Saturday, July 31, 2010

This Week from Indian Country Today

Obama signs ‘historic’ Tribal Law and Order Act
WASHINGTON – In 1994, Lisa Marie Iyotte, an enrolled member of the White Clay People, was raped and violently beaten in her home on the Rosebud Sioux Tribe reservation. Her two young daughters witnessed the assault and hid in the bedroom. Read more »


Not a chance
Improved government diabetes help urged
Nourishing Native foods win national cooking competition
Diabetes-prevention grants have unexpected ‘side effects’
Taking control of the medium – and the message
New mental health initiative focused on Native youth
Chickasaw Nation Summer Food Program feeds hungry children
‘Smoke’ signals Red Lake youth
Health project helps victims of domestic, sexual violence in Indian country
Canoe Journey builds bridges between cultures
Symbolic whale rescue effort
New Indian country job developments
Gun Lake seals financing with Goldman Sachs
Four Native leaders running for office in Washington
Conn. land dug up for items from tribe-settler war
Vote on Native Hawaiian government may come soon
States, tribe testing for chronic wasting disease
2 plead guilty to theft from tribal loan program
Past and present military warriors honored
Fighting for the children
Are wild bison coming back to Montana?
Muscogee (Creek) tobacco arguments fail
Brenda Dardar-Robichaux: Finding her voice
Lawsuit alleges racist remarks
‘Custer’ responds to Veterans Administration powwow controversy


Great Lakes


Newcomb: Colonialism and the human rights of indigenous peoples

During and shortly after World War II (1939-1945), a number of anthropologists were writing about the topic of indigenous peoples and what was then being referred to as the “colonial administration” of various empires. Looking back at those writings today enables us to shed some additional light on the historical context of what are now commonly referred to as “indigenous peoples” and the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples that was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 13, 2007. Read more »

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