Native American Traditions

Native American GLBT Archive Launched at the University of Minnesota

February 14, 2006

Source: International GLBT Native Press Archive

http://home.earthlink.net/~lafor002/id9.html

On February 14, 2006 an International GLBT Native Press Archive Press Release reported, "For more than two decades, Native GLBT communities across North America have organized on the national and international levels. Today, on Valentines Day 2006, an Indigenous community member, who serves on the advisory board member to one of the top GLBT archive collections in the country, is now...

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Hawaiian Legislature United in Diverse Prayers

January 26, 2006

Source: Star Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2002/01/26/features/story1.html

On January 26, 2006 the Star Bulletin reported, "Members of the state house of representatives [in Hawaii] heard an opening-session speaker urge that they 'not be tempted by the lust for power or personal gain.' Leimomi Mookini Lum also called for their 'will to persevere against the onslaught of special-interest groups'... Those words didn't come in testimony from critics or lobbyists,...

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Utah Legislature Seeks to Close Loopholes in Peyote Law

January 19, 2006

Source: The Arizona Republic

Wire Service: AP

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0119peyoteuse19-ON.html

On January 19, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A proposal before the Utah Legislature would limit the use of peyote to federally recognized Indian tribes during traditional religious ceremonies. Peyote is illegal for general use, but federal law allows for limited use in American Indian religious ceremonies. The...

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Kansas City Hosts Interfaith Peace Gathering

December 28, 2005

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/13500522.htm

On December 28, 2005 The Kansas City Star reported, "The Rime Buddhist Center and Monastery will host an interfaith peace gathering as part of the annual World Peace Celebration... Native American smudging, Tibetan Buddhist chanting, prayer and meditation, Sufi dancing and a Muslim 'call to prayer' are part of the program, which aims to bring different cultures together. The Rev. Bob...

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Native Americans Host “Unthanksgiving” Ceremony at Alcatraz

November 24, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20051124/lf_afp/afplifestyleus_051124232013

On November 24, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "A tribal chant rose from a thousands-strong prayer circle on San Francisco's Alcatraz Island, as Native Americans held a sunrise 'Unthanksgiving Day' ceremony. 'What we call it, is Unthanksgiving,' Bear Lincoln of the Wailikie Tribe told AFP as he waved...

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South Carolina Holds First State Conference Dedicated to Native Americans

November 19, 2005

Source: The State

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/13208819.htm

On November 19, 2005 The State reported, "The honor song began as a single stirring drum beat. Then one Native American voice joined another, as representatives of five newly recognized South Carolina tribes and groups were gathered Friday into the folds of an Honor Circle, a ceremony recognizing the sacred and enduring traditions of the state’s tribal communities. For Harold...

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Obituary: Vine Deloria, Jr., Champion of Native American Rights

November 15, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/15/national/15deloria.html

On November 15, 2005 The New York Times reported, "Vine Deloria Jr., a Standing Rock Sioux who burst into the American consciousness in 1969 with his book 'Custer Died for Your Sins' and later amplified his message through 20 more books about the Native American experience, died on Sunday, a family friend said. He was 72 and lived in Golden, just west of Denver, and had recently...

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Reorganized Kansas City Interfaith Group Draws Diverse Crowd

November 11, 2005

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/13137514.htm

On November 11, 2005 The Kansas City Star reported, "[Reverend Wallace Hartsfield], a longtime area Baptist minister, looked out from a podium Thursday at the more than 600 people who gathered for the [Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council's] inaugural luncheon at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.

Represented were American Indian spirituality, Bahai, Buddhism,...

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Members of Many Faiths to Participate in Peace Walk Protesting Desecration of Native American Sacred Site

November 6, 2005

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/13096881.htm

On November 6, 2005 the Contra Costa Times reported, "Shellmound Street is just an address to most shoppers at Bay Street Emeryville. A turn onto Ohlone Way leads to Banana Republic, Old Navy, California Pizza Kitchen, Steve Madden Footwear and P.F. Chang's China Bistro.

But many American Indians consider this a sacred area, and they bitterly resent what they...

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Religious Freedoms Act Comes into Conflict with Drug Laws in Hoasca Tea Case

October 31, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/1031/p02s02-usju.html

On October 31, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "In a case with potential important significance for minority religious groups in America, the US Supreme Court this week takes up a clash between the nation's drug laws and a statute protecting religious liberty. At issue in the case set for oral argument Tuesday is the scope of the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act...

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Hopi Tribe Makes its Case in Snowbowl Trial

October 10, 2005

Source: Indianz.com

http://www.indianz.com/News/2005/010691.asp

On October 10, 2005 Indianz.com reported, "A federal judge will hold a trial [beginning Wednesday] on tribal opposition to the expansion of a ski area in the sacred San Francisco Peaks. The Hopi Tribe, the Navajo Nation and other tribes oppose a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to allow the Arizona Snowbowl to use reclaimed wastewater to make snow. The tribes say the use of reclaimed water will harm their...

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