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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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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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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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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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Pequot in New Zealand | Signing The Treaty of Waitangi | New Zealand history | Native Land Court

By Lara Trace Hentz When I was editor of the Pequot Times in Connecticut, we had a visit from a Maori woman descended from Peter George. It was fascinating to meet her! Here is a look at this interesting and devastating history...   A Pequot in New Zealand? Geomap: Peter George, Mashantucket Pequot Whaler This… Continue reading Pequot in New Zealand | Signing The Treaty of Waitangi | New Zealand history | Native Land Court

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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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Why an Apache Artist’s Photos Are Inextricable from His Activism | What the people of the Amazon know that you don’t | TED Talk

Standing Fox, a leader of the Apache Stronghold movement, talks about how activism plays an important part in his life as an Apache artist. What do you hope to communicate to non-Indians through your work? Standing Fox, “Untitled”SF: I think that the people in the US tend to forget how rich the culture is on… Continue reading Why an Apache Artist’s Photos Are Inextricable from His Activism | What the people of the Amazon know that you don’t | TED Talk

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This lost Native language of Massachusetts is waking up again | What is Bermuda’s Connection to the Pequot

This lost Native language of Massachusetts is waking up again READ: This lost Native language of Massachusetts is waking up again PRI´s The World | First Nations Blog – FIRST NATIONS AND THIS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDAdYjhg2xI By Lara Trace Hentz  (She Covers the Trail) AQUAY!  Hello, greetings to you in Pequot!  BERMUDA Greeting :: Yo Ace Boy!… Continue reading This lost Native language of Massachusetts is waking up again | What is Bermuda’s Connection to the Pequot

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“First Daughter and the Black Snake” Lights the Path

LA PROGRESSIVE's Dick Price wrote: Besides being a masterfully conceived, thoroughly engaging film, what makes "First Daughter" so moving is the heartening solution it offers in these dark times. There are two videos at this link... READ: "First Daughter and the Black Snake" Lights the Path - LA Progressive

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Speechmaking: Talk of the Nation – BackStory with the American History Guys

It's 150 years since Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address - so we're taking a tour of some of the highs, and lows, of American speechmaking, and asking what makes some in endure. Guests Include:  Harold Holzer, Lincoln scholar  Lisa Tetrault, Carnegie Mellon University  Carolyn Eastman, Virginia Commonwealth University  Gordon Stewart, Former speechwriter to President… Continue reading Speechmaking: Talk of the Nation – BackStory with the American History Guys