PARIS (AP) — The Native American Hopi tribe took a Paris auction house to court Tuesday to try to block the upcoming sale of 32 sacred tribal masks, arguing they are "bitterly opposed" to the use as merchandise of sacred objects that represent their ancestral spirits.
So much for Native American Heritage Month. Today is Native American Heritage Day, the culmination of Native American Heritage Month, established in 1991. It always comes the day after Thanksgiving, which Indians in New England commemorate at Plymouth, Massachusetts, as a Day of National Mourning. Show More Summary
What's the SNAFU?[I]n Wisconsin... a Democratic governor and a legislature dominated by Democratic majorities in both houses passed a bill in 2009 that opened the door to force dozens of schools to change their Native American names.... Show More Summary
Fri November 29, 2013 Native American Heritage Day: Remembering and Moving Forward VITAMIN W Staff The traditional narrative of Thanksgiving as generous settlers and helpful natives isn't the memory for millions of people in the United States. Show More Summary
New MSNBC host Ronan Farrow, son of Mia Farrow, decided to celebrate Thanksgiving the wrong way on Thursday, tweeting out that the holiday was in fact a celebration of genocide against Native Americans: Thanksgiving: because genocide is a lot more festive 392 years after the fact. Show More Summary
The following post was originally published on November 2012:Today is the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. and it is generally believed that the first Thanksgiving feast took part between the Pilgrims and native Americans in Massachusetts in 1621. Show More Summary
In Plymouth, Massachusetts there stands a memorial for Native Americans, for whom Thanksgiving is a reminder of the genocide their people have endured.
The story goes: in 1621, Squanto taught Pilgrims how to survive and farm in the new world. After the Pilgrims' first successful harvest, they had a big feast to thank the Native Americans for helping them not die and probably apologize for the smallpox. It turns out that's not so much the story of the first Thanksgiving as a Thanksgiving.
There were the Pilgrims and the Native Americans … I mean, we all know the story, right? Watch these college students try to recall the origins of Thanksgiving on College Candy…
After arriving in the New World in 1620, the Pilgrims celebrated their first harvest in 1621. The three-day even was attended by 53 Pilgrims and 90 Native Americans that lasted three days. The tradition of giving thanks for successes was a tradition that the Pilgrims brought with them from England. This three-day celebration in 1621 [...]
Today, with friends in dozens of tribes, I know what amazing people Native Americans are. With their warrior spirit, their deep spiritual nature, their ability to read a heart, I've tasted their generosity, enjoyed their sense of humor, admired their values of respect and courage. And I've grieved all that was taken from them... loved many as sons and daughters.
The New American Guide to Thanksgiving A must-read for any non-indigenous Americans celebrating Turkey Day! Submitted by: JasonSereno.com Regular Keywords: thanksgiving guide native american satire america jason sereno Views: 877
Researchers who sequenced the genome of the 24,000-year-old remains of a boy from the Siberian village of Mal’ta were surprised to find indications of European ancestry: The team found that DNA from the boy’s mitochondria — the energy-processing organelles of living cells — belonged to a lineage called haplogroup U, which is found in Europe […]
When opposition to the Redskins name first intensified earlier this year, supporters of the name pointed out that Native Americans aren’t offended by it. When Oneida Indian Nation became one of the loudest voices arguing for change, supporters of the name pointed out that Oneida Indian Nation representative Ray Halbritter isn’t a real Native American. …
Do you remember the story of Thanksgiving? As we grow older, the day seems to be less about pilgrims and Native Americans and friendship, and more about Black Friday and shuttling relatives to and from the airport. But don't worry, the kids in this video can fill you in on all the historical details behind Turkey Day.. Show More Summary
Lisa Bonet will play a Lenape Native American lawyer in a multi-episode arc on Sundance channel’s The Red Road, which is slated to premiere in 2014. Sky Van Der Veen returns to Walpole, NJ to ‘rally for justice after a terrible crime has been committed against a member of her tribe.” Bonet is still probably […]
Co-authored by Bruce Boyer The last time most of us heard about the heart-breaking Baby Veronica case was several weeks ago, when the child's Native American father gave up his years-long legal battle to retain custody of her, and her...Show More Summary
Gratitude shouldn’t be quarantined to a single day on the annual calendar, but with Thanksgiving arriving this week, many people are giving pause to some of the things they are most grateful for in life, whether it is family, friends, professional opportunities, health, or a variety of other blessings and causes for celebration and acknowledgement. […]
A Native American reservation in Montana is not the first place one might think to find a Buddhist shrine, but the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas brings more than its share of devotion to the table. Established as an international center for peace in 2000, the 750-foot circular monument sits on ten acres of rich natural land comprising the garden. Show More Summary
Higher Ed Watch reported on February 1 that the Department of Education has aggressively collected small, inadvertent Impact Aid overpayments to poorly financed public schools serving Native Americans, but forgiven hundreds of millions of dollars in illegally claimed payments to big student loan banks. Show More Summary