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Money Koch Bros. Stole from Tribes Could Swing Mid-Term Elections

Money Koch Bros. Stole from Tribes Could Swing Mid-Term Elections | Native America | Scoop.it
Some of the Koch fortune that makes possible the brothers’ hefty contributions to conservative causes came from cheating American Indian tribes.
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Koch Brothers are trying to kill democracy and backing another do nothing Congress and aim to shut down government last one cost us $24 Billion Dollars which would have met several of our social and economic needs.  GOTNV Natives

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Native American Businesses Missing Out on Prospering from Own Casinos

Native American Businesses Missing Out on Prospering from Own Casinos | Native America | Scoop.it
ative American Businesses Missing Out on Prospering from Own Casinos By Terrance H, Booth, Sr.
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White House Responds to ‘Stop Apache Land Grab’ Petition

White House Responds to ‘Stop Apache Land Grab’ Petition | Native America | Scoop.it
Jodi Gillette responds to the overwhelming support for the White House Petition “Stop Apache Land Grab.”
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It is not a Black Man who is most likely to be killed by police but a Red One

It is not a Black Man who is most likely to be killed by police but a Red One | Native America | Scoop.it
Simon Moya-Smith says Mah-hi-vist Goodblanket, who was killed by law enforcement, deserves justice.

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Shawn Wright's curator insight, December 27, 2014 5:59 PM

Most people don't know that Native Americans are most likely to be killed by police, compared with other racial groups. Native Americans make up about 0.8% of the population, yet account for 1.9% of police killings.

 

When Native Americans are shot and killed by law enforcement, there's rarely much news coverage of those incidents. There are no outcries from any community other than our own.

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There are no white or black faces rallying around us, marching with us, protesting with us over this injustice. Why? Because we are a forgotten people.

Take Mah-hi-vist Goodblanket, an 18-year-old Cheyenne and Arapaho youth, who died on December 21, 2013, after being shot seven times by two sheriff's deputies in Oklahoma.


The two Custer County deputies alleged that Goodblanket had a knife during an incident at his parents' home in the city of Clinton.

 

Custer County Sheriff's spokesman Bruce Peoples said Goodblanket threw a knife at the deputies and then attacked with another knife. They tried a Taser on him, which had no effect.

 

An eyewitness Goodblanket's girlfriend, Naomi Barron, who was present when he was killed, said in a statement that Goodblanket had no weapons when the two white deputies opened fire. "He [had] his arms up and his hands were free ... he had no weapons," she said.

 

"Our 18-year-old son was murdered -- [shot] seven times, once in the back of the head," she said. "This [incident] in itself should initiate an outrage among those who value life." But the outrage isn't to be found -- at least not outside of Native American communities said Goodblanket's mother, Melissa.

 

The attorney for the Goodblanket family, Ray Wall, said the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has refused to release the police report regarding the incident. "Withholding an official police report ... I think that's a violation of the Freedom of Information Act," Wall told me when I reached out to him.

 

Goodblanket's mother, Melissa, said she can't comprehend why mainstream media does not report on the killings of unarmed Native Americans, and why the killing of her son has failed to spark a national response. Further it is hard to comprehend the two white deputies both received the Medal of Honor and one received the Purple Heart by his department months after Goodblanket's death. On the Custer County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, a post said the awards were in "recognition of their performance above and beyond the call of duty while disregarding their own personal safety and exhibiting exceptional courage in a life threatening situation, stemming from a domestic call they responded to in December of 2013 ..."

 

It is notable that medals were given to the two white deputies in a county named for the infamous murderer and Indian fighter George Armstrong Custer. Giving out medals after the killing of a Native American doesn't seem to bother anyone but Native Americans.

History provides various unjust examples. Just think of the 20 U.S. cavalrymen who were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor after they indiscriminately murdered an estimated 300 Lakota -- 200 women and children -- during the Wounded Knee Massacre on December 29, 1890. After 124 years those medals for murdering little babies by hitting them in the head with a US issured rifle butt have yet to be rescinded.

 

Trail of Tears Descendant  Shawn Wright

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Defending the Religious Rights of Native Prisoners

Defending the Religious Rights of Native Prisoners | Native America | Scoop.it
On April 18, 2014, National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby wrote U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
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Time is Now to launch New Tribal Economies

Time is Now to launch New Tribal Economies | Native America | Scoop.it
Native american culture and tribal customs regarding food, homes, games, wedding customs, burial customs and more.
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Warrior Publications

Warrior Publications | Native America | Scoop.it
Purpose: To promote warrior culture, fighting spirit, and resistance movements
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This has to stop and all First Nations need to confront Prime Minister to setup  a Task Force to educate RCMP and the Court Judges. 

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Arizona rep. offends Native Americans by calling them ‘wards of federal govt’

Arizona rep. offends Native Americans by calling them ‘wards of federal govt’ | Native America | Scoop.it
In an Arizona community meeting, Rep. Paul Gosar made a controversial remark that offended Native Americans in attendance and across the country when he called them ‘wards of the federal government’.
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Native American Navy Veteran Paved Way for Career Field, Honors Heritage

Native American Navy Veteran Paved Way for Career Field, Honors Heritage | Native America | Scoop.it
Linda Old Horn-Purdy, retired Navy chief petty officer, from the Crow tribe, was one of the first females in the Navy to serve on a combatant ship.
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The Social and Economic Impact of Native American Casinos

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Native Casinos can become an economic powerhouse simply by buying local and buy from Native Companies.  If you visit the delivery section of a Native Casino you would readily see native Casinos prosper Non-Native Companies. 

