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Sunday, 17 June

14:04

Happy Fathers Day Native News Online

Being a father requires a lifetime commitment of love, patience and guidance.

Published June 17, 2018

Happy Fathers Day from Native News Online

WASHINGTON 

Today Americans celebrate Fathers Day. It is a day set aside to honor fathers across America.

Being a good father brings a lot of responsibilities to demonstrate leadership, love and commitment within families.

Fathers Day: June 17, 2018

According to the Library of Congress, In June of every year, we honor fathers. The first Mothers Day was celebrated in 1914, but a holiday honoring fathers did not become official until 1966, when President Lyndon Johnson declared that the third Sunday in June would be Fathers Day. President Richard Nixon made this proclamation permanent in 1972. But this doesnt mean that the holiday was not celebrated before this time.

The idea for Fathers Day is attributed to Sonora Dodd, who was raised by her father after her mothers death during childbirth. While listening to a sermon at church on Mothers Day, she thought about all her father had done for her and her siblings and decided fathers should have a day, too. Because Dodds father was born in June, she encouraged churches in her area, Spokane, Wash., to honor fathers that month. The first Fathers Day was celebrated in Spokane in 1910.

Over the years, the idea spread, and people lobbied Congress to establish the holiday. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson, who had signed a proclamation establishing Mothers Day, approved the idea, but never signed a proclamation for...

14:02

Cherokee Nation Management & Consulting Supporting US Military Forces Native News Online

Published June 17, 2018

 

TULSA, Okla. Cherokee Nation Management & Consulting, a subsidiary of Cherokee Nation Businesses, secured two indefinite-delivery contracts with the U.S. Army.

We are pleased to continue growing our relationship with the Department of Defense and the U.S. Army, said Steven Bilby, president of CNBs diversified businesses. It is a great honor and privilege to serve the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who serve our country so bravely.

Through the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the tribally owned company will provide the U.S. Army with professional support to ensure sustainable and ready operational services and enhance the ability of the U.S. military forces to fight and meet the demands of the National Military Strategy.

CNMC will provide a skilled team of analysts and specialists to support the OASA IEE and its Energy and Sustainability Directorates in focus areas such as environment, safety and occupational health, strategic integration, installations, housing, and partnerships.

We are proud to have these opportunities, said Scott Edwards, operations general manager for CNMC. As a company, we are dedicated to providing first-class service, and were looking forward to deploying the expertise and skills of our team to support the vital mission of the U.S. military.

CNMC is fulfilling a $10 million, four-year contract with the Department of Defense and a $15 million, three-year contract supporting the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

Cherokee Nation Management & Consulting, formed in 2013, provides technical support services and project support personnel to its defense and civilian agency partners. The company provides a tailored management approach for complex government programs and disciplines, including information technology, science, engineering, construction, research and development, facilities management, program management, and mission support.

CNMC is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies. For more information, please visit...

14:02

Capturing Uniqueness Native News Online

Navajo Times | Pauly Deentclaw
DeAnna Autumn Leaf Suazo holds one of her paintings during the REZARTX art festival on June 8 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

Published June 17, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE  I love Japanese anime, DeAnna Autumn Leaf Suazo said.

The 25-year-old artists work is a mixture of ledger art, Japanese anime and traditional Pueblo attire.

Thats what Im trying to do, capture the uniqueness of each tribe within New Mexico, Suazo said. Theres so many of them and theres a lot of Pueblos and each Pueblo we have our own identification.

Its also important for Suazo that her work is inter-tribal. In her drawings, she depicts young women who are Navajo, Apache, and from the 19 Pueblos.

On why, she said, Well, Im Navajo and Taos Pueblo. Not only that but Ive been going from art show to art show from when I was a little kid. My parents they have a lot of friends from different tribes. They babysat me. Ive grown up with their kids.

Today, shes a student at the Institute of American Indian Arts getting her bachelors degree in studio art. Her focus is drawing but in the past she was also a painter.

Ive always been fascinated with the different tribes, she said. Were all so different but we all have the same belief in different practices. But we still come together. Were holding each other strong.

Suazo wants her pieces to be very detailed in the jewelry and traditional attire to capture the positive energy of Native American culture.

