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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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 Scoop.it

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One of Canada’s Biggest Cities Just Officially Admitted That It Was Built on Unceded Aboriginal Territory

Vancouver city council decided that the land still belongs to the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.smithsonianmag.com The first western settlement built in what is now the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, went up in 1893. Little more than a trading post set up by the Hudson’s Bay Company, a fur-trading company that at one point owned most of

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Native American Activist #RexdaleHenry Found Dead In Jail Cell After Traffic Fine Arrest

By Counter Current News A Native American activist was recently arrested and found dead in jail under conditions very similar to those of Sandra Bland in Texas. Rexdale W. Henry, 53, was recently found dead inside the Neshoba County Jail in Philadelphia, Mississippi, on July 14th. He had been arrested over failure to pay a minor traffic citation. Local WTOK, reported that

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Tribe Seeks Hate Crime Charges After Parks Employee Shot 2 Native Americans, Killing 1

By Rachelle Blidner The Northern Arapaho Tribe wants a Wyoming man charged with a hate crime after police say he killed one tribal member and wounded another at a detox center while targeting homeless alcoholics. Roy Clyde, a 32-year-old parks employee, told authorities he shot Stallone Trooper and James (Sonny) Goggles as they were lying in beds at the Center of Hope in

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Heart of Decolonization Gathering

Heart of Decolonization A gathering for decolonizing people of diverse backgrounds who are in positions of teaching and inspiring others to decolonize while occupying stolen Native lands still under resistance. SAVE THE (TENTATIVE) DATE! September 4-6, 2015 Independent Lakota Territory Hosted by the Lakota Cante Tenza Okolakiciye (Strong Heart Warrior Society) This unique gathering is intended to bring together a

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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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