Archives For Vietnam

Legendary “60 Minutes” correspondent, whose career spanned 5 decades, dies in car crash at age 73

1. Study Finds Toxins, Cancer-Causing Air Pollution at Oil, Gas Wells

Angus M. Thuermer Jr./WyoFile
This valve on a gas tank near the town of Pavillion, Wyoming, is an example of a source for potential leaks. A new study indicates dangerous toxins are present at oil and gas facilities near homes and communities.

2. Biden Stresses More VAWA Improvements at Tribal Nations Conference

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Deborah Parker, a council member for the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, shares a warm moment with Vice President Joe Biden after introducing him. VP Biden attended the conference for the first time this year.

3. Locust Grove QB Mason Fine Is OK Gatorade Player of the Year

Mason Fine, Cherokee, is the Gatorade Oklahoma Player of the Year.

4. Domestic Violence: Women Must Never Forget How Powerful and Sacred They Really Are

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Women are powerful and sacred. It’s easy to forget that when faced with abuse.

5. Video: Cherokee Elder Steve Downing Jr. Shares Stories from Childhood

Cherokee Elder Steve Downing Jr.
Cherokee Elder Steve Downing Jr. shares stories from his childhood.

6. Painful Reminders: Brothers in Vietnam and Life Pt. 3

Clyde Paul Hillis in Vietnam

1. $4 Washington Football Team Tickets? Yep, It’s True

2. Keene: Why ‘Fix’ Tiger Lily? Why Can’t We Just Let Her Go?
NBC aired ‘Peter Pan Live!’ on prime time TV Thursday.

3. Native Humor: 10 More Signs She May be ‘Too Rez’ For You, Bro

Careful, soldier boy, you don’t know what you’re getting yourself into.

4. Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Kicks Off in Las Vegas

Kassidy Dennison, front, with Dustin Bird, Erich Rogers and Aaron Tsinigine tweeted this selfie on December 2, 2014, a few days before the NFR began.

5. What’s Next After ‘Navajo Star Wars’? Hint: It’s a Little Fishy

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6. Obama Names Two Tribes Among 16 Climate Action Champions Nationwide

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7. Wisconsin Closes Wolf Hunt Three Months Early, With Quota Exceeded

Jayne Belsky/Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources/Associated Press file photo
A gray wolf in Wisconsin. The quota has been exceeded, and the sanctioned wolf hunt is over three months early.

8. ‘Freedom Has to Be Fought For’: Brothers in Vietnam and Life Pt. 1

The Hillis boys. Pictured from left to right: Alan (who did not serve), Russell, Lowell, Clyde, Mervyn, and Carl.

9. Quapaw Tribe Says Federal Government OKs Casino Expansion, Makes Landmark Decision

10. Photo: Highlighting Native Music’s Big Night

11. Sundance Picks ‘Songs My Brothers Taught Me,’ a New Film Set on Pine Ridge

Photo by Eléonore Hendricks, source:
ShaMauri Hawkins, Jared Reddy and John Reddy of ‘Songs My Brothers Taught Me.’ Photo by Eléonore Hendricks, source:

12. Suspect Killed Outside Choctaw Casino After High Speed Chase

13. Alaska Natives to British Columbia: Please Tighten Up Your Mining Act

Can you blame them? Alaska Natives, fishery operators and environmentalists fear that British Columbia’s mining regulations are too lax and could threaten tourism and fisheries.

14. Photo Gallery: Tree Lighting and Dancing in the Capitol

15. ‘Scars of Deception’ Tells the Story of Forced Sterilization of Indigenous Women in Peru

Feminists denounced the violation of rights of thousands of Peru under President Fujimori.

16. NCAI’s Cladoosby on Tribal Nations Conference and Building a Lasting Legacy

Vincent Schilling
NCAI President Brian Cladoosby, center, with White House secretaries during the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference on December 3.

1. Smudging the Colonizer’s Lens: Artists Challenge Old Imagery With ‘Regarding Curtis’

Courtesy Arizona State Museum.
Detail of Hopi Maidens (acrylic, 2010) by Marla Allison (Laguna Pueblo). Courtesy Arizona State Museum.

2. Cherokee Artist Donald Vann Receives Diploma 46 Years After Enlisting For Vietnam

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Cherokee artist and veteran Donald Vann was presented a high school diploma from his former Stilwell High School Superintendent Neil Morton 46 years after leaving school to enlist.

3. Mohawk Woman To Help Lead Canadian Pan Am Games Team

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Waneek Horn-Miller was selected as an assistant chef de mission for the 2015 Pan American Games.

4. Video: Cherokee Elder Rufus King Tells Us About His Childhood

Cherokee Elder Rufus King
Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Elder Rufus King talks about his childhood, a time when kids wore patched up pants, and made their own toys.

5. Klabona Keepers Ordered by Court to Stop Blocking Imperial Metals Mine

Dan Mesec
Tahltan elders and families go to court to save Tl’abãne from Red Chris Mine, owned by Imperial Metals Corp., which owns Polley Mine, whose dam breach sent billions of gallons of toxic waste into pristine British Columbia waterways.

