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nativeamericannews:

I’m Not Your Disappearing Indian
Sometimes, you forget you’re an “Indian” — someone who is just a figment of someone else’s imagination. You’re a princess or a fierce warrior. On Halloween, you’re that pocahottie costume that attracts the guys; at a football game, you’re that headdress the fans wear as they put back the beer and scream at the refs.

nativeamericannews:

I’m Not Your Disappearing Indian

Sometimes, you forget you’re an “Indian” — someone who is just a figment of someone else’s imagination. You’re a princess or a fierce warrior. On Halloween, you’re that pocahottie costume that attracts the guys; at a football game, you’re that headdress the fans wear as they put back the beer and scream at the refs.


(Source: indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com)

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22nd of February in 1876, Zitkala Sa was born on the Yankton Indian Reservation in South Dakota. She would go on to write several books, including American Indian Stories, co-write the first Native American opera, and found the National Council of American Indians. She was also a talented musician — before becoming a writer and activist, she played the violin with the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston for two years.
For more information about this pioneering organizer, listen to RWHP founder Shelby Knox’s profile of her over at Chick History: http://bit.ly/11OExwz

radicalwomen:

22nd of February in 1876, Zitkala Sa was born on the Yankton Indian Reservation in South Dakota. She would go on to write several books, including American Indian Stories, co-write the first Native American opera, and found the National Council of American Indians. She was also a talented musician — before becoming a writer and activist, she played the violin with the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston for two years.

For more information about this pioneering organizer, listen to RWHP founder Shelby Knox’s profile of her over at Chick History: http://bit.ly/11OExwz

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Ranchers And Tribal Communities Team Up For #NOKXL Keystone Protest - #IDLENOMORE @BarackObama

idlenomorewisconsin:

Indigenous leader Kandi Mosset was arrested at an anti-Keystone XL sit-in in front of the White House in Sept. 2011. | Shadia Fayne Wood

Another major anti-Keystone XL protest will hit Washington, D.C. in April, and it’s bringing together two unlikely allies.

On April 22, the Cowboy Indian Alliance — a group of of ranchers, farmers and tribal communities living along the proposed route of the Alberta to Nebraska oil pipeline — is going to ride to Washington, D.C. and set up camp near the White House for their "Reject and Protect" campaign. They’ll host anti-Keystone XL events for several days, and will conclude their stay with a march to the White House on April 27. The Alliance has encouraged thousands of activists to participate, and welcomes any allies to join them.

This rally gives a voice to the communities that would be most impacted by Keystone XL, and their message is clear — to protect land, water and climate now and for future generations. The Keystone XL would cross several rivers and the Ogallala Aquifer, which would put wildlife, public water supplies and croplands in danger if a spill were to occur, according to the National Wildlife Federation.

“Dirty tar sands threaten our climate, and they threaten the health and well-being of the people who live along the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline route,” said Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune in a press release. “For these families, nothing short of their water, land, and their children’s safety is at stake.”

The State Department — which is responsible for approving or rejecting the 800,000 barrel per day pipeline because it crosses an international border — recently ended a final 30-day public comment period. Activists have mounted increasing pressure on the Obama administration to reject the project, delivering over two million comments on March 7 following a series of mass arrests in front of the White House earlier that week.

Join us April 27th - #NOKXL
On April 22nd, our alliance of pipeline fighters — ranchers, farmers, tribal communities, and their friends — called the Cowboy Indian Alliance will ride into Washington DC for the next, and perhaps final, chapter in the fight against Keystone XL.

http://rejectandprotect.org/

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Bloquons les sables bitumineux - Let’s block the tar sands from Mario Jean on Vimeo.

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idlenomorewisconsin:

