Monthly Archives: September 2011

Oregon State Labor Council Adopts Council-FIRE Proclamation

The Oregon State Labor Council, has voted unanimously to endorse the proclamation in support of indigenous peoples of the Americas.  Thanks to Tom Chamberlain (pres.) and Barbara Byrd (sec-treas) for their leadership on this.

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ILCA Passes Council-FIRE Proclamation Unanimously

The International Labor Communications Association (ILCA), unanimously passed a proclamation in support of Native Rights and Equality, and in support of Council-FIRE.  On September 24th, at the Westin in Seattle, Labor activists responsible for communications activities all across North America … Continue reading

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UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Adopted by General Assembly Resolution 61/295 September 13, 2007 The General Assembly, Emphasizing that the United Nations has an important and  continuing role to play in promoting and protecting the rights of indigenous  peoples, Believing that this Declaration is a … Continue reading

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Native American Medal of Honor Recipients

In the 20th century, eight American Indians have been among those soldiers to be distinguished by receiving the United States’ highest military honor: the Medal of Honor. Given for military heroism “above and beyond the call of duty,” these warriors … Continue reading

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Indian Health Services (IHS) Fact Sheet

American Indians and Alaska Natives die at higher rates than other Americans from tuberculosis (500% higher), alcoholism (514% higher), diabetes (177% higher), unintentional injuries (140% higher), homicide (92% higher) and suicide (82% higher). read more

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