Native American and Indigenous Literatures and Representations
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This is my own collection of interests around questions of sovereignty, policy, representation, and literary and cultural production.
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Watch now: Stateline | Back in Time: State of Sequoyah | OETA Video

Watch now: Stateline | Back in Time: State of Sequoyah | OETA Video | Native American and Indigenous Literatures and Representations | Scoop.it
Originally Aired on June 7, 2012
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Alexie’s “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” Causes Controversy Again - Native News Online

Alexie’s “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” Causes Controversy Again - Native News Online | Native American and Indigenous Literatures and Representations | Scoop.it
Tweet MIAMI — Sherman Alexie’s “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” has one more stirred controversy from parents of students who were assigned the book as part of their studies.
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Devery Jacobs, Cara Gee Lead Native Nominees for 'Canadian Oscars'

Devery Jacobs, Cara Gee Lead Native Nominees for 'Canadian Oscars' | Native American and Indigenous Literatures and Representations | Scoop.it
Devery Jacobs and Cara Gee are both nominated for Best Actress at the Canadian Screen Awards, which Canada's equivalent of the Oscar and Emmy Awards.
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Breaking Good: Jeremiah Bitsui's Road to Sundance, via 'Drunktown'

Breaking Good: Jeremiah Bitsui's Road to Sundance, via 'Drunktown' | Native American and Indigenous Literatures and Representations | Scoop.it
A profile of 'Drunktown's Finest' star Jeremiah Bitsui, Navajo, whose career has included appearances in 'Natural Born Killers' and 'Breaking Bad.'
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Sterlin Harjo on His Sundance Debut of ‘This May be the Last Time’

Sterlin Harjo on His Sundance Debut of ‘This May be the Last Time’ | Native American and Indigenous Literatures and Representations | Scoop.it
Sterlin Harjo on His Sundance Debut of ‘This May be the Last Time’
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▶ Why I Hate Redskins, But Love American Indians - YouTube

Hi, Everyone! If you've seen the individual clips, this is the full video to our "Resurrecting the [Stanford] Indian Mascot" project. If you haven't, here's ...
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Smashing! Watch Cannupa Hanska Luger Destroy his Stereotypes

Smashing! Watch Cannupa Hanska Luger Destroy his Stereotypes | Native American and Indigenous Literatures and Representations | Scoop.it
An account (with video) of Cannupa Hanska Luger's destructipn of his Stereotypes sculptures at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe
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More Than 4,000 Indigenous Children Died in Canada’s Residential Schools: Commission

More Than 4,000 Indigenous Children Died in Canada’s Residential Schools: Commission | Native American and Indigenous Literatures and Representations | Scoop.it
More than 4,000 indigenous children died in Canada's residential school system, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission found.
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Cleveland Indians demote Chief Wahoo logo

Cleveland Indians demote Chief Wahoo logo | Native American and Indigenous Literatures and Representations | Scoop.it
Chief Wahoo, the smiling symbol of the Cleveland Indians since the 1940s who is beloved by many but deemed to be racist by others, is being replaced as a primary logo, uniform expert Paul Lukas reported Wednesday.
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Another domino?

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Sterlin Harjo Documentary and 'Drunktown's Finest' Go to Sundance

Sterlin Harjo Documentary and 'Drunktown's Finest' Go to Sundance | Native American and Indigenous Literatures and Representations | Scoop.it
A look at four films that have been selected for the Sundance Film Festival's Native and Indigenous Program
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The Ramapough Native American tribe is suing the... | Native American News

The Ramapough Native American tribe is suing the... | Native American News | Native American and Indigenous Literatures and Representations | Scoop.it
The Ramapough Native American tribe is suing the writers and producers of ‘Out of the Furnace’ for defamation, mental anguish and emotional distress A $50 million lawsuit against major Hollywood filmmakers has been filed by members of the...

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This May Be The Last Time - Official Trailer

Director Sterlin Harjo heard a story hundreds of times growing up; the story of when his grandfather disappeared. Pete Harjo mysteriously went missing in 1962 after his car crashed on a rural bridge in Sasakwa, Oklahoma. The Seminole Indian community began a day and night search for his body. As they combed the riverbanks it is told that they sang songs of faith and hope that had been passed on for generations.


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"With these songs we were waking up God." 

 

The same Muscogee (Creek) hymns that once rang out during the government removal of Native Americans known as the Trail of Tears, continue to echo from the people during times of worship, joy, mourning, hope, tragedy. This May Be the Last Time illuminates the history of these powerful songs.

