Category Archives: cultural resources

Center for American Progress Report on American Indian Mascots

Here is “Missing the Point: The Real Impact of Native Mascots and Team Names on American Indian and Alaska Native Youth:” StegmanAIANmascots-reportv2 An excerpt: Although the debate over the Washington football team may rage on until either the NFL or … Continue reading

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Report to U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Re: American Indigenous Prisoners’ Religious Rights

Here: 7-25-14 Joint Submission By Huy, NCAI, NARF, ACLU et al to U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Re American Indigenous Prisoners’ Religious Rights 7-25-14 Letter to Native Nations & Advocacy Groups re Supplemental Report

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Federal Judge will no Longer Use Washington Football Team’s Nickname

From WSJ, here. The opinion is here.

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Oral Argument Scheduled in Yount v. Jewell — Challenge to Secretarial Withdrawal of Lands Around Grand Canyon on Establishment Grounds

Here is the order in Yount v. Jewell (D. Ariz.): 227 Oral Argument Order Briefs here. Prior post here.    

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TransCanada’s South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Permit to Build KeystoneXL Expires

Here, “With one more nail in its coffin, is Keystone XL history?”

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Complaint Challenging New 30-Year Eagle Permit Rule

Here is the complaint in Shearwater v. Ashe (N.D. Cal.). Plaintiffs are challenging a final nationwide regulation promulgated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS” or “Service”) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (“DOI”) on December 9, 2013 … Continue reading

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538 on Impact of Washington Football Team Trademark Decision on National Electoral Politics

In short, virtually none. Here.

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Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Cancels Trademarks for Washington Football Team — Updated

Here is the news coverage. Link to the decision here. from the PTO website: Read the full decision Fact sheet for media Official USPTO statement regarding Blackhorse v. Pro Football, Inc. decision

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Summary and Pictures from Finland, Sacred Sites Conference

I was lucky to be invited to give a keynote presentation at an International Conference titled “Experiencing and Protecting Arctic Sacred Sites and Culturally Important Landscapes – Creating Partnerships with Mutual Respect”. The 3 day event was held at The … Continue reading

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Article on Maine Fisheries and the Passamaquoddy

Here. For centuries, the Passamaquoddy people of Maine have faced a violation of their inherent rights as Indigenous Peoples. They have been repeatedly displaced from their original lands by European settlers since the 16th century, eventually limited to their current … Continue reading

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