Shundahai Network Blog

Shundahai,

Just a reminder that this blog is just part of The Shundahai Network web site http://www.shundahai.org

Please visit the site as we cover many issues in the Indigenous and Nuclear realm. The Nevada Test Site and Yucca Mountain, both are on Western Shoshone land, as specified in the Treaty of Ruby Valley 1863. This was/is a treaty of Friendship, the Western Shoshone NEVER were defeated in war. This treaty of friendship was signed, so that gold to finance the Nort’s funding of the Civil War could get throught Shoshone lands, unharmed or stolen.

The United States decided that the treaty was in valid due to encroachment by the US.  The government wishes to pay for the 26 million acres at the 1863 price of  $0.15 cent an acre. The treaty covers land in four states NV, UT, Ca and Idaho. The price offered is totally of of reality of the actual land worth. Las Vegas is not part of the land owned by the Western Shoshone.

Visit the web site for more information on this and many, many other subjects. The blog just covers the daily news. If you are inclined you may also donate badly needed funds through the web site.

Pleas read the web site as this blog is only the tip of an iceberg of information.

Thanks for reading this and please visit the web site at http://www.shundahai.org

Shundahai( A Newe word meaning Peace and Harmony with All Creation), gregor

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Study: Disease risk posed by roaming bison is low

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A new study says more bison could be allowed to migrate outside Yellowstone National Park without significantly increasing the risk of spreading a disease carried by the animals to livestock.

Yellowstone’s estimated 3,000 bison are periodically culled during their winter migration to prevent the spread of the disease brucellosis to cattle.

But in a study scheduled to appear in the February issue of the Journal of Applied Ecology, researchers argue much of that culling is unnecessary because there are few cattle in areas next to the park.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/MT_YELLOWSTONE_BISON_WYOL-?SITE=CODEN&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Urgent action needed on indigenous diets: experts

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Public subsidies and tax breaks should be used so that indigenous communities can access healthy food, experts say.

The Public Health Association of Australia and the Dieticians Association of Australia have joined forces to call for urgent action to improve the diets of indigenous people.

The life expectancy of indigenous people is 17 years shorter than for the general community, and eating the wrong foods, or not enough food, is part of the problem, the groups said

http://www.independentweekly.com.au/news/local/news/general/urgent-action-needed-on-indigenous-diets-experts/1405956.aspx

Falling through the cracks: Center pushes for act to protect disabled adults

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FARMINGTON — Advocates for people with disabilities are pushing adoption of a new Navajo law to protect the tribe’s disabled population.The Native American Disability Law Center in Farmington is working on its third draft in as many years of a resolution that would address a gap in resources for adults with disabilities.

“There has never been an adult protection act on the Navajo Nation,” said Therese Yanan, executive director of the Native American Disability Law Center. “They have a children’s code, which covers children up to age 18, and they have an elderly protection act for people over 55. But people between 19 and 54 have no statutory protection.”

American Indians are more likely to report disabilities than the general population, according to United States census statistics. In a 2006 survey, 8 percent of American Indian children ages 5 through 15 reported a disability, compared to 6.3 percent of the general population. The gap widens as the population ages, with 20 percent of American Indians ages 16 to 64 reporting a disability, compared to 12.3 percent of the general population.

http://www.daily-times.com/ci_11457415

Many Native students graduating without basic skills

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GALLUP — Something has to be done about the fact that students going to the local county schools graduate without knowing the three R’s.

That was the thrust of the conversation Monday night at the regular meeting of the Gallup-McKinley County Public School Board.

The discussion began after board members learned the latest findings of the school’s accountability report, which shows how many students in the district meet AYP — Adequate Yearly Progress.

http://www.gallupindependent.com/2009/01January/011409schooldaze.html

Navajo sends recommendations to Washington

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WINDOW ROCK — The Navajo Nation sent the Obama-Biden transition team the “Navajo Nation Federal Agenda for the Obama-Biden Transition Team and 111th Congress,” which includes a list of 27 policy recommendations.

The first policy recommendation is to allow in-kind contribution to apply toward federal matching fund requirements.

“Many programs require that Native American Tribes provide a certain percentage of the total funding amount in matching funds in order to receive federal funds,” the document states

http://www.gallupindependent.com/2009/01January/011509lnavajosends.html


Navajo wish list extensive

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WINDOW ROCK — The “Navajo Nation Federal Agenda for the Obama-Biden Transition Team and 111th Congress,” which lists and outlines the Navajo Nation’s economic stimulus, short term priorities and long term priority listing, was sent to the Obama-Biden transition team.

The Navajo Nation stimulus and short term priorities are listed in the 50-page document and contain the following projects:

Transportation

First on the list of stimulus and short term priorities are transportation priorities, which include road projects that are construction ready. Navajo Route No. 15 in the Chinle Agency, called the Roundabout Project, is at the top of the list at $1.8 million.

http://www.gallupindependent.com/2009/01January/011308navajowishlist.html