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 –... 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... 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 )...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 “R” Rabbi – Tsusi alitsadohvsgi Rabbit – Tsisdu Raccoon – Gvli Race – Tsunadalenvda yvwi Rack – Atlodi Racket – Unoyvgv Radiant – Dulvsadv Radiator –... Written By Sondra Ball By Edward Basham 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... According to the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations, US President Bill Clinton has just “interfered in Mexican internal affairs” by demanding an exhaustive investigation into the massacre which recently occurred in Chenalhó, in the Mexican state of... 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...Case No. 98-CV-0328-B(EA) Filed May 12, 1998 U.S. District Court For The Northern District of Oklahoma… Received from, Mr. Charles W. Shipley Shipley, Jennings & Champlin 201 West Fifth Street Tulsa, Oklahoma Received & Provided by, Cherokee Press...FILED JULY 02, 1998 Phil Lombardi, Clerk, U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OKLAHOMA MARVIN SUMMERFIELD and ROBIN MAYES Plaintiffs, v. Case No 98-CV-0328-B(EA) MARK McCULLOUGH, et al, Defendants. OPPOSED* MOTION TO FOR... 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 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... 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...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.... 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... 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... English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “S” Sabbath – Unadodaquasgv Sack – Degalodi Sacred – Galvquodi Sacrifice – Alisgolvdodiyi Sad – Uwedolisdi Saddle – Gayahulo Saddle bag – Digitsadi Safe... English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “W” Wabble – Atsoasedi Waddle – Squala alasgvdi Wade – Aduhinvsdi Wage – Adatlosgi Wages – Gegaguyvehv Wagon – Daqualelu Wail – Asgonasdi Waist –... As Told by Chief Dan George Poet from Karuk Tribe of California 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 –... Written By Sondra BallPrincipal 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... 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.... 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 Information 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... 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... 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 –... Poem by Mary Ann Pont 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... 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... 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... By Lorraine Jacobs Native American Acorn Recipes Poet from Karuk Tribe of California From the Nation's Native Elders
(Delivered during the NICOA meeting in
Duluth, MN, on August 19-22, 2000.)Shredding Of Police Documents On June 20, 1997 AFFIDAVIT OF BENNIE GLAD STATE OF OKLAHOMA ) ss) COUNT OF CHEROKEE) BENNIE GLADD, of lawful age, being first duly sworn, upon oath states as follows. My name is Bennie Gladd and I am a resident of Tahlequah, Oklahoma. I... English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “E” Each – Anisiyvwiha Eager – Uduladi iyadvnedi Eagle – Wohali Ear – Galeni Earlier – Igvyigesdodi Earliest – Igvyiditlvsdi Earliest convenience – Igvyi... By David Sunfellow From Cliff Boldt
"Legend from the Squamish Nation, Coast Salish" From "Songs Of The Cherokees"
by Anne Tennyson Holton Chapter One "Run Toward The Nightland:
Magic of the Oklahoma Cherokees"
By Jack Frederick Kilpatrick
& Anna Gritts Kilpatrick THE PROPHESIES OF TURTLE ISLAND UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK Held on November 22, 1993 INTRODUCTION Sponsored by: Mission of Mexico, Mission of the United States, United Nations Centre for Human Rights Endorsed by: American Indian Institute American Indian Ritual Object... “Relocation is a word that does not exist in the Navajo language. To be relocated is to disappear and never be seen again.” – Pauline Whitesinger, Relocation Resister For the past fiver years, relief caravans have been organized in Boulder, CO. to... “Building Economic Self-Determination In Indian Communities” THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release August 6, 1998 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT TO WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE BUILDING ECONOMIC SELF-DETERMINATION IN INDIAN COMMUNITIES... by Lars Gjertveit By the spring of 1861, Stand Watie (1806-1871), the leader of the southern faction of the Cherokee Nation, was a prosperous attorney and speaker of the nation’s National Council (the lower house of the Cherokee legislature). He owned a plantation and... Cherokee Heritage Center ~ Tahlequah, Oklahoma In 1838, approximately 16,000 Cherokee people were driven from their homes and forced to move west into Indian Territory. This tragic exodus became known as the Trail of Tears. For many of those weary travelers,... Written by Sal “White Horse” Serbin My name is Sal White Horse, I am a registered member of the Sioux Nation (also called Lakota). I am a Traditionalist, I believe in following and preserving Traditional Ways. For many years now I have been active in... Guest column by Deron Marquez These words seem to be on the minds of many folk. As Tribal Nations establish their rightful positions, many seek to quash their endeavors. I often write and speak about the infamous “them”. This “them” is a... Guest Column by Devery Fairbanks In the spring of 1982 I was fresh out of New Visions Treatment Center and staying at the American Indian Services (AIS) Men’s Halfway House in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was my first time in treatment and I must say it helped...