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Alcatraz was 'our civil rights movement'

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 20, 2019 - 9:27pm

On the island speakers shared stories discussed the continuing relevance of what took place fifty years ago

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Wisconsin is the latest state to protect pipelines from protests

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 20, 2019 - 7:19pm

Wisconsin governor signs bill making it a felony to trespass on pipeline projects

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Alcatraz 50: Dennis Banks participated in occupation

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 20, 2019 - 6:42pm

Indian Country Today is republishing reports from The Associated Press as part of the occupation’s 50th anniversary

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'I wish ... Indigenous people could all be here'

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 20, 2019 - 6:11pm

Alcatraz 50: Adding the perspective of time

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Alcatraz 50: Natives reject being 'museum pieces' in proposed park

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 20, 2019 - 5:30pm

Indian Country Today is republishing reports from The Associated Press as part of the occupation’s 50th anniversary

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We Are the Wetlands

THE INDIAN LEADER - November 20, 2019 - 4:51pm

The following series of posters were completed by students in the Environmental Issues of the Wakarusa Wetlands class taught by Professors Jay T. Johnson, Joseph P. Brewer, Cody Marshal and guest instructor Dave Loewenstein.

Inspired by the decades long struggle to protect he Wakarusa Wetlands from the now built K-10 trafficway, students from both Haskell and KU worked in pairs to imagine how to re-engage the Lawrence community with the continued challenges facing this ecosystem and the cultural life which it embodies. The posters are on display at the Spencer Museum of Art and available as free downloads at – http://ipsr.ku.edu/cfirst/projects/wearethewetlands.shtml

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Alcatraz 50: ‘They lied to us’ says John Trudell

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 20, 2019 - 4:24pm

Indian Country Today is republishing reports from The Associated Press as part of the occupation’s 50th anniversary

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'It will leak, it will burn ... and stink – it’s gas'

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 20, 2019 - 3:59pm

Puyallup Tribe says project is dangerous to the Puget Sound’s waterways and surrounding neighborhoods

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Rep. Haaland Seeks to Restore Olympic Records for Native Olympian Jim Thorpe  

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - November 20, 2019 - 3:45pm

Jim Thorpe

Published November 20, 2019

WASHINGTON   Today Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) introduced a resolution recognizing the achievements of James “Jim” Thorpe and requesting that the International Olympic Committee his 1912 Olympic records. The resolution is supported by 20 original cosponsors in the U.S. House, and comes as part of Haaland’s work to recognize the contributions of Native Americans to the United States during Native American Heritage Month.

Rep. Deb Haaland

“Any person who has represented our country honorably and brought victory home for the United States in Olympics is an American hero and should be recognized as one, but inherent biases took away that honor from Jim Thorpe. This resolution not only recognizes Jim Thorpe for the hero that he is, it also ensures that the records reflect his incredible achievements,” said Congresswoman Deb Haaland.

Jim Thorpe’s granddaughter, Anita Thorpe said, “This would be a dream come true and would ensure Jim Thorpe’s legacy continues for future generations to come.”

Jim Thorpe Wathahuck-Brightpath, of the Thunder Clan of the Sac and Fox Tribe, mixed with Potawatomi, competed in the 1912 Olympic Games for the United States of America, even though Native Americans still were not recognized as citizens. He competed in both the pentathlon and decathlon, winning gold medals in both. The International Olympic Committee stripped his medals due to his having previously received meager professional pay as a baseball player and erased his records from the record books. While his medals were eventually restored and returned to his family, his records were incorrectly entered as a co-gold medal winner, instead of his true status as a sole gold medal winner.

Rep. Deb Haaland standing next to statue of Jim Thorpe

His achievements for Indian Country have not been forgotten. Earlier this year, Haaland traveled to the U.S. Army War College for Jim Thorpe Sports Days in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the site of a former Indian boarding school. Jim Thorpe Sports Days, sponsored by the Army War College, celebrates the athleticism, teamwork and excellence of Jim Thorpe, who was also sent to attend Carlisle Indian Industrial School as a child. 

Full text of the resolution is available here.

U.S. House co-sponsors include: Reps. Tom Cole (Okla.-4), TJ Cox (Calif.-21), Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii-2), Denny Heck (Wash.-10), Kevin Hern (Okla.-01), Kendra Horn (Okla.-5), Mike Kelly (Penn. -16), Raúl M Grijalva (Ariz.-3), Rick Larsen (Wash.-02), Barbara Lee (Calif.-13), Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas-18), Andy Levin (Mich.-09), Frank Lucas (Okla.-3), Markwayne Mullin (Okla-2), Grace Napolitano (Calif.-32), Tom O’Halleran (Ariz.-01), Scott Perry (Penn.-10), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.-13), Norma Torres (Calif.-35), and Don Young (Alaska-at large).

