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Healing Effort

Published February 10, 2020 by tindertender

“To heal will require real effort, and a change of heart, from all of us. To heal means that we will begin to look upon one another with respect and tolerance instead of prejudice, distrust and hatred. We will have to teach our children — as well as ourselves — to love the diversity of humanity…. We can do it. Yes, you and I and all of us together. Now is the time. Now is the only possible time. Let the Great Healing begin.”

— Leonard Peltier, Native American activist (Turtle Mountain Chippewa)

Art: Restoration by Jade Leyva Art.

Full Recognition Denied

Published December 10, 2019 by tindertender

NATIVE AMERICAN COP25 DELEGATION REMOVED FROM US EMBASSY WHILE TRYING TO HONOR MISSING AND MURDERED WOMEN

Photo Credit: Indigenous Rising Media

MARDRID, SPAIN – U.S. Embassy — Over 75 Indigenous activists and their allies demonstrated in front of the US Embassy in Madrid, Spain to demand justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women, two-spirits and girls(MMIW). The delegation was removed from the sidewalk by Spain’s National Police and followed for blocks. The police liaison with the group was held back and forced to show his documents.

In 2016, the Urban Indian Health Institute found that only 116 out of 5,712 cases of MMIWG reported in the United States were recorded in the Department of Justice’s federal missing persons database.

Photo credit: Indigenous Rising Media

Full article here:

https://nativenewsonline.net/currents/native-american-cop25-delegation-removed-from-us-embassy-while-trying-to-honor-missing-and-murdered-women/

Inaccurate counts of blood quantum have had an enormous effect on Native individuals and nations.

PAPER GENOCIDE: THE ERASURE OF NATIVE PEOPLE IN CENSUS COUNTS

Native people were excluded from the first 70 years under the U.S. Constitution, which explicitly regarded “Indians not taxed,” or those living on reservations or unsettled territories, as not countable.

Native people, in particular, are the most undercounted ethnic group in the census’ history. Native people were excluded from the first 70 years under the U.S. Constitution, which explicitly regarded “Indians not taxed,” or those living on reservations or unsettled territories, as not countable. In more recent years, the U.S. Census Bureau’s own data has shown significant undercounting. In the 1990 census, 12.2 percent of Native people on reservations were undercounted, according to the Census Bureau’s findings. A decade later, the census seemed to improve, with the bureau not reporting a statistically significant undercount. But then in 2010, it jumped back up to 4.9 percent.

This is particularly devastating for Indigenous people because of how census data has been used to help determine many aspects of tribal sovereignty, such as tribal recognition and enrollment.

Full article here:

https://rewire.news/article/2019/12/09/paper-genocide-the-erasure-of-native-people-in-census-counts/

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