Monthly Archives: February 2014

On this date… February 28, 1823… Washington, D.C.

On this date, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall redefined land ownership in America in the case of Johnson v. M’Intosh. It was a stretch, but he went back to the fifteenth century, when the Pope allotted newly discovered lands … Continue reading

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The Alice Piper Statue Project: support public art and indigenous women

Before Brown v Board of Education, before Ruby Bridges, there was Alice Piper. 1921 Political Code of California, Section 1662: The governing body of the school district shall have power to exclude children of filthy or vicious habits, or children … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

“I love you” in many many many indigenous languages, from the 1491’s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjtHXRyZhGs Enjoy!

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Project 562

Very cool kickstarter project (already raised more than twice what she was asking for) for contemporary indigenous representation. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/matika/project-562-changing-the-way-we-see-native-america In addition to the promo video, there are video links to her Ted Talk and other short videos from the road.

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On this date… February 10, 1763… Florida

On this date in 1763, the Treaty of Paris ended the Seven Year’s War, also known as the French and Indian War.  The French and Spanish were expelled from what would become the United States, leaving Great Britain as the … Continue reading

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Coca–Cola’s Super Bowl Ad Raises Good Questions

A 60-second Coca-Cola ad during the Super Bowl, ostensibly meant to promote diversity and a spirit of inclusiveness, has raised a number of interesting questions across the land.  Whose land was it?  Whose land is it?  Who claims it now? … Continue reading

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