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Friday, 22 September


Newaygo to Host Native American Gathering This Weekend Native News Online

Drummers at last years event.

Published September 22, 2017

Native American Gathering, Public Invited to Share in Culture

NEWAYGO, MICHIGAN The second annual We Are Still Here Native Gathering will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24. It will take place in downtown Newaygo at Brooks Park beginning at 11 a.m. on both days. Admission is free, everyone is welcome and families are encouraged to enjoy the Gathering together.

The Native Circle of Newaygo County is once again partnering with the Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center to bring regional Native American crafts, food, music and stories to the community.

The Native Gathering is held to celebrate our youth, elders and the First Nations Peoples of Turtle Island, says Larry Gouine (Chippewa), chair of the Native Circle of Newaygo County.

The event will feature demonstrations such as basketry, beading and Indigenous plant medicines. Native speakers will also talk on a variety of topics including the 1836 Treaty, American Indian Boarding Schools, Native American Veterans in Viet Nam, and the Sacredness of Water.

This is a very family friendly event, and a unique opportunity for people in the Newaygo County area to learn about American Indians from Native people themselves, added Mr. Gouine.

The Native Gathering will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.  If you need more information you may contact Jane Fowler at 231-335-9499.



Milwaukee Bucks Request Waivers on Ho-Chunk Bronson Koenig Native News Online

Published September 21, 2017

MILWAUKEE The Milwaukee Bucks requested waivers on Bronson Koenig (Ho-Chunk Nation) on Thursday. He signed with the organization on July 6, 2017.

The former University of Wisconsin standout forward averaged 5.2 points and 1.0 rebounds per game in five appearances in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

During his final season as a Wisconsin Badger, Koenig averaged 14.2 points per game. He scored 39.3 percent from three-point range.





The post Milwaukee Bucks Request Waivers on Ho-Chunk Bronson Koenig appeared first on Native News Online.


Unique Study Compares Cancer Incidence & Survival between First Nations & Non-First Nations People in BC Native News Online

Mobile Mammography Service

Published September 22, 2017

COAST SALISH TERRITORY/VANCOUVER  The first study ever to compare the development and survival from cancer between First Nations people and non-First Nations people in British Columbia shows an overall lower incidence of the disease for First Nations people but also indicates lower survival rates for most cancers.

The study was conducted jointly by the BC Cancer Agency and First Nations Health Authority, and published in the journal Cancer Causes & Control. The 1993 to 2010 data set includes Status Indian peoples only and is not inclusive of all First Nations, Mtis or Inuit peoples in BC.

The study shows both First Nations men and women experience a higher incidence of colorectal cancer, with a 22 per cent higher age-standardized incidence rate for women and 39 per cent for men. There also appears to be a trend towards increasing incidence for both sexes. More research is needed to understand the specific reasons for this elevated and increasing rate of colorectal cancer among BC First Nations.

A 92 per cent higher incidence rate of cervical cancer was observed among First Nations women. This may indicate that access to geographically available and/or culturally safe cervical cancer screening services may be a continuing barrier for First Nation women.

Incidence rates of almost all other cancers were generally similar or lower in First Nations populations compared to non-First Nation populations. Trends in incidence rates over time were also similar, with the exception of lung cancer, which is rising at a rate among First Nations that may soon overtake declining rates in non-First Nations.

First Nations people are also less likely to survive a cancer diagnosis compared to non-First Nations people. Overall, poorer survival was seen in the First Nation population in 10 of the 15 cancer types examined in women and 10 of the 12 cancer sites examined in men.

Lower survival rates could be influenced by a number of factors including challenges in access to high quality, timely, appropriate and effec...


Alaskans Unite for Protecting the Arctic Refuge Native News Online

NPR photo

Guest Commentary

Published September 22, 2017

Im writing to respond to Arctic policy nonprofit voices support for ANWR development (September 15, 2017). The article reported that the people who live in the Arctic are the ones that are undeniably the most affected by Arctic policy decisions and should be included in the debate. I agree.

The people in the north are talking about their homelands and whats at stake the future of the Gwichin people. We are concerned about our food security and protecting it for our children and all future generations. The fate of the Porcupine Caribou Herd and the Gwichin is intertwined, what befalls the caribou, will befall the Gwichin.

