Native American Traditions

Native American Mascot Brings Controversy to Illinois Basketball

April 6, 2004

Source: Tolerance.org

http://www.tolerance.org/news/article_tol.jsp?id=972

On April 6, 2004 Tolerance.org reported, "The plan for the University of Illinois and University of Oregon to meet on the basketball court for the next two seasons is intensifying a bitter debate over Illinois' divisive mascot. An editorial in the UO student newspaper brought the Chief Illiniwek controversy to the forefront in Oregon. Since then, talk radio has picked up the issue; angry...

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Illinois Students Vote to Keep Indian Mascot

March 25, 2004

Source: The Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-illini19.html

On March 25, 2004 The Chicago Sun-Times reported,"More than 9,100 students at the University of Illinois voted in favor of keeping Chief Illiniwek at the school, while about 4,000 voted against the school's controversial mascot, student government officials announced Thursday. The unofficial results stem from a student advisory referendum held Tuesday and Wednesday. There are...

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Cultural Approaches to Marriage

March 11, 2004

Source: Pacific News Service

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=00b3049f18fee6bfe9709afbfa8bdc71

On March 11, 2004 Pacific News Service published an article on the ways that different cultures and societies define marriage. "The American Anthropological Association, the national professional organization of teachers and scholars who study human organization across the world, denounced the proposed...

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Native Canadians Seek Healing Through Religious Ceremonies and Western Psychology

March 10, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/07/international/americas/07CANA.html

On March 10, 2004 The New York Times ran a feature article on Native Americans in Canada seeking ways of healing from a history of imperialism: "Their stories, like so many others here, have a common thread: a childhood spent at one of the more than 100 residential schools for Native Canadians financed for more than a century by the government to force...

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Native Americans Influence Politics in WA

March 9, 2004

Source: The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/163835_nativevote09.html

On March 9, 2004 The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported, "It's nearing four years since the fall of the so-called 'Indian fighter' from Congress -- a fall some political observers say largely was induced by a collective shove from Native Americans. Still, the defeat of Sen. Slade Gorton, R-Wash., in 2000 loudly resonates today in Indian country: a "great...

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Interfaith Prayers Bring Healing to Boston's Logan Airport

March 4, 2004

Source: The Milford Daily News

http://www.milforddailynews.com/artsCulture/view.bg?articleid=42933

On March 4, 2004 The Milford Daily News reported, "Ellen Band has brought prayer into the noisy bustle of everyday life. Now, while travelers rush through Logan Airport, they hear sacred words and sounds from the world's great religions wafting through the elevated walkway to Terminal E. Band's intriguing audio installation rearranges and broadcasts a mix...

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Native American Tribe Cleanses Sacred Waters After WA Oil Spill

February 28, 2004

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2001867481_oilspill28m.html

On February 28, 2004 The Seattle Times reported, "A day after the company responsible for a 4,800-gallon oil spill removed its heavy equipment and ended most of its cleanup efforts, Suquamish tribal elder Marilyn Wandrey sprinkled herbs in the waters of the Doe-kag-wats estuary, a sacred place her ancestors first used for spiritual ceremonies....

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Exhibit Reveals Riches of Native American Art

October 10, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

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On October 10, 2003 The Boston Globe reported, "The tiny ivory bird looks to my eye like a toy, or a Christmas ornament. To its 18th-century Native American maker, though, it was probably an amulet, an object with great powers. 'Probably' is a word that crops up often in the labels of 'Uncommon Legacies,' a show of Native American art, which the Peabody Essex Museum has collected since it began in 1799. Despite the...

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Native Americans Win Struggle Over Zuni Salt Lake, NM

August 28, 2003

Source: Indian Country

http://www.indiancountry.com/?1061903352

On August 28, 2003 Indian Country reported that "Zuni people stood up for cultural values and won the struggle to protect Salt Mother and the Zuni Salt Lake from damage from a proposed coal strip mine that spanned two decades. In a surprise vote recently, the Salt River Project’s (SRP) board of directors decided to abandon its plans to develop the proposed Fence Lake mine and relinquish permits and coal leases;...

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Native American Sacred Sites Bill Approved by CA Natural Resources Committee

August 21, 2003

Source: The Desert Sun

http://www.thedesertsun.com/news/stories2003/state/20030821010917.shtml

On August 21, 2003 The Desert Sun reported that "a controversial bill to protect Indian sacred sites [in California]...passed its first test this year...Sen. Denise Ducheny, D-San Diego, a co-author of the bill, said the measure is intended to provide a standard procedure to ensure that tribal sacred sites are recognized and protected during development...

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Interfaith Community to Participate in World Religion Activities

August 21, 2003

Source: Argus

On August 21, 2003 the Argus reported that "some pray to God, others to Allah. Still others worship the Brahman, the Great Spirit or the Great Truth... The names for the 'divine' vary from Christianity to Buddhism and understanding the differences and similarities among world religions can enhance the faith of all religious seekers... That's the philosophy behind a 'World Peace Village' sponsored by the Menlo Park-based Child and Family Institute and Fremont's St. James Episcopal Church today... The community is invited to participate in...

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