Category Indigenous

Indianz.Com > Crystal Willcuts: NFL trickster speaks with a crooked tongue

In his letter to Washington Racists fans, Snyder announced the creation of his Washington R******s Original Americans Foundation, or OAF for short. A charity designed to aid Native Americans in their day to day hardships of being Indian. He speaks of going on a “goodwill tour” visiting tribes, speaking to real live Indian people, and […]

Fourth World Radyo: Deconstructing Popular Activism and Absolutism Within the New Left : 04.03.2014

Summary: Strong Language and Subject Matter Advisory — TheAngryindian presents his analysis of the #CancelColbert Internet scandal and the unintended consequences of Left-Wing political fallout as the original anti-Redskins mascot debate became instead centredaround US activist Suey Park and the newfangled zealotry of Obama-era progressive activism. American African clinical psychologist, Dr. Na’im Akbar, speaks on […]

NCAI: Snyder’s Foundation a Publicity Stunt Unless He Changes Team Name –

The NCAI’s comments about the new foundation: …This Foundation will only contribute to the problems in Indian Country if it does not also address the very real issue of how Native people are consistently stereotyped, caricaturized, and denigrated by mascot imagery and the use of the R-word slur. For Mr. Snyder and the Foundation to […]

Twitter Users Declare The Washington Redskins’ Latest PR Stunt A Disaster

[Read the public letter : about honoring Native Americans “through our words and on the field” rung hollow against his defense of the team’s nickname. And the use of the phrase “Original Americans” struck many as confusing.   via Twitter Users Declare The Washington Redskins’ Latest PR Stunt A Disaster.

Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador | Quebec sovereignty: First Nations will decide their future

Based on Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, our their status as Nations and applicable international laws, political parties should be aware that it is useless to talk about a referendum, sovereignty and independence while uncertainty about the place of Aboriginal peoples and their rights remain. “Let us be even more clear: Québec can decide what it […]

International Women’s Day: Lucy Parsons’ Fight Against America’s Robber Barons and the Ku Klux Klan | Global Research

International Women’s Day: Lucy Parsons’ Fight Against America’s Robber Barons and the Ku Klux Klan | Global Research. via International Women’s Day: Lucy Parsons’ Fight Against America’s Robber Barons and the Ku Klux Klan | Global Research.

29 Astounding Soviet Propaganda Images Promoting Racial Equality

In his conceptual project, Fiks collected hundreds of images of Africans and African-Americans in Soviet visual culture. He then asked contemporary artists and writers from Russia, the United States, and countries in Africa to respond to them in any form including artwork and to question today’s state of racial equality globally. via 29 Astounding Soviet […]

Fabrice Monteiro | Marron, A Beautiful Nightmare on Shackles & Slavery | Another Africa

Fabrice Monteiro | The first time I encountered images of slavery, I was about 9 years old. It was in a comic strip. I was shocked by the physical resemblance in those images to the people that surrounding me. It was only later, when I was older that my father told me about our family’s […]

Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee: 26 December 1862: Largest mass execution in American history

Outraged and at the limits of their endurance, the Dakota Santee finally struck back, killing Anglo settlers and taking women as hostages. The initial efforts of the U.S. Army to stop the Santee warriors failed, and in a battle at Birch Coulee, Dakota Santee Sioux killed 13 American soldiers and wounded another 47 soldiers. However, […]

Cheikh Anta Diop – Wikipedia

One of Diop’s most controversial issues centers on the definition of who is a true Black person. Diop insisted on a broad interpretation similar to that used in classifying European populations as white. He accused his critics of having used the narrowest possible definition of “Blacks” in order to differentiate various African groups such as […]

Breaking news: Guarani leader and film-star murdered – Survival International

A Guarani spokesman told Survival today, ‘Ambrósio fought hard against the sugar cane. He was one of our main leaders, always at the forefront of our struggle, so he was being threatened. He was an extremely important figure in the Guarani land campaign, and now, we’ve lost him’. The police are investigating the killing, and […]

Selling Hate to Children: Snyder and the NFL’s Problem of Marketing ‘Redskin’ | Bleacher Report

The Rushers are supposed to be space aliens that embody the teams, and Zeke Red Corn epitomizes exactly the problem with team owner Daniel Snyder\’s beloved slur, “Redskin”—the term is not a concept, an animal or a thing; it is a racist word that has been used to demean a group of people since the […]

Canadas rejection of inquiry into violence against Aboriginal women is a national disgrace |

In 2009, the United Nations Human Rights Council UNHRC in Geneva conducted a Universal Period Review of Canadas rights record and concluded its need to address the concerns of indigenous populations — particularly, Aboriginal women.During that year, fifty submissions slammed Canada on topics from labour rights to foreign policy and highlighted the country in the […]

The Banality of Pity: Aid, Africa and the White Saviour Complex | AFRiTORIAL

This racialisation of poverty, particularly, the licentious and unethical [re]presenations of African Children in the media, through, renowned Charities, International NGO’s – their promotional advertising, fundraising campaigns; and oh, one must not forget, to throw in for good measure, the obligatory Facebook cover, photographs and memes, of the ubiquitous /emaciated / malnutritioned/ African child, with […]

Aung San Suu Kyi and the world of Buddhist Islamophobia – Opinion – Al Jazeera English

  Restrictions on marriages and births have resulted in over 60,000 Rohingya children who are not registered or recognised by the Burmese government, in violation of the Rights of Child, hence depriving them of access to basic schooling. In a country that has one of the highest adult literacy rates in Asia, a staggering 80 […]

