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  • No, The Pilgrims Didn’t Desecrate Native American Graves, And Other Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

    11/26/2020 1:05:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 26, 2020 | Keith Stanglin
    Revisionist histories are nearly always written (or posted to the internet) with an agenda in mind — it's no different for the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving.Four hundred years after the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts in November 1620, this Thanksgiving promises to be the most isolated celebration in living memory. Thanks to the internet, however, virtual gatherings will be possible. Thanksgiving in the age of the internet also means, for many amateur historians, debunking the many myths surrounding the story of the original Thanksgiving. This project of correcting the Thanksgiving legend has picked up steam in recent years. It is part of...
  • How One Bureaucrat at an Obscure Agency Is Holding America’s 5G Industry Hostage

    10/07/2020 10:48:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies ^ | October 07, 2020 | by Michael Graham
    Aimee Jorjani, chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Why is a Trump appointee stopping progress on America’s efforts to compete with China in the vital arena of 5G technology? That’s the question being asked in the wireless industry, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the White House itself. In June of 2019, Aimee Jorjani was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the first full-time chairman of the obscure Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). The council is a creation of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and its job is to “promote the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable use...
  • Court reinstates fraud conviction for Hunter Biden business partner

    10/08/2020 5:26:17 PM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/08/2020 | BEN SCHRECKINGER
    Devon Archer was convicted of defrauding the Oglala Sioux Indian tribe out of bond-sale proceeds. Hunter Biden was not implicated in the scheme, which defrauded the Oglala Sioux Indian tribe out of the proceeds of bond sales. | Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File/AP Photo A federal appeals court reinstated the fraud conviction of Hunter Biden’s former business partner on Wednesday, reversing a lower court judge who had granted his request for a retrial. Hunter Biden was not implicated in the scheme, which defrauded the Oglala Sioux Indian tribe out of the proceeds of bond sales. But the scheme was committed under...
  • Sue Bee Honey changing longtime logo

    09/15/2020 8:56:21 PM PDT · by Rastus · 62 replies
    Siouxland News ^ | 09/03/20
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa — After nearly one hundred years in business, Sue Bee Honey is changing its longtime logo. The cooperative of beekeepers from across the nation is painting over the wall of its headquarters on Lewis Boulevard where an image of a Native American girl with a feather in her hair and wings has been featured for years. The president of the Sioux Honey Association says the change has been in the works and isn't linked to recent concerns by some companies about racial insensitivity. "We have moved away from that logo with any of our labels and consumer...
  • John Eliot, "Praying Indians," King Philip's War, & a Wampanoag preacher, Rev. "Blind" Joe Amos

    08/07/2020 8:27:14 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    American Minute ^ | August 5, 2020 | Bill Federer
    Settlers in New England highlighted the conflict between self-preservation and the selfless sharing of the Gospel. Gospel-motivated settlers wanted to bless the native inhabitants, both physically and spiritually. Unfortunately, other settlers viewed natives as an unpredictable danger, as sometimes they would kidnap women and children, or steal from farms. In a larger sense, what both sides were experiencing was a colliding of civilizations. Europe, Asia, China, India, North Africa, and the Middle East, all had centuries of written languages, metal tools, scientific advancements, agricultural technologies, and powerful weapons. By comparison, natives of North America had a subsistence lifestyle. This was...
  • Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives Announces Virtual Consultations

    07/17/2020 5:41:28 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies ^ | July 17, 2020 | DOJ
    The Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives announced 12 Tribal consultations to occur virtually across the United States in the coming months. WASHINGTON – The Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives announced 12 Tribal consultations to occur virtually across the United States in the coming months.  American Indians and Alaska Natives experience disproportionately high rates of violence. President Trump has called the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans “sobering and heartbreaking.” The Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives, also known as Operation...
  • Proclamation on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives Awareness Day, 2020

    05/06/2020 12:26:29 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies ^ | May 5, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    The American Indian and Alaska Native people have endured generations of injustice. They experience domestic violence, homicide, sexual assault, and abuse far more frequently than other groups. These horrific acts, committed predominantly against women and girls, are egregious and unconscionable. During Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives Awareness Day, we reaffirm our commitment to ending the disturbing violence against these Americans and to honoring those whose lives have been shattered and lost. Resiliency, collaboration, and resourcefulness are all necessary to eradicate the heartbreaking incidents of missing persons and fatal violence experienced by American Indian and Alaska Native communities...
  • My Native American father drew the Land O’Lakes maiden. She was never a stereotype.