Editors Note: This article was first published in the Navajo Times. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

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14:00

Chumash Return Ancient Remains to the Channel Islands Native News Online

San Miguel Islands Cuyler Harbor (photo credit/Tim Hauf) (PRNewsfoto/Santa Ynez Band of Chumash)

Published June 17, 2018

VENTURA, Calif.  The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians (Chumash Tribe) has returned the ancient remains of a Native American man who died 10,000 years ago, known as Tuqan Man, to a burial site on San Miguel Island.

Tuqan Man was discovered inadvertently in 2005 by archeologists from the University of Oregon who were surveying an archeological site on the island. The ancient remains were found exposed and eroding into a gully within the site.

Following the discovery, the National Park Service (NPS) consulted with the Chumash Tribe and together they decided to excavate the unprotected burial of Tuqan Man to prevent it from eroding from the cliff and being lost to the sea.

A full scientific study was conducted due to the cultural and scientific significance of the prehistoric remains.

Federal law, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), required that the NPS determine if the remains of Tuqan Man were Native American, and if so, whether they could be transferred to a Native American tribe.

The Chumash Tribe supported the scientific process as necessary, and worked closely with the NPS to ensure the remains were treated respectfully throughout the process. The Chumash Tribe firmly believe that Tuqan Man is their ancestor.

Protecting the final resting places of our ancestors is of paramount importance to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, said Kenneth Kahn, Tribal Chairman for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. When our tribe learned of the discovery made by archeologists on San Miguel Island, we made it a priority to ensure that our ancestor was laid to rest with a proper burial. Thanks to years of cooperation with the National Park Service, we were granted that opportunity.

After careful analysis and consideration the NPS determined that Tuqan Man is Native American. Tuqan Man was found to have a significant cultural relationship to American Indian groups and to the maritime culture found on the northern Chan...

14:00

Three Alternatives to Meet Medical Expenses Not Covered in Your Insurance Native News Online

Published June 17, 2018

Most of us have a medical insurance policy because we cannot afford medical expenses on our own with the cost of treatments forever rising. However, it will do us good to note that medical insurance policies do not cover all expenses involved during hospitalisation or other care requiring medical attention.

In instances where your policy does not cover all your costs, it might leave you in want of cash, especially when medical emergencies arise. A few examples of exclusions from medical insurance are dental treatments, cosmetic treatment, infertility treatment, and medical coverage overseas, among others. Some insurers do not cover outpatient expenses and even the prescribed medicines. Exclusions may differ between policies.

The treatment for these types of medical procedures can be expensive around the world. All other miscellaneous charges in a hospital are not covered by many insurers. So, the question now is, how do we deal with uncovered medical expenses? Let us look at a few options:

1. Save for a rainy day

The first one is the most obvious one, but the most ignored one. With concepts like YOLO and living in the moment, we are not actually thinking about the future, least of all preparing for it. Ideally, you should have an emergency fund of at least 6 months, stacked away safely. If you have not started saving, it is never too late to begin. Look at your expenditure every month,and try to cut down on frivolous and unnecessary expenditure. Create another savings account without opting for a debit card so you dont start using your savings. Its time to be brutal with yourself if you are not saving.

2. Get a rider

Many insurers offer extra coverage when you sign up for their riders. Riders are add-ons to your regular coverage. In other words, medical bills not co...

13:42

Julia Reinstein // This Video Showing A Border Patrol SUV Hitting A Native American Man And Speeding Away Is Going Viral Aboriginal News Group Newswire

This Video Showing A Border Patrol SUV Hitting A Native American Man And Speeding Away Is Going Viral: In a statement to BuzzFeed News, a spokesperson for US Customs and Border Protection said it is "actively investigating this incident" and "fully cooperating with the Tohono Oodham Police Department as they investigate."

The agent's identity will not be released "at this time" since the incident "is still under investigation," he said.

"We stress honor and integrity in every aspect of our mission," the US Customs and Border Protection spokesperson said. "We do not tolerate misconduct on or off duty and will fully cooperate with all investigations of alleged unlawful conduct by our personnel."

03:02

Blistering U.N. Report: Trump Administrations Policies Designed to Worsen Poverty & Inequality | Democracy Now! Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Blistering U.N. Report: Trump Administrations Policies Designed to Worsen Poverty & Inequality | Democracy Now!: A group of top Democrats are demanding the Trump administration present a plan to Congress to address growing poverty in the United States, following an excoriating report by the United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty, Philip Alston. Alston slammed the Trump administrations policies for worsening the state of poverty in the United States. The report details how 40 million Americans live in poverty, and 18.5 million Americans live in extreme poverty. It also details how the United States has the highest rate of income inequality among Western countries and one of the lowest rates of intergenerational social mobility.

