IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOUR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF OKLAHOMA SWIDLER & BERLIN, CHARTERED ) 3000 K STREET, N.W. ) SUITE 300 WASHINGTON, D.C. 20007 ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) vs. ) Civil Action ) Number PAULA HOLDER ) CIV-97-676-B TROY POTEETE ) BARBARA SCOTT )... Ancient Indian Prayer ITS PAST AND FUTURE ROLE IN EXECUTIVE BRANCH & CONGRESSIONAL POLICY-MAKING (A THREE-PART PAPER) National Indian Policy Center The George Washington University 2021 K Street, NW, Suite 211 Washington, DC 20006 Phone: 202-973-7667 November 1993 FOREWORD The National... Destruction of traditional lands and sacred sites throughout the U.S. continues as a result of the Salvage Logging Rider. Your calls are needed today to urge repeal of the Rider. From Jim Jontz and Steve Holmer September 27, 1996 GORE SAYS: SALVAGE LOGGING LAW IS... A note to the reader: I am going on the Internet for the first time with a direct statement to the global public for ONE REASON: To communicate with all my relatives who know and love Big Mountain and all that the Dine & Hopi Traditionals stand for – the... No single issue has consumed more valuable time and irreplaceable resources than the century old dispute between the Navajo and Hopi over Hopi ancestral land. In spite of the turmoil, the Hopi have been steadfast in their belief that peace between our two people can... On Saturday, August 25, 2001, along with Navajo Nation Council Speaker Edward T. Begaye and other Navajo officials, I visited the Navajo families at Big Mountain to discuss with them the destruction of the Sundance ceremonial ground by the Hopi government. As you... For All Those Who Were Indian in a Former Life “It should be remembered that hundreds of people of African ancestry also walked the Trail of Tears with the Cherokee during the forced removal of 1838-1839. Although we know about the terrible human suffering of our native people and the members of other tribes... Poem by Mary Ann Pont Early in the morning on August 17, Hopi Tribal staff were already hard at work. In a definitive act of asserting Hopi jurisdiction over its land, the Hopi Tribe dismantled the site referred to as “Camp Anna Mae”, where a recent Sundance as well as other... Native American Acorn Recipes 1969 Fellow citizens, we are asking you to join with us in our attempt to better the lives of all Indian people. We are on Alcatraz Island to make known to the world that we have a right to use our land for our own benefit. In a proclamation of November 20, 1969, we... English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “F” Fable – Kanohesgi Fabricate – Galosvsdodi Face – Ukadv Faces – Dunakadv Facilities – Gvtanidasdi Fact – Yadvna udohiyu Faction – Dunadatlugv Factor –... English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “A” Abandon – Diyohisdi Abandoned – Duyosvgi Abase – Eladi igvnododi Abasement – Eladi nanvenehv Abate – Adadisvsedi Abated – Unadadisvselv Abatement –... By Lorraine Jacobs Author UnknownFeatured on a poster hanging on a wall at
the Tribal Office in Window Rock, Arizona. R. P. Gough, Attorney for the Estate Administrator of the Estate of Tasunke Witko, a.k.a. Crazy Horse, Mr. Seth H. Big Crow, Sr., was very pleased with the recommendation of Administrative Law Judge Allen E. Giles to the Minnesota Commissioner of Public Safety for the... Ya’a’tee Things are starting to quiet down round here now, so I have had the chance to read the local papers from the past month or so, and am somewhat disturbed by some of the propaganda being churned out by the Hopi Tribal Council. Most of it is simply... Leonard Peltier Defense Committee Dear Friends and Supporters: In recent years the case of Leonard Peltier has received increasing worldwide attention. This is largely due to the teamwork and cohesive efforts of the LPDC and their network of strong supporters. For... Birth of the Cherokee Constitutional Crisis Chronologies, timelines, news stories and press releases about the Cherokee Nation constitutional crisis began with the serving of the search warrant at the tribal complex on Feb. 25, ignoring the action or inaction that led... Under Attack By National Park Service – A Human Rights Tragedy From the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe, Native