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2011-10-13 12:00:00

Opening to the public on January 24, 2012, Native Voices, New England Tribal Families is an introduction to native communities around New England today. By visiting five different communities from northern to southern New England, we learn a lot about Native American traditions and how modern families balance contemporary life with preservation of important cultural identities. Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) October 13, 2011 Boston Children's Museum Presents Native Voices: New England Tribal...

2010-11-08 09:37:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost a million students will visit historic Plimoth Plantation in a little over a week, and thanks to technology, not one of them will leave the classroom. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100907/SCHOLASTICLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100907/SCHOLASTICLOGO) Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, will host a live virtual field trip to Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Mass., on...

2010-01-04 17:27:00

HYANNIS, Mass., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound applauds today's National Park Service (NPS) determination that Nantucket Sound is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The decision agrees with the Massachusetts top historic preservation officer's opinion that Nantucket Sound is culturally significant for two local federally recognized Native American tribes - the Mashpee Wampanoag and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gayhead (Aquinnah) -...

2009-04-10 10:00:00

HYANNIS, Mass., April 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local stakeholders have long opposed the Cape Wind project for the unacceptable threats it poses to local Tribes and public safety -- and now several national organizations have requested a halt to any further action on the costly proposal. In support of the Aquinnah and Mashpee Wampanoag Tribes, the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET), a coalition of 25 federally recognized Tribes, has objected to the proposed Cape Wind location due to...

2008-10-20 15:00:12

BOSTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Project Nur is collaborating with the Department of Anthropology and the Native American Student Society ("NASS") at the University of Massachusetts-Boston ("UMass Boston") and the Plimoth Plantation on an event entitled, "A Native American History Symposium, Erasing Indians: Investigating Accounts and Denials of Genocide in Native New England." The event will take place on Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Media Theatre,...

2008-06-16 18:00:16

By George Brennan, Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass. Jun. 14--Twin River, the Rhode Island race track and slots parlor owned by the same casino investors backing the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, is courting bankruptcy. Officials of BLB Investors LLC asked Rhode Island officials this week for a break in the percentage of gambling revenue they pay to the state. Len Wolman and Sol Kerzner, two of the partners in BLB, are the primary investors in the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe's attempt to open...

2007-02-23 18:00:23

By Philip Marcello; Journal Staff Writer This story of statewide business interest previously appeared in a local news section. * * * Wilfred Greene says that possession of land in the tribe's ancestral territory in Cumberland will strengthen its case for federal recognition. * * * CUMBERLAND - Wilfred Greene, the Seaconke Wampanoag Indian chief who recently acquired the old J.M. Mills landfill, intends to seek federal recognition of his tribe and says his goal is to open a...

2006-04-28 07:16:06

By Jason Szep PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (Reuters) - Like many of his Native American ancestors, Steve Phillip knows a thing or two about battles. He fought in the Vietnam War, waged a fight with alcoholism that nearly killed him and survived near poverty in rural northern Maine where his father picked berries for a living. Now, the 58-year-old is one of about 1,000 Micmac Indians fighting for self rule -- which would free them from state laws and taxes -- in a case that illustrates...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.