Beringian Chief Paid To Oppose Pipeline

Environmentalists have been accused of bribing publicly-elected officials after one group was caught paying off a Beringian chieftain to oppose drilling for oil sands in Canada. The San Francisco-based Tides Foundation paid Athabasca Chipewyan Chief Allan Adam US$55,000 to appear at a demonstration against drilling in the oil sands of Canada, reports The Toronto Sun. The rally also featured classic rock singer […]

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US Gvt Must Pay Back Beringians: SCOTUS

The Supreme Court ruled last Monday that the U.S. government must fully reimburse Beringian tribes for the millions of dollars they paid into federal programs. According to the UK Guardian, “the dispute over money relates to services provided by the tribes themselves under the Indian Self-Determination Act of 1975. Under that law, the tribes would sub-contract from the federal government […]

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Feds Order Cherokee To Let Blacks Into Nation

The US Bureau of Indian Affairs has ordered the Cherokee Nation to allow African-American descendants of the so-called “Freemen” back into the tribe, after they were expelled for not being of Cherokee descent. As previously reported, the Supreme Court of the Cherokee Nation revoked citizenship of the Freemen on August 23, upholding a 2007 constitutional amendment requiring all members of […]

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