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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.
Sep 4, 2013 — Adopted by a family in South Carolina, the little Native American girl was returned to her biological father nearly two years ago. It was decided that the Indian Child Welfare Act trumped state law. Since then, her adoptive parents have been fighting to get her back.
 

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Native Americans in baseball's past & present
David Sommerstein visits a new exhibit at the Iroqoius Museum celebrating ball players who were Native American.
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Hydo Power in Cree Country
Brian Mann looks at hydro-electric development in Cree country in northern Quebec, where the desire for carbon-neutral energy resources comes into conflict with aboriginal rights, spiritual practice, and wilderness preservation.
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Following in the Footsteps of Our Ancestors: An Exhibition of Hotinonshonni Contemporary Art
An exhibit at the Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University explores the past, present, and future of the Iroquois Confederacy through the eyes of its members.
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High Steel" Prowess at Ironworker Festival
Mohawks and other Native Americans have built the world's most famous buildings and bridges, including the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center. They work the "high steel," a dangerous profession practiced high above the ground. The skill and craft of ironworking took center stage last month near Syracuse in a sort of ironworker olympics.

Mohawk Catskills Casino Will Have Company

On the heels of the largest expansion of gambling in New York State history, the St. Regis Mohawks have announced plans to break ground on their casino in the Catskills by the end of next year. David Sommerstein reports the tribe wasn't surprised by the legislative action, but news they may not be the only game in town did catch them off guard.  Go to full article

Opposition to Gambling Expansion on Senate Floor

There was some strongly-worded opposition on the Senate floor yesterday to a gambling package approved by state legislators. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Powerball Lottery and Native Casinos to Settle Budget Woes

New York state lawmakers passed bills that will greatly expand gambling in New York and finally settle the state budget. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Judge Orders Interest Paid on Cayuga Land Claim

A federal judge has ordered New York state to pay the Cayuga Nation in central New York over two million dollars in interest for lands the state acquired illegally two...  Go to full article

Keepers of the Eastern Door: Mohawk Singers and Dancers

Last week, a group of Mohawk singers and dancers performed at SUNY Plattsburgh. The Keepers of the Eastern Door come from Kahnawake, a small town in Quebec on the south shore...  Go to full article

Ag Department Using More Farm Grown Fuels

The Department of Agriculture is expanding its use of alternative fuels generated by farms. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Holistic Health Fair in Potsdam

More and more Americans are seeking alternative therapies. Jodi Tosti reports on the annual holistic health fair in Potsdam.  Go to full article

Oneida Nation Begins Native American Talent Search

David Sommerstein talks with Jerry Reed of the Oneida Nation. The Oneida Nation is sponsoring a talent search for Native American actors, writers, and comedians.  Go to full article

GM Works on Home Fuel Cell Technology

GM is working on a new, environmentally friendly way to power homes. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Bill Poorman reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Reassures Property Owners in Tribal Land Claims Suit

Last Friday Governor Pataki assured property owners that they had been dropped from land claims lawsuits with native tribes. But attorneys representing the tribes call the...  Go to full article

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