. . ============================================================ Start of Phil Konstantin's March 2006 Newsletter ============================================================ Greetings, I discovered this did not go out when I thought it did due to maintainence being performed when I sent it. Since this is so late, I'll send it out a bit shorter than normal. I'll have more soon. So, here it is again... I mentioned this in my last newsletter. Thanks to those of you who have made a small donation. Yes, $1 would really be appreciated... My youngest daughter, Sarah, has had arthritis for many years. She is only 24. We will both be participating in the "San Diego 2006 Walk For Arthritis" to raise money money for the Arthritis Foundation. The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions with advocacy, programs, services and research. Sarah is trying to raise $500. Literally, if each of you were to donate only $1, she could raise twice that. If you can afford to donate $1 (or more), please visit the website below. You donation is tax-deductable. https://www.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=156795&lis=1&kntae156795=502A8EC3FF5040C196756BAFC874AB46&supId=116002317 Thanks, Phil ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= Link of the Month: Indian Tribes of California - A project created by the students the Lo-Inyo Fourth Grade Class. This is a very nice website with information about the local tribal groups. You might enjoy checking it out. http://ctap10.org/~lo/indiansproject/ ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= Notes from newsletter subscribers: ---------------------------------- One of the newsletter's subscribers (Joe RedCloud) was in the news recently. Here are the articles. Tribal Reps Meet with Chadron City Council By: Genell Rothleutner Posted at: 03/06/2006 08:25 PM CHADRON - Many notables; including, Chief Oliver Red Cloud, Oglala Sioux Tribe Vice President Alex White Plume, Floyd Hand, Russell Means, attended a meeting with the Chadron City Council yesterday afternoon before the council's regular meeting. Also in attendance were several members of local and reservation law enforcement and members of both communities. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss issues that could lead to better relationships between the Chadron area and the Pine Ridge Reservation. Eighty-eight-year-old Chief Red Cloud said something had to be done about Whiteclay, the small controversial Nebraska town on the border with the reservation that sells an estimated 4-million cans of beer a year. He noted that alcohol is breaking hearts and bringing families to tears. Hand pointed out that racism does exist and children need to be educated that the Native Americans were here first and white people need to learn the Native American's way. He said that there are a lot of grievances against the Chadron Police Department. White Plume explained that the idea for the meeting grew three months ago. One of the issues that he is concerned about is the disappearance of the Oglala Aquifer and thought the two communities could work together on conservation efforts. He noted that 60 to 70 percent of Chadron's economy comes from Native Americans and hopes that the two communities can act neighborly. Joe Red Cloud, White Plume's administrative assistant, said he thought the meeting was positive. He said there were a lot more people there than he had anticipated and he was disappointed that more of the tribal council members could not be there, but they had a last minute meeting today that did not conclude in time to be there. Joe Red Cloud said that there were some negative issues that were brought up, but that has to happen so that they can be discussed, diffused and go on from there. Chadron Mayor John Gamby said that he cannot help but feel encouraged by the meeting, even though nothing was really answered. He said the tribal members who attended brought a lot of things up that he hadn't understood and although there is still a lot he did not understand it is good to meet. Gamby noted that during the meeting Chadron was referred to as a border town and he got the impression that was a bad thing. However, he had always been proud that Chadron was a border town and hopes that by working together they can make the reference a positive one. Joe Red Cloud said that the next meeting between the two groups will be up at Pine Ridge. He and Chadron City Manager Al Vacanti will discuss dates and times for that meeting. At the end of the special meeting Darla Wait from the Nebraska Public Power District, Adam Gardner from Wal-Mart and KCSR owners Dennis and Kathi Brown were all honored for their efforts in cooperation and mutal respect between the two communities with certificates and a song sung by Floyd Hand and Chief Red Cloud. ---------- The Chadron Record Tribal, city officials seek common ground By GEORGE LEDBETTER- Record Editor 3/8/06 A two-hour meeting Monday between officials of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Chadron City Council brought a general consensus that both groups could benefit from greater cooperation and understanding. However little specific action came from the meeting, which was arranged at the request of OST vice president Alex White Plume, beyond an agreement to continue discussion of law enforcement issues raised by some tribal representatives. ‚ÄúI hope from this meeting you actually do something,‚ÄĚ said Brian Swallow, a Chadron resident and one of about 40 people attending the meeting. ‚ÄúNative American families in this town are having a hard time. If you want this town to work, you need to learn about the culture.