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  • Skabewis
    Maine tightens law on ‘squaw’ names
    by Skabewis
    August, Maine (AP)

    Gov. John Baldacci has signed a bill to tighten Maine’s 9-year-old state law that bars the use of the word “squaw” for official place names. The word is offensive to Native Americans, who say it’s degrading to women.

    But since the law was passed,...
    06-15-2009, 03:25 PM
  • WhoMe
    28 Indian named States
    by WhoMe
    I have always heard of Indian contributions to the United States such as foods,the names of states and rivers etc., etc. (*funny how Indian lives and lands are never mentioned).


    I have located a list of states that are supposedly Indian named.
    02-25-2005, 05:33 PM
  • Skabewis
    Ramsey pushing Indian confederation legislation in Tennessee
    by Skabewis
    Kingsport, Tennessee (AP)

    Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey is sponsoring a bill that would create a confederation of Native American tribes in Tennessee.

    The legislation would decide whether Tennessee should grant state recognition to certain groups, a move that would help tribe members...
    05-11-2009, 01:45 PM
  • Skabewis
    Keweenaw Bay youth protect pollinators, build butterfly houses, restore beach
    by Skabewis
    By Greg Johnson
    Photos by Greg Peterson
    L’Anse, Michigan (NFIC)

    Two tribal teens participating in the KBIC Summer Youth Program use sanding paper to smooth edges on butterfly houses that offer butterflies a safe place to rest, a refuge from predators and a place to reproduce....
    11-14-2008, 03:32 PM
  • Skabewis
    House to vote on Indian island slots proposal
    by Skabewis
    Augusta, Maine (AP)

    The Maine House gave initial approval to a bill that would allow 400 slot machines on Indian Island in Old Town.

    The bill, supported by the Penobscot Nation, was carried over from last session. It would allocate portions of slot revenues to several recipients...
    04-04-2008, 02:31 PM



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