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Constraining Hate

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How to constrain hate campaigns is the subject of a recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights. While the ruling regarding Hungarian fascist associations and their threatening behavior toward Roma (Gypsies) is not an indigenous issue, it contains discussion applicable to hate crimes and hate campaigns against indigenous peoples. As I noted in [&hellip... more →

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Lummi Way of Life

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As noted in their August 2 press release, Lummi Nation observes that Lummi Indians maintain the largest Native fishing fleet in the United States, and that Lummi fishers have worked in the Cherry Point fishery for thousands of years. Impairment of that crab, herring and salmon fishery by the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal would thus [&hellip... more →

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Taxation Discrimination

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While state and federal public benefits of U.S. citizens are not taxed, the U.S. Treasury still tries to tax tribal public benefits. Attempting to remedy this racial discrimination against American Indian tribes, a bill has been introduced in the U.S. Congress to exclude tribally-funded public benefits from taxation, and to end U.S. Treasury harassment of [&hellip... more →

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Never-Fading Flowers

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Amaranth, along with other previously disregarded or banned food staples used by indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica, is receiving increased attention from policy makers, agronomists and nutritionists alike. Amidst global discussions on food security and climate change mitigation, this “never-fading flower”(as its Greek-derived botanical name refers to) is making a persistent re-entry into gastronomic, cultural and [&hellip... more →

Customary & Constitution Indigenous Government

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Much has been said and written about the parts of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples that call for states’ governments to conduct relations with Indigenous peoples within a framework of “free, prior and informed consent.”  The United States Government, after “endorsing” the declaration described the UN Declaration as “aspirational” and then [&hellip... more →

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