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#1495344 --- 02/13/17 12:48 PM Re: Still More Tribal News [Re: Teonan]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan

[size:11pt]Yeah. We get it Bz. You're cool with the obvious selective undermining of Free Speech.


walk out in front of a semi on the NYS thruway doing 75 mphs and see how the law treats you

Originally Posted By: Teonan
Congrats of your recent release from house arrest.


you must be thinking of someone else

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Deflection. Oldest game in the book.


whistle
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#1495350 --- 02/13/17 01:38 PM Re: Still More Tribal News [Re: bluezone]
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Traversing public roadways via the shoulder should not be impeded by blatantly obvious political motivation.

BTW. That follow-up comment was an addendum; not a "deflection" by any stretch of the imagination - 'cept yours Bz.
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#1495352 --- 02/13/17 02:03 PM Re: Still More Tribal News [Re: Teonan]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan

Traversing public roadways via the shoulder should not be impeded by blatantly obvious political motivation.


Originally Posted By: Teonan
House Bill Number 1203 (pdf) states that, "Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a driver of a motor vehicle who unintentionally causes injury or death to an individual obstructing vehicular traffic on a public road, street, or highway, is not guilty of an offense."


'shoulder' and obstructing traffic are not considered the same reference

not able to have your own comments align?
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#1495354 --- 02/13/17 02:08 PM Re: Still More Tribal News [Re: Teonan]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan
BTW. That follow-up comment was an addendum;


it is false making it a 'deflection'
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#1495355 --- 02/13/17 02:29 PM Re: Still More Tribal News [Re: bluezone]
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Here's an idea that might w00t ya up Bz.

What say we expand the legalized mowing down of protesters "unintentionally" to all 50 states?




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#1495383 --- 02/14/17 07:36 AM Re: Still More Tribal News [Re: Teonan]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan

Here's an idea that might w00t ya up Bz.

What say we expand the legalized mowing down of protesters "unintentionally" to all 50 states? [/size]


heres an idea

STAY OUT OF THE ROAD - so you do not get hit by a vehicle

DUH

ever heard of jaywalking?

better have those laws removed crazy

call up hillary so she can give you a hug
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#1495459 --- 02/15/17 07:29 PM Re: Still More Tribal News [Re: Rich_Tallcot]
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6 Indian Education Experts React to DeVos Confirmation
School choice only equitable if it’s culturally grounded, not good for Indian education


Indian Country News
Tanya H. Lee

February 10, 2017

Educators in Indian country reacted with disappointment, dismay and concern to Betsy DeVos’s confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Education. Despite her having no experience as an educator in any capacity, undisclosed tax returns and contributions to questionable charitable organizations, Vice President Mike Pence broke the tie vote on her confirmation in the Senate on February 7 and DeVos was sworn in a few hours later. Here’s what some Native educators had to say about the effect of her appointment on Indian education.

Cheryl Crazy Bull, Sicangu Lakota, president and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, told ICMN:

“American Indian college students depend on the public commitment to access to and affordability of higher education, as well as a commitment to learning for all in order to persist and graduate… Regrettably, this public commitment isn’t evident in the selection of Mrs. DeVos as Secretary of Education. School choice is only a good thing when that choice is equitable, culturally grounded, and rooted in our shared democratic and inclusive values. Without a clear understanding of Indian country and Indian education in the leadership at the U.S. Department of Education, our values of cultural integrity and sovereignty are threatened.”

Bill Blackwell Jr., Portage Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, serves as executive director of the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University and on the Minnesota Indian Education Association board. He told ICMN:

“First and foremost, she’s an unqualified candidate. It’s concerning that someone who has basically contributed lots of money to political candidates can assume the top position for education in the entire country. It’s alarming. Also, she has a propensity for privatization of schools, but there just aren’t a lot of private schools in Indian country. She has shown she really isn’t going to be about students of color or about different languages within the schools. When you look at [her vision] of private schools, it’s just public schools on steroids. It eliminates a lot of things that our students do well in… If we’re not going to have Indian education taught in these schools, I don’t see how it’s going to benefit our youths.”

Blackwell also pointed out that as secretary, DeVos will control federal financial aid for college, which many American Indian and Alaska Native students depend on heavily.