01:51

Motion for Order to Show Caused Filed in San Juan County, Utah Redistricting Case Native News Online

Published June 16, 2018

ST. MICHAELS, NAVAJO NATION   On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Maynes, Bradford, Shipps & Sheftel, LLP filed a motion for an order to show cause in the Navajo Nation vs San Juan County redistricting case. The attorneys for Plaintiffs, Tommy Rock, Wilford Jones, Harrison Hudgins, Lorena Atene, Elsie Billie and Herman Farley (Individual Plaintiffs) filed a motion for the temporary reopening of the Navajo Nation vs. San Juan County redistricting case, to request a hearing for an order to show cause, arguing that the County is violating the Judgment in the case by failing to properly assign up to 2000 Navajo voters to precincts under the courtordered redistricting plans.

Leonard Gorman, Executive Director for Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission states, while it is important to recognize that the U.S. federal district court ruled in favor of the Navajo Nation, we also need to recognize that it is the same players that refused to lawfully redistrict the school board and county commission election districts that are at the helm of executing the judges order. In other words, the fox is managing the hen house. In the summer of 2011, Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission submitted are districting map to update the San Juan County Utah commission election districts, which have not be updated since 1984.

The Order to show cause calls for San Juan County and Clerk/Auditor John David Nielsen to appear in court to explain why the County should not be held in contempt by failing comply with the December 21, 2017, the Judgement in the redistricting case.

For more information contact the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission at 928-871-7436.

The post Motion for Order to Show Caused Filed in San Juan County, Utah Redistricting Case appeared first on Native News Online.

01:40

Baby Daddy Fathers Day Card Featuring a Black Couple Slammed by Shoppers Native News Online

Diversity

Published June 16, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS   In a reaction to push back from complaints, Target has pulled a Baby Daddy greeting card that was marketed for Fathers Day.

The card was produced by American Greetings,  the worlds biggest producer of greeting cards, created the card with Baby Daddy theme and feature a silhouette of a Black man and woman.

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Saturday, 16 June

22:57

Kelloggs Honey Smacks Recalled Because of Salmonella Outbreak Native News Online

Published June 16, 2018

BATTLE CREEK, Mich.  On Friday night, June 15, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded their public warnings about the cereal. A day earlier Kellogg Co. initiated a recall of certain sized boxes of Honey Smacks with certain date codes.

Do not eat Kelloggs Honey Smacks cereal in any size package. Check your home for it and throw it away, or return it to the place of purchase for a refund, the CDC urged in the outbreak update. Retailers should not sell or serve recalled Kelloggs Honey Smacks cereal.

The FDAs outbreak update explained that the Kellogg recall did not cover all of the potentially contaminated cereal. The recall notice accounts for all of the product that is on the market within the cereals estimated one year shelf life.

However, Honey Smacks products with earlier dates could also potentially be contaminated, the FDA warned.

Outbreak statistics
The CDC reported Thursday that illness onset dates for the outbreak victims range from March 3 through May 28. Ill people range in age from less than 1 year old to 87. Out of 55 people with information available, 24 have been hospitalized. A 44 percent hospitalization rate is unusually high for Salmonella infection cases. No deaths have been reported.

The post Kelloggs Honey Smacks Recalled Because of Salmonella Outbreak appeared first on Native News Online.

15:13

NATIVE YOUTH STOP MCK MARIJUANA GROW-OP | Mohawk Nation News Aboriginal News Group Newswire

NATIVE YOUTH STOP MCK MARIJUANA GROW-OP | Mohawk Nation News: MNN. JUNE 10, 2018. Kahnawake Survival School students and community members stopped the survey for a 47,000 square foot multi-purpose building in the old grove forest adjacent to their school. Its on busy risky highway 138 for a reason. Once marijuana is legal in Canada, this plot of land is close to the border of the community and the main highway to New York City. A dream distribution center for drugs. The band council has probably already given out the licence. President Trump plans to block all drugs going into the US.

The students blocked the multi million dollar survey. At the same time, on June 4 Monday, kaientaa escorted off the technicians who were clearing the site. Tuesday, several dozen community members and students joined him. [Contact kaientaa, 514-608-9925, KC-1976@hotmail.com].

