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Monday, 22 January

20:21

Kyle Swenson // A cruel harvest of the poor: Israeli allegedly behind human organ black market arrested in Cyprus - The Washington Post "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

A cruel harvest of the poor: Israeli allegedly behind human organ black market arrested in Cyprus - The Washington Post: Altun told police he had donated the organ at a clinic called Medicus on the citys outskirts. A broker in Istanbul had offered Altun a generous sum for the kidney. He would later recount lying in the same room as the man a 74-year-old Israeli who had paid about $145,000 for his organ, the Guardian reported in 2010. The two men, donor and recipient, locked eyes before the anesthetic kicked in.

The young mans collapse was the first domino to go in a complex investigation into an international organ black market operating out of the Balkan country. Desperate donors, mostly from Turkey and the former Soviet Union, provided the organs. Buyers, many from Israel, paid between 80,000 and 100,000 euros ($96,000 and $120,000) for the kidneys. International prosecutors would later determine at least 23 people had their organs removed at Medicus in an eight-month run in 2008.

19:28

U.S. Senate Votes to Reopen Federal Government "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Breaking News

Published January 22, 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Monday afternoon voted 81-18 to approve legislation to fund the government through February 8 after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) agreed to end the shutdown.

The Democrats did an about-face on approving a short-term funding after only after McConnelll assured Democrats he would negotiate on immigration and other funding issues.

The process will be neutral and fair to all sides, Schumer said. We expect that a bipartisan bill on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will receive fair consideration and an up-or-down vote on the floor.

 

The post U.S. Senate Votes to Reopen Federal Government appeared first on Native News Online.

17:31

Solidaritt ist unsere strkste Waffe! | Yeni zgr Politika "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Solidaritt ist unsere strkste Waffe! | Yeni zgr Politika - In der Erklrung heit es weiter:

Am gestrigen Samstag, den 20.01.18, hat die trkische Armee ihren berfall auf die Demokratische Fderation Nordsyrien offiziell begonnen. Unter dem zynischen Namen Operation Olivenzweig steht der Kanton Afrin im Nordwesten Syriens seit gestern unter massivem Beschuss durch die trkische Artillerie und trkische Kampfjets. Mit dutzenden Luftangriffen wurden zivile Viertel Afrins und Stellungen der Volks- und Frauenverteidigungseinheiten (YPG/YPJ) bombardiert. Auch ein Lager, in dem ber 500.000 Geflchteten aus anderen Teilen Syriens Zuflucht gefunden haben, wurde nicht verschont. Heute Morgen lie das Regime in Ankara verknden, dass nun nach den ersten Schlgen aus der Luft auch die Bodenoffensive begonnen habe. Die trkische Besatzungsarmee rckt gemeinsam mit islamistischen Verbnden der so genannten Freien Syrischen Armee an fnf Fronten auf Afrin vor. In der Nacht und am Morgen haben dutzende Panzer die trkisch-syrische Grenze berquert. Im Norden Afrins finden zurzeit schwerste Gefechte zwischen den Selbstverteidigungseinheiten der Bevlkerung und der trkischen Armee statt. Die Krfte der YPG/YPJ leisten erbitterten Widerstand und wehren unter grter Opferbereitschaft den trkischen Vormarsch ab. Erdogan hat angekndigt, dass die Besatzung Afrins nur der erste Schritt in einem umfassenden Vernichtungsfeldzug gegen ganz Rojava und die gesamte Demokratische Fderation Nordsyrien sein soll.
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The declaration goes on to say:

On Saturday, 20.01.18, the Turkish army officially launched its raid on the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria. Under the cynical name "Operation Olivenzweig", the canton of Afrin in northwestern Syria has been under massive fire from Turkish artillery and Turkish fighter jets since yesterday. Dozens of air raids bombarded civilian districts of Afrin and positions of People's and Women's Defense Units (YPG / YPJ). Even a camp in which more than 500,000 refugees from other parts of Syria have found refuge, was not spared. This morning in Ankara, the regime announced that after the first blows from the air, the ground offensive began. The Turkish army of occupation is advancing on five fronts on Afrin together with Islamist organizations of the so-called "Free Syrian Army". Dozens of tanks crossed the Turkish-Syrian border at night and in the morning. In the north of Africa, the most serious battles are currently taking place between the self-defense units of the population and the Turkish army. The forces of the YPG / YPJ are fiercely resisting and are resisting the Turkish advance with the greatest sacrifice. Erdogan has announced that the occupation of Afrin is only the first step in a comprehensive extermination campaign against all of Rojava and the entire Democrati...

