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FYI: News Items of Interest, 6.10.00 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  Cabrera, Luis. "Ruling Beaches Makah Tribe Whaling Canoes," The Associated Press State & Local Wire, 10 June 2000, PM cycle. ["SEATTLE: Makah Tribe whaling canoes are likely to be beached for only a few months by an appeals court ruling that ordered another environmental review of the tribe's gray whale hunts, a tribal lawyer says. Meanwhile, anti-whaling activists - some of whom have risked their own lives to keep the Makah from killing whales - said they were elated by the ruling Friday from a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. They hope the ruling leads to a permanent halt of the hunt .. Sue Miller, who filed the appeal with [Rep. Jack] Metcalf and is now an employee of anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd in Friday Harbor, Wash., said the new environmental study may find the Makah should be barred from whaling. "If it had been done correctly in the first place, I don't think they would have been allowed to hunt at all," she said ... Anti-whaling activists will remain "on standby" at Neah Bay, the launch site for tribal canoes, at least through the end of June, said Jonathan Paul, president of Williams, Ore.-based Ocean Defense International, which has attempted to disrupt several Makah hunts."] http://www.ap.org/  Carson, Rob. "Puyallup Tribal Council Elects New Chairman; Herman Dillon Named to Top Tribal Position," The News Tribune, 10 June 2000, B2. ["Herman Dillon is the new chairman of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. Members of the Puyallup Tribal Council elected Dillon to the top tribal position at a council meeting Friday. The new vice chairman is Bill Sterud."] http://www.tribnet.com/  Carson, Rob. "Tribe Christens Gas Station-Mart; New Business Said to Be a Sign of Progress for Puyallups," The News Tribune, 10 June 2000, D1. ["With balloons, banners and traditional blessings, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians officially opened a new gas station and mini-mart on its land next to Interstate 5 Friday ... In voices barely audible over the roar of the freeway, tribal officials praised the new Shell station as a significant step not only toward diversifying the tribe's economy but also toward revitalizing Tacoma's East Side. "This gas station represents for our people a way that this tribe can use its sovereignty for the entire community," said Suzette Mills, head of the board of directors of Puyallup International Inc., the tribe's business subsidiary. "We're working toward a united effort to preserve and protect our environment for our children." ... Puyallup International was created to help manage a portion of the $ 162 million in land and cash won by the tribe in a land-claims settlement 10 years ago."] http://www.tribnet.com/  Cholo, Ana Beatriz. "Picking up Threads of Ancient Tradition; Antonio Mendoza G.'s Family Has Made Zapotec Indian Tapestries for Generations," Los Angeles Times, 10 June 2000, B3. ["The tradition of weaving among the Zapotec Indians from the state of Oaxaca goes back more than 2,000 years ... In the tiny village of Teotitlan del Valle, about 300 miles southwest of Mexico City, families toil in their homes, washing and carding the wool. Among them are the Mendozas, who have passed this tradition down for generations. This weekend, one of their own, Antonio Mendoza G., will be the featured artist at the two-day Flower & Garden Festival in Mission San Juan Capistrano. Highlights of this fifth annual event include gardening lectures, unique plants and other demonstrations ... The pride Mendoza has for the art he inherited from his forefathers is evident in the way he talks about his craft, and how he wants to "rescue" what he thinks has been lost. "My parents did it the old way and the new way," Mendoza said. "But I found a lot of techniques that had been forgotten. My mission is to revive this and not to let it die." ... The designs are inspired by events in history, Navajo influences, patterns and symbols from the Zapotec culture and even contemporary art."] http://www.latimes.com/  Colebut, Joseph. "Let's Really Be Real," Knight Ridder/Tribune, 10 June 2000. ["Tim Giago's attack on Eastern Indian tribes is unfortunate and ill informed. His main thesis is that eastern tribes are being created out of thin air to benefit from the trust relationship that exists between tribal nations and the federal government. Mr. Giago believes there are no indigenous peoples east of the Mississippi or west of the Colorado and Rio Grande rivers. Mr. Giago finds fault with tribal nations who seek non-federal resources to raise themselves out of the economic abyss that virtually permeates Indian Country ... This long history has left a documentary record that is by no means perfect or complete, but more than adequately shows a continuity of community and families of these tribal peoples ... Finally, Giago writes of the "newly recognized tribes" but forgets the hard-fought lessons of Wounded Knee I and Wounded Knee II federal recognition is not synonymous with sovereignty ... My own sense of Mr. Giago is that he is quick to speak on this issue without having given much thought to the history of Native people outside his own region. He also sidesteps the reality that some of his