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TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Canadian PM Harper: Rights for First Nations Now!
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, rights, politics, native rights, world, news, interesting, law, activists )

- 1371 days ago -
Help support the Idle No More Movement and native rights in Canada and elsewhere.
RIP: Indian Country Reacts to Russell Means Passing
Society & Culture  (tags: Russell Means, AIM, native rights, Indian rigts, celebrity, obituary, news, society, politics, government, law, media, death, culture, americans )

- 1460 days ago -
Means, who died Monday from throat cancer at age 72, helped lead the 1973 uprising at Wounded Knee -- a bloody confrontation that raised America's awareness about the struggles of Indians and gave rise to a wider protest movement that lasted for the rest
TAKE ACTION NOW! Help the Lakota Sioux Save Their Sacred Black Hills Land!
Society & Culture  (tags: Pe Sla, native rights, sacred land, activism, politics, politics, society, ethics, americans, government, freedoms, news )

- 1519 days ago -
The auction was cancelled at the last minute, and it's clear public pressure played a roleThe Lakota Sioux tribes continue to ask as many people across the US and around the world to stand in solidarity, and demand the US government collaborate on a long-
Society & Culture  (tags: native rights, activism, society, politics, activists, rights )

- 1522 days ago -
Right now, The Oceti Sakowin is battling against the clock to save Pe' Sla, one of our most sacred sites. Pe' Sla, located in the center of the Black Hills. Besides playing an essential role in our creation story and star knowledge, ceremonies essential
Sioux Tribes Worry Sale of Sacred Site in South Dakota's Black Hills Could Lead to Development
Society & Culture  (tags: society, politics, rights, native rights, sale of sacred Native lands, news, ethics )

- 1524 days ago -
The area is the only sacred site currently on private land outside Sioux control. The tribes believe the Sioux people were created from the Black Hills, and part of their spiritual tradition says Pe' Sla is where the Morning Star fell to earth, killing se
GOOD NEWS! Maine Dam Removal Launches Penobscot River Restoration
Society & Culture  (tags: environment, society, politics, native rights, news, ethics, culture )

- 1588 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
Colin Firth Appeals to Save Brazil's Threatened Awa Tribe
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, celebrity, rights, native rights, world, politics, ethics, freedoms, government, news )

- 1643 days ago -
Britain's Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth on Wednesday launched a major drive by Survival International to save "Earth's most threatened tribe," the Awa of the Brazilian Amazon.
GOOD NEWS! Historic Site on Mohawk River Back in Native Hands
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, politics, rights, society, law, native rights, indigenous peoples rights, culture, news, GoodNews, goodnews, government )

- 1834 days ago -
A location on the Mohawk River in New York considered a key site in the founding of the Iroquois Confederacy has been handed over to a Native foundation.
University of Montana Deals With Racism Against Native American Students
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, society, bias, native rights, indigenous peoples rights, usa, safety, news, culture, education, freedoms, law )

- 1854 days ago -
On Monday, September 19 when students arrived at the University of Montana's Payne Family Native American Center--a sticker declaring "Save the White Race! Earth's Most Endangered Species" was discovered.
NATIVE AMERICAN OP-ED: Pollution Denies Our Treaty Rights
Society & Culture  (tags: society, politics, culture, ethics, native Amreican rights, native rights, pollution, environment, environment, government, rights, news, politics )

- 1903 days ago -
We have asked the federal government time and again to take action against those who pollute our waterways and contaminate our shellfish. Our treaty shellfish harvest rights are threatened because the state and federal governments are failing to hold land
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 )

- 1904 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.
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 )

- 2090 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
Indians to HuffPo: What About Us?
Society & Culture  (tags: news, media, Huffington Post, native rights, press coverage, native Americans, native americans, usa, interesting, humans, freedoms )

- 2092 days ago -
On the news that the Huffington Post website is planning to launch a section for African American topics, Native Americans are asking the popular mainstream blog and news site to consider featuring a space that highlights the richness and diversity of Ame
Indian Country Conservancy to Restore Native Lands in Oregon
Society & Culture  (tags: environment, native rights, society, politics, society, news, GoodNews, goodnews, government, ethics, culture, usa, rights )

- 2112 days ago -
Nationally, two-thirds of the 148 million acres reserved by tribes through treaties as reservations was taken from Native peoples through federal allotment and termination policies - policies that ostensibly were implemented to assimilate Native peoples b
Groups Aim to Develop New Native American Leaders
Society & Culture  (tags: society, politics, humans, culture, child, native rights, native youth, indigenous rights, education, world, usa, interesting, children, freedoms, news )

- 2127 days ago -
Although young people in any society may struggle, developing a sense of identity and purpose can be especially tough for Indians trying to engage the future while retaining tradition.

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