Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

May 23, 2024

The Racism in Farmington: What No One Wants to Remember


Solidarity March on Saturday. Photo by Ryan Vizzions

Solidarity March on Saturday for a Lakota teen whose beaded cap with a feather was taken from her at the high school graduation ceremony in Farmington, New Mexico. Courtesy photo.

The Racism in Farmington: What No One Wants to Remember

By Brenda Norrell, Censored News, Updated May 23, 2024

The Racism in Farmington. It is what no one wants to remember, no one wants to think about. Navajos were tortured and murdered here. Genevieve Jackson, Navajo councilwoman, called it a rite of passage for white teens in Farmington.

"White teenagers consider it a rite of passage. They learn it at home."

Mohawk Nation News 'Kanienkeha:ka Mohawks Invade Barnhart Island'


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Breaking News at Mohawk Nation News: Read more at MNN: https://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2024/05/23/kanienkehaka-mohawks-invade-barnhart-island/




By The Peoples Voice

Barnhart Encounter (05-22-24)

Yesterday (May 21st 2024) at 10:30 am, individuals went to Niionenhiasekowá:ne (Barnhart Island) to begin construction for a residence in a grass clearing on Beach Marina Rd. The three Kanien'kehá:ka men that were on site were unmolested for three hours until five state troopers, six NYPA security, and one St. Lawrence County Sheriff appeared. The encounter was described as amiable. The troopers asked the purpose of their activities to which one man responded, “We are here to build housing for our community… This is Onkwehonwe land.”

May 21, 2024

Native American Boarding School Digital Archive Launched





A new digital directory provides a search engine to locate Native American boarding school students and includes documents, photographs, and oral histories



To search by name, go to "search" in the upper left hand corner, on this page:
https://nibsda.elevator.umn.edu/search/s/3d16df2f-d957-44a8-963c-f468954cba39


The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition Launches Historic Initiative: The National Indian Boarding School Digital Archive

By National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, Censored News, May 21, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (NABS) is proud to announce the launch of the National Indian Boarding School Digital Archive (NIBSDA), the first-ever digital archives database on Indian Boarding Schools. NIBSDA is a groundbreaking project aimed at preserving and bringing to light the history of the U.S. Indian Boarding School era. Over the last four years, NABS has been dedicated to compiling and digitizing records from Indian boarding schools.

Indian Boarding Schools hold a complex and often painful legacy in American history. For generations, Native American children were forcibly removed from their families and communities and sent to these schools, where they were subjected to cultural assimilation and abuse. The repercussions of this traumatic chapter continue to reverberate through Native communities to this day.

May 17, 2024

Native Healing at Auraria Campus: Pro-Palestine Solidarity in Denver



Danielle SeeWalker, Standing Rock Lakota, was told by the town of Vail, Colorado, that her artist residency for a mural and workshop was cancelled. SeeWalker said she received a phone call after her artwork, "G is For Genocide," shown here, was printed in a limited edition for support for humanitarian aid to Gaza. Vail's representative called SeeWalker and said, "We don't want to align ourselves with an artist like you, who is too political, and especially somebody who is publicaly aligning themselves with Hamas." During the Healing Event in Denver on Wednesday, SeeWalker said Vail is  silencing artists of color and the freedom to voice opinions. SeeWalker said, "I was extremely shocked," adding that Vail immediately shut down the conversation. "Standing up for our Indigenous Palestinian relatives, that are going through some trauma, that is not us aligning ourselves with terrorism," she said, "Free Palestine." -- Censored News

From Turtle Island to Palestine: Denver Commemorates Nakba

By Alex Binder, Unicorn Riot May 15, 2024

Denver, Colorado — On Wednesday evening, the local Indigenous community hosted a healing event at the Auraria Campus pro-Palestine solidarity encampment. According to a press release for the event, in tandem with the commemoration, the organizers “offered solidarity and healing for the Palestinian community” and also “offered support and encouragement to student protestors at Auraria and Denver University who are demanding institutional divestment from US and international companies that are contributing to the genocide of the Palestinian people.”