Interview with Choreographer Rulan Tangen

Rulan Tangen. Photo by Kate Russell   In this Episode we hear how Artist Rulan Tangen holds a deep and thorough understanding of dance as a cultural, artistic, educational and commercial medium that can renew culture, cross-pollinate other art forms, express diversity, inspire social, personal, environmental healing, strengthen communities, integrate language and can have a positive effect towards other components

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Red Lake Nation Agrees to $18.5 Million Settlement with Enbridge

Published December 30, 2015 RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION — On December 22, 2015, the Red Lake Nation Tribal Council voted to accept an $18.5 million offer from Enbridge to end an ongoing dispute over a oil line going through the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota. On December 18, 2015, Enbridge officials met with the Red Lake Nation Tribal Council.

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Senate Passed Bill Expediting Fossil Fuel Extraction on Native American Land Two Days Before Paris Agreement

Indigenous peoples’ rights nearly did not make it into the global deal signed at the United Nations COP21 climate summit in Paris, serving as one of the more controversial sticking points in the road toward the signing of the Paris Agreement. Eventually, though, the Paris Agreement came to include five mentions of the importance of protecting indigenous rights with regards

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Coca-Cola under fire over ad showing Coke handout to indigenous people

Consumer rights and health groups are calling on the Mexican government to ban a new Coca-Cola ad depicting young white people handing out Coke as a service project at an indigenous community in southern Oaxaca state.         The ad has been criticised for its depiction of light-skinned, model-like young people joyously constructing a Coca-Cola tree in town and hauling

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John Trudell

John Trudell (1946- ) is a Native American (Santee Sioux) activist and spoken-word poet. His FBI file, at over 17,000 pages, was once among the biggest. He took part in the. Occupation of Alcatraz (1969-1971), becoming the voice ofRadio Free Alcatraz   From 1973 to 1979, he was Chairman of the American Indian Movement (AIM). It was modelled in part on the Black

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Sadistic Cop on Trial for Tasering Unresponsive Native Man 17 Times Until Bystanders Made Her Stop

Rapid City, SD – In August of 2014, Rebecca M. Sotherland, a police officer formerly employed for the Oglala Sioux Tribe, was videotaped tazering a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe 17 times while he laid unresponsive on the ground on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Sotherland was indicted by a federal grand jury only days… Sourced through Scoop.it from: thefreethoughtproject.com

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The Rosa Parks Story

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was the greatest, most distinguished African American Woman Civil Rights Activist of our time. The woman known as “the first lady of civil rights” was born February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama to James McCauley and Leona Edwards, her parents, a carpenter and a teacher, respectively. Her ancestry was a mixture of African American, Cherokee-Creek and

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