17:05

Israeli Colonizers Invade Home, Injure Woman And Her Son IMEMC News "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Israeli Colonizers Invade Home, Injure Woman And Her Son IMEMC News: The sources added that dozens of colonizers invaded Bedouin dwellings, before many broke into the Palestinian home, and repeatedly assaulted the mother and her son, causing various cuts and bruises.

The Israeli assailants also caused excessive damage to furniture and belongings, before fleeing the area.

In related news, a Palestinian child, identified as Najma Arafat Odah, 13, was injured after an Israeli colonizer rammed her with his car in Huwwara town, south of Nablus, and fled the scene.

16:58

Captan a Inmigracin pidiendo papeles en un bus Greyhound en Florida (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Captan a Inmigracin pidiendo papeles en un bus Greyhound en Florida (VIDEO)
Redaccin MundoHispnico
Posted 5 horas ago

Un video grabado por un pasajero de un autobs Greyhound muestra a un agente de Aduanas y Proteccin de Fronteras de EE.UU (CBP) pidiendo documentos a una mujer para probar si tena estatus legal en el pas.

El video fue publicado por la organizacin activista Coalicin de Inmigrantes de Florida, que inform a su vez que la parada ocurri el viernes a las 4:30 de la tarde, hora local, en Fort Lauderdale.

16:51

QSD: 3 gnlk atmalarda 40 asker ve ete ldrld | Yeni zgr Politika "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

QSD: 3 gnlk atmalarda 40 asker ve ete ldrld | Yeni zgr Politika - 22 Ocak 2018 Pazartesi 11:14

Aklamada, igalci Trk devletinin 3 gndr Efrin ve bal yerleim yerlerinde gelitirdii saldrlarda 18 sivilin ehit dt, 23 kiinin de yaraland belirtildi. QSD aklamasnda 3 QSD savasnn da ehit dt bilgisini paylat.

Trk devletinin igal saldrlarnda yaralanan ehit den siviller arasnda kadn ve ocuklarn da olduu, belirtilirken, Blble ilesine bal Kurdo kynde de igalci orduya ait 2 tankn imha edildii, askerleri tayan BMB tipi aracn da darbelendiini kaydedildi.
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January 22, 2018 Monday at 11:14

In the explanations, it was stated that the invasion of the Turkish state in 3 days, Efrin and the attacks in the settlements, 18 civilians were killed and 23 others were wounded. In the QSD statement, 3 QSD fighters also shared the knowledge of martyrs fell.

It is stated that there are women and children among the killed civilians who were injured in the invasion of the Turkish state. It was noted that the Kurdish village of Bilbil county also destroyed 2 invader army tanks and the BMB type vehicle carrying the soldiers was also beaten.

16:43

Hungarian Police Have A Warrant Out For Former #Trump Advisor #SebastianGorka - Democratic Underground "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Hungarian Police Have A Warrant Out For Former Trump Advisor Sebastian Gorka - Democratic Underground - Gorka, whose exact role in the White House while serving as a deputy assistant to the president was never entirely clear, apparently is in trouble with the law over a charge of "firearm or ammunition abuse." The warrant, first reported in Hungarian online outlet 444, was issued on September 17, 2016, prior to Trump's election.

That means that the entire seven months Gorka spent in the White House, including when meeting with Hungarian Foreign Minister Pter Szijjrt in Washington last March, an arrest warrant was pending overseas.

Details about the reasoning behind the warrant are sparse: the Hungarian police's website only notes the date it was issued, the charge, and that it was filed with the Budars police station in Budapest. 444 noted that the charge could have resulted from an incident as far back as 2009. The police station did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News' request for comment.

15:24

Allie Jane Bruce's review of LAURA INGALLS IS RUINING MY LIFE "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Eds. note: AICL is pleased to publish Allie Jane Bruce's review of Laura Ingalls Is Ruining My Life, by Shelley Tougas. It was published in 2017 by Roaring Book Press (Macmillan). To read the introduction to this review, go to Allie's post at Reading While White.