Sarah Echohawk, Pawnee, is CEO of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) told ICMN:

“I have some concerns because we’re not really sure what we can expect. I’ve heard [speculation] about whether it’s possible BIE education would be privatized. That’s troubling to Indian country as a whole if someone is threatening tribal sovereignty in terms of what we’re doing in our schools and with our kids. For so long the federal government used education as a means of assimilation, to strip us of our culture, of our rights, of our language. When we see threats to having control over the education of our children, that always makes us nervous. We certainly want to work with whatever administration is there and we’re certainly not here to burn bridges or to say we don’t want to work with them. But I am a little concerned.”

Ahniwake Rose, Cherokee, executive director of the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) told ICMN:

“Throughout NIEA’s nearly 50-year history, we have stayed committed to ensuring Native students receive an equitable education and the federal trust responsibility to Indian students is fulfilled… In the course of Mrs. DeVos’s confirmation hearings, and the Senate’s deliberation on her nomination, we stayed true to our nonpartisan roots and to NIEA’s mission to students but did make our concerns known. Mrs. DeVos’s confirmation does not change our steadfast commitment to tribal sovereignty and the federal trust responsibility or our commitment to work relentlessly, with anyone at any time, in support of Native students.

Yatibaey Evans, Ahtna Athabascan, is Alaska Native Education Director for the Fairibanks North Star Borough School District and president of NIEA. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, was one of two Republican senators who voted against DeVos’s confirmation. Evans said:

“I definitely look forward to working with Secretary DeVos and her team and I’m remaining optimistic. Ultimately, I know that there is good in everyone and that’s what we have to look for. Building relationships and explaining both our concerns and hearing her and her team’s desires is a first step and I think that in the end we all have the same hope for our future and for our youth and want the best for everyone.

The Honorable Amber Kanazbah Crotty, a member of the Navajo Nation Council’s Health, Education, and Human Services Committee sent out a news release the same day DeVos was confirmed:

“Secretary DeVos was and continues to be the most under-qualified person to hold that office. Thousands of Navajo students K-12 and beyond will be affected by the political ideology of a market-driven ‘school choice.’ Schools on the Navajo Nation are largely publically funded. Historically, private schools do not fare well in economically depressed areas, and the quality of education, curriculum, and instruction will suffer under DeVos if policy of market-driven schools are pursued… The emphasis on market-driven school choice places the market and profit before student outcomes. This is unacceptable.”

https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/ed...s-confirmation/
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#1495672 --- 02/22/17 02:38 PM Re: Still More Tribal News [Re: Teonan]
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Pipeline Protesters Ruin Tribe’s Casino Revenue and Set Fire to Camp

The Dakota Access Pipeline protesters are being forced to abandon their camp today, and rather than allow the site to be properly cleaned up, they have decided to light it on fire

Burning sections of the camp will most likely make a sanitary and efficient cleanup more difficult for the authorities, which have repeatedly clashed with protesters over the camp’s threat to the environment.

An even bigger reason many in the Standing Rock tribe won’t be sorry to see visiting agitators go: The pipeline protest has been detrimental to their most important source of revenue, the Prairie Knights Casino & Resort

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#1495682 --- 02/23/17 07:53 AM Re: Still More Tribal News [Re: newsman38]
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'We Are Still Here': Water Protectors Remain in Prayer, Brace for Mass Arrests

Nika Knight, staff writer
Common Dreams

February 22, 2017

Water protectors standing against the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline are bracing for militarized police to descend on their protest camp near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' evacuation deadline of 2pm CST Wednesday looms.

Law enforcement has already surrounded the camp, preventing even members of the press from entering to cover the coming police raid.

Chase Iron Eyes, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and civil rights advocate, said in a Facebook video that he was denied access to the Oceti Sakowin camp by "a host of law enforcement officers from a variety of jurisdictions."

Iron Eyes also reported that the police force appears highly militarized, and that he witnessed 60 vehicles poised to encroach upon the camp. A police officer from the North Dakota Highway Patrol told Reveal reporter Jenni Monetthat the Army Corps gave law enforcement the "authority" to use force.

The Morton County Sheriff's Department, which will be enforcing the evacuation order, has come under harsh criticism for its past brutal treatment of water protectors.

Despite the forces lined up against them, the water protectors—as well as U.S. military veterans who traveled to North Dakota to protect them—are remaining strong in their peaceful resistance to the pipeline, uniting for prayer ceremonies and a planned prayer march before the expected mass arrests.

"We are clearly in a historic and very spiritual time," Iron Eyes said. "Some would call it a time of prophecy."

