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Wisdom of Elders

Wisdom of Elders | Native view | Scoop.it
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Many times little is spoken but when the message is heard it is profound wisdom. Truth and Reconciliation is needed.

Trail of Tears Descendant    Shawn Wright

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...and this is that time...

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Cherokee Museums Prepare for Cherokee National Holiday

Cherokee Museums Prepare for Cherokee National Holiday | Native view | Scoop.it
Published August 22, 2017 Free admission offered Sept. 1-3 TAHLEQUAH– Cherokee Nation museums and gift shops are gearing up for the 65th Annual Cherokee National Holiday Sept. 1-3. The official 201…
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I invite all family and friends to join me around the drum in celebration and thanksgiving. This is like the 4th of July for Cherokee. 
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A Call for President Trump to Resign (1 of 2): Indiscriminate Attacks

A Call for President Trump to Resign (1 of 2): Indiscriminate Attacks | Native view | Scoop.it
Commentary Publsihed August 11, 2017 Part 1 of 2 The United States of America has a history of extreme, indiscriminate, military violence resulting in the mass killing of civilians. This is most ev…
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Bullies always use fight and intimidation to get their way. No wonder our children are bullied at school - they have no adult examples to teach them how to react to a foul mouthed thug.
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What Happens When Poor Kids Are Taught Society Is Fair

What Happens When Poor Kids Are Taught Society Is Fair | Native view | Scoop.it
A new study finds that believing society is fair can lead disadvantaged adolescents to act out and engage in risky behavior.
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News flash for some reality check for others.
"System justification is a distinctively American notion, Godfrey said, built on myths used to justify inequities, like “If you just work hard enough you can pull yourself up by your bootstraps … it’s just a matter of motivation and talent and grit.” Yet, as she and her colleagues discovered, these beliefs can be a liability for disadvantaged adolescents once their identity as a member of a marginalized group begins to gel—and once they become keenly aware of how institutional discrimination disadvantages them and their group." Its not just kids that feel this pressure either. 
Though our American prisons are full there is little that is just or provides justice in the US.
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Incorporation Of Traditional Knowledge Into Geoscience Education: An Effective Method Of Native American Instruction « Journal of Sustainability Education

Incorporation Of Traditional Knowledge Into Geoscience Education: An Effective Method Of Native American Instruction « Journal of Sustainability Education | Native view | Scoop.it
Here we present a place-based culturally competent Geoscience Education Program (GEP) implemented in an Alaska Native (AN) community, in which we coupled Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines. The GEP was built upon collaborations with the school district, tribal government, community, and a National Science and Technology Center engaging K-12 students about relevant environmental topics of interest to the tribal community, such as the health of local riverine and coastal ecosystems. Our pedagogical approach promoted learning rooted in local history, culture, and language while encouraging students to build STEM expertise. This paper describes a successful Geoscience Education Research project using bioassessment of coastal marine habitats with shipworms as an indicator organism to monitor the health of coastal resources. As an authentic research project, the study not only produced real-world data that substantially benefited the tribal community, but also a novel scientific finding – that shipworms may facilitate bioassessment of marine environments.
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Well worth a second and third look.
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Muscogee Nation welcomes decision affirming the boundaries of its reservation

Muscogee Nation welcomes decision affirming the boundaries of its reservation | Native view | Scoop.it
Native American news, information and entertainment.
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Here's one most have yet to hear about that is/and likely will change the order of things in Oklahoma and indeed the USA. 

Something very big has just occurred. Perhaps our native children and grandchildren will reenact the day as a new kind of thanksgiving holiday for Native peoples all over Oklahoma and in truth all over the United States herself.

Read the ruling and tests applied by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in this death penalty case. Let the courts ruling sink in for just a moment and now consider its meaning and the changes this indicates are due to take place. Let your mind drift to understand what jurisdiction this ruling says the state must abide by and whose rules no longer have any effect. Now amplify that ruling for the Creek and think about the 27 or 28 nations that have boundary claim within Oklahoma. Who's tax should a business pay who is located within an intact reservation? If that nation remains in tact then it operates outside of the states jurisdiction. It would owe federal tax but not state and likely would owe tribal tax - what about all the tax now illegally collected and used from 1903 (State hood) until now? How much authority the governor has is in great question at the moment for most of the land her authority would preside over just disappeared. This is the current law of the land unless the Supreme Court agrees to hear the case.

