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5/19/08 10:46 pm - ayeita - Why I love this man

CROW AGENCY, Mont. -- Sen. Barack Obama became the first American presidential candidate to visit the reservation of the Crow Nation, and in doing so was adopted into the nation under the Crow name "One Who Helps People Throughout the Land."

Drums pounded and the crowd cheered as Obama was escorted to the podium by his "new parents," Hartford and Mary Black Eagle, in the manner of a groom being walked down the aisle. Obama beamed. His adoptive parents gave Obama hugs as he stepped onto a riser to speak.

"I want to thank my new parents," he said. "The nicest parents you could ever want to know. I like my new name. Barack Black Eagle. That is a good name!"

5/4/08 08:18 pm - callisto24

YOUTH RIDE MAY 2008

LAKOTA ADULTS AND ELDERS TAKE ACTION TO PROVIDE A BRIGHTER VISION FOR YOUTH ON THE RESERVATION.
YOUR SUPPORT FOR THEIR EFFORTS CAN LITERALLY BE LIFE-SAVING!

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4/26/08 02:31 pm - p0stmdrnpr1mt1v

URGENT CALL: FRIDAY APRIL 25TH 2008- MOHAWKS

OF TYENDINAGA UNDER ONTARIO PROVINCIAL

POLICE SIEGE - SHAWN BRANT ARRESTED ON

FAKE WEAPONS CHARGES ON CULBERTSON

TRACT - OPP CRUISERS AND VANS SURROUND

– 20 DOWN BY TRAIN TRACTS ON DESERONTO

ROAD AND BRIDGE ST.



MNN. At 2:45 pm. today, Friday, April 25th, 2008,

Shawn Brant was arrested for an incident that

happened on Monday on Slash Road. He was

attacked by Deseronto citizens who were trying

to run our blockades. He had no weapons

whatsoever. The OPP are trying to make Shawn

out to be the leader there. He is not.



DEMAND THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF SHAWN

BRANT, POLITICAL PRISONER.

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4/23/08 06:20 pm - letters4lettes - hand made canoe


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hand made canoe

4/15/08 09:12 pm - lucky12324 - News Article

I read this article and thought perhaps people in this group would be interested: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24112213/

2/20/08 01:18 pm - lucky12324

My son is 1/16th Native American and I was just wondering if there is some sort of rule as to who counts as a Native American and who doesn't? Do you have to be a certain percent in order to be counted as a Native American?

2/18/08 03:32 pm - il_mio_gufo - Taking Money from the Casinos



This has been on my mind for quite some time now. So this is my attempt to get it out already :)

On Super Tuesday (02/05/08/) Californians lined up at their poll stations to cast their vote for the presidential candidate of their choice. That same day, they were called to cast a 'yes' or a 'no' for or against Propositions 94, 95, 96, and 97. Here, why don't I type them out so you all can see what I am referring to. Good idea.

94: REFERENDUM ON AMENDMENT TO INDIAN GAMING COMPACT

"Yes" Vote approves, and "No" Vote rejects, a law that ratifies an amendment to existing gaming compact between the state and Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians. Fiscal Impact: Net increase in annual state revenues probably in the tens of millions of dollars, growing over time through 2030.

95: REFERENDUM ON AMENDMENT TO INDIAN GAMING COMPACT

"Yes" Vote approves, and "No" Vote rejects, a law that ratifies an amendment to existing gaming compact between the state and Morongo Band of Mission Indians. Fiscal Impact: Net increase in annual state revenues probably in the tens of millions of dollars, growing over time through 2030.

96: REFERENDUM ON AMENDMENT TO INDIAN GAMING COMPACT

"Yes" Vote approves, and "No" Vote rejects, a law that ratifies an amendment to existing gaming compact between the state and Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. Fiscal Impact: Net increase in annual state revenues probably in the tens of millions of dollars, growing over time through 2030.

97: REFERENDUM ON AMENDMENT TO INDIAN GAMING COMPACT

"Yes" Vote approves, and "No" Vote rejects, a law that ratifies an amendment to existing gaming compact between the state and Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Fiscal Impact: Net increase in annual state revenues probably in the tens of millions of dollars, growing over time through 2030.


Alright . . . that is exactly how the ballots read. In a brief summary, a 'yes' vote for any of these measures allows that a portion of the revenues generated by the casinos be paid to the State of California. All this in attempt to clean up our budget deficit.

My question is this:

Should it be legal and Is it legal to tax any type of activity occurring on tribal lands?? If any given tribe would like to make a donation to the State of California then by all means go ahead....but should the state be allowed to mandate a payment????

I am soooooooo confused. What are the legal premises for these measures being able to make it to the ballot? Any clues?? I am so dang curious to understand this. Even some law student colleagues of mine are puzzled on this. What are your thoughts? Should this be legal? If so, on what grounds?

1/17/08 10:08 am - ddr_girlfriend - Hello

 Hello there, I am new to this community and I would like to introduce myself to everyone. My name is Nikita and I am from the Ohio Valley. My interest for joining this community would be for the fact that I have since I turned 15 years old learned more of my Native American ancestors. I learned that I was from the Cherokee and Blackfoot tribes and that one of my ancestors were a chief for the Cherokees. 

My passion for learning about my hertiage has helped me a lot when it came to finding myself. Though I am new with many of the ideas and culture of the Cherokee (which I focus more one since I had more of link with them) I thought maybe finding others who were either interested or a member of Native American Tribe(s) would help me understand more. 

Since then I have became a active vocal of the Native American people whenever I can. I speak whenever a history class mentions anything about them, either good or bad. Here in Ohio many don't even care about the Native American people, so I find myself being called to speak for those who I hope will never mind me calling them "my people" . 

I hope that I meet many people here and become friends and we together learn of the first people of the Americas. 

~Nikita~

1/8/08 04:03 pm - callisto24

The following has been posted in the care2 network, and I promised to forward it from
here
Urgent: U.S. Homeland Security preparing to seize Apache lands
In violation of United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous
People the U.S. government plans to forcibly take land from the Lipan
Apache people...
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Lakota Indepency
Republic of Lakotah

1/6/08 08:00 pm - wind_veter - living in indian camp




Would you believe it?
It`s not America.
It`s Russia !
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