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  • Democrats Know They Can Always Count on the Media

    10/17/2018 6:11:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2018 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in preparation for a 2020 presidential run, decided to fight back against President Trump's brutal nickname for her: Pocahontas. Trump, you'll recall, labeled her Pocahontas because for years, she has claimed Native American ancestry. Not only that, she claimed repeatedly that her mother's Native American ancestry drove her parents to elope after her father's family refused to welcome her mother with open arms thanks to their bigotry. As it turns out, Warren could never provide any evidence of Native American ancestry -- even though she spent years labeling herself Native American while at the...
  • Court strikes down Native American adoption law, saying it discriminates against non-Native...

    10/10/2018 9:48:37 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    Washington Post / MSN ^ | October 10, 2018
    The landmark law governing adoptions of Native American children, designed to keep them within Native American families, has been struck down as unconstitutional by a federal judge in Texas. In an Oct. 4 ruling that has stunned Native American rights advocates, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor found that the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 illegally gives Native American families preferential treatment in adoption proceedings for Native American children based on race, in violation of the Fifth Amendment’s equal protection guarantee. Additionally, O’Connor ruled that the law violated the 10th Amendment’s federalism guarantees, specifically the so-called “anti-commandeering” principle established by...
  • Native Americans push schools to include their story in California history classes

    07/29/2018 10:40:59 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 88 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 7/29/18 | Carolyn Jones
    California 4th-graders have studied Golden State geography, people and history. Now, historians and Native American teachers are pushing to broaden that curriculum to include more on the culture and history of the state’s original inhabitants. “For so many years, the story of California Indians has never really been part of classrooms,” said Rose Borunda, an education professor at Sacramento State University and a coordinator of the California Indian History Curriculum Coalition. “Our story has never been present. It’s often sidestepped because it’s inconvenient. But it’s the truth, and students should learn it.” Borunda, who is Native American, and her colleagues...
  • Seattle native activist accused of rape, video-taping victims

    07/27/2018 8:34:37 PM PDT · by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig · 19 replies
    King 5 News Seattle ^ | Vanessa Misciagna
    RedWolf Pope is a well-known native activist. He hosted a TedxSeattle talk about his experience at Standing Rock and spent time with KING 5 journalists, discussing issues in his community. He has now been arrested and is facing a slew of charges, including rape, battery and false imprisonment. The case against him involves both his apartments in Santa Fe, New Mexico and on Boylston Avenue in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.
  • 'Unprecedented' Native American Burial Site Discovered In Gulf Of Mexico Off Florida

    02/28/2018 2:08:10 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-28-2018
    A Native American burial site hidden for 7,000 years beneath the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida has been unearthed in what archaeologists are calling an "unprecedented" discovery. Florida Secretary of State, Ken Detzner, said in a news release on Wednesday the unmarked site near Venice, which measures roughly 0.75 acres, was first discovered by a diver in June 2016, who then reported possible human remains on the continental shelf to the Bureau of Archaeological Research. One of the stakes excavated at Manasota Key Offshore revealed a notch in its length. It is not yet known what the...
  • San Francisco Supervisors Rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day

    01/23/2018 8:53:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    San Francisco supervisors Tuesday voted 10-1 to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples' Day despite a last-minute effort to delay the vote in response to objections from some members of the city's Italian-American community. Supervisor Aaron Peskin, who represents the North Beach neighborhood, where the annual parade on Columbus Day has long since been renamed as the Italian Heritage parade, asked the board to postpone a vote on the resolution after receiving a large number of emails from constituents. "I would like some time to figure out a path forward that works for our indigenous native peoples as well as...
  • Here’s What “Indigenous Peoples” Did to People They Didn’t Like… It’s Graphic