    04/29/2020 7:01:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 29, 2020 at 2:56 PM EDT | Robert DesJarlait
    She was never a stereotype. That was my thought earlier this month when I heard that “Mia,” as the Land O’Lakes Native American maiden was known, had been taken off the butter box. She was gone, vanished, missing. I knew Mia had devolved into a stereotype in many people’s minds. But it was the stereotype some saw that bothered me. North Dakota state Rep. Ruth Buffalo (D), for instance, told the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn., that the Land O’Lakes image of Mia went “hand-in-hand with human and sex trafficking of our women and girls … by depicting Native...
  • Tribe That Drew Trump’s Fire Over Casino Plan Loses Its Reservation Status

    03/29/2020 11:14:02 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 74 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 03-29-2020 | Mary Papenfuss
    The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe got a frightening notice from the Trump administration just as residents are grappling with the devastating impact of COVID-19.The U.S. Interior Department is rescinding the reservation status of a Native American tribe whose plan to build a casino on its Massachusetts land was attacked by President Donald Trump last year. The planned gaming operation would have competed for business with nearby Rhode Island casinos with strong ties to Trump, who once owned, then bankrupted, casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs informed the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe on Friday that its 321-acre...
  • Navajo Code Talker dies at 96; less than a handful remain

    02/02/2020 5:55:16 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 20 replies
    KTUU ^ | 2/2/20
    One of the few remaining Navajo Code Talkers who used their native language to confound the Japanese in World War II has died. The family of Joe Vandever Sr. says he died Friday of health complications in Haystack, New Mexico. He was 96. Tribal leaders called him a great warrior and a compassionate family man.  He was among hundreds of Navajos who served in the U.S. Marine Corps transmitting messages using a code based on the Navajo language. It was never broken. His death leaves less than a handful of Navajo Code Talkers still alive.
  • Largest Child-Sacrifice Graveyard Strikes Huge Blow to Native American Innocence Myth

    11/02/2019 11:18:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 106 replies ^ | 11/1/2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    Every Columbus Day, liberals insist that the story of European colonization is a simple narrative of good versus evil: horrible Europeans came upon innocent Native Americans, introducing slavery, exploitation, and oppression. A massive archaeological discovery blows one of many gaping holes in this narrative. While Europeans did indeed do horrible things, the natives weren't exactly innocent. Two hundred and fifty skeletons of children between the ages of 4 and 14 have been unearthed at Huanchaco, Peru, in what experts say is likely the world's largest child-sacrifice site. Huanchaco is a site of the Chimú culture (1200-1400), a predecessor to the...
  • Discussions over potential Killingly High School mascot change still ongoing

    06/27/2019 8:27:25 AM PDT · by Puppage · 26 replies
    WTNH.COM ^ | 06/27/2019 | Hector Ramirez II
    KILLINGLY, Conn. (WTNH) The future of Killingly High School‘s nickname is still unclear as of Thursday morning. During a meeting on Wednesday, the school board decided to table the vote on whether to change it. For more than 80 years, students there have been called the “Redmen.” Their mascot is a chief wearing feathers, but now that could come to an end as some are calling it racist. “It’s more of a pride and honor thing. We respect what we wear. I wouldn’t wear something I don’t respect!” Killingly is not the first local town to take this up. Manchester...
  • The last Mohawk code talker: Louis Levi Oakes dies at 94

    05/30/2019 10:51:57 AM PDT · by llevrok · 26 replies
    CTV Canada ^ | 5/30/2019 | Jonathan Forani
    AKWESASNE, Que. -- A funeral will be held Saturday for the last of the Mohawk code talkers from the Second World War, Louis Levi Oakes, who died peacefully on Tuesday surrounded by family at age 94. Oakes was the last surviving member of a group that used the Mohawk language to help relay encrypted secure messages to Allied forces during the Second World War -- one of 33 native languages used by U.S. troops to share vital information. "Levi was one of Akwesasne's most respected elders and the remaining survivor of the World War II Mohawk Code Talkers," the Akwesasne...
  • Gorsuch sides with liberal justices in 5-4 decision