‚ÄĚ The tribal delegation, led by White Plume and Oglala Chief Oliver Red Cloud, came to Chadron following a meeting of the Sheridan County Commission which included discussion about the renewal of liquor licenses for three businesses in White Clay, the nearest Nebraska town to the officially ‚Äėdry' Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Tribal representatives and members of Nebraskans for Peace have tried for several years to stop alcohol sales in White Clay, because, they say, most of the intoxicant ends up on the reservation where problems of alcohol abuse are rampant. ‚ÄúWhite Clay has been labeled the Skid Row of Nebraska,‚ÄĚ said Russell Means, a well-known Indian activist. ‚ÄúIf the surrounding area is going to increase tourism, you have to get rid of your Skid Row...As Nebraskans, you should use your influence.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúAll of you carry the burden of White Clay,‚ÄĚ added Frank LeMere, a Winnebago tribe member from eastern Nebraska. ‚ÄúPeople are aware of this part of Nebraska and they lump you in with White Clay. You are a border town. And Chief Red Cloud alluded to both moral and legal reasons for closing the White Clay liquor stores. ‚ÄúWho gave Nebraska the right to sell alcohol on Indian land?‚ÄĚ he asked, referring to an ongoing dispute over treaty rights and the elimination of a ‚Äėbuffer zone' put in place in the late 1800s to prevent alcohol from being sold to reservation residents. ‚ÄúThat alcohol, what it do, makes a family come to tears,‚ÄĚ he added. ‚ÄúPublic safety, we don't have it.‚ÄĚ Other comments from members of the tribal delegation brought up references to racism in Chadron, particularly in the treatment of Indians by police, and calls for a greater effort by white residents to understand Indian culture and language. But there were also mentions by several people of positive aspects of the community's race relations, and its willingness to cooperate with the tribe. ‚ÄúWe were wanting to have meetings with all of the border towns. Chadron was the only one to stand up,‚ÄĚ said White Plume. A church on the reservation has a sister parish relationship with Chadron's Catholic Church , said Dar Walks Out, and the community has hosted and supported riders on the annual Crazy Horse ride. ‚ÄúI think it's a positive thing,‚ÄĚ she said. ‚ÄúWe are working to better our relations with the people of Chadron.‚ÄĚ The reservation and town can both benefit economically from greater cooperation and understanding, said Means. ‚ÄúThis area can be an example to all of America if we work together on an economic basis,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúEconomics tend to solve social problems.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄėWe need to build a foundation...not only on economic advantage, but mutual respect,‚ÄĚ said city manager Al Vacanti. ‚ÄúJust for the green is not the reason. There has got to be respect beforehand. There has to be the trust.‚ÄĚ "We do have resources to offer,"Ě said Chadron State College dean Kathy Bahr. "We never get past generalities...Chadron would like to participate. Let us know how."Ě And the efforts of local individuals and businesses were recognized specifically by the tribe, which presented plaques to KCSR radio owners Dennis and Kathy Brown, Darla Waite of NPPD, and Adam Gardner of Wal-Mart. Brown has included reservation school closings and other news in his radio broadcasts, Wal-Mart generously helped the tribe with donations to its annual pow wow, and Waite was quick to restore power to a family which had its supply cut in the midst of a family crisis, said Joe Red Cloud, from the OST Vice Presidents office. ------------------ "Shull, Gene"
