Grandmothering | Nobel Peace Prize belongs to indigenous climate activists | Greenland Ice Melt | #PINO Fake President

“Grandmothering was the initial step toward making us who we are,” says senior author Kristen Hawkes, an anthropologist at the University of Utah. In 1997 Hawkes proposed the “grandmother hypothesis,” a theory that explains menopause by citing the under-appreciated evolutionary value of grandmothering.  Hawkes says that grandmothering helped us to develop “a whole array of […]

Blog Bonus: Native American Photogs

NEW UK EXHIBIT: STILL – Native American Photographers 15th March – 28 May, 2016 (RAINMAKER Gallery is the UK showcase for contemporary Native North American Indian art and jewellery.) RAINMAKER GALLERY, 123 Coldharbour Road, Bristol BS6 7SN, UK Artist’s Talk with Cara Romero, Thursday April 21st, 3pm-4pm Artists’ reception with Cara Romero and Diego Romero, […]

The missing women you don’t hear about: How the media fails Indigenous communities

When indigenous women disappear, their cases often get little coverage — and their identities can be erased By Lauren Chief Elk On July 5, 2013, Hanna Harris, a member of the Northern Cheyenne tribe, was reported missing by her family in Lame Deer, Mont. After search efforts by community members and law enforcement, she was […]

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. […]

“Sovereignty Summer” Call To Action

Idle No More & Defenders of the Land From Solidarity Spring To Sovereignty Summer: An International Callout To All Indigenous Peoples, Supporters, Allies Of Idle No More & Defenders Of The Land Over the past few months, Idle No More has ignited a spiritual fire in the hearts of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples to come […]

Aaron Huey: America’s native prisoners of war

15:27 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. […]

World community urges response to human rights violations facing Indigenous peoples in Canada

                    Joint News Release. April 29, 2013              Amnesty International Canada  |  Amnistie  internationale Canada francophone  |  Canadian Friends Service  Committee (Quakers)  |  Chiefs of Ontario  |  Federation of  Saskatchewan Indian Nations  |  First Nations Child and Family Caring  Society of Canada  |  First Nations Summit  |  Grand Council  of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) […]

native voices

Originally posted on Unsettling America:
By Decolonize the New World As the one year anniversary of the encampment at Oscar Grant Plaza approaches, we as organizers within the Occupy, Decolonize and Anti-Capitalist movements find ourselves faced with new challenges and opportunities. Thousands have been inspired and served by the camp and important connections have been…

savage anxieties #NDN #NewBook

New Book by Robert Williams: “Savage Anxieties” by Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Turtle Talk Book website here. From the site: From one of the world’s leading experts on Native American law and indigenous peoples’ human rights comes an original and striking intellectual history of Western civilization and the idea of the savage that sheds new light […]