Mass Incarceration Since 1492: Native American Encounters With Criminal Injustice

These are actual tiny child handcuffs used by the US government to restrain captured Native American children and drag them away from their families to send them to boarding schools where their identities, cultures and their rights to speak their Native languages were forcefully stripped away from them. (Photo: US government) Continue reading Sourced through from: U.S. police still

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Brown University Faculty Designates Fall Holiday as Indigenous People’s Day

PROVIDENCE— At its monthly meeting Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, the faculty of Brown University amended the Faculty Rules and Regulations to change the designation of the second Monday of October from Fall Weekend to Indigenous People’s Day. In April 2009, the faculty voted to change the name of Columbus Day to the Fall Weekend holiday after several months of discussion. Continue reading Sourced through

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Indigenous In New York [VIDEO]

Where does history begin? New York’s infamous Columbus Circle memorializes the founding of a new world and perpetuates the myth of American exceptionalism, while denying the violence against Indigenous people—a will to ignorance. With a crew of Natives, we asked over 100 New Yorkers to identify the “origin” of our Native models to understand where contemporary Native lives exist in

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American Indian Reservations Map w/ Reservation Names


This map shows the boundaries of the current 326 reservations, as well as all of the Tribal jurisdictional areas of Oklahoma and state reservations of the East Coast. Roughly 3% of the lower contiguous United States are still held by American Indian Nations. Sourced through from:

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On Apache Pizza and the Globalization of American Indian Cultural Appropriation


By Adam Hoffman, Guest Contributor   Given my lack of international travel experience, I had assumed that appropriation of American Indian culture was simply an American problem. But, it was standing outside of Apache Pizza in Dublin, Ireland that I witnessed the power of globalization. I realized the problem of appropriation of American Indian culture has moved well beyond the

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Watch Video Interview with Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Gregg Deal


The Native Arts Artist-in-Residence for this fall is Gregg Deal, acclaimed muralist, performance artist, and painter of the Pyramid Lake Paiute tribe. Gregg’s work focuses on contemporary native political issues. Check out our interview with Gregg about his current project below. And visit him during public hours in his studio at the DAM. His residency will culminate with a performance at Untitled Final Friday

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Sacheen Littlefeather


Sacheen Littlefeather (1946- ), a Native American activist and actress, is best known for refusing an Academy Award on behalf of Marlon Brando in 1973. He had won Best Actor for playing Don Corleone in “The Godfather” (1972), his most famous role. Brando thought it better to go to the stand-off at Wounded Knee between AIM and the FBI than to go to

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Number Of Unaccompanied Minors Detained At U.S. Border Continues To Rise


The number of unaccompanied minors detained at the U.S. border with Mexico continues to rise, with more than 6,700 taken into custody in December alone, according to the latest figures released this week.   The number is a jump from roughly 5,600 detained in November and 4,973 in October, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Compared to same

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