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Original NAM content, youth media stories, and ethnic media articles on America's indigenous communities. For more information on NAM's coverage of indigenous populations, contact Donal Brown at dbrown [at] newamericamedia [dot] org.

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Our Education Needs Are California's Needs

New America Media, Commentary, Jolene Rodriguez May 11, 2010

tudents of color, low-income students and immigrant students make up 70% of Californias schools and will form the majority of high school dropouts. Jolene Rodriguez, a junior at a Long Beach high school, speaks up for students of color and worries about the future of California.

New America Now: Island Beneath the Sea

New America Now, Audio, May 07, 2010

This week on New America Now: Author Isabel Allende discusses her latest novel, Island Beneath the Sea. Her first novel in four years is an addictive stew of race, sex, magic, and realism set in eighteenth century Haiti.

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Apartheid Hits Arizona

New America Media, Commentary, Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez May 06, 2010

Columnist Roberto Rodriguez argues apartheid in today's Arizona is in some ways more complete and brutal than it was in South Africa.


Treasured Teacher Embodies 100 Reasons to Learn Oneida

American Indian News Service, Profile, Kara Briggs Apr 22, 2010

When Maria Hinton was born nearly 100 years ago, every Oneida family spoke the language of their ancestors. Now a great-great-grandmother, Hinton may be one of a few fluent Oneida speakers left in Wisconsin, but she is determined not to be the last.

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Protests Await Phil. Pres. Arroyo at Nuclear Summit

ABS-CBN News.com, News Report, Rodney J. Jaleco, North America News Bureau Apr 12, 2010

Filipino protesters in Washington D.C. are awaiting Pres. Arroyo to demonstrate their outrage at the Philippines' presidency next month of the Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), calling it hypocritical.

SoCal Edison Bails Out of Coal Plant

New America Media, News Report , Ngoc Nguyen Apr 07, 2010

Even as Pres. Obama touts coal as part of a clean energy future, one of the largest utilities in California is trying to distance itself from the fossil fuel. Southern California Edison is divesting its share of the Four Corners Power Plant on Navajo land in New Mexico, a concession to state limits on polluting power sources and a sign that coal may be losing its profitability.

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Health Care Reform A Step Forward But Long Road Ahead

New America Media, Commentary, Maya Rockeymoore Apr 01, 2010

Now that the health care reform bill has been signed into law, health reform anxiety is setting in as Americans are trying to learn what the changes will mean for their lives. Here are some of the key advances--and disappointments of special interest to racial and ethnic groups.

Navajo Activists Win Victory, Open Coal Talks to Public

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen Mar 23, 2010

For the first time, the Navajo tribal government is opening to the public its negotiations with the largest coal mining company in the world. The move is a response to growing environmental activism among tribal members, who are asking more questions about their nations reliance on coal.

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