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Apr 6, 2014 — The FBI has seized thousands of Native American and cultural artifacts from the home of a southern Indiana man. Among the items are arrowheads, gas masks, even a full skeleton. Investigators say the man may have violated international treaties and federal and state laws when he bought the items.
Apr 3, 2014 — The collection of items has "immeasurable" cultural value, the FBI says. Some artifacts are Native American; others are Russian and Chinese. It's unclear how many were collected legally.
Mar 21, 2014 — A U.S. Education Department report finds what it calls a pattern of punitive policies and educational neglect that disproportionately hurt black, Latino and Native American students in public schools.
Nov 21, 2013 — Native American leaders from across the country gathered at the White House recently for the fifth annual tribal summit. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Brian Cladoosby, the newly elected president of the National Congress of American Indians, about the top issues in Indian country.
Oct 9, 2013 — Native American tribes often rely on their relationship with federal agencies to keep themselves afloat. Host Michel Martin speaks with Tara Gatewood, host of the public radio show Native America Today, about how the government shutdown affects Native Americans. NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax also joins the conversation.
 

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The ProvinceFirst Nations Elections Act Receives Royal AssentCanada NewsWire (press release)OTTAWA, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt welcomed Royal Assent of the First Nations...

Surge in Newfoundland native band has Ottawa stunned, skeptical - The Globe and Mail

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New First Nations Education Act an 'illusion of control' - CBC.ca

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Adam Beach touts 'pop-up' film theatres in First Nations communities - Globalnews.ca

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Aboriginal education bill meets 5 conditions outlined by First Nations - CBC.ca

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The Plattsburgh Press Republican is reporting this morning that at $75 million expansion is underway at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino in northern Franklin County. The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe intends to add more than 30,000 square feet of space to the...
The Plattsburgh Press-Republican is reporting that the Bingo Palace and the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino could merge in a project that might also include a new, seven-story hotel complex. [I]n an announcement of the referendum on its website, the Tribal ...

People: Bill Sears, Mohawk Twin Towers Ironworker

A few North Country residents are grieveing over a unique relationship to the destruction in New York City. David Sommerstein profiles an ironworker from the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation who helped build the twin towers of the World Trade Center nearly three decades ago.

At left, William stands outside Ironworkers Local 440 in Akwesasne holding a picture of himself as a 19-year-old eating lunch at the World Trade Center construction site.  Go to full article

Home Safe, Mohawk Ironworkers Ready to Return for Cleanup

Many Mohawk ironworkers who were near the World Trade Center last Tuesday came home safely to the Akwesasne reservation near Massena. David Sommerstein reports some of them are ready to return to help clean-up efforts.  Go to full article

Akwesasne Mohawk Community Safe; Other Families Grieve

Union officials from the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation say all of their workers have been accounted for. Other families in the North Country are facing a terrible loss in the wake of Tuesday's disaster. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Mohawk Manhattan Ironworkers Safe

Residents of Akwesasne received good news on ironworkers working near the World Trade Center when it was destroyed by terrorists yesterday. A union official says most of the...  Go to full article

PCB Dredging at Alcoa/Reynolds in Massena

Cleaning up a river bottom--The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports on the challenges of dredging PCBs form the St. Lawrence river at the former Reynolds plant...  Go to full article

People: PCB Dredging Project Manager Anne Kelly

David Sommerstein talks with EPA Project Manager Anne Kelly to get an update on dredging of PCBs at the former Reynolds plant near Massena.  Go to full article

Turtle Cove: GM's PCBs on Mohawk Land

Different visions of what "clean" means have stalled clean-up of the GM landfill Superfund site near Massena. David Sommerstein reports on how GM, the EPA and the Mohawks see...  Go to full article

Mohawk Land Claim Talks Resume

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has resumed land claim talks with New York State after years of stalled negotiations. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Casino Talks Continue

Governor Pataki denies that a casino deal for the Catskills is imminent, but he says talks with the St. Regis Mohawk tribe are continuing. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Last Round of Talks on GM Cleanup Before Mohawks and State Sue

The St. Regis Mohawks and New York's Attorney General will try one last round of talks with General Motors over cleanup of toxic dump sites near Massena. David Sommerstein...  Go to full article

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