Rethinking 4th Of July With Historical Truths

Ray Raphael offers some context for the Declaration of Independence: In 1997, Pauline Maier published American Scripture, where she uncovered 90 state and local "declarations of independence" [...]

Columbus, The Indigenous, And Human Progress

By Howard Zinn, -

Columbus and his successors were not coming into an empty wilderness, but into a world which in some places was as densely populated as Europe itself, where the culture was complex, where human [...]

The Dakota Access Pipeline And Doctrine Of Native Genocide

By Tim Scott, -

By Tim Scott for Truthout - The peaceful Native Water Protectors who have been resisting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) on sacred land belonging to the Standing Rock Sioux [...]

Quebec Mohawk Chief Vows Civil Unrest If B.C. Pipeline Moves Forward

By Christopher Curtis, -

By Christopher Curtis for Montreal Gazette - A Quebec Mohawk chief is promising a coordinated campaign of civil disobedience if recently approved pipeline construction encroaches on aboriginal [...]

Forgiveness Ceremony Unites Veterans And Natives At Standing Rock Casino

By Jenna Amatul, -

By Jenna Amatul for The Huffington Post - Many of us, me particularly, are from the units that have hurt you over the many years. We came. We fought you. We took your land. We signed treaties [...]

WikiLeaks: Decades Long Proof Of Surveillance Of Native Americans

By Christine Graef, -

It’s an ordinary day at Akwesasne: drones fly high overhead; Border Patrol’s presence is palpable; and cellphones are rarely used because they may be tapped. The village spans the northeastern [...]

U.N. To Confront US On Persistent Racial Discrimination

By Chandra Bhatnagar, -

Imagine the government taking away your two children in a hearing that lasts less than 60 seconds. Madonna Pappan and her husband, members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, don’t have [...]

Government Seeks To Take Land From Sioux

By Sara Noble, -

The Department of Interior is now going to steal protected land on Pine Ridge in South Dakota. The Oglala Sioux and Lakota Sioux of the reservation have been told by the Federal Government [...]

Videomap Shows How Colonizers Took US Land

By Alan Gilbert, -

Above is a map showing the stealing of indigenous territory by "Treaties" - never honored for long, the "big guns" of the time against some (today's names: Apache helicopters, Tomahawk missiles), [...]

A.I.M. Founding Member Calls For Reinvigoration of American Indian Movement

By Last Real Indians, -

Dennis Banks, founding member of the American Indian Movement, has issued a call for the reinvigorating of AIM. Banks, who served as the National Field Director of AIM, calls for a National and [...]

Minneapolis Changes Columbus Day To Indigenous People’s Day

By Levi Rickert, -

The Minneapolis City Council voted on Friday, April 25, 2014, unanimously to approve a resolution to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day. Hundreds of American Indians were on hand at [...]

Thousands March To Reject KXL Protect The Enviornment

Thousands of people joined the farmers, ranchers, and tribal leaders of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance for a ceremonial procession along the National Mall to protest the Keystone XL pipeline this [...]

On Anniversary of Wounded Knee: The Battle Now Is To Protect Water

By uneditedcamera, -

On Feburary 27th, 2014 I was on Pine Ridge reservation for, Liberation Day, the anniversary of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee. This was the 41st anniversary of the occupation and I stood [...]

Photo Essay By Jenna Pope: Cowboy Indian Alliance

By Jenna Pope, -

Jenna Pope has been documenting the social movement since the Wisconsin uprising. Her photography always amazes us in how it captures the moment. Below are a few photographs from a photo essay [...]

Cowboy Indian Alliance And Other Unlikely Environmental Alliances

By Zoltán Grossman , -

The Cowboy Indian Alliance may seem like an unprecedented type of environmental movement--multiracial, rooted in struggling rural communities, and often more effective in its grassroots [...]

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