McGirt has shaken federal Indian policy to its foundations in affirming that Indian reservations were never disestablished, opening the door to wide-reaching consequences. The Supreme Court of the United States rules the government ought to keep the promises it makes in Indian treaties. (more)
Joan W. Bennett, 78, Somerset, N.J., is distinguished professor in the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology and associate vice president for the promotion of women in science, engineering and mathematics at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. (more)
In our third issue of the Explorers Club Newsletter, the first in a new year, we pay tribute to a healthcare executive on the frontline of medicine. Dr. Andrew Ayers Martin (“Championing the Least of These”) has been known to many of us for years for his study of Cherokee history and North Georgia genealogy. (more)
Gary A. David published The Orion Dimension: Hopi Cosmology, Earth Enigmas & Celestial Secrets ($21.95, 391pp.). Praised by Graham Hancock, who called his work on the archeoastronomy of the Southwest “of the first importance,”... (more)
N. Brent Kennedy III, Appalachian author, educator and development executive, died Monday, Sept. 21. A native of Wise, Va. and resident of Kingsport, Tenn., Kennedy endured many health challenges after a devastating stroke on December 17, 2005 that cut him down at the height of his career and popularity as healthcare executive and influential spokesmen for the region’s history and culture. He was 69.
“Although the exact timing and geographical details of the separation of the first Eurasians from Africans remain intensely debated, it is clear that a crossing over the Horn of Africa to Arabia and subsequent coastal route around India and Indonesia to Australia cannot explain the admixture with other hominids preserved in the oldest travelers along that road,” said Yates. “The northern route proposed five years ago by Rosa Fregel and Vicente Cabrera of the University of Laguna in Spain has overwhelming advantages and should be adopted as the new model.” (more)
Angela E. Watkins received a promotion July 1 to associate investigator and director of social media at DNA Consultants. The longtime Pensacola, Fla. resident moved back to her native state of Colorado last year with her daughter Isabella Ray, 3…. (more)
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