Yes Congress can control the future - just not change the past - they can only deal with courts ruling of right wrong and what the courts decree are a just remedy for the money's and resources extracted and removed from "reservations" over the past 114 years. I would see both Oklahoma and the BIA as guardian on the hook for untold millions is restoration funds yet to be litigated - but certainly not far off.
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Protecting Lakota culture with science, tech, engineering & math | Vaughn Vargas | TEDxRapidCity

Native Americans have been larger absent from the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. University student and Lakota Vaughn Varga
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I love seeing what the young will do with the tools available to them. 
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After 40 years of litigation, appeals court rules again in tribal boundary lawsuit

After 40 years of litigation, appeals court rules again in tribal boundary lawsuit | Native view | Scoop.it
SALT LAKE CITY -- A federal appeals court expressed frustration at issuing 40 years worth of legal opinions on tribal boundary lawsuits, only to have the cases keep coming back. "We’re beginning to think we have an inkling of Sisyphus’s fate," the court wrote in an opinion issued Tuesday.
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Government Hospitals Are Failing Native Americans

Government Hospitals Are Failing Native Americans | Native view | Scoop.it
Sens. John Barrasso and John Thune write about the sorry state of the Indian Health Service: Mismanagement at clinics for veterans makes news, but the IHS is just as bad.
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How a Utah county silenced Native American voters — and how Navajos are fighting back

How a Utah county silenced Native American voters — and how Navajos are fighting back | Native view | Scoop.it
A series of lawsuits could help counteract decades of racist practices.
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A little insight into Americas racial hatred of her first peoples.
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Why so many Americans think they're part Cherokee

Why so many Americans think they're part Cherokee | Native view | Scoop.it
Many Americans think they have Cherokee blood, and that it makes them more American, but in most cases, they are wrong.
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As good an explanation as I can fathom.
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An Exhaustive Photo Series of Native American Life

An Exhaustive Photo Series of Native American Life | Native view | Scoop.it
Edward Curtis traveled America documenting traditional Native American life, although his work provides a very subjective view.
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ContinueOn! The struggle for Truth!

ContinueOn!    The struggle for Truth! | Native view | Scoop.it
Native Americans Misrepresented in the History Books I became angry to learn that the history I was taught in schools were just shaded bits of truth to actual false fabrications of a propaganda
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Cherokee National Youth Choir Nominated for Three Native American Music Awards

Cherokee National Youth Choir Nominated for Three Native American Music Awards | Native view | Scoop.it
Published September 9, 2017 Choir competing by public vote for Group of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Pop Recording TAHLEQUAH — The Cherokee National Youth Choir is competing for three Nati…
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A Call for President Trump to Resign (2 of 2): The Destructive Role of Christendom

A Call for President Trump to Resign (2 of 2): The Destructive Role of Christendom | Native view | Scoop.it
Commentary Published August 12, 2017 Part 2 of 2 Throughout its history, the United States of America has considered itself to be an extension of a medieval institution known as Christendom. And it…
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Truth - Amen. 
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Firm behind Dakota Access pipeline faces intense scrutiny for series of leaks

Firm behind Dakota Access pipeline faces intense scrutiny for series of leaks | Native view | Scoop.it
Documents suggest that a major spill from the Rover pipeline in Ohio described as 2m gallons of ‘drilling fluids’ might now be more than twice as large
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When will the American public take control of their country back from corporate America? Before its too late I hope. 
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Rare Solar Eclispse Offers Chance to Share Cherokee Heritage

Rare Solar Eclispse Offers Chance to Share Cherokee Heritage | Native view | Scoop.it
  Guest Commentary Published August 14, 2017 Cherokees have long had origin stories to explain natural phenomena that happen in the world, including in the water, the earth and the sky. As we …
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Cherokee Nation Celebrates 65th Cherokee National Holiday in September

Cherokee Nation Celebrates 65th Cherokee National Holiday in September | Native view | Scoop.it
Published July 29, 2017 TAHLEQUAH — The Cherokee Nation will host the 65th Cherokee National Holiday this Labor Day weekend when more than 100,000 visitors travel to Tahlequah to experience the ann…
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What Amy Goodman’s Arrest Warrant Means for the Dakota Access Pipeline and Free Speech

