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Thursday, 24 March

01:21

Omaha Tribe Wins Unanimous Decision at SCOTUS Indian Country Headline News

Yesterday the United States Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous decision to uphold the right of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska to impose a sales tax on its own land....

ACLU Sues Catholic Charity For Denying Contraception to Sex Traffic Vics Indian Country Headline News

A religious group receiving millions of taxpayer dollars refuses to provide complete health care services for trafficki...

Wednesday, 23 March

08:40

Swan-Perkins: California Pow Wow Shines Light on Two Spirit Community Indian Country Headline News

There's a lot of talk these days about sovereignty and what it entails....

Angered by Disdain; Indigenous Seek Recognition Indian Country Headline News

The Khoi and San communities want the government of South Africa to amend the country’s constitution in order to offici...

06:22

Academic in Solitary Confinement as Bosphorus University President Appeals to the PM for Release � 99GetSmart Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Academic in Solitary Confinement as Bosphorus University President Appeals to the PM for Release » 99GetSmart - As of March 21, Evrensel reporter, Mithat Fabian Sözmen, wrote that after three days at the short stay unit, Dr. Mungan has been put in a solitary confinement cell with 1.5 hours of air time during the day, without any chance of seeing another face. The solitary confinement cells are located in the branch of the prison where inmates are allowed visitors only once a month. Dr. Mungan had previously written letters to her students and fellow academics from prison on the note pads of visiting politicians and lawyers, where she had explained that they read a lot.

University Stands with Academics

Dr. Mungan teaches cognitive psychology at one of the most prestigious universities in Turkey, Bosphorus University, which was founded in 1863 as Robert College. The university president, Gülay Barbarosoğlu, led the senate on the nights of March 17th, and on March 18th, the university came up with a statement:

05:07

Juan Cole: Hillary Clinton Goes Full Neocon at AIPAC, Demonizing Iran and the Palestinians (Video) - Juan Cole - Truthdig Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Juan Cole: Hillary Clinton Goes Full Neocon at AIPAC, Demonizing Iran and the Palestinians (Video) - Juan Cole - Truthdig: For Clinton to imply that Trump, by saying he wanted to be neutral in negotiations, was indicating that he would compromise on Israeli security is just dishonest. I’m not sure what conventional security threats Israel has. Lebanon is weak and a mess. Syria is in complete disarray. Jordan and Egypt have peace treaties with Israel. Those are the immediate neighbors. Libya has fallen apart. Tunisia doesn’t care and anyway is also small and weak. Turkey and Israel have their tensions, but do a great deal of business, including military business, with each other. Iraq is in disarray. Iran is so distant as to pose no conventional threat, and does not have nuclear weapons, which Israel does. So what is the threat to Israeli security Clinton is talking about? It is that Palestinian children might not have to live under Occupation.

Clinton perpetuates the Israeli propaganda talking point that they are the ones who are being oppressed, and that even-handed moves toward peace threaten their security, which is alleged to be precarious.

04:52

Yousef Munayyer: Attacks in Brussels & Paris Underscore Need to Address Crisis in Syria | Democracy Now! Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Yousef Munayyer: Attacks in Brussels & Paris Underscore Need to Address Crisis in Syria | Democracy Now!: Tuesday’s attacks in Belgium came just four days after authorities in Brussels arrested Salah Abdeslam, a suspect in the November Paris attacks that killed 130 people. Abdeslam had fled to Brussels after the Paris attacks. After his arrest in a raid on Friday, the Belgian interior minister had warned the country was on the highest level of alert for a possible revenge attack. "I think the attacks today really underscore the urgent crisis and catastrophe that is taking place in Syria and the need for the international community to redouble its efforts to address in a serious way the civil war that is going on there that has really given rise, through the failure of the Syrian state, the vacuum of power that exists between Syria and Iraq, to this monster that we have come to know as ISIS, which has metastasized around the globe," says Yousef Munayyer, executive director of U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. We speak with Munayyer and Robert Freedman, visiting professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University and the former president of Baltimore Hebrew University.

04:32

‘Homeboy Creative’ Series Showcases Poetry by At-Risk Youth and Former Gang Members (Video) - Poetry - Truthdig Aboriginal News Group Newswire

‘Homeboy Creative’ Series Showcases Poetry by At-Risk Youth and Former Gang Members (Video) - Poetry - Truthdig: Homeboy Industries offers a weekly creative writing class. Our Truthdig managing editor, Eric Ortiz, started attending the class in January and documenting the experience with Evrybit, a live mobile reporting and storytelling app. He has captured street poetry and prose: healing words about life, compassion and hope.

We created a series for the Homeboy Industries’ creative writing class called “Homeboy Creative.” The series tells the story of the Homeboy Industries community, in their own words, in chapters, one for each class.

Starting Tuesday, we will be running each of the chapters from Homeboy Creative on Truthdig.

01:38

Wapka Sica: A Wounded Eagle of Tribal Unity Looking to Soar Indian Country Headline News

A shell of nearly abandoned steel and concrete rises – like an eagle – above the Missouri River just outside Ft....

00:33

Mercury poisoning of Amazon Indians: alarming new statistics revealed News from Survival International

Illegal miners are polluting the Yanomami and Yekuana tribes' rivers.
Illegal miners are polluting the Yanomami and Yekuana tribes' rivers.
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New statistics reveal alarming rates of mercury poisoning amongst the Yanomami and Yekuana tribes in the Amazon rainforest.

A study of hair samples from Indians of 19 communities was conducted by Brazilian health foundation Fiocruz, together with the Hutukara Yanomami Association, Brazilian NGO ISA (Socio-Environmental Institute), and APYB, the Yekuana Association. It found that over 90% of Indians in one region are severely affected.

Illegal gold miners operating on Yanomami land are polluting the Indians’ rivers with mercury, used in the gold-extraction process. The metal then enters the food chain via the river water which the Yanomami drink, and the fish on which they rely as a key part of their diet.

Internationally-renowned Yanomami shaman and spokesman, Davi Kopenawa, presented the evidence to the UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples&#8217...

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