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Indian Tribes

Here's Why Black Lawmakers Oppose Federal Recognition Of This Virginia Tribe

AP | By FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virgini...

Obama, "Green" Energy, and Indian Tribes

Tom King | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Tom King

Barack Obama, son of an anthropologist, might be expected to respect Indian tribes. Some of his words suggest that he does. But behind his rhetoric, the Obama administration runs roughshod over tribal cultural and spiritual values.

Indian Tribes See Institutional Overhaul

AP | MICHAEL MELIA | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

KENT, Conn. -- His tribe once controlled huge swaths of what is now New York and Connecticut, but the shrunken reservation presided over by Alan Russe...

Mimicry? Mockery? Mimic. Cry.

Deepak Sarma | Posted 07.16.2013 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

By performing the play of the pilgrim, does the Indian-American elementary school student inadvertently become the oppressor? Or confirms the oppression? Or conforms to the oppressor?

Things This Indian-American From Cleveland Is NOT Thankful For This Thanksgiving Day

Deepak Sarma | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

While I am indeed thankful for some things this Thanksgiving Day, such as my family, my job, and so on, there are things I'm NOT thankful for this Thanksgiving Day.

This Sneaky Trick Doesn't Work Anymore For Payday Lenders

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business

Lately, payday lenders have been linking up with Native American tribes as a way to sidestep U.S. law. Federal authorities seem less and less willi...

American Indian Tribe Given Permit To Kill 2 Bald Eagles

AP | BEN NEARY | Posted 05.13.2012 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has taken the unusual step of issuing a permit allowing an American Indian tribe to kill tw...

New Indigenous Reserve Aims To Save A Fading Culture

Silvia Usuriaga | Posted 04.24.2012 | Latino Voices
Silvia Usuriaga

A healthy ecosystem is essential to all of our livelihoods, but for indigenous groups,many of whom have suffered slave-like treatment at the hands of missionaries, robber barons, loggers, miners, industrial farmers and drug gangs, protecting their environment means saving themselves from utter obliteration.