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First Nations ceremonial shaming rite targeted at federal government

An ancient First Nations ritual steeped in symbolism is going to take place in the nation’s capital this summer.    by Carlito Pablo on Jun 25, 2014, Straight.com, Vancouver BC   A copper shield will be smashed on Parliament Hill, an act believed never to have been done before in Ottawa. Called copper cutting, the […]

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Field Notes: a Visit to Lummi Nation’s Sacred Summit and the Protection of the Salish Sea

By Ana Chamgoulova, Summer Law Student Volunteer at West Coast Environmental Law, 25 June, 2014   The 10 day Water Festival hosted by The Lummi Nation of Washington State wrapped up on June 22nd. I had the opportunity to attend part of the festival, along with another law student volunteer and WCEL Staff Lawyer, Eugene […]

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Capitalizing on Fear

by Jay Taber on June 30, 2014, Intercontinental Cry   Tea Party Terrorists, published 29 April 2013 at IC Magazine, notes that in Whatcom County, Washington, “Wise Use ideology and anti-Indian rhetoric today — as the Tea Party and Wise Use hate entrepreneurs try to capitalize on fear over water rights and anxiety over economic salvation […]

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Culture Bearers: 5 Carvers Who Kept Northwest Coast Carving Alive, Part 1

Richard Walker, Indian Country Today   From the late 1800s until 1934 in the U.S. and 1951 in Canada, the potlatch—the great system of celebration, honoring, witnessing, and wealth redistribution—was banned in an effort to kill indigenous cultural ways. Potlatch-related activities, such as carving, were banned. Authorities confiscated regalia. People who went to potlatches were […]

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Navajo Nation Makes Historic Agreement With DHHS to Handle its Tribal Foster Care

  Suzette Brewer, Indian Country Today   Window Rock, Arizona—On Friday, June 27, the Navajo Nation made an historic pact with the U.S. Department of of Health and Human Services to execute a direct funding agreement through the Title IV-E program under the Social Security Act that will reimburse the tribe and its child welfare […]

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Breaking News – Climate Activists Blockade Oil Terminal, Demand Halt to Crude-By-Rail traffic in Pacific Northwest

By: Global Justice Ecology Project   PORTLAND–This morning, climate justice activists with Portland Rising Tide shut down the ArcLogistics crude oil terminal in Northwest Portland. Portland resident Irene Majorie, 22, locked herself to a 55-gallon barrel filled with concrete that was placed on the railroad track leading into the facility. Train cars enter from a nearby […]

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Could An Alliance Of Tribes And Farmers Solve Klamath’s Water Woes?

  By Devan Schwartz, OPB A second straight year of water shutoffs in the arid Klamath Basin is drying up ranchland and forcing many ranchers to sell their cattle early. But the water woes have created an unlikely alliance that could lead to a historic solution. Scott White is the Klamath Basin watermaster. He has […]

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Fireworks laws meant to keep people safe on July 4

  By Kirk Boxleitner, Arlington Times While Arlington and Marysville encourage citizens to celebrate the Fourth of July, the cities’ police officers and firefighters want to make sure those who use fireworks do so safely and legally. Arlington allows fireworks to be sold from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, through Friday, […]

June 30th, 2014 | Posted in Local News,News | Read More »

Warrant issued for sex offender last seen locally

      A felony arrest warrant has been issued for Kevin Scott Miller, a 45 year-old transient Level III sex offender who recently has been seen in Arlington and Marysville. Miller is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender with Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office detectives. He is 6-foot tall, weighs 175 pounds, […]

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Treat your dog to 8th Annual Marysville Poochapalooza July 12

Rescue dogs fashion show, wiener dog races, Flyball, contests and more!   MARYSVILLE – Marysville Dog Owners Group (M-DOG) invites you and your pooch to the 8th Annual Marysville Poochapalooza outdoor dog event 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 12 at Strawberry Fields Park, 6100 152nd St. NE in Marysville.   Snohomish County’s largest dog event […]

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