Indigenous rights group Honor the Earth released a video of water protectors "singing one last time," hours before the evacuation deadline:

Water protectors are also ceremonially burning sacred dwellings and ritual items, which police have reportedly thrown away or destroyed in the past, Indigenous Rising Media notes. "[I]t is best to burn these scared structures instead of having them desecrated by Morton County and North Dakota law enforcement," the Indigenous outlet writes.

While the protest camp faces destruction, the Standing Rock Sioux's lawsuit against the Army Corps for approving the final easement for the pipeline is still moving through the courts. A hearing in which a federal judge will consider an injunction against the Army Corps is scheduled for February 27. The Oglala Sioux of South Dakota filed a separate suit against the Army Corps last week.

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/02...ce-mass-arrests
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#1495702 --- 02/23/17 03:19 PM Re: Still More Tribal News [Re: bluezone]
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The past year saw a large commitment from the Department of Energy to support clean energy, with at least $9 million in grants given to 16 different tribal projects.


and what 'treaty' was this a part of?
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#1495717 --- 02/24/17 07:19 AM Re: Still More Tribal News [Re: Rich_Tallcot]
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The Indigenous Environment Network Responds to Forced Evacuation of DAPL Resistance Camps

Media Contacts:
Jade Begay, jade@ienearth.org
Nina Smith, nina@megaphonestrategies.com


CANNON BALL, N.D.-- At 2 pm CT on February 22, 2017, water protectors at the Oceti Sakowin camp were evicted by the Army Corps of Engineers. Despite efforts from camp leaders requesting more time to clean up the camp, the Army Corp remained firm with its plans to vacate the camp. The Army Corp claims jurisdiction of the land that the camp is located on even though the land is within the unceded Fort Laramie Treaty land and territories.

Individuals who voluntarily left camp prior to 2 o’clock had the choice to take a bus to be transported to an evacuation center, or relocate to other campsites outside of the eviction zone. Water protectors remaining in the camp now face risk of arrest.

There are three other campsites in the area for water protectors to relocate to: Sacred Stone, Cheyenne River, and Four Bands camps.

Various law enforcement jurisdictions were on site including Morton County Sheriff's, North Dakota State Highway Patrol and the North Dakota National Guard and National Park Service Rangers. The Bureau of Indian Affairs Law Enforcement established a traffic checkpoint and barricade on Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation land, on Highway 1806, to the south of the Cannonball River bridge.

The following is a statement by Tom Goldtooth, the Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network:

"We are appalled by today’s forced evacuations of indigenous people at the Camp at Standing Rock, they are a violent and unnecessary infringement on the constitutional right of water protectors to peacefully protest and exercise their freedom of speech. It hinders the camp cleanup process and creates confusion and chaos that puts the Missouri River at risk of pollution from construction and camping debris.

“Today’s expulsion is a continuation of a centuries old practice, where the U.S. Government forcefully removes Indigenous people from our lands and territories. We urge supporters of the water protectors to continue to resist this travesty by organizing mass mobilizations, distributed actions, speaking out against the violations of the Treaty rights of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Seven Council Fires of the Great Sioux Nation, and continuing to source up the capacity for litigation and grassroots organizing against the Dakota Access pipeline.

“Our hearts are not defeated. The closing of the camp is not the end of a movement or fight, it is a new beginning. They cannot extinguish the fire that Standing Rock started. It burns within each of us. We will rise, we will resist, and we will thrive. We are sending loving thoughts to the water protectors along the banks of the Cannonball River, today. May everyone be as safe as can be. #noDAPL”



Statement from #IndigenousRising:

"Leading up to today Water Protectors and Indigenous Peoples at Oceti Sakowin/The Big Camp, have been lighting their traditional dwellings on fire.
This morning, Indigenous Rising spoke with Darren Begay who has been managing the Navajo style structures at Oceti. He told us that as This forced evacuation grew nearer, he consulted with elders from his ancestral lands and they all agreed that based on the behavior of the law enforcement in the past, who during raids have broken and thrown away sacred items and who have shown disregard and horrible disrespect to tipis and sacred dwellings, it is best to burn these scared structures instead of having them desecrated by Morton County and North Dakota law enforcement.
Lighting our dwellings on fire is a sign of respect for them. It's a sign of respect for the purpose they have served over these past few months. They have been containers for prayer and for brining people together. By lighting them on fire we send their smoke up like prayers. By lighting them on fire we ensure these structures go out in dignity."



