The “Redskin” Issue – Again (and always)

Native Leaders Criticize Washington Post’s ‘Redskins’ Poll By SIMON MOYASMITH   Several Native leaders and activists have called a Washington Post report claiming that most Native Americans do not find the name of the Washington Redskins NFL franchise offensive “flawed” and otherwise uninformed. On May 19, the Post reported that a poll of 504 “ordinary Indians” found that…

It Might Be Insensitive…But Art is Free Expression, Right?

Came across this in my weekly newsletter from Indian Country Today. I don’t agree with ICTMN that what this artist did is ‘cultural appropriation,’ but I do feel it was incredibly insensitive of him to even consider this to be acceptable art. I wonder what the response would’ve been from the Black community if he’d…

Pine Ridge Reservation Grass Roots Housing and Community

awesome article in Indian Country Today: Thunder Valley CDC Begins Grassroots Housing and Community Construction on Pine Ridge Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/04/22/thunder-valley-cdc-begins-grassroots-housing-and-community-construction-pine-ridge-164219 Sarah Sunshine Manning 4/22/16 “We are focused on creating our own pathway out of poverty by building local skill and leadership capacity, exercising our sovereignty, and creating a space that empowers our community to…

No Indians at the Oscars

Once again, a wonderful, eye-opening article from Indian Country Today. Soooo tired of American Indians being left out of the national conversations…regardless of the subject, we are NOT included. They don’t even include us in their Federal statistics (e.g., unemployment stats) because we’d skew the hell out of their pretty numbers. And in Hollywood, its…

Celebrate Leonard Peltier: U.S. Political Prisoner for Forty Years

From Indian Country this week: A Rally For Peltier In 1976, Leonard Peltier went behind bars for the murder of two federal agents. Forty years later, his advocates have not forgotten him. Supporters gathered on February 6 to mark and protest the 40th anniversary of his incarceration in the federal prison system. The “International Day of Solidarity”…