The Occupation of Alcatraz

In the Occupation of Alcatraz (1969-1971) Native Americans took over the island of Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay, its infamous prison having been closed down some years before. The Alcatraz Proclamation to the Great White Father and his People, 1969: “We, the native Americans, reclaim the land known as Alcatraz Island in the name of all American Indians by right of discovery.

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On Police and Stolen Native Lives: A Lakota Mother Speaks

On July 12, 2015, Paul Castaway was shot and killed by Denver police while holding a knife to his own throat. The police initially claimed that Castaway, a mentally ill Indigenous man, had charged at them with a knife after stabbing his own mother in the neck. Surveillance footage would later contradict those claims and support the accounts of Castaway’s

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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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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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