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Indian Government S and Washington State : An Examination of the S...

Government Reference and International Publications of the Center For World Indigenous Studies :

Introduction: The Quinault Government has historically maintained a distant relationship with the government of the State of Washington, a position consistent with the long-held policy of conducting treaty relations with the United States of America, and not recognizing the exercise of state powers within Quinault territory. Despite this historical position, the Quinault has seen extensive intrusion by the State of Washington into traditional areas of Quinault jurisdicti...

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1995 Ihs Tribal Self-Governance Fall Conference

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Minutes of Meeting: Agenda Tuesday, October 3, 1995 7:30 am - 8:30 am On-Site Registration & Coffee (Includes Pre-Registered Meeting Participants) 8:30 am - 8:45 am Invocation Edwin Tafoya, Governor Santa Clara Pueblo 8:45 am - 9:45 am Conference Dedication in Memory of Dwayne Hughes Mickey Peercy, Special Assistant to the Governor Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma W. Ron Allen, Chairman Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe Merle Boyd, Second Chief Sac & Fox Nation.

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The Indian Liberation Movement Terms of Reference for the Royal Co...

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Excerpt: SOVEREIGN STATUS OF THE INDIAN NATIONS. Due to the fact that the Indian Nations have never been defeated in battle, never surrendered any rights, nor have they consented in any manner to being Canadians their sovereignty is intact and unextinguished. This reality must be acknowledged before meaningful negotiations can begin. Progress cannot be made without squarely facing the existence of sovereignty of the Indian Nations.

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Review of Developments Pertaining to the Promotion and Protection ...

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Excerpt: Addendum Indigenous Missionary Council [Original: Portuguese] [20 May 1996] 1. Of the various forms of aggression against indigenous peoples, disease is perhaps the most widespread and the least heeded. An analysis of the health situation of the indigenous peoples points to a sad reality: the high incidence of epidemics and endemic diseases, the increase in the occurrence and extent of especially infectious/ contagious diseases, the growth of rates of mortality ...

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Indian Nations, The United States and Citizenship

By: John Mohawk

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Excerpt: In the beginning, the question of how to view Indian nationhood and citizenship wasn't a question at all. We are reminded that how things came to be the way they are evolved in a history entirely outside the control, and indeed outside the view, of the indigenous peoples of the world, and that the evolution of the idea of citizenship and its application to indigenous peoples is an idea which has been created and molded to suit the needs of people other than the subjects.

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Indian Nations and the Constitution

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Introduction: A STATE OF EMERGENCY As Indian Nations, we have battled for many years on many fronts to retain our special status, dignity and pride. As Indian people we fought and will continue to fight for our right to exist as Sovereign Nations gathering strength from each battle. When we lose we become more determined and find other ways to continue the battle. We have fought governments, corporations, courts, small people, big people, and those who ever stood to thre...

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Who Will Govern Indian Country

By: Rudolph C. Ryser

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Excerpt: There are 177 independent, self-governing states in the world today. One hundred twenty of these states became independent in the last thirty years. States like Vanuatu and Nauru in the Pacific, Nevis-St. Kitts in the Caribbean and Belize in Central America are among those which became independent in only the last ten years.

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Toward an Internationally Recognized Political Status: Indigenous ...

By: Rudolph C. Ryser

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Excerpt: Center for World Indigenous Studies.

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Article from Akwesasne Notes Early Summer 1982

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Excerpt: Many Native groups and peoples are feeling the need to take their cases before international organizations to gain recognition of their rights. One very important reason is that there is virtually no country in the world where indigenous people can have their rights vindicated in the domestic courts of the country in which they live. Usually, the laws affecting native people enacted and implemented by the various states, particularly in this hemisphere, either a...

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International Tribunal on Genocide in Central America

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Excerpt: Within the sub-continental region of Central America and Mexico eight states were formed following three hundred years of colonization by the European states of Great Britain and Spain. During the 19th century, the former colonies achieved independence resulting in the formation of the states of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.

