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Saturday, 15 September


Hurricane Savage Headed to the Autry "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published September 15, 2018

LOS ANGELES  Native Voices at the Autry, Americas leading Native American theatre company, presents Hurricane Savage as part of its First Look Series, a script development process that brings playwrights together with professional directors, dramaturgs, and actors.

Written by Montana Cypress (Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida), Hurricane Savage takes place in the midst of a Category 5 hurricane, as an estranged son returns to his childhood home where the past haunts the living and the dead. Its there, deep in the Everglades, where the devastating effects of long-held secrets, human nature, and the inability to express oneself combine with the unpredictable, unrelenting force of Mother nature.

Montana Cypress is a young playwright to watch, said Jean Bruce Scott, Native Voices Producing Executive Director. His newest full-length play, Hurricane Savage, moves with the force and intensity of the mega storms that inspired it. His characters seek the truth with a breathless vibrancy no matter the consequences. Do not miss this exciting afternoon in the theater!

Native Voices at the Autrys First Look Series is a script development process that brings playwrights together with professional directors, dramaturgs, and actors. Full-length plays are workshopped and prepared for a public staged reading and discussion, giving the playwright an opportunity to hear the playoften for the first timewith a live audience. Plays can be new works, works-in-progress, or material that has already been produced at another venue that the playwright would like to revise for future productions.

Hurricane Savage is free but reservations are recommended. For reservations and additional information, visit

Creative Team

Montana Cypress (Miccosukee Tribe of South Flori...


J. B. Gerald // The Trump Administration's Wish to "Let the ICC Die" "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

We will let the ICC die on its own - U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton
by J. B. Gerald

    In a speech to the Federalist Society September 10th National Security Adviser John Bolton announced the U.S. will not cooperate in any way with the International Criminal Court. Speaking for the President and Trump administration Mr. Bolton says the U.S. considers the International Criminal Court illegitimate, and he threatens its judges with denial of entry to the States, and impounding their financial assets, and with arrest, if they pursue cases which might "unjustly" place in jeopardy U.S. citizens. This threat extends to those assisting the Court.
      The policy presents an attempt to shield from prosecution "by any means necessary," U.S. Armed Forces personnel, intelligence agents, and government officials such as himself. By placing these above the law Bolton is threatening the American people with the Trump administration's impunity. While the policy may allow war crimes and crimes against humanity in U.S. client states, it will also encourage the 123 nations who subscribe to the ICC to view the U.S. as a rogue state and fascist entity.
      North Americans concerned with prevention of genocide will note that Bolton's wish to "let the ICC die" would remove a primary international legal mechanism for calling U.S. leaders to account for crimes such as genocide, aggression, torture. Without the resistance available at least on paper from the ICC, governments such as the Trump administration would have a much freer hand in alleged crimes such as torture in Afghanistan, in black operations sites throughout the world, as well as implication in the use of death squads by U.S. client states or what might be considered the kidnapping of migrant children at American borders.
      American law if honestly applied has little to fear from international law so the Trump administration's further severance of the U.S. from the ICC points up the administration's exception to the global consensus on a decent standard of human rights. Bolton's revelations express a movement within U.S. extreme right-wing circles which finds burdensome an ongoing struggling tradition safeguarding American human rights (ie. The Bill of Rights).
      The thinking which initiated the presidential killing list under George W. Bush, continues to gain strength, asserting itself at this point due to an ICC investigatory report suggestin...


Wangan & Jagalingou People | Traditional Owners disturbed by illegal action by Adani "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Wangan & Jagalingou People | Traditional Owners disturbed by illegal action by Adani:

13 September 2018
Traditional Owners disturbed by allegations of illegal works by Adani

Call on Qld Government to prosecute any unlawful activity by Adanis coal operation

Revelations yesterday that Adani Mining may have breached environmental laws while operating on Wangan and Jagalingou country has deeply disturbed Traditional Owners.

The Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) Traditional Owners Council are calling on the Queensland Government to investigate and prosecute any illegal activity on their homelands.

Mr Adrian Burragubba, a traditional owner of W&J country and spokesperson for the Council says: The Queensland Government has licensed this unscrupulous corporation and now they must take responsibility for any destruction that is occuring on our country. They must investigate and prosecute Adani for any unlawful activity.

We are very concerned about the impacts on our cultural heritage and ancient story places from Adanis land clearing and other industrial disturbance. It is a grave matter for us that their works could do permanent damage to our sacred Doongmabulla springs.

We have been concerned about activity by Adani contractors on our country over some months now. We will be making our own investigations into what Adani have been doing there and will hold both the company and the Government to account.

Adani have been camped on our country hoping to one day build their mine. Starting work illegally only adds insult to the injury that they are there without our consent. We will continue to pursue them through the courts, and with our demands on the Government.

We have seen the report from the lawyers at the Environmental Defenders Office, and it appears that coal seam dewatering bores and other extensive groundwork is being done in breach of Adanis environmental license, and that Adani may have lied to the Queensland Government about it.

We have known all along that Adani cant be trusted with our country, to respect our rights, or be custodians of the environment. The Government can restore some faith by interrogating Adanis conduct and taking whatever action needed to safeguard our country and culture, he concluded.


Media enquiries: Anthony Esposito, W&J Traditional Owners Council advisor 0418 152 743


Former Navajo Chapter Employee Pleads No Contest to Fraud & Forgery Charges "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published September 15, 2018

WINDOW ROCK, NAVAJO NATION  Attorney General Ethel Branch announced Thursday that former Kaibiito Accounts Maintenance Specialist, Berniece Pinto-Denetdeal, has pled No Contest to one count of Fraud and one count of Forgery. Pleas of No Contest are treated as Guilty for sentencing purposes.

Defendant Pinto-Denetdeal used her position as an Accounts Maintenance Specialist to forge signatures of other Chapter officials to issue checks to herself that she was not entitled to. In order to conceal her actions, she falsely recorded information in the Chapters accounting software.  The total loss to the Chapter and the Nation amounts to approximately $32,559.

Defendant Pinto-Denetdeal changed her plea of Not Guilty to No Contest in two criminal dockets before the Navajo Nation District Court of Tuba City. She was originally charged with 64 separate criminal complaints. Defendant Pinto-Denetdeal has entered into a plea agreement with the Navajo Nation and the United States to resolve cases filed in both jurisdictions, and has agreed to pay restitution in the amount of $29,941.05 to the Kaibiito Chapter. She will be on probation for two years with the Navajo Nation and three years with the federal government. The Navajo Nation District Court of Tuba City accepted the plea agreement and all its terms.

Chief Prosecutor Gertrude Lee has done a tremendous job in rebuilding the Navajo Nation Office of the Prosecutor.  She joined us in October 2016 and since then she has filled an astounding number of legal positions. She started with only seven legal staff members and now has eighteen.  When she fills her two vacant legal positions, she will have tripled her legal staff.  The effects of this can be seen across the board, but especially in the areas of white collar and violent crime prosecution, said Attorney General Ethel Branch.  Chief Prosecutor Lee was able to do this with additional funds secured through the support of President Begaye and the Department of Justice, and through her natural talent in recruiting new staff.  I hope the next administration will continue these efforts to strengthen the Office of the Prosecutor and demand public integrity.  We owe it to the Navajo People to ensure we ha...


