“Yellowtail” | Indian Country News | #ICWA | Food Insecurity

Yellowtail from Keenan Wetzel on Vimeo. “Yellowtail” by Keenan Wetzel A poetic short by Detroit-based director Keenan Wetzel, “Yellowtail” tells the story of a young Native American cowboy (Stephen Yellowtail) searching for purpose amidst a chaotic lifestyle. (previously featured here). Shot in Wyoming and the Crow Reservation in Montana, “Yellowtail” tells the story of a young Native American […]

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 […]

An Exclusive Look at the Greatest Haul of Native American Artifacts, Ever

In a warehouse in Utah, federal agents are storing tens of thousands of looted objects recovered in a massive sting By Kathleen Sharp Smithsonian Magazine | November 2015 At dawn on June 10, 2009, almost 100 federal agents pulled up to eight homes in Blanding, Utah, wearing bulletproof vests and carrying side arms.  An enormous […]

St. Ann’s Catholic Orphange: Salt Lake City, Utah

The Orphanage:Caring for the Kids Although he was the son of poor Irish immigrants and possessed only a grammar school education, Thomas Kearns became one of Utah’s wealthiest and most influential public figures.  Like many of Utah’s earliest millionaires, Kearns made his fortune from the territory’s rich silver deposits.  In 1883, with his partners John […]

Road Warriors Bob and Deb

By Lara/Trace Are you reinventing your life?  My good friends Bob and Deb are…  I asked them some questions about their recent transition (a retirement of sorts) to becoming Road Warriors, always on the move and seeing more and more of America. Bob emailed an update:  Sometime in July we’re off for about 10 months […]

Embattled Utah adoption center loses its license

(Al Hartmann | Tribune file photo) Terry Achane of South Carolina and his nearly 2-year-old daughter, Teleah, on Jan. 25, 2013. Achane was united with his daughter, who placed for adoption at birth without his knowledge or consent. His then-wife claimed Achane had abandoned her and had no interest in the child. A 4th District […]

Abstinence Education Teaches Rape Victims They’re Worthless, Dirty, And Filthy

By Tara Culp-Ressler http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/05/06/1967591/elizabeth-smart-abstinence-ed/?mobile=nc Elizabeth Smart became a household name after she was kidnapped from her home in Salt Lake City, UT at the age of 14 and held in captivity for nine months. She was forced into a polygamous marriage, tethered to a metal cable, and raped daily until she was rescued from her […]

Utah – hopeful news…but still not holding my breath…

Originally posted on The adopted ones blog:
Wes Hutchins the president of the Utah Adoption Council resigned Tuesday.  Not only did he resign, he also spoke out very specifically, on camera (video in link below). Utah Adoption Council president resigns amid fathers’ rights controversy SALT LAKE CITY — The president of the Utah Adoption Council…