Here's a description of the book (from the Macmillan website):
A life on the prairie is not all its cracked up to be for one girl whose mom takes her love of the Little House series just a bit too far.
Charlottes mom has just moved the family across the country to live in Walnut Grove, childhood home of pioneer author Laura Ingalls Wilder. Moms idea is that the spirit of Laura Ingalls will help her write a bestselling book. But Charlotte knows better: Walnut Grove is just another town where Mom can avoid responsibility. And this place is worse than everywhere else the family has livedits freezing in the winter, its small with nothing to do, and the people talk about Laura Ingalls all the time. Charlottes convinced her family will not be able to make a life on the prairieuntil the spirit of Laura Ingalls starts getting to her, too.
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14:11

The Cover for Tracy Sorell's WE ARE GRATEFUL: OTSALIHELIGA "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

On January 18, All the Wonders did the cover reveal for Traci Sorell's We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga.


People who think of Indigenous peoples as "vanished" or no longer "real Indians" if we aren't walking around in feathers and beads may not know just how wrong they are! That idea is silly! Of course we're still here--and let's be real: those stereotypical ideas are harmful to everyone.

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga, written by Traci Sorell and illustrated by Fran Lessac will be out in September, from Charlesbridge. Head over to All the Wonders to read the author and illustrator interviews, and... order the book! 




06:38

#Nightslantern Suppressed News / January 20, 2018 -- #Canada / #Chile / #Peru / #Nunavut "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

 
     Chalk River, Ontario : the private company, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, is planning a nuclear waste disposal facility about a kilometer from the Ottawa River 180 miles upstream from Ottawa. The waste source would primarily be the Chalk River nuclear facility, most recently in the news as a source of nuclear trash trucked from Chalk River to Savannah Georgia in 2017 (Previous 1 and 2). The facility would take in a million cubic metres of nuclear waste from 2020 to 2070, leaving the waste to contaminate the land, the water table, the Ottawa River, and the downstream major cities of Ottawa a...

06:14

Unite Against Fascism | Nazi National Action six appear in Westminster Magistrates court "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Unite Against Fascism | Nazi National Action six appear in Westminster Magistrates court: National Action were banned in December 2016, making membership of the group a criminal offence carrying a sentence of up to 10 years imprisonment. It is the first Nazi group to be proscribed as a terrorist organisation. All six are due to appear next at the Old Bailey on January 19.

06:03

The Federal Government Shutdown is a Failure By Congress to Govern "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Guest Commentary

Published January 22, 2018

The government is in its official shut down mode. And its a fight that has been brewing for a long time. Its complicated because there are several different congressional factions, think of them as mini-political parties, that have different goals.

Democrats have not had much say in the government since the election of Donald J. Trump as president. Senate leaders have used budget rules designed to pass legislation with 51 votes. But this short-term spending bill does not qualify at least for now. More on that shortly.

There are three things on the Democrats must list. They want domestic spending protected (remember, one GOP faction wants deep cuts into government spending). Party leaders have been successful doing this with every Continuing Resolution so far because the alternative is the Budget Control Act and that would require deep cuts to the military (as well as domestic programs). Because of this threat, the faction in Congress that supports more money for the military has been willing to work with Democrats.

Democrats also want funding for the Childrens Health Insurance Program or CHIP. That is a huge program for Indian Country (along with Medicaid) pays the health care costs for more than half of all American Indian and Alaska Native children in the Indian health care system.

The CHIP program is in the House Continuing Resolution. But, as the National Indian Health Board posted last week, the House bill does contain a 6-year reauthorization for the Childrens Health Insurance Program but does not include the Special Diabetes Pro...

06:01

Protesters March against Snowbowl, Snowmaking "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Navajo Times | Krista Allen
More than 50 demonstrators march across downtown Flagstaff on Jan. 14 urging the city council to end the citys contract with the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort, which uses 100 percent effluent to make artificial snow.

Published January 22, 2018

FLAGSTAFF -Just the day before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a vehement group against the expansion of Arizona Snowbowl and snowmaking on Dookooosld, marched across downtown Flagstaff, urging the city council to end the citys contract with the ski resort.

Please, please, please, out of urgency! Scottie Begay exclaimed during a mountain protector rally outside Flagstaff City Hall on Sunday afternoon. Were ancestors for those who havent even come yet!

Snowmaking at Snowbowl, though, will continue its controversial practice of making snow from treated wastewater for the next 16 years. Flagstaff officials in August 2014 approved the ski resorts extension agreement, giving the ski area access to reclaimed wastewater through 2034.

