LAST REAL INDIANS

Last week on the Pine Ridge Rez in Manderson, SD an officer was caught on tape tasering an unarmed, non-violent tribal member 23 times! These abuses of power by the police must cease.

lastrealindians:

HELP A NATIVE AMERICAN FAMILY THAT IS BEING SUED BY THEIR CHILD’S SCHOOL FOR QUESTIONING CULTURALLY OFFENSIVE THANKSGIVING CURRICULUM

The Eagle Bull- Oxendine family is being sued by their child’s school for defamation, because they asked the school to permanently change their offensive and culturally insensitive Thanksgiving curriculum and to honor a two-year scholarship taken from their daughter after they voiced their concern over Native appropriation there. The school was having children make feathered headbands and literally play Indian. When the Native parents expressed disapproval over it, rather than address this racially sensitive issue, the school told them to keep their children home from class.

This case is moving forward and they need to raise funds to defray mounting legal expenses. Please share this link and donate what you can. If they lose, we all lose. This case has the potential to set dangerous precedent where Natives are effectively gagged from speaking out against redface, appropriation and the abuse of our culture and sacred ways by mainstream society. This is legal conquest. We can’t allow them to play Indian and hide behind judicial robes to do it. Thank you.

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Reblogged from LAST REAL INDIANS

Samantha Paul's remains found, now First Nation wants inquiry

kristenlw:

I recall that a year ago the UN requested that Canada do a national inquiry into violence against the country’s aboriginal women. Our government decided that a better solution would be to ignore the problem until it goes away.

I would encourage every Canadian to take two minutes to write out a quick email or make a short call to your MP, requesting a national inquiry on violence against aboriginal women.

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Reblogged from Reality of Normality

Rape culture was intertwined with colonization from the very beginning. Rape of Native women was one of the colonizers’ tools of oppression. None of this is new. This is older than America. When we talk about rape culture in America, we are talking about something that has a legacy wrapped up in the genocide of Native peoples. This does not affect only Native American women; this affects all American women.

Elissa Washuta, on her new memoir My Body is a Book of Rules, which explores her identity as a bipolar Native woman survivor of sexual violence [source] (via nitanahkohe)

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Reblogged from mé'êško'áe

petergong:

My red cedar panel with wolf / moon design done, 19” in diameter#handcrafted #redcedar #route7 #missionbc #nativeart #myart #inspirednative #authenticindigenusart #abaloneinlays #bcfirstnations #britishcolumbia #canada #vancity #vancouver

petergong:

My red cedar panel with wolf / moon design done, 19” in diameter#handcrafted #redcedar #route7 #missionbc #nativeart #myart #inspirednative #authenticindigenusart #abaloneinlays #bcfirstnations #britishcolumbia #canada #vancity #vancouver

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Reblogged from Full Circle by Peter Gong