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Tuesday, 02 February

02:51

A Soul Generated By Love: Bernadine Burnette Returns to Lead Yavapai Nation in Comeback Indian Country Headline News

Bernadine Burnette, elected as Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation president on January 12 after losing her vice-presidential...

Monday, 01 February

09:22

The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, January 31, 2016 Indian Country Headline News

Tragedy and human rights victory in Canada, a major golf win in Saudi Arabia, and the continued saga of the militia group occupying Burns Paiute land in Oregon marked the past w...

07:15

FBI releases video of shooting death of Oregon protester — RT USA Aboriginal News Group Newswire

FBI releases video of shooting death of Oregon protester — RT USA: The FBI has released a video from the Tuesday traffic stop that led to the shooting death of one of the armed protesters who had been occupying the headquarters of a federal wildlife preserve in Oregon. The video is intended to counteract some of the contradictory accounts of what happened and give an unfiltered view of the incident, which ended with the death of rancher LaVoy Finicum. Some accounts have argued that Finicum was surrendering to police with his hands up before he was shot, while another stated he was on his knees. Law enforcement has claimed he was refusing to surrender.

02:29

Will Botswana government's U-turn on Bushmen last? News from Survival International

Bushmen children now must apply for permits to stay with their families when they turn 18 – or risk 7 years in prison.
Bushmen children now must apply for permits to stay with their families when they turn 18 – or risk 7 years in prison.
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The Botswana government has promised to restore some of the essential services to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve that it cut on this day 14 years ago.

The healthcare and water services that it now says it will reinstate were shut down by the government during the brutal eviction of Bushmen from the reserve in 2002.

In 2006, Botswana’s High Court ruled that the evictions were illegal, and upheld the Bushmen’s right to return home. However, the majority of the Bushmen continue to be denied access to their former homeland, and the government has imposed a one-month permit system for children who want to live with their families inside the reserve after they turn 18 that has been likened to South Africa’s apartheid “pass laws.”

The court also ruled that banning the Bushmen in the reserve from hunting was “tantamount to condemning [them] to death.” Yet despite this the government imposed a nationwide hunting ban – with exemptions for wealthy trophy hunters – in 2014, leaving the Bushmen effective...

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