Interview with Celeste De Luna, Xicana artist – Xica Nation


Hello and welcome to Xica Nation.  Could you tell us your name, age, nation and how you identify? Celeste De Luna, 40,  Xicana, I identify myself as an indigenous person of the North American continent, one in the process of trying to decolonize my mind and spirit and that of my family.  The loss is so great that it feels

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Tlahtolli: Interview with Carlos Aceves, teacher and author – Xica Nation


By Xica Nation What is your name, title/what you do, and how you identify?  Where are you from? Carlos Aceves, bilingual teacher, I am writer, presenter, and I identify as a human being first and foremost, with my ethnic identity is Mexican, which in Nahuatl means “universal citizen”. I was born in Mazatlan, Sinaloa and grew up in Juarez and El

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Full-blood Comanche marries Cowboy, Fights for Native Rights, Women’s Rights & against Segregation [DOCUMENTARY]

LaDonna Harris

  LADONNA HARRIS: INDIAN 101 chronicles the life of Comanche activist and national civil rights leader LaDonna Harris and the role that she has played in Native and mainstream American history since the 1960s.   Harris’s activism began in Oklahoma, fighting segregation and assisting grassroots Native and women’s groups. She continued her work in Washington DC where she helped to

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SNL 40th Anniversary: Mike Myers and Native Imagery


By Adrienne K. This week, Saturday Night Live turned 40. The show had an epic 3.5 hour long special episode, with cameos and performances from tons of folks involved during the show’s history. I watched it last night as I was grading papers (meaning I half-watched it), and didn’t expect there to be any Native representations, because there never are (except

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From Truth Telling to Land Return: 4 Ways White People Can Work for Indigenous Justice


  For those of us who consider ourselves progressive, it’s not enough to, as Andrea Smith puts it in Conquest, “bemoan the genocide of Native peoples” while “implicitly [sanctioning] it by refusing to question the legitimacy of the settler nation responsible for this genocide.” We have to act — and in doing so, we have to risk something.   – Click

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