The Cherokee Word for Water

The Cherokee Word for Water is a feature length motion picture that tells the story of the work in the Bell Community that lead Wilma Mankiller to become the first modern female Chief of the Cherokee Nation. This film is dedicated to the memory of Wilma Mankiller, Johnson Soap, the Bell Community and the contributions […]

who I remember today

Museums Confront the Skeletons in Their Closets “These are very moving moments for indigenous people around the world,” said Ned David, a Torres Strait islander who helps lead a repatriation group and attended the Berlin ceremony. “They are bringing their ancestral remains home. There are mixed emotions, one obviously of relief, so it’s a celebration. […]

Aaron Huey: America’s native prisoners of war

15:27 http://video.ted.com/talk/podcast/2010X/None/AaronHuey_2010X.mp4 Aaron Huey’s effort to photograph poverty in America led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the struggle of the native Lakota people — appalling, and largely ignored — compelled him to refocus. Five years of work later, his haunting photos intertwine with a shocking history lesson in this bold, courageous talk. […]