Monthly Archives: February 2015

On this date… February 23, 1945… Iwo Jima, Japan

On this date, the US flag was raised over Iwo Jima. Young Navajo men, once punished for speaking their language in the boarding schools, sent over eight-hundred messages during the battle. Here is a sample of the code: Ba-ah-ne-di-tinin, key, … Continue reading

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Using Native Americans to Sell Chicken in Africa: Mis-appropriation Goes Global

This is one of the best essays on cultural stereotyping I’ve read, and it comes from Busisiwe Deyi of South Africa, on the Africa Is A Country blog.  She writes about the Spur restaurant chain that uses Native American imagery … Continue reading

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Hate Crime against Lakota Children in South Dakota

They are being charged with abuse and assault, but will they be charged with committing a hate crime?

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