First Native Woman Appointed to Head Division of Economic Development

Published March 20, 2016 WINDOW ROCK, ARIZONA — Back in May, shortly after he took office, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said he wasn’t going to make any hasty decisions when it came to the appointment of his director for economic development. So almost 10 months later came the announcement that his selection to handle probably one […]

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Karuk Tribe & Allies Add Klamath National Forest to Westside Lawsuit

Groups Continue to Advocate for Alternative Timber Project  Published March 20, 2016 HAPPY CAMP, CALIFORNIA – Today the Karuk Tribe, along with the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC), Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center (KS Wild), Center for Biological Diversity, and Klamath Riverkeeper, expanded their complaint over the Westside Post Fire logging plan to include the United States […]

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Los Angeles Getting Closer to Saying “Goodbye to Columbus” and Hello to Indigenous Peoples Day

Published March 19, 2016 LOS ANGELES — The city of Los Angeles is getting closer to saying “goodbye to Columbus” and hello to Indigenous Peoples Day. On Monday, March 21, 2016 a motion introduced by Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell will considered at a special meeting of the Arts, Parks and River Committee. If […]

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Why Democratic Party Foreign Policy Fails and Will Continue to Fail

By Richard Falk For six years (2008-2014) I acted as UN Special Rapporteur for Occupied Palestine, and found myself routinely and personally attacked by the top UN diplomats representing the U.S. Government. Of course, I knew that America was in Israel’s corner no matter what the issue happened to be, whether complying with a near […]

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Breastfeeding: The Traditional Way Seeks to Increase Breastfeeding in Tribal Communities

Published March 19, 2016 LAC DU FLAMBEAU, WISCONSIN — A new project at Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. (GLITC) is aimed at expanding the practice of breastfeeding for American Indian women and Infants in Wisconsin. “Breastfeeding: The Traditional Way” is designed to increase breastfeeding duration rates by providing greater community-based support. The project is funded […]

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Join Me in Celebrating the Passage of the Affordable Care Act

Guest Commentary The Affordable Care Act has proven successful among the poorest of the poor in the United States. American Indians and Alaskan Natives, long recognized as having the highest poverty rates of any ethnic group, have better access to medical care more than ever before. We can thank the Affordable Care Act. Right now […]

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President Uses Weekly Radio Address to Push His Supreme Court Nomination

Published March 19, 2o16 WASHINGTON — In this week’s address, the President discussed his decision to nominate Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States. Chief Judge Garland has earned the respect of both Democrats and Republicans through his years of public service. The President made clear that even though we are […]

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Yurok Tribal Chairman Resigns after 1990 Murder Conviction of Killing His Baby Daughter Surfaces

Published March 19, 2016 KLAMATH, CALIFORNIA — On Tuesday, James Dunlap resigned his position as tribal chairman of the Yurok Tribe, based in Klamath, California. Dunlap resigned after reports surfaced on social media he had fatally stabbed his three-month old baby daughter in 1988. Thomas P. O’Rourke Sr. was sworn in as chairman of the […]

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