Tag Archives: First Nations

Native American Heritage Month

November has been designated as Native American Heritage Month, signed into law by George H.W. Bush in 1990.  Council FIRE encourages each of you to pause and reflect on the many contributions on those who were here first. The list of … Continue reading

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Implementing UNDRIP – Key Actions and Dates for Tribal Leaders

From the Indian Law Resource Center published on-line March 19, 2015 Follow-up work on key commitments made by the United Nations to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is progressing quickly. In the World Conference Outcome … Continue reading

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#IdleNoMore Launches Grassroots Newsletter

The Council for First Inhabitants Rights and Equality congratulates Idle No More for their tremendous work and leadership.  Check out what they are up to now. From their website Idle No More Announcement We are welcoming the third year of the … Continue reading

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Supreme Court expands land-title rights in unanimous ruling

Sean Fine – JUSTICE WRITER at The Globe and Mail Chief Roger William, right, of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation, is flanked by chiefs and other officials as he pauses while speaking during a news conference in Vancouver, B.C. The … Continue reading

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American Myths Debunked: Europeans Brought Culture to North America

From Indian Country Today Media Network And so we come to our second-to-last look at Cracked.com’s “6 Ridiculous Lies You Believe About the Founding of America,” specifically myth #5, “Native Culture Wasn’t Primitive.” The “myth” Cracked.com is trying to debunk … Continue reading

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