    10/12/2017 2:58:32 PM PDT · by plain talk · 90 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | October 9, 2017 | Ben Marquis
    The indigenous peoples who populated the New World prior to the arrival of Europeans were arguably even worse than the hated white men who eventually conquered them, in terms of civility and wanton violence toward their enemies. Indeed, far from things like slavery and genocide being introduced to the continent by Columbus and his successors, such acts of atrocity were already occurring widely among the various warring tribes of natives, who routinely enslaved, tortured, ritualistically slaughtered and even feasted upon their defeated enemies. That’s right — many indigenous peoples practiced cannibalism upon those they had conquered and oppressed. Is that...
  • President Trump’s border wall could carve path through Native American lands

    09/16/2017 4:14:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    KVOA-TV ^ | September 16, 2017 | NBC News
    Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Edward Manuel is determined to prevent President Trump's proposed border wall from carving a path through his tribe's lands — a move which he said would separate members from much needed resources and disrupt the community’s way of life. The nation, which is about the size of Connecticut, is a federally recognized tribe that has land and members on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border. “Walls are made to keep animals in or out, walls cannot contain people,” Manuel said. “People are too intelligent. They can always find a way to get over the wall, under...
  • Charter School Helps Native Americans

    08/28/2017 9:23:18 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 28, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Those who wish to aid Native Americans may want to think "outside the box," or at least outside the public school system. "Charter schools have played a growing role in Native peoples' efforts to gain control over their children's education," Tiffany Lee of the University of New Mexico and Teresa L. McCarty of UCLA wrote in a paper which appeared in the book, Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies. They looked at one in particular--the Native American Community Academy (NACA) in Albequerque. "At NACA, students take the state-required courses in math, English reading and writing, science and social studies," Lee and McCarty report....
  • Native Americans attacked the USA. Should N.A. reservations, monuments, statues be destroyed?

    Native American warriors attacked and butchered American troops and innocent American men, women and children. They owned slaves long before Columbus.
  • President Trump Hosts Tribal, State, and Local Energy Roundtable

    06/29/2017 3:05:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The White House ^ | June 28, 2017
    On Wednesday, President Donald J. Trump hosted a tribal, State, and local energy roundtable at the White House. He was joined by Governors Paul LePage, Kim Reynolds, Pete Ricketts, and Bill Walker, along with State and tribal leaders from around our great country. President Trump stated his Administration’s intent to roll back harmful regulations that prevent State, local, and tribal communities from accessing vital energy resources. These regulations hinder economic growth that would create jobs and could be used to fund roads, schools, and infrastructure. It is President Trump’s hope that the roundtable will allow for more cooperation between local...
  • Why Trump Is Still Calling Sen. Warren 'Pocahontas'

    05/02/2017 4:18:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2017 | Howie Carr
    President Donald Trump apparently knows more about Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s background than almost all of her left-wing supporters.Last Thursday, at the NRA convention in Atlanta, Trump again went after the senior senator from Massachusetts, calling her “Pocahontas.”As usual, the alt-left twitter-verse went crazy, accusing Trump of “racism” for poking fun at her now-abandoned claims of Native-American ancestry. But the fact is, Warren did for a period of time in her adult life claim to be of Cherokee ancestry, during which time she was hired to tenured faculty positions at two Ivy League law schools, Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania....
  • Before European Christians Forced Gender Roles, Native Americans Acknowledged 5 Genders

    04/06/2017 6:20:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 51 replies
    Bipartisan Review ^ | October 11, 2016 | Pearson McKinney
    It wasn’t until Europeans took over North America that natives adopted the ideas of gender roles. For Native Americans, there was no set of rules that men and women had to abide by in order to be considered a “normal” member of their tribe. In fact, people who had both female and male characteristics were viewed as gifted by nature, and therefore, able to see both sides of everything. According to Indian Country Today, all native communities acknowledged the following gender roles: “Female, male, Two Spirit female, Two Spirit male and Transgendered.”
  • Utah Tribes: The Photography of John K. Hillers

