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- The Dilemma of Indian forestry
- By Winona LaDuke, Earth Island Journal,
Summer 1994. Leroy Jackson's legal challenge to compel the Dine`
tribe to comply with national environmental-forestry standards.
His Dine` CARE's integrated forestry management plan based on
sustaining and culturally sensitive harvesting practices, and
reforestation. The struggle Jackson left behind could reform the
entire US government policy regulating logging on Indian Land.
- National Indian Gaming Association Raps
Minutes Report of Mashantucket Pequots
- By Rick Hill, Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association,
from the Pequot Times, October
1994. The story aired on
60 Minutes was particularly
negative in regard to Indian gaming. The National Indian Gaming
Association here objects to the program.
- Fractionization of allotments
- By Alan Mandell, 6 March 1995. Over the past few months
officials from the BIA/ Realty offices have been holding public
meetings regarding individual allotment lands. Proposed draft
legislation regarding fractionated ownership of allotted lands.
The growing problem is the fractionated ownership of allotted
- Day 48 - Sunbow 5 Journal
- 9 August 1995. The Sunbow [rainbow] marked the city and the day
with an unmistakable sky sign. The UN recognizes today the
International Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples.
We can hear the geese as they come by on their ancient flyway.
They are still here. They are struggling against the pollution,
but they are still here. Our ancestors' spirits are also
still here. And the indigenous peoples are still here.
- Sunbow 5 Journal
- By Grandfather William Commanda, Traditional Elder, Algonquin
Nation, 6 October 1995. Day 101 of the Sunbow 5 Journal.
Because the messages of the Traditional Elders at the 1993
gathering did not reach the public, we have begun Sunbow 5 Walk
for the Earth.
We have gone so far nearly 1,800 miles. The walk from Cape Cod to
Santa Barbara along the pathway of the Sun. We face a choice of
two roads, or we face purification that may bring tremendous
- Indian Gaming and Indian Poverty
- From Native Americas Magazine,
(Cornell University), 18 February 1997. Survey finds that gaming
has [directly] benefitted only a small number of Native
Americans in the US, who on average continue to slide into
- Indians See Little from $8 Billion in Gambling
- Associated Press, 31 August 2000. Despite an explosion of Indian
gambling revenuesfrom $100 million in 1988 to $8.26 billion
a decade lateran Associated Press computer analysis of
federal unemployment, poverty and public assistance records
indicates the majority of American Indians have benefited