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Putting Color into the U.S. Foreign Policy Debate #HUEDebate

by HUE, LLC Calling all foreign policy wonks! HUE, a progressive consultancy committed to amplifying the voices, opinions, and experiences of people of color, invites you to take to Twitter and livetweet the next Presidential Debate with us October 22 at 9pm EST/8pm CST/6pm PST using the #HUEDebate hashtag. On Monday, October 22, 2012, President Barack Obama and Governor […]

Why Progressive People Should Give Money To Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign To Get This Bigot Out Of Office Senator Scott Brown from Massachusetts. Hold that thought, please—indulge me for a few minutes while we talk about discrimination, outrage and offensive behavior. See, subjective tests for racial/gender outrage are ineffective—everybody feels offended at something that other people […]

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By Dominique Godreche, from our friends at Indian Country Today, Eleven Native artists went to Paris late last year for an art show titled Oklahoma Painters, which was part of the sixth annual Art en Capital event at the massive Grand Palais. The exhibit was set up by curator Russell Tall Chief, Osage, director of arts & exhibitions […]

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Keeping Victimhood in Perspective

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  Cross-posted from Indian Country Today By Chuck Trimble Since we’re in an era in which fact, truth and accuracy are of little importance, let me use conjecture to tell about something that happened at a recent reading by the author of a new book that relates personal stories of suffering in Indian boarding schools […]

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Apologies on Discount

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  By Robert Chanate Originally Published on Indian Country Today “Hi, my name is Pam and I just wanted to say I’m sorry for what my people did to your people” stated my white coworker by way of introduction. It was my first summer after high school graduation and I was working as a grocery bagger […]

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Walk4Justice: 720 Native Women Murdered and Missing

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  Originally posted by our friends at Indian Country Today, TORONTO – When they walked out of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside on June 21, Gladys Radek and Bernie Williams prepared themselves for raw memories and painful moments on their fourth Walk4Justice across Canada. Survivors themselves, Radek and Williams share the grief experienced by too many First […]

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  ST. MICHAEL, Alaska — It’s trite to write that winter days are short this far north. And it is remarkable watching the sun skate through the sky in such a hurry to disappear. But more than the sun’s pace, it’s the angle that makes a December visit this close to the Arctic Circle so […]

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South Dakota television stations and corporate advertisers are equipped with blinders when it comes to recognizing the racial diversity in this state. In Western South Dakota (on the west side of the Missouri River), for example, Native Americans make up nearly 25 percent of the population. And yet if you stopped here from say Lithuania, […]

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Racist rhetoric fuels hate crimes

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Originally published on Indian Country Today. In Navajo culture, there is a teaching that “your words are like a prayer.” Words have the power to manifest our reality, to literally bring things into being. Growing up, our elders admonished us to be careful with our words, especially harsh words that can’t be taken back – […]

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There are two words in the following paragraph that jump out at most students of Native American history, but are probably impervious to the ardent participants of the Tea Party movement. The two words appeared in a New York Times article titled “The Founding Fathers Versus the Tea Party” by Ron Chernow. He wrote, “Like […]

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