14:33

Urgent Call For Help From Water Is Life Camp By Cherri Foytlan, Leau Est La Vie Camp Aboriginal News Group Newswire

By Cherri Foytlan, Leau Est La Vie Camp
June 10, 2018
| Resist!
 
Urgent Call For Help From Water Is Life Camp | Indigenous Environmental Network - Quite frankly and equally unashamed WE NEED YOU. I am asking you to make plans to joins us at Leau Est La Vie Camp ASAP, within the next 6-8 weeks (most effectively in the next four). Weve been fighting this battle to stop the tail end of DAPL, known as Bayou Bridge. We have won on both a state and federal level, yet the construction continues The hundreds-of-years-old Cypress trees continue to fall, the water and wildlife cry out from the war zone, and the people in the path are squashed even further beneath the shoes of the oppressor. I realize that it is ceremony time. I realize that there are other important fights out there, and I wouldnt want anyone to do what they are unable or morally opposed to but if you ever thought about coming to fight beside me/us, that time is now and honestly like no other. Our window grows small by the hour. They will have completely clear-cut the Atchafalaya Basin within the next two weeks. They will have under-bore most, if not all, 700 endangered waterways within the next two months. Even now, and although the permit has been deemed illegal by the courts for the coastal zone ETP sloppily slams through St. James. A freed-slave founded community there has asked repeatedly for at least an evacuation route so that they could carry out the disabled and the children when (not if) one of the many chemical plants and refineries around them should explode I dont feel like that is too much to ask. Do you? But to be real, who stands with those deemed powerless by this society, if not you or I?

14:02

The North American Indian & Special Programs at the Muskegon Museum of Art Native News Online

Piegan Encampment

Published June 16, 2018

MUSKEGON, Mich.  The Muskegon Museum of Art is marking the 150th Anniversary of the birth of renowned photographer Edward Curtis by presenting 150 photogravures from The North American Indian, Curtiss monumental project comprised of 20 volumes of text and over 700 large portfolio prints that sought to document the Native American tribes of the Western United States.

The show will also feature the premiere of newly acquired copper plates used in the creation of the photogravures, a new gold-tone print of plate #1 The Vanishing Race, and several of the volumes. The 150th Anniversary of Edward Curtis: 150 Masterpieces from The North American Indian runs through September 9, 2018.

Created over a span of decades, Curtiss project was unique for its time, and was a passion that ultimately cost Curtis his health, livelihood, and family. But the enduring legacy of The North American Indian remains, a record of the humanity and strength of Native Americans, at a time when their way of life was under constant threat.

Chief Joseph Nez Perce
1909, Photogravure

The Muskegon Museum of Art featured the entire collection of The North American Indian over the summer of 2017 in a multi-gallery exhibition that attracted visitors from around the world. The exhibition was both a celebration of Curtiss achievement and an examin...

14:01

The Case Against Nestle Native News Online

Commodifying the Sacred

Guest Commentary

Published June 16, 2018

Michigan made headlines the world over on April 6, when Gov. Rick Snyder announced that the state would no longer distribute no-cost water bottles to the communities of Flint citing that water quality in the city has been below federal action level for lead for two years. International conglomerate Nestle stepped in and announced that they will donate water in the midst of the continued water crisis.

Meanwhile, Nestle makes billions of dollars in profit from the water it pumps from nearby Evart, MI, for just a shocking $200 a year.  This controversial juxtaposition launched a renewed call to #BoycottNestle, with members of the public condemning both Gov. Snyder and Nestlefor their irresponsible handling of Flints poisoned water.

In solidarity with communities like Flint, affected by Nestles predatory business practices, Lakota Peoples Law Project is asking for all protectors of Mother Earth to sign our Nestle Pledge and commit to boycott Nestle and all of its products.

In the wake of the Flint backlash, the company promised three full trucks per week 100,000 bottles of water to be donated through Labor Day and distributed by the citys three community help centers. It is unlikely, however, that this donation will help all that much; the residents of Flint, without access to clean tap water,...

14:00

First Navajo Nation Presidential Forum to be Hosted by Navajo Technical University Native News Online

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye is facing 17 opponents in his re-election bid. Native News Online photo by Levi Rickert

Published June 16, 2018

CROWNPOINT, N.M.  On Monday, June 18, 2018 at 5:45 p.m. MDT, eighteen candidates will convene in Crownpoint for the first Navajo Nation presidential forum of the 2018 political season. The forum will be open to the public at Navajo Technical Universitys Wellness Center and is sponsored by the Navajo Times and KTNN. NTU will be providing a live stream of the event on its website and KTNN will be providing a live remote broadcast.

