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Stand Watie - Cherokee

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Sand Creek Massacre

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The Sand Creek Massacre (November 29th 1864) took place in Colorado, then a western territory of the US, now a state. US Army Colonel John Chivington had at least 105 women and children and 28 men ...

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Connecting the dots between historic oppression, and murder to modern day oppression,  and murder. 


What's in common: Euro-Americans oppressing in the past and now. Euro-Americans not punished for murdering in the past and now. 


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Natives Against Redsk*ns

Natives Against Redsk*ns | 500 Nations | Scoop.it
This list represents American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, First Nations, and other Indigenous Peoples who believe that the name of the Washington DC football team is offensive and needs...
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ECP - Rulan Tangen - Dancing Earth - YouTube

Earth Chronicles Project - New Mexico An Interview with Rulan Tangen - Dancing Earth Creations This is just one of the 14 segments that make up our ECP-NM Pr...
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Is it time for a Native Bechdel Test?

Is it time for a Native Bechdel Test? | 500 Nations | Scoop.it

 

Three weeks ago*, the MacArthur foundation announced this year’s crop of “genius grant” award winners, which honored the incredible Native feminist and activist Sarah Deer, as well as 20 other amazing (and amazingly diverse) folks. Among that group was Alison Bechdel, a comic artist and author, but more commonly known for her creation of what we now call the “Bechdel Test.”


The Bechdel test is a simple test to evaluate films (and other media) for portrayals of women. To pass the test, a film must have:


1) Two female characters (some variations of the test say that they must have names, which is fair I think)

2) Who talk to each other

3) About something other than a man

 

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White tears and aggressive Indians: Native activists on the Daily Show

White tears and aggressive Indians: Native activists on the Daily Show | 500 Nations | Scoop.it
A couple weeks ago, a stellar, amazing group of my Native activist friends, colleagues, internet-friends, and people-I-wish-were-my-friends gathered in DC for a taping of the Daily Show (see photo ...
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I Deserve Justice: Native Women From Alaska - 5 Part Series

I Deserve Justice: Native Women From Alaska - 5 Part Series | 500 Nations | Scoop.it
This September, as world leaders make their way to the United Nations for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, five brave Alaska Native women are traveling to New York to ask the world to...
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4 Ways to Honor Native Americans Without Appropriating Our Culture

4 Ways to Honor Native Americans Without Appropriating Our Culture | 500 Nations | Scoop.it

Taté Walker asks people and institutions to stop profiting from stereotypes proven to harm and dehumanize Native people.


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‘Who Speaks Wukchumni?’

‘Who Speaks Wukchumni?’ | 500 Nations | Scoop.it
This short documentary profiles the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni, a Native American language, and her creation of a comprehensive dictionary.
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Alaska becomes the second state to officially recognize indigenous languages

Alaska becomes the second state to officially recognize indigenous languages | 500 Nations | Scoop.it
Dedicated supporters staged a 15 hour sit-in until the early this morning, when the Alaska Senate passed the measure on an 18-2 vote.

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Changing the Way We See Native Americans

 

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In 2013 Matika Wilbur took on a project of massive scope: to photograph members of each Federally recognized tribe in the United States. "My dream," Wilbur says, "is that our children are given images that are more useful, truthful, and beautiful." 


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Finally a Music Festival Bans Native American Headdresses

Finally a Music Festival Bans Native American Headdresses | 500 Nations | Scoop.it
A line has been drawn in the sand over Native American cultural appropriation in the music industry.
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CA Indian Leaders Discuss Lasting Effects of the Gold, Greed and Genocide Era

CA Indian Leaders Discuss Lasting Effects of the Gold, Greed and Genocide Era | 500 Nations | Scoop.it

 

"Though often romanticized in textbooks, the Gold Rush era is remembered by many California Indians as a time their ancestors fought for survival"

 

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Alaska Native Language Bill Becomes Law

Alaska Native Language Bill Becomes Law | 500 Nations | Scoop.it

 

Alaska Native languages are officially recognized in the state of Alaska. Here are some photos I took at the momentous event.


Alaska Native languages HB 216 was signed into law by the governor on October 23 in Anchorage. 