; wrote: I AM IN NEED OF A TRANSLATION FOR THE FOLLOWING NAMES THAT COME FROM THE "LAGUNA PUEBLO" IN NEW MEXICO. THE REASON THESE NAMES ARE SO IMPORTANT TO ME IS THAT THEY ARE MY GRANDPARENTS, THEIR CHILDREN & THEIR PARENTS WHO ARE ALL DECEASED NOW. I KNOW THAT THEY ARE NOT TRANSLATED TO ACTUAL NAMES BUT MAYBE A DESCRIPTION OR AN ACTION OR BEHAVIOR. CAN YOU HELP ME? NAMES AS WRITTEN ON BIA CENSUS CARDS: 1. Yse-ya-le 2. Gy-u-nia 3. Gu-yia 4. Ki-e-mia 5. Shuriya 6. Scheynua 7. O-u-ya 8. Ze-not-sia 9. Ze-not-tia 10. Tseyale 11. Ha-si-sia 12. Ze-uni-du-witya 13. Sha-we-r-tzia ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= Interesting website: -------------------- Native American Resource Directory for Juvenile and Family Court Judges http://www.ncjfcj.org/images/stories/dept/ppcd/pdf/tribalbulletin.pdf California Judges Benchguide to the Indian Child Welfare http://www.calindian.org/icwa.htm ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= News articles ------------- Report: Ancient Kennewick Man deliberately buried, not a flood victim http://www.kumeyaay.com/news/news_detail.html?id=3688 Kennewick Man is whispering across 9,000 years http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002825565_kennewick24m.html Norton bows out of Interior http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_4533556,00.html Hohokam clues preserved at site of future homes http://www.azstarnet.com/allheadlines/119384 State court intervenes in casino case http://www.kumeyaay.com/news/news_detail.html?id=3691 In Yurok Country http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/09/13/MNYUROKMAIN13.DTL Mesa Verde National Park celebrates its 100th birthday with special events in the land of the long-vanished Anasazi http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/living/travel/14000588.htm?source=rss&channel=dfw_travel CSUSM hosts forum on American Indian education http://www.kumeyaay.com/news/news_detail.html?id=3686 DORREEN YELLOW BIRD COLUMN: Spirits soar on eagles' wings http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/news/columnists/dorreen_yellow_bird/14015034.htm Time for tribes to go smoke-free http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/news/columnists/dorreen_yellow_bird/13978373.htm Deal will preserve Honey Bee - Four disparate groups agree to save historic Indian village http://www.azstarnet.com/dailystar/allheadlines/118001.php Remembering a Massacre http://www.reznetnews.org/culture/060303_vigil/ Data needed on American Indian Internet use http://www.fcw.com/article92407-02-23-06-Web&RSS=yes =================== X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X =================== Notices & Events: (Please use your own best jusdgement before you engage in any activities. I am posting these as FYI only.) ---------------- Danadaliheligv (Congratulations) to the Cherokee National Youth Choir! They have been nominated for a NAMMY (Native American Music Award) in the Gospel/Christian category! Now, I only tell you that to ask for help. The winners are chosen by the general public, which means YOU CAN HELP! Just visit the Native American Music Awards website to listen to great music by Native Americans, and you cast your vote and help choose the winners! The deadline for voting is only a few weeks away, so please vote now: http://www.nammys.com ---------------- california legislatureó2005Ė06 regular session ASSEMBLY BILL No. 2666 Introduced by Assembly Member Goldberg (Principal coauthor: Senator Speier) February 24, 2006 An act to add Section 68077.5 to the Education Code, relating to public postsecondary education. legislative counselís digest AB 2666, as introduced, Goldberg. Public postsecondary education: resident classification: members of recognized tribes. Existing law establishes the University of California, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges as the 3 segments of public postsecondary education in this state. Existing law requires that each student at these institutions be classified as a resident or a nonresident, and further requires that each student classified as a nonresident be required to pay nonresident tuition, except as otherwise provided. Existing law provides criteria for the determination of a studentís place of residence. Notwithstanding these criteria, a provision of existing law requires that a student who is a graduate of any school located in California that is operated by the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs is entitled to resident classification. Pursuant to existing federal law, these are 562 tribal entities recognized and eligible for funding and services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs by virtue of their status as Indian tribes. This bill would express findings and declarations of the Legislature with respect to members of tribal entities. The bill would require that, notwithstanding the criteria in existing law for the determination of a studentís place of residence, a student who demonstrates that he or she is a member of a tribal entity recognized by, and eligible to receive services from, the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs is entitled to resident classification. To the extent that the bill would require community college districts to change their procedures relating to the determination of the residency status of their students, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. (2) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions. Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: yes. The people of the State of California do enact as follows: SECTION 1. (a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the following: (1) Our nation has a unique legal relationship with Indian tribes that is recognized in the Constitution, statutes, and treaties of the United States. (2) There is a long history of federal involvement in the field of tribal education. (3) For decades, many tribal members have been obliged to cross state lines to pursue elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education at schools sponsored by the federal government. (4) Thus, more than any other group of Americans, and particularly with respect to education, members of federally recognized tribal entities may truly be considered to be residents of the United States rather than residents of a particular state. (5) The State of California has long recognized the special status of members of federally recognized tribal entities in the field of higher education. (6) Under Section 68077 of the Education Code, a student who is a graduate of any school located in California that is operated by the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs is entitled to resident classification irrespective of that studentís place of residence. (b) Therefore, it is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to require that a student who is a member of a tribal entity recognized by the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs is entitled to resident classification. SEC. 2. Section 68077.5 is added to the Education Code, to read: 68077.5. Notwithstanding Section 68062, a student who demonstrates that he or she is a member of a tribal entity recognized by, and eligible to receive services from, the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs is entitled to resident classification. SEC. 3. If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code. ---------- This is to let you know that Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg introduced today, February 24, 2006, AB 2666: Resident Classification for Members of Recognized Tribes in Public Postsecondary Education. This bill would entitle any student who is a member of a tribal entity recognized by, and eligible to receive services from the BIA, resident classification in any California institution of higher education. AB 13: California Racial Mascots Act has also been introduced for the fourth time. As you may know, the Governor vetoed the bill the past two years, but as of yesterday, consideration of the Governor's veto was stricken from the file and it is on for another try this legislative year. Our thanks go to Curtis Notsinneh and Assemblymember Goldberg for their commitment to our communities. -------- Subject: RE: AB 2666 & AB 13 I am saddened to let you all know that we did not reintroduce the mascot bill this year. This decision was made because the bill, even in its watered-down version, has made it to the Governorís desk twice and he has twice vetoed the legislation. All indications from the Governorís office to our office is that he would veto any version that the legislature puts before him. Thus, Jackie and I decided to not introduce legislation, but will instead submit a strongly worded resolution denouncing the practice that will be put before the legislature but does not go before the governor. But we have introduced two Indian education bills this year, I have attached the language to this email. As Cindy mentioned, AB 2666 deals with resident classification for American Indians in public institutions of higher education. AB 2665 seeks to further Indian education in the K-12 arena by creating an Indian Education Commission as part of the state government in cooperation with tribal governments and tribal educators. Both bills will require a substantial level of support from the community. I have been working with administrators of higher education to drum-up support from an institutional perspective, but community support will make all the difference with these two bills. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks, Curtis Curtis I. 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SUBJECT TO SEARCH --------------- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Arizona Production Company to Make Feature Film About The Navajo People First Feature Film to feature all Navajo People playing Navajos Phoenix, Arizona--A production company based in Mesa, Arizona, Holt Hamilton Productions, LLC is producing a feature length film aimed at the Native American Community. The film, entitled Turquoise Rose, is a coming of age story of a Navajo girl named Turquoise Rose. The story follows Turquoise, a photojournalism major at the state university as she begrudgingly forgoes a trip to Europe with her friends to return to the Reservation and take care of her ailing grandmother. Through this! experience however, Turquoise comes to understand and appreciate her heritage and ancestry better. She strengthens her relationship with her grandmother, falls in love, and has many experiences that she otherwise would not have had. "It was important to me to make a movie about the Navajo people, because I want people to see them the way I see them," says Holt Hamilton, the