This Week in Native American News - February 17, 2017

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Feb 17, 2017 10:54 am

Hip Hop Role Model - "The parallels between growing up black and Indian are really similar, which is why so many Native kids gravitate to hip hop." Waln has rapped about the Keystone XL Pipeline, his battle with depression and the modern Native American experience and hopes to be a role model for other kids. Listen to the podcast here: www.wbur.org/...


Feb 17, 2017 10:51 am

60s Scoop Ruling -- After an eight-year court battle, an Ontario Superior Court judge has found that the federal government failed to prevent on-reserve children from losing their Indigenous identity after they were forcibly taken from their homes as part of what's known as the Sixties Scoop. Read more: www.cbc.ca/...


Feb 17, 2017 10:48 am

From Tarzan to Tonto - While the U.S. is grappling with thorny issues involving racial, religious and political identity, a standing room only crowd gathered for a symposium in the nation’s capital about stereotypes and the pervasive role they play in American culture. Read more: www.essence.com/...


Feb 17, 2017 10:46 am

Seal Hunt Advocate - Angry Inuk reveals, in a new documentary, how integral the hunt is to Inuit culture and how anti-sealers have manipulated public sympathy. "The tactics animal rights groups have used to silence the Inuit are mind-blowing." Read more: montrealgazette.c...


Feb 17, 2017 10:44 am

New History Lesson - Native American slavery “is a piece of the history of slavery that has been glossed over,” says Linford D. Fisher, associate professor of history at Brown University. “Between 1492 and 1880, between 2 and 5.5 million Native Americans were enslaved in the Americas in addition to 12.5 million African slaves.” Read more: www.futurity.org/...




 

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