|—||The Vow (via aluminere)|
Forty-six million white adults today can trace the origins of their family wealth to the Homestead Act of 1862. This bill gave away valuable acres of land for free to white families, but expressly precluded participation by Blacks.
"how do I have privilege?"Goes unsaid but on stolen native land
9th Circuit won’t stop repatriation of Kumeyaay Nation ancestors
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit that challenged the repatriation of tribal ancestors to the Kumeyaay Nation in California.
The University of California declared the remains to be “Native American” but scientists sued to stop their return under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. A federal judge dismissed the case, saying it required the involvement of the 12 Kumeyaay tribes and the Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation Committee, a tribal entity.
DOJ awards grants to address violence in Bakken energy region
The Department of Justice awarded $3 million in grants to combat domestic and sexual violence in the Bakken energy region of Montana and North Dakota.
Two tribes and one Native organization were among the seven grantees. Associate Attorney General Tony West said the money will help address “escalated rates of violence,” including crimes against Native women, in an area he visited earlier this year.
Border Patrol runs free on Tohono O’odham Nation
Reporting for The Daily Beast, Caitlin Dickson tries to find out why the U.S. Border Patrol appears to act with impunity on the Tohono O’odham Nation in Arizona:
Mike Wilson chuckles in the passenger seat as the car crawls in and out of cement craters at 5 mph on a road that looks like it’s been hit by a meteor shower.
A Tribe Called Red releases “Sisters” music video
|—||'Bear' from A Tribe Called Red in their interview with Noisey explaining whether their music is political or not. (via pwakamo-pahkwesikan)|