Breena Kerr // Judge rules Hawaiian princess unfit to manage $215m trust | US news | The Guardian "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Judge rules Hawaiian princess unfit to manage $215m trust | US news | The Guardian: Kawnanakoa is regarded by many Native Hawaiians as a princess because she is a descendant of the royal family that ruled the islands before the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1893. Shes also the great-granddaughter of sugar plantation owner James Campbell, a businessman who was one of Hawaiis largest landowners and through whom Kawnanakoa has inherited her sizable estate, which includes ample real estate and cash assets. Kawnanakoa has led a mostly private and luxurious life, donating to her
favorite charities, and breeding American quarter horses, but also had a
reputation for quietly paying peoples bills. For years, she paid the
electricity bill at Honolulus Iolani Palace (the royal residence thats
since become a museum) and would chip in when people came to her with
financial problems. In 2001, the heiress also established a $100m trust
aimed at supporting Native Hawaiian language, culture, art, education,
health and housing.


Gidibaajimomin Exhibit Opens at Watermark Art Center "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Dreamcatcher Web

Published September 15, 2018

BEMIDJI, Minn.  The Miikanan Gallery at Watermark Art Center announces the opening ofGidibaajimomin We Tell Stories. This exhibit features prints and mixed media by Gordon Coons (Lac Courte Oreilles) and Anna Johnson (Turtle Mountain). Through the use of contemporary media, both artists give new understanding to traditional Ojibwe stories and culture.

Meet the artists during a reception on October 5, from 5-7 p.m., with an Artist Talk at 6.

Season of the Crow by Gordon Coons

In addition to the reception, Gordon Coons will lead a print-making workshop on October 6 from 10 a.m. 2:30 p.m. at Watermark. This workshop, sponsored by the Northwest Indian Community Development Center, is free with no registration necessary! It is geared for all ages, but kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Gordon Coons is a nationally-recognized visual artist. He has exhibited in juried shows throughout the U.S., including the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. His work has won a var...


IT Trends for Running a Lab "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published September 15, 2018

Technology continues to infiltrate deeply into every corner of society today, and even those within the enclosures of laboratories around the world are feeling it. The time when you used to babysit your experiments right from sample preparation to results analysis is now changing thanks to the automation of routine laboratory procedures.

Simple repetitive tasks like pipetting and moving samples around have now been taken over by automated robotic systems. Paper notebooks have been replaced by software programs, and cloud computing platforms offer excellent tracking and coordination of all lab systems in real time.

As technology progresses, new lab management strategies need to be implemented, and this is the reason behind a number of IT trends for running labs that you see today. The current digital transformation is geared to bring about data integrity, greater efficiency, and economical use of resources and workers safety.

Electronic lab notebooks

Electronic lab notebooks were created to replace paper and digitize record keeping processes in the lab. ELNs document research experiments and procedures in a systematic, safe and efficient way.

Unlike in the past, ELNs are increasingly becoming cloud-based which means that researchers can now collaborate in real-time eliminating barriers of data exchange and communication in the lab.

There are several ELN solutions in the market including the lab animal management software at Studylog which is being used by different labs to run and manage animal studies.

A good ELN is one that provides a good user experience, compatibility with multiple devices, operating systems and browsers as well as use good business models and pricing.

Laboratory information management systems

The amount of data that is generated by high throughput systems in laboratories today is enormous. This makes it difficult to track data that is associated with a particular sample throughout the process.

Having a LIMS in place provides an automatic way of logging in samples, grouping them by different attributes and even creating batches and work lists.

Furthermore, they generate testing and tracking schedules as the samples move from one department to another as well as log the...


Free Degrees in Cambridge University "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published September 8, 2018

Cambridge University is going to start offering free education for students from low-income households. Earn a graduate degree for free.

Cambridge University is going to start offering free education for students from low-income households. Young people from ethnic minorities and disadvantaged backgrounds face many barriers in accessing an education. But, finances should never be a barrier to a students education. The University of Cambridge is thinking about covering all tuition fees and living costs for the students that need it the most.

Support disadvantaged students

Diversity in education is a hot topic. According to the rankings, Cambridge is the most unequal university in the UK for admitting students from different economic backgrounds. However, after being in the spotlight, Cambridge is starting to make some changes.

