Guatemala: first trial for systematic violations of indigenous women

Guatemala’s recent history bears the mark of a 36 year long, painful internal armed conflict, during which the State systematically violated the rights of the Mayan population.   According to the Report of the Commission for the Historical Clarification of Human Rights Violations in Guatemala, 83.3 percent of the human rights violations were committed against them. Indigenous women have particularly suffered

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The Revenant Showcases Native Americans in Hollywood

Published January 14, 2016   LOS ANGELES– Red Nation Films is proud to congratulate Leonardo DiCaprio, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and the cast and crew of The Revenant for their Golden Globe awards. That’s especially true for the movie’s Native performers, including Forrest Goodluck, Duane Howard, Arthur RedCloud, and newcomer Melaw Nakehk’o, who stole the show at the end with her

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Alaska Native Lydia Doza will Sit with First Lady for State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON — The White House announced Sunday that Lydia Doza, 24, an Alaska Native woman from Anchorage, will be seated with the First Lady Michelle Obama for State of the Union on Tuesday night.   Each year, the White House selects citizens to sit in the First Lady’s box during the annual State of the Union address. Doza is one of

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Saint Regis Mohawk Increases Tribal Minimum Wage

AKWESASNE, NEW YORK – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is pleased to announce it has increased the minimum wage for all tribal employees to $11.03. The new minimum wage went into effect on January 1, 2016 and will immediately benefit approximately 120 tribal employees. It is an increase of 95 cents from the previous minimum wage of $10.08 per/hour.   Continue reading

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Video Shows Non-violent Native Man Severely Beaten by Crazed Cop for Praying by a Seal

Honolulu, HI – Jamie Kalani Rice, a native Hawaiian, has filed a federal complaint against Honolulu police for an unprovoked beating he received from Officer Ming Wang, which was captured on videotape.   Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/native-hawaiian-man-pepper-sprayed-beaten-baton-maniacal-cop-chanting-monk-seal/#sQOECRGFWWbzU8Sz.99 Sourced through Scoop.it from: thefreethoughtproject.com

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Ten-Year-Old Wukchumni Boy’s Refusal to Sing Derogatory Song Leads to Song Removal

VISALIA, CALIFORNIA – Fourth-grader Alex Fierro, a member of the Wukchumni (Yokut) tribe, proves one person’s action–or lack of action–can make a difference. He is already at his young age a catalyst for change in his school district. Alex, 10, refused to sing “21 Missions” in his music class. “21 Missions” is a song that glorifies all 21 Catholic missions in California.

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Are You a Fan of Space Invaders? If so, You’re going to love INVADERS!

Remember the classic 8-bit game Space Invaders?   If you’re too young to remember, Space Invaders is a video game that became an instant hit after it’s release in 1978. It is considered to be one of the most addicting games ever made. And for us older geeks, Space Invaders holds the distinction of being one of the first video games

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Métis People

Métis people (aka Katipâmsôchik), one of the Aboriginal peoples in Canada who trace their descent to mixed First Nations and European heritage. The Métis homeland includes regions scattered across Canada, as well as parts of the northern United States (specifically Montana, North Dakota, and northwest Minnesota).   Click through for more Sourced through Scoop.it from: mixedamericanlife.wordpress.com

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