The contract renewal and extension came at the request of Snowbowl General Manager J.R. Murray, who said in July 2014 that he was looking for more long-term certainty before borrowing and investing money.

Snowbowl and the city of Flagstaff initially entered into a five-year contract in 2002. But wastewater was not used until December 2012 because of construction delays and legal challenges by a number of environmental groups and 13 tribes that use the sacred mountain for ceremonies and religious purposes.

Individuals against the expansion of Arizona Snowbowl and snowmaking at that time criticized the decision, saying it is incredibly offensive, unsustainable and ultimately irresponsible.

Others found it disappointing the city chose to renew the contract without a public hearing.

I find it reprehensible that we, the public who will be affected by this decision, were not allowed to make comments, Mary Sojourner said on that occasion.

Sojourner is a volunteer with Protect the Peaks.

The decision to extend the contract was made despite pleas from local residents and indigenous people, she sa...

06:00

CNB Investment Allows Cherokee Language Program to Expand "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Guest Commentary

Published January 22, 2018

Preserving the Cherokee language is preserving Cherokee identity, as the heritage and traditions of the tribe are rooted in our language. Our language allows us to pass along traditional Cherokee knowledge and values to our children and grandchildren. That is why I am so proud that Cherokee Nation Businesses has pledged unprecedented financial support to the Cherokee Language Master Apprentice Program.

Through a signed memorandum of understanding, CNB is providing $180,000 to cover the costs of a language program called the 14th Generation Master Apprentice Program, a pilot program designed for students who originally learned to speak Cherokee at the tribes Cherokee Immersion Charter School.  We hope it encourages language usage as they progress through junior high and high school. CNBs monetary commitment will further advance the preservation and usage of the Cherokee language, as graduates of the adult master apprentice program are placed in supervised teaching and mentoring roles.

The new endeavor can be a bridge that unites the mission of our Cherokee Immersion Charter School and the Cherokee Language Master Apprentice Program, which has graduated six students since it began three years ago and is expected to graduate six more students in 2018 and another eight students in 2019. Both programs have proven successful in their respective area, and now we can connect their goals and participants.

This multigenerational effort will help preserve and promote the use of the Cherokee language for generations to come and fill the gap between the immersion school and high school. Our youth, who have been educated in the immersion school, are among the most valuable Cherokee language assets going forward. We have made significant investments in these children, and we must keep exposing them to language-learning opportunities after completing the sixth grade.

Now that we have graduates of the Cherokee Language Master Apprentice Program, we have developed an expert pipeline and grown the personnel to keep our youth engaged after immersion school graduation. That means language lessons can be utilized at Sequoyah High School as well as within community settings.

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03:48

Federal Shutdown Continues: U.S. Senate to Vote at Noon Monday "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Breaking News

Published January 21, 2018

WASHINGTON Speaking shortly after 9:00 p.m. on Sunday night on the Senate floor, Senate leaders discussed the federal government shutdown. Entering its third day on Monday at midnight, it was hoped that a vote could be taken on Sunday night to reopen the government. However, no agreement has been reached, according to Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York).

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) called for a vote to take place Monday at noon EST.

Earlier in the day, McConnell and Schumer met for 90-minutes. The two leaders discussed a proposal that would reopen the government through February 8, 2018 and McConnell would commit on the Senate floor to hold an immigration vote before then.

After the Senate leaders spoke, the Senate was adjourned until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. EST.

 

 

 

The post Federal Shutdown Continues: U.S. Senate to Vote at Noon Monday appeared first on Native News Online.

02:55

Standing Rock Water Protector Rattler Reaches Non-Cooperating Plea Agreement "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Rattler (Photo: Jonathan Klett Liminal Films)

Published January 21, 2018

MANDAN, NORTH DAKOTA A change of plea hearing has been scheduled for Michael Markus, who is known as Rattler, after reaching a non-cooperating plea agreement with prosecutors. Under the agreement, the government will drop the most serious charge and both parties will recommend a sentence of 36 months for the one remaining charge of Civil Disorder.

This is a non-cooperating agreement relating only to Rattlers own actions and that does not require any testimony or information about anyone else.

Rattler was charged with Civil Disorder and Use of Fire to Commit a Federal Felony Offense, arising from October 27, 2016 protests at Standing Rock. Under this plea agreement, the Use of Fire charge which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and the possibility of up to 15 years in prison will be dropped entirely. Prosecutors and the defense will then jointly recommend a sentence of 36 months on the Civil Disorder charge, although the judge does have the have the authority to go as high as five years. There is no minimum sentence. If the judge decides not to accept the agreement the case will continue to trial on both charges.