relations operate a quite successful casino in Minnesota called Mystic Lake. Did they lose their Indian-ness when they became economically self-sufficient? Are his relations in Minnesota far enough out west to be considered real Indians?"] http://www.kri.com/  "College Center at Winnebago Aims to Help Preserve Culture," Omaha World-Herald, 10 June 2000, 16. ["Winnebago, Neb.: The stack of logs growing in the center of Little Priest Tribal College represents more than just a cabin that would be the envy of Abe Lincoln. When finished, the log-frame building will be a three-story anchor for the Winnebago Indians. It will house Little Priest's Winnebago language classes, a tribal museum and a student center ... Construction on the cultural center began Thursday with faculty, administrators and neighbors stacking logs at the site ... The center will serve as a monument to Winnebago culture, holding nonsacred tribal artifacts such as spears, clothing collections and baskets. It also will detail many traditions that the Winnebago passed on orally through the generations."] http://www.omaha.com/OWH/  Foster, Shawn. "Navajos Put $150M Price on Lawsuit; 8-Year-Old Litigation Alleges State Mishandled Trust Fund Royalties from Oil and Gas," The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 June 2000, B1. ["For the first time in an 8-year-old lawsuit, the Navajos suing the state for its alleged mishandling of the Utah Navajo Trust Fund have a figure for how much they contend they are owed: $ 150 million. The fund was created in 1933 to hold royalties from oil and gas drilling on Navajo land in Utah and has been administered by the state. Tribal members have sued the state in U.S. District Court to recoup money lost in alleged mismanagement of the fund since the mid-1950s, when substantial amounts of money began flowing into it ... This week, Brian Barnard, the attorney representing the Navajos, filed documents questioning the state's accounting. Only $ 3 million of the money allocated by state officials has been properly documented, Barnard said. That leaves $ 51 million that was misspent, he alleges. With interest, he said, the state owes Navajos in southern Utah's San Juan County $ 150,117,056."] http://www.sltrib.com/ SEE ALSO: "Navajos Say Mismanagement Cost the Tribe $150 Million," The Associated Press State & Local Wire, 10 June 2000, BC cycle. http://www.ap.org/  Hannah, James. "DNA Results Raise Questions about Blue Jacket Legend," The Associated Press State & Local Wire, 10 June 2000, BC cycle. ["DAYTON, Ohio: DNA tests have reignited a controversy over whether the Shawnee war chief Blue Jacket was an Indian or a white man. Blue Jacket led the Shawnees against Army forces in the 1790s that were trying to crush Indian resistance in what is now Ohio. He died in 1810. The story of Blue Jacket being white is more than a century old ... Gaylord Carlyle Hinshaw, a seventh-generation descendant of Blue Jacket, has asked the Library of Congress not to refer to Blue Jacket as a white man ... Dan Crane, a biologist at Wright State University, said preliminary test results on the DNA of five descendants of Blue Jacket and five Swearingens show the two men were not the same. The tests suggest Blue Jacket was an Indian, but do not exclude the possibility he was white, Crane said ... "There is absolutely no contemporary evidence that indicates Blue Jacket was anything other than a Shawnee," said Terry Barnhart, a professor of history at Eastern Illinois University who has researched the cultural history of Indian tribes affiliated with Ohio." http://www.ap.org/  Hart, James. "Delaware Indians to Be Honored; Memorial Recalls Those Who Helped Fight the British," The Kansas City Star, 10 June 2000, B3. ["A group of patriots' descendants will hold a memorial today for 11 Delaware Indians who helped fight against the British during the Revolutionary War ... "It gives us a chance to let people know we're still here," said Bonnie Clark, president of the Kansas Delaware Tribe of Indians Inc. The Sons of the American Revolution, whose members are descended from patriots, proposed the service. The group tries to perform a memorial at the grave of everyone who contributed to the success of the Revolution ... One organization member, Don Ireland of Overland Park, volunteers at the National Archives Center in Kansas City. He came across the records showing Pvt. Aleemen, Capt. Mawanapano and the others who served with the patriots. Ireland thinks more Delaware served with the colonists than the records he found reflect. Many Delawares remained neutral or joined the British, Kesler said."] http://www.kcstar.com/  Jacobs, Mindelle. "AIDS Epidemic Is Sweeping Aboriginals," The Edmonton Sun, 10 June 2000, 11. ["The shocking reports released by two AIDS groups this week couldn't have been more blunt in describing the most serious threat facing natives. It is not the obstacles confronting aboriginals in negotiating new treaties or the ongoing problems they encounter in pushing for more self-government or lobbying for compensation for decades of repression in residential schools. Nor is it lack of education, unemployment, racism or poverty although they are contributing factors. The greatest threats to natives, in fact, are despair, ignorance, fear and cavalier attitudes. We're really talking about HIV/AIDS, of course, which has become a serious