Very few schoolchildren are also taught… about the deprivations and atrocities that occurred to the Indians afterwards, first at the hands of the colonists and then by the United States government. For those non-Indians who wish to commemorate the origins of Thanksgiving, there are many ways to do so. One would be to urge public schools […]

Update in Baby Veronica Case: S. Carolina SCT Denies Reconsideration

TURTLE TALK by Matthew L.M. Fletcher South Carolina Supreme Court Denies Rights to Baby Veronica; National Native Organizations to Advance Civil Rights Lawsuit Washington, DC – The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled today to deny the appeal filed by Dusten Brown and the Cherokee Nation of the Court’s July 17 order to expedite the transfer […]

NCAI: ‘Historic’ Unity Vote Keeps Non-Federally Recognized Tribes as Full Members

By Gale Courey -Toensing November 1,  2012, Indian Country Today Non-Federally Recognized  Tribes SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The National Congress of American Indians  overwhelmingly voted to keep non-federally recognized tribes as full voting  members of the 68-year-old organization. The vote took place at a Constitution Convention during NCAI’s  69th Annual Convention October 22-26 held this year in […]