- Minnesota Legislature Passes Bill to “Fix” the Minnesota SCT Decision In re R.S.
- Ninth Circuit, on Reconsideration, Orders Interior Review of Gila Bend Act in Tohono O'odham Gaming Lands Appeal
- Eighth Circuit Rejects Sandy Lake Chippewa Secretarial Election Appeal -- UPDATED with briefs
- Interesting Tenth Circuit Appeal on Confessions at Kewa Pueblo
- "Housing Crisis on the Rez"
Category Archives: Author: wnishin
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
As folks start dusting off thier spring fishing gear, the 2007 Consent Decree is getting some press again. It is good to keep balanced information in front of Michigan citizens as we come upon walleye spawning and subsequent inland spearing. These activities will present a culture shock … Continue reading →