Rights Alliance The following article appeared in the October 22, 1996, issue of The Christian Science Monitor. If you are interested in further information... Of June 26th, 1998, Washington D.C. From the LPDC Leonard Peltier Defense Committee The Leonard Peltier Defense Committee met with Leonard Peltier Support Groups on June 26th in Washington DC to strategize for Leonard’s release. We met for several hours in a... U.S. Department of the Interior News NAIIP News ~ Friday, September, 1, 2000 FLAGSTAFF, Arizona – Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt today announced an agreement which will end a long controversy and result in the closing of the White Vulcan mine, located... Ya’a’tee It will be a little while till I can get the next VFH out to you,…. Unfortunately I’ve had a damaged leg that has put me behind schedule, so in the meantime Roberta has asked me to send the following statement to you all. It is a from... Statement from Chief Arvol Looking Horse: I, Chief Arvol Looking Horse of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Nation would like to offer a statement concerning the violation against the Sacred Sundance Ceremony at Big Mountain, Arizona. The Sacred White Buffalo Calf Bundle... The Snoqualmie Tribe is in Washington State They are an unrecognized tribe. When the Washington Tribes were herded on to reservations, the Snoqualmie people stayed near the Snoqualmie Falls. It has been their millenia old responsibility to care for their... Wachiya! Greetings! Bonjour! [Short traditional greeting in Cree] Permanent Forum On Indigenous Issues May 13 2002, New York City, New York I am honoured to have the opportunity to address this historic occasion, the first meeting of the United Nations Permanent Forum...This is the most up-to-date information on the opinion survey as of today (I still have a couple hundred more to input). For those of you that have already completed the survey, thank you very much. For those who have not, please take a moment to voice your opinion...Poll Still Shows Cherokees Do Not Support Cherokee Chief Joe Byrd Survey and update provided by: Barry Landeros-Thomas This is the most up-to-date information on the opinion survey as of, Monday, October 5, 1998. For those of you that have already completed the... English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “Q” Quack – Kawonu nigawesgv Quail – Guque Quake – Alitelvhvsgv Qualified – Yeliquu iyadvnehi Qualify – Tsagadanilvtsv Qualities – Iga tsosda Quality – Iga osi... English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “N” Nab – Adaniyvdi Nag – Adalisganosedi Nail – Yvgi Naked – Uyelvha Named – Dagovgi Nameless – Nidudohvna Namely – Digovhi Names – Dunadov Naming... Cherokee Culture Notes Edited and Revised: August 27, 2000 Fact Sheet Author Unknown Edited by: Wendell Cochran, Tahlequah, OK Ancient Cherokee Marriage Tradition When a young man wished to marry a Cherokee woman, he consulted her parents, whose consent was necessary.... By Vine Deloria Jr. Ya’a’tee I know its late in september, but here is the news from august. So, the persecution of Kee Shay continues. Some background……. Kee Shay is an elderly Dineh man. He and his family have spent their lives raising a small flock of sheep,... A good deal of the propaganda spread by Navajo resisters living on Hopi land bemoans alleged harassment by BIA and Hopi police who impound the resisters’ livestock. They would have the public believe that livestock confiscation is part of a greater conspiracy... Due to the crisis resulting from the destruction of a sacred sundance site, Camp Anna Mae at Big Mountain, Arizona, and continuing threats being made against the civil and religious rights of the people involved in those spiritual ceremonies, a panel of civil,... “With additional information about Hawk feathers.” Information from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. According to federal regulations, only enrolled members of federally recognized tribes can possess eagle feathers. Non-Indians (defined as anyone who... By Roberta Blackgoat & Kee Watchman Item 15: Indigenous Issues United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Fifty-eighth Session Written intervention by the Big Mountain Sovereign Communities & from the Big Mountain Resistance