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#1495753 --- 02/24/17 03:50 PM Re: Still More Tribal News [Re: bluezone]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan
The past year saw a large commitment from the Department of Energy to support clean energy, with at least $9 million in grants given to 16 different tribal projects.


and what 'treaty' was this a part of?

make sure they pay the money back if it is not part of any 'treaty'
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#1495770 --- 02/25/17 07:52 AM Re: Still More Tribal News [Re: bluezone]
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Originally Posted By: bluezone

make sure they pay the money back if it is not part of any 'treaty'

Hahaha. That's YOUR beef bz. Go cry to Congress.

Try giving a shot at unthinking a smidgen of your ethnocentic brainfreeze in the meantime.


“Though many non-Native Americans have learned very little about us, over time we have had to learn everything about them. We watch their films, read their literature, worship in their churches, and attend their schools. Every third-grade student in the United States is presented with the concept of Europeans discovering America as a "New World" with fertile soil, abundant gifts of nature, and glorious mountains and rivers. Only the most enlightened teachers will explain that this world certainly wasn't new to the millions of indigenous people who already lived here when Columbus arrived.”

~Wilma Mankiller, Mankiller: A Chief and Her People, 1993

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#1495788 --- 02/25/17 04:23 PM Re: Still More Tribal News [Re: Teonan]
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6 Indian Education Experts React to DeVos Confirmation


more doubletalk...

do you worry about who runs the canadian, german, chinese, japanese... schools?

if not than do not worry about the US schools if the 'tribal' members are not part of the US


Originally Posted By: Teonan

School choice only equitable if it’s culturally grounded, not good for Indian education


do the 'tribal' governments not operate their own schools using their own funding?

walk the walk...
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#1495790 --- 02/25/17 04:28 PM Re: Still More Tribal News [Re: Teonan]
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Originally Posted By: bluezone
make sure they pay the money back if it is not part of any 'treaty'

Hahaha. That's YOUR beef bz. Go cry to Congress.

Try giving a shot at unthinking a smidgen of your ethnocentic brainfreeze in the meantime.



have you given your land back to the 'tribe' yet?

walk the walk...
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#1495791 --- 02/25/17 04:39 PM Re: Still More Tribal News [Re: Teonan]
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Dam destruction major victory for Mohawk tribe


Indian tribes in the Pacific Northwest are pressing for the removal of large hydroelectric dams



Originally Posted By: Teonan
The past year saw a large commitment from the Department of Energy to support clean energy, with at least $9 million in grants given to 16 different tribal projects.


will the $9 million be used to build hydroelectric dams? grin

what is more 'clean energy' than a hydroelectric dam?

keep chasing your tail..
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#1495793 --- 02/25/17 04:42 PM Re: Still More Tribal News [Re: bluezone]
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Bonded to your Western-centric ""master race" political ideology. Blinded to the concerned voices of other cultures.

You're flat-out hopeless bz.
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#1495802 --- 02/25/17 05:07 PM Re: Still More Tribal News [Re: Teonan]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan
Blinded to the concerned voices of other cultures.


please tell us what is more 'clean energy' than a hydroelectric dam?
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#1495812 --- 02/25/17 05:58 PM Re: Still More Tribal News [Re: bluezone]
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Originally Posted By: bluezone
Originally Posted By: Teonan
Blinded to the concerned voices of other cultures.


please tell us what is more 'clean energy' than a hydroelectric dam?

"Clean energy"?
Only if you are unconcerned with the overall health of rivers eco-sysystems, destruction of forests, displacement of hundreds of thousands of people through out the world due to hydro dams - anything but.


Environmental Impacts of Hydroelectric Power
http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/our-e...tric-power.html

Looking for info "more 'clean enegy'"? Try here:

101 Terrific Site on Renewable Energy
http://www.environmentalsciencedegree.com/terrific-renewable-energy/.
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#1495834 --- 02/26/17 11:03 AM Re: Still More Tribal News [Re: Rich_Tallcot]
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Smithsonian Establishments Explore How Stereotypes Shape American Culture

At a time when the U.S. is grappling with thorny issues involving racial, religious and political identity, a standing room only crowd gathered for a symposium in the nation’s capital about stereotypes and the pervasive role they play in American culture.

“From Tarzan to Tonto: Stereotypes as Obstacles to Progress Toward a More Perfect Union” was a joint program of three Smithsonian establishments: the National Museum of African Art, the National Museum of the American Indian, and the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened on the National Mall in September 2016.

Read on: http://www.essence.com/culture/smithsonian-stereotypes-panel-johnnetta-cole-retirement
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