There Are No Urban Indian Ghettos
The literature on urban Indians suggests that Indians do not form urban ghettos. If a ghetto or Indian ghetto is defined as neighborhoods, say a square city block that is predominantly populated by individuals from the same tribe, like Navajo or Cherokee, let alone Indians from a variety of tribes, then there are no such social formations in any major urban area in the United States.
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5 Great Pow Wows to Finish off the Summer
Summer is fleeting fast, but before the warm temperatures leave us, there are a few more pow wows to take advantage of.
United Tribes International Powwow This festival begins on September 4 and draws more than 1,500 dancers and 20,000 guests from 70 tribes to the Lone Star Arena at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota. It has become one of the premier cultural events of North Dakota, according to UnitedTribesPowwow.com. The pow wow is also featured on
'Buffalo Calling' Hauntingly Depicts Bison's Tragic Tale in Canada
Much has been made of the hunting to death of bison in the United States. But the prairies on which the majestic animals roamed stretched way up into Canada as well. And bison didn’t fare any better there than here.
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Vince McKelvie is a 28 year old digital artist from the United States. Inspired by boredom during his youth, Vince began creating and perfecting GIF art, and has since become one of the internet’s most iconic animated artists. He has created a number of trippy and visually stimulating mini-sites, like Gradient Forest and Honey. He also regularly posts hypnotic GIFs on his blog and surreal mixed-media video clips on his Instagram.
We are Woman Constition Day Rally Sept 13
These tweets (and one retweet) are from my friend Ryan, a journalist who has been on the ground in Ferguson for the past few days. (His Twitter account is here, and it’s a great source of updates on the situation there [x]).
I just wanted to remind everybody that while spreading word about Michael Brown’s unjust murder and the horrifying events of the night of August 14, 2014, please do not oversimplify or ignore the complexities of the situation.
Journalists in the town have been doing what journalists do: focusing on all the negative aspects about the community to try and make it look like a hell-hole in order to sell their own pictures and stories, and basically all many of them want to do is further their own careers. But focusing on all that negativity only paints the picture of one side of the story, ignoring a lot of other important things going on there.
Please do not fall prey to the media’s game. Anger at the actions of the police in Ferguson is totally justified, but in the midst of that we cannot allow the people who are living with the situation every day to be dehumanized. Despite all this tragedy and chaos going on around them, they’re still a community and in many ways they’re pulling through all of it together. They want peace. Anyone looting or burning things down is a very small portion of the community. The whole story is so much bigger.
A story doesn’t need tear gas to be interesting. We need to hear every side of this story, not just the horrific parts.
TL:DR: please don’t fall prey to media attempts to dehumanize and oversimplify the situation in ferguson!!