“We carry the spirit of a People who are victorious!”: Honoring the Battle of Greasy Grass | NDN Collective
This year, 2021, marks 145 years since allied bands of Lakota, Dakota, Cheyenne, Arapaho and others defeated the 7th regiment of the US Cavalry led by General George Armstrong Custer. On June 25, 1876, the 7th Cavalry was tasked with removing Lakota and Cheyenne residents from the Little Bighorn River with the ultimate goal of forcing them onto reservations.
From residential school survivor to master sk8er, strength and resilience
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced Tuesday that she is launching the Federal Indian Boarding School Truth Initiative, a first-of-its-kind comprehensive review of the “devastating history” of the U.S. government’s policy of forcing Native American children into boarding schools for assimilation into white culture.
TK’EMLUPS – With plenty of orange and purple shirts, drumming and songs, it was hard to miss the large group walking across the Red Bridge Friday morning (June 11) to begin ‘Walking Our Spirits Home.’ Hundreds of people began the first day of the three-day trek from Pioneer Park Friday, going over the Red Bridge to the Tk’emlúps Arbour, before continuing along Shuswap Road.
Two Catholic churches on First Nations reserves in western Canada have been destroyed by overnight fires that investigators are treating as suspicious. Early Monday morning, fires consumed both the Sacred Heart church, on territory of the Penticton Indian Band and the St Gregory’s church, on the territory of the Osoyoos Indian Band.
he dead don’t bury themselves. This is one of the first lessons that every student of archaeology must learn. A grave is never evidence of some Pompeii moment, a freeze-frame of someone as they were in life. It shows how that person was treated in death and by posterity.
YUMA – Preston Arrow-weed raises his rattle, crafted from an empty tin can, pebbles and a wooden handle, as he leads another in a series of songs that describe the lands, waters and ecology of the lower Colorado River Valley.
The apology marked the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest and 200 years of Mexican independence from Spain.
A hard truth exposed by the 27th grievance—and its racist depiction of Native Americans as “merciless Indian savages” In this way, the 27th grievance helped lay the foundation for an American nationalism that would demonize the continent’s indigenous people, especially when they resisted American aggressions.
The revolution wasn’t only an effort to establish independence from the British-it was also a push to preserve slavery and suppress Native American resistance. Professor of history at University of Oregon “We hold these truths to be self evident.”
ast week, Rick Santorum repeated a widely held myth of US exceptionalism. “We came here and created a blank slate, we birthed a nation from nothing,” the former US senator and CNN commentator told the rightwing Young America’s Foundation’s summit. “It was born of the people who came here.”
The white “race” was invented by rich Virginians in 1676 in the aftermath of a populous rebellion of impoverished, indentured, and enslaved Africans and Europeans now known as Bacon’s Rebellion.
Why Are More Cities Divesting From Big Oil? It’s Moral-and Practical Direct divestments and lawsuits that began on the West Coast are spreading, with New York the latest city to pull its funding out of oil and coal. By Sylvia Chi YES!
A lawsuit filed by the Orutsararmiut Native Council has led to a judgment that invalidates a key permit for what could be one of the largest gold mines in the world: Donlin Gold in western Alaska. State Judge Z. Kent Sullivan ruled Monday that the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation erred when it issued a clean water certificate to Donlin Gold.
The animated film Bigfoot Family has come under fire in Canada – but not because of its stilted dialogue or confusing plot. Instead, a government-funded lobbying group has targeted the movie – a fantasy epic featuring a human family whose father is Bigfoot – on the grounds that it “peddles lies” about the oil and gas industry.
cott Schuyler doesn’t need to see the Skagit River to know something is wrong. As he walks down the river’s steep embankment, wet rock and moss under each step, he can hear the problem. “The river should be singing to us right now, it should be free flowing,” Schuyler says as cold February rain drops silently disappear into his quilted blue jacket.