Pope Apologizes in Canada for Schools That Abused Indigenous Children

Francis, responding to longtime pleas from Indigenous people, begged forgiveness for schools where children were forced to assimilate, many were sexually or physically abused and some died.

#alberta-canada, #apologies, #assembly-of-first-nations, #british-columbia-canada, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #francis, #indigenous-people, #kamloops-indian-residential-school-british-columbia, #native-americans, #reparations, #roman-catholic-church, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

Soaring Overdose Rates in the Pandemic Reflected Widening Racial Disparities

A new federal report found that fatal overdoses jumped 44 percent among Black people, twice the increase among white people, from 2019 to the end of 2020.

#alaska-natives, #black-people, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #native-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #whites, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

America Saved My Father’s Life. It Tried to Destroy My Mother’s.

David Treuer’s father, an Austrian immigrant, loved this country. His Native mother, born on a reservation, could never forgive it. Where does that leave him?

#alzheimers-disease, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #minnesota, #native-americans

Jim Thorpe Is Restored as Sole Winner of 1912 Olympic Gold Medals

Thorpe, declared the world’s greatest athlete at the 1912 Games, was stripped of his decathlon and pentathlon titles for violating rules against professionalism.

#baseball, #decathlon, #native-americans, #olympic-games, #thorpe-jim

Supreme Court Ruling Allows State to Prosecute Non-Indians on Reserveland in Oklahoma

The decision followed a landmark 2020 decision that said much of eastern Oklahoma falls within an Indian reservation, limiting the authority of state prosecutors.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #decisions-and-verdicts, #gorsuch-neil-m, #native-americans, #oklahoma, #supreme-court-us, #tulsa-okla

Supreme Court Narrows Ruling for Tribes in Oklahoma

The decision followed a landmark 2020 ruling that said much of eastern Oklahoma falls within Indian reservation lands, limiting the authority of state prosecutors.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #decisions-and-verdicts, #gorsuch-neil-m, #native-americans, #supreme-court-us, #tulsa-okla

In a First, Tribes Will Jointly Manage a National Monument

Five Native American tribes will work with the Bureau of Land Management to plan and conserve Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, officials said.

#bears-ears-national-monument-utah, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bureau-of-land-management, #federal-lands, #interior-department, #land-use-policies, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #native-americans, #utah

Cannupa Hanska Luger Is Turning the Tables on the Art World

His work playfully critiques what white audiences want — and upends long-held ideas about what Native American art should look like.

#art, #content-type-personal-profile, #luger-cannupa-hanska, #museums, #native-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #santa-fe-nm, #standing-rock-sioux-reservation-nd-sd

The Long Shadow of Eugenics in America

As young girls, the Relf sisters were sterilized without consent. What does the government owe them — and the thousands of other living victims?

#alabama, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #black-people, #compensation-for-damages-law, #discrimination, #intellectual-disabilities, #native-americans, #north-carolina, #race-and-ethnicity, #sterilization-reproductive, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #women-and-girls

San Francisco Schools Are Retiring ‘Chief.’ That’s Not as Frivolous as It Seems.

But are the sentiments of the few more important than those of the many?

#cherokee-indians, #education-k-12, #football, #interior-department, #internal-sub-only-nl, #native-americans, #san-francisco-chronicle, #washington-commanders, #washington-redskins

Matika Wilbur is Documenting Indigenous Culture, One Photo at a Time

Matika Wilbur is attempting to photograph every federally recognized tribe in the U.S.

#content-type-personal-profile, #native-americans, #photography, #visionaries2022, #wilber-matika

Report Catalogs Abuse of Native American Children at Former Government Schools

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland called for a review last year, after the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves of children who attended similar schools in Canada.

#canada, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #education-k-12, #haaland-deb, #indigenous-people, #interior-department, #native-americans, #united-states-politics-and-government

In Alabama’s ‘19th Unnamed Cave,’ a Trove of Ancient Dark-Zone Art

Researchers using 3-D technology brought to light an array of art in an Alabama cave, including a serpent, flying creatures and humanoid figures in regalia.