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Welcome To NACDI - NACDI

Welcome To NACDI - NACDI | Native America | Scoop.it
NACDI is committed to transforming the American Indian community to effectively respond to 21st century opportunities. NACDI works to promote innovative community development strategies that strengthen the overall sustainability and well-being of American Indian people and communities.
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Native American tourism quietly thrives

Native American tourism quietly thrives | Native America | Scoop.it
Can tourists benefit, not just exploit, tribal communities?
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My late father once said, 

“Tribal Economic Development in reality would be a re-discovery of who we are as tribal people.”  Another words just being ourselves as Natives we can prosper. 

 

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Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission Annual Report 2015

Annual report from the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission. The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC) is a support service organization for 20 treaty…
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JUSTICE FOR GOODBLANKET - Native Youth Shot and Killed by Police

JUSTICE FOR GOODBLANKET - Native Youth Shot and Killed by Police | Native America | Scoop.it
Mah-hi-vist Goodblanket, an 18-year-old Cheyenne and Arapaho youth, died on December 21, 2013, after being shot seven times by two sheriff's deputies in Oklahoma. Since that time, the sheriff's were awarded medals of honor for their acts. Currently the family is raising funds for further investigations and lawyers fees - Please support them here - http://www.gofundme.com/65cae4 Tonight we will talk with the family about their efforts and what we as people can do to help them. She:kon and Thanks
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2014: The Year in Arts and Entertainment, Part I

2014: The Year in Arts and Entertainment, Part I | Native America | Scoop.it
What a year it was in arts, entertainment and culture for the Natives of Turtle Island! A look back at highlights and, yes, a few lowlights of 2014.
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Emerging New Tribal Wealth as Native Nations

Emerging New Tribal Wealth as Native Nations | Native America | Scoop.it
Emerging New Tribal Wealth as Native Nations By Terrance H. Booth, Sr. Neesh Wil Gum Ts’msyen Nation The late Ira C.
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Since Natives will face adversity with the 114th Congress let us develop our own tribal economies with new tribal wealth. 

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What Native Americans really look like

What Native Americans really look like | Native America | Scoop.it
Photographer Matika Wilbur's Project 562 aims to capture the diversity of Indian Country.

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Shawn Wright's curator insight, December 16, 2014 9:25 PM

I have highlighted Matika Wilbur's Project 562 before but it is such a powerful project I thought it worthy of mention again. America needs tor recognize the new face of Native America and not just the Johnny Depp Hollywood fiction one.

Michaele Glenn's curator insight, December 18, 2014 7:55 AM

Blonde hair, red hair, brown hair, black hair; blue eyes, green eyes, hazel or brown eyes...we all come in different "packages". Diversity? Yes! Different? No!

Mary Logan's curator insight, January 15, 6:49 PM

I found this article to be very interesting because it made me think about "controlling images". Controlling images is how we view that all people that are in a specific group of people should all look. The reason why this is interesting to me is because you can see how people who are Native American do not dress the way the media depicts them to dress, rather Native Americans dress regular like the rest of us, but when they want to celebrate or just simply wear something from their culture, they choose to do so.

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Pine Ridge: A broken system failing America's most forgotten children

Pine Ridge: A broken system failing America's most forgotten children | Native America | Scoop.it
How a jumble of public, private and federal school systems overlap but rarely ever bolster the prospects of America's most forgotten children.
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San Carlos Apache Tribe Attempt to Save Sacred Lands Denied

San Carlos Apache Tribe Attempt to Save Sacred Lands Denied | Native America | Scoop.it
San Carlos Apache Tribe Attempt to Save Sacred Lands Denied
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As we can see Congress voting they way they are told by those who funded their campaign and NOT listening to will of the People

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Creating Economic Development on Indian Reservations | PERC – The Property and Environment Research Center

Creating Economic Development on Indian Reservations | PERC – The Property and Environment Research Center | Native America | Scoop.it
The lack of economic development on reservations is a major factor in creating the extreme poverty, unemployment, and the accompanying social issues that Indian nations face.
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Native Reservations have enticing tax incentives that can draw attention to American Companies that outsource.  America Companies since they are looking for ways to gain more wealth should note the tax incentives by localing on Tribal Lands both Companies and Natives can prosper.  Some Tribes near large cities have set aside lands for commericial and industrial development like Gila River Indian Community and Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community.  American Companies bring the outsourcing jobs and place them on tribal lands. 

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Native Americans and Jobs: The Challenge and the Promise

Native Americans and Jobs: The Challenge and the Promise | Native America | Scoop.it
Despite making some strides in recovering from a long history of subjugation, American Indians still suffer economically. In particular, they have employment rates far below those of whites, both in the country overall and at the state level.
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Tribal Casinos would become an economic powerhouse simply by buying local for goods, services, technical support, electronic support, specialized cleaning and food items most are non-Native. Having Native vendors for their own Native Casino would put Native Companies among the Fortune 500 Businesses. As it is Native Casinos prosper non-Native Companies. 

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