writer,producer and director of the film. Hamilton, who lived on the Navajo Reservation for two years, goes on to say, "there have been very few pictures made that are aimed specifically at this audience, they are hungry for a positive story and movie about their people." This fact is evidenced by the outpouring of support from the Navajo Community. Hamilton has received letters of support and encouragement from Frank Dayish, Jr, Vice President of the Navajo Nation, as well as invitations to speak on the Reservation, and numerous articles written about the project. All Navajos playing Navajo roles Hamilton and Associate Producer, Jake Johnson held auditions in Phoenix and on the Navajo Nation in the summer of 2005, with the goal of casting not only all Native Americans to play Native American roles, but to make a cinematic first of casting all Navajo people in Navajo roles. "At the auditions, everyone kept asking us, 'who is the star of this movie', and we told them, 'that is why we are here, to find the stars,'" said J. Johnson. And find the stars they did. "We were really impressed with the talent that we saw at the auditions" said Hamilton. Eventually they selected Natasha Kaye Johnson to play the role of Turquoise, and Deshava Apachee to play the role of Harr! y Bahe, the love interest of Turquoise. "Natasha and Deshava just clicked, there was a chemistry between them that was perfect for the story," said J. Johnson. It was amazing to see these characters, nearly exactly how we pictured them as we were developing them in the story, it was clear that we had found our two main actors," added Hamilton. Written during Operation Iraqi Freedom Hamilton had long wanted to make a movie about the Navajo people, and while stationed in Kuwait with his Army Reserve Unit, as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Hamilton got the chance to begin. "We had a lot of downtime, there was a lot of waiting around," said Hamilton. "I was frustrated because I had been pulled out of film school, and felt like I was just wasting time sitting around, so I began exploring the idea for a story," continues Hamil! ton. He goes on to say, "Two female soldiers in my u nit, one of whom was Navajo; it was the two of them who really supplied me with the idea of Turquoise." In these long, hot and dusty days, Hamilton completed a few drafts of the story. When he returned to the states, he shared it with Johnson. In collaboration between the two of them over several months, the story was refined and the script written. While the story is fictitious, it was important to both Hamilton and Johnson for it to be completely authentic and real. To ensure that the story remained continually anchored in truth and that in particular it accurately represented Navajo culture, the team consulted with Mr. Julius Tulley. Tulley who was born and raised on the Navajo Reservation in Blue Gap, Arizona will serve as Technical Advisor for the picture. Regarding Tulley, Hamilton said, "His expertise in the language and culture has helped to bring an authentic portrayal of the Dine' into the production of Turquoise Rose. His genuine sensitivity to his homeland and Nation make his contribution to this film invaluable and necessary." Public Support Turquoise Rose is scheduled to begin shooting in April 2006. The production budget for the film is very modest, the bulk of which the production company is raising through donations and a few investors. "While this! is a picture specifically about a Navajo woman, it is a story that anyone can identify with," said Executive Producer Brendon Lundberg. "Everyone has to come to a point in their life when they take the things they have been taught and how they've been raised, look at who they want to become, and then somehow reconcile those things to become the per! son that they ultimately are," continues Lundberg. "It is that reason that this story will have appeal and will find success beyond the Navajo Nation, or beyond the Native American Community in general. Regardless of who we are, we all face similar experiences," concluded Lundberg. The film's website, www.turquoiserosethemovie.com has more information on how those interested can get involved, from donation opportunities, to promoting the film. # # # For more information on Turquoise Rose, please visit www.turquoiserosethemovie.com. Holt Hamilton Productions LLC is a private-held Film and Video Production Company, with an emphasis on documentary and narrative filmmaking, based in Mesa, AZ. Other productions of Holt Hamilton include Rez Dogs, Sending the Signal, Chasing Wings and several others. For more information on the company please visit www.hhprod.com. ASDZA SHASH PRODUCTIONS WEBSITE: http://www.asdzashash.com --------------- Seeking Book Donations for The New Orleans Public Library (New Orleans LA) In an effort to restock its shelves after Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Public Library is asking for donations of hardcovers and paperbacks for people of all ages. Library staff will decide which books