Rattler made the difficult decision to enter into the plea agreement as he was nearing trial in Bismarck North Dakota, a region that has demonstrated severe prejudice against Water Protectors. A commissioned survey found that 77 percent of potential jurors in Morton County and 85 percent in Burleigh County had already decided that defendants were guilty and many potential jurors have close connections to law enforcement or the oil industry.

Given these limited options and high stakes, Rattler decided to enter into a plea agreement that does include significant prison time but removes the risk of being convicted and sentenced to a 10 year mandatory minimum with a possibility of up to 15 years.

Rattler is an Oglala Lakota who was raised on the Pine Ridge Reservation in Sou...

00:45

Fascists Burned Down Libertatia Squat in #Thessaloniki | Enough is Enough! "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Fascists Burned Down Libertatia Squat in #Thessaloniki | Enough is Enough!: According to the cops around 100.000 people attended at the nationalist demo in Thessaloniki today, including many fascists. After the demo started under the statue of Alexander the Great, a large group of fascists attacked the social center The School. The cops didnt stop the fascists during their attack against the social center School (video below). Anarchists repelled the fascist attack and the fascists had to retreat.

00:34

From Wallmapu to Nunatsiavut | Warren Bernauer | Monthly Review "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

From Wallmapu to Nunatsiavut | Warren Bernauer | Monthly Review: //

00:02

La ltima maldad que le hicieron a la familia de Lisbeth Ramrez "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

epmundo.com // La ltima maldad que le hicieron a la familia de Lisbeth Ramrez - Luego de varias horas de espera en el campo santo Jardn Metropolitano de San Cristobal, donde inicialmente se haba informado sera llevado el cuerpo sin vida de Ramrez, las autoridades avisaron los allegados de la occisa que sera sepultada en Crdenas.

A travs de un audio difundido por el diputado a la Asamblea Nacional Franklin Duarte, se conoci que en el sitio se present una situacin irregular debido a que agentes de la Polica Nacional no permitieran el paso de los ciudadanos que pretendan acompaar a los familiares de la vctima en el cementerio.


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Relatives of Lisbeth Ramrez Mantilla, the only woman killed during the police and military operation in El Junquito against scar Prez and her group, had to travel to Triba Consolidation cemetery in Cardenas municipality, in Tchira, after they were notified that there the young woman's burial would take place.

After several hours of waiting in the holy garden Metropolitan Garden of San Cristobal, where initially had been informed Ramrez's lifeless body was taken, the authorities warned the relatives of the woman who would be buried in Cardenas.

Through an audio broadcast by the deputy to the National Assembly Franklin Duarte, it was learned that the site presented an irregular situation due to the fact that agents of the National Police did not allow the passage of citizens who wanted to accompany the relatives of the victim in the cemetery.

Sunday, 21 January

06:53

National Musuem of the American Indian Remain Open at Least Through Monday during Government Shutdown "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

 

National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

Published January 21, 2018

WASHINGTON The National Musuem of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. and New York remain open at least through Monday during the federal govenement shutdown. Both of the Washington, D.C. and New York locations are operated with federal funds by the Smithsonian Institution.

On Friday night, the U.S. Senate failed to pass legislation that would have averted the federal government shutdown.

On Saturday afternoon, the Smithsoian Institution posted the following message on its Twitter account:

The Smithsonian museums in DC & NY, research centers & National Zoo will be open Monday, January 22. Prior year funds available to the Smithsonian make it possible to stay open. Well post our status beyond Monday as soon as we know

The post National Musuem of the American Indian Remain Open at Least Through Monday during Government Shutdown appeared first on Native News Online.

06:03

After Midnight: Government Closure Reflects a Congress that Cannot Govern "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Guest Commentary

Published January 21, 2018

The government is closed down at midnight, January 20, 2018

This fight has been brewing for years. And its complicated because there are several different Congressional factions, think of them as mini-political parties, that have different goals in the budget process.