6. Bridging Two Worlds: Sharing My Native Culture While Helping in Uganda

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Sydney Farhang working with the youth of Uganda.

1. Pat Sajak calls global warming advocates ‘unpatriotic racists,’ sparks Twitter backlash

Pat Sajak

2. Aviation last major source of toxic lead in US

3. Death in the Amazon: Triple Murder Renews Friction Over Rain-Forest Growth

Tenharim Indians Charged in Killings of Settlers as Brazil Continues Development in Difficult Region

4. Reid stands in way of ‘green’ energy

Floods affect over 1 million in Balkans, destruction

5. Drought could cost Central Valley farms $1.7 billion and 14,500 jobs

Dry fields and bare trees in California's drought-stricken Central Valley.

6. New Mexico says 57 nuke containers could be threat

7. More workers hospitalized with poisoning symptoms in central Vietnam

8. Pressure mounts to save Africa’s Eden from drillers

Would prefer to be left in peace <i>(Image: Andrew Aiken/Rex)</i>

9. Opinion: We’re leaving too many energy dollars behind us, on the ground


10. Germs in the Gut May Affect Autism, Study Finds

11. Olive oil on salad may save your life

Olive oil found to protect the heart against damage from air pollution and lower blood pressure

olive oil poured on salad

12. Minnesota bans anti-bacterial chemical from soaps

Soaps containing the antibacterial chemical triclosan are displayed on a shelf at a Minneapolis pharmacy Monday, May 19, 2014. Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday signed a bill to make Minnesota the first state to ban the use of triclosan in retail consumer cleaning products, starting Jan. 1, 2017. Photo: Jim Mone, AP / AP

1. Unfit for Human Consumption: How nearly 9 million pounds of bad meat escaped into the food supply

2.Accident Leads to Scrutiny of Oil Sand Production

3. Another Solid Reason Not to Do a Mud-Obstacle Run

Endurance races that involve electrical shocks, ice baths, and pools of stagnant farm water are acutely popular. No one tells you about the bowel infections.

4. The organic civil war

Food in a grocery store is shown. | AP Photo

5. Pesticides Found in GM Soy; Vermont Orders Labels

6. Toxic Chemical Bill Championed By Industry, Chided By Children’s Health Advocates


7.  Veggies grown in Amanishah Nullah polluted by industrial toxins

8. Win for Vietnam vets with Agent Orange war history to be rewritten

Letter from Brendan Nelson to Mr Tim McCombe.

9. Dam It: Feds Say U.S. Can Double Hydropower

10. A Tangle of Conflicts: The Dirty Business of Palm Oil

Photo Gallery: From Rain Forest to Palm Oil Plantation

1. A battle is looming over renewable energy, and fossil fuel interests are losing

2. Four decades after Agent Orange – heartbreaking pictures show even now babies in Vietnam are being born with horrific defects

This young child, Nguyen Thanh Nhan, aged four suffers from hydrocephalus, or water on the brain, a disease associated with Agent Orange

3. Water pollution causes cancer villages: MONRE

VietNamNet Bridge – Officials have admitted that water pollution in Vietnam has gotten out of its control, creating serious repercussions for both individuals and communities.

Polluted water is the culprit

Water pollution, cancer village, nicotex thanh thai

4. Brazilians welcome genetically-modified mosquito to help fight dengue fever

5. Kashmir sets up environment tribunals to curb pollution

6. China strengthens environmental laws

Amendments to country’s environmental protection are first in 25 years and will remove limits on fines for polluting factories

Chinese government has amended the country’s environmental protection law

1. Pollution Is Causing Lung Cancer in China. Or Is it?

2. A world awash in nuclear explosive?

Japan is leading a global move towards dangerous reactors fueled by plutonium, Thomas Cochran and other experts say

3. Iran’s government steps up efforts to tackle pollution

After years of opacity on the subject, the administration has admitted that the main source of the smog is sub-standard gasoline


4. Tokyo Radiation Less Than Paris’s Three Years After Meltdown

5. Vietnam aluminum recyclers endanger humans, environment

6. BPA-free plastics may be less safe than those with chemical

Heather Rider hands son Colin a glass bottle at her eco-friendly store, Monkey Bars. Photo: James Tensuan, Special To The Chronicle

7. Cities spend billions to keep sewage out of your rivers

8. Is coal ash safe to use on roads? Some experts are not so sure

Coal ash is used to de-ice roads in Muscatine, Iowa. (AP Photo/The Muscatine Journal, Beth Van Zandt)

9. New ozone-depleting gases found in atmosphere

New ozone-depleting gases found up high

10. Fukushima’s children at centre of debate over rates of thyroid cancer

Three years after the worst nuclear accident in a generation, the Japanese prefecture is reporting a rise in the number of children showing cancer symptoms. But is this directly related to the disaster, or is the testing more rigorous?
Young children play in a Red Cross 'Smile Park'