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 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 )... “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... 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... Popular North American Indian Recipes On June 27, 2002, the Hopi Appellate Court affirmed the decision of the Hopi Tribal Court in Monestersky v. Hopi, thereby upholding the Order of Exclusion issued by the Chairman of the Hopi Tribe against Monestersky. Monestersky was permanently excluded from the Hopi... Federal Register: April 18, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 75) fr18ap00P Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaska Native Blood Size: 70416 , Score: 690 , TEXT , PDF , SUMMARY [Federal Register: April 18, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 75)] [Proposed Rules] [Page 20775-20787]... Paths to Changing News! Original Web Source, for North American Indian Headline News, Online since 1995! Master Gardeners: Benefiting from how Native Americans cared for the land By Jeanne Price, IJ correspondent Published Marin IJ Saturday, 27 November 2010 GIAGO: A... Author Unknown Poem by Zahid Makhdoom By Larry Kibby,
Elko Indian Colony, Elko, Nevada United States Government Sued For Wrongful Human Radiological Experiments Source: Business Wire The law firms of Chamberlain, Neaton & Johnson and Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell announced today that they have filed a class action suit in the U.S. District... (Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota) April 1997 Witness trainings are being held for the upcoming Chippewa spearing/ netting season around Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota. Witnesses have been requested to help out by the Lac du Flambeau and Mille Lacs Bands. A January federal... Ya’a’tee As usual, I am behind schedule getting the next VFH out to you, so in the meantime I thought I would pass on some more words from the resistors. The first is a letter sent to the Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs in 1991. Many of the... Ya’a’tee First off, I apologize for the length of time since I last wrote, I had a dose of pneumonia, things have been real busy, and quite frankly I choose not to spend too much time staring at a computer screen. So Thanksgiving came and went, and a good... On August 13th Joe Washington, attorney for the five Dine’ (Navajo) Women who were arrested for trespass on their own homeland, entered a “motion to dismiss” the charges. Yesterday’s arraignment was set in order for the women to enter a plea of... Cherokee Nation Councilors formally request that Oklahoma congressional representatives begin an investigation to find out what role if any Bureau of Indian Affairs and Interior officials had in the Cherokee Nation crisis. The written formal request was sent to...FILED JUNE 20, 1998 CHEROKEE NATION JUDICIAL APPEALS TRIBUNAL IN THE JUDICIAL APPEALS TRIBUNAL OF THE CHEROKEE NATION BRENT CRAWFORD, et. al.. Plaintiffs, v. Case No. JAT-97-36-B DIANNE BARKER-HARROLD, IN HER INDIVIDUAL AND OFFICIAL CAPACITY, DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF...Rex Earl Starr, Battles, Finley and Joe Byrd Added As Defendents To Illegal Wire Tapping Lawsuit Received from, Mr. Charles W. Shipley Shipley, Jennings & Champlin 201 West Fifth Street Tulsa, Oklahoma PRESS RELEASE July 2, 1998 Today in the United States District...Press Release: February 8, 1999 Mr. Charles W. Shipley Shipley, Jennings & Champlin 201 West Fifth Street Tulsa, Oklahoma Today a Motion for Partial Judgement was filed against Cherokee Chief Joe Byrd in the wiretapping case pending before Judge Brett in the U.S....“Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, 07/17/2000.” Provided by Mike Miller, CNO Director of Communications Cherokee News Path ~ Thursday, July 27, 2000 Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma STATE OF NATION Tribal Council Meeting July 17, 2000 I.Public Announcements:...Information Provided by the Cherokee Press Association Cherokee Press Association Press Release September 11, 1997 SURVEY RESULTS SHOW OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF CHEROKEES DO NOT SUPPORT CHEROKEE CHIEF JOE BYRD & HIS COUNCILS ACTIONS. The following survey was... As told by Joseph Chasing Horse Author Unknown Delivered and Submitted 11/23/93 “CRY OF THE EARTH” General Assembly, United Nations, New York September 1962 