Judy Kuhn: Colors of the Wind

Remarks: Judy Kuhn (White American) is the one who sings this song in the Disney film “Pocahontas” (1995). The song was written by Steven Schwartz and composed by Alan Mencken. All three are Jewish Americans born in New York who came to Disney by way of Broadway. I would count this as a case of Hollywood whitewashing.   Continue reading and for

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Book: Malinche, Pocahontas, and Sacagawea

The first Europeans to arrive in North America’s various regions relied on Native women to help them navigate unfamiliar customs and places. This study of three well-known and legendary female cultural intermediaries, Malinche, Pocahontas, and Sacagawea, examines their initial contact with Euro-Americans, their negotiation of multinational frontiers, and their symbolic representation over time. Well before their first contact with Europeans

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Maps Show What The Americas Would Look Like if We Were Grateful for Indigenous Culture

Aaron Carapella, 36, is a self-taught Native historian and cartographer with a degree in business and years of activism under his belt. During the time he spent with the American Indian Movement, he remembers standing arm in arm with other protesters to block government officials and corporations from encroaching onto Native land. But it’s his mapmaking he feels that’s had the

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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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‘Rising Voices’ Chronicles Effort to Save Lakota Language

Florentine Films/Hott Productions, in association with The Language Conservancy, presents a new documentary project: Rising Voices/Hótȟaŋiŋpi. Five years in the making, this multi-platform project tells the story of Lakota Language Revitalization. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.youtube.com HT Colorlines

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