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  27-Oct-2009 Aborigine News * Aboriginal Australia

Aborigines in the News!
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  Australia: Aboriginal fury over topless ban
Aboriginal womenAborigines in central Australia are furious after police interrupted a traditional dance featuring topless women, saying they will file a formal complaint to an anti-discrimination body. A group of Aboriginal women from Papunya, a remote community near Alice Springs, were practicing a dance in a public park last week ahead of a performance in Sydney when police asked them to stop, the commissioner of an elected Aboriginal council said.






  Why I’m An Indian—not “Native American” - by David Yeagley
As an Oklahoma Comanche, I consider myself an “Indian”—an American Indian.
I am not a Native American, nor a First Nations, nor an Aboriginal, and least of all an Indigenous person.
I’m simply a descendent of savage hunters with the most lethal war skills and artful horsemanship known in American history.

  Hollywood, Florida - Seminoles Look to Hard Rock Casinos

  Amerindian Christmas
The earliest mention of the celebration of Christmas by Amerindians dates back to 1641.
Jean de Brébeuf, a Jesuit missionary who lived with the Georgian Bay Hurons from 1626, composed a Christmas carol in their language telling the story of the birth of the Infant Jesus.
Father Brébeuf wanted to convey a real sense of the great mystery of the Nativity and so adapted his story, written in verse, to the distinctive characteristics of the Amerindian culture. Thus the Infant Jesus was wrapped in rabbit skin rather than linen swaddling clothes, he slept in a lodge of broken bark and not in a manger; hunters replaced the shepherds and, as a final touch, three Indian chiefs were substituted for the Wise Men who, instead of gold, incense and myrrh, offered fur skins to the holy Child.

  Seminole rift more than a black-and-white issue
Kenneth ChambersWewoka, Okla. - Kenneth Chambers, chief of the Seminole Nation, is absolutely sure of the truth of the matter. "There is no black Seminole," he expostulated on a recent day, rising from his chair to drive the point home like a preacher warning of hell and damnation... a chasm has opened between the descendants of the Seminole people, Indians and escaped slaves who banded together in Florida against the white onslaught and were eventually deposited here along what became known as the Trail of Tears. - (Tyrone N. Butts)

  • Women of Kickapoo Tribe Protest in Okla
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Ten women belonging to the Kickapoo tribe have barricaded themselves inside tribal headquarters, saying they won't leave until their tribe is investigated for misuse of funds. The women -- ranging in age from 19 to 50 -- took over the headquarters Friday after finding a back door unlocked. The group then piled desks and filing cabinets against the doors, keeping tribal police at bay.
  • Tribes See Uneven Gambling Returns

  Letter to Editor of NNN Aboriginal News:
[Personal] "I am looking for a contact phone number for a woman named Whitebear Woman, who was co-presenter at a Wild Women Workshop, at Hollyhock on Cortes Island B.C. a few years ago. The number I have is no longer in service and I am wondering if you are the same woman, or if you know of this woman and can connect me? I am hoping to speak with her about being a possible presenter at a women's camp next year. Anyway, if you can help, please let me know.
Thanks for your time.
Karen W.
- "For most of history, Anonymous was a woman". -- Virginia Wolfe

NNN Editor note: No, I am not a woman - I do use a posting name of "Whitebear" though.

  • New Zealand woman raped by native Maori man that broke into her home
    Police said the 36-year-old woman was punched twice in the head and raped by a man who broke into her Avondale home. The attack, between 4am and 5am, happened as her 5-year-old son slept in the next room. Afterwards, she was dragged outside and forced into her own vehicle. As the woman reversed out of the driveway she signalled a passing motorist. When he slowed and stopped the offender jumped out and ran off.
    The attacker was described as a male Maori aged between 18 and 20 years, with a tall and skinny build.

