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First Peoples Worldwide » Idle No More Calls for Day of Action, Oct. 7th 2013

The announcement comes towards the end of the popular Sovereignty Summer campaign, launched on June 21, Aboriginal Day in Canada. Sovereignty Summer is a campaign of coordinated non-violent direct actions to promote Indigenous rights and environmental protection in alliance with non-Indigenous supporters. The campaign focuses specifically on six calls for change which the movement would […]

Canada nixes UN review of violence on aboriginal women – Manitoba – CBC News

Canada’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Elissa Golberg, offered a brief rebuttal to Belarus, but did not engage directly with the other countries that criticized Canada.”Canada is proud of its human-rights record, and our peaceful and diverse society,” Golberg told the one-hour session. While no society is entirely free of discrimination, she noted, Canada […]

Mexican women forced into sex 25 times a day – Times LIVE

Mexican women forced into sex 25 times a day – Times LIVE. The investigation was among several aimed at “blockading the repugnant sex trafficking corridor” used to exploit victims from Tenancingo, Mexico, said James Hayes, head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in New York. Tenancingo, an impoverished town in Tlaxcala state, has long been a […]

Leonard Peltier International Tribunal-US Government on Trial- NativeNewsNetwork

“We have an oral tradition. In this way, the stories about our 500 years of oppression have been passed down through the generations. Now, we have the means to record that history and share it with the world. The Leonard Peltier International Tribunal on the Abuse of Indigenous Human Rights will tell our stories with […]

Read Roger Goodell’s Letter To Congress Defending The Redskins Name

Unfortunately, NFL Commissioner Goodell’s letter is another attempt to justify a racial slur on behalf of Dan Snyder and other NFL owners who appear to be only concerned with earning ever larger profits, even if it means exploiting a racist stereotype of Native Americans. For the head of a multi-billion dollar sports league to embrace […]

US should return stolen land to Indian tribes, says United Nations – Democratic Underground

Source: The GuardianA United Nations investigator probing discrimination against Native Americans has called on the US government to return some of the land stolen from Indian tribes as a step toward combatting continuing and systemic racial discrimination.James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, said no member of the US Congress […]

NSU students read in Cherokee with immersion students

BY TESINA JACKSON Reporter TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – To get students to learn the Cherokee language, a kindergarten class at the Cherokee Nation Immersion School got the chance to sit and read books in Cherokee with Northeastern State University students. via NSU students read in Cherokee with immersion students.

First Nations women want silence on sexual abuse to end – Thunder Bay – CBC News

The Nishnawbe Aski Nation Womens Council says its time to end the silence about sexual abuse in First Nations.At a meeting over the weekend in Thunder Bay, council spokesperson Jackie Fletcher said painful events from the past have fostered a cycle of abuse. She said the only way to break it is to openly acknowledge […]

New Legislation to End Violence Against Native Women | Human Rights Now – Amnesty International USA Blog

February marks a big step forward in reclaiming justice for Native American and Alaska Native women! On February 2nd, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act VAWA. Originally passed in 1994, VAWA has combined criminal justice, social services and community-based initiatives to enhance the prevention and response to violence […]

Navajo sues Urban Outfitters over product names

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation has sued Urban Outfitters Inc. months after the tribe sent a cease and desist letter to the clothing retailer demanding it pull the “Navajo” name from its products.The lawsuit filed late Tuesday in U.S. District Court in New Mexico alleges trademark violations and violations of the federal Indian Arts […]

UI denies North Dakota invitation to meet | Iowa City Press Citizen | press-citizen.com

The University of Iowa has decided against inviting the University of North Dakota to compete in an upcoming track meet because of its use of the Fighting Sioux mascot.UND, the North Dakota Legislature, the state’s Board of Higher Education and the NCAA are in the middle of a seven-year dispute over the Fighting Sioux mascot.UI […]

Disabled protesters clash with police in Bolivia | World news | guardian.co.uk

Scores of disabled people on crutches and in wheelchairs fought police in La Paz, Bolivias capital, over demands for better welfare support, injuring several and fuelling anger against the state.A caravan of about 50 adults and children ended a 1,000-mile, 100-day trek through Bolivia at the protest near government offices in La Paz on Thursday. […]

Freedom Isnt Free‏…Native American activist Leonard Peltier was wrongfully convicted on Betty Tuiningas TwitWall

Native American activist Leonard Peltier was wrongfully convicted inconnection with the deaths of two agents of the Federal Bureau ofInvestigation FBI. Despite the courts acknowledgment of FBI andprosecutorial misconduct in the case, Peltier has been imprisonedsince 1976, currently at the U.S. Penitentiary at Coleman, Florida.Help us free an innocent man. Make your $15, $30, or […]

Hair Relaxer Use and Risk of Uterine Leiomyomata in African-American Women

Abstract Hair relaxers are used by millions of black women, possibly exposing them to various chemicals through scalp lesions and burns. In the Black Women’s Health Study, the authors assessed hair relaxer use in relation to uterine leiomyomata incidence. In 1997, participants reported on hair relaxer use age at first use, frequency, duration, number of […]

Alberta: First Nations Call For Environment Minister To Honour Treaty Promises And Act Immediately To Save Caribou – Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources

First Nations have called for Canada’s Environment Minister to stop delaying, to stop denying the evidence before him, and to start honouring the Treaty promises that require protection of woodland caribou habitat. But Minister Peter Kent told journalists yesterday – at the close of public consultation on the strategy – that it will be months […]

Mexico to Report to the UN on Fight against Discrimination

Presidency of the RepublicIn compliance with its international obligations, Mexico will discuss its 16th and 17th consolidated report on the implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination CERD on February 14-15 in Geneva.During the presentation, Mexican authorities, including the executive and judicial branches, will provide the UN Committee […]

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