The University of Cambridge is planning to roll out fully-funded debt-free Ph.D. scholarships for the students from ethnic minorities and low-income households, after being criticized for lack of diversity. According to the Varsity, the University is thinking about increasing a number of bursaries and loans in order to support disadvantaged students. Moreover, a total relief of tuition fees and living expenses may become possible. Some students with the greatest financial need might get everything covered by the university.

It all comes as the director of the Office for Fair Access, Les Ebdon, has recently criticized the University of Cambridge and some other top universities in the UK for not admitting students from ethnic minorities and disadvantaged background. He says that those institutions should start doing something with a fact that they have just a few students from ethnic minorities. Cambridge colleges did not take in any black students from 2012 to 2016. Truth is, only 3 % of students admitted to the top universities the previous year were black. What is more, just about 7 % of students came from the poorest regions in the UK. So, if you are looking for the perfect...


NB3 Foundation Awards Six Water First! Grants to Support Increased Consumption of Healthy Beverages "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published September 15, 2018

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M.  The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation, funded by Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Communitys Seeds of Native Health Initiative has awarded six grants of $15,000 each to the following Minnesota and Washington tribes Native American-led community partners (grantees):
  • Lower Sioux Indian Community (MN)
  • Bois Forte Band of Chippewa (MN)
  • Native American Community Clinic (MN)
  • Confederated Tribes and Bands of Yakama (WA)
  • Puyallup Tribal Health Authority (WA)
  • Sauk Suiattle Indian Tribal Clinic (WA)
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), such as soft drinks, fruit drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, sweetened milk and any other beverages to which sugar has been added are the largest source of added sugar with no nutritional value and a major contributor of calories in the U.S. diet.
Native American children are consuming a large amount of their daily calories from sugary drinks today representing the biggest source of added sugar in childrens diets, said Justin Huenemann, President and CEO of the NB3 Foundation. It is critical that our children drink more water daily and decrease their sugary drink intake.

Friday, 14 September


Lumbee Tribe Monitoring Situation as Hurricane Florence Hits Land "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published September 14, 2018

PEMBROKE, N.C.  Now downgraded to a tropical storm from a hurricane, Tropical Florence is hovering over North Carolina, home of the Lumbee Tribe, headquartered in Pembroke, North Carolina. and Eastern Band of Cherokee, based in Ashville, North Carolina.

Since Tropical Storm Florence has slowed down to almost a crawl, it is expected to remain in the area through the weekend. While there are no reported fatalities where the tribes are located, there have been four deaths reported since Hurricane Florence hit land early Friday morning.

David Scott, public relations manager for the Lumbee Tribe made this statement to Native News Online on Friday afternoon:

The Lumbee Tribe has been monitoring the situation with Hurricane Florence closely. Our community is understandably nervous given the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in our territory.

Tribal leaders and staff have taken measures to protect tribal members living in tribal housing, particularly elders. Delivering emergency supplies including water, food and sandbags.
Tribal leaders have been in contact with federal and state leaders about community concerns as Florence approaches. Senator Burr and Representative Pittenger have been in contact with the Chairman and making necessary connections to federal agencies.
Tribal leaders have been working with Partner Agencies and Volunteers including the American Red Cross to prepare for a response following the storm. The Red Cross is using the Boys and Girls Club as its emergency headquarters in the area.
The tribe is coordinating with relief agencies to accept and make deliveries of necessary supplies following the end of the storm.

The post Lumbee Tribe Monitoring Situation as Hurricane Florence Hits Land appeared first on Native News Online.


By Sasha Chavkin With reporting from Ccile Schilis-Gallego and Shane Shifflett Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 8:01 pm EDT // World Banks Business-Lending Arm Backed Palm Oil Producer Amid Deadly Land War "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

World Banks Business-Lending Arm Backed Palm Oil Producer Amid Deadly Land War: From 2004 to 2013, the IFC approved 188 projects that may have involved physical or economic displacement of local populations, according to an ICIJ and HuffPost analysis of publicly available project documentation. Because the IFC fails to fully and clearly disclose information about cases involving displacement, it is not possible to conclusively say in every instance whether displacement actually happened. Projects may be removed or added as new information arises.


