Here’s a debate that opens all sorts of canned worms about what might be rightly considered the sovereign territory of Indigenous peoples. As we see in this report from TVNZ’s Te Karere, some Maori have put forth arguments claiming Indigenous title to the so-called 4G (fourth generation) wireless broadband spectrum in New Zealand. So far, […]
I sent away for my “treaty money” the other day. Apparently, you can do that now. Growing up in Manitoba, treaty money was usually collected in person at “Treaty Days,” which commemorated the occasion of your First Nation signing its bilateral treaty with the Crown. Many treaty communities still host their own Days. It was […]
Elouise Cobell, Blackfeet warrior’s battle with the US government’s mismanagement of Indian money comes down to the wire.
The Miami Herald has published a comprehensive look by reporter Joseph Goodman at how the ever-flowing BP oil spill threatens to impact the region’s Indigenous peoples, namely, the Chitimacha and the Houma. As far back as May 6, 2010, the chief of Pointe-au-Chien shared his concern with mediaINDIGENA about the spill, given “almost 80% of […]
I remember my very first political protest. The premier of Québec said he was prepared to bulldoze the Cree into the modern age over some massive hydro-electric project that would divert entire rivers and flood areas of land bigger than some American states. The prime minister of Canada said Indians had no special rights and […]