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Swedish ISP to nominate Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

By Katie Rachel Zavadski August 27, 2013 Bustle Bahnhof — the Swedish Internet Service Provider embroiled in international controversy because it houses the Wikileaks servers — took another stand in support of leakers Tuesday, when it announced that it would endorse Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize. The folks at Wired had it first: The U.S. […]

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DOT awards $20M in hazmat grants

by Fire Chief Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced grants totaling $20.1 million to states, territories and Native American tribes for planning and training to improve the nation’s response to hazmat transportation incidents. Since 1993, more than 2.8 million emergency responders across the country have received training assistance using Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grants. […]

August 31st, 2013 | Posted in Environment,News | Read More »

A Continent of Ice on the Wane

    Despite taking up as much space as Australia, the blue-white puzzle of ice floating on the Arctic Ocean is an abstraction to the billions who have never seen it. But continued shrinkage of sea ice is changing life for many living things. A few Alaska scientists added their observations to a recent journal […]

August 31st, 2013 | Posted in Environment,News | Read More »

Federal recognition of local tribe near

by Wolfgang Kurtz, The Seward Phoenix LOG Melanee Stevens, Youth Activities Director for Qutekcak Native Tribe, has been working at the tribe’s administrative center on Third Avenue for close to 10 years. While she’s moving on to another career outside of Seward, she had hoped to see federal recognition of the tribe by now. Stevens […]

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Bumbershoot’s 2013 Lineup

Bumbershoot 2013, August 31 – September 2, 2013 at Seattle Center Source: Bumbershoot.org Now in its 43rd year, Bumbershoot has consistently drawn artists representing the best in music, film, comedy, spoken word, dance, theatre, performance, and visual arts to Seattle every Labor Day weekend. North America’s largest urban arts festival, Bumbershoot takes place in the […]

August 31st, 2013 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Top Story | Read More »

Eight Hot Environmental Battlegrounds in Indian Country

Terri Hansen, Indian Country Today Media Network Corporate interests have been gobbling up indigenous land and rights since contact more than 500 years ago. Today, American Indians are still fighting to maintain their stewardship and the integrity of the land. From the uranium invasion of the Grand Canyon, to the trashing of sacred places in […]

August 31st, 2013 | Posted in Environment,News,Top Story | Read More »

Qwuloolt restoration in its final phase

By Monica Brown Tulalip News Writer Tulalip, Wash. – Restoring 400 acres of estuary land is not a mediocre task and has required years of dedication from many groups. The complexity of the restoration project has spanned fourteen years and is nearing completion. With just over a year left in the project the, the final […]

August 30th, 2013 | Posted in Environment,Local News,News,Tulalip News | Read More »

Right call (but late) on Sand Creek Massacre exhibit

  History Colorado has made the right decision by closing, temporarily at least, its exhibit on the Sand Creek Massacre while officials consult with the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. We’re just sorry it had to come to this. By The Denver Post Editorial Board August 30, 2013   The clear lesson from this episode is […]

August 30th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Dozens of summer chinook stolen from Chief Joseph Hatchery

by K.C. Mehaffey The Wenatchee World Aug. 30, 2013   BRIDGEPORT — Two months after the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation opened the Chief Joseph Hatchery, thieves made off with dozens of summer chinook being held for broodstock. Losing an estimated 42 adult fish that were ready to produce more than 73,000 young salmon for later release […]

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

Notah Begay III Foundation to Launch New $1.5 Million Diabetes Initiative

Source: Native News Network ALBUQUERQUE – The Notah Begay III Foundation, NB3F, has announced it will launch a new initiative to expand its fight against childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes for American Indian children. This announcement, which includes plans to lead extensive research and advocacy initiatives while assisting more American Indian communities in developing […]

August 30th, 2013 | Posted in Health,Sports | Read More »

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