Groups that have been involved in ensuring the legacy of Jim Thorpe lives on praised the introduction of Haaland’s resolution:

Mike James, Jim Thorpe Museum & Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame

“Mr. Thorpe trained, competed, and earned his Olympic records and medals. With his Olympic medals having been restored to the Thorpe family, it only makes sense that all of his Olympic records should, also, be recognized, restored and recorded.”

Sac & Fox Nation

“…The Sac and Fox Nation does hereby fully endorses and supports the House of Representatives Resolution that Jim Thorpe’s Olympic records by the International Olympic Committee should be re-stored and reinstated for his unprecedented accomplishments during the 1912 Olympic Games.”

James Parker Shield, CEO, National Native American Hall of Fame

“That accomplishment has inspired many Native Americans for decades, and he stands as an iconic and legendary figure for all Native Americans in the U.S…. On behalf of myself and the Board of Directors of the National Native American Hall of Fame, [we] strongly support the Congressional Resolution seeking to have Jim Thorpe’s Olympic records restored by the International Olympic Committee.”

Sandra Cianiulli, President, Carlisle Indian School Project

“His many jaw dropping accomplishments were a result of pure talent, angst and grit, giving the best of himself every time… Jim Thorpe was not just an Olympic legend, he is an INDIAN Olympic legend, who deserves a happy ending for his excellence in sports, integrity, and dedication to a safe and just future for all athletes.”

Dr. Roger Goudy, President, Amateur Athletics Union

“The AAU applauds all those who worked so diligently in getting Jim Thorpe’s medals reinstated in the past,” said Dr. Roger J. Goudy, President/CEO of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). “Since 1888, the AAU has championed athletes like Thorpe, a tremendous multi-sport athlete. Along with the return of his medals, we feel must come the acknowledgement and recognition of Thorpe as the sole winner of the 1912 Olympic pentathlon and decathlon. In 1973, the AAU restored the amateur status of Thorpe which it had previously revoked. Recently, the AAU honored Thorpe, posthumously, with the AAU Gussie Crawford Lifetime Achievement Award – created to honor outstanding athletes whose efforts, both on and off their playing surface, paved the way for great change in amateur sports. Jim Thorpe was one such trailblazing athlete and we are honored to support this resolution.”

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Alcatraz 50: California urged Congress to turn over Alcatraz to Indians

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 20, 2019 - 3:30pm

Indian Country Today is republishing reports from The Associated Press as part of the occupation’s 50th anniversary

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Facts? Most people think facts are missing from policy debates

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 20, 2019 - 3:04pm

Only two in ten say journalists' work adds to the national discourse

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Newsletters. Buttons. Posters. How Alcatraz influenced presidential campaigns

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 20, 2019 - 2:53pm

The Latest: Native American occupiers gather at Alcatraz

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The disappearing health taxes

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 20, 2019 - 2:38pm

Many of those “pay-fors' in the Affordable Care Act 'have been eliminated, delayed or are in jeopardy'

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Alcatraz 50: When occupants declared 'Indian Day'

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 20, 2019 - 2:30pm

Indian Country Today is republishing reports from The Associated Press as part of the occupation’s 50th anniversary

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Alcatraz 50: 'Keep off. Indian property.'

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 20, 2019 - 1:30pm

Indian Country Today is republishing reports from The Associated Press as part of the occupation’s 50th anniversary

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Nice 5 Piece Medium Red Broadcloth Ribbonwork Native American Indian Dance Set – eBay find of the week

POWWOWS.COM - November 20, 2019 - 1:12pm

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Alcatraz 50: Native Americans want to take over the island

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 20, 2019 - 12:27pm

Indian Country Today is republishing reports from The Associated Press as part of the occupation’s 50th anniversary

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

NATIONAL NATIVE NEWS (nativetimes.net) - November 20, 2019 - 12:14pm

Kake’s waterfront on northwest Kupreanof Island in Alaska. (Photo-KFSK file photo)

Native environmental group glad to see coal plant on Navajo land close Name change for bay in Southeast Alaska approved at tribal requests Ho-Chunk elder and veteran reminisces about Alcatraz occupation https://www.nativenews.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/nnn112019-3.mp3

The post Wednesday, November 20, 2019 appeared first on National Native News, by Antonia Gonzales.

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Who’s your rival?

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - November 20, 2019 - 12:01pm

#KickinWithKolby — Thoughts from a Native sports fan #Sportzball

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Native veterans head to Capitol Hill after event at White House

INDIANZ.COM - November 20, 2019 - 11:48am
American Indians and Alaska Natives serve in the U.S. military at the highest rates of any racial or ethnic group but their needs often go ignored or are overshadowed by other developments.
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