Sen. Warren’s DNA means nothing to #ICWA #NativeTruth #WeAreStillHere

BY LT What? Back so soon with breaking news? Yep.  First, I want to thank my friend and blogger KC for asking me to think about and share my thoughts on what it means to have Indigenous ancestry and the recent headlines about Elizabeth Warren.  Next, I defend Sen. Warren's right to claim her ancestry.  [...]

Generations of Indigenous Voices from NY State | Apache 8 | Where are They Buried? | Lousy? Indigenous news coverage

  The exhibition Community and Continuity: Native American Art of New York is culled from the New York State Museum’s collection of contemporary Native American art.  NYSM is known for its historical and archeological Indigenous objects, which number in the millions and range in date from 13,000 years ago to the early 20th century.  But [...]

“We’ve never had justice”: How the Supreme Court rigged land deals against native people

That was the official legal ruling for the United States government: that native people did not actually own the land they'd lived on for thousands of years. Part One Listen By Dustin Dwyer • Part Two The boundary lines for multiple land treaties cross the state of Michigan. The boundary lines for multiple land treaties [...]

Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories | Buffalo Tom

Away From Home examines an important and often unknown period of American history. Beginning in the 1870s the U.S. government aimed to assimilate American Indians into “civilized” society by placing them in government-operated boarding schools. Children were taken from families and transported to far-away schools where all signs of “Indian-ness” were stripped away. Students were [...]

Hopi | Outings in PA | Dawn of Detroit | Disappeared | #PoorPeoplesCampaign

  A small but powerful exhibit, shows intense commitment to the power of individual artists, within the broader context of communal history. Finding individuals in the archaeology record is difficult, such logic goes, and is impossible to properly credit work to a particular artist. It would be easy to have these ceramic vessels begin to [...]

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 [...]

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.) [...]

Newly Digitized Collection of Early 20th-Century Lakota Drawings Tells a Curious History

The collection has been digitized by the Newberry Library, as part of its new open access policy. In 1922, the Newberry Library acquired this collection of 160 drawings, attributed to “Sioux Indians” living in Fort Yates, which serves as headquarters of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The three boxes of art were sold by one [...]

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. [...]

Museums Art on Slavery | Transformation Mask | Ahasteen Comics 2018 | All White All Male History and more

  EXCERPT: Removing a person’s name was a means of erasing their identity and imposing a “social death” that transformed enslaved persons into property rather than living individuals. Both historians and museum professionals have begun to realize the need for revising the way we frame and label the past, and to support this movement within [...]

Indian Horse film delves into Canada’s dark history of residential schools

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61HrLqn8T80 The drama, executive produced by Clint Eastwood, is based on the late Richard Wagamese's novel about an Ojibway residential school survivor and hockey player. When Canadian director Stephen S. Campanelli showed his new film Indian Horse to his mentor, Clint Eastwood, the four-time Oscar winner was in disbelief. In theatres Friday, the drama is based [...]

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. [...]

Remembering James Luna, Who Gave His Voice and His Body to Native American Art

  Luna’s unexpected passing at the age of 68 interrupted a steady flow of thoughtful and provocative performance art. READ: Remembering James Luna, Who Gave His Voice and His Body to Native American Art I had posted about James prior on this blog. He was articulate and funny and a real warrior in his art. [...]

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

02018 | The Long Now | Bloom | Stickiness: Killing Our Attention Span #NEVERAGAIN

The Long Now Foundation was established in 01996* to develop the Clock and Library projects, as well as to become the seed of a very long-term cultural institution. The Long Now Foundation hopes to provide a counterpoint to today's accelerating culture and help make long-term thinking more common. The Clock and Library Projects Below is [...]

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