should go into its collection; the rest will go to destitute families or be sold to raise funds for the library. Please send books to: Rica A. Trigs, Public Relations, New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Ave., New Orleans, La. 70112. Apparently if donors mention to the Postal Service that the books are for the library in New Orleans, they will be able to send the books at the library rate, which is slightly less than the book rate. --------------- We need your support on this legislation. This new proposed legislation AB 2641 provides: "This bill would include within the definition of a cemetery, a Native American burial ground, as defined, and would make conforming and technical, nonsubstantive changes. By expanding the definition of a cemetery and related crimes, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program." Please contact your local Assemblymembers and Senate members to express your support. BILL NUMBER: AB 2641 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Coto (Coauthor: Senator Ducheny) FEBRUARY 24, 2006 An act to amend Section 7003 of the Health and Safety Code, and to amend Section 5097.98 of the Public Resources Code, relating to cemeteries. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST AB 2641, as introduced, Coto Native American grave sites. Existing law provides a system for the regulation of cemeteries and defines a cemetery to include, among others, a place where 6 or more human bodies are buried. Violations of provisions relating to the protection of cemeteries is a crime. This bill would include within the definition of a cemetery, a Native American burial ground, as defined, and would make conforming and technical, nonsubstantive changes. By expanding the definition of a cemetery and related crimes, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. Existing law establishes the Native American Heritage Commission and authorizes the commission to bring an action to prevent damage to Native American cemeteries or places of worship. Existing law, the California Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act of 2001 requires all state agencies and all museums that receive state funding to inventory Native American human remains and cultural items in their possession for return to the appropriate tribes. This bill would require a landowner to consult with the most likely descendents, as determined by the commission regarding the preservation of any Native American burial ground discovered on the property owner's land. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: yes. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Section 7003 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read: 7003. "Cemetery" means either any of the following: (a) Any of the following that is used or intended to be used and dedicated for cemetery purposes: (1) A burial park, for earth interments. (2) A mausoleum, for crypt or vault interments. (3 )A crematory and columbarium, for cinerary interments. (b) A place where six or more human bodies are buried. (c) A Native American burial ground. For the purposes of this section, "Native American burial ground" means a place containing six or more Native American graves. For the purposes of this section, a "Native American grave" means a place whether originally below, on, or above the surface of the earth including, but not limited to, a rock cairn or a pyre, where human remains of a Native American, as identified pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 7050.5, were placed after death as part of a death rite or ceremony of Native American culture. SEC. 2. Section 5097.98 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read: 5097.98. (a) Whenever the commission receives notification of a discovery of Native American human remains from a county coroner pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 7050.5 of the Health and Safety Code, it shall immediately notify those persons it believes to be most likely descended from the deceased Native American. The decendents descendents may, with the permission of the owner of the land, or his or her authorized representative, inspect the site of the discovery of the Native American remains and may recommend to the owner or the person responsible for the excavation work means for treating or disposing treatment or disposition , with appropriate dignity, of the human remains and any associated grave goods. The descendents shall complete their inspection and make their recommendation within 24 hours of their notification by the Native American Heritage Commission. The recommendation may include the scientific removal and nondestructive removal and analysis of human remains and items associated with Native American burials. (b) Whenever the commission is unable to identify a descendent, or the descendent identified fails to make a recommendation, or the landowner or his or her authorized representative rejects the recommendation of the descendent and the mediation provided for in subdivision (k) of Section 