We reviewed the survey results of VOICE and noticed that there were few responses received and many that were counted came from non-Native members of the community.

The Gwichin have high respect and regard for the I...


Associatoin on American Indian Affairs Announces Indigenous International Repatriation Conference Native News Online

Published September 21, 2017

SEPTEMBER 25 AND 26, 2017

WASHINGTON Today, AAIA Board President Faith Roessel announced the convening of the Third Indigenous International Repatriation Conference on September 25th and 26th, 2017 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This years theme, Journey Home: Empowering Indigenous Indian Communities in International Repatriation, focuses on how Native communities and tribes can become more informed advocates in seeking the return of ancestors, cultural, and sacred items to their homelands.

Acoma Governor, Kurt Riley, headlines the conference with the keynote address on the Acoma Pueblos quest to regain the Acoma Shield, put up for auction in Paris, France. Brian Vallo, Director of the Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, will present a joint project with the National Museum of the American Indian on guidelines for tribal communities and museums to work toward greater collaboration.

Roessel expressed, The conference has been an important centerpiece of AAIAs efforts to educate and bring like-minded individuals together. It continues AAIAs decades-long advocacy in repatriation and the protection of our cultural resources.

Conference topics include the following areas:

  • History of Repatriation Movement and Its Future
  • Gaining Insight: The Dynamics of the Tribe and Museum Relationship
  • Guidelines for Collaboration: Community and Museum
  • Lessons Learned: Case Studies in Indigenous Domestic & International Repatriation
  • ...


Enjoy Cherokee Day at Eastern Trails Museum on Sept. 30 Native News Online

Eastern Trails Museum

Published September 21, 2017

VINITA, OKLAHOMA Enjoy a day of traditional Cherokee art, music and more at the Eastern Trails Museum on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Cherokee Day begins at 10 a.m. with opening remarks by Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Deputy Speaker Victoria Vasquez. The family-friendly event runs until 2 p.m. and features live music and cultural demonstrations from Cherokee National Treasures.

This event is a great way to preserve and promote Cherokee history, culture and art, said Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. Our National Treasures have made a heartfelt commitment to mastering and teaching their crafts, and we look forward to having them share that with the visitors at the Eastern Trails Museum. This is just one way we hope to ensure our story is not forgotten and our traditions continue to thrive for generations to come.

The special event includes a book signing for the recently released Cherokee National Treasures book. The signing begins at noon with multiple artists featured in Cherokee National Treasures in Their Own Words.

Cultural demonstrations include basketry, pottery, flint-knapping and traditional hunting bows.

The Eastern Trails Museum offers several Craig County-focused exhibits, including one that pays tribute to Cherokee influence throughout the county. The Cherokee Nation recently donated a traditional Cherokee bow made by Cherokee National Treasure Richard Fields to add to the collection.



Yankton Sioux Tribe Wants Answers for Tasing of Tribal Elder by South Dakota Police Native News Online

Yankton Sioux Tribal Elder Raymond Cournoyer Sr. beat and tased by South Dakota law enforcement. Photos from Facebook

Published September 21, 2017

WAGNER, SOUTH DAKOTA The Yankton Sioux Tribe, based in Wagner, South Dakota, is seeking answers as to why one its elders was beaten and tased by South Dakota law enforcement last weekend.

In the early morning hours of Sunday, September 17, 2017, one of the Yanton Sioiux tribal elders, Raymond Cournoyer Sr., was rushing to be at his mothers side as she was making her journey to the spirit world.  Mr. Cournoyer never made it to share her final moments.

South Dakota law enforcement captured beating tribal elder.

Instead, he was stopped by South Dakota Highway patrol officer, Fisher, along with City of Wagner Police Officer, Eli Kuhlman, as soon as he arrived at the Good Samaritan Center. Although Mr. Cournoyer verbally informed officer Fisher of his intentions to see his dying mother, he was only able to take a few steps before Fischer grabbed him from behind and pushed him against the vehicle. By this time officer Eli Kuhlman arrived on the scene where he then grabbed Mr. Cournoyer slammed him to the ground face first and tased him. Both officers then placed him in handcuffs.

