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

- 1829 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 )

- 2020 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 )

- 2039 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 )

- 2088 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 )

- 2090 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 )

- 2276 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 )

- 2278 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 )

- 2298 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 )

- 2312 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.
AUSTRALIA: Wild River Laws 'Holding Back' Indigenous Future
Society & Culture  (tags: society, politics, NATIVE RIGHTS, DEVELOPMENT, news, rights, humans, culture, world, law, government )

- 2341 days ago -
A young Indigenous leader has told a federal parliamentary inquiry that Queensland's Wild Rivers laws are denying his people a prosperous future.
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 )

- 2347 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
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 )

- 2451 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
Summit Yields Human Rights Violations Report
Society & Culture  (tags: rights, human rights, human rights violations, native rights, politics, society, culture, humans, news, government, freedoms, usa )

- 2485 days ago -
A group of southwestern tribes has filed a collective report for the United Nations Human Rights Council, documenting the human rights violations imposed on the indigenous peoples of the area by the United States government.
Seminole Tribe Accused of Violating Federal Laws
Society & Culture  (tags: society, politics, Seminoles, native rights, crime, law, news, interesting, culture, rights, usa, corruption )

- 2510 days ago -
The Seminole Tribe - whose former leadership admitted to controversial spending sprees nearly a decade ago - is being accused of violating federal Indian gaming laws for spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on jewelry, cars, travel and other personal
Long-Suffering Tribe Fears Oil May Strike Final Blow
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, society, politics, native rights, Gulf oil crisis, news, rights, usa, freedoms )

- 2515 days ago -
The native Houma people, who have long relied on fishing and trapping in the marshlands of Louisiana, have been through a lot as a tribe. Now, some fear the oil slick that threatens to invade the bayou could be the final blow to their culture and traditio

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