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When Marlon Brando Refused Oscar award

When Marlon Brando Refused Oscar award

Fifty years ago Marlon Brando refused to accept the Oscar protesting against the portrayal of native Americans in Hollywood. He sent a native American female actor Sacheen Littlefeather to make a speech on his behalf voicing the protest. She was booed by a section of the white supremacist audience, John Wayne, the so called star of many films portraying native[Read More…]

by 21/08/2023 Comments are Disabled Arts/Literature
Pope Francis affirms genocide of first nations by Canada and Catholic schools

Pope Francis affirms genocide of first nations by Canada and Catholic schools

THE SINS OF THE FATHERS VISITED UPON ALL THE SONS AND DAUGHTERS It has taken 500 years for the fallacies of the European ‘Age of Discovery’ in the New World to finally become more truthfully revealed for its true genocidal history towards First Nation peoples and their cultures. This truth has now been affirmed by Pope Francis, the head of[Read More…]

by 05/08/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Hundreds Of Native American Children Died In U.S. Government-run Abusive Schools

Hundreds Of Native American Children Died In U.S. Government-run Abusive Schools

At least 500 Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian children died while attending Indian boarding schools run or supported by the U.S. government, a U.S. Interior Department report said Wednesday. The Interior Department said in a statement that federal Indian boarding school policies for more than a century and a half resulted in “the twin goals of cultural assimilation and[Read More…]

by 13/05/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Colonial enslavement of Native Americans, 
An image from 1595 depicting conflict between Native Americans in Mexico and Spanish colonists led by Francisco de Montejo. Courtesy of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University

Native Americans: The First and Forgotten Slaves

“Modern perceptions of early modern slavery associate the institution almost solely with Africans and their descendants. Yet slavery was a ubiquitous institution in the early modern world…The story of European colonialism in the Americas and its victimization of Africans and Indians follows a central paradigm in most textbooks. The African “role” encompasses the transportation, exploitation, and suffering of many millions[Read More…]

by 01/10/2021 1 comment World
Activists and members of different tribes block the road to the Mount Rushmore National Monument as they protest in Keystone, South Dakota on July 3, 2020.

Native Americans blocked road to Mount Rushmore hours before Trump’s fiery speech as protesters refuse to celebrate July 4

A group of mainly Native American protesters blocked the road leading up to Mount Rushmore for three hours before President Donald Trump gave a speech at the national monument Friday night. When they refused to disband, the protesters faced off with the South Dakota National Guard, which shot close-range shells at their feet and sprayed some protesters with pepper spray,[Read More…]

by 05/07/2020 1 comment World
The Navajo Way!

The Navajo Way!

    It is sickening, tiring and frustrating to year after year deal with racism and bigotry. What does it matter whether directed against darker skinned peoples, people from other cultures, people designated as less than equal due to a caste system or the fact that some group wants the resources or land that the other group has and, so,[Read More…]

by 21/05/2017 1 comment Life/Philosophy
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