Re-submitted 11/23/93 by the Grandson of Monongye, Manuel Hoyungowa, Messenger from Sovereign Hopi Nation and Prophecy Message of Monongye,... As women of the Mohawk Nation and as progenitors of future generations of the Haudenosaunee, it is our duty and responsibility to ensure that the lands are secured for future generations. As our women dance the Women’s Dance, we are constantly reminded of our... BIG MOUNTAIN, AZ – A 13 year old boy participating in the Sundance held at Big Mountain was reportedly the victim of sexual assault at the hands of one of the dance participants. According to the boy, he and his brother and a medicine man went to sleep in a... Research compiled, October 19, 1990 by Johyn Westcott and Paul Apidaca William B. Newell, a Penobscot Indian and former chairman of the Anthropology department at the University of Connecticut, says that the first official Thanksgiving Day celebrated the massacre of... By Donna Hales, Staff Writer Muskogee Daily Phoenix Cherokee councilors voted Thursday night in an Executive and Finance Committee meeting to dismiss a civil lawsuit against former Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller. The suit involved about $300,000 in... who has returned to the lake... Tappan, NY (ICC) – The following statement was produced during the opening of the International Year of the World’s Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations on December 10. These statements were agreed to by Indigenous leaders from all parts of the world... From: Bobby Castillo American Indian Movement firstname.lastname@example.org American Indian Movement Autonomous Confederation GENEVA, SWITZERLAND OCTOBER 24, 1996 ON THE OCCASION OF THE MEETING OF THE UNITED NATIONS OPEN-ENDED INTERSESSIONAL WORKING GROUP CONSIDERING THE DRAFT... (Organized February 3rd, 1950) Cherokee * Chickasaw * Choctaw * Muscogee Creek * Seminole “NAGPRA Policy Statement” Of July 10, 1998 This policy statement has been agreed upon by the following tribes of the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized... “Treatment of Native American And Funeral Objects In The United States” Marie Samuel, Vice President Yachay Wasi – NGO/DPI, NYC – Cuzco, Peru (Member of the NGO Committee on the UN International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.)... Deposition Summary Of: James Hamilton, Attorney (Swidler & Berlin Law Firm, Washington, D.C.) February 2, 1998. 1. Hamilton has no experience in Indian law. He is a litigation and criminal law expert. p.5, line 2-20 2. Swidler & Berlin has no one else in their... FILED FEB 25, 1998 2:05 PM CHEROKEE NATION JUDICIAL APPEALS TRIBUNAL BEFORE THE JUDICIAL APPEALS TRIBUNAL THE CHEROKEE NATION IN RE: TRIBAL FUNDS INVESTIGATION CASE NO. JAT 98-04 JESSUP J. BRYANT, Petitioner, vs. JOE BYRD, individually, & as Chief Financial...http://www.thepeoplespaths.net/Cherokee/LegalDocuments/JAT9729B-Ragsdale-v-CNbyrd.pdf IN THE JUDICIAL APPEALS TRIBUNAL OF THE CHEROKEE NATION CASE NO. JAT-97-29-B WILLIAM PATRICK RAGSDALE, SHARON WRIGHT, BRIAN BLAIR, GREG CHUCKLUCK, BAXTER PATTON, MIKE DAWES, VINCE...Official Statement Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma, Monday, November 13, 2000 “When it comes to groups that claim to be Cherokee tribes or nations, let the buyer beware. Across the United States, more than 200 groups claim to be some sort of Cherokee nation, but the... English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “V” Vacancies – Tsusiwa Vacancy – Udlanvdvi Vacant – Usiwa Vacation – Unatsowesolvsdv Vague – Nuwelisdvna Vain – Nulisgediyvna Valley – Ugedaliyv Valuable... English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “B” Babble – Utsati gawonisgi Babies – Tsunasdii Baby – Usdi Bachelor – Asgaya udal nigesvna Back – Gasohi Backbite – Usonv aduhisdodi Backbone – Gatesge... Cherokee Culture Notes Edited and Revised: August 27, 2000 Fact Sheet Author Unknown Edited by: Wendell Cochran, Tahlequah, OK Pigments and Dyes Pigments and dyes produced by Native Americans using organic materials are not nearly as brilliant as those we have become... “Remarks by Clem Ironwing, Sioux, during a public Mascot/Identity Committee hearing.” – November 11, 1996 In the spring of 1996 Wichita Unified School District 259, Wichita Kansas, formed a Committee on Desegregation. This committee made a unanimous... Northern Cheyenne Nation, Two Moons’ Camp Rosebud Creek, Montana October 5, 1980 It has been brought to the attention of the Elders and their representatives in Council that various individuals are moving about this Great Turtle Island and across the great... 