt

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“To the Class of Two Thousand Whatever” by Renee Holt

Dedicating this song ‘Commencement Day’ from the Blue Scholars of Seattle to “the Class of two thousand whatever” throughout Indian country and all “the teachers who are underpaid” and love their students more than enough and keep on teaching. As families prepare for graduation ceremonies at local schools and universities that Indigenous students attend, their home communities are also preparing summer internships and youth employment activities as well. Extended relatives bead, sew traditional and contemporary Indigenous clothing, and feasts...

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An Open Letter to Senator Franken by Joseph Iratxeta

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An Open Letter to Senator Franken by Joseph Iratxeta

An Open Letter to Senator Franken (Also Published on fmppp.org) by Joseph Iratxeta Hello Senator Franken, Let me start by saying, I am not one of your constituents, but I am on your email list. This email list has been very active in my Inbox lately and has prompted this note. It has been interesting that in none of the emails voicing your concern for a great deal of issues have you ever raised the specific issue below. I am not sure if this note will even reach Al Franken but am trying to garner his attention as he is a statesman for the...

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Melaina Sheldon: Indigenous Women & First Nations Theatre by Charlotte Roe

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Melaina Sheldon: Indigenous Women & First Nations Theatre by Charlotte Roe

In recent years the major buzz has been in sports with the misappropriation of indigenous people as team mascots. While the representation of native people is important the aspect of how native people represent themselves is equally so. Internationally, the struggle of breaking the barrier in the entertainment and arts industry is a large focus for the future of indigenous people. Canadian First Nations member, Melaina Sheldon speaks of how she feels First Nations theatre has impacted her and its effects in society. Sheldon, of the Teslin...

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180 Mile Run to Commemorate Survivors of Wounded Knee

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180 Mile Run to Commemorate Survivors of Wounded Knee

“Tuweni Tsa Obsni” They never Died. The Wounded Knee Survivors Run from Wounded Knee to Takini South Dakota starts on Dec. 29, 2014. Descendants of survivors of The Wounded Knee Massacre, men, women, children, elders and others will gather in Wounded Knee on the 29th, after the ceremonies that mark the end of the Big Foot ride are completed. This year a staff from the Bigfoot horse-ride will be carried from Wounded Knee toward Takini along with our runners’ staff. Runners will trek 180 miles in the cold winter air, as a reminder that...

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#Elsipogtog: Machine Guns Against Eagle Feathers (Interview with Ex-Chief of Elsipogtog)

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#Elsipogtog: Machine Guns Against Eagle Feathers (Interview with Ex-Chief of Elsipogtog)

“We’ve Got Machine Guns against Eagle Feathers” Lastrealindians was able to get an inside interview with the Susan Levi Peters -former Chief of the Elsipogtog 1st Nation which became the focus of an intense standoff between a Canadian RCMP paramilitary force of 200 armed-riot-ready police and peaceful protesters who were awakened by gunpoint. The Mi’kMak of Elsipogtog were engaged with their allies in a multi-week road blockade to protest the potential fracking of their land and poisoning of their water. The Canadian Provincial government...

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Oglala Lakota College Wins Four National Championship Trophies in Archery by Joe Flood

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Oglala Lakota College Wins Four National Championship Trophies in Archery by Joe Flood

In their first season as members of the US Collegiate Archery Association, Oglala Lakota College took home four national championship trophies from the 3D Target National Championships hosted by the University of Missouri at Columbia. Competing in the basic bow category with traditional bows, OLC won the women’s team round, the men’s team round, and took runner-up in the mixed gender team competitions. Individually, OLC’s Ray Hernandez won the men’s basic bow national championship and Michelle LeBeau won the women’s...

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Kwel hoy’: We Draw the Line Lummi Nation and the Fight Against Coal Exports by Matt Remle

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Kwel hoy’: We Draw the Line Lummi Nation and the Fight Against Coal Exports by Matt Remle

From the Northwest to the Powder River basin tribal communities, environmentalist, and concerned public officials have expressed deep concern over the proposed coal exports terminals for Oregon and Washington State. The region has been active with numerous protests, demonstrations, and people speaking out at public forums against the effort to bring tons of coal via rail through the Northwest to be shipped to primarily Asian countries. For details on the proposed coal export terminals go to...

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