#MMIWG Crisis: Missing, but not forgotten, art exhibit

Minnesota is one of only seven states to have established a task force to study the prevalence of violence against Indigenous women and girls. "Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island" opened earlier this year at All My Relations Gallery in Minneapolis, and is now on display at the Fargo Public Library. GREAT LISTEN: [...]

NEWS | “Àbadakone” Creates Community, Catawba Deerskin Map + more

NEWS around Indian Country Hyperallergic Southwest US editor, Ellie Duke, who has started a series that spotlights members of the region's art community, and who is also reporting on stories of interest to artists, arts workers, and others working in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and beyond. Her latest story looks at a legal loophole that [...]

Guest Post: THE TRAIL OF NENABOOZHOO and Other Creation Stories

THE TRAIL OF NENABOOZHOO and Other Creation Stories by Isaac Murdoch Reviewed by MariJo Moore (Guest post) There is no better way to begin to know the nature of a nation than through their sacred stories. Among Indigenous peoples, traditional stories preserve tribal histories in epics, as well as keeping spirituality alive. Traditional storytelling is [...]

The Next Standing Rock Is Everywhere | Another forgotten massacre | MMIWG | Repatriation from Finland | yəhaw̓ a decolonial exhibition

The lack of tribal consultation and, subsequently, shoddy environmental justice studies, are due in large part to the fact that the consultations and environmental justice studies, unlike clean air or water, are not protected by federal law, but by executive action.  As the past three years have shown, such protections therefore depend on the individual [...]

Trick, No Treat: An Urgent Warning for Cat-Lovers, Writers, and…Everyone Else

We have caused this one. I am talking about plastics in our environment. And I am talking about their insidious effect on the thyroid – HUMAN and animal. This post is about an emerging health crisis facing cats in particular and everything and everyone else in addition, and we have caused it ...This is not [...]

‘We Will Not Give Up’ |Covering Climate Now | Faster than Predicted | Doom and Gloom | Feral Hogs | We Will Stand Up

"...and we will not give up."

News from Turtle Island: MMIWG, Ann Dunne, Native Vote 2020, Gold Miners burn Amazon Rainforest, Tricksters, Joy Harjo

Native artist Cannupa Hanska Luger creates the ‘Every One” 2-ton art installation with two-inch clay beads created by hundreds of communities in the U.S. and Canada...Luger cited that Indigenous women are murdered at 10 times the national average rate on some reservations in the U.S. and that the U.S. has “continued to do little about [...]

Protect Sacred Sites | Earth has a Fever | Waiapi Chief killed by illegal (gold) miners + more

...a Message from Chief Arvol Looking Horse Posted on July 30, 2019   I, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Nations, ask you to understand an Indigenous perspective on what has happened in America, what we call “Turtle Island.” My words seek to unite the global community through a message from [...]

Climate change region by region | Melting Glaciers | The Art of Blogging (with tips)

The Northern Great Plains is far from any ocean. Water melts off mountain snowpack, slowly trickles down glaciers**, and pools up in basins. The largely arid region is dominated by thirsty industries like agriculture, energy extraction, and tourism.  There’s a byzantine system of century-old water rights and competing interests. Or as my dad, a Montana [...]

Breaking News: Canadian Inquiry Calls Killings of Indigenous Women GENOCIDE (NYT)

Some 1,181 Indigenous women were killed or disappeared across the country from 1980 to 2012, according to a 2014 report by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Indigenous advocates, and the report, say the number is likely far higher since so many deaths have gone unreported. BIG READ The Final Report on the Canadian Inquiry into [...]

Poetry Reviews: J Matthew Waters, AshiAkira, Laura Grace Weldon

“I believe the role of the poet is to reflect on human experience and the world we live in and to articulate it for oneself and others.... I think that the poet can write forcefully, using a different approach from a journalist, about subjects such as climate change, violence, abuse and mental illness and that [...]

Invisible No More: Spotlight on the Once Silent MMIW Crisis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HagXcI_8c2g STORY: Invisible No More: Spotlight on the Once Silent MMIW Crisis - Native News Online TODAY:  National Day Of Awareness For Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women Visit: http://www.mmiw-gic.com

The Seeds Have Been Planted #MMIWG (More Updates)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB_jzMyjqI8 Awareness of kidnappings and murders in Indian Country — and the need for policies to stem them — has grown in recent years. Above, Kenny Still Smoking touches the tombstone of his 7-year-old daughter, Monica, who disappeared from school in 1979 and was found frozen on a mountain, as he visits her grave on [...]

What Climate Organizers Can Learn From Two Centuries of Indigenous Resistance | in-digit-ous | Why ICWA still matters | poets I love

Q: Could you explain what you mean by the title phrase of your book, “our history is the future”? I look at the Ghost Dance prophecy, which was an anticolonial uprising among particularly Lakota and Dakota people on the northern Plains in the late 19th century, but also a widespread spiritual movement that went up [...]

Breaking: Court Fights Intensify Over Who Gets To Adopt Native American Children

A case before a federal appeals court last week could upend an historic adoption law meant to combat centuries of brutal discrimination against American Indians and keep their children with families and tribal communities. For the first time, a few states have sued to overturn the federal Indian Child Welfare Act, which Congress enacted in [...]

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