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'Offensive': Brian Pallister under fire for saying Wab Kinew was 'handed more benefits than any premier'

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 23, 2019 - 6:24pm
Brian Pallister at PC shopping promise

Comments by Manitoba Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister about his NDP opponent’s childhood are being called offensive by one former Indigenous chief; a Toronto political scientist says they will backfire and only draw attention to the “privileged life” the Tory leader now has.

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Amazon wildfires part of 'genocide' facing Brazil's Indigenous peoples, advocate says

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 23, 2019 - 5:26pm
Brazil Amazon Fires

The Brazilian government's push to escalate agricultural and mining developments in the Amazon at the expense of Indigenous rights actively brought about the ongoing wildfire crisis, according to Indigenous advocates.

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Hawaii trying to become back-to-back champions at Little League World Series

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - August 23, 2019 - 5:00pm

Last region to win consecutive Little League World Series championships was Japan in 2012 and 2013


Indigenous knowledge from Alaska shaping children’s TV today

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - August 23, 2019 - 3:48pm

Molly of Denali can break trail for other educational programs that intentionally build in more authenticity and local Indigenous forms of knowledge says Dewey Kk’Oleyo Hoffman


'Dreams can come true': Olympian leads female hockey camp in Cape Breton

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 23, 2019 - 2:11pm
Jillian Saulnier hockey camp

One of Canada's top female hockey players is encouraging girls at a hockey camp in Cape Breton to follow their dreams.

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Santa Fe’s free Indian market is just that, free

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - August 23, 2019 - 1:45pm

Santa Fe Indian Market weekend draws thousands of art-loving tourists every year


Tribal Lender, TransUnion Violated FCRA: Fla. Suit

LAW360 (Native feed) - August 23, 2019 - 12:46pm
A Florida woman has filed a complaint removed Thursday to federal court claiming that the California-based Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel and its online lending company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by obtaining a consumer report from TransUnion under false pretenses to target her for high-interest loans.

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INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - August 23, 2019 - 11:45am

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Anishinabek First Nations, Crown closer to self-government agreement

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 23, 2019 - 11:44am
Grand Council Chief Glen Hare

The Anishinabek Nation says it is working with the Canadian government on an agreement that “lays the foundation” for Ontario First Nations to move toward self-government.

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Friday, August 23, 2019

NATIONAL NATIVE NEWS (nativetimes.net) - August 23, 2019 - 11:44am

A panel questions Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro in Sioux City, Iowa. (Photo-Antonia Gonzales)

Nebraska’s high court approves Keystone XL Julián Castro questioned on support of ICWA https://www.nativenews.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/nnn082319.mp3

The post Friday, August 23, 2019 appeared first on National Native News, by Antonia Gonzales.


Pete Buttigieg touts health care plans as benefit for Indian Country

INDIANZ.COM - August 23, 2019 - 11:41am
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg didn't attend a historic Native forum like several others but he's still reaching out to Native voters.

Kamala Harris is the presidential candidate who will uphold federal treaty and trust obligations

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - August 23, 2019 - 10:56am

Senator Harris has shown she will take the concerns of Indian country and prioritize them in her administration says Lorraine Basch


What Canada's newest national park will mean for young people in the North

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 23, 2019 - 10:46am
Valedee Lockhart

People across the Northwest Territories are celebrating Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve and say Canada's newest national park is especially important for young people.

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Tribe, Ex-Gov't Officials Argue Against Border Wall Funding

LAW360 (Native feed) - August 23, 2019 - 9:54am
A Native American tribe, former government officials, law professors and scores of religious groups threw their weight behind the states and advocates challenging the Trump administration’s efforts to use defense funds to build a southern border wall, filing amicus briefs Thursday at the Ninth Circuit.

Nebraska's top court upholds approval of Keystone XL pipeline path

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 23, 2019 - 9:45am
TransCanada Keystone Decision 20171120

Nebraska's highest court lifted one of the last major hurdles for the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday when it rejected another attempt to derail the project by opponents who wanted to force the developer, Calgary-based TC Energy, to reapply for state approval.

