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Indian Affairs’ new regulations concern North Stonington

by Leslie Rovetti, The Westerly Sun NORTH STONINGTON — The Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs is considering changes to the procedure tribes must follow to gain federal recognition. In this town, that could affect the fate of the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation, which is a concern for First Selectman Nicholas H. Mullane II. Public hearings […]

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In win for fish, oil companies allowed to abandon old rigs

John Upton, Grist For all the harm that the oil and gas industry inflicts on wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico, it does offer the marine ecosystem at least one big benefit. Offshore oil-drilling rigs serve as artificial reefs, providing shelter for animals and an anchor for plants, coral, and barnacles. Yet once a well […]

June 30th, 2013 | Posted in Environment,News | Read More »

Should the “Nobel prize for food” go to a Monsanto exec?

By Anna Lappe, grist.org In a move that has disturbed many anti-hunger advocates, including 81 global leaders of the World Future Council and laureates of the Right Livelihood Award, the World Food Prize — often known as the Nobel prize for food and agriculture — has given this year’s award to three chemical company executives, […]

June 30th, 2013 | Posted in Environment,News | Read More »

Use fireworks in safe, legal manner

Source: Marysville Globe MARYSVILLE — While the cities of Arlington and Marysville encourage their citizens to celebrate the upcoming Fourth of July holiday in a festive manner, the cities’ police officers and firefighters want  to make sure that those who choose to use fireworks do so in a safe and legal fashion. The city of […]

June 30th, 2013 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,News,Top Story | Read More »

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz relies on dubious coal tech for Obama climate strategy

Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog The key takeaway from President Obama’s major climate change announcement this week was his intent to batten down on coal. But if history is any indication, the man Mr. Obama selected to run the Department of Energy may have different plans. Ernest J. Moniz has a long history of supporting coal-powered electricity, […]

June 30th, 2013 | Posted in Environment,Top Story | Read More »

Fracking Troubles Atlantic First Nations After Two Dozen Protesters Arrested

David P. Ball, Indian Country Today Media Network One week after 12 fracking protesters were arrested in New Brunswick, Mi’kmaq critics of the controversial extraction industry relit their sacred fire on the road to a seismic testing site and vowed to continue their opposition. On June 19, fracking opponents held a sunrise ceremony beside a […]

June 29th, 2013 | Posted in Environment,News | Read More »

Indian Child Welfare Act: Supreme Court ‘Saved Baby Veronica’ — But From What?

Commentary, Jacqueline Keeler, New America Media On Tuesday, the Supreme Court decided to “save Baby Veronica” by ruling the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) does not protect the parental rights of her Cherokee father, in the case Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl. I say “save” because that’s what the Capobianco family (the white family that […]

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Petting zoo, zombies, planes, more weekend fun

Source: The Herald Meet the animals: The Animal Farm at Forest Park in Everett opens on Saturday. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Aug. 25. Kids (and their adults) can meet sheep, ducks, hens, rabbits and pigs. It’s free, but donations are appreciated. More information is here. Garden tour: See […]

June 29th, 2013 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Local News | Read More »

Overdue White House Native Council Lacking Budget Control and Natives

Rob Capriccioso, Indian Country Today Media Network President Barack Obama, following the lead of at least three presidents before him, established a White House Council on Native American Affairs on June 26. The council is expected to oversee and coordinate the progress of federal agencies on tribal programs and consultation with tribes across the federal […]

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New Study Discusses Influencers on Indian Education

Source: Indian Country Today Media Network A new study has put a spotlight on what organizations, universities and people influence American Indian/Alaska Native education the most. The study, “For Our Children: A Study and Critical Discussion of the Influences on American Indian and Alaska Native Education Policy,” was done by Hollie J. Mackey, University of […]

June 29th, 2013 | Posted in Education,News | Read More »

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