Saturday, June 20, 2009

This Week from Indian Country Today

A voice from the Akwesasne border standoff: ‘Start listening to Mohawk people’
CORNWALL, Ontario – For nine days the border crossing that spans the St. Lawrence River between Cornwall and Massena, N.Y. has been inoperable. On the north side, Canadian authorities have blockaded the Seaway Bridge, while their U.S. equivalents do the same on the south shore of the river. On the island in the middle stands a community in protest.
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Headlines

Raquel Welch lauds Native American culture
2009 Health Equity Conference in Las Vegas July 28 – 29
Search for donor with unique ancestry is urgent
Judge rejects state’s request to delay slot machine case
Tribe director wins environmental award
Protection in a fragile Environment
Port Gamble S’Klallam awarded $400K for environmental cleanup
Tulalip Tribes receive economic planning grant
American Indian children faring poorly in foster care
130 years after trial
CRYP sends panel to Standing Rock Youth Wellness Conference
New buses for Navajo Nation arrive, fares for passengers lowered
Some scientists affirm early Native presence
Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs sheds members
House approves Virginia tribes’ federal recognition bill
Indigenous artists respond to Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in new exhibit
‘Lester Harragarra Photography’
New American Indian casino resorts thrive in spite of slowed economy
Teehee announced as senior policy advisor for Native American Affairs
Donoma Energy promises green off-the-grid ‘economic sovereignty’
Wilton Rancheria regains recognition as federally recognized Indian tribe
Connecticut officials wage press release battle over Keno
Native images
Court rules against New Mexico in tribal sex offender case
Artifacts on the reservation

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Newcomb: A deadly clash of worldviews in Peru

For 56 days, thousands of Amazonian Indian people have protested presidential decrees in Peru that open their ancestral lands to oil exploration and other forms of exploitation. Numerous deaths have resulted from violent clashes between Peruvian government forces and Amazonian Indians – reportedly, 35 indigenous people and police have been killed and many dozens are wounded, imprisoned, or have disappeared. Read more »

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