In Occupying the Prairie: Tensions Rise as Tribes Move to Block a Pipeline by Jack Healy, New York Times, Aug. 23, 2016 we see and hear about Indians in paint on horseback, in “procession” out of their “tepee-dotted camp.” Who writes like that?
A NASA study released on Monday confirms that a methane "hot spot" in the Four Corners region of the American southwest is directly related to leaks from natural gas extraction, processing, and distribution.
Huitzizilapan, whose old name is N’dete, which means “big town”, currently encompasses 12 indigenous Otomí-Ñätho communities living in the area between the two large cities of Mexico City and Toluca. A year ago, its people organized themselves to defend their forests, a movement that …
We were the land’s before we were. Or the land was ours before you were a land. Or this land was our land, it was not your land. We were the land before we were people, loamy roamers rising, so the stories go, or formed of clay, spit into with breath reeking soul— Heid Erdrich, …
By Dominique Alan Fenton | Colorlines, Apr 2, 2015 At least 11 children between the ages of 12 and 17 have committed suicide in my county since December. The heartbreaking details vary from child to child, but their families and this community--in the newly renamed Oglala Lakota County--feel the voids left by their absences just as deeply each…
Last Thursday, The Washington Post published a poll on its front page that found that 90 percent of “Native Americans” were “not bothered” by the dictionary-defined ethnic slur “Redskins,” sending shock waves through the sports world and Indian Country.
The tone of Trump's retorts to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who claims Native American heritage, has grown increasingly personal and racially charged.
Jacqueline Keeler's insight:
Mary Kathryn Nagle, a playwright, attorney and citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, believes that Trump is the last person who should be casting stones at Warren. “Trump’s inability to discern the difference between Sen. Warren and Pocahontas is no accident. Instead, his attack on her native identity reflects a dominant American culture that has made every effort to diminish native women to nothing other than a fantastical, oversexualized, Disney character,” she told MSNBC on Monday. “Today, native women are more likely to be murdered, raped, and abused than any other American population.”
“Until individuals like Trump are held accountable for their trivialization of native women’s identity and bodies, we will continue to be murdered and abused at rates that originated at the time of colonization,” Nagle added. “That is not, in my view, ‘making America great.’”
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