The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, October 13, 2013


It's our weekly roundup of the stories that mattered most in Indian country:

MISQUOTED: Blackfeet elder Bob Burns, who was cited in a story about the Washington Redskins by his son-in-law, ESPN sportswriter Rick Reilly, wrote a piece for ICTMN explaining he had been misquoted.

TALK IT OUT: An emotion-laden symposium sponsored October 7 by the Oneida Indian Nation in Washington, D.C. highlighted the voices of many people aggrieved by the Washington NFL team’s racist Redskins name and mascot. 

REBUFFED: The Hupacasath First Nation, having been rebuffed in court upon its first challenge to the Canada-China investment treaty known as FIPA, is seeking funds to appeal the ruling.

AWARENESS: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) teamed up with the Native Women’s Association of Canada this week on a social media campaign designed to increase awareness of cases involving missing indigenous women.

SON OF THE FATHER: Nataanii Means, son of the late activist and actor Russell Means, released his debut hip hop album.

MOOSE KILLED: A white moose had wandered the woods near Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, for years, sacred to the Mi’kmaq and thus undisturbed, was killed by hunters.

MAJOR ACQUISITION: The Frost Library at Amherst College has acquired the “most complete collection of Native American literature and history in existence.”

WINNER: Filberto “Beto” Vecenti shot his way to first place in the USCAA 3-D North Region Archery Championships.

BLIZZARD!: Oglala Sioux tribal officials on October 8 were preparing to declare a state of emergency in the wake of a blizzard that dumped an unseasonable two to three feet of snow, swept the Pine Ridge Reservation with record winds and killed thousands of cattle.

NO REPARATIONS: Sand Creek Massacre descendants will not receive further reparations or an investigation of charges of trust funds mismanagement if the federal government has its way.

IT'S OVER: Dusten Brown has stopped litigation so that his daughter, "Baby Veronica," can live a "normal childhood."

MUSCLE MAN: Toqua Ticeahkie, an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, broke the record for heaviest weight lifted by bench press in one minute according to the World Record Academy.





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