Movement: Thank you Mr. Chairman,... Note From Uncle Jake Davies Author of Views From The Hogan Ya’a’tee, Konnichiwa, hello I hope all is well with you and yours, and that the new year brings much more of what you wish for. I apologize for the paucity of my communications this last year,... Filed With JAT Feb. 05, 1998 8:00 A.M. IN THE JUDICIAL APPEALS TRIBUNAL OF THE CHEROKEE NATION HAROLD J. DeMOSS, in his official capacity as a Council Member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Plaintiff, vs. Case No. JAT 98-03-B JOE BYRD, JENNIE BATTLES, JAMIE... IN THE JUDICIAL APPEALS TRIBUNAL OF THE CHEROKEE NATION HAROLD J. DeMOSS, in his official capacity as a Council Member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Plaintiff, vs. Case No. JAT 98-01 JOE BYRD, JENNIE BATTLES, JAMIE HUMMINGBIRD, AND ERVIN ROCK, Defendants. HAROLD...Apply For Emergency Hearing Before the Cherokee Nation’s Highest Court The original Cherokee Nation Marshals have requested that the Cherokee Nation Judicial Appeals Tribunal have an emergency hearing because they have been laid off. Jim Wilcoxen, attorney of... Cherokee Culture Notes Edited and Revised: August 27, 2000 Fact Sheet Author Unknown Edited by: Wendell Cochran, Tahlequah, OK Domestic Crafts ~ Pottery Mooney, ca. 1888, and Harrington, ca. 1908, described the Cherokee method for making clay pottery. The following... We are all united by a common concern and a common aspiration: How to save our Earth; How to build again the Ancient Bridge of Harmony within the Human Race and within the Environment; How to ensure the Respect for Human Dignity and Fundamental Human Rights. (We have... WHY IS THE “CRAZY HORSE MALT LIQUOR” CASE IMPORTANT FOR INDIAN TRIBES AROUND THE COUNTRY? On November 17, 1997, in the federal courthouse in St. Paul, Minnesota, attorneys for the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court, the Estate of Tasunke Witko [Crazy Horse] and... Supporting Camp Justice’s Stand Signed On October 19, 1999 NOV-04-99 THU 12:55 PM OST PRESIDENTS OFFICE FAX NO 33 P.03 wkd. RESOLUTION NO.WB-99-03 RESOLUTION OF THE WOUNDED KNEE DISTRICT COUNCIL OF THE OGLALA SIOUX TRIBE (An Unincorporated Tribe) RESOLUTION OF... Ya’a’tee, Something a little different this time round. I’m off on my vacation, and I thought I’d try to take you along with me. I spend every day walking over the land, so, for my vacation I plan to……. walk across the land. With a... At three o’clock on the afternoon of August 17th I spoke with the office of Hopi Tribal Chairman, Eugene Kaye. It was confirmed that: 1. Bulldozers and Chainsaws have destroyed all buildings/Sundance arbor at Camp Anna Mae. The office also says that “No... BIG MOUNTAIN, AZ – Today (8-17-01) at approximately 5:00 a.m., the Office of Hopi Lands, Hopi Range Management, Resource Enforcement Services, Hopi Tribal Police, Navajo County Sheriff, and BIA impoundment trailers entered Camp Ana Mae, a sacred religious area... Mounds, Pyramids, Related National and State Parks Regional Information & Sites | Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Florida | Georgia | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kentucky | Minnesota | Mississippi | Montana | New Hampshire | New Mexico | North... “One Former Captive Knows” By Tim Korte, Sanostee, New Mexico By the close of World War II, Army Sgt. Joe Kieyoomia shared something with the secret words employed by the Navajo Code Talkers: both were like granite against Japanese efforts to break them....Reinstatement of Legitimate Marshals JAT Order: Filed July 7, 1998 Filed July 7, 1998 at 4:45 PM in the Judicial Appeals Tribunal Case No. JAT 97 42 B AND Case No. JAT 97 43 B CONSOLIDATED WILLIAM PATRICK RAGSDALE, SHARON WRIGHT, GREG CHUCKLUCK, BRIAN BLAIR, MIKE... English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “M” Ma – Etsi Machine – Gotlvnvdodi Machinery – Gotlvnidasdi Machines – Digvtanidasdi Machinist – Gotlvnvsgi Mad – Uhnalvhi Madam – Ageyv Made –... English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “I” Ice – Unesdala Ice Cream – Agadatlvda unesdala Idea – Adanvtedi Ideal – Ulilohi Idealize – Galvquododiyi Ideals – Tsulilohi Ideas – Adanvtesgv Idiot... The Official Women’s Dress Of The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma This one is sure to bring not
