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An Open Mind

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The current conflict between the indigenous Wabanaki and the State of Maine reminded me of the need for better cross-cultural communication made possible by unmediated understanding. One tool in conflict resolution is the Values Orientations Method developed by the Florence R. Kluckhohn Center. Stepping back from misunderstanding and misanthropy to examine conflicting cultural orientations is [&hellip... more →

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The UN, Bigotry and Violence against Indigenous Peoples

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According to Reuters during 19 May and 6 June United Nations Human Rights Special Rapporteur Doudou Diène of Senegal will travel to the United States of America to investigate apparently growing evidence of racism. What seems to be stimulating this unusual action by the Commission on Human Rights is the democratic primaries for US President [&hellip... more →

Spirit of Reconciliation

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I was remarking the other day to a friend how odd it was that there are no tribal colleges in California, despite the fact it has the largest Native American population in the United States. Part of this, no doubt, has to do with the devastating effect of greed exemplified by the Gold Rush and [&hellip... more →

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Unique Status

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NorthWest Indian News and Native American TV look at the reality of taxes, tribal sovereignty, and common misunderstandings about the unique political and legal status of American Indians... more →

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Injustice at Justice

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Readers might recall a year ago the purge of US Attorneys by the Department of Justice. In today’s article, Indian Country Today notes that five of the eight fired were active members of the DOJ Native American Issues Subcommittee, and were known as strong advocates for legal justice on reservations. John Dossett, general counsel for [&hellip... more →

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