While indigenous people across California welcomed the long overdue statement, many had a similar response: now what? The state of California, indigenous leaders told the Guardian, should be looking at land and water rights, education, cultural revival, criminal justice and more. Violence against Native Americans in California took place much more recently than in older American states on the east coast.
But the charges pending against me—criminal trespassing and rioting—have yet to be dropped, despite repeated public appeals made to Morton County that I was a journalist complying with police orders documenting protest activity that day. To mark this occasion, I am publishing the account of my hours of detention that I drafted in the days following my release on February 2. My hope is to continue to amplify my demands to have the charges against me dropped and my criminal record expunged by August
The Free Thought Project August 12, That should trouble us all. Jaegerin on behalf of Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa tribe members.
This article describes how abrogation of treaty rights, ineffective policies, lack of infrastructure, and a lack of research in Native communities converge to create chronic exposure, ill-defined risks, and tribal health concerns. Recent results show that Native Americans living near abandoned uranium mines have an increased likelihood for kidney disease and hypertension, and an increased likelihood of developing multiple chronic diseases linked to their proximity to the mine waste and activities bringing them in contact with the waste. Biomonitoring confirms higher than expected exposure to uranium and associated metals in the waste in adults, neonates, and children in these communities.
Native Americans represent several diverse cultures, each rich in symbolism that is represented in artwork ranging from woven Navajo rugs to intricate beading on leather. As settlers and soldiers moved west they brought quilts with them. Native Americans were fascinated with these new bedcoverings.
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Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Here are three scenes from the history of slavery in North America. Ina group of Pequot Indians, men and boys, having risen up against English colonists in Connecticut and been defeated, were sold to plantations in the West Indies in exchange for African slaves, allowing the colonists to remove a resistant element from their midst.
Suzan Harjo. The woman who was the driving force behind the cases that led the U. Patents and Trademarks Office to cancel the federal trademarks for the Washington Redskins Wednesday is year-old grandmother and longtime Native American activist, Suzan Harjo.