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

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Breaking the “Buckskin Ceiling”: Notes from a Day Devoted to Native Feminist Art

The Feminist Art Project's annual "Crossroads" conference was a day of panels and performances centering queer, female, and Indigenous experiences. [This spring, the Met announced that it would begin including Native American art in the American Art collection. Back in February, the Feminist Art Project presented its annual conference CROSSROADS: Art + Native Feminisms, a day… Continue reading Breaking the “Buckskin Ceiling”: Notes from a Day Devoted to Native Feminist Art

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Gaslighting: Protect Yourself | Quebec Suicides End Suffering | Trump: America’s gaslighter in chief

Gaslighter in Chief? I wanted to share an earlier post about gaslighting that was very enlightening. And it's driving journalists crazy!  HERE Gaslighting is a manipulation tactic used to gain power. And it works too well. READ: Gaslighting: Know It and Identify It to Protect Yourself | Psychology Today *** Five suicides in Quebec indigenous… Continue reading Gaslighting: Protect Yourself | Quebec Suicides End Suffering | Trump: America’s gaslighter in chief

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Hunting down runaway slaves: The cruel ads of Andrew Jackson and ‘the master class’ | Osage Murders

A historian collecting thousands of runaway slave ads describes them as “the tweets of the master class” in the 18th and 19th centuries. Source: Hunting down runaway slaves: The cruel ads of Andrew Jackson and ‘the master class’ - The Washington Post https://twitter.com/waynecurtis/status/851882742258290688 https://twitter.com/fdell3/status/851889362128310273 Osage Murders for Oil The Osage tribe in Oklahoma became spectacularly… Continue reading Hunting down runaway slaves: The cruel ads of Andrew Jackson and ‘the master class’ | Osage Murders

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BIG NEWS: Nebraska Liquor Stores Near Pine Ridge Reservation Lose Licenses

Read more about Oglala Lakota here (top photo) Here's a story I wrote about Ellowyn's life in 2007 and the road blocks to the rez... here

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For First Time, Met’s Indigenous Art in American Wing | Leanne Betasamosake Simpson | Guardian of a holy lake

With a major gift of 91 works of Native American art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will now include indigenous art in its galleries on American art. Significantly, the museum states that the art will be displayed in the American Wing, as previously indigenous works from the United States were sequestered in the Art of Africa,… Continue reading For First Time, Met’s Indigenous Art in American Wing | Leanne Betasamosake Simpson | Guardian of a holy lake

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Guardians of a Vast Lake, and a Refuge for Humanity – The New York Times

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“Wapikoni, Cinema on Wheels” Launches Cross-Canada Tour

VANCOUVER – On April 23, Vancouver will be the starting point for the pan-Canadian tour of Indigenous short films: “Wapikoni, Cinema on Wheels.” To celebrate this new adventure, Wapikoni Mobile and the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) are thrilled to present a special selection of 13 films made by young Indigenous filmmakers who have participated… Continue reading “Wapikoni, Cinema on Wheels” Launches Cross-Canada Tour

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Dongria Kondh – Royal descendants of the mountain God

‘We are born of this earth, and this earth is ours. Niyamgiri belongs to us.’— Laksa Majhi Royal descendants of the mountain God The Niyamgiri hill range in Odisha state, eastern India, is home to the Dongria Kondh tribe. Niyamgiri is an area of densely forested hills, deep gorges and cascading streams. To be a… Continue reading Dongria Kondh – Royal descendants of the mountain God

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Mother Drum | A Poetic Video Work on Native American Fancy Dancers Goes on View

The recent unearthing of a Native American City beneath the modern metropolis of Miami was the initial inspiration for filmmaker and video artist Dara Friedman’s latest work, Mother Drum.  In the summer of 2015, Friedman travelled to powwows on the Swinomish Reservation in Washington, the Coeur d’Alene Reservation in Idaho, and Crow Agency Reservation in… Continue reading Mother Drum | A Poetic Video Work on Native American Fancy Dancers Goes on View

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The Miseducation of Frank Waln | What Makes a Mountain, Hill or Prairie ‘Sacred’ for Native Americans #NoDAPL #WETIKO

On and off the reservation, schools tend to whitewash the stories of Native Americans. Frank Waln, a Lakota hip-hop artist from He Dog… Your history books (lies) Your holidays (lies) Thanksgiving lies and Columbus Day Tell me why I know more than the teacher Tell me why I know more than the preacher Tell me… Continue reading The Miseducation of Frank Waln | What Makes a Mountain, Hill or Prairie ‘Sacred’ for Native Americans #NoDAPL #WETIKO

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

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WE ARE NATIVE WOMEN – 23rd March to 31st May 2017 – Rainmaker Gallery

  “Dooming a person’s existence to that of a stereotype is worse than never having lived at all.” Shan Goshorn The artworks in this exhibition depict women of all ages, strong, powerful, nurturing, caring, desirable, provocative, dangerous, real and supernatural. It highlights individual and communal struggles, concerns and life choices of women from several Native… Continue reading WE ARE NATIVE WOMEN – 23rd March to 31st May 2017 – Rainmaker Gallery

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800 Babies in a Mass Grave – a Re-Post/Update

From my friend Toritto: On June 2, 2014 I posted the below article concerning an Irish historian’s claim that hundreds of dead babies were to be found on the grounds of a “home” for unwed mothers run by … PLEASE READ: 800 Babies in a Mass Grave - a Re-Post/Update It's Friday and a good day to… Continue reading 800 Babies in a Mass Grave – a Re-Post/Update