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Jimmie Durham Retrospective Reignites Debate Over His Claim of Native Ancestry

3 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

Though he has both claimed to have and denied having Cherokee heritage, institutions often present Durham as a Native American artist. The post Jimmie Durham Retrospective Reignites Debate Over His Claim of Native Ancestry appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Trump’s comments to tribal leaders will make you scratch your head.

"Infringements on tribal sovereignty are deeply unfair to Native Americans and Native American communities."

What happened to California's native peoples was nothing less than genocide

To the editor: David L. Ulin claims that making Indigenous Peoples Day a city holiday in Los Angeles would “represent a necessary reckoning” with American history and would serve as a means of “acknowledging the massive disruptions of the past.” (“Goodbye, Columbus,” Opinion, June 25) Yet he writes...

Dieng is 1st new American from Africa to serve on council

Ali Dieng (JENG), a native of West Africa, has won a seat on Burlington's City Council. The mayor's office says it believes Dieng is the first immigrant from Africa to … Click to Continue »

Utah lawsuits to test president's power to shrink monuments

Native American tribes and environmental groups preparing for a legal battle to stop President Donald Trump from dismantling Utah's new national monument face a tougher challenge than anticipated. Republican officials … Click to Continue »

Britain's Futile Attempt to Keep American Colonists From Taking Tribal Land

Picture this: In the 1760s, a team of colonial surveyors meets a group of leaders representing major Native American tribes in what will one day become the southeastern region of the United States of America. Together, they head out into the woods. Show More Summary

Who Is Fear the Walking Dead's New Native American Antagonist?

Sunday's episode of Fear the Walking Dead, "Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame," introduced another new threat to Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) and her family in the form of Walker (Michael Greyeyes), a Native American warrior with aShow More Summary

The Walker Mounts A Show Of Jimmie Durham's Art To A Lot More Criticism From Native American Communities

Cherokee artist America Meredith says the problem is that Durham has no documented links to actually being Cherokee, and yet, "Art historians have really latched onto him. And he represents us. He's occupying a space. He's written more about than any actual Cherokee artist in the literature."

Two Maps of Eighteenth-Century Native America

A couple of stories about maps created or co-created by Native Americans in contact with British settlers recently caught my eye.At Atlas Obscura, Sarah Laskow wrote about a map drawn on deerskin, now lost, in South Carolina in the early 1720s:It depicted geographic and social relationships among the Native American nations in the surrounding area. Show More Summary

Plastic Water Bottles Might Have Poisoned Ancient Californians

Native Americans living in California made their own plastic water bottles. However, they didn't know how toxic that might be.

California’s Wine Industry was Built on Slave Labor

5 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

During the 1850’s gold rush, vineyard owners used an army of enslaved Native American workers.

Previously unknown daguerreotype of Sophia Thoreau gifted to museum

The Concord Museum in Concord, Massachusetts, has an extensive collection of artifacts from Concord’s Native American, Colonial, Revolutionary and 19th century history. The town’s pivotal role in the opening salvos of the War of Independence, the Battles of Lexington and Concord, is represented by, among other treasures, the lantern Paul Revere had hung in the […]

A Critical Understanding of Edward Curtis’s Photos of Native American Culture

6 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

A massive installation at the Muskegon Museum of Art displays Edward Curtis's entire ethnographic survey of surviving Native American culture at the turn of the 20th century. The post A Critical Understanding of Edward Curtis’s Photos of Native American Culture appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Sherman Alexie Discusses His New Memoir on Fresh Air

Sherman Alexie was on NPR’s Fresh Air this week talking about his new memoir, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me. Alexie told Terri Gross that “there was more going on in Native American literature in 1991 than there is now.” More highlights from the interview: On the book’s title, taken from the Dusty […]

Court rejects MGM lawsuit as company competes with tribes

MGM Resorts International has lost another round in a court fight aimed at giving it leverage against Native American tribes in Connecticut as they compete over casino customers. The 2nd … Click to Continue »

Native Americans are getting cheated again by a white president

To the editor: I am a Japanese American who was born at the Manzanar internment camp during World War II, so although I am not a Native American, I can empathize with them in their betrayal by the federal government over the Bears Ears National Monument proclamation. (“Shrinking Utah's Bears Ears...

Religious freedom isn’t just for Hobby Lobby — it’s for indigenous rights, too

Native American communities can harness a tool of the far right in their fight for environmental justice.

What We Know About The 3 Americans Still Imprisoned In North Korea

Three Americans remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release of 22-year-old Ohio native Otto Warmbier, who died Monday after returning to the U.S. in a state of “unresponsive wakefulness” last week. North Korean officials reportedly...Show More Summary

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