What Amy Goodman’s Arrest Warrant Means for the Dakota Access Pipeline and Free Speech | Native view | Scoop.it
The arrest warrant for Amy Goodman sets an alarming precedent that cannot be ignored.
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Amy Goodman is a hero to be celebrated and not a criminal to be targeted. The ND Governor and Attorney General have made a mockery of civil liberty and justice in their state and this is plain for all to see. So plain even the US government was awoke from its slumber to add weight to the unbalanced scale of justice. The problem as it always seems to be is that good judgment is blinded by big money, contributions both public and private to fuel greed in the hearts of otherwise fair men. 
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Greedy Europeans.... always have been / they dont believe that they r the prob..... they think they r the solution / they forget there are stronger pwrs than mankind; they r allowed to exist
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Anger Simmers in Charlotte as 2 Narratives of Police Shooting Take Hold

Anger Simmers in Charlotte as 2 Narratives of Police Shooting Take Hold | Native view | Scoop.it
The city braced for more unrest after the police said they had found a gun that a black man was said to have brandished in front of officers, contradicting accounts from the man’s family.
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This post is of a tragic nature, I have not seen video footage of this killing its not yet available but I have seen the footage for the Tulsa killing the article mentions. I agree in both cases the "suspects" did not follow police commands. But is execution a correct response?  I missed that part in the Bill of Rights that said not obeying authority was one of the few capital offences in the land of freedom. In fact I always thought that a capital "death" punishment came after a jury of 12 peers had recommended a death sentence and not for disobeying a cop or perhaps being deft or mentally confused or a host of other reasons I could theorize.

          My son and I have discussed what I call Color Killing on several occasions as statically Native American's are far more likely to be killed at a traffic stop than any other race. My son Cody Ryan Wrights thought merit further discussion, a wide and deep discussion so I hope to begin that discussion today.

           Cody Ryan Wright Round Rock Texas wrote:

 "I wish people would recognize a larger part of the problem is unbridled police power. Absolutely racism and prejudice are key factors, but that is only an accessory to the danger which is unlimited authority with zero accountability. Without power racists are confined to words. No person should be constantly trained to unrealistically fear for their lives and then be given a gun and set loose in highly stressful situations such law enforcement and then given an omnipotent hall pass for any action they may take. Immediate reform should include... Reign in rules of engagement (Our men and women fighting in wars against foreign enemies have much more strict ROE's) Disarm neighborhood patrols (focus training on deescalating conflict and emergency first response and used as such rather than propagating the "Police as Crimefighters" myth and reinforcing their fear), because I believe most racism is born from fear and inferiority. Create independent review boards. (Police hide behind a very real thin blue line of silence that has entrenched itself in gang like fashion so that even the "Good Cops" wouldn't dare speak out against a fellow officer regardless of circumstance, and this extends to the DA and internal investigations.) Unifying behind a call for major police reform, that's how we save lives."


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Native Americans bring oil pipeline fight to Washington

Native Americans bring oil pipeline fight to Washington | Native view | Scoop.it
Members of the Sioux nation came to the nation's capital to fight a $3.8B pipeline project.
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They have never asked for much. Just to live in peace on their own land in their own way. But even in 2016 the nation sees profit in the scraps of land left to them.

Will we as Americans ever do what is moral, just, and honorable toward Native America?

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On the Shameful and Skewed ‘Redskins’ Poll

On the Shameful and Skewed ‘Redskins’ Poll | Native view | Scoop.it
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.
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It has been said stats don't lie but this piece shows liars can slant and stack the stats.
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Cherokee Nation chief tells ‘racist’ Trump to stop calling Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’

Cherokee Nation chief tells ‘racist’ Trump to stop calling Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’ | Native view | Scoop.it
Cherokee Nation chief tells ‘racist’ Trump to stop calling Elizabeth Warren ‘Pochahontas’ https://t.co/POz6YtSv1b
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10 Horrific Native American Massacres - Listverse

10 Horrific Native American Massacres - Listverse | Native view | Scoop.it
The first 100 years or so of the United States' existence was filled with travesties like the Civil War and the enormous slave trade which flourished in th
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I will add another the Trail of Tears" forced march event that exterminated 1/4 to 1/3 of the Cherokee population.
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Mona Island caves shed light on dialogue between Europeans and Native Americans | PerfScience

Mona Island caves shed light on dialogue between Europeans and Native Americans | PerfScience | Native view | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have discovered evidence as to how the first generations of Europeans in the Americas have mingled with indigenous population.
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The more that is learned about Chris Columbus the more one must question the practice of America celebrating a genocidal pedophilia that never stepped foot onto Americans main land soil - thank God!
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Most Students Have No Clue What Accurate Native American History Looks Like

Most Students Have No Clue What Accurate Native American History Looks Like | Native view | Scoop.it
"They're re-learning history. When we talk about Thanksgiving -- they're wrestling with these stories that they grew up with."
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