#3-d-devices-and-effects, #alabama, #antiquity-journal, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #caves-and-caverns, #native-americans, #united-states-geological-survey, #university-of-tennessee

Cherokee Nation Can Gather Sacred Plants on National Park Land

Five decades after the park service took over the Buffalo National River in Arkansas, the Cherokee can once again gather plants there to create medicine, food and supplies.

#arkansas, #cherokee-indians, #federal-lands, #flowers-and-plants, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #native-americans, #oklahoma, #united-states

New DNA Analysis Supports an Unrecognized Tribe’s Ancient Roots in California

A collaboration between researchers and the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe offers new evidence that their ancestors have lived in the Bay Area for thousands of years.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #genetics-and-heredity, #muwekma-ohlone, #native-americans, #proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences, #research, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #stanford-university, #university-of-illinois-urbana-champaign, #your-feed-science

Native Hawaiian Hula Teacher Among Five Women Who Will Appear on Quarters

Edith Kanaka‘ole, who died in 1979, will appear on the coin next year along with four other notable women.

#coleman-bessie-1892-1926, #currency, #dancing, #hawaii, #hula, #idar-jovita-1885-1946, #kanakaole-edith, #native-americans, #native-hawaiians, #numismatics, #roosevelt-eleanor, #tallchief-maria, #united-states-mint, #womens-rights

Hotelier’s Post Barring Native Americans Prompts Outrage in South Dakota

The comments by Connie Uhre, 76, led to a protest, widespread condemnation by city leaders and a federal civil rights lawsuit.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #native-americans, #ndn-collective-activist-group, #rapid-city-sd, #south-dakota, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #uhre-connie

The Wreck of an 1830s Whaler Offers a Glimpse of America’s Racial History

A shipwreck in the Gulf of Mexico is identified and the mystery of its multiracial crew’s fate unraveled.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #black-people, #gulf-of-mexico, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #native-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #shipwrecks-historic, #whales-and-whaling

Helping A.I. to Learn About Indigenous Cultures

Data on Native communities are not at the levels needed for accuracy in A.I.-driven tools. A group is trying to solve that problem.

#aispecialreport2022, #artificial-intelligence, #computers-and-the-internet, #indigenous-people, #native-americans

Deforestation in Amazon Rainforest Threatens Indigenous Lands

Set aside for an isolated Indigenous group, the Brazilian preserve Ituna-Itatá has now been heavily deforested — a grim illustration of the intractable forces destroying the Amazon.

#altamira-brazil, #amazon-jungle, #belo-monte-dam-brazil, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #forests-and-forestry, #gold, #indigenous-people, #mines-and-mining, #native-americans, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #xingu-river-brazil

He Spent Decades Protecting Buffalo. A Microscopic Invader Threatens That Work.

Fred DuBray’s bison herd in South Dakota has been ravaged by Mycoplasma bovis, a bacteria that has decimated herds across the Plains and the West.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animals, #bacteria, #bison, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #great-plains-us, #native-americans, #ranches, #south-dakota

2020 Census Undercounted U.S. Population by Nearly 19 Million

The Census Bureau said it had undercounted Black, Latino and Indigenous people and overcounted white and Asian Americans.

#black-people, #census, #census-bureau, #hispanic-americans, #native-americans, #population

660 U.S. Place Names Include a Slur for Native Women. Change Is Coming.

The Interior Department is asking tribes for help finding new names for mountains, rivers and other landmarks that include the offensive term “squaw.”

#discrimination, #federal-lands, #geography, #haaland-deb, #interior-department, #maps, #names-geographical, #native-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #women-and-girls

Roselyn Tso Is Nominated to Run Indian Health Service

The president had made a campaign promise to address the longstanding issues plaguing the agency, which has lacked consistent leadership.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #indian-health-service, #native-americans, #tso-roselyn, #united-states-politics-and-government

Miranda Miguel and the Native American Bohemia in Brownstone Brooklyn

Indigenous rodeo riders and Wild West actors all gathered at an unassuming townhouse in Boerum Hill. Listening to the grown-ups under the kitchen table, a future experimental theater director.

