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People were arrested near Seattle yesterday for blocking trains carrying Bakken crude to a Tesoro refinery.

People were arrested near Seattle yesterday for blocking trains carrying Bakken crude to a Tesoro refinery.

Hi! Quick question on Facebook a photographer friend post a model pic of a girl in a Native American Headress. She's not Native American as far as I kno, should I report the pic? Or ask them if she is? I don't want people getting offended! Thanks!

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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.

2/2 worred because my grandfather was half NA but he died 35 years ago so he never got a chance to become old. Are there any studies that have proven that natives are at a bigger chance?

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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.

1/2 Hi, my grandmother is Seminole and both her and her mother have/had a rare form of dementia. Her neurologists say that it's most likely from being NA and I was wondering if you know if NAs are more prone to alztimers and dementia? My family is

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I know the video about the protest shouldn't have been funny, but there was one moment when one of the uncomfortable white protestors with a sign is just like "Yeah!" but omg he sounds so confused and I lost it, it was perfect. Thanks for sharing it.

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Happy 46th Anniversary to the American Indian Movement

Happy 46th Anniversary to the American Indian Movement

lakotapeopleslawproject:

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:
http://100r.org/2012/12/rough-justice-in-indian-child-welfare/
http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2014/05/03/secrecy-cloaks-investigations-sd-social-services/8682969/

lakotapeopleslawproject:

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:

http://100r.org/2012/12/rough-justice-in-indian-child-welfare/

http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2014/05/03/secrecy-cloaks-investigations-sd-social-services/8682969/

Do you have any tips on finding out about your tribe affiliation? My grandmother is native & she used to tell me stories when I was younger, but I can't really recall all that much about them & she has alzheimer's so most days are too bad to get any information from her about it. She is one of 16 siblings (last surviving) & her name (first/last) changed after she was adopted out. I think we know her given first name, but it's not that helpful. From what she can remember, she grew up in TX/OK.

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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