Democrats have not had much say in the government since the election of Donald J. Trump as president. Senate leaders have used budget rules designed to pass legislation with 51 votes. But this short-term spending bill does not qualify. So for once, Democrats have a say. There are three things on their must list. They want domestic spending protected (remember, one GOP faction wants deep cuts into government spending). They have been successful doing this with every Continuing Resolution so far because the alternative is the Budget Control Act and that would require deep cuts to the military (as well as domestic programs). Democrats also want funding for the Childrens Health Insurance Program or CHIP. That is a huge program for Indian Country (along with Medicaid) pays the health care costs for more than half of all American Indian and Alaska Native children in the Indian health care system.

The CHIP program is in the House Continuing Resolution. But, as the National Indian Health Board posted yesterday, the House bill does contain a 6-year reauthorization for the Childrens Health Insurance Program but does not include the Special Diabetes Program for Indians. This is a huge miss. The Special Diabetes for Program for Indians expires March 31. The ideal solution would be for the Senate to include both CHIP and the diabetes...

06:02

Flu Is Everywhere, Say Doctors "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

File Photo
A nurse fills a syringe with anti-flu medication in this November 2015 photo.

Published January 21, 2018

PAGE, ARIZONA  Influenza is in lots of places right now and it is peaking across the United States, said Dr. Daniel B. Jernigan.

Flu is everywhere in the U.S. right now, Jernigan, director of the Influenza Division in the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told the Navajo Times on Friday. Theres lots of flu in lots of places.

Jernigan says this is the first time in 13 years that the entire continental U.S. is the same color on the graph, meaning that there is widespread flu activity across the country at this point.

What we can see is that there has been a very rapid increase in the numbers of people coming in to see their doctors or their health care providers, he said, noting that the CDC works with around 2,000 providers who give information about what is happening in the clinics across the country.

So, what were seeing is the season has started early, and that it is probably peaking right about now, he said.

Influenza A (or H3N2) has been the most common form of influenza this season, said CDC Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald. And these viruses are often linked to more severe illnesses, especially among children and people 65 years and older.

When H3 viruses are predominate, we tend to have a worse flu season with more hospitalizations and more deaths, Fitzgerald told the Times.

Jernigan says there is also a rapid rise in the number of people being hospitalized for laboratory-confirmed flu. In the past week, hospitalizations have nearly doubled from 13.7 per 100,000 to 22.7 per 100,000. And 20 children have died from the flu so far.

Editors Note: This article was first published by the Navajo Times. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

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05:31

Chickasaw Historical Society Conference set for Feb. 21-22 "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Last years Chickasaw Historical Society Conference in Sulphur, OK Photographer: Jacquelyn Sparks

Published January 20, 2018

SULPHUR, OKLAHOMA The Chickasaw Historical Society Ittafama Ithana Conference is set for Wednesday, Feb. 21, and Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Chickasaw Retreat & Conference Center, 4205 Goddard Youth Camp Road.

Established in 1994, the Chickasaw Historical Society promotes, preserves, and protects Chickasaw culture and heritage by encouraging cultural involvement and historical awareness.

The 2018 conference, themed Dynamic Transcultural Change in the Chickasaw Identity: 1700-1800, will feature key speakers, Dr. Thomas Cowger, Mitch Caver, Rhonda Sellers, Niki Lindsey, Pauline Brown and Dr. Jason Murray.

Dr. Thomas Cowger earned his doctorate in history at Purdue University in Indiana in 1994. He is a professor of history at East Central University (ECU). Cowger is the author of The National Congress of American Indians: The Founding Years and co-author of Piominko: Chickasaw Leader.

Mitch Caver is also co-author of Piominko: Chickasaw Leader. He built a friendship with the Chickasaw Nation through his passion for Chickasaw history. In 2015 he was honored with the Friend of the Chickasaw Award by Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby. He holds honorary citizenship with the Chickasaw Nation since 2014.

Rhonda Sellers is the ecological resource coordinator for the Chickasaw Cultural Center horticulture team. She oversees the cultural center landscapes and gardens and does education outreach on gardening topics.

Niki Lindsey earned her law degree from the Oklahoma City University School of Law. Since then, she has worked as an attorney for Oklahoma Indian Legal Services, Inc.

Pauline Brown is a fluent speaker of the Chickasaw language and has considerable knowledge of Chickasaw history and culture. She serves on the Chickasaw Language Committee, the Chickasaw Nation Historical Society and the tribal election board.

Dr. Jason Murray graduated with a degree in English from ECU and then went on to earn his Ph.D. from the University of South Dakota in 2011. He works as a production writer with multimedia in the Chickasaw Nation Communications Department.

Presenters will discuss topics relevant to Chic...

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