This Week in Native American News - October 21, 2016

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This Week in Native American News

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Oct 20, 2016 02:51 pm

New Native Protection - President Obama signed new legislation that aims to improve the lives of Native American children. It creates a Commission on Native Children that will study programs available for Native American children and identify solutions to address obstacles. Read more: bismarcktribune.c...


Oct 20, 2016 02:58 pm

Harm of Stereotypes - Generations of North American children have grown up watching “cowboys and Indians” films and TV shows These images showed them as destined to remain on the margins of “real” society. Such impressions and childhood beliefs, set at an early age, are often the hardest to shake. Read more: mediasmarts.ca/...


Oct 20, 2016 02:56 pm

Highway of Tears - This short VR documentary from CBC's The Current tells the story of Ramona Wilson's disappearance along the highway in 1994, and the institutional indifference faced by her mother Matilda. It's heartbreaking, and important. Read more: www.thefader.com/...


Oct 20, 2016 02:54 pm

The Pele Curse - Visitors are sending back sand, stones, and ash to Hawaii afraid of the dreaded Pele Curse. Native Hawaiians are here to tell you, there is no curse, but taking items with you is very disrespectful - so don't do it! Read more: www.civilbeat.org...


Oct 20, 2016 02:50 pm

Youth & Elders Unite - Alaska Natives, young and old, from across the state met for the 33rd annual Elders and Youth conference. Attendees are encouraged to talk seriously about issues facing their communities, and there are many afternoon workshops focused on language, culture, subsistence and policy. Read more: www.ktoo.org/...




 

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