The International Indian Treaty Council Celebrates Early Days Monument Removal "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Good riddance to San Franciscos Early Days statue

Published September 14, 2018

strapping statue for removal

strapping statue for removal

SAN FRANCISCO   The International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) celebrates a victory with the removal today of a racist statute known as the Early Days Monument   depicting the colonization of California.   The statute has been located at 147 Fulton Street in San Francisco, the site of the historic Ohlone village of Yelamu.

picture and film by Arthur Jacobs

In a unanimous vote on the evening of September 12, the San Francisco Board of Appeals decided to deny the appeal made by one individual from the Sausalito area and to allow the statues removal as long demanded by Indigenous Peoples and organizations including the IITC.   On hearing the decision, Bernadette Smith (Manchester Band of Pomo) stated, My people are up here crying their hearts out and speaking their minds of things that matter.  I am glad we are here today in solidarity, so that we can remove it as one people. Dee Dee Manzanares Ybarra of the Rumsen Ohlone tribe stated in her testimony at the hearing,  The priests used to admire how beautiful our women sang. But do you know why they sang at night?  To cover the cries of those who were being held captive there.



Kenya: UN says Lake Turkana is endangered "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Lake Turkana and the River Omo, a lifeline to many tribal peoples, are drying up due to mega dam
Nicola Bailey/ Survival, 2015

UNESCO added Kenyas Lake Turkana to its World Heritage Site Endangered List in June, a sign it believes the iconic lakes survival is at risk.

Experts believe it is drying up largely because of the Gibe III dam , which lies upstream in Ethiopia and was completed in 2016.

For the eight different tribes of Ethiopias Omo valley region, the Gibe III dam and related sugar plantations project have already proved devastating. The dam has enabled local authorities to syphon off water from the Omo river to irrigate vast sugar plantations.

Forcibly evicted from their land, many of the countrys tribespeople have lost not only their homes but an entire way of life. The dam has ended the natural flood they depended on for flood retreat agriculture as well as depriving them of access to the river for fishing and for growing their crops.

Survival has received disturbing reports that tribal peoples are suffering from hunger and continue to suffer abuse and harassment if they speak out about the situation. Many communities are under pressure to relocate to government villages, a policy that most oppose.

The dam is also causing problems for the thousands of tribal peoples in northern Kenya who live around Lake Turkana and who fish its waters for their livelihood.

According to Ikal Angelei, director of the NGO Friends of Lake Turkana which has campaigned for years against the Gibe III dam: The lives of local communities now hang in the balance given that their main sources of livelihood are facing extinction. This decision by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee should serve as a notice to Ethiopia to cancel any further dams planned on the Omo River.

As early as 2010, one such ex...


Ceren Sagir // Hunger striker outside Bahraini embassy begins consuming only liquids | Morning Star "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Hunger striker outside Bahraini embassy begins consuming only liquids | Morning Star: Mr Mushaima has lost 16 kilos (more than two-and-a-half stone) since the beginning of his protest outside the Bahraini embassy in Knightsbridge, London.

He was hospitalised on August 30, a month after beginning his strike, on the advice of a visiting doctor who said his health conditions were critical, but returned to the embassy the next day to resume his protest.

Hassan Mushaima, Mr Mushaimas father, was arrested and tortured before being sentenced to life imprisonment by a military court in 2011 as part of the Bahrain governments crackdown on protests.


Convocatoria de propuestas para la beca: Jvenes Indgenas de medios comunitarios 2018 "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Convocatoria de propuestas para la beca: Jvenes Indgenas de medios comunitarios 2018

Sep 14, 2018
agnes Fri, 09/14/2018 - 09:18

Cultural Survival se complace en anunciar su convocatoria de propuestas para el proyecto Jvenes Indgenas de Medios Comunitarios 2018 que apoyar a jvenes indgenas en sus esfuerzos por desarrollar su capacidad como locutores de radio y como periodist...


