September 27, 2021

How Native American tribes are bringing back the bison from brink of extinction

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By Jeremy Hance From The Guardian UK The continent’s largest land mammal plays crucial role in spiritual lives of the tribes On 5,000 hectares of unploughed prairie in north-eastern Montana, hundreds of wild bison roam once again. But this herd is not in a national park or a protected sanctuary – they are on tribal […]

US bomb suspect was cash-strapped ex-stripper

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From Newsmax Cesar Sayoc is an amateur body builder and former stripper, a loner with a long arrest record who showed little interest in politics until Donald Trump came along. On Friday, he was identified by authorities as the Florida man who put pipe bombs in small manila envelopes, affixed six stamps and sent them […]

Inside the complicated fight in Alaska for the right to eat sea blubber

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By Jonathan Reisman, Slate From Business Insider One afternoon in 2014, May Bernhardt, an 87-year-old Inupiat Eskimo with stringy gray hair, toothlessly chewed a banana. The fruit was perfectly ripe and a good source of fiber and potassium, but she hated it. Bernhardt lives in a nursing home in the Alaskan Arctic, and like the […]

The Editor speaks: Thanksgiving

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On Thursday Americans celebrate their Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is actually universal. In fact, Thanksgiving falls under a category of festivals that spans cultures, continents and millennia. In ancient times, the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans feasted and paid tribute to their gods after the fall harvest. Note: they “paid tribute to their gods”. In many American households, […]

Amy Goodman’s new criminal charges and why you should care

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By Jason Reynolds From Inquistr Amy Goodman, a world-respected broadcast journalist, investigative reporter, author, and syndicated columnist, is facing new charges this weekend. A North Dakota State’s Attorney, Ladd R. Erickson, has filed charges against Ms. Goodman for participation in a “riot.” These charges were filed only after the previous charges of criminal trespass were […]

ancient Native American GPS

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These strangely bent trees were ancient Native American GPS By Rain Noe From Core 77 19th-Century shipwrights could be forgiven for assuming they were for boat timbers Remember the “Crooked Forest” mystery we showed you earlier? Here’s a photo: To refresh your memory, this pine grove in Poland contained a high number of these remarkably-shaped […]

30 Books that changed the course of history

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By Megan Willett From Business Insider Every reader knows that a book can change your life. But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future? Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of the books […]

U.S Patent Office cancels Redskins’ ‘Disparaging’ trademark

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By Adam K. Raymond From New York Magazine Eight years after a group of Native Americans filed a lawsuit seeking to repeal the Washington Redskins trademark, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has done just that. The team’s name, the ruling says, is “disparaging to Native Americans” and trademarks that “disparage” or engender “contempt or […]