Professor Miller will be the keynote luncheon speaker at theÂ Seventh Semiannual Native American Finance Conference, on Tuesday October 16, 2007 at theÂ Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut. He will also speak about his book at theÂ Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research CenterÂ on October 19 or 20.
Archive for May, 2007
Professor Miller was interviewed on three different radio programs this weekend about his book Native America, Discovered and Conquered and theÂ commentsÂ Pope Benedict madeÂ in Brazil May 13 and his “apology” of May 23.Â Â 1.Â Â With host Albert Cata May 26Â on Native America Radio Live on Santa Fe, New Mexico’s KSFR-FM. 2.Â With hostÂ Robin Carneen on NAMAPAHH First Peopleâ€™s [...]
Pope Benedict has apparently, sort of, admitted the truth today about the forced religious conversions of the native peoples of the New World. But at the same time he did not repudiate the statements he made on this subject on May 13 as was demanded by indigenous leaders and by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Chavez [...]
Indian Country Today columnist Kara BriggsÂ reports that since May 14 the U.N.Â Sixth Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples has brokenÂ attendanceÂ records at the two-week forumÂ with 2,500 registrants. She reports that the primary goal of the forum is to advocate for the passage of the U.N. Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.Â The [...]
HBO is showing its new movie based on the Dee BrownÂ bookÂ Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee starting May 29.Â An Indian Country Today gives it a favorable review.
Indian Country Today reports that the Alaska Native government of Eklutna Village has filed aÂ class II gaming applicationÂ with the National Indian Gaming Commission.Â This moveÂ has revived long-standing efforts in the Alaska Legislature to revisit theÂ federal recognition of tribes in Alaska.Â Two Republican state legislators sent aÂ letter on May 1 to the Interior Department Secretary Dirk [...]
Representatives of indigenous nations and the Organization of American States (“OAS”)Â met in La Paz, Bolivia April 23-27 in their 10th session of negotiations to draft an OAS Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.Â Agreement was reachedÂ thatÂ the indigenous peoples of the Americas have the right to express their spirituality, to pass on their traditions, to [...]
Former Minnesota United States attorney Thomas Heffelfinger was one the federal prosecutorsÂ the Bush administration considered firing.Â HeÂ resigned last year, apparently voluntarily. But during her recent testimony to Congress, Department of Justice White House liaison Monica GoodlingÂ stated thatÂ Heffelfinger was considered for removal becauseÂ he spent “an extraordinary amount of time”Â on prosecuting crimes related to Native Americans.Â Heffelfinger [...]
Go to the LA Times web page to read today’s editorial by Professor Miller about Pope’s Benedict statement yesterday sort of apologizing for comments he made May 13.Â On May 13, in a speech to Latin American bishops the Pope stated that the forced conversions and oppression of indigenous peoples of the New World purified [...]
On December 7, 2006, the Washington Supreme Court held thatÂ tribal governmental corporations that conduct commercial enterprises outside reservation bordersÂ were protected by tribal sovereign immunity, andÂ thatÂ the tribal supervisor was also immune as to actions he took pursuant to his official capacity.Â Wright v. Colville Tribal Enterprise Corp., 159 Wash.2d 105, 147 P.3d 1275 (2006).