Mr. Cournoyer is a 64-year-old Army veteran who has been drug and alcohol free for over 30 years.  He is a widely respected member of both Yankton Sioux and Wagner communities. He posed no threat to anyone.

The tribe calls this type of excessive forces was uncalled for. There are available pictures from the Cournoyer family that show the physical aftermath of Officer Kuhlmans use of force upon Mr. Cournoyer.



Moricetown band set to change name Warrior Publications


Part of a mural in the Moricetown community hall.

Posted by Jacob LeBlanc, CFNR Radio,  September 21, 2017

Moricetown band members will now get to say a familiar name as the village is changing their name.

Victor Jim is the newly elected chief and as one of his first acts in office was to return the name of their village to its original name, Witset.

This was suggested almost 4 years ago in a Council meeting and has been a popular notion since then.



Residential school runaway remembers harrowing journey that killed his two friends Warrior Publications


Bernard Andreason, then and now. Andreason, left, at 11 years old, when he attended Stringer Hall in Inuvik. Hes now 56, and lives in Vancouver (right). (CBC)

At the time, as young kids, it sounded good like we were going to make it in a day or 2

By Brandi Morin, CBC News, September 21, 2017

When the highway connecting Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk year-round finally opens in November, Bernard Andreason hopes to be there.

But it will be a celebration tinged with loss and regret.

The 56-year-old lives in Vancouver now, but 45 years ago, when he was a boy at residential school in Inuvik, he walked for more than two weeks to get home to Tuktoyaktuk.

It was a journey that claimed the lives of his two closest friends, and almost killed him.

Stolen cigarettes

Andreason remembers the thrill and the excitement of taking off with Dennis Dick, 13, and Lawrence Jack Elanik, 11, in the middle...


IRIN | Internment fears as Myanmar plans new camps for scattered Rohingya Aboriginal News Group Newswire

IRIN | Internment fears as Myanmar plans new camps for scattered Rohingya: More than 420,000 Rohingya around two thirds of the ethnic minoritys estimated population in northern Rakhine State have fled to Bangladesh this past month amid a military crackdown prompted by a Rohingya militant groups coordinated attacks on 25 August. Refugee witnesses say security forces killed fleeing civilians before razing villages to the ground in what rights groups are calling a scorched-earth campaign. The UN has said it bears the hallmarks of ethnic cleansing.


Protesters Arrested At Georgia Tech Memorial March for Scout - Action Network Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Protesters Arrested At Georgia Tech Memorial March for Scout - Action Network: Scout Schultz, a queer activist, was murdered by police on Saturday. Tonight, the community gathered to honor Scout's memory and stand up against the police who killed them. During an angry march, cops violently arrested several protesters simply for being in the area of a confrontation. Given the brutal track record of Georgia Tech PD, especially with queer folks and people of color, we are worried for these protesters' safety and want to get them bailed out as soon as possible.

Unfortunately we will need a lot of money - please help us raise funds to free them! All contributions will go towards releasing these protesters ASAP. In the unlikely event funds are left over, they will go towards ongoing support for protesters in Atlanta.

UPDATE: One of the arrestees is already free as of Sept 19th! Three others have yet to be arraigned. Hopefully that will happen tomorrow morning, and we will be able to update with an exact target number for this fundraiser. Georgia Tech PD is bringing outrageously false and trumped-up charges, which is an attempt to keeping protesters in jail for longer by increasing the bail. Please keep the contributions coming, they will be needed!


US Opens First Military Base In Israel, Adding To Over 800 Worldwide Aboriginal News Group Newswire

US Opens First Military Base In Israel, Adding To Over 800 Worldwide: []While commenting that the base is a reflection the close military ties shared between the two nations, Haimovich refused to disclose what type of activities the U.S. soldiers will undertake.

On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump referred to Iran as a rogue state and repeated his threat to pull out of the international nuclear deal with Tehran during his speech at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly.

02:57 The assassination of prisoner Katerina Goulioni Aboriginal News Group Newswire

The assassination of prisoner Katerina Goulioni: According to IMC Athens, Katerina Goulioni, militant prisoners rights activist, has died in police custody this morning, Wednesday March 18th. Katerina was one of the most active prisoners in defence of prisoners rights and was often put in isolation.

