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Native American Day

Yesterday was Columbus Day in the United States, the latterly Italian-American festival commemorating the “discovery” of the Americas by the speculative expeditions of Christopher Columbus in the 1490s. Of course … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · 6 Comments

Victory For Navajo Nation In US Settlement

With good news an all too precious commodity this is very welcome indeed. From the Independent newspaper: “When senior figures from the US Government sit down with the President of … Continue reading

September 26, 2014

The Irish Revolution And Native America

In June 1919 Éamon de Valera, the American-born president of Ireland’s revolutionary government, was smuggled out of a war-torn country on an ocean liner and into the United States of … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · 14 Comments

The War On The Indigenous Peoples Of Chile

From the London Independent newspaper a report on the continued persecution of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, this time in Chile: “Jaime Huenchullan, 35, lives in a wooden shack … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Land Restitution – More News From The Occupied Territories

An excellent article in the Guardian by Dana Lone Hill of the Oglala Lakota Sioux people outlining the campaign by her nation for the return of their ancestral lands in … Continue reading

August 17, 2012

The Young Ancestors

Excellent article over on Indian Country Today on a new documentary, The Young Ancestors, which examines the efforts of Native American students in New Mexico to learn their indigenous Tewa … Continue reading

August 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

Native Americans – Life As Usual In The Occupied Territories

When I was growing up in Ireland and it came to playing that age old game of “Cowboys and Indians” it was always noticeable to me that no one wanted … Continue reading

June 1, 2012 · 10 Comments

Bad Blood In The Massachusetts Senate Race?

There is a minor firestorm in US politics at the moment (and no, I don’t mean the jaw-droppingly medieval law passed by Christian fundamentalist voters in the state of North … Continue reading

May 10, 2012

Native Americans – Trapped In The USA

Unexpected but welcome news in the Guardian as a United Nations (UN) committee is about to carry out an investigation into the treatment of the citizens of the Native American nations within … Continue reading

April 23, 2012 · 6 Comments

The United States And The Native American Nations – Progressing Towards True Equality

Some welcome news for dozens of Native American nations as the US government has announced that it is to pay more than 1 billion dollars (around 760 million euros) in settlements to end a series of long-running legal battles with … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

Native Americans – Second Class Americans

There is a disgraceful story of discrimination towards Native American schoolchildren at a local high school in the United States, highlighted by the Indian Country Today: “On January 19, a Menominee Indian seventh … Continue reading

February 16, 2012 · 4 Comments

Native America, Native Ireland And The Culture Of Anti-Colonial Conflict

Interesting article by Native American activist Lawrence Sampson on Ireland, the United States and the culture of anti-colonial conflict – and the influences it leaves behind. “Most American Indians can tell … Continue reading

January 24, 2012

When Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Nice article from Lindsey Catherine Cornum over at her Mixed Blood Messages blog, on some recent headline events: “Three videos premièred on the internet this past week, all horrible and shocking in their … Continue reading

January 19, 2012

A Trail Of Tears – Native American History Resonates For An Irish Audience

One of the leading online publications for news on the indigenous communities of the United Sates and Canada is the thirty-year old Indian Country Today. With its wide and varied reporting on all … Continue reading

December 30, 2011

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