NTU hosted a presidential forum during the 2014 election, and will assume the responsibility of launching this years series of forums. After Crownpoint, the tour will proceed to Ganado, Arizona on June 16, Tuba City, Arizona on July 23, Shiprock, New Mexico on Aug. 6, and Tsaile, Arizona on Aug. 20.  At each forum, a series of questions will be presented to candidates, which theyll have allotted time to articulate their stance on key issues.

Noisemakers are prohibited at the presidential forum and only clear bags will be permitted at the entrance. Signs, posters, banners, and outside food vendors will also not be permitted; however, a 10 x 10 space will be available for candidates. Protesters are limited to a designated area on campus near the NTU cafeteria. All rules will be strictly enforced.

Media personnel are encouraged to attend the event, but they must obtain a media badge upon arrival. Doors at the forum will open at approximately 4 PM and the event is expected to end around 9 PM. Campus tours will run prior to the event. For more information about the presidential forum, to schedule a tour, or to obtain a media badge, please contact NTU Communications Director Daniel Vandever at dvandever@navajotech.edu.

The live steam will be available at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/Xr5kmE7rz7z.

...

14:00

Nominations for the 2018 Native American 40 under 40 Awards are Now Being Accepted Native News Online

Published June 16, 2018

Nominations will be accepted until July 16, 2018

MESA, Ariz. The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center) is pleased to announce that nominations are open for its 2018 class of Native American 40 Under 40 award recipients. Nominated by members of their communities, this prestigious award is bestowed upon individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication, all while making significant changes in business and their community. The deadline to submit a nomination is July 16, 2018 and nominations can be submitted here.
40 under 40 nominees are shining examples of the young men and women from across Alaska Native and American Indian communities who have devoted their skills and resources to enhancing their communities, said Chris James, President and CEO of the National Center. Recognizing these individuals is another way in which we can continue to define success and the future of the Native American economy. I encourage anyone who knows a deserving honoree to submit a nomination for consideration.
2018 40 under 40 winners will be announced and honored this fall.

The post Nominations for the 2018 Native American 40 under 40 Awards are Now Being Accepted appeared first on Native News Online.

13:37

Tohono Oodham Nation Tribal Citizen Struck by Border Patrol on Reservation Native News Online

Published June 15, 2018

TOHONO OODHAM NATION  Tohono Oodham Naiton tribal officials are seeking answers after one of their tribal citizens, a 34-year-old man, was struck by a U.S. Border Patrol truck on Thursday, June 14, 2018. The driver of the vehicle hit Paulo Remes and drove away. Remes was treated at a medical facility and did not appear to have any life threatening injuries.

The incident was captured on the victims cellphone. The video has been spreading on social media:

They just ran me over, bro, Remes says on the video.

He told The Arizona Daily Star that he was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries from the incident, which took place on Tohono Oodham land about 60 miles southwest of Tucson. Remes appeared to be standing in a dirt road facing the vehicle when it made contact, knocking him to the ground.

Tohono OOdham Nation Chairman Manuel issued the following statement:

On the evening of Jun. 14, 2018, a vehicle incident occurred in Topawa, Ariz. involving a U.S. Border Patrol agent and a 34-year-old man who is a Tohono Oodham Nation tribal member. The victim was transported to a health care facility and was later released on his own recognizance after it was determined he did not appear to have life threatening injuries. The Tohono Oodham Nation Police Department, which has primary jurisdiction for all crimes committed on the Nation, is conducting the investigation in concert with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Attorneys Office.The Nation is aware of disturbing video footage of the incident that has been posted online. The safety and wellbeing of the general public is the Nations top priority, and the Nations leadership is monitoring this issue closely.As this is an active investigation matter, no further comments are available at this time.

The Border Patrols regional office in Tucson, Arizona issued this statement:

The United States Border Patrol, Tucson Sector is fully cooperating...

12:57

Cameroun: the Battle of Languages Serves Colonial Masters by J. B. Gerald Aboriginal News Group Newswire


Cameroun: the Battle of Languages Serves Colonial Masters
by J. B. Gerald
 
      There is increasing likelihood of a civil war in Cameroun.       Captured from German interests during WWII by the Free French the Camerouns were divided into British Cameroun to the North and French Cameroun to the South. At its Independence from France January 1, 1960, French Cameroun became the Republic of Cameroun or Cameroun as we know it. To the North, under plebiscite, the southern portion of British Cameroun voted to join the French speaking Republic of Cameroun, while the northern (Muslim) portion of British Cameroun voted to join English speaking Nigeria.

