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Healing Totem Pole Heads to National Library of Medicine

Healing Totem Pole Heads to National Library of Medicine

A healing totem pole is traveling cross-country to the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in Bethesda, Maryland, receiving traditional blessings from nine tribes along the way. Carved with stories emblematic of "healing, hope and knowledge," the totem will be featured in the Library’s new exhibition, “Native Voices: Native Concepts...

Newcomb: Looking back on a movement

When my friend Birgil Kills Straight (Oglala Lakota) and I founded the Indigenous Law Institute in 1992, and began our campaign to call upon Pope John Paul II to formally revoke the Inter Caetera papal bull of May 4, 1493, we had no way to foresee the momentum issue...

‘I’m not afraid to speak on behalf of the mountain.’

By Rob Capriccioso -- Today staffPIERRE, S.D. - A group of impassioned Indians gathered at South Dakota's Bear Butte State Park June 21 to pray for healing and to highlight what they call ''horrifying'' commercial developments around their revered mountain. The gathering was attended by more than 40 Natives, some...

‘I’m not afraid to speak on behalf of the mountain’

PIERRE, S.D. - A group of impassioned Indians gathered at South Dakota's Bear Butte State Park June 21 to pray for healing and to highlight what they call "horrifying" commercial developments around their revered mountain. The gathering was attended by more than 40 Natives, with some traveling from as away...

‘I’m not afraid to speak on behalf of the mountain’

PIERRE, S.D. - A group of impassioned Indians gathered at South Dakota's Bear Butte State Park June 21 to pray for healing and to highlight what they call ''horrifying'' commercial developments around their revered mountain. The gathering was attended by more than 40 Natives, with some traveling from as away...

Questioning McCain

In February, England's Prince Andrew had the nerve to visit our beautiful state of Arizona to promote a polluting, destructive, British copper mine here. Sen. John McCain recently sponsored land-swap legislation in the Senate giving the Brits 3,025 acres of U.S. Forest Service land and exempting that mine most...

New internet site addresses sacred site destruction

ISLAND PARK, Idaho -- Native Earthworks Preservation, an organization devoted to stopping the destruction and desecration of American Indian sacred sites and burial mounds, has launched a new Web site: www.nepsite.org. NEP was founded in 2003 by John Koda Miller, John Red Hawk Wills and Linda Benfield. Miller, the group's spokesman, travels throughout the United to speak...

Kildee claims bill amendment ‘breaks promise’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The United States House of Representatives approved a Republican-sponsored amendment that would waive the laws protecting American Indian sacred sites in the construction of a security barrier just south of San Diego on the U.S./Mexico border. The amendment passed the House of Representatives by a 256 to 160 vote to...

Watered down sacred sites bill passes California Senate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Lost in the shadows of recent news regarding tribal compacts and other legislation, the California Senate voted 68 - 4 in favor of legislation that would require developers and landowners to consult with tribes early in the planning process for proposed developments. Other than a few formalities, the legislation headed...

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