Native American Corner (11/17/14)

11/17/2014 — Leave a comment

1. Get the Politicians Out of Immigration Reform

2. BIA Head Kevin Washburn Speaks to ICTMN About Bay Mills and the Need to Resolve Water Rights

Cliff Matias
Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn sat with a panel from ICTMN in September while in New York.

3. South Dakota Native Election Victories—And What They Say About 2016

Courtesy Troy Heinert
In the upcoming South Dakota legislative session, beginning in January, newly elected South Dakota State Senator Troy Heinert, Rosebud Sioux, will be wrangling measures to improve life for Natives and others throughout the state. Heinert, formerly in the South Dakota House, is shown here at his day job as a rodeo pick-up man.

4. And the Awards Went to: Screen Natives Honored at Red Nation 2014

Photo: Teresa S. Thompson
Actor Jeremiah Bitsui accepts his award for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series at 2014 Red Nation Film Festival. Photo: Teresa S. Thompson.

5. Rosebud Sioux Tribe Calls House Keystone XL Passage an ‘Act of War,’ Vows Legal Action

Steven Fontas
Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council President Cyril Scott, in aqua shirt, at the People’s Climate March on September 21 in New York City.

6. New Study Shows Native Americans Traveled to Easter Island Before European Contact

Easter Island Moai
AP Photo/Karen Schwartz
This August 2012 photo shows heads at Rano Raraku, the quarry on Easter Island. The sculptures have bodies attached, but they are buried under the dirt and not visible. About 400 moai are here in various stages of carving. A new study indicates that Native Americans visited Easter Island before Columbus sailed to the Americas.

7. Choctaw Corruption Case Continues

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8. Will They or Won’t They? Leonid Meteors Could Sparkle or Fizzle

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If northeastern Turtle Island gets a break in the clouds, its inhabitants could see 15 to 20 meteors per hour emanating from the head of Leo the Lion after midnight.

9. Bob Hicks, Pioneering Advocate for Natives in Hollywood, Walks On at 80

Image source: dreammerchantstudio.com/pages/Events/CINEFAITA.htm
Chairman Bob Hicks at the First Americans in the Arts awards ceremony in the early 2000s, with Dawn Jackson, the organization’s vice chair. Image source: dreammerchantstudio.com/pages/Events/CINEFAITA.htm

10. Métis Hero Louis Riel Commemorated on Anniversary of Execution for Treason

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Louis Riel’s grave in Manitoba

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