News From Indian County 05 01 2016 E Edition Page 1

MAY 2016 NEWS FROM INDIAN COUNTRY: www.IndianCountryNews.com PAGE 1 The grief of an 11-year-old's slaying travels far, Page 2 Jesse Ed Davis - The Early Years (Part 1), Page 11 Canada $3/U.S. $2.00 www.IndianCountryNews.com May 2016 - Vol. XXX No. 5 The blessing of Traditional Foods: Spiritual Fuel, Food and Sovereignty By PAUL DEMAIN Matchebenashshewish Gun Lake Pottawatomi Reservation Jijak Camp, Michigan (NFIC) O ne of the loves of my lives has been the Native food sovereignty movement taking hold across North America and the revitalization of traditional farming in Indian Country and the Native cuisine that goes with it. The latest and annual Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit is just another freat example of what Indian Country is beginning to do with their healthy and nutritious food offerings and about a dozen Native chefs on site at the Jijak Camp near Hopkins, Michigan for a four day event sponsored by the Intertribal Agriculture Council and the Gun Lake Pottawatomi Tribe showcased it all. Offering a wide array of workshops News From Indian Country 8558N County Road K Hayward, WI 54843-5800 SEATTLE (AP) T he U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on May 9, denied a permit to a $700 million project to build the nations largest coal-export terminal in northwest Washington state, handing a striking vic- tory to the Lummi tribe which argued the project would violate its treaty-protected ishing rights. The decision ends the federal envi- ronmental review of a deep-water port that would have handled up to 54 million met- ric tons of dry bulk commodities, mostly coal, at Cherry Point. The venture between SSA Marine and Cloud Peak Energy pro- posed receiving coal by train from Mon- tana and Wyoming for export to Asia. Col. John Buck, commander of the corps Seattle district, said the Gateway Pacific Terminal project can't be permitted because the impacts from the trestle and three-vessel wharf would interfere with the tribe's treaty rights to fish in its traditional areas. Army Corps of Engineers denies coal terminal permit: violates tribal rights See Army Corps denies coal, Page 5 Park Service moves to accommodate demands for repatriation of Carlisle Indian School remains By BRENDAN MEYER CASPER, Wyo. (AP/ Casper Star-Tribune) T he headstone sits 1,633 miles from home, arranged in a neat row beside those of the other children. Its smooth and white, the same type of military grave marker found at Gettysburg National Cemetery. This one rests in a well- kept lawn bordered by a black wrought iron fence in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Carved on the front is a name, Dickens, and a date, January 22, 1883. Few who visit this cemetery know the boy buried here. Most dont even know his real name. It was Little Chief. He was the oldest son of Chief Sharp Nose of the Northern Arapaho Tribe in Wyoming. Little Chief died in 1883. He was sent to the Carlisle Indian Industrial School by the U.S. government, just like the other 190-plus Indian children buried in this cemetery. Some were torn from their In this March 1, 2016 photo, Yufna Soldier Wolf wipes away tears while kneeling at the grave of her great-grandfather, Chief Sharp Nose of the Northern Arapaho Tribe, at the family cemetery on the Wind River Reservation near Riverton, Wyo. Soldier Wolf is seeking the remains of her great-uncle Little Chief, who died while attending Carlisle Indian School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Photo by Dan Cepeda/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP See Spiritual Fuel, Food, Page 6 & 7 See Park Service moves, Page 4

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