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- Symbolism of the Eagle Feather
- By Sharon Locklear, 7 May 1995. Stories were told over and
over again, sometimes gaining or losing the material in
the story, but the basic formula always remained the same,
as a way to transmit culture. Here is the story of the
eagle. The eagle feather is divided into two parts, dark
and white. Two paths in life, the good way and the wrong
- Indian desecration
- By Robert Johnson, 1 September 1995. Selling artifacts taken
from a Native American burial site violates the Native American
Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990. Bu the
Petraglyphs in Albuquerque which are the spiritual heritage of
the indigenous peoples of Southern Arizona and still held in
occupation, are not also so protected? It seems that the
government still arrogantly assumes when to observe the law
and when it doesn't. The return of land.
- Voice of the White buffalo Spirit
- Anonymous poem, 1 November 1995. I was here before the rains
and the violent sea; I was here before the snows and the
hail. I was here before the mountains and the winds. I am
the spirit of Nature. I am in the light that fills the earth,
and in the darkness od nighttime. I give color to nature,
for I am in nature's growth and fruits.
- Navajo Call Staged Fort Wingate Buffalo Hunt
Barbaric and Infantile
- By Brenda Norrell, in Indian Country Today,
2 January 1996. A Christian (?) group that seems
opposed to any hunting has recruited some Navaho support on the
basis of the Indian belief that buffalo are sacred and so can
only be hunted out of necessity.
- The Rise of the Plastic Medicine Men
- By Ward Churchill, The Moccasin
Telegraph, 24 August 1996. The new growth industry
in the U.S., known as
American Indian Spiritualism, is a profitable
enterprise apparently began with a number of literary
hoaxes. Authors grew rich peddling their trash while real
Indians starved to death, out of the sight and mind of
America. Reaction of legitmate INdian scholars, Russell
Means, etc. Cultural appropriation.
- Press Conference: United Nations Meetings on
- Statement to the Press by Mr. Abdelfattah Amor, United Nations
Special Rapporteur, Hotel San Carlos, Phoenix, Arizona 4
February 1998. His mandate is to investigate the conditions of
religious freedom in the U.S., especially the spirituality and
religions of indigenous peoples. The result of his investigation
will be reports submitted to the U.N. Commission on Human
Rights. Addresses questions from the press.
- Sacred Native American Sites Threatened
- By Danielle Knight, IPS, 15 June 1999. Many areas of the
United States considered holy by Native Americans - from
sacred valleys to traditional burial grounds - are under
threat by proposed mining projects and nuclear dumps.
Federal laws, aimed at protecting sites of religious or
historic significance, often are being overlooked if the
place exists on mineral-rich land.