The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is scheduled to hold an election March 3Â that could disenfranchise thousands of Cherokee Freedmen — the descendants of ex-slaves who were apparently included in the tribe’s membership andÂ tribal land distributions in the past. Earlier this month, six freedman filed a motion for a preliminary injunction to block theÂ election.Â ButÂ on WednesdayÂ federal [...]
Archive for February, 2007
On June 4, 2007, Bob Miller will speak on the topic of his new bookÂ at the 5th International Indigenous Librarian’s Forum in Brisbane Australia.
Well known Indian journalist Tim Giago sees casinos as creating greed in Indian country and that the legalÂ conflicts they can generate thenÂ causeÂ a negative effect on all Indian tribes.Â Is that true?Â Is it wrong for native people to bring economic development in the form of gambling to their reservations?Â Do Indian people want to share [...]
The University of IllinoisÂ has finally decided to cease using a mascot dressed as an American Indian.Â Chief Illiniwek will dance his lastÂ halftime show at the men’s basketball team’s final home game of the regular season.Â Â The University has used this mascot for 81 years while ignoring protests that the notion of an American Indian school mascot [...]
Professor Miller will speak at the Western Historic Trails Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa on April 15, the George Wright Society conference in Minneapolis on April 16 and 17, the Leech Lake TribalÂ Community College on April 18, the Oklahoma Sovereignty Symposium and the Eastern Shawnee Tribe on May 30 and 31, andÂ theÂ Yakama Nation, the Lewis-Clark [...]
Professor Miller will be speaking on the subject of his book, Native America, Discovery and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, and Manifest Destiny, at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia on March 2.Â The APS is the oldest learned society in the United States.Â ItÂ was created in 1745 by Benjamin Franklin and others.Â Thomas [...]
On February 28, Professor Miller will speak about his book at noon at the Cankdeska Cikana tribal college in Spirit Lake, North Dakota.
On February 26 and 27, Professor Miller will talk about Indian law issues andÂ his bookÂ atÂ University of North Dakota law school and undergraduate college classesÂ and at a Barnes and Noble.
On February 16, Professor Miller talked about his book, Native America, Discovered and Conquered, in a program put on by the American Indian Center of Chicago.Â He spoke in Schaumburg, Illinois at the Center’s Trickster Gallery.
New York Governor Eliot SpitzerÂ approved an off-reservation casino on Monday.Â This is apparently only the fourth time inÂ Indian gaming that a state has allowed such a development.Â The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has agreed to build a $600 million casino in the Catskills.Â The site isÂ about 90 minutes north of New York CityÂ and nearly 400 [...]