Posts Tagged ‘San Carlos Apache’
Rescuers save many stranded by early thaw in Manitoba’s First Nations
Spring might be good news elsewhere in North America, but not when it comes early in Manitoba as it did this past week, turning hard-frozen roads to muck and trapping travelers trying to get to remote First Nations communities. Some people were stuck in their vehicles for as long as five days, emergency workers tell the Montreal Gazette. Helicopters and truck convoys were used to rescue them.
Project WIN – With Indian Nations – finds Indian teachers for Indian schools
“All Navajo children leave the reservation, but they always come back,” Shannon Begaye tells the Arizona Republic. “This is home.” The thing that enabled Begaye, who originally planned on being a lawyer, to come home was a project that helps Native people become teachers in schools on their own reservations, something that benefits both teacher and student.
Apache tribe fights copper mine, even as it moves toward approval
A bill now in the Senate would give around 2,400 acres of public land in southeastern Arizona for copper mining to Resolution Copper Co. – a subsidary of the giant Rio Tinto mining company – in exchange for around 5,000 acres around the state. But the mine would go on land sacred to the San Carolos Apache tribe. The Sierra Club and others have joined the tribe in fighting the move. Indian Country Today has the story and a slideshow, here.
Native identity? Or fraud? Penning Tennessee recognition stirs debate
The state of Tennessee is looking at recognizing six tribes, a move the members of those groups say is long overdue. But some long-recognized tribes object. “The idea of state-level recognition for what are essentially social clubs — people who may have Indian ancestry but are not Indians — is offensive to me,” Melba Checote Eads, a citizen of the Oklahoma-based Muscogee Creek Nation, tells the Tennesseean.
School dedicates hoops championship to girls killed by drunk driver
Deshauna and Del Lynn Peshlakai were killed earlier this month by a drunken driver in Santa Fe – just as the Lady Braves of the Santa Fe Indian School were going into the state basketball tournament. The Lady Braves quickly designed T-shirts – Athletes Against Drunk Driving – and went on to win the school’s the school’s first Class 3A state championship. Head coach Cindy Roybal tells the Navajo Times it helped her team focus on their Peshalkais family’s grief, rather than their own concerns
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