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Actor's history of domestic violence brought to light as Indian Horse opens in theatres across Canada | CBC News

Actor's history of domestic violence brought to light as Indian Horse opens in theatres across Canada | CBC News | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
"He was threatening to kill me as he was beating me," said Rope, recalling the night when she says Strongheart beat her in his Regina home after flying into a jealous rage. Rope says Strongheart was subsequently charged, convicted and sentenced on two counts of assault causing bodily harm.

He spent 18 months in custody. Six months in a Regina correctional facility and one year at the Willow Creek Healing Lodge. 
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Confronting the ‘Native Harvey Weinsteins’

Confronting the ‘Native Harvey Weinsteins’ | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
When Indigenous women are harassed at work, gaps in tribal law can leave them in a precarious gray area.
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What The F**k, Sherman? by Cliff Taylor

What The F**k, Sherman? by Cliff Taylor | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
I think Sherman is still a hero of sorts of mine because there’s no denying the real impact his work has had on my life and the lives of so many others but those energies that move in us when we think of our heroes have certainly cooled down within me in his regard. I look up to him for his writing but now simultaneously have his failings and the harm he’s caused who knows how many women mixed in, like some birdshit in my coffee, with my feelings about him as well. He’s still a hero of mine but smaller now, chopped down some, kind of sad, with more dimensionality, and complex truth and brokenness to him than I’ll ever be able to overlook or forget.

I wonder what he’ll write next but I kind of care less.
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Why Reading Sherman Alexie Was Never Enough by Jacqueline Keeler —

Why Reading Sherman Alexie Was Never Enough by Jacqueline Keeler — | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
As the #MeToo spotlight moves to Indian Country, epidemic violence against Native women meets tokenism in publishing.
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Sherman Alexie Postpones Memoir's Paperback Release Amid Sexual Harassment Claims : The Two-Way : NPR

Sherman Alexie Postpones Memoir's Paperback Release Amid Sexual Harassment Claims : The Two-Way : NPR | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
After several women have accused Alexie of sexual harassment, his publisher says it's shelving its plans to release You Don't Have to Say You Love Me in paperback, at the author's request.
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What these women couldn’t say publicly about Sherman Alexie until now | KUOW News and Information

What these women couldn’t say publicly about Sherman Alexie until now | KUOW News and Information | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Several women who have accused author Sherman Alexie of sexual harassment have now gone public with their stories. As this story unfolds, it’s stirring
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What Do the Allegations Against Sherman Alexie Mean for Native Literature?

White writers and scholars may find themselves wondering, “who should we get to replace him?” They may not even realize that this question highlights the gates that tend to surround Native lit, their complicity in maintaining them, and the consequences of their actions — actions which are akin to literary colonialism.
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‘He's Poisonous’ Women Go Public Regarding Sherman Alexie Sexual Harassment Allegations

‘He's Poisonous’ Women Go Public Regarding Sherman Alexie Sexual Harassment Allegations | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Wurth told NPR, “He’s kind of taking my clothes off and kissing me… and I’m kind of like stock still, trying to convince myself this is OK. It’s not working, and eventually I say, because I am kind of scared of this situation, ‘I’m a virgin.’ But it got really weird, because then he’s still trying to work me over, and I’m just stock still, and I think at that point, in my opinion, he realized that if he wanted to have sex with me he would have to violate me, he’d have to rape me. And he did stop.”
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We need more Native literary giants than Sherman Alexie — High Country News

We need more Native literary giants than Sherman Alexie — High Country News | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
In the wake of sexual harassment allegations, a look beyond the influential writer.
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Sherman Alexie and the Longest Running #MeToo Movement in History

Sherman Alexie and the Longest Running #MeToo Movement in History | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Although we’ve been yelling about this for a long time, the non-Native world has only recently begun to listen. In the legacy media, perhaps fueled by public attention garnered by the #MeToo movement, our high rates of sexual violence are covered as though they are a recent epidemic.

In fact, one might describe our story as the longest running #MeToo movement in U.S. history; our movement, however, predates social media by about 150 years.
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"Although we’ve been yelling about this for a long time, the non-Native world has only recently begun to listen. In the legacy media, perhaps fueled by public attention garnered by the #MeToo movement, our high rates of sexual violence are covered as though they are a recent epidemic. In fact, one might describe our story as the longest running #MeToo movement in U.S. history; our movement, however, predates social media by about 150 years."
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king5.com | Northwest writer Sherman Alexie responds to sexual misconduct allegations

king5.com | Northwest writer Sherman Alexie responds to sexual misconduct allegations | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
The Seattle National Book Award winner acknowledged he had "done things that have harmed other people."
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Multiple News Outlets Are Investigating Allegations Against Sherman Alexie - Slog

Multiple News Outlets Are Investigating Allegations Against Sherman Alexie - Slog | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Several outlets may be working on a story.
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Allegations Inspire Critical Reexamination of Sherman Alexie's Politics

