From Eclectic Literary Forum Written by Benjamin Franklin ~ 1784 Savages we call them, because their manners differ from ours, which we think the perfection of civility; they think the same of theirs. Perhaps, if we could examine the manners of different nations with impartiality, we should find... Lakota Declare War Against "Shamans" & "Plastics"By Joe Byrd And Brief Defendant Joe Byrd, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, has moved to dismiss the instant case on ground that the Cherokee Nation Courthouse, formerly known as the Cherokee Nation Capitol Building is not Indian country. Defendant Byrd argues...In 1992 Judge Tina Glory Jordan ruled W.W. Complex is Indeed INDIAN COUNTRY! In a 1992 case prosecuted before Judge Tina Glory Jordan, she ruled that the restaurant and motel that occupys acreage around the W.W. Complex is indeed INDIAN COUNTRY!… It appears that... English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “O” Oak – Tsusga Oar – Digayawesdi Oath – Aselidodi Oats – Soquili unigisdi Obedience – Gohiyuhi Obedient – Uwohiyuhi Obey – Gohiyudiyi Obituary –... Written by John L. Nichols
"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... I have an alarm clock. Its called the Peabody Mine Plane. Most days it flies by a little before sunrise, so if I am still in bed when I hear it I know I’m running late. Its not a little 2-seater, but large enough to have cargo doors in the rear. A couple of... 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... “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... 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... 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... 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...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... Popular North American Indian Recipes Mother Earth provides Nisqually, Elder, with
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with the best pies on the the whole reservation. “September, 1995 Summary of Legal Victory!” Administrative Law Court Hearing, Appeal of Peabody’s Kayenta mine permit renewal. Dineh Alliance vs. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) & statutory party Peabody Western Coal... From the Southeastern foothills of Big Mountain – We wish to say our words to our Indigenous brothers and sisters and other concerned people. By now you have heard the news that we were recently under military siege (armed Hopi Rangers, armed Navajo police,... Over seven months after their arrest at Camp Anna Mae on the HPL, charges of trespass were dismissed against Joella Ashkie, Ruth Benally, Louise Benally, Elvira Horseherder and Pauline Whitesinger. The five Navajo women were arrested on July 11, 2001 and charged with... **LIBRARIES Oracle: ThinkQuest Library “Over 7,000 web sites created by students around the world who have participated in a ThinkQuest Competition.” ThinkQuest Library: Native Americans Institute of Museums and Library Services Native American Library... “Subsistence &Federal Recognition of Tribes” Guest column by Evon Peter, Gwich’in As Alaska Native peoples we are again at a critical point in time. The decisions we make and the actions we take will forever impact the spirit of our people and... By Vine Deloria Jr. 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 Charmaine White Face Wednesday October 2, 1997 There are a great many good people in South Dakota who truly want to begin healing the wounds of the past between the tribes and the white people. Efforts are always being made to have discussions on racism, or to... Published Tuesday, January 25, 2000 Newspaper of the Hopi Tribe Vol.X No.2 Executive Branch Chairman Wayne Taylor ~ Vice-Chairman Phillip Quotshytewa The Chairman is from the Sun Clan of Shungpovi and the Vice-Chairman is from the Bear Clan of Kykotsmovi. Elected by... Ya’a’tee Its been a while since I have sent anything out, and there is a lot to tell you, so I am splitting this VFH into 2 more-manageable sections. This first part consists of recent statements from Dineh and Hopi resistors. These people are... “This tree is a prophecy. That’s what the Hopi rangers don’t understand. This tree is the fulfillment of a prophecy. This is the end of the 4th world in Hopi prophecy. The name of the 5th world is the World of Glittering Trees.” — Joseph... By Richard L. Allen, EdD Research & Policy Analyst Cherokee Nation Greetings: The Cherokee Nation is overwhelmed with those charlatans who fraudulently claim to be shaman, spiritual leaders or descendents of a Cherokee princess. Such individuals make such claims... “Lakota spirituality is the one thing that must not be stolen.” Notes From Indian Country, By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) It seems to me that the spirituality (religion) of so many Indian tribes has become diluted by overexposure and by flagrant abuse by... 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... IN THE JUDICIAL APPEALS TRIBUNAL OF THE CHEROKEE NATION FILED FEB 17 1998 4:45 PM IN THE MATTER OF THE ) DISTRICT COURT OF THE )No. JAT-AD-98-01 CHEROKEE NATION ) ORDER In May, 1997, District Judge Tina Jordan, without the consent or approval of the Judicial Appeals...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 )...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...November 5, 1998 The Annual Funding Agreement between the Cherokee Nation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs for fiscal year 1999 has been executed by Chief Byrd and by Kevin Gover for the BIA. This Annual Funding Agreement reveals the embarrassing restrictions imposed... 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... English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “R” Rabbi – Tsusi alitsadohvsgi Rabbit – Tsisdu Raccoon – Gvli Race – Tsunadalenvda yvwi Rack – Atlodi Racket – Unoyvgv Radiant – Dulvsadv Radiator –... 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...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... Author Unknown 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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]... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... Prophecy Message Delivered and Submitted 11/22/93 at the “Cry Of The Earth” General Assembly, United Nations, New York Submitted by Martin Gashweseoma Hopi Caretaker of the Sovereign Hopi Nation For The Great Spirit, Massau’u We come here from the...