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)|
Using little more than the shirts on their backs, award-winning Canadian band A Tribe Called Red just sent a bold message: Native Americans aren’t here for your entertainment.
The shirt is part of the continuing controversy over the use of Native American imagery for the logos of professional sports teams like the Washington Redskins. Simultaneously sarcastic and witty, the shirt — a play on Chief Wahoo and the Cleveland Indians logo — draws attention to franchise names and mascots that demean Native Americans while simultaneously lampooning the creators and perhaps the most vocal supporters of such team mascots: Caucasians.
Sadly, the backlash to the band’s creative statement has already begun, as music festivals across Canada have reportedly been flooded by emails calling for A Tribe Called Red’s removal from the lineup. In an ironic twist, many of these critics claim that the t-shirt is “racist” against white people.
Let’s be very clear. Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as “reverse” racism.
A Tribe Called Red member Ian Campeau has been accused of being racist by Westfest festival goers after sporting a “Caucasian” t-shirt mocking the Cleveland Indians.
PLEASE THIS IS TOO FUNNY WHITE PEOPLE NEED TO CALM DOWN
a playlist made entirely of songs written by feminists, with feminist undertones, or both.
(image is from a sticker set that u can buy here)
sex yeah // marina & the diamonds | pills n potions // nicki minaj | battle cry // angel haze ft. sia | flawless // beyonce | 1991 // azealia banks | bad girls // M.I.A. | Q.U.E.E.N // janelle monae ft. erykah badu | fuck you // lily allen | paperplanes // M.I.A |a tribe called red // angel haze | fierce // azealia banks | 22 // lily allen | sincerely, jane. // janelle monae | supermodel’s legs // marina & the diamonds | i love you // woodkid ft. angel haze | warrior // ke$ha | homewrecker // marina & the diamonds | chandelier // sia | villain // cocorosie | summertime sadness (cover) // angel haze | freedom // nicki minaj
😳 some of these “feminists” listed are a bit questionable. I must do research.