Biden is first president to mark Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Via: 1stwarrior • News & Politics • 12 Comments • 8 Likes • one week ago
President Joe Biden on Friday issued the first-ever presidential proclamation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, lending the most significant boost yet to efforts to refocus the federal holiday celebrating Christopher Columbus toward an appreciation of Native peoples. The day will be observed on Oct....
FACT SHEET: President Biden Restores Protections for Three National Monuments and Renews American Leadership to Steward Lands, Waters, and Cultural Resources
Via: 1stwarrior • Anishinaabe - The First People • 2 Comments • 1 Like • one week ago
As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s effort to better protect, conserve, and restore the lands and waters that sustain the health of communities and power our economy, President Biden will sign three proclamations restoring protections for Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and...
All-out search, media attention for Gabby Petito reveals glaring disparity for Wyoming's Indigenous people
Via: 1stwarrior • News & Politics • 19 Comments • 3 Likes • 3 weeks ago
“A report says 710 Indigenous people were reported missing in the state over the past decade.”
The search for Gabby Petito by five different agencies last week in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park was almost as massive as the attention it received from a nation gripped by the disappearance of the 22-year-old white woman. Petito's saga ended in tragedy Sunday when authorities found her...
Under Pressure, S.D. Gov. Noem Delays Social Studies Standards That Erase Native History
Via: 1stwarrior • Anishinaabe - The First People • 3 Comments • 1 Like • 3 weeks ago
Facing bipartisan pressure and calls for her resignation by the South Dakota Education Equity Coalition, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem told the state Department of Education to postpone controversial changes to its social studies standards for up to one year to allow for more public input....
Democrats Tuck Female Draft Into Defense Bill
Via: 1stwarrior • News & Politics • 12 Comments • 3 Likes • one month ago
“Republican bids to eliminate critical race theory, protect all-male draft shot down in late-night debate”
The Pentagon will have to start drafting women in order to receive funding after House Democrats amended the defense budget. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D., Pa.) put forward a measure on Wednesday to require all women over the age of 18 to register for selective service. Houlahan said her...
New evidence supports idea that America's first civilization was made up of 'sophisticated' engineers
Via: 1stwarrior • News & Politics • 2 Comments • one month ago
The Native Americans who occupied the area known as Poverty Point in northern Louisiana more than 3,000 years ago long have been believed to be simple hunters and gatherers. But new Washington University in St. Louis archaeological findings paint a drastically different picture of America's...
My fallen Marines will always be my heroes: Opinion
Via: 1stwarrior • News & Politics • 2 Comments • 2 Likes • 2 months ago
“"There is no greater honor for a Marine than to be called on to save Americans."”
On Aug. 26, at around 5:30 p.m. ET, Ghost Company was rushing to save as many people as possible at the Abbey Gate of the Kabul airport before we were required to cease processing evacuees. We were supposed to have stopped an hour earlier, but we decided to keep working in the hopes of finding...
Supreme Court denies Biden administration efforts to end 'Remain in Mexico' policy
Via: 1stwarrior • News & Politics • 9 Comments • 3 Likes • 2 months ago
“The program had previously left tens of thousands of Central American migrants waiting in tent cities where they were often subjected to violent...”
The Supreme Court on Tuesday denied the Biden administration’s request to pause the implementation of a Trump-era immigration policy. The Justice Department asked the court late last week to delay reinstatement of the policy, known as “Remain in Mexico,” arguing in its brief that the policy had...
The Proclamations Used To Incite The Sand Creek Massacre Have Been Officially Rescinded, 157 Years Later
Via: 1stwarrior • News & Politics • 1 Comments • 3 Likes • 2 months ago
For over 150 years, official language used to start the Sand Creek Massacre was never officially revoked even after Colorado achieved statehood. That ended Tuesday when the proclamations were officially rescinded at the Colorado state Capitol in an announcement that included Indigenous tribal...
July was busiest month for illegal border crossings in 21 years, CBP data shows
Via: 1stwarrior • News & Politics • 15 Comments • 2 months ago
The number of migrants detained along the Mexico border crossed a new threshold last month, exceeding 200,000 for the first time in 21 years, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection enforcement data released Thursday. Among the 212,672 migrants taken into U.S. custody in July were...