      Currently the President of Cameroun, Paul Biya, has countered a rebellion by elements of Cameroun's English speaking minority who object to discrimination and selective denial of services and are countering the state's security increasingly with armed force. Rebel forces are pushing to secede, to form a country called "Ambazonia".

      Rebel strength is primarily in the north-west along the border with English speaking Nigeria, with some strength along the coast which traditionally draws wealthier people. There is some representation in the Capital Yaounde to the southeast.

      Taking advantage of Cameroun's tendency toward tropical drift under Paul Biya, Anglophone groups of the West declared independence for "Ambazonia", October 1, 2017, as a small western region snuggled up to Nigeria and hosting an expensive TV network and electronic startups.

      One may remember that at Cameroun's Independence in 1960, the peoples were not chary of blood which unfortunately surprised European merchants in the bush, while neighbouring countries met independence more gently. With the the French and English demarcation lines decided by popular vot...

12:53

CANADA WANTS KIDS TO GROW UP | Mohawk Nation News Aboriginal News Group Newswire

CANADA WANTS KIDS TO GROW UP | Mohawk Nation News: Prime Minister Trudeau and the band councils want to set up native communities as drug capitals for three main reasons: To poison and pacify the natives through addiction; For outsiders and local drug barons to make money while giving handouts to band councillors and their cohorts; and to provoke Mohawks to fight for the land so they can be taken over by outside police agencies.

We must all talk about this openly so we can understand every detail and make up our own minds.

12:45

Separating Families? Its What the US has Always Done Native News Online

Commentary

Published June 15, 2018

There is a crisis going on at our borders. Children are being separated from their families. Mothers are being separated from their babies. Many Americans are beginning to take notice and cry out, but the problem is not getting resolved. Democrats are blaming Republicans who in turn are blaming Democrats. And Christians from both sides of the aisle are quoting their Bibles to either force change or justify the situation. But most disturbing, are the voices declaring, This is not who we are.  It is for those voices that I share five excerpts of American history.

Slave Trade

Austin Bearse, a white man from Massachusettsworked on a Massachusetts-based ship that transported enslaved people from Charleston to New OrleansThe ship sometimes transported as many as 80 people to plantations in New Orleans. Before setting out, Bearse said, We used to allow the relatives and friends of the slaves to come on board and stay all night with their friends before the vessel sailed. In the morning it used to be my business to pull off the hatches and warn them that it was time to separate, and the shrieks and cries at these times were enough to make anybodys heart ache.

In 1828, while mate of the brig Milton, of Boston, bound from Charleston, South Carolina, to New Orleans, Bearse wrote, the following incident occurred, which I shall never forget. The traders brought on board four quadroon men in handcuffs. An old negro woman more than eighty years of age, came screaming after them, My son! O, my son! She seemed almost frantic. Bearse recalled that when they left the port and were more than a mile out on the harbor, he could still hear this mothers piercing screams.
(Help Me to Find My People by Heather Andrea Williams, pg. 114-115)

Indian Removal

By the middle of December most of the weak and aged had died. There is hardly a Navajo family that cannot remember tales of an aged grandfather, a pregnant mother or a lame child that had to be left behind when the camp had to be quickly des...

12:16

PressProgress: Mexican embassy issues statement criticizing Conservative MP for stereotyping Mexicans as criminals Aboriginal News Group Newswire

PressProgress: During a bizzare parliamentary debate this week on Canadas Cannabis Act, Sarnia-Lambtons Conservative MP predicted that if marijuana is legalized, people coming in from Mexico will somehow take over Canadas drug trade

Let us talk about what organized crime is thinking about the governments legislation, Gladu told the House. They are jumping up and down.

Gladu, who once praised US President Donald Trump as a bright light in the world, went on to suggest changes to Canadas visa requirements will open the door to an invasion by Mexican drug cartels.

12:12

53% of scientists in #Cuba are #women Cuba Granma - Official voice of the PCC Aboriginal News Group Newswire



Author: Alina M. Lotti | informacion@granmai.cu

june 14, 2018 15:06:52
// 53% of scientists in Cuba are women Cuba Granma - Official voice of the PCC: The Cuban expert described this achievement as one of the sectors strengths, highlighting the importance of science, technology and innovation (CTI) toward overcoming the countrys challenges and promoting development.

