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A Victory for Indigenous Rights Over Fossil Fuel Greed

A Victory for Indigenous Rights Over Fossil Fuel GreedThis Monday, the Obama administration’s Army Corps of Engineers honored the treaty rights of the Lummi Nation and denied a critical permit for the proposed Gateway Pacific coal exp... More

Remarks at the 2016 Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on Agenda Item 9(a): Coordination Among the

Remarks at the 2016 Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on Agenda Item 9(a): Coordination Among theThe United States welcomes this opportunity to discuss ways in which the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Spe... More

Indigenous Communities Have Released Talisman Workers

Indigenous Communities Have Released Talisman WorkersIndigenous communities who captured workers from Talisman oil company have released them following talks.Yesterday afternoon the workers were released after an agreement was reache... More

8 Latin America Indigenous Rights Victories as Struggle Goes On

8 Latin America Indigenous Rights Victories as Struggle Goes OnAs world leaders gather to discuss Indigenous issues at the U.N., here are some recent Indigenous rights victories in Latin America you probably didn't hear about.... More

EXCLUSIVE: Canada to shift position on UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

EXCLUSIVE: Canada to shift position on UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous PeoplesCanada is set to formally announce a shift in its position on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, CBC has learned, nearly a decade after the powerfu... More

Olympics: Tribal Man Raises Indigenous Cause as Torch Reaches Brazil

Olympics: Tribal Man Raises Indigenous Cause as Torch Reaches Brazil Many indigenous leaders are hoping that tribal involvement in the torch ceremony will help to bring attention to the threats facing their societies. This includes PEC 215, a change... More

Peru Cracks Down on Illegal Loggers in Amazonian Tribe's Reserve

Peru Cracks Down on Illegal Loggers in Amazonian TribeAn illegal logging operation inside an isolated Amazonian tribe's reserve in Peru has been dismantled and 15 people arrested, the government said on Thursday, the first such crackd... More

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Wisdom Keeper of The Month

Joseph Medicine Crow

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Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird (October 27, 1913 – April 3, 2016), was an author and historian of the Crow Nation of Native Americans. His writings on Native American history and reservation
culture are considered seminal works, but he is best known for his writings and lectures concerning the Battle of the Little Bighorn. During his lifetime he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Légion d'honneur. During World War II, he became the last war chief of the Crow Tribe, and was the last living Plains Indian war chief. He was a founding member of the Traditional Circle of Indian Elders and Youth.

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Book of The Month

Spirits of the Earth: A Guide to Native American Nature Symbols, Stories, and Ceremonies

By Robert Lake-Thom

Spirits of the Earth: A Guide to Native American Nature Symbols, Stories, and Ceremonies by Robert Lake-ThomMuch of the ancient knowledge that has been passed down from Native American medicine men, or shamans is in danger of being lost. Bobby Lake-Thom, a Native American healer known as
Medicine Grizzly Bear, has sought to preserve this powerful heritage by sharing his wisdom and experience learning from the world around us. The result is Spirits of the Earth, an extraordinary compilation of legends and rituals about nature's ever-present signs. From the birds that soar above us to the insincts beneath our feet, Bobby Lake-Thom shows how the creatures of the earth can aid us in healing and self-knowledge.

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Film of The Month

Humano

By Alan Stivelman

Humano  by Alan StivelmanAlan is twenty-five years old and is searching for the reasons for his existence--the meaning of life. With a camera, notebook and two hundred questions he journeys to the Andes. In
Q'eros he finds a Shaman that says before answering his questions, he had to learn to be a Human. Rituals, initiations and new challenges will unfold before him as the keys to unlocking and broadening his consciousness.

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