only a smile but a good laugh!! (BCA) Bureau of
Caucasian Affairs, Author Unknown (1978) Text of decision on jurisdiction in malt liquor case. The following is by and from, Bob Gough, Stu Kaler and Jonny BearCub Stiffarm, Attorneys for the Estate of Tasunke Witko. Email: Rpwgough@aol.com There have been numerous requests for the posting of the Rosebud... English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “P” Pace – Osdatlegi Pack – Gaquenvdi Package – Gaquenvhi Packages – Digaquenvhi Packed – Gaquenvnvhi Packet – Gaquenvhi Packing – Gaquenvsgv Paddle –... Cherokee Word List L Popular North American Indian Recipes Written By Sondra Ball Written by David Simmons National Indian Child Welfare Association, Staff Member The Congress began with renewed attacks on the ICWA from House of Representatives members Deborah Pryce (OH-R) and Todd Tiahrt (KS-R). Both introduced stand alone bills, H.R. 3156 and... Chippewa Spearing/Netting Season (Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota) The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday issued an April 9 federal injunction until June on most Chippewa spear fishing and netting in the 1837 treaty-ceded territory of east-central Minnesota. The... Ya’a’tee I’ve had difficulty getting the time to send out the latest VFH, so I add this addendum. The following is a statement made by Roberta Blackgoat just a few days ago. She would appreciate it if her words were distributed. Uncle Jake RELIGION... Statement by the President of the Navajo Nation, Kelsey A. Begaye, on the bulldozing of HPL Sundance Ceremony site by the Hopi Tribe. Window Rock, Navajo Nation (Arizona) – The Hopi governmentís decision to bulldoze the Sundance ceremony site at Big Mountain is... According to a September 6, 2001 statement issued by Navajo President Kelsey Begaye, he pledged to the Navajo trespassers on the HPL at an August 25 meeting that he will do everything in his power to support their lawless behavior, trample the rights of Hopi people,... “Elders attack ‘keystone’ web site solicitations.” By Karen L. Testerman, Today staff Article originally published by Indian Country Today in March of 1999. NAIIP News Path ~ Friday, March 5, 1999 “Brookie Craig/Schiavi and Joe Chasing... Bison/Buffalo Background and Conservation InformationPrincipal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma
Before the Senate Committee On Indian Affairs
Hearing on the Indian Reservation Roads (IRR) Program
and the Surface Highway Reauthorization Legislation
June 4, 2003 English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “Y & Z” Yacht – Tsiyu Yam – Uladvhi Yankee – Unilutsvhi Yard – Sutlilodv Yards – Iyutlilodv Yarn – Uwani asti Yawn – Uhalogesgv Year – Sudetiyvda... English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “D” Daily – Tsugitsvnvda Dairy – Waga Diganegiedi Damage – Uyotsvhi Damaged – Ayostanvhi Damp – Gadulida Dance – Alasgida Danced – Unalasgisv Dances –... Cherokee Culture Notes Edited and Revised: August 27, 2000 Fact Sheet Author Unknown Edited by: Wendell Cochran, Tahlequah, OK Cherokee Clothing and Adornment The earliest description of southeastern Indian costumes might apply to the Cherokee was written by Adair (p.... As Told by Chief Dan George Poet from Karuk Tribe of California **JANUARY January Annual Indian River Native American Festival Silver Sands Arena, 625 Tomoka Farms Road (C. R.#415) New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168 Contact: 904-424-0860 (Vendors by invitation.) **FEBRUARY February Annual Native American Inter-Tribal “Arts... Ya’a’tee Once again, things have been real busy here, and I’ve had a hard time getting this out, so please excuse if some of the “news” is a little out of date. It was gratifying to hear of the demonstrations and public outreach on behalf... Ya’a’tee Judging by the amount of visitors we are getting here recently, its my guess that a lot of you are focussing on the Altar right now, so I wanted to get something out quickly, so please excuse me if this issue is a bit scattered. Communications... Ya’a’tee I have occasionally received criticisms that these writings of mine are too lengthy. Without wishing to go into a critique of “sound-bite” culture, or a discussion of the difference between being informed and being well informed, I...