Columbus Day is to Native Americans as Uber Day would be to taxi dispatchers. Many schools and other institutions are off today. Vox celebrates with a rundown of nine reasons Christopher Columbus was a murderer, tyrant, and scoundrel. Population...Show More Summary
In commemoration of Indigenous People's Day, here are 12 Native American and First Nation queer, two-spirit, lesbian, agender and otherwise relevant-to-your-interests humans way more worthy of a holiday than Christopher Columbus. The post 12 Incredible Indigenous LGBTQ Women and Two-Spirit People You Should Know appeared first on Autostraddle.
Prince Maximilian Alexander Philipp of Wied-Neuwied, a German nobleman and largely self-taught naturalist, used his family's capital to lead an expedition to Brazil in 1815. In the early 1830s, Maximilian decided to go to North America...Show More Summary
Students staged a "die-in" at the Brown University campus Friday as part of a campaign urging the school to do more to honor Native Americans. The die-in was scheduled to last 52 minutes and 30 seconds "to signify the 523 years of indigenous...Show More Summary
Stop celebrating Columbus Day and start celebrating the native cultures his arrival in the Americas began the process of displacing. The second Monday in October has been designated an American federal holiday in Christopher Columbus’s honor since 1937. Show More Summary
For most of us, Columbus Day is only special because we get the day off from work. But over a hundred years ago, the federal holiday pitched Italian-Americans and those with northern European heritage head to head in a fight to recognize the explorer who really discovered America. Show More Summary
Statistics regarding Native American youth in 2015 are bleak. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Native youth aged 15-24. Natives have the lowest high school graduation rate out of every ethnic group in the country and some of the lowest standardized test scores. Show More Summary
Only after the last tree has been cut down, only after the last river has been poisoned, only after the last fish has been caught, only then will you find money cannot be eaten. ~ Cree Prophecy ABOUT NATIVE AMERICAN'S DAY: Native American's...Show More Summary
California became the first state to ban public schools from using "Redskins" as a team name, nickname or mascot on Sunday in a move applauded by Native American activists. Signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown (D), the California Racial Mascots Act, authored by Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D), outlaws schools' use of the slur effective Jan. Show More Summary
California will ban public schools from naming their sports teams “Redskins,” a name seen as a slur against Native Americans, but will not stop municipalities from naming parks and buildings for Confederate heroes, Governor Jerry Brown said on Sunday. Brown’s decision to sign a...
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California will ban public schools from naming their sports teams "Redskins," a name seen as a slur against Native Americans, but will not stop municipalities from naming parks and buildings for Confederate heroes, Governor Jerry Brown said on Sunday. Show More Summary
This summer, President Obama visited the Choctaw Nation during his trip to Oklahoma. It was the second of his four visits to Native American tribes during his tenure as...
By Mark Trecka CHICAGO -- When Howard Zinn published "A People's History of the United States" in 1980, historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz told Zinn that he had largely failed to include the narratives of Native Americans. Zinn replied that it was up to Dunbar-Ortiz to write that book. Show More Summary
NEW YORK, Oct 9 (Reuters) - About four miles from the world's largest Christopher Columbus parade in midtown Manhattan on Monday, hundreds of Native Americans and their supporters will hold a sunrise prayer circle to honor ancestors who were slain or driven from their land. Show More Summary
The Native American speaker at the Million Man March in Washington DC led the crowd in chanting, “Down, down, USA!”... The post VIDEO=> Speaker at Farrakhan’s ‘Million Man March’ Leads Chants of “Down, Down, USA!” appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
The theme of the march this time around was "Justice or Else." Speakers addressed issues like immigration and Native American land rights and the string of black men who have been killed by police.
About four miles from the world’s largest Christopher Columbus parade in midtown Manhattan on Monday, hundreds of Native Americans and their supporters will hold a sunrise prayer circle to honor ancestors who were slain or driven from their land. The ceremony will begin the final day of a...
Dylan O'Brien's name has been cleared... 20th Century Fox says he did not steal Native American treasures while filming in New Mexico -- which means it's really bizarre that he lied about it in the first place. As we reported... the star of "Maze…
The American Heart Association (AHA) and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) will convene a groundbreaking gathering of national philanthropic organizations in Minneapolis on October 14-15. The event will focus on the crisis in Native American nutritional health and food access and the interconnections these issues have with tribal economies and health disparities.
Native Americans just can’t catch a break in Hollywood. Not only do they have Adam Sandler to deal with, now those entitled little punks from the Maze Runner movies are resurrecting the “Indian burial ground” trope. Series star Dylan...Show More Summary