5097.94 fails to provide measures acceptable to the landowner, the landowner or his or her authorized representative shall reinter the human remains and items associated with Native American burials with appropriate dignity on the property in a location not subject to further subsurface disturbance. (c) The inadvertent discovery of a Native American burial ground, as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 7003 of the Health and Safety Code, is a significant unanticipated discovery requiring additional consultation. The landowner or his or her authorized representative shall consult with the most likely descendent, as designated by the commission and shall address every feasible option for the preservation of the cemetery, in situ , including, but not limited to, any items associated with a Native American grave. (d) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 5097.9, the provisions of this section, including those actions taken by the landowner or his or her authorized representative to implement this section and any action taken to implement an agreement developed pursuant to subdivision (l) of Section 5097.94, shall be exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000)). (d) (e) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 30244, the provisions of this section, including those actions taken by the landowner or his or her authorized representative to implement this section, and any action taken to implement an agreement developed pursuant to subdivision (l) of Section 5097.94 , shall be exempt from the requirements of the California Coastal Act of 1976 (Division 20 (commencing with Section 30000)). SEC. 3. No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution. ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= Humor & unusual things: ----------------------- Here is a website which shows you how to cook an egg using a cellphone. I am curious to see if anyone out there tries it and succeeds. http://www.wymsey.co.uk/wymchron/cooking.htm ------------------ ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= Here are some random historical events for March: March 1, 1793: Congress passes "An Act to Regulate Trade and Intercourse with the Indian Tribes." It also passes "An Act Making An Appropriation to Defray the Expense of a Treaty With the Indians Northwest of the Ohio." March 2, 1868: The Seven Bands of Ute treaty (15 stat. 619) is signed in Washington, D. C. March 3, 1820: The Miíkmaq Afton First Nation reserve of Pomquet - Afton is established in Nova Scotia. The Bear River First Nation reserve of Bear River is also established. March 4, 1870: Louis Rielís Metis have taken over the government in the Red River Colony. They execute Thomas Scott for "taking up arms" against Rielís government. This execution helps to speed up an expedition against Rielís Metis. March 5, 1861: The Confederacy appoints Albert Pike, of Arkansas, to negotiate treaties with the Indians in the region. He establishes the "United Nations of the Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma)" as an Indian confederacy to oppose the government of Abraham Lincoln. March 6, 501: Maya King Ahkal Mo' Naab' I ascends to the throne in Palenque, Mexico March 7, 1524: Giovanni da Verrazano, sailing for France, anchors near Wilmington, North Carolina, in the "Dauphine." He kidnaps a child they encounter to bring back to Europe. Some sources report this happening on March 1st. March 8, 1857: Inkpaduta, and a little over a dozen Wapekutah Sioux warriors, attack a series of settlements in northwestern Iowa along Spirit Lake. As many as forty settlers are killed. March 9, 1805: The Grand Chief of Minnetarees visits Lewis and Clark. March 10, 1957: The Dalles Dam floods sacred fishing areas on the Columbia River March 11, 1848: As a part of the Cayuse War, a fight takes place . Captain McKay, and a force 268, are ambushed by approximately 400 Palouse. The Palouse are allied to the Cayuse. March 12, 1798: According to Hudsonís Bay Company records, two Kootenay Indians arrived at Edmonton House in Canada. The Indians made their way through the Rockies during to winter to seek trade. March 13, 1864: The first group of Navajos finish the "Long Walk" to Fort Sumner on the Bosque Redondo Reservation, in east-central New Mexico. During their march, thirteen of the 1,430 who started the trip are kidnaped by Mexicans or die. March 14, 1697: The last of the independent Maya tribes, called the Itza, are finally conquered by the Spanish. The Spanish attack and defeat the Itza at their capital city of Tayasal, Guatemala. March 15, 1869: Colonel George Custer, and his troops discovers two Cheyenne villages, of over 250 lodges, on Sweetwater Creek near the Texas-Oklahoma boundary. The Cheyenne have been order to report to their reservation. Custer captures four Chiefs. He threatens to hang the Chief unless the Cheyenne surrender. Both of the villages decide to give up. March 16, 1621: Samoset meets the Pilgrims. March 17, 1853: Joel Palmer becomes superintendent of Indian