  • Appeal against Maori rape conviction dismissed
    The husband of a woman who was feared embalmed alive has lost an appeal against his conviction for sex offences against two young girls. The charges, involving girls aged between seven and 11 years, arose after Hine Hou "Susie" Kaiwahia died in 1998. Her husband, Rongo John Kaiwahia, 69, was ordered to serve at least six years of a 13-year jail term on two charges of rape and six charges of indecent assault.
    Ref: Pathologists expressed concern about the discharge of bodies, particularly Maori, after hospital deaths after an embalmer raised the alarm about the amount of blood coming from a body he was preparing. Hine Hou Kaiwahia , 63, was declared dead in Hutt Hospital Feb 5 after a leg operation, and sent for embalming. - (down the page)

  Youth Gangs Flourish on Indian Reservations
South Dakota - Over the past 15 years, violent youth gangs have invaded Indian reservations, bringing terror, drugs and vandalism to societies that were already in deep distress. "In the village of Pine Ridge alone, we have a dozen gangs -- Outlaws, Wild Boyz, Trey Trey, Nomads, Iggy Boyz, Aimster Gangsta, Wild Girls, Bad Ass Bitches, Southside Boyz, Northside Boyz and Gangsta Disciples,"

  Pentagon tells recruiters they can no longer look for troops among natives in Canada
The Americans were operating on the belief that under a treaty signed in 1794 between the United States and Britain, they were allowed to recruit Canadian natives for their armed forces. American recruiters were also under the impression that many of the aboriginals held dual U.S.-Canadian citizenship. - (

  4 Found Dead in Rural N.C. Including Boy - All were members of the Haliwa-Saponi tribe of American Indians

  Medicine Man, Clergy Confidentiality Same
An American Indian medicine man has the same rights as other clergy to keep confessions confidential, a federal judge ruled.

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   Remote Easter Island Seeks Autonomy from Chile
MoaiHANGA ROA, Chile (Reuters) - Hundreds of years ago the people of Easter Island carved and mounted the giant stone figures whose mystery now draws tourists to the world's most remote inhabited island. But their descendants don't own or manage the land where the proud statues stand. "This territory is part of Polynesia. We have our own language, system, culture, identity, and climate. Everything here is different, which justifies us having a different administration," said Easter Island Mayor Petero Edmunds, the main promoter of autonomy. - (NNN Abo)
Easter Island's Decaying Statues Await Facelift

  Cannibal Victim's Relatives to Visit Fiji
Fiji cannibalThe Australian descendants of a Christian missionary eaten by cannibals 136 years ago will travel to Fiji this week, hoping to help lift a curse on the village where he was killed. Rev. Thomas Baker was murdered in 1867 at Nubutautau, a remote community high in the hills of the South Pacific island of Viti Levu. Residents say their community has had bad luck since Baker was consumed and they blame his avenging spirit.
Fiji villagers to say sorry for eating British missionary
- "We ate everything but his boots."

   Papua New Guinea: ''Witch' hacked to death
tribesmenPapua nativeA WOMAN accused of sorcery has been hacked to death and dumped in a river just outside Papua New Guinea's capital, Port Moresby. The woman's husband and son were also attacked at the weekend by rival tribesmen, who accused the family of practising sorcery. Many Papua New Guineans cling to ancestral beliefs in black magic and payback revenge attacks. Last week, tribesmen in the remote Western Highlands rampaged through a neighbouring village, raping women, killing pigs and destroying food gardens.

  Congo's Pygmies Allege Cannibalism Crimes

  The Tourist Bureau of New Guinea extends its sincere hopes you will attend this year's Long Pig Festival
The Tourist Bureau of New Guinea


[Reader notes] "Clarification needs to be made on your site.
Maori are not the aboriginal people of New Zealand.
They exterminated and ate them all."
Reference links: New Zealand History - and - "Ancient Celtic New Zealand "

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 * Did early hunters exterminate mega fauna in America?
   What no one is saying is: Did the ancestors of the modern Native Americans wipe out the 
   game? Political correctness and Rouseauian romanticism aside, the answer is "Yes." 
 * Safari with the Hadzabe:
   The Hadzabe will eat anything that moves. Elephant, giraffe, lion--you name it...
   The modern world has found a variety of uses for leftover hunter-gatherers.
   Time and again, they have taken up urban positions as bums, criminals, or alcoholics.
The Ignoble Savage By Thomas S. Garlinghouse
Bashers of Western civilization wax nostalgic over an imagined Golden Age, when Noble Savages, uncontaminated by capitalism, enjoyed peace, harmony and environmental balance. In reality, prehistoric peoples waged incessant, brutal wars and hunted vast numbers of animal species to extinction - perhaps even the woolly mammoth and other great Ice Age creatures of North America.

Charles Dickens on 'The Noble Savage' Reproduced from New Nation, no. 1

The Noble Savages.

Rousseau and the noble savage myth. 

The Shadow of the Noble Savage:
Headhunting and Ritual Cannibalism 
in Seventeenth Century New England.


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