Katerina was being transferred from the womens prison at Thiva, where she was active in exposing bad conditions and organising against mistreatment and rape of prisoners, to a prison on the island of Crete. Evidently she was on the same boat to Crete as the fascist prisoner Periandros. Periandros had previously attacked the anarchist prisoner Yiannis Dimitrakis;Yiannis is in the hospital but is doing well. Afterwards, Periandros was attacked by other prisoners in his own cell, possibly in retaliation, as Yiannis has much support on the inside.

In the boat from Pireaus to Crete, the guards forced Katerina to sit alone, fifteen seats behind the other prisoners, hands tied behind her back. At 6a.m. in the morning Katerina was found dead; according to testimonies by other prisoners, she was badly beaten in the face.

The coroner refuses to give out any information before the official report, though police already claimed Goulioni died of a heart attack. Prisoners at Thiva, approximately 100km northwest of Athens, quickly began a hunger strike.


Seeking a slice of the pie: Israels double-edged campaign in Syria - Afro-Middle East Centre Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Seeking a slice of the pie: Israels double-edged campaign in Syria - Afro-Middle East Centre: Relations between Israel and its northeastern neighbour have always been rocky. After the 1967 Six-Day War, Israel occupied the Golan, Syrian territory which lies within an area of 444 square kilometres from the Yarmuk River in the south, Jordan Rivre and the Sea of Galilee in the west. m Syrias military and diplomatic attempts to force Israel out of the Golan have failed on numerous occasions, including after the 1973 war; in 1981 Israel illegally annexed two-thirds of the Golan Heights, and has been building settlements there since. Over the past five years, the Syrian-controlled part of the Golan has changed hands between the Syrian regime and rebel forces.

Today, the area controlled by Israel is inhabited by approximately 40 000 people, of which half are Syrian and the other half Israeli Jewish settlers. The Golan Heights is a strategic asset that supplies Israel with 30 percent of its fresh water from the Jordan river. The Golan also has fertile agricultural lands for multiple products and is useful for the production of renewable energy.

Since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war, Israels occupation of the Golan has remained in the background, allowing Israels ambitions to extend its control beyond two-thirds of the Golan Heights to fester. This is seen starkly in Israels demands to extend its current twenty-kilometre buffer zone into Syria. Israel wants to expand the buffer zone to sixty kilometres from the border on the Golan Heights to the west of the road connecting Damascus and the city of al-Suwayda in southwest Syria.

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Thursday, 21 September


Indian Pueblo Cultural Center to host the citys only allNative American art show during Balloon Fiesta at 5th Annual Albuquerque American Indian Arts Festival Native News Online

Published September 21, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC) is looking forward to hosting the 5th Annual Albuquerque American Indian Arts Festival (AAIAF) on Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8, the first weekend of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The two-day festival at 2401 12th St NW is the only authentic, allNative American art show in town during the Balloon Fiesta each year. It also kicks off a week-long celebration of Pueblo art and culture at the IPCC, including more than 40 traditional Native dances over the course of the Balloon Fiesta, October 7 through 15.

With its intensive application process and limit of 50 artists, AAIAF is a premier showcase for Indigenous artists creating both traditional and contemporary works of art, including jewelry, pottery, paintings, rugs, and sculpture. The festivals format offers visitors from around the world an unparalleled opportunity to meet, talk with, and shop directly from Native artists in the heart of Albuquerque.

Pueblo hospitality is at the heart of everything we do here at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, so were thrilled for the opportunity to welcome visitors from near and far and provide an incredible cultural experience, says Museum Director Monique Fragua (Jemez Pueblo). From authentic Native art and jewelry and traditional dances held in our courtyard to our engaging museum exhibitswe have something for everyone.

Visitors to the IPCC during Balloon Fiesta will experience a full schedule of traditional Native dances in the mural-lined courtyard by a dozen different Pueblo dance groups, including the White Eagle Dance Group of Zuni Pueblo, the Sky City Buffalo Ram Dance Group of Acoma Pueblo, and the Oak Canyon Dancers of Jemez Pueblo. Native...


