Lost Birds: Displaced, Adopted Native Americans Look to Find Their Way Home

As many as one third of Indian children were separated from their families between 1941 and 1967... Whether removed from their homes by the government or stolen, these children, now adults, have been dubbed “Lost Birds” after Zintkála Nuni (Lost Bird), an infant Lakota girl found alive on the battlefield following the 1890 Wounded Knee …

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Here I am! Healing!

What a whirlwind. Who knew that one doctor appointment could turn into several and then a major surgery and cancer diagnosis? I will be getting a second opinion on that diagnosis (Stage 1A grade 3 uterine cancer) on June 26th in Boston. One can never be too careful. (Radiation was suggested as one follow-up option.) …

At the Edge of America | Our Remains Do Not Belong to SCIENCE | Art Conspiracy | Collecting | Indians and Empire

"T.C. Cannon retrieved Native American people, as a subject, from cardboard-thin caricatures spawned by old photos, kitschy paintings, and western films. The men and women he painted are arresting and complicated."  -- The Boston Globe  :::AT THE EDGE OF AMERICA::: One of the most influential, innovative, and talented Native American artists of the 20th-century, T.C. …

167 billboards | No Joke! | Be The Good

Something interesting in going on in Canada’s parks in 02018: Mohawk curator and scholar Lee-Ann Martin has participated in all of these modes of support in the past. But this summer, she is taking a very different approach—namely, putting the art of 50 Indigenous women artists on 167 billboards from coast to coast to coast. …

Indian Child Welfare Act attacks are a threat to tribes — High Country News #ICWA

The law is essential to strengthening future Native American generations. READ: Indian Child Welfare Act attacks are a threat to tribes — High Country News I was so glad to be interviewed on this important topic and history. Please Protect ICWA... LT

Vermont’s Uncomfortable Eugenics History | #ICWA Custody Case | Dawnland | Paradise Papers | #NAAM

Vermont’s Uncomfortable Eugenics History Read the full article by Stephen Mills in the Rutland Herald. Dormancy Concept Trailer from Luke Becker-Lowe on Vimeo. Link to the GoFundMe site for this production. via Filmmakers Explore Vermont’s Uncomfortable Eugenics History My earlier post on this *** The Supreme Court refused to hear an Arizona case that pitted a …

“Would You Be Interested in Getting (Atty Gen) William Wirt’s Head Back?” | News In The News | Fantasyland and more

Rebecca Roberts describes the theft of Attorney General William Wirt's skull from his crypt in the Congressional Cemetery. But no one ever accused Robert White of being a thief. It’s safer to bet that White bought Wirt’s skull for his collection. Perhaps surprisingly, it is entirely legal to sell and possess human bones in the …

The 40 Hour Work Week: “Hungry Ghosts” | Bad Apples | Thirst | Rat Race

  Excerpt: All of our well-publicized problems, including obesity, depression, pollution, and corruption are what it costs to create and sustain a trillion-dollar economy. For the economy to be “healthy,” this world has to remain unhealthy. (Read that again - for the economy to be healthy, the world has to remain unhealthy? WHAT the_?) (People have …

Blog Bonus: Rising Up Against Climate Change: A Reading List | The Other Slavery

On Earth Day, thousands marched in support of science and the environment. But as these stories show, the fight has just begun. READ: Rising Up Against Climate Change: A Reading List https://twitter.com/gurlinthewurld/status/857237938555506688 https://twitter.com/4589roger/status/857230405010903040 *** TOP PHOTO: Earth First and Last, a poem by Connolly Ryan Source: Earth First and Last, a poem by Connolly Ryan ***** …

Louise Erdrich on ‘LaRose,’ and the Psychic Territory of Native Americans | In The Veins @BlueHandBooks #NoDAPL

By Lara Trace Hentz  (poet-writer) (founder of Blue Hand Books) I am remiss in mentioning I'm in the new poetry anthology IN THE VEINS (released 2-1-2017) and last year I did mention the poetry book TENDING THE FIRE by Chris Felver that is coming out in 2017.   Louise and I are both that book.  NICE! …

Bonkers for BUNKERS: Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich | Paraguay Compounds?

(New Yorker excerpt) ...On a cool evening in early November, I rented a car in Wichita, Kansas, and drove north from the city through slanting sunlight, across the suburbs and out beyond the last shopping center, where the horizon settles into farmland. After a couple of hours, just before the town of Concordia, I headed …

Native Americans expect nothing good from Trump… | What’s LOVE got to do with it | Are things getting weird enough?

...but will the media pay attention at all? READ: Native Americans expect nothing good from Trump... | USA | Al Jazeera https://twitter.com/cann4ing/status/824302292056674305 READ: Performative Sovereignty and DAPL (#NoDAPL) Since 2013 I've been developing a book project on the relationship between Indian treaties and Native American sovereignty and Origins magazine asked me to write an essay …

9 INDIGENOUS-MADE FILMS TO PREMIERE AT THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World / Canada (Executive Producer: Tim Johnson, Mohawk)  This powerful documentary about the role of Native Americans in contemporary music history—featuring some of the greatest music stars of our time—exposes a critical missing chapter, revealing how Indigenous musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives and, through their contributions, …

A crow and a crone

By LT Locally many need to know - we Indigenous First Nations are still here. My Abenaki friend Rich Holschuh posted: “How did we all end up in this situation?”  – as I often repeat, it’s all connected.  LISTEN: Brattleboro Historical Society Podcast e72: First Peoples Part 2 I wanted to share a moment of …

Native American Concerns on Potential Exploitation of Their DNA

By Arvind Suresh | 2/3/15 Until the advent of genetic genealogy, knowing your ancestry meant combing through old records, decoding the meaning of family heirlooms and listening to your parents and grandparents tell you about the “good old days.” For anthropologists and archaeologists interested in going back even further in time, the only reliable means …