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Sunday, 20 March

10:51

'Natives Against Trump': Protesters Block Road to Donald Trump Rally in Arizona Indian Country Headline News

Native Americans were among 120 protesters who suddenly blocked a road leading to a scheduled Donald Trump rally on Saturday in Fountain Hills, Arizona....

08:42

Missing for Three Weeks: Osage Nation Mother, Children and Boyfriend Indian Country Headline News

Osage Nation member Evie Kenworthy, 21, her boyfriend Robert Moseley, 26, and their three young children have been reported missing since February 27....

08:06

Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders appears in court to answer charges of hate speech | euronews, world news Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders appears in court to answer charges of hate speech | euronews, world news: The charges date back to a rally in March 2014 where he called for ‘fewer Moroccans’. Wilders claims that his comments are protected by his right to freedom of speech. At the hearing the lead prosecutor, Wouter Bos, said free speech came with responsibilities within a democracy.

“The suspicion is that with these words Wilders insulted Moroccans as a group. Further, the suspicion is that with these words he incited discrimination and hatred. Thank you.”

Wilders has previously been acquitted of making anti-Islam remarks in 2011.

A handful of his supporters and the Dutch branch of the German anti-Islam Pegida party rallied outside the courtroom.

Pegida Dutch branch leader Edwin Wagensveld said:

07:52

Scotland’s Yes campaign appealed beyond politics and traditional allegiances – Uniting Ireland conference speaker | An Phoblacht Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Scotland’s Yes campaign appealed beyond politics and traditional allegiances – Uniting Ireland conference speaker | An Phoblacht: RADICAL IDEAS require women and men of vision, to be sure, but it is only when that vision inspires and empowers a wider movement that change that might have been unthinkable for generations can come within our grasp.

This is true of the movement towards Scottish independence.

From a group widely portrayed as being on the lunatic fringe in the 1930s-1950s, it grew to a cross-party, cross-community, cross-interest and wide movement for social change that brought self-determination tantalisingly close.

06:24

Dallas Seavey Continues Iditarod Dominance With Win Indian Country Headline News

Iditarod 44 represented all that is surprising and unpredictable about Alaska, as well as all that is gritty and indomi...

No Increase in Request for Indian Community Development Program Indian Country Headline News

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has pointed to the Administration’s $50 million increase in budget requ...

05:42

Bernie Sanders Turns Down Invitation To Address AIPAC Conference – News Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Bernie Sanders Turns Down Invitation To Address AIPAC Conference – News: All the presidential candidates were invited and all will be attending, except for one: Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, who also happens to be the only Jewish candidate ever to win a presidential primary.

Mr Sanders said he would be unable to attend because of his campaign schedule.

“I would very much have enjoyed speaking at the AIPAC conference,” Sanders said in a letter released to AIPAC’s President Robert Cohen on Friday.

His decision not to attend happened to follow a petition campaign which was endorsed by Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, although the Sanders campaign did not say whether it had responded to the petition

05:37

A Martyr of 'Laudato Si'? | Sojourners Aboriginal News Group Newswire

A Martyr of 'Laudato Si'? | Sojourners - Though Honduran police have claimed Cáceres’ murder was the result of an attempted robbery, many believe it was a political assassination, intended to silence her. Cáceres’ family, along with more than 200 human rights organizations and now the Holy See, are calling for an independent international investigation into the crime.

“I want to express my desire that there be an independent and impartial investigation into what happened in order to resolve this horrendous crime as soon as possible,” wrote Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, in a letter addressed to Cáceres’ family and friends.

05:08

How to Kill an Indian With a Piece of Paper; Bl... - Native Americans in the 21st Century...(We're STILL here!) - Quora Aboriginal News Group Newswire

How to Kill an Indian With a Piece of Paper; Bl... - Native Americans in the 21st Century...(We're STILL here!) - Quora: In my search for clarity, I found there is no consensus in the definition of blood quantum other than the concept that one can use “blood” to measure the perceived racial identity of others. Not even the Bureau of Indian Affairs (the United States government agency dedicated to matters pertaining to trans-government relations between federally recognized tribal governments and the U.S., also the official documenters of “certified Indian blood”) provides a clear description of what blood quantum is. Rather, they express their ability to provide a person affiliated with a federally recognized tribe a certificate that declares the percentage of perceived "Indian blood" they have according to their specific tribe's definition and application of “blood quantum” (or collection of tribal affiliations, if applicable; my CDIB states I have x percentage of Indian blood from the Skokomish, Squaxin and Suquamish tribes; my First Nations ancestry from Canada does not count, even though my Cowichan ancestors were from the same extended cultural group as the ones I'm affiliated with south of the U.S./Canadian border). T their official webpage states:

04:45

Police Chief’s Statement About Black Cop Shooting Has Racial Bias Comments All Over It | Black Matters Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Police Chief’s Statement About Black Cop Shooting Has Racial Bias Comments All Over It | Black Matters: How could this possibly happen, everyone begins to ask, how can a cop shoot his fellow undercover cop because he is black skinned?

However, the County’s Chief of Police, Henry Stawinski, objects to these racial bias claims. Reporter Lynh Bui who covered the story for Washington Post on the case reported:

“Stawinski said he was “uncomfortable with the notion that” bias would be “introduced to the conversation.” He later clarified his response to the question about whether there was any suggestion of racial bias in the exchange of gunfire. “In those split seconds when lives are in danger and officers are engaging a deadly threat, there simply isn’t time to bring any biases into it,” Stawinski said. “Hindsight is a luxury that no officer has in the midst of an ambush.”

Undoubtedly, these comments raise numerous inner racial questions. How can such a big decision on a person’s life be branded “split second decision making?” In such tragic incidents, a split second decision to shoot a person of color is a major and undeniable factor.

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