Monthly Archives: November 2013

“The Difference between us Indians and Illegal Mexicans?”

LastRealIndians states the following quote on the Facebook page: “Natives saying ‘You can barely tell the difference between us Indians and them illegal Mexicans that can’t speak English, huh?’ [with a slightly condescending laugh at “can’t speak English”]. ***LOL that’s because … Continue reading

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Santa Elena En Bus

“Santa Elena en Bus” is a film produced by young comuneros in Santa Elena, Ecuador in hopes of sharing their stories to the world. The film is based on four myths that Wankavilka comuneros preserved for millennia in order to explain the anomalies and supernatural occurrences … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Is A Day of Mourning

A plaque at Cole’s Hills recognize the first Wampanoag protest in calling for a national day of mourning in Plymouth. It reads: “Thanksgiving Day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of Native people, the theft of Native lands, and the … Continue reading

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The Young, Strong, and Brave Policarpa Salavarrieta

A couple of years ago, my mother watched a telenovela called La Pola: Amar La Hizo Libre. This telenovela was different from the other cheesy ones in my opinion. It was not about a man choosing between a lover and his wife, Dos Mujeres, … Continue reading

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Trail of Tears Banners: Enough is Enough!

It’s disappointing to see that a bunch of high school students from McAdory create a banner of Trail of Tears to taunt a rival football team in their area. Then, a couple of days later, I read an article from Indian Country … Continue reading

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Muckleshoot Requiring Homelands

Originally posted on Drewsky Photos:
The Muckleshoot Tribe has purchased a land base of 150 square acres. This forest land is in King, Pierce, and Lewis county and stretches along highway 410 between Enumclaw and Greenwater. Tribal Chairwoman Virginia Cross…

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We are Indians Regardless of Blood Quantum

“An Indian is an Indian regardless of the degree of Indian blood or which little government card they do or do not possess.” – Wilma Mankiller I want to share my thoughts on this quote. Recently, my mother and I … Continue reading

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