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Disney Seeks to Atone For Racial Stereotypes in its Films With Content Labels

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It’s no secret that Disney has a thorny track record of racist depictions in its content. Maybe you recall the references to Native people in “Peter Pan” as “redskins,” a known slur against Native Americans.  Or the cat named Shun Gon in “The Aristocats,” who’s voiced by a white person…..

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Reservation Dogs

‘Reservation Dogs,’ A TV Show About Native Americans Written by Entirely by Indigenous People, is Coming in 2021

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FX will debut the first show about Native Americans produced by Native American and other Indigenous people this year. “Reservation Dogs,” will be a half-hour comedy series about four Native American teenagers growing up on a reservation in eastern Oklahoma, according to Disney, the parent company of the FX networks…..

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Charles Curtis, first Native American vice president

Kamala Harris Isn’t the First Person of Color to Become U.S. Vice President

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After being sworn in as U.S. Vice President, Sen. Kamala Harris made history as the first woman, first African-American, and first person of South Asian descent to ascend to the position. But did you know Harris isn’t actually the first person of color to become “veep?” That distinction belongs to….

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Canadian Children’s Book Teaches Natives Willingly “Moved out” For Europeans

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Facebook erupted after one mom brought an issue to the public’s attention. She bought her 8 year old an educational book on Canadian curriculum and was horrified at what she found. The section on Canadian history wrongfully explained that when European settlers landed in the Americas they needed a place….

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Native Depression-A Result of Colanization?

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In case you weren’t aware September is National Suicide Prevention month so we’re going to take some time to talk about a very serious topic-depression. Depression is a serious illness. One that affects thousands of Native Americans every day. In the past few years, an epidemic of suicide has spread….

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Newborn Daughter of Slain Native Woman Finally Returned To Family

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People all over Indian Country are rejoicing over a recent court ruling regarding the Savanna Greywind case.On Tuesday September 12th a judge ruled to dismiss the need for protective custody for Haisley Jo, daughter of the slain Native woman.The father, Ashton Mathney, had been fighting tooth and nail to get….

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Native Organization Schools Steve Bannon on Native History

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Trump’s former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon recently made an appearance on the popular CBS special 60 minutes. If you’re familiar with him and his views on issues like immigration many of his comments may have come as no surprise. One comment, though, took Indian Country by surprise. When….

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73 year old Leonard Peltier’s Health is Slipping Away

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“I’m one step back from passing away.”   Native American political prisoner and activist Leonard Peltier has been imprisoned for more than 40 years, denied pardons even despite his health deteriorating throughout his sentence. Very recently, though, it seems his health is slipping and he is very much aware of….

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Uproar after Asian American is Cast in TV Show to Play Native

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The Paramount network recently came under fire for casting Kelsey Asbille to play the wife of the character Cory on its new TV show “Yellowstone”. The problem? Kelsey is a member of the Asian American community. The 25-year-old “Teen Wolf” actress previously went by the last name Chow. The character?….

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Fake “Powwow” At Burning Man Has Indian Country Raising It’s Eyebrows

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People across Indian country found themselves raising their eyebrows and scratching their heads as a viral Facebook video began making its way through pow wow circles everywhere. Unless you live under a rock you’ve probably heard that there was a “powwow” held at the Burning Man festival hosted by none….

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These 3 Organizations Are Helping Native Youth Change Indian Country

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We, as Indigenous people, have endured a lot throughout history. From Colonization, to the introduction of alcohol, all the way to the Indian removal act forcing us from our homes. So there’s no doubt that due to that underlying trauma, our people suffer in many different ways. Many of our….

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30th Annual Michigan Indian Family Olympics Comes To A Close

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What do Native wellness, Family bonding, and a competitive spirit all have in common? They all showed up to the Michigan Indian Family Olympics, and this year they brought their A-game. The Olympics, hosted in Mt. Pleasant Michigan, celebrated it’s 30th annual event since being founded in 1987. What started….

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