People were arrested near Seattle yesterday for blocking trains carrying Bakken crude to a Tesoro refinery.
By Bunky Echohawk
Whether she’s Native is irrelevant because those who wear warbonnets earn them. Each feather is symbolic of a heroic act of valor or self sacrifice. She doesn’t have the right to wear it. I’d notify them why it’s offensive and then report it. Facebook does nothing to stop cultural appropriation but that doesn’t mean we should stop trying.
There is no concrete evidence that Native Americans have a higher rate of Alzheimer’s or dementia, but you can inherit a higher likelihood of either if other family members have suffered from it. There’s increasing proof that eating a healthy diet, exercising, and staying active mentally can stave off these debilitating conditions. Being Native alone is not enough to increase your risk though.
Happy 46th Anniversary to the American Indian Movement
Become a MEMBER at http://lakota.cc/1kvf8ka. #OurChildrenAreSacred
In recent weeks, The Mette Affair has crept out of the shadows and has gained momentum. If you are not familiar with this case, please see http://lakotalaw.org/special-reports/the-mette-affair to familiarize yourself. This case epitomizes the corruption of the state of South Dakota and underscores why it is so crucial to create a Lakota run foster care system. We are determined that this deeply disturbing and bone chilling case of sexual and physical abuse of Lakota foster children by their foster parents never occurs again. A “Twitter Storm” began on July 13th and has gained significant ground. To see all of the relevant content surrounding this storm go to twitter.com and search #metterapescandal. It is essential that you, as the “public”, show your support for these innocent children, who were abandoned and forgotten for so long.
Some recent news coverage regarding this case can be found at:
Contact Trace DeMeyer. She helps Native adoptees and their descendants so she may be able to help you. Here is a link to a blog she runs: http://splitfeathers.blogspot.com/?m=1