Category Archives: Author: wnishin

Fletcher, Fort, and Reo on “Tribal Disruption” Theory in the Michigan Law Review First Impressions

Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Kathryn E. Fort, and Dr. Nicholas J. Reo have published “Tribal Disruption and Indian Claims” in Michigan Law Review’s First Impressions. PDF. Here is a taste: Legal claims are inherently disruptive. Plaintiffs’ suits invariably seek to unsettle … Continue reading

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First Stewards Climate Change Symposium

Coastal First Peoples are currently gathered in Washington DC to discuss climate change impacts and response strategies. Symposium details, including live streaming video of presentations, can be found here.

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Wisconsin’s Proposed Wolf Hunt Approved by State Assembly

The New York Times has covered the State of Wisconsin’s proposal to introduce a wolf hunting season here and here. These articles bring tribal concerns over the proposed hunt to center stage. After Scott Walker approves this bill, it will … Continue reading

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Tribal Comments on Wisconsin Mining Proposal

Related to Matthew’s Dec 13 post on tribal objections to proposed Wisconsin mining legislation, see this post here outlining tribal comments at a recent public hearing. Representatives from several Wisconsin tribes pointed out the failure to consult with tribes about … Continue reading

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Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians rejects proposed Michigan moose hunt

As reported in the September 2nd issue of Win Awenen Nisitotung, Sault Tribe Inland Conservation Committee elected not to support a moose hunting season in Michigan. Provisions in the 2007 Inland Consent Decree require tribal (and state) approval of moose … Continue reading

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2009 Film Power Paths- watch for it on PBS in November

Although it originally aired on PBS in November 2009, you may have missed the documentary Power Paths http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/power-paths/film.html about tribal efforts to establish “green” economies and clean energy on reservations. The program can be seen on PBS again this November … Continue reading

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Navajos Hope to Shift From Coal to Wind and Sun

New York Times Article on Navajo Nation and environmental news here: By MIREYA NAVARRO Published: October 25, 2010 BLUE GAP, Ariz. — For decades, coal has been an economic lifeline for the Navajos, even as mining and power plant emissions … Continue reading

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More on Where Margaret Wente

Margaret Wente’s 10-24-08 column in the Globe and Mail espouses that aboriginal American contributions to contemporary society are generally overstated and that there was a vast developmental chasm separating Indian and European cultures at the time of first contact.  She seems enamoured … Continue reading

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What Margaret Wente Wrote Was Really Dumb — and also not true

In a recent column in Canada’s Globe and Mail titled, “What Dick Pound said was really dumb – and also true”, Margaret Wente submits a high profile critisism of Aboriginal socio-cultural systems, first nations politics and aboriginal knowledge systems. With this article, Wente dives 1000 leagues below … Continue reading

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McCain and Palin are “Old School” When it Comes to American Indian Policy

I recently had two conversations with fellow Natives about the 2008 presidential election that I thought were noteworthy. First, while on a trip to Washington, D.C. I connected with Yup’ik and Haida friends and we discussed Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. … Continue reading

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