Native Traditions

Appeals Court Hears Suit Over Boy's Hairstyle

December 4, 2009

Author: Michael Kunzelman

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/6753224.html

A southeast Texas school district asked a federal appeals court Friday to throw out a ruling that its enforcement of a grooming policy violated the rights of a kindergarten student who refuses to cut his hair for religious reasons.

In January, a federal judge in Houston barred the...

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Winter Solstice Is a Time Of Renewal, Reconnection With the Earth

November 29, 2009

Author: Lauren Yanks

Source: The Poughkeepsie Journal

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20091129/LIFE/911290310/1005/LIFE

Throughout the ages, a variety of cultures have viewed the winter solstice as a time for celebration and renewal. The tilt of the earth’s axis makes the winter solstice the shortest day — and longest night — of the year. According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, the word...

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2 Tribes Object to Cape Wind Turbines

October 26, 2009

Author: Beth Daley

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/green/articles/2009/10/26/2_tribes_object_to_cape_wind_turbines/

Native American rituals and beliefs have emerged as a surprising last-minute obstacle to federal approval of the nation’s first offshore wind farm, threatening to significantly delay the Cape Wind project.

Two Massachusetts tribes say the 130 proposed...

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Film Highlights Local Native American Tribe’s Religion, Challenges

October 17, 2009

Author: Meredith J. Cooper

Source: News & Review

http://www.newsreview.com/chico/content?oid=1300682

For most Westerners, religion comes neatly packaged in a box. There’s a building—a church or a temple, for example—with a religious leader at the helm who typically changes every few years or so. They’re organized, with presidents and priests and books that outline the belief systems and prayers.

But what about land-...

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2000 Jun 26

NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers: “World Religions in America”

Mon Jun 26 (All day) to Fri Aug 4 (All day)

Location: 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
In the past thirty years, the religious landscape of the United States has changed significantly, in part because of the 1965 immigration act and the new population of immigrants who have come to the U.S. from all over the world. Today there are Islamic centers and mosques, Hindu and Buddhist temples and meditation centers, and Sikh gurdwaras in virtually every major American city. And today the encounter between people of different religious and cultural traditions takes place not only in the international arena, but in our own cities and neighborhoods, schools and city councils. School... Read more about NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers: “World Religions in America”
1999 Nov 18

Symposium on Civil Society and Multireligious America

Thu Nov 18 (All day) to Sat Nov 20 (All day)

Location: 

12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
In 1999, the Pluralism Project hosted two groundbreaking consultations on multireligious America, where for the first time, activists and representatives of diverse advocacy groups shared a common table. The second of these two meetings was a“Symposium on Civil Society and Multireligious America," which took a broad look at the issues of civil society. This event included a panel on public and private schools, and involved representatives from the White House, the Armed Forces Chaplains Board along with Pluralism Project affiliates and advisors. [flickr_set id=72157622509133350]
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1999 May 16

Consultation on Religious Discrimination and Accommodation

(All day)

Location: 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
In February 1999, the Pluralism Project was awarded a grant from the Ford Foundation to enable us to host a consultation on religious discrimination and accommodation. This consultation, held May 17 at Harvard University, brought together representatives from advocacy groups of America’s diverse religious traditions. Dr. Diana L. Eck, Project Director and Professor of Comparative Religions, moderated the lively conversation. Topics included religious needs and issues of discrimination in the “public square,” including the workplace, hospitals, and schools.

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Tribal Courts to Take Over Eagle Religion Case

October 2, 2009

Author: Ben Neary

Source: CBS

http://cbs4denver.com/wireapnewswy/Tribal.courts.will.2.1224716.html

A federal judge has agreed to let a tribal court handle the prosecution of a Northern Arapaho man who shot a bald eagle four years ago for use in his tribe's Sun Dance.

Winslow Friday, now in his mid-20s, has acknowledged he killed a bald eagle without a permit on the Wind River Indian Reservation in central Wyoming in...

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Boise Woman Works to Protect American Indian Site

September 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indian Country Today

Wire Service: AP

http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/national/northwest/60771737.html

A Boise woman has achieved her goal of having protected a sacred American Indian site in Boise and erecting a stone tribute marking the area.

Betty Foster is now attempting to have trails in the Castle Rock Reserve named for tribes that once occupied the...

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Commission on Indian Affairs

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 26 June 2018.

Phone: 617-573-1291
Website: http://www.mass.gov/hed/economic/eohed/dhcd/indian-affairs.html
History The Commission on Indian Affairs was established in 1974 by the Massachusetts State Legislature to represent the major tribes of the Native American population located within the Commonwealth. Description Housed in a state building, the Commission is a resource center for cultural and Native rights issues and serves... Read more about Commission on Indian Affairs

Nipmuc Tribal Council--Hassanamisco

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 22 October 2013.

Phone: 774-317-9138
Email: info@nipmucmuseum.org
Website: http://www.nipmucnation.org

Description

Located in Grafton, Massachusetts, the Hassanamisco Indian Reservation is the third smallest reservation in the United States. In addition to its one resident, it is home to the Longhouse Museum which displays artifacts related to the Nipmuc nation. Tragically, the museum was broken into a few years ago, and many of the artifacts... Read more about Nipmuc Tribal Council--Hassanamisco

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