Native American Traditions

NZ Police Hold 17 in Terror Raids

October 15, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7044448.stm

New Zealand police have arrested 17 people and seized a number of weapons during a series of anti-terror raids.

More than 300 police were involved in the operation, reportedly targeting Maori sovereignty and environmental activists - not foreign groups.

Police Commissioner Howard Broad said those arrested had used firearms and...

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Congress Takes up Troubled Tribal Recognition Process

October 12, 2007

Author: Jerry Reynolds

Source: Indian Country Today

http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=1096415907

WASHINGTON - The federal process for acknowledging tribes has come under heavy criticism in both chambers of Congress within recent weeks, with assorted tribes urging legislative recognition for themselves and others trapped in a labyrinth of red tape and delay at the Interior Department.

Meanwhile, at a Sept. 19 hearing of the...

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Native Women Mark Autumn in Nuclear Shadows

October 4, 2007

Author: Laura Paskus

Source: Women's News

http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/3337/context/archive

POJOAQUE, N.M. (WOMENSENEWS)--Along the edges of the low, earthen wall that sets off the dancing grounds, vendors and activists assembled their tables.

Children ran back and forth through the grass and yellow-blooming chamisa while tribal elders, Anglo teens with dreadlocks and mothers of all ages and hues mingled....

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Culture Clash over Monkey Meat Ends up in Court

September 16, 2007

Author: FRANK DONNELLY

Source: Staten Island Live

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2007/09/culture_clash_over_monkey_meat.html

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Monkeys are sacred to a Liberian native who emigrated to West Brighton more than two decades ago. Mamie Manneh and members of her church say eating primate parts -- known as bushmeat -- conforms with their religious beliefs and imbues them with the cunning and agile...

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Federal Government Taps Ancient Healing Methods to Treat Native American Soldiers

September 13, 2007

Author: Jennifer Miller

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0913/p20s01-usmi.html

In a dusty lot on the Navajo reservation, a cleansing ceremony is about to take place. Women sit on rickety chairs outside a hogan, (a circular, squat Navajo home with a dirt floor). A line of parked cars sizzle in the Southwestern sun. Suddenly, a pack of horses rushes into view. They stop just short of the hogan, their hooves beating up...

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State Restricts Composting Center on Sacred Land

September 10, 2007

Author: Gale Courey Toensing

Source: Indian Country Today

http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=1096415723

BURLINGTON, Vt. - A composting business that has been running without a permit on land that is replete with American Indian archaeological sites has been ordered to curtail operations while it seeks state approval to continue.

The state's Natural Resources Board issued a stipulated order to the Intervale Center on Aug. 6,...

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Athletes Learn Life Lessons

September 2, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sun Times

http://www.suntimes.com/537968,CST-SPT-prep02.highschool

If a bus headed to South Dakota drove by Barrington football player Matt Kasik, he'd jump on it in a heartbeat.

Kasik, a senior, has learned not to take things for granted. He realizes there are lots of people in the United States who don't have a fraction of what he has.

Kasik was one of 41 Barrington students who traveled to...

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Developer Sees OK to Build at Ward Site

August 30, 2007

Author: Nina Wu

Source: Star Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2007/08/30/business/story01.html

The developer of the Whole Foods Market store at Ward Village Shops site in Kakaako says it considers the project cleared for completion, but the state is under even more scrutiny for how it is handling native Hawaiian remains.

This month, the state authorized General Growth Properties to remove 10 sets of remains beneath the planned Whole...

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Native Americans Enlist for Turf and Tribe

August 20, 2007

Author: Jennifer Miller

Source: Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0820/p20s01-usmi.html

Fort Defiance, Ariz. - In a grassy clearing amid the dusty hills here, Donovan Nez bends over a bubbling spring. Mr. Nez, 26, is a Navajo Indian and a former marine. Though he wears his dark hair cropped in a military cut, he looks very much the civilian on this Sunday afternoon. He balances on a fallen log, turning every so often to flash a...

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