August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Friday, June 19, 2020

'Christopher Columbus, Slave Trader' by Paiute Steve Melendez, American Indian Genocide Museum

Christopher Columbus, Slave Trader


Handless Columbus statue in Houston.


By Steve Melendez, Pyramid Lake Paiute
President, American Indian Genocide Museum


Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison won the Pulitzer Prize for his biography of Christopher Columbus entitled, Admiral of the Ocean Sea. In a shorter, more easily read book, Christopher Columbus, Mariner which was published in 1942, he wrote, “The cruel policy initiated by Columbus and pursued by his successors resulted in complete genocide.” Some interesting items of his extensive research were published in 1963 under the title of Journals and Other Documents on the Life of Christopher Columbus.

'Recognizing Male Victim-Survivors' by StrongHearts Native Helpline



Recognizing Male Victim-Survivors

StrongHearts Native Helpline
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Men can be victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence can happen to anyone.

Media and socialization may lead you to believe otherwise but the truth is men, and people of all genders, can be and are victims of domestic violence.

Abuse against men can start at a very young age and the effect carries on with them into adulthood. When it comes to sexual violence, domestic violence, and dating violence, men who reported abuse have indicated that not only were they sexually assaulted both as a child and as an adult, but also their struggles with intimate partner violence continues indefinitely as victims and/or perpetrators.