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George Yancy, Brian Burkhart: US Founders Demonized Indigenous People While Coopting Their Political Practices

In 1907, Peter Bryce did a study of Indian residential schools in Canada and discovered a 69 percent mortality rate among the students. Would you send your child to a “school” with a 69 percent mortality rate?

August 23, 2021 · 6 Comments

Joe Kadi | Good Poetry: A Force To Be Reckoned With

As soon as I became an activist, as soon as I connected with Arabs and feminists and queers and folks with disabilities and poor people fighting to re-make the world, poetry demanded my attention.

July 19, 2021 · 2 Comments

Michelle Theriault Boots: Assault Was Only the Beginning of Her Trauma

Everything Mary Savage did in the hours after the attack was dissected on the witness stand, an experience so upsetting she vomited. But years later, she finds comfort knowing her testimony led to his conviction.

June 19, 2020 · 2 Comments

Video: Mobilize

In her short film Mobilize, Caroline Monnet – a Canadian filmmaker and artist of French and Algonquin origin – uses archival documentary footage to honor the restless diligence of Canada’s indigenous people.

May 26, 2019 · 1 Comment

Video: Counter Mapping

Jim Enote, a traditional Zuni farmer and director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center, is working with Zuni artists to create maps that bring an indigenous voice and … Continue reading

January 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

Sarah Sunshine Manning: Decolonizing Birth — Women Take Back Their Power as Life-Givers

“We’re just beginning to bring those Indigenous perspectives forward again.” . Zintkala Mahpiya Win Blackowl didn’t plan to have her sixth baby in a tipi on the windy plains of … Continue reading

April 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

George Nicholas: After Thousands of Years, Western Science Is Slowly Catching Up to Indigenous Knowledge

Our knowledge of what the denizens of the animal kingdom are up to, especially when humans aren’t around, has steadily increased over the last 50 years. For example, we know … Continue reading

March 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Nika Knight: ‘Hate Crime’ Video Shows Truck Plowing Into Indigenous Rights Rally

. People taking part in a peaceful demonstration in Reno, Nevada, for Indigenous Peoples Day and against the Dakota Access Pipeline were plowed down by an 18-year-old male driver in … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Video: Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People

Episode 1: Exploring Jennifer Loren’s Cherokee Heritage, the artwork of Roy Boney, Jr. and the story of legendary Cherokee Ned Christie. Hosted by Cherokee citizen and Emmy-winning journalist Jennifer Loren. … Continue reading

August 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

America’s Longest Wars

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
Just a few of the battles fought against Native Americans W.J. Astore A popular headline in the media is to describe the Afghan War…

December 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: The Natives and the Spaniards

A history lesson: John Green talks about relations between the early European colonists and the native people they encountered in the New World. In short, these relations were poor. As … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

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