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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and Crime in Indian Country
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, culture, rights, native rights, poverty, breaking the cycle of poverty and cirme, society, government, freedoms, safety, news )

- 1475 days ago -
Poverty is a root cause of crime, and without solving the poverty issue it may not be possible to solve the violent crime issues plaguing Indian reservations.
NATIVE RIGHTS: Oneida Nation Dispossessed of Right to Reclaim Land or Compensation
Society & Culture  (tags: rights, NATIVE RIGHTS, INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, Native rights, politics, news, law, culture, ethics, media, humans, society, usa, government, freedoms )

- 2628 days ago -
A panel of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a 2-1 decision Aug. 10 that the Oneida Indian Nation has no "possessory right" to reclaim the 250,000 acres that were illegally taken by the state of New York in the 18th and 19th centuries and sold for
NATIVE AMERICAN RIGHTS: Say 'No' to Mascot Racism
Society & Culture  (tags: native rights, society, politics, world, usa, rightsm culture, americans, rights, news, government, freedoms, usa )

- 2453 days ago -
A success story: Nearly 256 years after the colonial government of British King George II placed a rich bounty on Indian scalps, Maine's Regional School Unit 12 (RSU 12) has voted to ban the use of the Redskins name and mascot from all eight schools it g
Native Education Situation Dire, Says Report; Sequestration Not Helping
Society & Culture  (tags: education, politics, native rights, native education, sequestration, government, ethics, news, politics, obama, freedoms, society, government )

- 1487 days ago -
The report, issued in August, notes that despite recent progress in improving achievement among most students of color, achievement results for Native students have remained nearly flat, and as achievement has stagnated, the gaps separating Native stude
Tribal Council Resists Homophobia
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, gayrights, native rights, tribal councils, society, politics, news, humans, ethics, children, rights, usa, education, freedoms, family, government, law )

- 2267 days ago -
Heather Purser, a member of the Suquamish tribe, whose reservation sits in Washington State, came out to her family at the age of 16, but has never felt completely accepted by her people.
ABC News on Tohono O'Odham Nation's Harrowing Mexican-Border War
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, society, native rights, immigrants, Mexico Border War, world, usa, rights, culture, violence, government )

- 1572 days ago -
The tribe's reservation borders Mexico but has one of the least-policed barriers on the entire imaginary line that separates Mexico from its northern neighbor.
Native American Rights Fund: Stop the Forced Removal of Baby Veronica
Society & Culture  (tags: native rights, children, society, politics, Baby Veronica )

- 1548 days ago -
As rage over the decision began to take shape on Thursday, Native leaders, community members and legal experts were unanimous in their solidarity toward what they feel is a rubber stamp of approval from the court by taking Veronica from her home
ECUADOR: Native People Stand Up to Be Counted in Census
Society & Culture  (tags: rights, politics, society, world, native rights, Ecuador, freedoms, ethics, news, law, humans )

- 2524 days ago -
While native people's organisations, like the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE), claim that 40 percent of the country's population is indigenous, in the previous census in 2001, only 6.8 percent of people identified themselves
Wind Farms + Aboriginal Rights
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, rights, society, native rights, government, freedoms )

- 2956 days ago -
First Nations in Canada are exercising aboriginal and treaty rights more and more. A number of communities have launched territorial lawsuits to claim jurisdiction over traditional lands and the government's duty to consult communities about any developme
GOOD NEWS! Maine Dam Removal Launches Penobscot River Restoration
Society & Culture  (tags: environment, society, politics, native rights, news, ethics, culture )

- 1950 days ago -
The restoration of the endangered Atlantic salmon to their historic home waters will not only create economic and recreational opportunities for the communities along the river and beyond, it will also play a crucial role in restoring the cultural tradit
SUMMER MOVIES: A Familiar Wild West, But The Guy In The Mask? Who's He?
Society & Culture  (tags: movies, interesting, native rights, arts, society, politics, media )

- 1570 days ago -
There's never been anything very lone about the Lone Ranger. He's always been accompanied by Tonto, his Native American sidekick; Silver his snow-white steed; and the William Tell Overture.
Econ Development Popular Platform on Navajo
Society & Culture  (tags: society, politics, education, culture, native rights, economic opportunities )

- 2707 days ago -
Tribal Council Delegate Rex Lee Jim of Rock Point and Donald Benally, vice president of the tribe's Shiprock Chapter, argue that pushing Navajos to get an education and become entrepreneurs on the reservation would go a long way toward fixing the troubled
Chevron, Ecuador and a Clash of Cultures
Society & Culture  (tags: environment, native rights, politics, law, society, culture, crime, ethics, world, media, news, humans )

- 2970 days ago -
Intertwined with the lawsuit are the indignities suffered by Ecuador's native peoples.

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