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Andrea Alexander Featured on Smoke Signals Blog

Posted in Communications, Economic Development, Shout Out, Smoke Signals, Telecommunications, Tribal Culture, Tribal Government
On October 15-16, Andrea Alexander (Makah) will be a featured speaker at the “Taking Smoke Signals Digital” Conference at the Tulalip Resort Casino, Tulalip, WA. Andrea Alexander has over 30 years experience of development in the native community and runs her own business, Energy Innovation Foundation. Her firm provides strategic planning and project development for … Continue Reading

Passamaquoddy Fishing Rights – The next Fish Wars?

Posted in Fishing Rights, Tribal Courts, Tribal Culture
Fishing rights for Tribes in the United States continue to be on-going battle as non-tribal fishing interests continue to challenge the right of tribal people to fish the waters they have always fished.  On the West Coast, the tribes of the Pacific Northwest continue to litigate U.S. v. Washington and now, the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine  are gaining … Continue Reading

Mis/Appropriated: Protecting Native American Cultural Heritage

Posted in Culture, Intellectual Property, Tribal Culture
There has been all the time, in the white American soul, a dual feeling about the Indian…The desire to extirpate [him]. And the contradictory desire to glorify him.  –D.H. Lawrence, Studies in Classic American Literature (1923) The tension observed by Lawrence (and present in some of his own works) has not been resolved. White America … Continue Reading