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  • U.S. Patent Office cancels trademarks of NFL’s Redskins

    June 18, 2014 | 12:31 pm

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the federal trademarks for the National Football League's Washington Redskins because they disparage Native Americans, the agency said on Wednesday.

    The decision by a Patent Office administrative tribunal followed years of...

  • Jack Abramoff gets radio show

    July 13, 2012 | 11:04 am

    Jack Abramoff, the lobbyist who served a jail term for defrauding Native American tribes, is now a radio talk-show host.

    Abramoff’s show airs Sunday evenings on XM Satellite Radio.

    Abramoff, who pled guilty in 2006 to felony counts involving fraud, corruption and conspiracy, served...

  • Jewish group visits Native American vigil in Bay Area

    May 9, 2011 | 11:31 am

    A dozen San Francisco Bay Area Jews visited an ongoing protest at a Native American burial site.

    The Jews, who are affiliated with several congregations and social action groups in Berkeley, Calif., billed Sunday’s visit as a cultural exchange timed to Mother’s Day.

    “We wanted to...

  • Lessons From Abramoff’s Case

    By Rabbi Haim Dov Beliak

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Lobbyist Jack Abramoff's recent indictment and arrest on charges of wire fraud involve an already notorious individual. The U.S.

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and federal grand jury have already investigated him about his unscrupulous dealings with Indian tribes.

    Because...

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  • The Lulav, the Etrog, the Medicine Pipe

    By Michael Barclay

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    For many years, I used to have long talks with Anselmo Valencia, the Chief of the Yaqui Indian Nation, about the similarities and distinctions between the beliefs and practices of Native American cultures and Judaism. Similar discussions have taken place over the last 10 years...

  • The Lost Bird

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    September 9, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Yvette Melanson is a woman who might say the Sh'ma before going to sleep, and in the morning light whisper the Navajo prayer, "May I walk happily and lightly on the earth." Both are deeply felt, authentic expressions of her soul. As she explains, "I know that I'm Jewish. I feel...
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