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How reparations could work: Using the US’s past affirmative action for whites as a model

Reparations for on-going injustices against Native and African Americans are entirely feasible. Historic government programs for white people serve as a model. The giant Monopoly game Imagine the US economy thru history as a giant Monopoly game. In the beginning, … Continue reading

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Science, myths, and alternative histories: An overview of what we know about the peopling of Turtle Island

Migration across the Bering Land Bridge is a controversial subject among Native Americans, kind of like creation and evolution with Christians. It’s also a hot topic among archaeologists and anthropologists. The science behind the peopling of the Americas in still … Continue reading

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New Landmark Book Documents Genocide by Design in California

A recently published book, An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873 by Benjamin Madley, provides a thorough and exhaustive review of the well-documented but poorly-known genocide of Native Americans in California, primarily after the Gold Rush.  Madley … Continue reading

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Bernie’s attention to Native issues is unprecedented

Bernie Sanders appointed a respected Native advocate as his adviser on Native issues– and it appears she’s doing a good job and he is listening to her.  It’s hard to think of a presidential candidate– ever– that gave such attention … Continue reading

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Racism at Nebraska High School Basketball Tournament

just re-tweeting this; it speaks for itself http://panicbutton.sportsblog.com/posts/13931503/racism-alive-and-well-at-nebraska-state-basketball-tournaments.html  

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Trump: anti-Denali and full of racist imagery

Presidential candidate and National Idiot Donald Trump recently stated that changing the US government’s official name of the continent’s highest mountain from McKinley to Denali (which is what all the locals call it anyway) was “a great insult to Ohio” … Continue reading

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Chris Rock, the Academy Awards, and Native Americans

With the Academy Awards under scrutiny for its all-white nominations, and Chris Rock schedule to host the awards show amid boycotts (he was schedule to be the host before the nominations came out), NPR interviews the 1491s about the The Revenant … Continue reading

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