Large Protests Take Place Outside of Gov. Browns Global Climate Action Summit "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published September 13, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO   A large group of American Indians joined thousands of other protestors outside the Global Climate Action Summit conducted by California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday in downtown San Francisco.

Many American Indians have opposed Gov. Browns environmental policies he has signed off on since serving as governor of the nations most populated state. As governor, Brown has been accused of playing a cap and trade game, where caps or limits are put on pollution, but the abuser can simply pay a fine to pollute or use dirty oil.

Pennie Opal Plant

This is in contrast to feelings Native people felt for Brown during his first stint as governor in the 1970s. Back then Gov. Brown granted asylum for American Indian Movement leader, Dennis Banks, who was fleeing criminal prosecution in South Dakota for his role in the Custer, South Dakota riot that occured in early 1973, weeks before the Wounded Knee occupation, which Banks led with Clyde Bellecourt and Russell Means.

Now, American Indians ask: What happened to Governor Brown? The American Indian community wants Brown to show respect for people and the unborn by implementing better environmental policies.

Thursdays march began at the Jewish Museum. Among those in the large crowd was Amy Goodman, who reported for Democracy Now. American Indians from the Dakotas, Oklahoma, Neveda and other parts of California were present to show their opposition to Gov. Browns environmental policies.



Cherokee Nation Special Operations Water Rescue Team Deploys to North Carolina to Help in Potential Hurricane Florence Flood "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Principal Chief Bill John Baker and Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden wish special operations water rescue team members safe travels to North Carolina Thursday.

Published September 14, 2018

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.  The Cherokee Nation sent an eight-man special operations water rescue team, boats, ATVs and its new search and rescue truck to North Carolina Thursday to help with potential relief efforts from Hurricane Florence rainfall.

The Cherokee Nation also has three emergency management team members in North Carolina.

Cherokee Nation Dep. Marshals Dustin Davis and Kevin Jackson, Capt. Danny Tanner, Dep. Marshal Austin Glory, Sgt. Joe Rainwater, Dep. Marshal Investigator Matt Laney, Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Sgt. John Wofford and Cherokee Nation Marshal Shannon Buhl.

The Cherokee Nation is not just going to sit idly by and say poor them, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker said. The Cherokee Nation is fortunate to have the equipment, resources and trained marshals and emergency management staff capable of responding to any Type III FEMA disaster and search and rescue effort. Anytime we can help our family or any citizen, were going to pitch in and get there.

The crew left Tahlequah Thursday for Cherokee, North Carolina. Although Hurricane Florence weakened to a Category II, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Incident Management Team in North Carolina expects widesprea...


Keeping Legends Alive: Honoring the First WWI Memorial and Legacy of the 1926 Haskell Arch and Stadium Dedication "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Haskell Arch and Stadium

Published September 14, 2018

LAWRENCE, Kan.  On September 21-22, 2018, the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum, in partnership with many others throughout the Lawrence community, will be celebrating military veterans and the original 1926 dedication of the Haskell Arch and Stadium. This event will commemorate the WWI Memorial and honor all those who served in the military as well as the history, legends, and stories the community has of enjoying the Haskell Stadium throughout the decades.

The Haskell Cultural Center and Museum has partnered with the City of Lawrence, the Lied Center, the Lawrence Arts Center, the Hall Center for the Humanities, the Watkins Museum, the Spencer Museum of Art, eXplore Lawrence, and many other organizations to bring to Lawrence an event that honors the history of the 1926 Haskell football teams undefeated season, military veterans of every branch, and the memories of Lawrence residents spent in this historic stadium.

On September 21, 2018, a veterans event will be held that recognizes and honors Haskells WWI service members and commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the end of the Great War. A tour of Haskells war memorials will occur late afternoon and a feature film will show at the Haskell Auditorium that evening followed by a question and answer session with the film director.