 
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5 MORE Must-See Native Films From 2013

5 MORE Must-See Native Films From 2013 | Native American and Indigenous Literatures and Representations | Scoop.it
A look at some Native movies that haven't been widely publicized but are worth seeing, if you can find them.
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Pauline Turner Strong, “American Indians and the American Imaginary: Cultural Representation Across the Centuries” (Paradigm Publishers, 2012)

Pauline Turner Strong, “American Indians and the American Imaginary: Cultural Representation Across the Centuries” (Paradigm Publishers, 2012) | Native American and Indigenous Literatures and Representations | Scoop.it
Pauline Turner StrongView on AmazonPauline Turner Strong’s new book American Indians and the American Imaginary: Cultural Representation Across the Centuries (Paradigm Publishers, 2012) traces the representations of Native Americans across various...
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Noble Savages and Noble Nations

Noble Savages and Noble Nations | Native American and Indigenous Literatures and Representations | Scoop.it
In American Indian history there are often characterizations of Native peoples as “noble savages.” The expression is a European term.
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Real ‘Lone Ranger’ Black; Depp’s Tonto Nominated for Razzie

Real ‘Lone Ranger’ Black; Depp’s Tonto Nominated for Razzie | Native American and Indigenous Literatures and Representations | Scoop.it
Real ‘Lone Ranger’ Black; Depp’s Tonto Nominated for Razzie
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A Fresh Face at Sundance: Elizabeth Frances of 'Drunktown's Finest'

A Fresh Face at Sundance: Elizabeth Frances of 'Drunktown's Finest' | Native American and Indigenous Literatures and Representations | Scoop.it
A profile of young Native American/Filipino actress Elizabeth Frances, who appears in the Sundance-selected film "Drunktown's Finest"
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'Exiled NDNz' Photos Tell Story of Rez-Raised Natives Living in L.A.

'Exiled NDNz' Photos Tell Story of Rez-Raised Natives Living in L.A. | Native American and Indigenous Literatures and Representations | Scoop.it
Photographer Pamela J. Peters speaks about her exhibit 'Exiled NDNz'
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Authenticity: Ethnic Indians, non-Indians and Reservation Indians

Authenticity: Ethnic Indians, non-Indians and Reservation Indians | Native American and Indigenous Literatures and Representations | Scoop.it
Authenticity is a puzzling feature of contemporary Indian life. Growing up on an Indian reservation, I rarely encountered challenges to one’s identity
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Alaskan theatre group stages King Lear in Gwich’in

Alaskan theatre group stages King Lear in Gwich’in | Native American and Indigenous Literatures and Representations | Scoop.it
An Alaskan theatre group had a signature accomplishment in 2013: a new production of Shakespeare’s King Lear inspired by Gwich’in language and culture.
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First Star Wars, now King Lear. Nice!

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Commemorative moccasin vamps on display in Parry Sound - Two Row Times

Commemorative moccasin vamps on display in Parry Sound - Two Row Times | Native American and Indigenous Literatures and Representations | Scoop.it
The national exhibit, Walking With Our Sisters, which honours Canada's missing and murdered indigenous women in a stunning array of over 1700 donated moccasin vamps, will make its Ontario debut this week.
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"Redskins" is derogatory, U.S. trademark office says

"Redskins" is derogatory, U.S. trademark office says | Native American and Indigenous Literatures and Representations | Scoop.it
In bad omen for football team in legal battle over their name, "Redskins Hog Rinds" trademark deemed to be "derogatory slang"
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Documentary Explores Filmmaker's Own Story of Sexual Abuse at the Hands of a Woman

Documentary Explores Filmmaker's Own Story of Sexual Abuse at the Hands of a Woman | Native American and Indigenous Literatures and Representations | Scoop.it
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Restoring Safety to Native Women and Girls and Strengthening Native Nations | Indian Law Resource Center

Restoring Safety to Native Women and Girls and Strengthening Native Nations | Indian Law Resource Center | Native American and Indigenous Literatures and Representations | Scoop.it

This report assesses the readiness among Indian nations to exercise enhanced sentencing authority under TLOA and fuller criminal jurisdiction over all perpetrators of violent crimes under VAWA 2013 or other future legislation.  It also identifies challenges facing Indian nations in exercising such authority and how some Indian nations are moving forward to increase their capacity to safeguard Native women in their communities.  The report concludes with ten recommendations aimed at ending violence against Native women and girls and strengthening the ability of Indian nations to address this crisis.  We hope that the report will guide the Center, and perhaps others, in better assisting Indian and Alaska Native nations to make their communities safe places.

 


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Jacqueline Keeler's curator insight, January 1, 2014 4:16 PM

"Native women and girls are not safe.  Violence against them has reached epidemic levels in Indian country and Alaska Native villages ─ rates 2½ times higher than violence against any other group of women in the United States.  One in three Native women will be raped in her lifetime, and six in ten will be physically assaulted.  The murder rate for Native women is ten times the national average on some reservations. "

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CENSORED NEWS: In Memorial: Listen to Charlie Hill at AIM's 40 Year Reunion

CENSORED NEWS: In Memorial: Listen to Charlie Hill at AIM's 40 Year Reunion | Native American and Indigenous Literatures and Representations | Scoop.it

Oneida Comedian Charlie Hill appeared on stage with Keith Secola during the American Indian Movement’s 40 Year Reunion in November of 2008.Charlie Hill’s memories span the great events and great heroes of the American Indian Movement.


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Jacqueline Keeler's curator insight, January 7, 2014 10:38 PM
Hill said AIM brought to the forefront the realities of treaty rights and sovereignty, and galvanized the hearts, adding that American Indians hold the answers.“We have the owner’s manual."“We’re the ones who can fix this country”HIll said there needs to be more women in the forefront of the movement at the gatherings.“The strength of the community is women.”