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Coachella is capitalizing on offensive Native American appropriation

Needless to say, many Natives are not fans of the trend. But that hasn’t stopped the festival from capitalizing on the “white kids playing Indian” motif and offering tipi rentals for the low weekend price of … $2,200? Paying rent in a New York City rat hole never sounded so good.

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"White kids playing Indian"

Disgusting

Coachella, AKA white girls appropriating Native and Indian culture conference.

Lol @ white chicks “apprecating Native American culture.” I bet any of these white chicks can’t tell you which Native American nations use headdresses (which are SACRED and EARNED) and which nations don’t use them.

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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Issues Uranium Mining Operating License in the Black Hills

On April 8th, 2014, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued an operating license to the Powertech Uranium Corp for its proposed uranium mine in the Black Hills.  The move comes four months ahead of a public hearing scheduled to hear opposing voices to the proposed uranium mine.

The NRC said in a statement that a review “concluded the proposed facility can operate safely, including management of radiological and chemical hazards, groundwater protection, and eventual cleanup and decommissioning.”

The proposed uranium mine still needs final approval from the South Dakota Board of Minerals and Environment, the South Dakota Water Management Board, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before it can began mining uranium.

Powertech Uranium projects that the 17-square mile mine would yield 1-million pounds of uranium annually for up to 8 years.

The proposed uranium mine is opposed by area Tribes, ranchers, environmentalist and the Rapid City Council.

READ MORE HERE: http://lastrealindians.com/u-s-nuclear-regulatory-commission-issues-uranium-mining-operating-liscense-in-the-black-hills/

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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Issues Uranium Mining Operating License in the Black Hills

On April 8th, 2014, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued an operating license to the Powertech Uranium Corp for its proposed uranium mine in the Black Hills. The move comes four months ahead of a public hearing scheduled to hear opposing voices to the proposed uranium mine.

The NRC said in a statement that a review “concluded the proposed facility can operate safely, including management of radiological and chemical hazards, groundwater protection, and eventual cleanup and decommissioning.”

The proposed uranium mine still needs final approval from the South Dakota Board of Minerals and Environment, the South Dakota Water Management Board, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before it can began mining uranium.

Powertech Uranium projects that the 17-square mile mine would yield 1-million pounds of uranium annually for up to 8 years.

The proposed uranium mine is opposed by area Tribes, ranchers, environmentalist and the Rapid City Council.

READ MORE HERE: http://lastrealindians.com/u-s-nuclear-regulatory-commission-issues-uranium-mining-operating-liscense-in-the-black-hills/

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To anyone and everyone who can see why this makes me upset and questions the logic some human beings have. Alessandra has removed the pic from Twitter but not Instagram. I am making a relevant argument to why this offensive. But this woman undermines the struggles Native Americans face, says what that commenting my views on social media is not necessary, while she is doing the same damn thing going off topic about LGBT rights. She is contradicting herself left and right. Saying all human beings deserve respect, but tells me worrying about natives 364 days a year is stupid. No one should undermine the struggles of another in comparison to their own struggles.

I hope damn well one day I can advocate for other natives so they won’t have to see all this negativity and bullshit that encompasses the world on appropriating our sacred culture. I hope one day I will be able to publicize my views on mascots and other issues facing us. I need to get involved in the tribe more because things like this having been tearing me up inside (events involving Harry styles and Heidi Klum’s GNTM have also emerged). I want to be able to spread the word. Somehow some way. Bring on the t-shirts, moccasins, and jewelry, I am about to be a walking billboard.

Heeeeyyy Heeeeyyy!! amethyst-irises I feel you. They’re completely trying to make an argument that’s contradictory so it’s really invalid. Also, I hate how people tell us what SHOULD and should NOT offend us. Like what is wrong with you? I think we would know what’s upsetting for our culture. Don’t tell us that we how you feel when you don’t know anything.