epidemic in the aboriginal population ... The situation has been described as "a human rights failure" by the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network which was involved in a research project with the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network."] http://www.canoe.ca/EdmontonSun/home.html  "Judge: Native Hawaiians Can Sue State over Land Disputes," The Associated Press State & Local Wire, 10 June 2000, BC cycle. ["HONOLULU: A Circuit Court judge is allowing 2,721 Hawaiian Home Lands claimants to jointly sue the state for alleged breach of trust. Thomas Grande, an attorney for the plaintiffs, called Friday's ruling by Judge Victoria Marks a "historic moment" for Hawaii and for Native Hawaiians. The claimants say the state has failed to pay some $17 million in damages awarded by the Hawaiian Home Lands Trust Individual Claims Review Panel."] http://www.ap.org/  "Marchers Peacefully Denounce Alcohol Sales at Whiteclay, Nebraska," The Associated Press State & Local Wire, 10 June 2000, BC cycle. ["PINE RIDGE, S.D.: More than 100 demonstrators marched peacefully from Pine Ridge to nearby Whiteclay, Neb., on Saturday to denounce alcohol sales in the tiny Nebraska town and to remember two American Indian men who were slain nearby. The marchers, who began their trek at about noon on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, said greed motivates liquor dealers in Whiteclay. Alcohol sales are illegal on the reservation. Protesters also faulted Nebraska officials for doing nothing about the sales - which generate millions of dollars each year."] http://www.ap.org/  Mullen, Thomas. "Indian Leaders Endorse Proposal for Repatriation Coalition," The Associated Press State & Local Wire, 10 June 2000, BC cycle. ["OKLAHOMA CITY: Dozens of American Indian leaders have endorsed a proposal for a national tribal coalition to oversee and help speed the return of ancestral remains and artifacts from museums. A decade after a federal law gave tribes permission to reclaim remains and ceremonial objects from federally funded museums, hundreds of thousands of such objects still sit in warehouses and on museum shelves, said Chickasaw Nation Lt. Gov. Jefferson Keel ... Rather than having the items sit in a museum while their fate is debated in federal and tribal circles, the coalition would make those decisions internally, Keel said, quickening a repatriation process that is still ongoing 10 years after passage of the 1990 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act ... Keel's proposal would establish a committee made up of tribal officials to oversee the repatriation process. It would replace the current committee, run under the Department of Interior ... Keel said he hopes Congress could take up the matter as early as next year, but that the details of the plan could require another summit. Regardless of the time it takes, he said he remains confident that a national coalition will be formed and that it will help return tribal remains and artifacts to their rightful owners."] http://www.ap.org/  Murphy, Kim. "Ruling Allowing Whale Hunts by Makah Tribe Rejected; Law: U.S. Appeals Court Says Government Was 'Slanted' in Its Environmental Assessment. Decision Likely Ends Attempts to Snare Animal," Los Angeles Times, 10 June 2000, A1. ["SEATTLE: A federal appeals court on Friday rejected the environmental assessment that allowed the Makah Indian tribe to hunt gray whales off the coast of Washington, ruling that the government's review was "slanted" in favor of allowing the controversial hunt. The 2-to-1 ruling from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals most likely ends the Makah tribe's attempts to land a gray whale during the spring migration off the Pacific Coast, which now is winding down ... Attorneys for the Makah, a dwindling tribe in northwestern Washington that had sought to revive a long-standing whaling tradition it hadn't practiced in 70 years, said they would seek a rehearing from the full appeals court ... "What this basically means from our reading is there's now no authorization in place from the federal government to allow the tribe to whale," said attorney Jonathan Lovvorn of Washington, D.C., who is representing the plaintiffs ... In backing the Makah, the government concluded that the gray whales' recovery from the precipitous decline brought on by heavy commercial whaling in the early part of the century was sufficient to assure the population would not be affected by the small cultural subsistence hunt ... "It is highly likely that because of the government's prior written commitment to the Makah and concrete efforts on their behalf, the environmental assessment was slanted in favor of finding that the Makah whaling proposal would not significantly affect the environment," the court held."] http://www.latimes.com/ SEE ALSO: "Appeals Court Overturns Makah Whaling Ruling," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 June 2000, 08A. http://www.jsonline.com/ "Court Halts Indians' Whaling," The Washington Post, 10 June 2000, A14. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ "Court Overturns a Tribe's Whaling Rights," The New York Times, 10 June 2000, A16. http://www.nytimes.com/ "Court Rejects Ruling Allowing Whale Hunts," The Cincinnati Enquirer, 10 June 2000, A04. http://enquirer.com/today/ Egelko, Bob. "Court Against Indian Whale Hunting," The San Francisco Examiner, 10 June 10, A-8. http://www.examiner.com/ "Ruling Blocks Makah Tribe's Right to Hunt Grey Whales: A U.S. Appeals Court Says the Government's Environmental Impact Assessment Was Biased," The Vancouver Sun, 10 June 2000. http://www.vancouversun.com/ "Tribe's Whale-Hunt Appeal Shot Down," The Arizona Republic, 10 June 2000, A12. http://www.azcentral.com/ "United States: No to Whaling," The Gazette (Montreal), 10 June 2000. http://www.montrealgazette.com/ "Whaling Ruling Reversed," The London Free Press, 10 June 2000, A8. http://www.canoe.ca/LondonFreePress/home.html  Royer, Genevieve. "Hopes for Peace, Justice Live in Le Reve d'Alonso: Film Chronicles Mexican Indians' Struggles," The Gazette (Montreal), 10 June 2000, D5. ["Le Reve d'Alonso is the last documentary that Ontario-born Yvan Patry directed with Montrealer Daniele Lacourse before his death in October 1999 ... The documentary focuses on Alonso, a catechist and Maya family man living in a small village nestled in the high plains of Chiapas. During the last few years, he has led his community peacefully in the face of the conflict between Zapatista rebels and the Mexican government. The film gives a voice to Alonso and his fellow villagers, the victims of the bloody conflict."] http://www.montrealgazette.com/  Taylor, Vickie. "Windsor Man Teaches Ancient Arrowhead Art," The Associated Press State & Local Wire, 10 June 2000, BC cycle. ["PLATTEVILLE, Colo.: A stone is not just a stone, as far as George Stewart of Windsor is concerned. A stone is a killing tool from centuries ago, and Stewart, a flint-knapper with 18 years of experience, spends his time teaching others his hobby ... For Stewart, flint-knapping is an art form. He uses a deer antler, fresh bone, sandstone or hard wood to demonstrate how easily a rock can be transformed into a lethal arrowhead ... "I'm getting more and more like the Indians. If it doesn't work, throw it away and start again," he said. The flaking is also an insight to the Native Americans who carved the arrowheads ... Stewart said he probably inherited his passion for flint-knapping. "I'm real friendly with the Native American people. My grandmother was full-blooded. There is probably a little imprint in me, and I'm just bringing it out."'] http://www.ap.org/  "Tobin Accused of Ulterior Motives," Calgary Herald, 10 June 2000, A11. ["ST. JOHN'S, Nfld.: Premier Brian Tobin has labelled aboriginal leaders as alcoholics in a bid to undermine land claim negotiations, Inuit leaders in Labrador said Friday. ''He is showing disrespect and superiority,'' said Toby Anderson, chief land claims negotiator for the 4,800-member Labrador Inuit Association. ''I have no doubt we're going to be facing mounting pressure from the premier to concede to him the land he wants . . . I have no doubt the pressure is going to become very public because this is the way the premier negotiates.'' ... In several media interviews, Tobin said social problems faced by aboriginals in northern Labrador will never be solved until certain community leaders deal with their own alcoholism."] http://www.calgaryherald.com/ ALSO AS: "Tobin Remarks Irk Inuit," The Edmonton Sun, 10 June 2000, 24. http://www.canoe.ca/EdmontonSun/home.html  "Tribes Getting More in Oil and Gas Royalties," The Associated Press State & Local Wire, 10 June 2000, BC cycle. ["RIVERTON, Wyo.: Higher prices for oil and natural gas have boosted monthly payments to Shoshone and Arapaho tribal members from royalties and taxes for use of their land, government officials said. Per capita payments for the third quarter of 2000 increased from $200 to $300 for enrolled Eastern Shoshone members and from $100 to $150 for enrolled Northern Arapaho members."] http://www.ap.org/  Woodard, Joe. "Lawsuits Cloud Future of Anglican Church," Calgary Herald, 10 June 2000, O11. ["Anglicans in Calgary and across Canada were reeling at the roller- coaster ride they found themselves on last week. Last Sunday their pastors read from the pulpit a letter from their primate, Michael Peers, acknowledging the church could be bankrupt as early as next year because of ongoing native residential schools lawsuits. But then good news of a sort came Wednesday, when Alberta Court of Queen's Bench Justice Rosemary Nation ruled there are limits on the claims that might be brought by the residential school litigants ... To date, former native residential school students have launched about 7,000 lawsuits against the federal government, and the Catholic, Anglican, United and Presbyterian churches, alleging physical, sexual and cultural abuse. And if Nation's ruling stands across the board, the cultural abuse claims may be diminished ... In his letter read last Sunday, the Anglican primate acknowledged just the 100 proven residential school abuse claims (out of 1,600 outstanding Anglican suits, Canada-wide) are ''sufficient to exhaust all the assets of the General Synod and of some of the dioceses involved.'' ... But he conceded ''whether or not this is achievable, we will be a very different church,'' obliged to find ''new ways to carry out our shared mission.'' ... Retired Anglican priest Charles Alexander, founder of the Anglican Renewal Movement, thinks the pending bankruptcy may be a good thing. ''In my heart, I do hope the existing system falls apart, '' he said. 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