LaDonna Harris Receives Woody Guthrie Centers 2017 Changing World Award Native News Online

LaDonna Harris

Published September 21, 2017

TULSA  A world-renowned activist for Native American rights, LaDonna Harris will accept the third annual Oklahoma Changing World Prize on Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Woody Guthrie Center in downtown Tulsa. The Oklahoma Changing World Prize is given annually by the Woody Guthrie Center, presented in 2017 by the Chickasaw Nation.

The Woody Guthrie Center is proud to recognize the work of LaDonna Harris with the Oklahoma Changing World Prize, said Woody Guthrie Center Executive Director Deana McCloud. As an advocate for equality, peace, and social justice, Ms. Harris follows in the footsteps of Woody Guthrie as a guiding force for positive change in our world.

Harris, a citizen of the Comanche Nation, is a human rights activist and civil rights leader. As president and founder of Americans for Indian Opportunity, Harris has brought Native American issues to a national stage. She has been active in the environmental, world peace, and womens rights movements. Harris recently served as an Honorary Co-Chair for the Womens March on Washington in January.

Born in Cotton County, Okla., Harris was raised by her maternal grandparents. After helping to integrate the town of Lawton, Okla., Harris founded the first statewide Indian organizationOklahomans for Indian Opportunity. While married to U.S. Sen. Fred Harris (D-OK 1964-73), she became the first senators wife to testify before a congressional committee. Throughout her career, Harris served on many national boards, like the Girl Scouts, National Organization of Women, Independent Sector, and five U.S. Presidents appointed her to commissions, including U.S. Representative to UNESCO. She has influenced the struggle for social justice nationally and internationally, and her work changed the countrys perception of contemporary Native peoples, providing an influence on laws and lawmakers that still guides federal Indian policy.


13:55 Prison activist's death sparks uprising in women's prison of Thebes, Greece Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Prison activist's death sparks uprising in women's prison of Thebes, Greece: [taxikipali] Tension is also evident in the central Athens prison of Koridallos where 200 inmates are staging a protest in solidarity to the Theban uprising. The Minister of Justice, Dendias, notorious for his recent police-state legislations, has refused to allow the Initiative for Prisoner's Rights to visit the rebel inmates, saying he will not tolerate "left wing threats".

Katerina Goulioni's last letter to the Initiative for Prisoners' Rights published in the Communist Newspaper Epoxi is revealing of the activist's struggle with the prison authorities: "I hit the chief-screw because besides everything he had me locked in isolation in Koridallos Prison and I had to pee in a bottle". Besides her struggle against vaginal inspection which she has termed "informal rape", in letters past, Katerina has denounced the conditions of prison transfer, a process during which many inmates lose their life under suspicious conditions, the lack of facilities for prisoners with special mobility needs.


MSU Native American Law Students Association to Paint the Rock to Draw Awareness to Mascot Issue Native News Online

Last year, MSU American Indian students and others painted The Rock with a No DAPL message. Photo from Facebook

Published September 20, 2017

EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN The Michigan State University Native American Law Students Association invites the Indigenous community, law community, and allies to Paint the Rock to draw awareness to the issue of American Indian mascots. Michigan Senate Bill 487 would ban the use of Redsk*ns in schools. Currently, five schools in Michigan use Redsk*ns as their mascot.

The United Tribes of Michigan passed a resolution denouncing the use of the term.

MSU Rock map of Michigan State University campus

Those interested in assisting are welcome Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Organizers say they are painting  the rock for display on Michigan Indian Day, so they are need of volunteers to stand guard during the day to secure our spot and during the night until sunrise.

The rock serves as a billboard for MSU campus groups and events.

A photograph to display solidarity in the fight against the mascot is planned close to the end of the painting of The Rock.

The post MSU Native American Law Students Association to Paint the Rock to Draw Awareness to Mascot Issue appeared first on Native News Online.


Families walk B.C. Highway of Tears to honour missing, murdered Indigenous women Warrior Publications


Billboard warning girls not to hitchhike on the Highway of Tears (Highway 16) where many young women have gone missing. This is just north of Smithers. Steve Bosch / Vancouver Sun

by Laura Kane, Associated Press, September 20, 2017

When Gladys Radek walks the Highway of Tears, she says she can feel the spirits of women who are missing or have been murdered walking beside her.

