Empty Words And Colonialism, Or Treaty Rights And Self Determination?

By Charmaine White Face, Red Abya Yala. -

On Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, United States President Joe Biden issued a first-ever Proclamation for Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The first two sentences state:  “Since time immemorial, American [...]

Nations Petition Supreme Court To Protect Indian Child Welfare Act

By Nancy Marie Spears, Indian Country Today. -

Cetan Sa Winyan, director of the American Indian Movement’s Indian Territory Oklahoma chapter, said all tribes -- not just the four already petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court -- should stand [...]

Council Of The Haida Nation, Feds, And Province Sign Historic Agreement

By K-J Millar, The Northern View. -

A historic new agreement, between the Council of the Haida Nation and both federal and provincial governments, has been signed as a framework agreement setting the stage to reconciliation [...]

Ottawa Implements Historic Fisheries Agreement With First Nations

By Rochelle Baker, National Observer. -

Years of negotiation to develop a collaborative fisheries governance model between Canada and eight First Nations along the West Coast came to fruition this week. Fisheries Minister Bernadette [...]

Oklahoma Natives Shut Down Governor Stitt’s Anti-Sovereignty Forum

On Tuesday, July 13th, Indigenous peoples from many nations shut down Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt’s anti-Indigenous “victim impact” forum, which had no tribal representation and was intended to [...]

Objection To Geoengineering Spurs Debate About Social Justice In Science

By Haley Dunleavey, Inside Climate News. -

It was February in northern Sweden and the sun was returning after a dark winter. In the coming months the tundra would reawaken with lichens and shrubs for reindeer to forage in the permafrost [...]

Pueblo Of Zuni Blasts Administration’s Position Against Apaches

By Pueblo of Zuni, Popular Resistance. -

The Pueblo of Zuni would be remiss in this context to remain silent on the recent legal position taken by the Biden-Harris Administration's Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding Chi'chil [...]

US Supreme Court Rejects Case On Native American Sovereignty

By Charmaine White Face, Popular Resistance. -

Rapid City, South Dakota - In a devastating blow to the Self-Determination of all Native American Indian Tribes in the United States, the Supreme Court denied the Petition in the case, Gilbert v. [...]

Seneca Nation Statement On Discovery Of Indigenous Children’s Remains

By Seneca Nation of Indians, Indian County Today. -

Seneca Nation President Matthew Pagels issued the following statement regarding the discovery of the remains of 215 children buried on the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in [...]

The Self Determination Of Native Americans Hinges On This Supreme Court Case

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

A case brought before the United States Supreme Court by three Native American women, who have been representing themselves, may decide the future of the 1975 Indian Self Determination Act. [...]

Canada: Supreme Court Upholds Sinixt Nation’s Right To Land Across Border

By Olivia Stefanovich, CBC.ca. -

Canada's highest court has upended the federal government's 65-year-old claim that an Indigenous nation from British Columbia's Interior no longer exists. In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court [...]

Haudenosaunee Chiefs Declare Development Moratorium

By Brett Forester, APT News. -

Traditional Six Nations chiefs have declared a formal moratorium on development within the Haldimand Tract, a broad swath of land spanning 10 kms from either side of the Grand River as it winds [...]

Saving The Salmon

By Matt Simmons, The Narwhal. -

Canada - B.C.’s free-entry mining system allows any individual or company to stake a claim — and subsequently explore for minerals on that claim — anywhere in the province that is not already set [...]

Indigenous Youth Rally To Demand Biden Stop Pipelines

By Jen Deerinwater, Truthout. -

On Thursday, the fifth anniversary of the founding of the Sacred Stone Camp on the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation to resist the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), frontline Indigenous youth [...]

Tribal Nations Fight Proposed Gold Mine Near Death Valley

By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times. -

Lone Pine, CA - Perched high in the craggy Inyo Mountains, between the dusty Owens Valley floor and Death Valley National Park, looms a rugged, nearly roadless chunk of desert terrain teeming [...]

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