Slavery and Social Death — Orlando Patterson | Harvard University Press

This is the first full-scale comparative study of the nature of slavery. In a work of prodigious scholarship and enormous breadth, which draws on the tribal, ancient, premodern, and modern worlds, Orlando Patterson discusses the internal dynamics of slavery in 66 societies over time. These include Greece and Rome, medieval Europe, China, Korea, the Islamic […]

“After 500 years, I am what the system has created. And I’m trying to break that cycle within my son.” | Halifax Media Co-op

While the rest of the anti-shale gas activists at the site are tucked into their tents, Coady and the Warriors are up doing night patrol, walking the highway, scanning the treeline with a flashlight in hand. Either that or they’re helping to direct traffic, ensuring that kids stay off the recently opened lane of highway […]

Einstein letter, on sale at Ebay, blamed Jewish terrorists for risking ‘catastrophe’ in Palestine

April 10,1948 Mr. Shepard Rifkin Exec.Director American Friends of the Fighters for the Freedom of Israel 149 Second Ave. New York 3,N.Y. Dear Sir: When a real and final catastrophe should befall us in Palestine the first responsible for it would be the British and the second responsible for it the Terrorist organizations build up […]

Black and Red Journal: African-Americans, Many Rivers to Cross

There is merit in this statement but it like so much African-American history fails to include the hypocrisy of Native Americans, specifically the “Five Slave Holding Tribes.” The article in the first sentence declares how the wounds of slavery “still afflict the country today” I would argue this should include the wounds inflicted on the […]

Of Persian snake charmers: Racism and global hegemony – Opinion – Al Jazeera English

Where Roosevelt and Wilson inflicted the brunt of their violence on the peoples of Asia and on the “coloured” populations of their own nation, their modern heirs have in recent years directed their own state violence overwhelmingly against the peoples and nations of the Middle East. The neoconservative hawks who were the architects of Iraq‘s […]

Burning the Flag & the Main Stream Media | Idle No More Manitoba

Recently at an event, I held a flag, a Candian flag that was upside down. As we marched through downtown Winnipeg a few people told me to ‘turn that flag upside right, you’re being disrespectful’. My understanding of a flag being upside down is that it represents that a country is in distress. James Anaya, […]

Christopher Columbus the Barbarian

The barbaric treatment of the tribe caused many Arawak Indians to commit suicide, abort their unborn, kill their own children and die of malnutrition and exhaustion. This atrocity, a true genocide, was blood on the hands of our hero, Christopher Columbus, the barbarian.According to letters written and journal entries, Columbus was also busying himself in […]

Jesus Christ, Columbus, and the US Constitution » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Jesus Christ, Columbus, and the US Constitution » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names – In light of the above it is revealing that, in his oft-quoted diary entry of 1498, Columbus wrote: “let us in the name of the Holy Trinity go on sending all the slaves that can be sold.” That is, […]

Does the US meet its own international human-rights standards? — MSNBC

Civil and human rights groups have used the U.N. to pressure the government for more than a half-century, raising a wide range of issues from the lynching of African-Americans to voting rights.Other issues addressed in the current reports include gender rights, racial disparities in the criminal justice system, the criminalization of homeless people, immigrant rights, […]

Steven Salaita: Nothing scarier than a nervous white man: The “Redskins” debate is really about white privilege –

The Redskins mascot is a powerful symbol and progenitor of majoritarian angst in today’s United States.Much has been said about the deleterious effects of the Redskins mascot on Native communities; supporters of the mascot demand that its opponents quit being so uptight or politically correct the stupidest and most insidious red herring in the American […]

The World Needs Peace – But Not a Pax Americana | Black Agenda Report

The World Needs Peace – But Not a Pax Americana | Black Agenda Report. by Cynthia McKinney Former Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who last week completed a peace mission to Syria along with former U.S. attorney general Ramsey Clark and others, made the following remarks to the IBON IBON Conference on Democracy, Self-Determination and Liberation […]

Rick Reilly and the Most Irredeemably Stupid Defense of the Redskins Name You Will Ever Read | The Nation

Living in the Washington DC area. I have many friends who defend the name of our local football team, the Redskins. Even though I disagree with them vehemently, I actually feel bad that their chief advocate in the sports world is now ESPN’s Rick Reilly. Once a brilliant boy-wonder columnist for Sports Illustrated, Reilly has, […]

Poverty strains cognitive abilities, opening door for bad decision-making, new study finds

A video of Carter speaking those very words opens Argo’s trailer which is replete with sinister music, angry bearded mobs, clenched fists pumping the air, sounds of gunfire, glaring portraits of Ayatollah Khomeini and plenty of hand-wringing, hapless, innocent Americans and the concerned, humanitarian heroes of Tinsel Town and the Central Intelligence Agency who saved […]

POV: Why smartphones, tablets threaten the African culture | Neo-Griot

On an average day 10 years ago I would wake up and greet everyone I meet in the morning, share a tea break piled on a table with friends, do the same for lunch and then have an emotional set off home after wishing everyone a good night.Once home there would be a shared family […]

Pre-blackness, blackness & post-blackness / 195,000 b.c. to Today » onlineJournal | The Liberator Magazine

The first recognizably black humans began appearing in Africa around 200,000 years ago. Some 50,000 years later, they began to engage in the more refined human behaviors including sophisticated tool and jewelry making, painting, sculpture, and the control of fire. About 5,000 years ago, Menes became the the planet’s first king of a nation-state that […]