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This Day in History: 1897 Chickasaw and Choctaw Abandon Communal Lands
Society & Culture  (tags: Dawes Act and Commission, tribal ownership and government, Choctaw and Chickasaw, Cherokees, Seminoles, Creeks, mainstream society, Grover Cleveland )

- 5 days ago -
The Chickasaw and Choctaw, two of the Five Civilized Tribes, become the first to agree to abolish tribal government and communal ownership of land. From 1887 to 1934, Indian landholdings declined from 138 million to 47 million acres.
First Nations Receives Newman's Own Foundation Grant
Society & Culture  (tags: First Nations, Newman's Own Foundation Grant, indigenous property, “Seeds of Native Health” campaign, NASFI )

- 12 days ago -
First Nations has been working to restore Native American control and culturally-compatible stewardship of the assets they own âEUR" be they land, human potential, cultural heritage or natural resources âEUR" and to establish new assets for ensuring the long-
Carlos Santana, Don't Play in Israel! ACTION
Society & Culture  (tags: Santana and Israel, concert, Tel Aviv, Jewish Voice For Peace, JVP, Palestinian rights )

- 13 days ago -
I believe Santana wouldnâEUR(TM)t have performed in Sun City in apartheid South Africa. So he shouldnâEUR(TM)t perform in Tel Aviv in apartheid Israel either.

Society & Culture  (tags: First Nations, President & CEO Michael Roberts, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems )

- 14 days ago -
With economic inequality growing and health, education and civic disparities at alarming levels, the center is committed to promoting equitable outcomes for marginalized populations while strengthening communities, the nation and the world.
DNA Sat Nav Uncovers Ancient Ashkenaz and Predicts Where Yiddish Originated
Society & Culture  (tags: Ashkenazic Jews, Iranian, Yiddish, Language, Silk Road )

- 14 days ago -
The research, led by Dr Eran Elhaik from the University of Sheffield, suggests the Yiddish language was invented by Iranian and Ashkenazic Jews as they traded on the Silk Road.
PETITION - Stop California From Jumpstarting Executions
Society & Culture  (tags: executions, death penalties, alternative methods, ethics, prevention, Criminal Justice System )

- 14 days ago -
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is trying to revise its lethal injection regulations so they can jumpstart executions after over a decade without them - and with the largest death row in the country, they could fast...
End Fracking On Public Lands - 3 Petitions On This Link
Society & Culture  (tags: petitions, fracking, GOP Senators, privatized immigrant prisons, distress )

- 20 days ago -
Ban fracking is on top but please scroll down and you'll see two more petitions. One to end abuse in the privatized immigrant only prisons the other to tell the GOP Senators to do their jobs.
Meet Tara Houska   video
Society & Culture  (tags: Tara Houska, Bernie Sanders, Native American Advisor, Presidential Candidate 2016, environmental health )

- 25 days ago -
Native Americans often feel like invisible members of society. Tara Houska, Bernie Sanders new Native American advisor bringing visibility to both the environment and indigenous people.âEUR<
New York Transit Workers Union Endorses Bernie Sanders
Society & Culture  (tags: Bernie Sanders, transit workers, TWU Local 100 President John Samuelsen, Brooklyn, New York )

- 20 days ago -
In Bernie Sanders, we see a kindred spirit. Bernie Sanders has been fighting against the powers that be in this country on behalf of American workers his entire life.
Israeli War Lies Fall As Corporate Media Falls
Society & Culture  (tags: film, The Occupation of the American Mind, US, propaganda, Israel, occupation )

- 20 days ago -
A new film The Occupation of the American Mind traces rise of Israeli war propaganda in USA. This propaganda which has skillfully swayed U.S. public opinion in support of Israeli wars and occupations is not so much a matter of skill as matter of control
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