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Meet the Native American Rachel Dolezal

5 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Andrea Smith is a Native American activist and academic hailed for her Cherokee heritage. One small problem: She's not Cherokee.

Native American tribe in California considers buying gun maker Colt

12 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A Native American tribe in California is looking to make a bid for Colt Holding Co, the 179-year-old gun manufacturer, according to a tribal attorney. “Colt is an iconic business and we’re sort of intensely interested in helping a business like that,” Drew Ryce, attorney for the...

Native American given less than 2 gallons of water while jailed 13 days over bad check — and now he’s dead

16 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A Native American man starved to death while jailed 13 days over a bad check in Washington. An autopsy showed that Keaton Farris died April 7 of dehydration and malnutrition after nearly two weeks in the Island County Jail, reported Natives in America. Relatives hired a detective to investigate his...

The 29 Elected Officials Who Can't Handle the Truth: Which WA Legislators Voted No on Native History in Public Schools

THE NATIVE AMERICAN MOUNT RUSHMORE Seattle artist Andrew Morrison made this painting in 2012, featuring, from left, Geronimo, Chief Joseph, "Old Cheyenne" (the name applied to a famous image of a Cheyenne man), and Princess Angelina, Chief Seattle's daughter. Show More Summary

New rules could make it easier for Indian tribes to obtain federal recognition

The Obama administration is making it easier for some Indian tribes to obtain federal recognition, addressing a longstanding grievance of many Native Americans. Continue reading ? The post New rules could make it easier for Indian tribes to obtain federal recognition appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

As The Recent Met Show Proves, Museums Need To Step It Up Around Native Art

“That a show of that size and scope wouldn’t include Native American curatorial partners is indicative of a museum system that has for centuries seen Indigenous people as subjects. In the United States, where most of the large encyclopedic art museums were formed in the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries, legacies […]

Teaching Tribal History Is Now Required in Washington's Public Schools. Next: Getting Teachers to Embrace the Idea.

TEACHING THE TRUTH: Educator Shana Brown, in front of Broadview Thomson School in North Seattle. With a shoestring budget, she’s helping lead the push for accurate Native American history in Washington’s public schools. Kelly O WhenShow More Summary

Comparative Siouan Dictionary.

This is another of those things that makes me remember why I got into historical linguistics; Lameen Souag posts about a wonderful resource that’s finally online: A key document in Native American philology which has been circulating in samizdat form for decades is finally online and searchable: the multi-authored Comparative Siouan Dictionary (as noted by […]

The Atlantic Monthly’s Defense of Disney’s Pocahontas is Indefensible

Native Americans often have to contend with depictions of themselves that serve others needs and desires. Debbie Reese responds to The Atlantic Monthly‘s latest defense of that practice — As I read Sophie Gilbert’s article in The Atlantic, “In Defense of Pocahontas: Disney’s Most Radical Heroine” my first reaction to Gilbert’s article was anger. Show More Summary

God and Marriage Equality

In the late nineteen-fifties, Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter met and fell in love amid the sleepy small towns and picturesque horse farms of Virginia’s Caroline County. Loving was white and Jeter black (as well as Native American), which meant that the state’s Racial Integrity Act of 1924 forbade them from marrying each other. Show More Summary

Univ. of Idaho moves to cover up ‘ahistorical’ mural depicting lynching of Native American

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The University of Idaho intends to cover with fabric a pair of controversial murals in a historic Boise building that depict the lynching of a Native American man by two white settlers armed with a rifle and stick. The masking of the murals comes as the university based in the Idaho city of Moscow...

Oregon exhibit delves into the shadowy, surprising history of Alcatraz

The 19-month Native American occupation of Alcatraz will be the focus of an upcoming exhibit on an Oregon Indian reservation.

NFL's Redskins Urge Judge to Restore Trademarks in Slur Fight

Lawyers for the NFL's Washington Redskins urged a U.S. federal judge on Tuesday to reinstate six trademark registrations that were canceled last year for being offensive to Native Americans.

Does Supreme Court ruling on Confederate license plates bolster case against Redskins trademark?

Lawyers for the Native Americans battling the Washington Redskins over the team’s trademark argued in federal court Tuesday that their case has been boosted by a major Supreme Court decision on Confederate flag license plates. The Supreme...Show More Summary

Native American teens commit suicide at alarmingly high rate

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Native American communities continue to suffer heartbreaking teen suicide rates. The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs is committing funds to help a school on the Pine Ridge Lakota reservation in South Dakota, which was recently struck by four student suicides. Read the rest

Family Goes Camping, CPS Takes the Kids

A family from Michigan just found out the hard way that, according to Child Protective Services, it really does take a village.  They went for an extended camping trip and CPS took their kids.  If mom hadn’t been a Native American – Indian, thank you – the kids would still be in the custody of the state. Show More Summary

UC San Diego reaching out to Native American youths

UC San Diego has stepped up efforts to promote college culture among Native Americans under a new partnership with the Sycuan and Viejas tribes as the university seeks to boost enrollment in underrepresented communities.

Comparative Siouan Dictionary

A key document in Native American philology which has been circulating in samizdat form for decades is finally online and searchable: the multi-authored Comparative Siouan Dictionary (as noted by Guillaume Jacques). Named for the last...Show More Summary

Domestic Abusers Have Gone Unpunished in Native American Country — Until Now

last weekNews : Vice News

There was nothing Michael Valenzuela could do about it. Nobody could, really. The victim was a tribal member living on the reservation and dating a non-Native man with an abusive streak as deep as it was vicious. Back in the 1990s Valenzuela...Show More Summary

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