Also, on September 22, a powwow will be held that celebrates those military veterans, the Haskell football team that dominated the nation, and the collaboration of the great Lawrence community that made the four-day event in 1926 the largest and most attended event in the citys history.

In addition to the cultural music and dance activities, there will also be numerous kids and family activities as well as educational and cultural workshops for adults and children that focus on the history of the 1926 dedication of the Arch and Stadium, Lakota medicinal plants, Ojibwe bark art, socio-economic impact of powwows, and many others.

The Haskell Cultural Center and Museum cordially invites any and all members of the Haskell, Tribal, and Lawrence communities and families to celebrate our military veterans, learn the magnificent history that built the historic stadium, and share memories of time spent in this beautiful community space.

The post...


Ute Tribal Enterprises Raises Wages for Entry-Level Employees "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published September 14, 2018

FORT DUCHESNE, Utah Roughly 120 entry-level employees with Ute Tribal Enterprises (U.T.E.) have received a $2-$3 wage increase in September. The baseline salary of $7.25 an hour has not been bumped up in previous years, making this move historical for U.T.E.

U.T.E. executives sought a need to raise wages to ensure financial security for entry-level workers and their families since the federal minimum wage has not increased since 2009.

After evaluating U.T.E.s current entry-level wages, the administrative staff has made the decision to increase entry-level wages. The increase will allow U.T.E. to remain competitive in the tightening Uintah Basin labor market, says Valentina Sireech, U.T.E. CEO. We, at U.T.E., believe that our employees are our greatest asset. By reinvesting in our employees, we are hoping to attract and retain quality people to work with us. By increasing entry-level wages, we are showing our employees that we value their services.

As a leading employer in the Uintah Basin, U.T.E. makes great effort to invest in a wide-range of programs, trainings, and developments to help employees progress in their personal and financial goals. The company also offers a 401(k) plan that matches up to 5% of an employees contribution.

The post Ute Tribal Enterprises Raises Wages for Entry-Level Employees  appeared first on Native News Online.


The National Center Announces 2018 Native American 40 Under 40 Award Recipients "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published September 14, 2018

Winners will be recognized at the River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 29-30

MESA, Ariz. The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (The National Center) is pleased to announced its 2018 class of Native American 40 Under 40 award recipients. Nominated by members of their communities, this prestigious award is bestowed to individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication and have made significant contributions in business and their community. The National Center is celebrating the 10th anniversary of these awards.

Award winners will be honored at the River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 29-30. The event Impacting Generations: Honoring a Decade of Exceptional Service and Leadership will be held in conjunction with the National Centers next Native Edge Institute (NEI), a one-day training session focused specifically on procurement. Past and present 40 under 40 awardees will have the opportunity to participate in programming with the goal of providing additional professional development, networking, leadership, and mentorship opportunities.

The 2018 40 Under 40 award recipients are made up of a diverse group of young women and men cultivated from across American Indian and Alaska Native communities, said Chris James, President and CEO of the National Center. Each of these individuals has devoted their skills and resources to enhancing their communities. From business, academia, healthcare, tribal government, politics, non-profits, journalism, the law, finance, and marketing, 40 under 40 winners are shining examples for all of us to follow. For the 10th year in a row, it is an honor to recognize these individuals and leaders who will continue to define success for the future of Native American business.

This years award winners are:

  • Sarah Aarons, Inupiaq Eskimo, Native Village of Unalakleet; Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago-Chicago, IL
  • Jordan Barlow, Cherokee Nation; Population Health Coordinator at INTEGRIS Miami Hospital- Miami, OK
  • Adrienne Benjamin, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe; Assistant to the District 2 Representative- Isle, MN
  • Peter Boskofsky, Chignik Lake Village Council; General Council at Koniag, Inc.- Anchorage, AK
  • ...


