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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 *****… Continue reading Blog Bonus: Rising Up Against Climate Change: A Reading List | The Other Slavery

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Blog Bonus: Emvpanyv: One who tells a story | hanging re-enactment | Go Fighting Hamsters! | Trump Termination

Editorial - “Go Fighting Hamsters!” Gary Fife, Radio Communications Specialist Editor’s Note: The following column contains strong language. OKMULGEE, Okla.— Ever notice the phrase “federally recognized tribes” when it comes to identifying who is and who isn’t an Indian. If your tribe is not on the list, published by the BIA— (some say ‘Boss Indians… Continue reading Blog Bonus: Emvpanyv: One who tells a story | hanging re-enactment | Go Fighting Hamsters! | Trump Termination

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BLOG BONUS: FORGOTTEN WHITE SLAVES | Voters Rights | Foster Care | Chief of Chiefs

IRISH: THE FORGOTTEN WHITE SLAVES came as slaves: human cargo transported on British ships bound for the Americas. They were shipped by the hundreds of thousands and included men, women… Source: IRISH: THE FORGOTTEN WHITE SLAVES   ****************************************** Checking in with Jill Stein.  White supremacists are really excited about Trump. BIG WEEK: Wisconsin is just… Continue reading BLOG BONUS: FORGOTTEN WHITE SLAVES | Voters Rights | Foster Care | Chief of Chiefs

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A Hard Look at How We SEE Race #policeshootings

https://twitter.com/lovelyfanta2/status/751208177622978560 https://twitter.com/theArcher77/status/751207641444003841 BLOG BONUS: In light of yesterday and the day before and the day before and last year and for many years, and the shootings of black men/women/children by police, it's time we recognize how racial bias exists around us... Lara Trace   Tao did a great job here:  When we know better, we… Continue reading A Hard Look at How We SEE Race #policeshootings

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Blog Bonus: Native American Photogs

NEW UK EXHIBIT: STILL – Native American Photographers 15th March – 28 May, 2016 (RAINMAKER Gallery is the UK showcase for contemporary Native North American Indian art and jewellery.) RAINMAKER GALLERY, 123 Coldharbour Road, Bristol BS6 7SN, UK Artist’s Talk with Cara Romero, Thursday April 21st, 3pm-4pm Artists’ reception with Cara Romero and Diego Romero,… Continue reading Blog Bonus: Native American Photogs

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BONUS: I don’t know why we don’t know this stuff

By Lara Trace (as an independent scholar-journalist) Years ago when I first moved here to western Massachusetts, I attended a five-college consortium on Slavery in New England.  My head was spinning since I had never encountered this much in-depth history as editor of the Pequot Times in Connecticut. (I had published a paper in the… Continue reading BONUS: I don’t know why we don’t know this stuff

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Blog Bonus: Harvard Slavery, Stand For Trees, Drumpf

Harvard Law to Abandon Crest Linked to Slavery By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS | The New York Times | MARCH 4, 2016 Harvard Law School is poised to abandon an 80-year-old shield based on the crest of a slaveholding family that helped endow the institution, as campuses across the country debate the use of historic names and… Continue reading Blog Bonus: Harvard Slavery, Stand For Trees, Drumpf

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Blog Bonus: Halibut Hook

BOSTON-- Throughout history Native Americans have had their land, possessions and culture taken away. But in recent decades the U.S. government has worked to right some wrongs through repatriation. Museums and federally funded institutions are required to go through their collections and report artifacts that might belong to tribes. Now a small theological school in… Continue reading Blog Bonus: Halibut Hook

BLOG BONUS · Modern Disasters

Bonus Read: Hateful Things Exhibit, Bad Food, Progress

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yf7jAF2Tk40 SAGINAW, MI — A collection of racist memorabilia and objects depicting caricatures of black people will be displayed at a Saginaw museum in February, called Black History Month. "Hateful Things," a 39-piece traveling exhibit from the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University, is coming to the Castle Museum of Saginaw County… Continue reading Bonus Read: Hateful Things Exhibit, Bad Food, Progress

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Blog Bonus Read: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears

By Lara Trace I hope you will spend some time and watch these videos and read these stories: New Database offers insight into the lives of escaped slaves (Harrowing to read) Telling the Story of Slavery (we need more stories like this one and museums) An adoptee reunion story you won't forget Native Lives Matter… Continue reading Blog Bonus Read: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears

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Proving Native American Ancestry Using DNA +Bonus Read

By Lara Trace Hentz Go read: Proving Native American Ancestry Using DNA MY Advice: Ask your family. Don't rely on saliva tests. The testing database is not there yet. Not enough tribal members have their DNA on these databases. Don't rely on it for proof. Don't rule out tribal ancestry if someone in your family… Continue reading Proving Native American Ancestry Using DNA +Bonus Read

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Blog Bonus (good stuff I’m reading)

I'm adding BLOG BONUS in 2016:  a mix of good stuff I'm reading and you might want to read them too!   I know, I know, you all read way too much, but this is when you don't have enough material... a new category Blog Bonus will be there when you need it... XOX  Lara In… Continue reading Blog Bonus (good stuff I’m reading)