Edward Norton is a direct descendant of Native American heroine Pocahontas. The actor had grown up believing the connection to be part of “family legend,” but was proven wrong on a recent episode of the ancestry show Finding Your Roots on PBS. Norton appeared in the first episode of season nine of the show, alongside fellow Hollywood star Julia Roberts. In it, host Henry Louis Gates Jr confirmed that Pocahontas was Norton’s 12th great grandmother, having married colonist John Rolfe.
Plans for a Nevada lithium mine is opposed by Indigenous tribes and conservationists…A high-stakes, years long legal battle over a huge lithium mine planned in Nevada resumes today with arguments from lawyers for the mining company, the U.S. agency that approved it and the rancher, tribes and conservationists fighting the project. U.S. District Judge Miranda Du has refused twice over the past year to grant temporary injunctions sought by tribal leaders who say the mine site is on sacred land where their ancestors were massacred by the U.S. Cavalry in 1865.
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