Missionaries in Hawai’i | More Attacks on ICWA | Is Tulsa Indian Country? | MMIWG epidemic

Sending you all a big thanks for reading this news roundup and Happy Turkey “Big Food” Day tomorrow… Lara/Trace An Exhibition Critically Explores the History of Missionaries in Hawai’i WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — In August 1806, five students on the campus of Williams College took refuge from a sudden thunderstorm beside a haystack and vowed to […]

A Retrospective of Edgar Heap of Birds Rises High

With public art pieces, biting political, text-based work, and more intimate abstract paintings, this small exhibition illuminates Heap of Birds’s expansive career. According to Bill Anthes’s book, Edgar Heap of Birds, the artist began his “Native Hosts” series back in 1988. Like the new commission displayed outside Bockley Gallery, the “Native Hosts” contain the “settler” […]

“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

How did you feel? ANGER and my #OBC

Over at THE ADOPTED ONES blog, Tao posted three questions that gave me an opening for something I want to put into words. This is an excerpt of her post: How did you feel… 16Sep | By TAO I’m trying something new.  New is scary for me, but, it’s something I thought of doing for a […]

And so it goes #Orphan Asylums #NativeLivesMatter

By Lara/Trace (adoptee-author) I know it’s a sign when a couple of my friends mention “Orphan Asylums” to me in a single day. How children were called “inmates.” I have no recollection of my time as an inmate in a Minnesota orphanage – this happened after I was born in St. Paul, MN and was […]

Orphan Trains: Minnesota

ORPHANS FOR ADOPTION A carload of babies for adoption by Catholic families in the West was sent out last week from an Orphan Asylum conducted by the Sisters of Charity in New York.  Forty-five of the sixty-five babies found foster parents in Minnesota.  The ease in which suitable orphans speaks volumes for the charity of […]

Colette Routel on Bounties on Dakota Men During the US-Dakota War

Posted on October 7, 2013 by Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Turtle Talk Highly recommended paper. Colette Routel has posted “Minnesota Bounties on Dakota Men During the US-Dakota War” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The U.S.-Dakota War was one of the formative events in Minnesota history, and despite the passage of time, it still stirs up […]

Adopters, you do not own us

By Trace A. DeMeyer (reblogging from AMERICAN INDIAN ADOPTEES) OK, bear with me… I am thinking:  The Supreme Court ruling has me dumbfounded. I am not a lawyer but the Baby Veronica case is now headed back to the South Carolina courts who already ruled in favor of Dusten Brown, the natural father of baby Veronica. It’s […]

Digital Public Library – hooray!

Exhibitions History of Survivance: Upper Midwest 19th Century Native American Narratives History of Survivance: Upper Midwest 19th Century Native American Narratives Dakota quillwork leather vest, approximately 1890-1899. Minnesota Historical Society, http://www.mnhs.org/mhsuse.html. Credits Minnesota Digital Library. http://www.mndigital.org For every object that ends up in a library or museum collection – whether it’s a manucript, a photograph, or […]

DAKOTA 38 – Full Movie in HD #NDN

Watch here: http://youtu.be/1pX6FBSUyQI Published on Jul 19, 2012 In the spring of 2005, Jim Miller, a Native spiritual leader and Vietnam veteran, found himself in a dream riding on horseback across the great plains of South Dakota. Just before he awoke, he arrived at a riverbank in Minnesota and saw 38 of his Dakota ancestors […]

Apology to Native Americans?

click U of M students hope documentary prompts debate over apology to Native Americans. Mighty oaks from little acorns grow. An old saying, it came to mind as University of Minnesota lecturer Carter Meland talked to me about a thought-provoking video project of the 60 students in his introductory “American Indians in Minnesota” class. Maybe the […]