Monthly Archives: September 2011

Hands on High School in Rural America

Bertie County suffers from many of the issues that Indian Country does. Its rural, isolated, sparsely populated and impoverished. It lacks a pool of talent to draw from to teach its youngsters. Enter Project H Design. Through a hands on … Continue reading

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Eliminate the FDA, the Insurance Companies, and Medical Education Before They Kill You

Alaska Natives generally exhibit higher rates of obesity, diabetes, substance abuse and a whole slew of health issues than the general population. Additionally, we are found in some of America’s most rural regions, with limited access to health care. While … Continue reading

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Indian residential school system an act of genocide: prof

Video: http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1 —————————————– APTN National News The residential school experience left thousands of Aboriginal people with emotional and physical scars. The statements of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission have revealed the enormous suffering inflicted upon children. Now, according to a … Continue reading

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Portland, Oregon Pow Wow

I’ll be at this Pow Wow at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, Oregon on Friday, September 23rd. It’s a long shot, but say hi if you see me! Pic of me @ndeertrack 6th Annual Dancing in the Square Pow-Wow Sept … Continue reading

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The Canary Effect

The grim legacy of America’s treatment of its native peoples is explored in detail in this documentary. Filmmakers Robin Davey and Yellow Thunder Woman take the perspective that if one is to define “genocide” as the a deliberate effort by … Continue reading

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Building Resilience: Where to get the Funding?

Here are a couple ways we could move forward on building resilient villages in our Alaska Native and American Indian communities today. Honor the Earth is dispersing grants from $1,000 to $5,000 to fund projects that create energy and food … Continue reading

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Death Row Indian

Indian Country Today by Steve Russell Capital punishment, the saying goes, means that those without the capital get the punishment, and in more than 35 years of labor in criminal law, I’ve yet to see a case that disproves it. … Continue reading

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Reconstructing Alaskan Indian Tribes by Andrew Hope III

Andrew Hope III advocating for tribal self governance in 1995 via clan representation on tribal councils. —————————————– Alaska Native Storyteller By Andrew Hope III When the Indian Reorganization Act was being debated in the early thirties, the main concern of … Continue reading

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“Day of Rage” at Alaska Capitol in Juneau

Protests across the country have been planned for 9/17/11, a Day of Rage. I favor tribal sovereignty over reform of the US Government. Still, it is good to see that people are mobilizing. Restore representation for people. Organize US Day … Continue reading

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Looking For a Nanny: Working on the Tlingit Language

From Ishmael Hope’s blog. This is exactly how we are going to revive our threatened native languages. I can imagine that toddlers and preschoolers going through such a program together could form a cohort, and go on to either some … Continue reading

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