#aanmitaagzi, #american-indian-movement, #boerum-hill-brooklyn-ny, #indigenous-people, #miguel-muriel, #native-americans, #spiderwoman-theater, #theater

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Law on Adopting Native American Children

The Indian Child Welfare Act calls for special solicitude for the sovereignty and heritage of tribes in adoption decisions.

#adoptions, #child-custody-and-support, #federal-state-relations-us, #indiana, #louisiana, #native-americans, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government

Supporters Seek Clemency for Leonard Peltier, Native American Activist

Leonard Peltier, sentenced to two life terms 45 years ago in the shooting of two F.B.I. agents, is now 77 and in poor health.

#american-indian-movement, #amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #amnesty-international, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #native-americans, #peltier-leonard, #pine-ridge-indian-reservation-sd, #united-states-politics-and-government

Meet Erica Nelson, a Female, Indigenous Fly Fishing Guide

She hooks tree branches, slips on rocks, and shines a light on the topics nobody talks about in her sport.

#colorado, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-sport, #native-americans, #orvis-inc, #podcasts, #women-and-girls

The Queer Indigenous Artists Reclaiming a Fluid Sense of Gender

Colonialist conceptions of gender have long sought to erase more expansive views. But a new generation is making work that honors their cultures’ beliefs on their own terms.

#art, #cebu-philippines, #culture-arts, #gender, #hawaii, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #indigenous-people, #men-and-boys, #monkman-kent, #native-americans, #sandoval-isabel-film-director, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

An Immersive History of Mixed-Descent Native Families

In “Born of Lakes and Plains,” Anne F. Hyde draws attention to the roles that intermarriage played in the development of the American West.

#books-and-literature, #born-of-lakes-and-plains-mixed-descent-peoples-and-the-making-of-the-american-west-book, #hyde-anne-f, #marriages, #midwestern-states-us, #native-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #western-states-us, #whites

The Washington Football Team Has Rebranded as the Commanders

After a two-year search, the team announced a new name and mascot to replace the generic moniker it adopted to replace the longtime name, which was considered a racial slur of Native Americans.

#football, #mascots, #national-football-league, #native-americans, #snyder-daniel-1964, #washington-football-team, #wright-jason-1982

Washington Football Team to Get a New Name on Wednesday

After a nearly two-year search, the team will unveil its new name and logo.

#football, #mascots, #national-football-league, #native-americans, #snyder-daniel-1964, #washington-football-team, #wright-jason-1982

Tribes Reach $590 Million Opioid Settlement With Johnson & Johnson

Money from the tentative deal would go toward addiction and treatment and would be overseen by Native American tribal leaders.

#drugs-pharmaceuticals, #johnsonjohnson, #native-americans, #opioids-and-opiates, #purdue-pharma, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Charles Blow’s ‘Brave, Forthright and Searing’ Account of His Struggles

Readers praise the columnist’s candor. Also: America in retreat; worried Wordle fans; a dispute over a Native mascot.

#blow-charles-m, #depression-mental, #education-k-12, #mascots, #native-americans, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wordle-puzzle

Facing a Ban, a School District Fights to Keep ‘Indian’ Nickname

Residents in a divided predominantly white town in upstate New York are fighting a state ruling to remove the Native American mascot.

#cambridge-ny, #logos, #mascots, #names-organizational, #native-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #school-boards

Supreme Court to Consider Limits of Ruling on Oklahoma Tribes

But the justices rejected a request from state officials to revisit a 2020 ruling that much of eastern Oklahoma falls within an Indian reservation.

#muscogee-creek-nation-okumlgee-okla, #native-americans, #oklahoma, #supreme-court-us

Sports Betting’s Next Big Election Battles Are in California

Tribal casinos, online sports books, card rooms and others may spend $200 million this year on competing visions for the biggest untapped sports betting market left in the United States.

#california, #casinos, #draftkings-inc, #gambling, #hollywood-park-racetrack-calif, #mayors, #native-americans, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #states-us

Clyde Bellecourt, a Founder of the American Indian Movement, Dies at 85

A leader of armed confrontations at Wounded Knee and in Washington, he later shifted his focus to education, jobs and cultural renewal.

