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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The Cobell Case and Indian Reservation Ownership

See on Scoop.it – 500 Nations “The Cobell Case, known my many different names, was a class action suit filed by Native American representatives against two departments of the United States government. …” … “If you thought that the Indians “owned” the reservations outright, they didn’t. Even in earlier circumstances, in the early 1700s in North Carolina, the Tuscarora Indians

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On Native Ground – Episode 1

See on Scoop.it – 500 Nations Featuring interviews and native talent segments including Olympian Mr. Billy Mills, ‘Red Hook Summer’s’ Spike Lee alongside cast Coleman Domingo, Fred Tolliver Jr., and James McBride, and musical guests Shawn Michael Perry, Beck Black, Arigon Star, MC Redcloud, Crystal Lightning. This episode also features it’s first sports storytelling segment of ‘Games of the North’

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