Last Real Indians | History Snobs ask Why Now? #SlaveryPublicHistory

By LT (wearing my heavy history hat) My cousin Charlie is saying he’s in the fourth stage of grief – “If we can laugh it means we are in the Kubler-Ross 4th stage.” I do think we need to laugh and cry. Last weekend I watched a live feed history symposium at Brown University in […]

champions for change: Native youth

Five Native American “Champions” Call for Change Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, May 31 (IPS)  – It’s Sarah Schilling’s usual manner of greeting when she meets other members of her tribe: “Aanii Sarah Schilling n’diznakaas, which translates to ‘Hello, Sarah is my name’ in English,” she said. “The language is called Anishnaabemowin, the Odawa native […]

For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska

This documentary reveals the true-life story of an extraordinary Alaskan woman who becomes an unlikely hero in the fight for civil rights. Program Length: 57  minutes Production Staff: Producer: Jeffry Lloyd Silverman Production Company: Blueberry Productions Format: DVD Website for For the Rights of All Additional Resources: Viewer Guide Public Broadcast Release: November 2009 Price: $29.95In […]

Child slaves forced to make Christmas ornaments

Enslaved Children Freed After Being Forced to Make Christmas decorations By Mark Greenblatt | Newsmakers – Wed, Dec 5, 2012 See Video: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/newsmakers/enslaved-children-freed-after-being-forced-to-make-christmas-decorations-potentially-headed-for-us-194625049.html Police and child advocates broke padlocks and busted down doors in a surprise raid of a sweatshop in India, only to find a group of children imprisoned who had been forced to […]