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Native American Legislative Update
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: farm workers, health, family, nutrition, prevention, American Indians, indigenous rights, food, business, ethics, government )

- 1355 days ago -
In spite of the treaties, in spite of solemn exchanges of land for promises of food, health, education and security, the federal government considers keeping these promises a matter of "discretionary" spending.
The Leonard Peltier Freedom Project ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Leonard Peltier, corruption, justice, indigenous rights )

- 1385 days ago -
Write YOUR letter! Official letter campaign to free Leonard Peltier Political Prisoner All it takes is a simple letter or postcard showing your support and asking President Barack Obama for his Freedom
Native American Boy Fights Texas School Over Hair Cut
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, Human rights, Indigenous rights, Native American, religious rights, child, ethics, school, Texas )

- 2859 days ago -
A Native American boy is fighting a Texas school district for the right to keep his long hair. A small rural school district in Fort Bend County Texas wants to force Adriel Arocha to cut his hair in compliance with the terms of the school district's dress
Alaska Natives Say Neglected By Palin
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Sarah Palin, Palin, Governor Sarah Palin, INDIGENOUS rights, Indigenous Peoples, alaska, Alaska Natives )

- 3113 days ago -
Published: Oct. 19, 2008 at 7:38 PM ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Members of Alaska's native community say Gov. Sarah Palin has neglected them. Critics point to Palin's appointment of last year Rhonda McBride's selection as the Republican gove
As U.S. Border Fence Rises, a Tribe Tightens Ties
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: indigenous rights, immigrant rights, border )

- 3324 days ago -
members of one Native American tribe whose scattered settlements stud the rocky highlands of southern California and northwest Mexico, saw the build-up coming years ago and have turned something they dreaded to their advantage.
They Killed Sister Dorothy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: indigenous rights, rainforests, Brazil, multinational corporations )

- 3339 days ago -
New documentary about the Amazon rain forest logging in Brazil premiers in Austin March 9th & 10th. Watch the trailer at this site.
Mursi Celebrate Withdrawal of Conservation Organisation From Their Land - News From Survival International
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: indigenous rights )

- 3377 days ago -
Survival had repeatedly raised concerns with African Parks about its failure to consult and involve the Mursi and other tribes in its management plans, and its ban on the tribes hunting and cultivating inside the Omo Park.
Penan Receive Death Threats
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: indigenous rights, logging )

- 3378 days ago -
A small community of Penan tribal people in Sarawak, Malaysia, report that an official from the company logging their forests has threatened them with death.
Indigenous Alliance in Solidarity With Apaches at Texas Border
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Indigenous Rights, Native Americans, border )

- 3386 days ago -
"The way and the only way, to stop the evil is for all Red People to unite in claiming a common and equal right in the land, as it was at first, and should be yet; for it was never divided, but belongs to all for the use of each."
A Texas Divided Will Be Broken In Two
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: indigenous rights, racism, border )

- 3392 days ago -
"South Texas" is really a term for Latin Texas...that area that runs from Houston to El Paso, with San Antonio being the Capitol City of Latin Texas, where the majority of the citizens are Hispanic. Article includes list of corporate marauders.
Lipan Apache Plea for Help, Homeland Security Deadline to Seize Lands January 7, 2008
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: indigenous rights, border, eminent domain )

- 3401 days ago -
Homeland Security issued a 30-day notice to south Texas land owners, which expires Monday, January 7, 2008, to seize private lands in Texas for the US/Mexico border wall. (The writer, under great stress, put "2007" but it should be 2008)
Action Alert: Yucca Mountain
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Yucca Mountain, nukes, indigenous rights, radioactivity, public safety )

- 3403 days ago -
The deadline for comments is January 10th if you haven't gotten yours in. I'll post more about it in a comment below.
Ten Years Later, It's Time to Recognize the U.S. Government's Responsibility for Acteal
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: indigenous rights, Zapatistas, usa )

- 3408 days ago -
....a group of mercenaries from Argentina were sent . . . in July of 1994 to help the Mexican Army perfect its counterinsurgency tactics. These same Argentines have worked for the CIA in the past in training US-backed death squads in Honduras
A Quechua Christmas Carol - Greg Palast
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: indigenous rights, neoliberalism, corporatocracy, globalization )

- 3413 days ago -
Indians in white hats with their dead kids and oil millionaires in black hats laughing at kiddy cancer and playing musical chairs with oil assets. But maybe it's just that simple. Maybe in this world there really is Good and Evil.

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