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Ho-Chunk Citizen Kathy Hopinkah Hannan Selected to be Girl Scouts President

Ho-Chunk Citizen Kathy Hopinkah Hannan Selected to be Girl Scouts President | 500 Nations | Scoop.it
Ho-Chunk Citizen Kathy Hopinkah Hannan Selected to be Girl Scouts President
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Navajo tribe disqualifies presidential candidate over language fluency

Navajo tribe disqualifies presidential candidate over language fluency | 500 Nations | Scoop.it
Officials try to test Chris Deschene’s Navajo fluency to confirm he meets law’s requirement but he refuses to answer questions
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Football Fan Threatens to "Fucking Cut" Native American

Football Fan Threatens to "Fucking Cut" Native American | 500 Nations | Scoop.it

 

[A] blonde little wisp of a girl completely freaked me out as I waited in line for the bathroom. "Is that shirt supposed to be funny?" she asked motioning to my satirical"Caucasians" T-shirt. And then she said, "I'll fucking cut you." Actually, she didn't scare me so much as the wannabe linebackers standing behind her who looked like they wanted to make good on her threat.


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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls | Windspeaker - AMMSA: Indigenous news, issues and culture.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls | Windspeaker - AMMSA: Indigenous news, issues and culture. | 500 Nations | Scoop.it
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Redskin: Indigenous Art and Identity

Redskin: Indigenous Art and Identity | 500 Nations | Scoop.it
A Pop-Up Solo Exhibition and Performance by Indigenous Artist Gregg Deal
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Native History: To Make Winter Survival Difficult, Army Slaughters 900 Horses

Native History: To Make Winter Survival Difficult, Army Slaughters 900 Horses | 500 Nations | Scoop.it
Approximately 900 horses belonging to tribes along what is now the Idaho/Washington border were needlessly slaughtered in 1858.
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Five-Year-Old Navajo Boy Denied Admission on First Day of School Because His Hair is Too Long

Five-Year-Old Navajo Boy Denied Admission on First Day of School Because His Hair is Too Long | 500 Nations | Scoop.it


Five-Year-Old Navajo Boy Denied Admission on First Day of School Because His Hair is Too Long

 

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SD Police Say Tazing 8-Year-Old Native Girl Was Justified, Family Sues

SD Police Say Tazing 8-Year-Old Native Girl Was Justified, Family Sues | 500 Nations | Scoop.it

 

The family of an 8-year-old Native American girl who was tazed by police in October is suing while the Pierre Police Department say it was justified.

 

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VIDEO - A THUNDER-BEING NATION - The Oglala Lakota of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

 

The journey of the Oglala Lakota of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, from their origins through to their contemporary life. The most comprehensive look at an Indian Reservation in a documentary made over 13 years by international award winning film-maker Steven Lewis Simpson director of Rez Bomb.


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How The Washington Football Team Creates A Hostile Environment For Native American Students

How The Washington Football Team Creates A Hostile Environment For Native American Students | 500 Nations | Scoop.it

 

WASHINGTON -- Much of the debate over whether to keep the Washington football team's name has centered around whether it's actually offensive to Native Americans. Owner Dan Snyder has searched high and low to find American Indians who aren't put off by the term "Redskins" as justification for keeping it.


But according to Erik Stegman, an author of a new report on Native mascots and team names, that discussion misses the point.


"This entire debate is being spun in the wrong direction, and it doesn't really matter whether or not one Native person you talk to supports or doesn't," Stegman said in an interview with The Huffington Post. "When you have kids in schools who are getting harassed, who are feeling a lack of self-worth because they themselves have become a mascot for someone else, I think that's really what the point is all about. We need to stop having this debate over which Native people are offended because it's a ridiculous debate."


Stegman is associate director of the Half in Ten Education Fund at the progressive Center for American Progress. Previously, he served as majority staff counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. He and Victoria Phillips, a professor at American University Washington College of Law, argue in a report published Tuesday that derogatory team names create an "unwelcome and hostile learning environment" for Native students that "directly results in lower self-esteem and mental health" for these adolescents and young adults.

 

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Interactive Time-Lapse Map Shows How the U.S. Took More Than 1.5 Billion Acres From Native Americans

Interactive Time-Lapse Map Shows How the U.S. Took More Than 1.5 Billion Acres From Native Americans | 500 Nations | Scoop.it

 

This interactive map, produced by University of Georgia historian Claudio Saunt to accompany his new book West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776, offers a time-lapse vision of the transfer of Indian land between 1776 and 1887. As blue “Indian homelands” disappear, small red areas appear, indicating the establishment of reservations.  (Above is a GIF of the map's time-lapse display; visit the map's page to play with its features.) 



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