Allegations Inspire Critical Reexamination of Sherman Alexie's Politics | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Famed Native American author Sherman Alexie has been accused of sexual harassment by numerous accusers. The allegations first came to light based on an anonymous survey produced by Anne Ursu of Medium.com. The fallout from the allegations against Alexie on social media is damning. Numerous accusers are coming forward and many readers are now rejecting his work. Reservation devastation As
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Rejecting the Solutrean hypothesis: the first peoples in the Americas were not from Europe | Science | The Guardian

Rejecting the Solutrean hypothesis: the first peoples in the Americas were not from Europe | Science | The Guardian | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
First, in addition to the scientific problems with the Solutrean hypothesis which I’ll discuss shortly, it’s important to note that it has overt political and cultural implications in denying that Native Americans are the only indigenous peoples of the continents. The notion that the ancestors of Native Americans were not the first or only people on the continent has great popularity among white nationalists, who see it as a means of denying Native Americans an ancestral claim on their land. Indeed, although this particular iteration is new, the idea behind the Solutrean hypothesis is part of a long tradition of Europeans trying to insert themselves into American prehistory; justifying colonialism by claiming that Native Americans were not capable of creating the diverse and sophisticated material culture of the Americas.
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Amid #MeToo, Journalists Shouldn't Commodify Women's Pain

Amid #MeToo, Journalists Shouldn't Commodify Women's Pain | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Alexie is within his rights to challenge his accusers, and, thanks to his fame, Alexie's public statement is news. The question is whether journalists must accept the word "apology" for something that is clearly not an apology. The bulk of this statement is an attack followed by a denial of specific types of harms. An apology involves contrition, repentance, and plans for seeking restitution and forgiveness. But thanks to sympathetic coverage, Alexie, the accused, was able to shape the media response while his accusers gathered their courage to speak on the record. It might have even worked to silence them, had they felt less strength in their numbers.
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AILA Rescinds Sherman Alexie’s 2008 YA Book of the Year Award

AILA Rescinds Sherman Alexie’s 2008 YA Book of the Year Award | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
In a bold move, the American Indian Literature Association (AILA) is rescinding Sherman Alexie's 2008 YA Book of the Year Award "to send an unequivocal message that Alexie’s actions are
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Guest Writer - Arne Vainio, M.D.; The Promise of a Warrior

Guest Writer - Arne Vainio, M.D.; The Promise of a Warrior | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
                                                          Introduction   Today’s guest writer is Arne Vainio, M.D. Arne is an enrolled member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe in Northern Minnesota and has been a family practicing physician for over 21 years. Arne is of …
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break: Sherman Alexie declines literary award

break: Sherman Alexie declines literary award | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — Sherman Alexie has declined the Carnegie Medal he received last month, the American Library Association told The Associated Press on Friday. Alexie w
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Sherman Alexie caused hurt even before sexual harassment scandal

Sherman Alexie caused hurt even before sexual harassment scandal | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
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It’s Official: Indian Country Today Is Back In Business

It’s Official: Indian Country Today Is Back In Business | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Indian Country Today is back! Announcing its first two powerhouse full-time staffers, Editor Mark Trahant and Associate Editor Vincent Schilling
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Sherman Alexie's Accusers Go On The Record: 'It Just Felt Very Wrong' : NPR

Sherman Alexie's Accusers Go On The Record: 'It Just Felt Very Wrong' : NPR | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
"It's a story about power, and abuse of power," says Jeanine Walker, one of three women who came forward on the record, and whose stories NPR has corroborated with several sources. In all, ten women spoke to NPR about Alexie — who is a married man. Most of the women wanted to remain anonymous, but a clear pattern emerged: The women reported behavior ranging from inappropriate comments both in private and in public, to flirting that veered suddenly into sexual territory, unwanted sexual advances and consensual sexual relations that ended abruptly. The women said Alexie had traded on his literary celebrity to lure them into uncomfortable sexual situations.
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Sherman Alexie Called Out For Sexual Misconduct For Over A Twenty-Year Period

Sherman Alexie Called Out For Sexual Misconduct For Over A Twenty-Year Period | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Sherman Alexie has been accused of sexual predatory behavior and sexual harassment by several dozen women.
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Litsa Dremousis Responds To Sherman Alexie's Statement - Slog

Litsa Dremousis Responds To Sherman Alexie's Statement - Slog | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Seattle author confirms past sexual relationship with Alexie, but denies writing on his wife's Facebook wall.
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Sherman Alexie addresses the sexual-misconduct allegations that have led to fallout

Sherman Alexie addresses the sexual-misconduct allegations that have led to fallout | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
Author Sherman Alexie issued a statement acknowledging that he’s hurt people over the years, addressing for the first time anonymous accusations of harassment that have swirled for days and that prompted a college to take his name off a scholarship.
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Sherman Alexie stays silent after being accused of sexual harassment

Sherman Alexie stays silent after being accused of sexual harassment | Biidaajimowin Baakiiginigan | Scoop.it
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