Category Archives: cultural resources

UN Human Rights Committee Draft Report re: United States

The following documents are (1) the recent draft of the Concluding Observations on the fourth report of the United States of America from the UN Human Rights Committee (note in particular paragraph 25 on the rights of Indigenous Peoples, sacred … Continue reading

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FBI Raid on Indiana Man Reveals Numerous Indian Artifacts

Here is the article titled “Thousands of artifacts removed from rural Indiana home.”

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Federal Court Rules against Native Hawaiians Prisoners in Religious Freedom Case

Here are some relevant materials in Davis v. Abercrombie (D. Haw.): 439-1 Huy Amicus Curiae Brief 462 Order Granting Huy’s Motion For Leave to File Amicus Curiae Brief 497 Order on Summary Judgment

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“Considerations for Climate Change and Variability Adaptation on the Navajo Nation”

Julie Nania & Karen Cozzetto have published “Considerations for Climate Change and Variability Adaptation on the Navajo Nation,” a report coming out of the Getches-Wilkinson Center at CU Law. The report pdf is here.

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New Student Scholarship on Treaty Rights as Intangible Cultural Property

The Oregon Law Review has published New Ways to Fulfill Old Promises: Native American Hunting and Fishing Rights as Intangible Cultural Property. Here is an excerpt: Current law and policy in the United States has failed to develop a framework … Continue reading

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United Nations Human Rights Committee on American Indian Sacred Sites

The Committee issued a report from its recent review the U.S. late last week. Of note: Rights of indigenous people 25. The Committee is concerned about the insufficient measures being taken to protect the sacred areas of indigenous peoples against … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Affirms Interior’s Decision to Authorize Gold Mine on Mt. Tenabo

Here is the order in Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada v. Dept. of Interior: CA9 Unpublished Memorandum w Dissent An excerpt from the dissent: The BLM’s analysis of why E.O. 13007 did not apply was faulty for … Continue reading

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Slate on Dan Snyder

Here. I wonder … So many news organizations will no longer print the Washington Football Team’s nickname, but Snyder won’t budge. What if those news organizations stopped printing Snyder’s name?

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Patent and Trademark Materials: Rejecting “Washington Redskins Potatoes” Mark

Here. “The PTO has approved past marks for red-skinned potatoes and peanuts, but the application doesn’t appear to have anything to do with actual potatoes.”

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NPR Ombudsman Commentary on Reporting on the “Washington Football Team”

Here.

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