Dozens have vanished or been killed along the notorious stretch of Highway 16 in central British Columbia. On Thursday, Radek will honour the 12th anniversary of the disappearance of her niece, Tamara Lynn Chipman, by walking the route once again....


Inspired by 'blasphemy killer', new Pakistani party eyes 2018 Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Inspired by 'blasphemy killer', new Pakistani party eyes 2018 vote | Reuters: The Tehrik-e-Labaik Pakistan party, which won more than 7,000 votes at a weekend by-election, was born out of a protest movement supporting Mumtaz Qadri, a bodyguard of the governor of Punjab province who gunned down his boss in 2011 over his call to reform strict blasphemy laws.

Supporters of Tehreek-e-Labaik waved photos of Qadri, who became an icon for Muslim hardliners after his execution last year, at campaign rallies in the eastern city of Lahore, where it won 6 percent of the vote in a contest for the seat vacated by ousted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.


Derek Stoffel: Pressure grows on Palestinian officials to end payments to prisoners and families of 'martyrs' - World - CBC News Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Pressure grows on Palestinian officials to end payments to prisoners and families of 'martyrs' - World - CBC News: To Israel, the stipends are "blood money," paid to people who have attacked Israelis, meant to encourage the killing of Jews.

Palestinian officials are under increasing pressure, particularly from the United States, to end the transfers.

"I am extremely worried that they would stop these payments," said Umm Mohammad, Mohammad Abu Shahin's mother. "We need that payment, because my husband is sick."

They have no money to support their son's wife and two children, she added.


Remove Sen. Beyak from Conservative caucus over Indigenous comments: AMC grand chief - Manitoba - CBC News Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Remove Sen. Beyak from Conservative caucus over Indigenous comments: AMC grand chief - Manitoba - CBC News: Her comments represent "a colonial way of thinking," Dumas said.

"For the government of this day to allow room for Senator Beyak and her repeatedly uninformed comments in their Senate, personal opinion or not, is a reflection of their government's lack of commitment to reconciliation."

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman and Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson have called for Beyak to resign, and she has faced criticism from MPs and other senators, including some in her own party.


Barca Defend Catalonia's Right to Hold Referendum Naharnet Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Barca Defend Catalonia's Right to Hold Referendum Naharnet: Catalonia's pro-separatist president Carles Puigdemont accused the Spanish government of imposing a "de facto state of emergency" in the region, with a series of measures to prevent what Madrid sees as an illegal independence referendum taking place.

"FC Barcelona, in remaining faithful to its historic commitment to the defense of the nation, to democracy, to freedom of speech, and to self-determination, condemns any act that may impede the free exercise of these rights," Barca said in a statement.

"Therefore, FC Barcelona publicly expresses its support for all people, entities, and institutions that work to guarantee these rights.

"FC Barcelona, in holding the utmost respect for its diverse body of members, will continue to support the will of the majority of Catalan people, and will do so in a civil, peaceful, and exemplary way."


ANF | HDP presents report on Women's Rights Violations in Turkey Aboriginal News Group Newswire

ANF | HDP presents report on Women's Rights Violations in Turkey: Despite the numerous commitments such as Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence made by Turkey in the last decades to promote and protect womens rights; inequality and discrimination against women have deepen even more especially in the recent years. Today, the rights and achievements made in the field of womens rights are under threat in Turkey. Especially after the coup attempt, the declared state of emergency and the policies that nourish violence have affected the life of the women negatively. The present report provides an overview of key women rights concerns in Turkey.

Council of Europe member states should step up efforts to combat discrimination against women and moreover member states should condemn and combat backward steps that would undermine the principles of equality and non-discrimination.

Although human rights violations in Turkey are on the agenda of the Council of Europe, the problems women face in Turkey and the attacks on women's rights in recent years have not attracted enough attention of the Council.


Kevin Gosztola: Seattle Police Claim That De-escalation Policy Violates Rights Rejected Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Seattle Police Claim That De-escalation Policy Violates Rights Rejected: [] Additionally, the officers put forward no historical evidence that regulating how officers use firearms has ever infringed upon their ability to defend themselves.