    03/08/2017 12:41:10 PM PST · by Utah Binger · 14 replies
    The Thunderbird Foundation ^ | January 2017 | Nelson B. Wadsworth
    John Jack Hillers: Utah Tribes - An Exhibition A rare collection of 116 albumen photographs taken between 1872-187
  • North Dakota, feds address garbage left at pipeline protest camp

    02/16/2017 2:22:39 PM PST · by theBuckwheat · 34 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | FEB. 15, 2017, | Blake Nicholson
    BISMARCK, N.D. – Federal and state officials announced plans Wednesday to accelerate cleanup at a camp in southern North Dakota that has housed hundreds and sometimes thousands of Dakota Access pipeline opponents. Officials fear the camp near the Cannonball River will soon flood due to warm weather and rapid snowmelt. They worry trash and debris left behind by people who have left in recent weeks might pollute the Missouri River and other nearby waterways. “With the amount of people that have been out there and the amount of estimated waste and trash out there, there is a good chance it...
  • Standing Rock rep impressed after meeting with Trump transition team

    12/16/2016 1:59:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Bismarck Tribune ^ | December 15, 2016 | Forum News Service
    A Standing Rock Sioux Tribe representative said the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy served as a springboard for discussion this week during a listening session with the Donald Trump’s transition team and tribal leaders. Chad Harrison, member of the Standing Rock Tribal Council, was among tribal leaders from around the country who participated in a listening session Wednesday in Washington. While the event was not focused on Dakota Access, the Standing Rock Tribe’s lawsuit over the pipeline’s Missouri River crossing raised awareness of broader issues, such as the need for greater tribal consultation on infrastructure projects and other policy issues, Harrison...
  • What the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Really About

    12/07/2016 2:25:44 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 56 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec 7, 2016 | Kevin Cramer
    What the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Really About The standoff isn’t about tribal rights or water, but a White House that ignores the rule of law. Kevin Cramer A little more than two weeks ago, during a confrontation between protesters and law enforcement, an improvised explosive device was detonated on a public bridge in southern North Dakota. That was simply the latest manifestation of the “prayerful” and “peaceful” protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Escalating tensions were temporarily defused Sunday when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at the direction of the Obama administration, announced it would refuse to grant...
  • Native Americans: Help Make America Great Again

    11/28/2016 5:15:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28 | Katie Kiefer
    Native Americans protesting the construction of the 1,200-mile Dakota Access oil pipeline: quit throwing rocks at police; stop setting cars ablaze; discard your “Children Don’t Drink Oil” signs—and join your fellow brothers and sisters in making America great again. “We don’t have weapons. … We are looking out for … the children who are not even born yet,” Standing Rock Sioux chairman David Archambault II said to defend his 10,000-member tribe’s use of violence, aggression and disorderly conduct to protest the construction of the $3.7 billion Dakota Access pipeline. No weapons? “A line of sheriff’s officers retreated in the face...
  • Americans must acknowledge Thanksgiving's racist origin

    11/23/2016 9:43:01 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 106 replies
    The Tulane Hullabaloo ^ | November 16, 2016 | Kathryne LeBell
    For college students especially, American Thanksgiving might be one of the best holidays of the year. Free food and childhood nostalgia can easily eclipse its dirty origin story. In truth, Thanksgiving has racist roots that are widely ignored by the American public. The glorification of colonialism and stereotyping of Native Americans should make anyone, regardless of race, pause and consider the cultural racism that has been a part of our childhood socialization.
  • Oklahoma Campus Protestors Hate The Term ‘Sooner,’ Because Racism

    10/20/2016 11:29:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 20, 2016 | Bre Payton
    Campus protestors at the University of Oklahoma are demanding the sexual assault prevention program “One Sooner” be renamed, charging its incorporation of a long-time state description actually references violence against Native Americans. The program, which is facilitated by the campus Gender + Equality center, aims to re-educate students to “use their influence on campus to prevent sexual assault and misconduct.”