Trump falsely claims nearly 3,000 Americans in Puerto Rico 'did not die' "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Nearly 3,000 people died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. President Donald Trump denied this reality as a hurricane barrels toward the Carolinas.


Third Annual Food Summit at Red Lake  2 Days of Classroom Topics, Farmers Market, Demonstrations "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published September 13, 2018

RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION  The 4-Directions Developments Gitigaanike Foods Initiative will host its Third Annual Red Lake Nation Food Summit on Friday, September 14 from 7:30 am to 7 pm and Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 7:30 am to 1 pm
At Red Lake Nation College on Friday, sessions will be held in the Commons area and various classrooms. (Agenda attached) Topics include; Decolonizing the Diet, Food is Medicine, (with Linda Black Elk) Indigenous Ecological Sustainability, (BSU Panel) What a Successful Food System Looks Like, Food for the Future, and more.
Also on Friday, September 14, 2018, visit the Gitigaanike Farmers Market in the Government Center Parking Lot from 1 to 5pm.
The half day on Saturday morning will feature Outdoor Food Demonstrations and Food Samples, including Smoked Fish, Hominy, Natural Teas, Canning, Outside Bread, Hot Rock Cooking, Wild Rice, Bow & Arrow Making, and dont miss out on the Iron Man Obstacle Course on Saturday from 11 to 1pm
All Are Welcome, Includes Meals 
Free to Red Lake members, call 218-679-1460 for tickets
There is a charge for Non-members, please register at
Buy Indigenous, Buy Local
Provided by:
4-Directions Developments Gitigaanike Foods Initiative

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Libertarians Flirts with Sex Slavery as "solution" to Incel Violence "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Charles Sauer, libertarian commentator and president of the Market Institute, is flirting with promoting sex slavery in order to stop a right wing group known as Incels from committing acts of violence?


USA: Call for International Solidarity with Prison Strike 2018 Mpalothia "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

USA: Call for International Solidarity with Prison Strike 2018 Mpalothia - On August 21st, people locked up in prisons throughout the United States are set to go on strike, calling attention not only to heinous abuses and inhumane conditions, but also to the ongoing enslavement of millions of people inside American prisons. After the Civil War, slavery remained institutionalized in American society through the constitutions 13th amendment, which allows slavery to remain as punishment for a crime. In America, black peoples criminalization is enforced by police who frequently shoot black people with impunity and by judges who sentence black people to draconian sentences, ensuring their enslavement in modern-day plantations.

Facing a situation meant to stifle any glimmer of joy and humanity, people in prisons across the United States are calling attention to the lack of respect for human life that is embedded in our nations penal ideology by courageously going on strike from August 21st to September 9th.

The dates, chosen by prison organizers, signify the strikes continuation with the legacies of Nat Turner, who began his rebellion on August 21, 1831, and the Attica Uprising, which began September 9, 1971. Nat Turner, who was born into slavery, took part in a major insurrection, freeing slaves from plantations and executing slave owners. The Attica Uprising, an important milestone for prison resistance in the United States, took place following the shooting of black revolutionary George Jackson by a prison guard during an escape attempt. Like Nat Turner and the Attica rebels before them, prison strikers today are fighting for black liberation and the abolition of slavery.

Revolutionaries around the world should be aware of the struggle against slavery in Americas prisons. The Trump presidency is one of the most barbaric regimes in the world today, continuing a long legacy of racism, exploitation and genocide engrained in the American state. People in prisons rising up to regain their humanity are providing some of the most inspiring resistance of the Trump era to the horrifying, dehumanizing policies of Americas judicial system.

We call on comrades around the world to join in solidarity actions with the prison strike in the United States. The American state and corporations that benefit from prison slave labor must be held accountable for their atrocities by revolutionaries through direct action in locations around the world. Actions targeting American consulates and companies benefiting from slave labor, and destroying symbols of American prison slavery will draw the worlds attention to the struggle taking place within the prisons.

Militant actions in support of the prison strike will send a powerful message of defiance to the...

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