Native Traditions

Owe Aku

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Phone: 605-455-2155
Email: lakota1@gwtc.net
Website: http://www.bringbacktheway.com/default.htm
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Lakota Land Victory

November 12, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: UN Observer

http://www.unobserver.com/layout5.php?id=4058&blz=1

As explained in the following article, Owe Aku, a grass roots Lakota organization, just utilized the principle of free, prior and informed consent as set forth in the recently passed United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Plaintiffs, including Owe Aku and the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council, argued that a...

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Vote not Taken on Land Exchange

November 7, 2007

Author: Ted Lake

Source: Silver Belt

http://www.silverbelt.com/articles/2007/11/07/apache_moccasin/apache01.txt

If Congress passes this bill, it will allow the owners of Resolution Copper to "desecrate the aboriginal homeland of the Apache People.

"Oak Flat and Apache Leap are Sacred and Holy places (for the Apaches), so too is the nearby area known as Devils Canyon.

"On behalf of the Apache Tribe and other...

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Harvard Connecting to its Indian Soul

October 21, 2007

Author: Colin Nickerson

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/10/21/harvard_connecting_to_its_indian_soul/

CAMBRIDGE - Serious pay dirt came at 23 inches when a trio of sweaty undergrads working one of 15 deepening holes in Harvard Yard last week unearthed two tiny pieces of printing press type, pegged at nearly 3 1/2 centuries old.

"One minute you're just digging so...

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Court to Reconsider Sacred Mountain Row

October 17, 2007

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN1733263620071017

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court said on Wednesday that it would reconsider its decision that barred an Arizona ski resort from using treated sewage to make snow on a mountain sacred to several Native American tribes.

The long-running case has pitted economic and leisure interests against the beliefs of American Indian tribes, with both sides winning at...

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NZ Police Hold 17 in Terror Raids

October 15, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7044448.stm

New Zealand police have arrested 17 people and seized a number of weapons during a series of anti-terror raids.

More than 300 police were involved in the operation, reportedly targeting Maori sovereignty and environmental activists - not foreign groups.

Police Commissioner Howard Broad said those arrested had used firearms and...

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Congress Takes up Troubled Tribal Recognition Process

October 12, 2007

Author: Jerry Reynolds

Source: Indian Country Today

http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=1096415907

WASHINGTON - The federal process for acknowledging tribes has come under heavy criticism in both chambers of Congress within recent weeks, with assorted tribes urging legislative recognition for themselves and others trapped in a labyrinth of red tape and delay at the Interior Department.

Meanwhile, at a Sept. 19 hearing of the...

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Native Women Mark Autumn in Nuclear Shadows

October 4, 2007

Author: Laura Paskus

Source: Women's News

http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/3337/context/archive

POJOAQUE, N.M. (WOMENSENEWS)--Along the edges of the low, earthen wall that sets off the dancing grounds, vendors and activists assembled their tables.

Children ran back and forth through the grass and yellow-blooming chamisa while tribal elders, Anglo teens with dreadlocks and mothers of all ages and hues mingled....

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Culture Clash over Monkey Meat Ends up in Court

September 16, 2007

Author: FRANK DONNELLY

Source: Staten Island Live

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2007/09/culture_clash_over_monkey_meat.html

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Monkeys are sacred to a Liberian native who emigrated to West Brighton more than two decades ago. Mamie Manneh and members of her church say eating primate parts -- known as bushmeat -- conforms with their religious beliefs and imbues them with the cunning and agile...

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Federal Government Taps Ancient Healing Methods to Treat Native American Soldiers

September 13, 2007

Author: Jennifer Miller

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0913/p20s01-usmi.html

In a dusty lot on the Navajo reservation, a cleansing ceremony is about to take place. Women sit on rickety chairs outside a hogan, (a circular, squat Navajo home with a dirt floor). A line of parked cars sizzle in the Southwestern sun. Suddenly, a pack of horses rushes into view. They stop just short of the hogan, their hooves beating up...

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