After Years of Oppression US to Pay Out Nearly $1 Billion to Native Americans

Albuquerque, NM — In a historic settlement, Native American tribes have been awarded nearly a billion dollars. The U.S. Department of Justice announced this week that a settlement was reached with 645 Native American Tribes for the sum of $940 million dollars. The settlement stems from a 1990 lawsuit, which claimed the U.S. government failed… Sourced through from:

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A deep read of Netflix descriptions: Pocahontas edition

 by Adrienne K Last night I went on a mini Twitter-rant when I discovered that Pocahontas was on Netflix. It wasn’t the fact that the move was just on the site, it was the description that they had assigned it. Oh the description: Continue reading Sourced through from:

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This Native American Muslim Uber Driver Just Went Viral for the Wrong Reason

Sonia Martinez of Denver, CO has taken the public by storm after reporting yet another case of racial discrimination. As part of the Facebook group “Uber’s Woman Driving Network”, Martinez was attacked by Rene Hunter, another alleged Uber client, concerning her identity as a Muslim Driver for Uber. Her post containing racist sentiments has gone viral, spreading across Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Reditt,

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Why Racial Justice Work Needs to Address Settler Colonialism and Native Rights

How can we include settler colonialism in our work – especially as it relates to racism against non-Native people of color? It’s complicated, but this article’s got some crucial answers.   Understand Racism and Settler Colonialism as Connected Forms of Oppression Examine How Settler Colonialism Creates Tensions Between Anti-Racism Work and Decolonization Learn That If You’re on US Land, You’re

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Department of Interior, Indian Affairs, Hiring a Genealogist


The NGS website announced this week an opening at the Department of Interior, Indian Affairs, for a genealogist in the Washington DC vicinity.  Let’s hope that whoever they hire also understands, and I mean really understands, DNA testing – as they assuredly will be bombarded with questions about how DNA testing pertains to Native people and their descendants.   Continue reading Sourced through

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Navajo Kindergartner Sent Home First Day of School For Having Long Hair – UPDATE

Navajo boy sent home for long hair.

By Toyacoyah Brown on August 28, 2014   “Malachi was excited to start school all summer long. After we had enrolled him he was excited, everyday it was the question, ‘mom are we going to school?’” said Malachi’s mother, April Wilson.   Excited about his first day of school, Malachi walked into the doors of F.J. Young Elementary only to

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American Indians – Legal Recognition


A guest post by Jefe: American Indians seek legal recognition for many reasons, usually related tosovereignty. Tribal sovereignty refers to tribes’ right to govern themselves, define their own membership, manage tribal property, and regulate tribal affairs. It further recognizes the existence of a government-to-government relationship between such tribes and other governments, be they tribal, foreign, state or federal.   Continue reading Sourced through

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