Native Traditions

Controversy Over Land for Native American Medicine Wheel

November 16, 2002

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36%257E53%257E994717%257E,00.html

On November 16, 2002 The Associated Press reported that "a dispute continues over whether 23,000 acres can legally be set aside to protect the view from a sacred American Indian medicine wheel. A federal District Court last year ruled against Wyoming Sawmills Inc. of Sheridan, in its challenge of the protections for Medicine Wheel National...

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Controversy Over Land for Native American Medicine Wheel

November 13, 2002

Source: The Becket Fund

http://www.becketfund.org/litigate/MedicineWheel.html

On November 13, 2002 The Becket Fund reported that "in November 2002, The Becket Fund filed an amicus curiae brief [Wyoming Sawmills Inc. v. U.S. Forest Service, et al] with the 10th Circuit, on behalf of itself and a wide variety of Christian, Jewish and Muslim organizations, including the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions, the General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists, the General...

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Author of Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths Urges Interfaith Dialogue

October 19, 2002

Source: The Times-Picayune

On October 19, 2002 The Times-Picayune reported that "Bruce Feiler, [author of Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths], is urging followers of the three major mono-theistic faiths to... [talk] to one another. 'Abraham is a potential unifier because he stands before the creation of the three major religions,' Feiler said during a recent talk held at Temple Shalom in Colorado Springs, which houses a joint Conservative-Reform Jewish congregation."

Commercialization of Native American Sweat Lodges Creates Differing Opinions

September 15, 2002

Source: The New York Times

On September 15, 2002 The New York Times reported that "until Aug. 11, 1978, when Congress passed the American Indian Religious Freedom Act, ceremonies like the sweat lodge were illegal. Today, Mr. Charles Thom and others are turning sweat lodge ceremonies into commercial enterprises, making their way into spas and 12-step groups and mounting carnival-like tours. The sponsoring group for last weekend's sweat lodge in Baiting Hollow, north of Riverhead, was the Earth Circle Association, a Fort Jones, Calif[ornia]-based...

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First National Native American Pow Wow on National Mall

September 15, 2002

Source: The Boston Globe

On September 15, 2002 The Boston Globe reported that "the first national Native American Pow Wow [was] hosted by the National Museum of the American Indian yesterday on the National Mall in Washington, D.C."

California Senate Bill to Protect Indian Sites

September 15, 2002

Source: The Boston Globe

On September 15, 2002 The Boston Globe reported that "the California Senate Bill 1828... is supposed to safe-guard sacred Indian sites by compelling government agencies to notify an Indian trib of any proposed development project within 20 miles of its reservation, then requiring the developer to work with the tribe to ease the effects of the project... The reality could be an avalanche of lawsuits and endless delays for developers and local governments, business groups and other opponents contend... The tribes and their supporters...

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New York City Home to Largest Native American Population

August 29, 2002

Source: The New York Times

On August 29, 2002 The New York Times reported that "the city with the largest American Indian population, according to the 2000 Census... is New York City... The census counted 41,289 American Indians and Alaska natives living in the city in 2000... There are more than 500 American Indian tribes in the country, and many are represented in New York City. Most tribes... have their own languages and religions... Michael A. Taylor said, who works with the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, and was the head male dancer in the...

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California Passes Bill to Protect Land Sacred to Native American Tribes

August 29, 2002

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

On August 29, 2002 The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the State "Assembly easily approved a bill Thursday that gives California's politically powerful Indian tribes greater say over development on land they consider sacred - both public and private - that lies outside their reservations...     The bill pitted tribes against a long list of business groups that said the measure would give tribes the power to hold up or stop commercial and residential development... Despite being watered down, the bill still...

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Ponkapoags' Artifacts May be at Site of Land Development

August 24, 2002

Source: The Boston Globe

On August 24, 2002 The Boston Globe reported that "Canton was home to the Ponkapoags for thousands of years... And the Massachusetts Historical Commission believes there may be Indian artifacts or remains in the ground at the very site where a new Jersey developer wants to build 528 housing units... The commission notified Canton officials and the developer has now hired a laboratory to do an archeological survey of the 100-acre parcel. The permit process and construction cannot proceed until the survey is done."

Albuquerque Learns More about its Immigrant Communities

August 24, 2002

Source: Albuquerque Tribune

On August 24, 2002 the Albuquerque Tribune reported that "three local organizations have teamed up to survey how people born abroad hold on to their culture... language, art and religion [in Albuquerque, New Mexico]... the survey... is aimed at identifying and documenting about 45 ethnic groups with populations of 750 or more... Funding slightly more than $60,000 comes from the city's Urban Enhancement Trust Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, New Mexico Arts and the Arts Alliance...   Interviews are designed to find...

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Government Must Return Eagle Feathers for Native American Religious Practice

August 6, 2002

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.freedomforum.org/templates/document.asp?documentID=16684

On August 6, 2002 The Associated Press reported that "the government must return eagle feathers to a descendant of American Indians so he can use them in religious practices... In a case that weighed freedom of religion against the government's ability to protect bald and golden eagles, the full 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday upheld a lower...

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California City Brings Together Leaders of Diverse Faiths to Dedicate National Motto

July 29, 2002

Source: The Bakersfield Californian

http://www.bakersfield.com/local/story/1505644p-1623213c.html

On July 29, 2002 The Bakersfield Californian reported that in Bakersfield, California "a ceremony in the council chambers will formally dedicate... 'In God We Trust'... the words that were mounted last week above the city seal behind the council dais... And representatives of the city's Islamic, Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu, Jewish, American Indian, Catholic and...

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Narragansett Indian Church

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 28 September 2018.

Phone: 401-364-1100
Website: http://narragansettindiannation.org/
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Activities and Schedule

Sunday Services at 11 A.M. (Phone in Advance); Annual Powwow the Second Weekend in August

History

The Narragansett Tribe are the descendents of the aboriginal people of the area that is now the State of Rhode...
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Drought in the Southwest Diminishes Plants used in Native American Rituals

July 28, 2002

Source: ABC News

http://abcnews.go.com/wire/US/ap20020728_705.html

On July 28, 2002 ABC News reported that "drought and wildfires in the Southwest have taken a huge toll on the natural materials that Native Americans use in their ceremonies... The staples include tobacco, whose smoke is used for relieving stress; corn, whose pollen is used for communicating with holy people and protection; and many normally resilient trees and plants, whose leaves are used for medicine...

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Native American Health Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 31 October 2006.

Phone: 313-846-3718
Website: http://www.aihfs.org/
Research conducted by The University of Michigan-Dearborn Pluralism Project.

History and Description

The Native American Health Center was founded in 1987. After its building at Michigan and Livernois, in the city of Detroit, burned, the Archdiocese of Detroit donated a structure that had formerly been a...
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