Tag: Native Americans

Videos Show a Collision of 3 Groups That Spawned a Fiery Political Moment

They were high school boys who had traveled from Northern Kentucky for the annual March for Life in Washington. He was a Native American man in town for a march to support indigenous people. On Friday, in front of the Lincoln Memorial, their worlds collided and generated an explosive political moment that has generated one […]

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President ‘Both Sides’ Proves Once Again He Is a White Nationalist Who Enables Racists

Screenshot: ICT Here is you reminder that your “president” is a hate mongering white nationalist who enables and bolsters racism every chance he gets. Mr. Both Sides, who could only be bothered to spend all of two minutes at the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on Monday, took to Twitter later that night to defend […]

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How We Destroy Lives Today

Within living memory, political polarization had at least something to do with issues, but in the age of social media it’s almost entirely about social type. It’s about finding and spreading the viral soap operas that are supposed to reveal the dark hearts of those who are in the opposite social type from you own. […]

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After Viral Video, Families of Covington Are Swiftly Circling to Protect Their Boys

COVINGTON, Ky. — On Friday night, all anyone at Covington Catholic High School was talking about was that their star Colonels basketball team had unexpectedly lost to the rival St. Xavier Bombers, 55-45. For the “Colonel Crazies,” as locals call them, identity is wrapped in state championship titles, and their all-male brotherhood. But by Saturday […]

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Fuller Picture Emerges of Viral Video Between Native American Man and Catholic Students

A fuller and more complicated picture emerged on Sunday of the videotaped encounter between a Native American man and a throng of high school boys wearing “Make America Great Again” gear outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Interviews and additional video footage suggest that an explosive convergence of race, religion and ideological beliefs — against […]

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Boys in ‘Make America Great Again’ Hats Mob Native Elder at Indigenous Peoples March

They were Catholic high school students who came to Washington on a field trip to rally at the March for Life. He was a Native American veteran of the Vietnam War who was there to raise awareness at the Indigenous Peoples March. They intersected on Friday in an unsettling encounter outside the Lincoln Memorial — […]

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The Next Generation of MAGA Hat-Wearing Bigots Besiege Indigenous Peoples March 

Screenshot: YouTube Outside of being broke or not getting enough napkins in the drive thru, one of the worst feelings in the world is when someone blatantly harms or disrespects you and you aren’t in a position to retaliate. For people of color, it’s an all too familiar power dynamic that often defines our experience […]

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The Next Generation of MAGA Hat-Wearing Bigots Besiege Indigenous Peoples March [Updated]

Screenshot: YouTube Outside of being broke or not getting enough napkins in the drive thru, one of the worst feelings in the world is when someone blatantly harms or disrespects you and you aren’t in a position to retaliate. For people of color, it’s an all too familiar power dynamic that often defines our experience […]

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U.S. to Investigate Discrimination Against Native Students on Montana Reservation

WASHINGTON — This article is a collaboration between ProPublica and The New York Times. A year and a half after receiving a detailed complaint from tribal leaders, the Education Department plans to investigate their accusations that the Wolf Point School District in Montana discriminates against Native American students. In a Dec. 28 letter, sent hours […]

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Shutdown Leaves Food, Medicine and Pay in Doubt in Indian Country

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — For one tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the government shutdown comes with a price tag: about $100,000, every day, of federal money that does not arrive to keep health clinics staffed, food pantry shelves full and employees paid. The tribe is using its own funds to cover […]

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A Showcase for the Abundance and Breadth of Indigenous Performance

For the Brooklyn-born playwright Muriel Miguel, a founder of the Native American feminist collective Spiderwoman Theater, the word diversity raises suspicions. “Diversity means if you check the box, well, you did diversity,” she said in a recent telephone interview. “I’m always a little leery about how do you get diversity? It seems to me that […]

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‘I Feel Invisible’: Native Students Languish in Public Schools

This article was reported and written in a collaboration with ProPublica, the nonprofit investigative journalism organization. WOLF POINT, Mont. — The faint scars on Ruth Fourstar’s arms testify to a difficult life on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation: the physical and emotional abuse at home, the bullying at school, the self-harm that sent her rotating […]

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A Second Chance for Prisoners, and Their Warden

This article was reported and written in a collaboration with ProPublica, the nonprofit investigative journalism organization. WOLF POINT, Mont. — Every day Ron Jackson walks into work and is reminded of his failures. As Mr. Jackson, the warden of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation adult correctional facility, patrols the cells, he sees Native American inmates […]

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Native American Homeless Crisis in Minnesota Inspires an Unlikely Alliance

MINNEAPOLIS — There were overdoses nearly every day in the grim homeless encampment near downtown. At least four people had died within two months. Diseases spread, with upward of 200 people cramming into dozens of tents. Fears rose among activists and the mostly Native American population living there that the city would crack down, which […]

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Elizabeth Warren Stands by DNA Test. But Around Her, Worries Abound.

WASHINGTON — The plan was straightforward: After years of being challenged by President Trump and others about a decades-old claim of Native American ancestry, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts would take a DNA test to prove her stated family origins in the Cherokee and Delaware tribes. But nearly two months after Ms. Warren released the […]

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Missionary’s Killing Reignites Debate About Isolated Tribes: Contact, Support or Stay Away?

The recent killing of an American missionary by members of an isolated tribe on a small island in the Indian Ocean has reignited questions about the fate of the last few groups of people living off the grid. In an era when people across the globe are hyper-connected by technology and increasingly interlocked economies, the […]

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Who Decides to Have a Cowboys and Indians-Themed Kids’ Birthday Party in 2018? Kevin Hart, That’s Who

Screenshot: SiriusXM Kevin Hart has recently “defended” his choice to throw a cowboys-and-Indians-themed party for his son’s first birthday party, if you can call it that. According to Complex, folks on social media rightfully pointed out that the entire idea of a cowboys and Indians party was messed up, especially in light of the Thanksgiving-adjacent […]

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