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 that I care for consists of the Seven... Statement by Kee Watchman, Cactus Valley/Red Willow Springs Sovereign Community, Big Mountain, Arizona Item 5: Review of recent developments: General Statements, including on land issues, education, health Thank you Madam Chair, all distinguished leaders and all my... Lakota Declaration of War By John Herrington, USN Commander, NASA Astronaut, Flight Engineer Now that the mission of STS-113 has come to a conclusion, I want to express my sincere thanks to everyone who flew with me in spirit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. I am humbled by the number of... Letter From Suspended Cherokee Nation District Court Judge Tina Glory Jordan To The Cherokee Nation Judicial Appeals Tribunal (supreme court) Justices. CHEROKEE NATION DISTRICT COURT P.O. Box 948 Tahlequah, OK 74465 Phone: (918) 458-6299 Fax: (918) 458-6298 Tina...JAT Order Filed July 6, 1998 In the Judicial Appeals Tribunal of the Cherokee Nation WILLIAM PATRICK RAGSDALE, SHARON WRIGHT, GREG CHUCKLUCK, BRIAN BLAIR, MIKE DAWES, JAMES REDCORN, FRANKY DREADFULWATER AND LEONARD MCMILLIAN (Appellants,) v. CHEROKEE NATION...U.S. Department of the Interior Office of the Inspector General Legal Services Costs Incurred by the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma DATE STAMPED SEPT. 9, 1998 Memorandum To: Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs From: Robert J. Williams Assistant Inspector General for... English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “T” Tab – Gadvi Tabernacle – Tsunilawilsdi galitsode Table – Gasgilo Tables – Digasgilo Tablet – Digowelodi goweli Tack – Gahadodi Tackle – Ganasanesdodi Tag... 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... Poem by Sondra Ball 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... TUCSON – At dawn there is the scent of coffee and pinto beans, the sound of Spanish language television and the dampness of the swamp cooler in the Sonoran Desert heat. Outside, a relative sleeps in the cool beneath the trees. When Jose Matus, Yaqui ceremonial... 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,... Sought by Cherokee National Holiday Committee Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma, News TAHLEQUAH, OK – The Cherokee National Holiday committee is seeking nominations for the fifteenth annual National Living Treasures awards. The awards will be presented during the 50th... “History, Rights, Joint Use, HPL” Provided by the Hopi Tribe All of the land within today’s northeastern Arizona was once a part of the Hopi tutsqua, the ancestral and sacred homeland of the Hopi. It is estimated the tutsqua covers over 18 million... English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “J” Jack – Tsegi Jacket – Gasalena Jackrabbit – Utanatsisdu Jail – Didasdudi Jailor – Didasduhvsgi Janitor – Galitsode agatiya January – Unolvtani Jar –... English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “H” Habit – Iyadvnelidasdi Habits – Iyunadvnelidasdi Hack – Agvhaluyv Had – Ayehv Hag – Unegilvdi agayvli Hail – Ganesosgv Hair – Usdiyegv Hairy –... Cherokee Culture Notes Edited and Revised: August 27, 2000 Fact Sheet Author Unknown Edited by: Wendell Cochran, Tahlequah, OK Woven Fabrics and Basketry Very few examples of pre-history Cherokee textiles and weaving have survived due to the hot damp climate of the... Written by Marilou Awiakta
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"Story of the "Beloved Father" of the Cherokee" WASHINGTON, Aug 31 (IPS) – Backers of the two gold mining companies implicated in Guyana’s biggest environmental disaster were also associated with the two biggest cyanide-related gold mining disasters in this country, an IPS investigation has discovered.... Ya’a’tee First off, regarding the article A TRUST BROKEN, A HERITAGE BETRAYED: Battle for Native American Rights, which I urged you to read. Last time I checked, the magazine still hadn’t put it on their website, but the editor... Once again groups of Navajo resisters living illegally on Hopi Partitioned Lands (HPL) and their friends are flouting the laws of the Hopi Tribe – this time under the guise of participating in a religious ceremony. More than 100 individuals have set up camp on...