In this sense, he explained that the CTI system includes some 15,993 PhD holders (355 with a combined degree); 25,000 university professors; 6,839 researchers; 30 specialist universities and thousands of technicians.

Among national priorities for the sector he mentioned food production for both animals and humans; the development of renewable energy; adaptation to climate change; and the computerization of Cuban society.

08:23

Justice for Our Stolen Children camp torn down by Provincial Capital Commission Warrior Publications

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The Justice For Our Stolen Children Camp in front of the Legislative Building was forced to take down tents after 108 days. D.C. Fraser / Regina Leader-Post

The Justice for Our Stolen Children camp in Wascana Park is being torn down by the Provincial Capital Commission.

03:47

From South Africa to Southern Massachusetts, Bazaar Features Art from Across the World Cultural Survival

From South Africa to Southern Massachusetts, Bazaar Features Art from Across the World

Jun 15, 2018
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03:15

Trump Administrations Policy of Separating Children is Reminiscent of Indian Boarding Schools Native News Online

Remembering the 227 American Indian students who died while attending Mt. Pleasant Indian Industrial boarding school last week in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Native News Online photo by Levi Rickert

Commentary

Published June 15, 2018

There is a lot of news these days about the Trump administration separating children from their parents at the U.S. border to Mexico. On Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions even invoked the Bible to bolster the federal governments justification of its zero-tolerance immigration policy that uses the tactic to separate children from their parents by placing them in holding units.

In a speech yesterday, the attorney general cited the Bible:  I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes.

Historically, Romans 13 has been used to justify man-made laws of Jim Crow in the South, apartheid in South Africa and even by Adolf Hitler after he had laws enacted so that he could commit his evil deeds in Nazi Germany.

Children are taken into custody of border patrol agents. PBS photo

Last evening, former Senator Barbara Boxer said on MSNBC that the zero-tolerance tactics that separate children from their parents are sinful and wondered about the lifelong...

02:19

Jaime Dunaway // The Fight Over Whos a Real Indian Aboriginal News Group Newswire

The Fight Over Whos a Real Indian: [amp.slate.com] Since the earliest recorded instances of tribal disenrollment in the late 19th century, researchers believe nearly 80 tribes across 20 states have engaged in the practice that has affected up to 10,000 people, said David Wilkins, who co-wrote the book Dismembered: Native Disenrollment and the Battle for Human Rights. Although disenrollment is a relatively modern phenomenon among the 567 federally recognized tribes, its causesgreed and government corruptionare familiar.

The success of the gambling industry brought newfound prosperity to tribes as they looked for ways to alleviate poverty and improve living conditions on reservations. According to the most recent data from the National Indian Gaming Commission, gaming revenue increased more than 4 percent in 2016 to $31 billion, spurring economic development and supplementing federal funds with per capita payments to tribal members. It was the seventh-consecutive year of growth in gross gaming revenues for the tribal market as a whole. Critics say that wealth is exactly what caused disenrollment to reach epidemic levels. The logic is simple: Reducing the number of tribal members means more money for those who remain.

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Shujaat Bukhari Murder: Suspect Who Picked Up Gun After Shujaat Bukhari Killing Arrested Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Shujaat Bukhari Murder: Suspect Who Picked Up Gun After Shujaat Bukhari Killing Arrested: [ndtv.com] Zubair Qayoom, wearing a white kurta and sporting a beard, can be seen in the photo checking on the bodies in the car, not long after Mr Bukhari was shot dead. As someone pulls out one of the bodies from the car, the suspect is seen picking up a pistol and leaving. The gun has been recovered from him.

"The pistol has since been recovered and he is being questioned about his presence at the scene of the crime. So far, he has not been able to give any convincing answers," SP Pani, Inspector General Kashmir, said.

The police have also formed a Special Investigation Team or SIT to probe the murder.

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STUDY: Left-wing Aussies are anxious about expressing political views online Aboriginal News Group Newswire

STUDY: Left-wing Aussies are anxious about expressing political views online: According to new research, almost half of Australians are worried about what their friends, family and colleagues will think of them if they express their political views on social media. This is an important contribution to understanding the changing nature of the Australian public sphere and the way citizens moderate their behaviour in different media settings.

The finding is contained in the latest Digital News Report: Australia 2018, released by the University of Canberra yesterday.

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