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Steven Newcomb: The Doctrine of Discovery is still alive and kicking
Side-stepping the issue of domination that resides within the Doctrine of Discovery.
Cronkite News: Tribes remain wary of wall along US-Mexico border
President Donald Trump’s proposal for a southwestern border wall would do more than separate two nations – it would split another nation in half, say tribal advocates.
Tohono O'odham Nation leaders share concerns about border wall
Chairman Ed Manuel and Vice Chairman Verlon Jose asked the Department of Homeland Security for a seat at the table.
Former ambassador Keith Harper returns to Washington after United Nations stint
Keith Harper, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, was the first member of a federally recognized tribe to serve in an ambassador-level post.
Cronkite News: Tohono O'odham Nation concerned about border wall
Before September 11, 2001, a barbed wire fence was all that marked the border on the reservation.
Yoshitaka Ota and Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor: Indigenous communities and food
Until recently no one had ever quantified how intensively indigenous communities rely on seafood, or its importance for their existence as distinct peoples.
Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirms opposition to wall along border
The tribe was not consulted by President Donald Trump before he ordered a wall to be build through the reservation.
President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wall
Indian Country has already been excluded from prior border security efforts.
Peter d'Errico: Indigenous community battles invasion in Ecuador
'The Shuar are protesting an invasion of their homelands by a Chinese mining company that would create the world’s second largest open pit copper mine.'
Native Sun News Today: Standing Rock movement inspires others
The historic resistance movement in the Northern Great Plains inspires hopes for recognition of territorial and human rights in Latin America.
Tribes bring #NoDAPL fight to international human rights forum
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe are calling on the United States to respect their treaties and human rights.
Tristan Ahtone: Tohono O'odham Nation determined to stop border wall
Donald Trump will have to fight for every single mile of Tohono O’odham land—legally, and possibly even physically.
Tohono O'odham Nation reaffirms strong opposition to border wall
Vice Chairman Verlon Jose: 'Over my dead body will a wall be built.'
Tribes seek greater protections for sacred and cultural property
Tribes have become increasingly alarmed as auction houses around the world have put hundreds of items up for sale to the highest bidder.
Top officials take on violence against indigenous women and girls in North America
The first-ever meeting of the North American Working Group on Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls took place at the White House.
Indigenous communities in Nicaragua facing deadly attacks
At least 30 indigenous people have been killed as new settlers seek more land and more resources.
White House hosts meeting on violence against indigenous women and girls
Top officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are working to address high levels of violence.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up sale of tribal property at field hearing
Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) is chairing the October 18 hearing at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque.
Lakota Country Times: #NoDAPL movement lands before United Nations
After calls for lawmakers in the United States to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, the President of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe took his position to the United Nations last week.
House passes measure to combat illegal sale of tribal property
Rep. Steve Pearce (R-New Mexico) is working closely with tribes to help them recover their sacred and spiritual items.
Bill to protect tribal cultural property gains steam on Capitol Hill
H.Con.Res.122, the PROTECT Patrimony Resolution, condemns the sale, transfer and export of tribal property.
Chairman of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe speaks at United Nations
Chairman Dave Archambault II is bringing the #NoDAPL movement to the international stage.
Association on American Indian Affairs hosts repatriation conference
The Indigenous International Repatriation Conference comes amid renewed attention on the theft and sale of tribal property.
United Nations Forum backs Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on #NoDAPL
The #NoDAPL resistance movement is attracting international attention as the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline remains in limbo.
Judge grants warrant for sacred shield stolen from Acoma Pueblo
An auction house in France is holding on the ceremonial shield, which was taken from the New Mexico tribe sometime in the 1970s.
Federal authorities file warrant for shield stolen from Acoma Pueblo
The Acoma Pueblo ceremonial shield is being held by an auction house in France that has made millions of dollars by selling tribal items.
Laguna Pueblo loses case linked to military contract kickbacks
The New Mexico tribe's construction company at one point administered over $350 million in contracts for work in the Middle East.
Cronkite News: Sen. McCain signs onto bill to stop export of tribal property
Arizona and New Mexico lawmakers teamed up this week to sponsor a bipartisan bill that would prevent the auction of sacred tribal items.
Tribal community in Bolivia abandons homeland after lake dries up
The lake that provided the Uro-Muratos with food and medicine slowly disappeared.
Tribes support bill in Senate to stop the export of cultural property
The Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act (STOP Act) prohibits the the export of tribal property and punishes people who traffic in stolen items.
Church denies connection to vandalism at Otomi site in Mexico
Followers of the Jehovah’s Witnesses reportedly told a professor that they damaged the site because it conflicted with their religion.
Acoma Pueblo waits on France to return stolen ceremonial shield
Authorities in France have asked for more information about the item, which was stolen from the reservation in the 1970s.
Indigenous youth in Paraguay forced into labor in wealthy homes
Thousands of indigenous children in Paraguay are falling victim to a centuries-old system of forced labor.
Lakota Country Times: Tribes fail to stop auction of warrior shirt
The Oglala Sioux Tribe failed to prevent the sale of an ancient Lakota war shirt that was put up for auction in Paris, France.
Editorial: Acoma Pueblo needs justice for theft of sacred property
It’s still an ocean away from home, but a colorful leather shield used in tribal religious ceremonies is an important step closer to Acoma Pueblo.
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