Posts tagged American Indian

Posted 3 weeks ago

Sally Jewell, Department of Interior: Stop a Klamath Fish Kill: Release Trinity Water

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Please Please Please sign!

Salmon are already dying and the water is already looking pretty gross from toxic algae. The Secretary of the Interior needs to release water into the Klamath.

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Posted 1 month ago

nitanahkohe:

signs, Edgar Heap of Birds (Southern Cheyenne)

artist’s statement:

The oppression and slaughter of human beings by white American society does not only come from hatred; greed and potential impediment to economic growth also feed the frenzy to kill and destroy people of color and spirits that grow from the soil or move the surface that is our earth. It is therefore proper we inform the Minnesota public to honor those forty Dakota tribal citizens who were executed by hanging in Minnesota in 1862 and 1865 by order of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson with the support of the citizens of Minnesota.

As a sign of respect, forty Dakota-English, red lettered metal signs were exhibited originally in 1990 in the earth in the business zone of what was called the Grain Belt.

This is a proud historical districts of the city of Minneapolis and the state of Minnesota that houses the grain and flour mills, canals, and facilities to ship out fruits to “American progress..”

It was the potential disruption of American commerce that cost Dakota people their lives. The Native tribes of the Upper Midwest were not allowed the sovereignty and dignity to provide for their own economic livelihood through hunting and gathering. The Native land base of this region, as in all America, was not given the right to exist intact in a prominent way and was automatically superseded by white invading immigrants and their hunger to cultivate and consume more of this earth.

As the forty signs are now offered in the Nash Gallery symbolically along the water called the Mississippi, which remains a highway for American business, we seek not only to extract profit from our surroundings. We also wish to honor life-giving force of the waters that have truly preserved all of us from the beginning, and to offer respect to the tortured spirits of 1862 and 1865 that may have sought refuge and renewal through the original purity that is water.

Posted 2 months ago

6 Boarding School Laws Still on the Books

nitanahkohe:

the article details these in full, but here’s the really egregious ones:

  • 25 USC § 302, Indian Reform School—Enacted June 21, 1906: The Commissioner of Indian Affairs, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, is authorized and directed to … specifically provide an “Indian Reform School”, and to make all needful rules and regulations for its conduct, and the placing of Indian youth therein, and, “That the consent of parents, guardians, or next of kin shall not be required to place Indian youth in said school.”

  • 25 USC § 282, Regulations for withholding rations for nonattendance at schools—Enacted March 3, 1893: The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to make and enforce such rules and regulations as may be necessary to secure the enrollment and regular attendance of eligible Indian children who are wards of the Government in schools maintained for their benefit by the United States or in public schools.

  • 25 USC § 280, Patents of lands to missionary boards of religious organizations—Enacted September 21, 1922: The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to issue a patent to … any religious organization engaged in mission or school work on any Indian reservation” or lands considered Indian lands before September 21, 1922.

  • 25 USC § 273,Detail of Army Officer—Enacted June 23, 1879: The Secretary of the Army shall be authorized to detail an officer of the Army, not above the rank of captain, for special duty with reference to Indian education. [“the law was intended to allow the Army Department to assist in the efforts to get children of tribes who were at war with the United States into the federal Indian boarding schools”]

Posted 2 months ago

wintergrey:

fyeahindigenousfashion:

sealskin bangle set, Indigenous Princess (Tlingit)

This is a gorgeous range of textures. 

Posted 5 months ago

keepcalmbeadon:

Earrings, Winnie’s Native Design

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keepcalmbeadon:

Nakonaeaglethunder - Native American Beadwork for Sale’s - Hair Barrettes pg2

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keepcalmbeadon:

Beaded floral earrings, Summer Peters aka Mama Longlegz on Facebook (Ojibwe)

Posted 5 months ago
fyeahindigenousfashion:

pin, Todd Lonedog Bordeaux (Lakota)

fyeahindigenousfashion:

pin, Todd Lonedog Bordeaux (Lakota)

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beyondbuckskin:

Abalone Pendant Statement Necklace by Hupa/Tolowa jewelry artist Pamela Mattz. Click image to shop now »

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