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Saturday, 19 March

02:06

Mercy Act, Preventing Overdoses With Narcan Indian Country Headline News

It’s a simple act of mercy, says Philomena Kebec of the Bad River Ojibwe tribe in Wisconsin, when asked why she carries...

Threats to Indian Country Highlighted by Pii Paash Nation at ‘Waters Connect Us’ Event Indian Country Headline News

They came from across the hemisphere to share stories of threats to the water....

Friday, 18 March

08:57

Navajo Water Supply is More Horrific than Flint, But No One Cares Because they’re Native... - Linkis.com Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Navajo Water Supply is More Horrific than Flint, But No One Cares Because they’re Native... - Linkis.com 



There is no comprehensive law requiring cleanup of abandoned uranium mines, meaning corporations and government can walk away from them after exploiting their resources. 75 percent of abandoned uranium mines are on federal and Tribal lands.
Leona Morgan of Diné No Nukes points out one example: “The United Nuclear Corporation mill tailings spill of 1979, north of Churchrock, New Mexico left an immense amount of radioactive contamination that down-streamers, today, are currently receiving in their drinking water. A mostly-Navajo community in Sanders, Arizona has been exposed to twice the legal limit allowable for uranium through their tap.”
Last week, Diné No Nukes participated in protests in Washington, D.C. to raise awareness of past and ongoing contamination of water supplies in the west, which disproportionately affects Indian country.

08:56

haiti-liberte.com: Clinton, Haiti, and WikiLeaks Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Clinton, Haiti, and WikiLeaks: [haiti-liberte.com] On Mar. 14, the New York Times published a story by Yamiche Alcindor entitled “High Hopes for Hillary Clinton, Then Disappointment in Haiti.”

The article outlines the deep anger and hostility many Haitians, both in Haiti and the U.S., feel toward the former Secretary of State.

As Hillary Clinton “seeks the world’s most powerful job and Haiti plunges into another political abyss, a loud segment of Haitians and Haitian-Americans is speaking of the Clintons with the same contempt they reserve for some of their past leaders,” the article explains.

Alcindor’s article also points to Ms. Clinton’s role in bringing Martelly to power, as well as the heavily criticized role the Clintons played in Haiti’s earthquake recovery efforts, among other complaints.

Ms. Alcindor cites one of the many declassified emails off Hillary Clinton’s private server as particularly revealing.

“You do great elections,” Cheryl Mills, Hillary’s chief of staff wrote to U.S. Embassy officials on the night of the Mar. 20, 2011 run-off which brought Martelly to power. Saying she would soon take them to dinner, Mills quipped: “We can discuss how the counting is going! Just kidding. Kinda. :)”

07:55

March 16th: Thirteenth anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie - International Middle East Media Center Aboriginal News Group Newswire

March 16th: Thirteenth anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie - International Middle East Media Center: After Rachel Corrie was killed, her parents, Cindy and Craig Corrie, demanded an investigation of her death and justice for those responsible. Thirteen years later, a full, credible investigation has yet to be carried out, according to the late activist's family.

On the anniversary of her death, the Rachel Corrie Foundation held an event in her hometown of Olympia, Washington, titled “Remember Rachel – Remember Gaza”. The event featured a talk by a friend of Rachel's, who was volunteering in the International Solidarity Movement with Rachel in 2003 when she was killed.

Rachel was crushed to death March 16, 2003, by an Israeli military, US-funded, Caterpillar D9R bulldozer in Rafah, Gaza, while nonviolently protesting the impending demolition of the home of a Palestinian family. This was one of thousands of homes eventually destroyed in Gaza in clearing demolitions, described in the 2004 Human Rights Watch Report, Razing Rafah.

07:49

February was Earth’s warmest month on record as global warmth continues - BNO News Aboriginal News Group Newswire

February was Earth’s warmest month on record as global warmth continues - BNO News - The average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 56.08°F (13.31°C) in February, which is 2.18°F (1.21°C) above the 20th century average. This makes it not only the warmest month ever recorded, it also sets a record for the highest departure from a monthly average.

During the month of February, much of North and South America experienced warmer to much warmer than average conditions, with the average temperature in Alaska rising a record 12.4°F (6.9°C). Large parts of Europe, meanwhile, experienced a month marked by both warmer temperatures and above-average precipitation.

07:47

Couple in Murder-Suicide Linked to Alleged Scam Embezzling Native Education Money Indian Country Headline News

Six months after a South Dakota couple died in a murder-suicide, Attorney General Marty Jackley said they stole money meant to improve college readiness among Native American st...

Goldman Winner Marilyn Baptiste Urges Trudeau to Push for Investigation Into Berta Cáceres Murder in Honduras Indian Country Headline News

In the wake of the March 3 assassination of Lenca activist Berta Cáceres in Honduras, her fellow Goldman Prize winner Marilyn Baptiste, Nits'il?in Yaz/Councillor, Xeni Gwet'...

07:28

Native People Respond to Rowling American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL)

Screen cap added 3/10/16
As fans of Harry Potter know, there are (at least) two distinct responses to J.K. Rowling's "History of Magic in North America" stories.

The first story, "Fourteenth Century - Seventeenth Century," was released on Monday, March 8, 2016. Fans were delighted to have more of her writing to read.

Native people--those who are fans of her books, and those of us who study or write about representations of Native peoples in popular culture and children's literature--had a different response.



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When I read the first story in Rowling's series, I'd been deeply immersed in a study of a handful of best selling children's books. I was appalled to read "also called redskins for their custom of smearing red earth over their entire bodies" in the popular Geronimo Stilton's The Wild, Wild West:

04:54

10 Things You Should Know About the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho Indian Country Headline News

The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho is located in the northern tip of Idaho a few miles south of the Canadian line along the Ko...

01:47

The Tokala Yell: Reviving the Traditional Warrior Spirits of Today Indian Country Headline News

“Here they come, you’re gonna hear that Tokala yell!” says the arena announcer in Pine Ridge, South Dakota....

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