On August 4, 2006, there was a gathering of Indian nations and people from North and South America at Mato Paha (Bear Butte). They issued a call to the Vatican and the Queen of England to rescind the Doctrine of Discovery inspired papal bulls of 1493 and the English royal charter of 1496 that alleged [...]
Archive for December, 2006
The Seminole Tribe of Florida recentlyÂ expanded its economic development effortsÂ by purchasing the Hard Rock Cafe company for $965 million.Â Â
Dartmouth is one of what are called the “Indian” schools.Â It was founded in 1769 to educate American Indians.Â Ironically, perhaps, it is involved in charges of racism against Indians.Â Check out the story in Indian Country Today. http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=1096414179
“Native America, Discovered and Conquered” will be featured asÂ theÂ ”Book of the Month” on Native America Calling on December 27, 2006.Â The show will air at 10 a.m. PST and 1 p.m. EST.Â Please visit www.nativeamericacalling.com to find out how you can listen to the show on your local radio station or on the internet. The [...]
On November 28, the UN decided to delay the adoption of the long awaited Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.Â The delay was proposed by African nations but it is suspected that behind the scenes work of the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia led to this new objection to the Declaration.
Bob and otherÂ authors will be speaking about their new books at the Ecotrust office, 721 NW Ninth Ave, Portland, Oregon,Â on Thursday December 21 from noon-1:30.Â Â
In November, representatives of the Mohegan Tribal Council presented a peace pipe to Queen Elizabeth II.Â The Queen and the Tribal Council were attending a funeral blessing forÂ the Mohegan Sachem Mohamet Weyonomon who died of smallpox inÂ 1736 when he was in EnglandÂ petitioning George II for the return of lands taken by British colonists.
In Wright v. Colville Tribal Enterprise, No. 77558-3 (Dec. 7, 2006),Â the Washington State Supreme Court applied tribal sovereign immunity to protect a tribal business entity and an employee, who was functioning in his official tribal capacity, from an unconsented law suit.Â The CourtÂ reversed the oppositeÂ decision reached earlier in the case by the Washington Court of [...]
Bob will present his one hour talk on the subject of his book, Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, and Manifest Destiny on Monday December 11, at 6 p.m. at the Auburn Seminary at 121 Street andÂ Broadway, 3041 Broadway.Â Â The presentation is free, everyone is welcome, and Bob’s book will be available [...]