Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights
Friday, February 28, 2014
Honoring Carter Camp, Ponca Wounded Knee Warrior at Liberation Day Wounded Knee 2014
Photos by Carter Camp's niece Julie Camp, Casey Camp-Horinek's daughter, thank you for sharing with Censored News. Casey Camp-Horinek and family members at today's Liberation Day at Wounded Knee 2014.
More photos of today:
|Southern Chiefs Grand Chief Terrance Nelson|
Good Morning Tom
It has been a long time since we talked and I am so glad to know that you are the elected Tribal Chairman of Lac Du Flambeau again. I was Chief of Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation for 5 terms and I used to deal with Native Americans who would call us about being denied entry into Canada at the Emerson Border Crossing. Roseau River is nine miles from the US Border so they would call us to help them.
Lac Du Flambeau tribal members Donna Larsen and Joh Clah slept in their car overnight last night because they weren't allowed to cross the Border at Highway 59 Crossing. I spend 40 minutes on the phone this morning until I finally talked to the Supervisor Inspector Johns at the Emerson Border Crossing to see if they would allow Donna and Joh across.
Govinda is live in BC at the North America Caucus, where the planning will be underway for the agenda for the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in NY.
Govinda said, "We have arrived in Kamloops, BC for the North American Peoples Caucus Preparatory Meeting for the 13th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. There will be a Live Web Casthttp://www.livestream.com/livetru as well ashttp://www.livestream.com/earthcycles Follow along, and send us any insights / feedback on the chat window on the earthcycles livestream or leave a note."
|Depp's Oscar nomination|
Native Americans Protest 'The Lone Ranger' Oscar Nomination for Redface
Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry
PORTLAND, Oregon – Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, a group of Native parents from across the country are protesting the nomination of 'The Lone Ranger' for an Academy Award in makeup, basically, for Redface. To this end, they are conducting a “Twitterstorm” under the hashtag #NotYourTonto and will try to trend the hashtag both the night before the Oscars and during the Oscar broadcast.
“There is a double standard regarding Native people and this dehumanizes us to our fellow Americans and reduces their actual knowledge of who we are today. As part of our continued focus on Redface and its continued acceptance by Americans, we are conducting a social media protest of 'The Lone Ranger's' Oscar nomination for Redface. No film today would be nominated for an award for Yellowface or Blackface,” says Jacqueline Keeler, a Navajo/Yankton Dakota Sioux mother and one of the group's founders.The group EONM, has been fighting Redface in both media and in sports. They trended #NotYourMascot nationally during the Super Bowl and demanded and received an apology to Native parents and their children from Sonic Drive-in for a racist sign that appeared at a Sonic Drive-in in Belton, Missouri during a Washington Redsk*ns/Kansas City Chiefs game in December of last year. Their goal is to eliminate the practice of Native Mascotry—the racist and sterotypical antics seen by fans at games dressed in Redface, and to improve the modern understanding of Native people and Indian Sovereignty to all Americans. They see the Academy of Motion Pictures awarding a film for Redface as counter to this goal and wish to see more Native screenwriters and filmmakers involved in the actual writing and direction of films about Native people.