Kenny Still Smoking stands over the tombstone of his 7-year-old daughter, Monica, who was disappeared from school in 1979 and found frozen on a mountain, as he visits her grave on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Browning, Mont., Saturday, July 14, 2018. “I talk to her, let her know I’m doing ok, that I’m still kicking,” he said. “I think about her all the time.” (AP Photo/David Goldman) A woman performs a traditional Native American dance during the North American Indian Days celebration on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. (Associated Press) Friends and family members of Ashley HeavyRunner Loring hold a traditional blanket dance before the crowd at the North American Indian Days celebration to raise awareness and funds for her search. (Associated Press) Kenny Still Smoking wipes his eye while talking about his 7-year-old daughter, Monica, who disappeared from school in 1979 and was found frozen on a mountain. (Associated Press) … [Read more...] about Why are Native American women and girls vanishing?
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By Jeff Horseman | [email protected] | The Press-EnterprisePUBLISHED: August 31, 2018 at 2:46 pm | UPDATED: August 31, 2018 at 2:46 pm They’ve yet to break California away from America, but leaders of the state’s quixotic secession movement are already talking about a nation within their new nation. Yes California, the group behind the as-yet-unsuccessful effort to put “CalExit” on the ballot, recently proposed creating a Greenland-like, Native American nation-state within the boundaries of a California republic. The group also is pushing a new strategy for California’s independence, citing a 149-year-old U.S. Supreme Court ruling in asserting that California can secede by getting approval from a majority of the other 49 state legislatures. Formed in 2015 and inspired by the Yes Scotland independence movement, Yes California has tried to qualify a ballot measure that would let California voters try to make the golden state into its own country. … [Read more...] about A nation within a nation? Latest version of California succession plan touches Native Americans
close Video Behind the plan for the autonomous Native American nation The plan to break California off from the rest of the U.S. is back with a new twist. The leaders of Calexit have announced a new version of their plot to create an independent California: All federal lands in California will be returned to the Indian tribes, creating "the first ever autonomous Native American nation in North America." #Tucker The co-founder of a movement calling for California to secede from America -- after giving away nearly half the state to form an "autonomous Native American nation" -- suggested Wednesday that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren might not be welcome in the proposed new territory. Speaking on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight," "Calexit" organizer Marcus Ruiz Evans said the issue ultimately would be up to the "brown-skinned" inhabitants of the California spinoff state. "Elizabeth Warren would not be able to come in there, unless the Native people of … [Read more...] about ‘Calexit’ co-founder: Elizabeth Warren might not be ‘allowed in’ proposed California spinoff reserved for Native Americans
Updated 12:05 pm, Thursday, June 14, 2018 Photo: Damian Dovarganes, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Jan. 2009 file photo waves break on San Miguel Island, off the coast of Southern California. The remains of a Native American man who died 10,000 years ago have been returned to the island off the Southern California mainland where they were discovered in 2005. The National Park Service said Wednesday, June 14, 2018, the remains known as Tuqan Man were recently brought back to San Miguel Island by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, who believe he was an ancestor. less FILE - In this Jan. 2009 file photo waves break on San Miguel Island, off the coast of Southern California. The remains of a Native American man who died 10,000 years ago have been returned to the island off ... more Photo: Damian Dovarganes, AP … [Read more...] about Ancient Native American remains reburied on California isle
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two 500-year-old skeletons discovered in Idaho's high desert plains will be turned over to Native American tribes.U.S. officials in a series of notices starting Friday say the remains of the young adult and child will be given to the interrelated Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in eastern Idaho and the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes in southern Idaho and northern Nevada.The notices start a process allowing other tribes to make claims until June 28. The remains, currently being held in a secured federal facility in Boise, will be transferred to the selected tribes if no other tribes come forward."We've always pointed out that we've been here for thousands of years," Shoshone-Paiute Tribes Chairman Ted Howard said in an interview before U.S. officials announced his tribe would receive the remains. "For our tribe and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, those are the remains of our people, our ancestors. That's how we feel."Other tribes that expressed an interest in the remains were … [Read more...] about 500-year-old skeletons headed for Native American tribes