#american-indian-movement, #bellecourt-clyde, #deaths-obituaries, #native-americans, #wounded-knee-sd

A Tribe’s Bitter Purge Brings an Unusual Request: Federal Intervention

After cutting 306 people from its rolls, the Nooksack tribe is moving to evict those who remain in tribal housing. The dispute has raised questions about individual rights and tribal sovereignty.

#bureau-of-indian-affairs, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #evictions, #indigenous-people, #native-americans, #washington-state

As Miners Chase Clean-Energy Minerals, Tribes Fear a Repeat of the Past

Mining the minerals that may be needed for a green energy revolution could devastate tribal lands. The Biden administration will be forced to choose.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #batteries, #environment, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #idaho, #mines-and-mining, #native-americans, #nez-perce-indians, #rivers, #salmon, #treaties, #water-pollution

Idaho Sheriff Is Accused of Pointing Gun at Woman Who Delivered a Thank-You Card

Sheriff Craig Rowland of Bingham County, Idaho, threatened to shoot a neighbor in November, according to an affidavit. Local officials are calling on him to resign.

#assaults, #bingham-county-idaho, #blackfoot-idaho, #craig-rowland, #discrimination, #idaho, #native-americans, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #united-states

A Grim, Long-Hidden Truth Emerges in Art: Native American Enslavement

Two exhibitions highlight stories of Indigenous bondage in southern Colorado, in an effort to grapple with the lasting trauma.

#art, #colorado, #fort-garland-museumcultural-center, #museums, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #slavery-historical, #thomas-chip-photographer

‘Porgy and Bess’ Isn’t Black Opera. It’s American Opera.

A touchstone on the path to America’s classical music.

#black-people, #classical-music, #internal-sub-only-nl, #native-americans, #theater

Sterlin Harjo Can Do a Lot More Than ‘Reservation Dogs’

The filmmaker directed “Love and Fury,” a Netflix documentary about Native American artists, before his hit Hulu series.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #harjo-sterlin, #love-and-fury-movie, #movies, #native-americans, #netflix-inc

Marjorie Tallchief, Acclaimed Ballerina, Is Dead at 95

A versatile artist who performed with the Paris Opera Ballet, she was the younger sister of the famed dancer Maria Tallchief.

#balanchine-george, #dancing, #deaths-obituaries, #native-americans, #tallchief-maria, #tallchief-marjorie

Burial Ground Under the Alamo Stirs a Texas Feud

Native Americans built the Alamo and hundreds of converts were buried there. Descendants are now fuming because Texas has rejected efforts to protect the site.

#alamo-san-antonio-tex, #cemeteries, #hernandez-raymond, #native-americans, #politics-and-government, #san-antonio-tex, #texas, #united-states

Her Art Reads the Land in Deep Time

Athena LaTocha has embraced geological materials from mesas, wetlands and bluffs in her large-scale works. Now, she’s exploring what’s underfoot in New York City.

#art, #bric-arts, #content-type-personal-profile, #downtown-brooklyn-brooklyn-ny, #earth, #forests-and-forestry, #green-wood-cemetery-brooklyn-ny, #latocha-athena, #native-americans

A Thanksgiving History Lesson, in a Handful of Corn

The cornmeal that has become a staple of the holiday table reflects millenniums of work by Native Americans — a legacy that Indigenous people are trying to keep alive.

#agriculture-and-farming, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #corn, #indigenous-people, #native-americans, #pilgrims-plymouth-mass, #thanksgiving-day, #united-states

Jimmie Durham, Sculptor Who Explored Indigenous Themes, Dies at 81

He played with and challenged Native American stereotypes, then was criticized by Cherokee artists for tracing his ancestry to their tribe.

#cherokee-indians, #deaths-obituaries, #durham-jimmie-1940, #native-americans, #sculpture

Researchers Identify Dozens of Native Students Who Died at Nebraska School

Using digitized records and newspaper clippings, researchers pieced together the history of the Genoa U.S. Indian Industrial School, a government-run institution that closed in 1934.

#archives-and-records, #cemeteries, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #deaths-fatalities, #genoa-neb, #genoa-us-indian-industrial-school, #native-americans