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Seminole Tribe pushes Smithsonian on repatriation policies

Led by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, a resolution has been passed concerning repatriation policies at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The resolution was passed by the United South and Eastern Tribes Sovereignty Protection Fund (USET SPF) board of directors at its annual meeting in October at the Seneca

Natives keep watchful eye on ICWA developments

A federal judge in Texas ruled the Indian Child Welfare Act was unconstitutional in early October – something that’s never happened since the law was enacted in 1978. Court appeals were immediately filed in response. The ICWA was designed to prevent the separation of Native children from their parents and extended

Brighton tree ceremony ushers in Christmas

BRIGHTON — The Brighton community gave a 28-foot nod to Christmas with a tree lighting ceremony and celebration Nov. 30. The event, a first for Brighton, took place from dusk until about 9 p.m. on the vacant lot at the northwest corner of Harney Pond and Reservation roads. Brighton Reservation Council Representative

FIU group seeks donations to build campus chickee

A group at Miami’s Florida International University is raising funds to build a chickee on one of its campuses. The FIU chickee is an initiative of its Global Indigenous Forum (GIF) and corresponding student club – the Global Indigenous Group (GIG). The GIF has several projects and initiatives in work, primarily through