    05/20/2019 9:35:20 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 143 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/20/2019 | Zachary Halaschak
    Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch broke with conservatives and joined four other liberal justices in a 5-4 tribal rights decision Monday. The Supreme Court upheld a Native American man’s hunting rights under a 150-year-old treaty. Crow tribe member Clayvin Herrera was charged in 2014 for off-season hunting in the Bighorn National Forest in Wyoming but argued that a treaty signed in 1868 between the tribe and Wyoming allowed him to hunt any time of the year. The state argued the treaty was nullified in 1890 when Wyoming achieved statehood, lower courts agreed, and the case made its way to the...
  • Arizona tribe refuses Trump’s wall, but agrees to let Border Patrol build virtual barrier

    05/10/2019 5:33:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 50 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 09, 2019 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    Verlon Jose had long vowed President Trump would build a wall along his tribe’s 75-mile border with Mexico only “over my dead body.” But late last month, the Tohono O’odham Nation’s vice chairman stood at the border and praised a planned wall meant to deter migrants, smugglers — and, according to the tribe, federal agents — from disturbing its lands. The wall he described was not physical, but virtual: 10 towers up to 140 feet tall, with radar and night vision cameras capable of surveying over several miles and streaming footage around the clock to the Border Patrol. “The idea...
  • Where's Elizabeth Warren's 'reparations' to American Indians for stealing that affirmative action...

    02/24/2019 10:45:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 24, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    Full title: Where's Elizabeth Warren's 'reparations' to American Indians for stealing that affirmative action slot? So Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is all in for American taxpayers paying reparations to American Indians, along with black people, for wrongs past. According to Fox News: 2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., expanded on an already-radical proposal on Friday, telling reporters that Native Americans should be “part of the conversation” on reparations for African-Americans -- a move that threatens to bring back her own history with Native Americans. Taking questions from reporters ahead of a Democratic Party fundraiser in Manchester, N.H., Warren,...
  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Falsely Claims to be Native American

    02/08/2019 1:40:45 PM PST · by detective · 109 replies
    Front Page ^ | February 8, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez falsely claimed to be a girl from the Bronx, when she was actually an architect's daughter from Westchester. Then she decided to claim Jewish ancestry and now, joins Senator Elizabeth Warren in claiming to be Indian. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said that America needs to allow illegal immigrants, who are Latino, to stay in the country because they are descendants of Native Americans, and the United States is on native lands. She made the remarks during a press conference in which she called for the abolishment of ICE on Thursday. “We have to have respect for children,...
  • Is Nathan Phillips Too Young to be a Vietnam Vet?

    01/21/2019 6:13:32 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 139 replies
    I have seen two references as to the age of (Native American) Nathan Phillips, the professional protester who has once again stumbled into the limelight of racial politics. He was allegedly harassed by college students in 2015. Several new stories say he is 64 years old and I have seen a 2000 article from an Omaha newspaper saying that he was 45 years old. So let’s say he is 64. Most stories about Nathan refer to him as a Viet Nam vet. Several refer to him as a Marine. I am 66 years old and know personally, of no one...
  • Navajo Code Talker Alfred K. Newman dead at 94

    01/16/2019 9:00:05 AM PST · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 16, 2019 | Travis Fedschun
    Alfred K. Newman, one of the last surviving Navajo Code Talkers, died at the age of 94 on Sunday in New Mexico. Newman, who used his native language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II by helping to create an uncrackable code, died at a nursing home in Bloomfield, New Mexico. “Navajo Code Talker Alfred Newman was a hero, and he stood amongst giants,” tribal President Russell Begaye told the Arizona Republic. “We will be forever grateful for his contributions and bravery, as well as that of each and every one of our Navajo Code Talkers. They are national...
  • The North American Martyrs Offer A Way For European-Americans To Atone For Historic Sins

    10/20/2018 6:48:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/20/2018 | Casey Chalk
    Warning: This article briefly mentions torture methods.On October 19, Catholics will celebrate the feast day of saints Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brebeuf, and companions, the first martyrs in North America recognized by the Catholic Church. These martyrs, either Frenchmen or Native American converts, were brutally murdered in the 1640s in what is now Canada by Mohawk and Iroquois warriors.Their deaths, particularly in light of the recent Columbus Day holiday and the renewed demands for its ending or renaming, remind us that the relationship between Europeans and the indigenous American peoples is often not reducible to the simplistic paradigm of...