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Histories of Genocide

Why aren’t Conditions of Life for First Peoples a National Emergency? Canadian Dimension, April 6, 2016

Chief Big Foot Memorial – Future Generation Riders Continue Ride Towards Wounded Knee on Christmas, Native News Online, December 25th, 2015

Native History: Sitting Bull Shot by Indian Police, His Legacy Remains, Indian Country Media Network, December 15th, 2015

Group of Dakota start 330 mile journey to remember mass execution, Bring Me the News, December 11th, 2015 (archived)

Rate of Indigenous children in child protection ‘almost equivalent to another stolen generation,’ The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), December 3rd, 2015

Blind to American Genocide, The Daily 49er, November 4th, 2015 (archived)

Junipero Serra statue defaced days after canonization by Pope Francis, Washington Post, September 28th, 2015

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Image credit: Peter Steiner

Even without context, Senator McCain’s comments sting, Indian Country Today Media Network, August 19th, 2015

Recognizing Genocide and Moving Toward Liberation: Not Counting Mexicans or Indians, Part II, Truth Out, May 25th, 2015 – see also PART 1

Book review of Murder State: California’s Native American Genocide, 1846 – 1873, H-AmIndian (academic listserv), April, 2015 – read more about this book

Silence Equals Violence: Remember the Sand Creek Massacre, Indian Country Today Media Network, February 26th, 2015

‘Not Counting Mexicans or Indians’: the Many Tentacles of State Violence Against Black-Brown-Indigenous People – Roberto Rodriguez for TruthOut, February 4th, 2015 — see also PART 2

Remember the Sand Creek Massacre, Ned Blackhawk in The New York Times, November 27th, 2014

Wounded Knee, 1890 – 1973 in Photos, Denver Post, January 2nd, 2014

Native Lives Matter

Native Lives Matter Report from the Romero Institute

Do Indian Lives Matter? Police Violence Against Native Americans, CounterPunch, October 29th, 2015

Native Lives Matter, Too, New York Times, October 13th, 2015

Circle Bear Autopsy Report Released, and the Questions We Must Now Ask, Indian Country Today, August 18th, 2015

Native Woman Sarah Lee Circle Bear Died in Police Custody in South Dakota, Colorlines, July 29th, 2015 (archived)

American Indian mother of two dies in police custody after her repeated pleas for help ignored, Daily Kos, July 29th, 2015

Native Activist Rexdale Henry Found Dead in Mississippi Police Custody, Colorlines, July 27th, 2015

Cowboy, rabbit, and border town violence, NM Politics, July 24th, 2015

Native Lives Matter: Police Killing Native Americans At Astounding Rate, Non-Profit Quarterly, July 16th, 2015

Massacre at Charleston: #Black Lives Matter for Native People Because History, Gyasi Ross for Indian Country Today, June 21st, 2015

Police Violence Against Native People – David Correia for CounterPunch, June 9th, 2015

Freddie Gray and Baltimore’s Urban Indians, by Kerry Hawk Lessard, Indian Country Today, May 29th, 2015

Is Baltimore Like a Reservation for Non-Indians? Indian Country Today, May 19th, 2015 (see response)

Native Americans are the Group Most Likely to be Killed by Police, John Brammer for Blue Nation Review, May 5th, 2015

Native Lives Matter Movement Takes Off in South Dakota, by Lois Danks for Freedom Socialist Party, April, 2015

The Native Lives Matter Movement, The Indypendent, February 16th, 2015

Making Native Lives Matter, Socialist Worker, February 12th, 2015

Policing are Killing One Group at a Staggering Rate, and Nobody is Talking About it, Zak Cheney-Rice for Mic, February 5th, 2015

Native Lives Matter: A Solution to Police Violence in Indian Country, The Circle News, January 13th, 2015

Allen Locke Attends Police Protest Friday, Killed by Cop on Saturday, Inquisitr, December 22nd, 2014

Native American Solidarity with African Americans Protesting Police Brutality and State Violence, December 19th, 2014

Native, Indigenous, Alive: Reflections on Intersections with Black Lives Matter, Allan Aquallo in Not Your Mascots, December 18th, 2014

American Indian Student Tells Blacks: We Are Your Allies, Struggle Video Media (youtube), December 6th, 2014

Police Violence Against People of Color: Not Just Affecting African Americans, Erik Loomis, August 22nd, 2014

Prisons

Supporting, not imprisoning, Aboriginal people with disabilities, could save millions, The Conversation, November 4th, 2015 (archived)

Indigenous imprisonment: money better spent on prevention, expert says, The Guardian, November 3rd, 2015

Violence Against Native Women

Northlanders march to bring awareness to missing and murdered indigenous children, Northland News Center, April 11th, 2016

More aboriginal women allege abuse at hands of Quebec provincial police, CBC News, March 31st, 2016

Native Leaders Call for Action, Not Talk, Red Power Media, July 14th, 2015

Native Americans Can Prosecute Non-Natives in Tribal Court, Laura Morales for Fronteras, March 16th, 2015

Actress’ Death Highlights Native American Women’s Woes, Sarah Hoye for Al-Jazeera America, March 4th, 2015

Police Say Tasering 8-year old Native American girl was ‘justified’ – CounterCurrent News, December 9th, 2014

Policing Native Women and Native Two Spirit and Trans People, Incite! Women of Color Against Violence

Maze of Injustice: the Failure to Protect Native Women from Sexual Violence, from Amnesty International

Sovereignty

Dollar General Corporation Aims to Strip Tribes of Right to Protect Native Survivors, Feministing, December 3rd, 2015

There Are No Easy Answers: Native People and Syrian Refugees, Indian Country Today, November 30th, 2015

Aloha to the US: Is Hawaii an Occupied Nation? BBC News, November 2nd, 2015

A Lynching in Effigy, Indian Country Today Media Network, August 10th, 2015

National Alliance to End Sexual Violence Statement on Tribal Sovereignty – End Sexual Violence, 2015

Indian Tribes are Retaking Jurisdiction Over Domestic Violence on Their Own Land, Lorelei Laird, ABA Journal, April 1st, 2015

Reauthorizing Indianness, Mark Rifkin, University of Minnesota Press (blog), June 19th, 2012

Addressing the Epidemic of Domestic Violence in Indian Country by Restoring Tribal Sovereignty, Matthew Fletcher for American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, March, 2009

Honoring Sovereignty: Aiding Tribal Efforts to Protect Native American Women from Domestic Violence, Rebecca Hart and M. Alexander Pearl, California Law Review 96.1, 2008 (abstract only; full text requires subscription)

Native American Feminism, Sovereignty, and Social Justice – Andrea Smith in Feminist Studies 31.1 (2005) – subscription required for full access

Schools

Truth and Reconciliation Committee final report: by the numbers, CBC News, December 14th, 2015

Indian Residential Schools: A Tragic Legacy, The Guardian (Canada), October 30th, 2015

South Dakota Slated to Cut Native American History, Indian Country Media Network, September 30th, 2015

Native American Students in Utah Pushed Out at an Alarming Rate, Huffington Post, May 26th, 2015 – see also original report by Vanessa Walsh, Disparities in Discipline

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