June 19, 2014
nativeamericannews:

Patent office cancels trademarks for Washington football team
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the trademarks belonging to the Washington NFL team due to their “disparaging” nature.The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board issued its long-awaited ruling on a petition filed by a group of young Native activists. They successfully argued that the team’s six trademarks are offensive to Native people.

nativeamericannews:

Patent office cancels trademarks for Washington football team


The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the trademarks belonging to the Washington NFL team due to their “disparaging” nature.
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board issued its long-awaited ruling on a petition filed by a group of young Native activists. They successfully argued that the team’s six trademarks are offensive to Native people.

(Source: indianz.com)

June 19, 2014
US Patent and Trademark Office cancels trademark registrations for the Washington Racial Slur team! or In which I attempt to explain How did we get here? Where do we go from here? To Twitter we go! #NotYourMascot - Cutcha Risling Baldy

June 18, 2014
nativeamericannews:

Wildfire Sparks Evacuations on Navajo Nation, 11,000 Acres Burned
Two communities have been evacuated on the Navajo Nation as firefighters struggle to get a blaze under control, hampered by “high winds and extreme fire behavior,” according to KOB News out of New Mexico.

nativeamericannews:

Wildfire Sparks Evacuations on Navajo Nation, 11,000 Acres Burned


Two communities have been evacuated on the Navajo Nation as firefighters struggle to get a blaze under control, hampered by “high winds and extreme fire behavior,” according to KOB News out of New Mexico.


(Source: indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com)

June 18, 2014
nativeamericannews:

Payday Nation
 Calif. — The whitewashed, one-story office just off California’s Highway 20 doesn’t look like much.But the building is listed as the address of at least four thriving financial enterprises. They are part of the multibillion-dollar industry of online payday loans: short-term loans of up to $1,000 that are sought by low-income people whose bad credit makes them so desperate for a cash advance they will accept interest rates that can exceed 400 percent.

nativeamericannews:

Payday Nation

 Calif. — The whitewashed, one-story office just off California’s Highway 20 doesn’t look like much.
But the building is listed as the address of at least four thriving financial enterprises. They are part of the multibillion-dollar industry of online payday loans: short-term loans of up to $1,000 that are sought by low-income people whose bad credit makes them so desperate for a cash advance they will accept interest rates that can exceed 400 percent.

(Source: projects.aljazeera.com)

June 18, 2014
nativeamericannews:

Supreme Court Sides With Tribe in Surprising Ruling
In 2010, the Bay Mills Indian Community, a tribe in Michigan, opened a casino outside of its reservation in the small rural town of Vanderbilt. It did so without placing the land in question into trust by the federal government, a prerequisite to gaming. The state of Michigan sued the Bay Mills Indian Community, but the tribe held that the Michigan suit didn’t have merit because of its tribal sovereignty immunity. Tribes have immunity from lawsuits unless they otherwise consent. Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community eventually made its way to the Supreme Court, which—to the surprise of many observers—ruled in the tribe’s favor.

nativeamericannews:

Supreme Court Sides With Tribe in Surprising Ruling


In 2010, the Bay Mills Indian Community, a tribe in Michigan, opened a casino outside of its reservation in the small rural town of Vanderbilt. It did so without placing the land in question into trust by the federal government, a prerequisite to gaming. The state of Michigan sued the Bay Mills Indian Community, but the tribe held that the Michigan suit didn’t have merit because of its tribal sovereignty immunity. Tribes have immunity from lawsuits unless they otherwise consent. Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community eventually made its way to the Supreme Court, which—to the surprise of many observers—ruled in the tribe’s favor.


(Source: colorlines.com)

June 18, 2014
nativeamericannews:

Ceremonial PTSD therapies favored by Native American veterans
Native American veterans battling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder find relief and healing through an alternative treatment called the Sweat Lodge ceremony offered at the Spokane Veterans Administration Hospital.

nativeamericannews:

Ceremonial PTSD therapies favored by Native American veterans

Native American veterans battling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder find relief and healing through an alternative treatment called the Sweat Lodge ceremony offered at the Spokane Veterans Administration Hospital.

(Source: news.wsu.edu)

June 10, 2014
nativeamericannews:

Anti-Redskins Commercial Will Air During NBA Finals
The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, a California Tribe, has bought commercial slots in seven media markets (Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington) for the purpose of showing a commercial that protests the team name and mascot of Washington’s NFL franchise. The NBA finals are shown on ABC.

nativeamericannews:

Anti-Redskins Commercial Will Air During NBA Finals


The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, a California Tribe, has bought commercial slots in seven media markets (Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington) for the purpose of showing a commercial that protests the team name and mascot of Washington’s NFL franchise. The NBA finals are shown on ABC.

(Source: indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com)

June 5, 2014
South Dakota Boarding School Survivors Detail Sexual Abuse - ICTMN.com

(Source: meonahanehe)

June 5, 2014
Sovereignty Symposium 2014 (with image, tweets) · ChahtaSmmr

6:37pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/Zny39o1HvPS8I
Filed under: SovSym2014 
June 2, 2014
nativeamericannews:

Umatilla Tribes tap wind power for museum on reservation
The Umatilla Tribes of Oregon installed the first wind turbine on the reservation at the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute: You can spot one of the Eastern Oregon’s newest renewable energy projects from Interstate 84. It doesn’t look like other wind projects east of the Cascades.

nativeamericannews:

Umatilla Tribes tap wind power for museum on reservation

The Umatilla Tribes of Oregon installed the first wind turbine on the reservation at the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute:
 You can spot one of the Eastern Oregon’s newest renewable energy projects from Interstate 84. It doesn’t look like other wind projects east of the Cascades.

(Source: indianz.com)

Liked posts on Tumblr: More liked posts »