WHEN NON-NATIVE GRAPHIC ARTISTS STEAL NATIVE ART, AND TRADITIONS FOR STEREOTYPING, AND GLORIFYING THE RACIST TEAM KNOWN AS THE CLEVELAND INDIANS BRINGS THE #OSCAR AWARDS TO BE THE PURE EXAMPLE OF #REDFACE DISGRACE! 
When you look at University or School stats this reminds me of the battle #NotYourMascot. Native Americans cover approximately 1-2% of the population. So when those ask, we didn’t hear #ChangeTheMascot soundbite before, I say look at our population. 
- Its time people understand that we are not your #RedSambo #Totumpole Sidekick nor is our Art, Ceremonial, Identity or Traditions. Time to Recycle and #WhiteOut Stereotypes. (GV Art Design - Racist Apparel Line - http://gvartwork.myshopify.com/)
Minorities in Faculty: Of the 12,159 full-time salaried employees in 2012, 9,428 are classified as white American — making up 77.5 percent of the faculty. The study shows that, of the remaining employees, 1,632 identify as African-American, 574 as Asian American, 149 as Hispanic American, 16 as Native American or Alaskan, seven as Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 52 as multi-racial. http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2014/03/minorities-make-up-just-22-5-percent-of-faculty
As much we can admire the Art of GV Artwork, hasn’t the artist heard of vigorous Federal enforcement of the Indian Arts & Crafts Act, and the revitalization of Native languages (resource NCAI). Similarly, the Indian Arts & Crafts Act (IACA), also enacted in 1990, was intended to protect tribal cultural resources by preventing the sale of goods that are falsely represented to have been made by Indians. However, IACA has been ineffective because of inadequate enforcement and weak penalties that do not sufficiently deter potential violators. It is imperative that the federal government live up to its enforcement responsibilities under both NAGPRA and IACA, so that the legislative intent behind both laws can be fulfilled.
:: The law covers all Indian and Indian-style traditional and contemporary arts and crafts produced after 1935. The Act broadly applies to the marketing of arts and crafts by any person in the United States. Some traditional items frequently copied by non-Indians include Indian-style jewelry, pottery, baskets, carved stone fetishes, woven rugs, kachina dolls, and clothing. ::
Councilman Zack Reed Wants Chief Wahoo Logo Gone - 

idlenomorewisconsin:

WHEN NON-NATIVE GRAPHIC ARTISTS STEAL NATIVE ART, AND TRADITIONS FOR STEREOTYPING, AND GLORIFYING THE RACIST TEAM KNOWN AS THE CLEVELAND INDIANS BRINGS THE #OSCAR AWARDS TO BE THE PURE EXAMPLE OF #REDFACE DISGRACE! 

When you look at University or School stats this reminds me of the battle #NotYourMascot. Native Americans cover approximately 1-2% of the population. So when those ask, we didn’t hear #ChangeTheMascot soundbite before, I say look at our population.

- Its time people understand that we are not your #RedSambo #Totumpole Sidekick nor is our Art, Ceremonial, Identity or Traditions. Time to Recycle and #WhiteOut Stereotypes. (GV Art Design - Racist Apparel Line - http://gvartwork.myshopify.com/)


Minorities in Faculty: Of the 12,159 full-time salaried employees in 2012, 9,428 are classified as white American — making up 77.5 percent of the faculty. The study shows that, of the remaining employees, 1,632 identify as African-American, 574 as Asian American, 149 as Hispanic American, 16 as Native American or Alaskan, seven as Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 52 as multi-racial. http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2014/03/minorities-make-up-just-22-5-percent-of-faculty

As much we can admire the Art of GV Artwork, hasn’t the artist heard of vigorous Federal enforcement of the Indian Arts & Crafts Act, and the revitalization of Native languages (resource NCAI). Similarly, the Indian Arts & Crafts Act (IACA), also enacted in 1990, was intended to protect tribal cultural resources by preventing the sale of goods that are falsely represented to have been made by Indians. However, IACA has been ineffective because of inadequate enforcement and weak penalties that do not sufficiently deter potential violators. It is imperative that the federal government live up to its enforcement responsibilities under both NAGPRA and IACA, so that the legislative intent behind both laws can be fulfilled.

:: The law covers all Indian and Indian-style traditional and contemporary arts and crafts produced after 1935. The Act broadly applies to the marketing of arts and crafts by any person in the United States. Some traditional items frequently copied by non-Indians include Indian-style jewelry, pottery, baskets, carved stone fetishes, woven rugs, kachina dolls, and clothing. ::

Councilman Zack Reed Wants Chief Wahoo Logo Gone

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policymic:

#NotYourTonto fires back at Academy and ‘The Lone Ranger’

Indigenous activist and writer Jacqueline Keeler came up with hashtag #NotYourTonto to respond to the nomination. Keeler, who had also organized the hashtag #NotYourMascot to protest the Washington Redskins during the Super Bowl, teamed up with fellow indigenous activist Ethan Keller to organize a Facebook event and Twitterstorm starting the night of March 2. The National Congress of American Indians and EONM (Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry) also signed on to help promote the movement.

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