Affairs in Oregon . He guides the creation of the Oregon Indian reservations. March 18, 1877: The "Battle of Yellow House Canyon" takes place near modern Lubbock, Texas. It involves over 150 Quahadi Comanches led by Black Horse, and about fifty local hunters. Black Horse had killed a buffalo hunter who had shot and killed a large number of buffalo in the area. Black Horse is infuriated by the slaughter of his tribeís economic mainstay. The buffalo hunters sneak up on Black Horseís camp and attack it in retaliation for the killing of the hunter. Some sources list this as the last significant Indian fights in the Texas panhandle. March 19, 1851: According to the Costan internet site, one in a series of treaties with California Indians is signed at Camp Fremont. These treaties purports to set aside lands for the Indians and to protect them from angry whites. The Americans are represented by George W. Barbour, Redick McKee and Oliver M. Wozencraft. March 20, 1699: Continuing his exploration up the Mississippi River, French explorer Pierre le Moyne d'Iberville visits the village of the Houma Indians. March 21, 1842: General Zachary Taylor estimates that by this date, 2,833 Seminoles have relocated to the Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma). March 22, 1622: Opechancanough is Chief of the Pamunkey Indians. They are part of the Powhatan Confederacy. They attack the English today, Good Friday, at Jamestown. An Indian, named Chanco, warns his step-father, Richard Pace, of the impending attack. While the town is warned, the outer settlements suffer the brunt of the attack. 347 of the 1,240 English are killed in the fighting. This is the first large "massacre" by Indians in North America. March 23, 1889: President Benjamin Harrison says part of Oklahoma will be opened to the public. March 24, 1617: King James I, of England, decides the Indians of Virginia must be educated. He directs the Anglican church to collect funds to build churches and schools. March 25, 1839: Peter Hilderbrand, and 1,312 of his original group of 1,776 forced Cherokee emigrants arrive in the Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma). This is the last of the major groups of arriving Cherokees in the Indian Territory. The migration is called "the Trail of Tears." Although figures vary according to the source, it is believed almost 12,000 Cherokees survived the emigration. Almost 4,000 died during the move. March 26, 1777: Henry Hamilton is the British Lieutenant Governor of Detroit. He receives orders to dispatch his Indian allies against American settlers in Ohio. March 27, 1814: East of modern Alexander City, Alabama, Andrew Jackson, and 2000 whites, Cherokees, Choctaws and "White Stick" Creeks, discover a fort built at the village of Tohopeka on a Horseshoe Bend in the Tallapoosa River, by " Red Stick" Creeks. The Red Stick Creeks are anti-white, the White Stick Creeks are pro-white. Jackson attacks the 800 to 1,000 Red Stick Creeks, led by Chief Menewa. The Creek village and defenses covered approximately 100 acres on the peninsula made by the bend in the river. To cross the river, Jackson's Cherokee allies, led by Chief Junaluska, swim the river to steal Creek canoes. Jackson's forces eventually set fire to the Red Stick Creeks' wooden barricade. In the end, only about fifty of the Red Stick Creeks survive the battle. Jackson's forces lose forty-nine soldiers and twenty-three warriors killed, and 157 soldiers and forty-seven warriors wounded. Jackson's forces capture approximately 300 women and children. The Red Stick Creek leader William Weatherford is not at the battle. Weatherford will turn himself in later. This defeat leads to the Treaty of Horseshoe Bend signed on August 9, 1814, whereby the Creeks gave up twenty-three million acres of land to the United States. March 28, 1676: After attacking a military group near the town two days before, King Philip's forces attack the village of Rehoboth, Massachusetts. While most of the townspeople survive in barricaded homes, most of the town is razed. March 29, 1542: Hernando de Soto's expedition reaches the territory of the Anilco Indians. As with many of his previous encounters, a battle is fought. March 30, 1870: Based on the Congressional Act of April 8th, 1864, and today's Executive Order by President Grant, Round Valley Reservation is established in Mendicino County, California. It one day houses Clear Lake, Concow, Little Lake, Nomelaki, Pit River, Potter Valley, Redwood, Wailaki, and Yuki Tribes, in fifty and a half square miles. March 31, 1882: The Havasupai Reservation boundaries, in Arizona, are modified. ======================= X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X ======================= That's it for now. Have a great month. Phil Konstantin http://americanindian.net ============================================================ End of Phil Konstantin's March 2006 Newsletter ============================================================ . . . . . . . . .
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