The officers that sued most likely object to the part of the policy, which instructs them to consider whether a subjects lack of compliance is a deliberate attempt to resist or an inability to comply based on a variety of factors, including the subjects possible medical conditions, mental impairment, developmental disability, drug interaction, and behavioral crisis. De-escalation tactics are encouraged to reduce the need for force.

De-escalation tactics are encouraged to reduce the need for force.


Indigenous peoples fight for land, history in Rhode Island and New Mexico Workers World Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Indigenous peoples fight for land, history in Rhode Island and New Mexico Workers World: Potumtuk is the spiritual center of the Pokanoket Nation and was also the site where Po Metacom, leader of a regional revolt against the colonizers in the 1670s, was beheaded. English settlers then grabbed the land. In more recent years, Brown Universitys Haffenreffer Museum has been located on part of Potumtuk.

The Pokanoket and some of their allies marched on Sept. 5 outside Browns student convocation ceremony, marking the beginning of the school year. They did this to draw attention to their struggle and provide information to students. The Pokanoket and Brown University are currently in discussions, as the encampment continues. For more information, see


Indian Government Moves to Deport Rohingya Refugees Amid Ethnic Cleansing | Democracy Now! Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Indian Government Moves to Deport Rohingya Refugees Amid Ethnic Cleansing | Democracy Now!: Indias government asked the countrys Supreme Court Monday to allow the deportation of more than 16,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees to Burma, where human rights groups say the government is waging an ethnic cleansing campaign. The threatened deportation came as Human Rights Watch distributed before-and-after satellite photos it says show the near total destruction of 214 Rohingya villages in Burma, with tens of thousands of homes burned to the ground. The photos echo the stories of the more than 410,000 Rohingya who have fled to refugee camps in Bangladesh.


Call for Applications: Keepers of the Earth Fund Cultural Survival

Call for Applications: Keepers of the Earth Fund

Sep 20, 2017
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Wednesday, 20 September


Native Rock Musician Robby Romero Partners With PledgeMusic To Commemorate The Fort Laramie Treaty Of 1851 Between United States And Native Nations Cultural Survival

Native Rock Musician Robby Romero Partners With PledgeMusic To Commemorate The Fort Laramie Treaty Of 1851 Between United States And Native Nations

Sep 20, 2017
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#Honor1851Treaty Music Campaign Rallies Artists In Support Of Native Rights, Featuring KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, TAKAYIA BLANEY, GARY FARMER, DAKOTA ROMERO, ROBERT MIRABAL, RAYE ZARAGOZA, & MORE

New York, NY (September 17, 2017) Robby Romero, (Red Thunder) Native Rock music p...


Survival announces winners of annual photographic competition News from Survival International

The winning photo of a Samburu man in Kenya by Timo Heiny.
Timo Heiny / Survival International

Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples rights, is delighted to announce the twelve winning entries of its annual photo competition. The winning photograph is of a Samburu tribesman in Kenya by Timo Heiny, and appears on the cover of Survivals 2018 We, the People Calendar.

The winning entries give an insight into tribal peoples largely self-sufficient and extraordinarily diverse ways of life. The photographs feature tribal peoples from around the world - including many who Survival work with. 

The eleven runners-up, whose pictures also appear in Survivals 2018 Calendar are: 

Alice Kohler Arawet, Brazil,
Sabine Hammes Bayaka, Central African Republic
Renato Soares Kalapalo, Brazil
Mattia Passarini Kinnaura, India
Segundo Chuquipiondo Chota Ashaninka, Peru
Percy Ramrez Medina Quechua, Peru
Gabriel Uchida Uru Eu Wau Wau, Brazil
Phillippe Geslin Inuit, Greenland
Renato Soares Kayapo, Brazil
Geffroy Yannick Kham, Tibet
Giordano Cipriani Hamar, Ethiopia

Another of the runners-up, an Arawet woman in Brazil by Alice Kohler.
Alice Kohler / Survival International

Stephen Corry, Director of Survival said: Powerful images have always been at the heart of our fight for tribal peoples rights. We are delighted to have had so many strong entries this year, and hope that they will help energize people to get behind our mission.

Survival International was founded in 1969 following an article by Norman Lewis in the UKs Sunday Times Magazine about the genocide of...

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