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Inter-Tribal Study Group on Tribal/State Relations

By: Robert J. Ryser

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Excerpt: The intervening years between the 1930s to the present have brought the tribes in the United States increased conflict and diminished authority over their lives, especially in governmental matters. Being Indian in the U.S. and living on a reservation in one of the states has been, as one tribal leader expressed it, ...years of attempts to assimilate us.(1) This tribal chairman's observation reflects, however, more than dejection or indifference. Ron Lupe of the ...

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Inter-Tribal Study Group

By: Tom P. Schloser

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Excerpt: When tribes choose to impose taxes, there are several areas which they must consider. Taxation by the State of Washington or the Federal Government is a hotly disputed matter which is now in litigation. Aside from the implications of this litigation, there are many questions a tribe must ask in terms of its own taxation power. Why might a tribe impose taxes? What powers does a tribal government have to tax persons or businesses on its reservation? What types of ...

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Inter-Tribal Study Group on Tribal/State Relations

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Excerpt: Tribal powers are not and never have been delegated from the United States government. Indian Tribes have inherent sovereignty based upon the consent and will of Tribal citizens.(1) Treaties have been signed that limit the inherent powers of tribes. But Indian tribes remain separate sovereigns from the federal government united by these treaties into a confederation with the United States.

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Defending Our Inalienable Rights

By: Joseph B. DeLaCruz

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Excerpt: I have the honor and privilege to welcome scores of Indian Government Delegations, and hundreds of individual members to the 41st Annual Convention of the National Congress of American Indians. At this convention, we celebrate the fortieth birthday of this grand organization we call NCAI. From humble and uncertain beginnings in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians has grown to become the single-most important and influential voice for the hopes and as...

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Indians Self-Determination

By: Joseph B. DeLaCruz

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Excerpt: The Quinault Indian Nation and other Indian Nations in the northwest part of the United States take the practice of self government seriously. Each of our nations has worked unceasingly to resume self-governing powers - powers which were eroded by U.S. government and state government interventions. Instead of asking for the return of the right to govern ourselves, the Quinault Indian Nation and neighboring Indian Nations have taken the initiative to take back th...

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Indian Governments and Neighboring Governments

By: Joseph B. DeLaCruz

Government Reference and International Publications of the Center For World Indigenous Studies :

Excerpt: When nations live as neighbors, sharing as we do the same land mass, it is inevitable that there will be disputes which sometimes erupt into political conflict and even sometimes into violent conflict. During the last three hundred years, Indian Nations and European colonists and their descendants in the United States have engaged each other in all forms of conflict -- from bloody battles to intense political and legal disputes. To the present day our nations co...

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Lil'Wat Nation

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Excerpt: I am here as an Emissary to the People and Nation that I represent. We are commonly known as the Stlatlimx Nation. We live within the renowned state of Canada. We are here to seek membership into the International League of United Nations, and, to speak on behalf of our Nation towards becoming recognized at the International level. Also, we are here to offer our services, assets and participation towards protecting our Mother Earth and it's people from severe ex...

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Llaqta School of Journalism of Cusco

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Excerpt: Today, in Cusco, through the First World Congress of Indian people, the Peruvian people suffer the most ignoble vexation of Yankee imperialism, that with its ideological penetration once again goes against our cultural values, blemishing in this way our resurgent national conscience, and you could say, the very spirit of our people. A people with no national conscience can not elevate their political conscience and without that the proletariat could not lead the...

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U.N. Working Group on Indigenous Populations

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Excerpt: When the Spaniards Pinzon and Hojeda tried to force their way into present-day Surinam in 1499, they were driven back to the sea within a short time, The French, the English and the Dutch, however, alternately succeeded in occupying Surinam in the 17th century by committing the most atrocious crimes. In the year 1667, the Dutch became the permanent occupying power. After nine years, this occupying power signed a peace treaty in which the conditions of their resi...

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Lubicon Settlement Commission of Review

By: Jennifer Klimek

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Excerpt: I am the co-chair of the Lubicon Settlement Commission of Review, a group of Canadian citizens of all walks of life and background who have made a thorough study of the Lubicon case and brought forward specific recommendations to help the process along. The previous government, we found out, had stifled all possibilities of a just resolution by a take-it-or-leave-it offer that would have condemned the Lubicon people to a future of welfare, a situation which woul...

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