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Gun Lake Tribe Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Federal Re-Affirmation  

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - August 23, 2019 - 8:04am

Published August 23, 2019

Tribe Reflects on a History of Struggle and Perseverance 

BRADLEY, Mich.  – Today, the Gun Lake Tribe (Tribe), formally the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians,  celebrates 20 years of federal re-affirmation by the United States of America.  The Tribe has a unique history which is well documented under several treaties signed by the United States government, a historic reservation in present-day downtown Kalamazoo, and an affiliation with the Methodist Church that created an Indian community that has endured since 1838.

Bob Peters, chairman of Gun Lake Tribe

“Today we celebrate a remarkable history of perseverance, community, and culture,” said Bob Peters, Chairman of the Gun Lake Tribe.  “We also recognize the tremendous hardships our ancestors endured, which our present-day elders did as well, to keep the Bradley and Salem Indian communities, and families, intact.  We are a proud people with a bright future, but we honor our past on this day.”

In the early 19th century the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band inhabited the Kalamazoo River valley.  Chief Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish signed the 1821 Treaty of Chicago that created a three-mile square reservation for the Band at present-day downtown Kalamazoo.  The City of Kalamazoo recently installed new street signs that feature 1821 reservation boundary markers.

The Chief would also sign the 1827 Treaty of St. Joseph which required the Band to relinquish the newly created reservation to the federal government in exchange for a promised payment and a new home.  The Band received neither, and instead a difficult era of relocation ensued.

D.K. Sprague, Vietnam veteran and former longtime Gun Lake Chairman D.K. Sprague

The Band avoided forced removal west of the Mississippi River, known as the Trail of Tears, by moving north to several temporary locations.  The Band found protection under the Church through the creation of the Bradley Indian Mission settlement in 1838.  The Salem Indian Mission would be established nearby.

After years of petitioning for federal recognition the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, known as the Gun Lake Tribe, achieved formal re-affirmation on August 23, 1999.  The Tribe’s citizens would later vote to adopt a Tribal Constitution which established a democratically elected governing body of seven Tribal Council members.

Today the Tribe strives to provide services to its citizens such as health care, education and language and cultural preservation.  The Gun Lake Casino opened in 2011 and now provides government gaming revenue that allows the Tribe to fund these important programs to maintain its self-sufficiency.

Gun Lake Casino has been good for Michigan’s economy. Native News Online photograph by Levi Rickert

To read more about the Tribe’s history and watch a narrated video visit the Heritage page online at https://gunlaketribe-nsn.gov/about/our-heritage/.

To learn more about the 1821 Treaty reservation boundaries located throughout Kalamazoo visit the City’s news section, online athttps://www.kalamazoocity.org/news/428-first-match-e-be-nash-she-wish-pottawatomi-reservation-boundary-sign-to-be-unveiled-april-22.

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As Amazon rainforest burns, Indigenous women call on world for support

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - August 23, 2019 - 7:00am

Scientists say the fires in the Amazon are human-made, and many claim fires were ultimately spawned by Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s anti-Indigenous agenda


DC Circ. Upholds Obama-Era Ozone Limit For Public Health

LAW360 (Native feed) - August 23, 2019 - 6:45am
The D.C. Circuit on Friday upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2015 rule tightening ozone standards to protect public health, rejecting arguments from industry and states that it's too protective and from environmental groups that the rule doesn’t go far enough.

Neb. High Court Affirms Keystone XL Route Approval

LAW360 (Native feed) - August 23, 2019 - 5:47am
The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday affirmed a state agency's approval of a route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, an important win for pipeline developer TC Energy's plan to transport oil sands from Canada into the U.S.

'It can make you sweat': Iqaluit workshop teaches art of turning muskox fur into wool

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - August 23, 2019 - 5:00am
Helen Iguptak spinning musk ox NACA

Helen Iguptak is leading several workshops as part of the Nunavut Arts Festival this week.

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