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Tribal members denied entry into Olympic Trials by Kayla Godowa-Tufti

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Featured

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BOYCOTT KING ESTATE WINERY: Tribal members denied entry into Olympic Trials July 4th 2016 (Eugene, Oregon) While the Tracktown16 Olympic trials were circulating through the media over the weekend, a lesser known event took place at the gates of “historic” Hayward Field. A group of concerned citizens representing the group “Save TV Butte” peacefully gathered calling for a boycott of King Estate Winery products and all investments of Edward King. King Estate Winery is the official wine sponsor of the Tracktown16 Olympic trials in Eugene. Ed King, of King Estate Winery has also created Old Hazeldell LLC that has investments in creating a quarry mine in...

Umbilical Cord by Tyrone Ross Thompson

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Featured

Non Treaty died when you elevated your self above other people cutting off roots with colonial wealth a pin needle can slight their ego and every night They’ll relentlessly rumor monger with constant energy a character assassin until they feel better within a caste there is no humility capable to marginalize their own indigenous humanity Could keep it a hundred with a linear mind set but it’s subjugated a circle is needed to survive & empower forever expanding & inclusive with a matriarchy lost their balance of original society But I have my own imperfection a set of weakness and faults a self-hate into a rage of addiction inanimate...

War Eagle Camp, By Mytuva Russell

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Featured

I’ve recently found a photo posted to Twitter by someone I follow. This person had posted the picture claiming cultural appropriation against natives. I’m the kind of person who will comment on something and explain why it’s wrong, when it comes to cultural appropriation towards natives. However, this is a much bigger issue than just posting a picture of a nonnative in a headdress. The source of the photo was from a Christian camp in Arkansas called “Camp War Eagle”. I decided to look further into it. I found their Instagram, which has several photos of white children dressed in “native regalia”. I went to their Instagram and Facebook...

Natives Americans in Los Angeles by Pamela J. Peters

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Featured

In 2008, I saw Kent Mackenzie’s film, “The Exiles” (1961), a neorealist film that showcased a true depiction of Indians living in Los Angeles during a time when Hollywood cinema was generating stereotypes of Indians in Western films. I loved “The Exiles” because it gave a realistic portrayal of American Indians going through the U.S. Relocation Program. My parents, like many Indian families, migrated to various cities through the program, yet today many people don’t know about it. The film inspired me to do something — to bring to light that we (as Indian people) have a history in Los Angeles. Clearly, people from many cultures have come to...

The Death Triangle by Tyrone Ross Thompson “Kuni” NiiMiiPuu Wyampum

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Featured

Only pretending for sovereignty We should start to humanize Each other & allow to be a community Severe numbers with self-immolation But how long will we minimize One another?, enrolled numbers creation Has cultivated a institutional Force with a mind of oppressive Standards, dividing indigenous roots into political Oligarchs in a desolate Environment and they’ve created A social enemy a innate Unconscious for cultivated colonization A bias that has demonized An entire generation Without any personal negative Habit and tribal ascendancy contradicted A invincible noose of colonial struggle but yet live The bigotry is fully developed They’ve given salmon an intolerance As if they had the power to have...

Mass Killings, Native Erasure by Matt Remle

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Featured

Upon his arrival into the “New World” Columbus and his crew unleashed a vicious and relentless wave of violence against the Indigenous populations. From enslavement, to mass rapes, to mass killings Columbus and his men inflicted grotesque levels of violence never before seen in the Western hemisphere. By 1508, an estimated three to five million Indigenous peoples from the Island Nations had died since the time of Columbus’s arrival. The genocide had begun, one driven, and backed, by an ideology under the Doctrine of Discovery that claimed European Christians had a God given right to set forth and colonize any lands not occupied by European Christians. Throughout the Western...

Supreme Court Affirms Tribal Court Jurisdiction Over Dollar General Corporation

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Featured

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 23, 2016 Contact: Princella RedCorn press@niwrc.org or (402) 417-4174 Supreme Court Affirms Tribal Court Jurisdiction Over Dollar General Corporation Decision upholds tribal civil jurisdiction over non-Indians who sexually assault Native children on tribal lands (Lame Deer, MT) The U.S. Supreme Court today affirmed the Fifth Circuit’s ruling that the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians’ (“Mississippi Choctaw”) Tribal Court possesses jurisdiction over a lawsuit brought by Mississippi Choctaw citizens against the Dollar General Corporation for an alleged sexual assault committed by the store’s manager at a Dollar General store located on the Mississippi Choctaw Reservation. The Court deadlocked at 4 to 4, with no majority of...

Unwarranted: Violating the Federal Indian Arts & Crafts Act by Gabe Galanda

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Featured

As you can see from this image from a 2013 Settlement Agreement with the United States, Pendleton Woolen Mills is a known tribal cultural appropriator—and federal law violator: As I recently explained through the Indian Country Today Media Network: Pendleton Woolen Mills, a 100% non-Indian owned company that currently markets 290 products as “Native American,” including 233 as “Native American Inspired.” But with the exception of 15 of 120 wool blankets, Pendleton’s products appear to be non-Indian made. Having been dinged by the Federal Government for violation of the federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act, Pendleton now advertises its non-Indian made products as “Native American Inspired.” But that untruthful...

Native Mascots Are a Direct Result of America’s Fabricated Colonial History by Kelsi Rae Barron

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Featured

The negligence of our nation’s history has allowed for the continued racist representation of Native Americans, specifically when discussing their representation as mascots in amateur and professional sports. Several scholars have chosen to raise awareness to the ongoing misrepresentation and racist imagery that is present in amateur and professional sports by arguing against the allowance of such images, claiming such representation to be a by-product of a postcolonial society that allows for cultural imperialism, where the idea of Native American lives and presence are simply a thing of the past and not of the present day. The continued misrepresentation and racist portrayal that has plagued Native American communities simply...