As the president of the American Indian Student Organization at the University of Maine, I felt it was crucial that as college students and members of our group to participate in the twitter campaign for #DearNativeYouth. The campaign is designed to encourage, motivate, and inspire our Native Youth not to give up, to follow their dreams and to support one another. The following are some of … Continue reading #DearNativeYouth – UMaine Responds.
“Law enforcement gone wild” – Marley Shebala A new radio program in the west has recently come out called Navajo News Without Borders aka Indigenous News from the Navajo Rez. The program had begun four months ago and has featured topics on government policies, the environment, veteran care/treatment, and domestic violence. All of the featured stories are produced by trained journalists from Navajo land in … Continue reading New Indigenous News Radio Show
On this November day, I want for my people. I want our voices to be heard, To be appreciated for our history, our present and our future. I want for us all to stand as one for our rights. I want this country to be filled with knowledge that we do exist. On this November day, I need for my people. I need for us … Continue reading On This November Day by Charlotte Roe
November has been officially referred to as Native American Heritage Month for over 20 years. In this time, natives across the country have shown their pride in their heritage through many ways. Some include a national day for wearing certain footwear, donning a certain hairstyle and even creating a national book club where participants must read at least one piece of Native American literature and … Continue reading Pride, Heritage, Tradition-November for Native Americans (Pictures)
MTV has been stepping up to the plate in the acknowledgement of indigenous people in North America. Last week, MTV premiered its first episode of the new season of the show, ‘Rebel Music.’ Last year, the series made a huge impact on audiences. This season’s premiere, just shy of 20min features, Indigenous musical artists and activists from the US and Canada. Amongst the artists featured … Continue reading Native People are coming into our own in American pop culture.
In a time of great racial and political oppression towards indigenous communities, the 1820s were driven heavily by American expansion. However, a defining moment amongst Native peoples, especially in the south was the invention of the written Cherokee language. In Georgia in 1821, George Guess, or Sequoyah amongst the Cherokee had begun to transcribe Cherokee language syllables into written symbols on paper. Sequoyah incorporated lines, … Continue reading Native America’s first established newspaper.
This week I met with Dr. Darren Ranco of the University of Maine to talk about Climate Change and the People’s Climate March and its effects for indigenous people on a global scale. Check it out below! The following is the transcript of the audio file: DARREN RANCO ON CLIMATE CHANGE FOR CENTURIES NATIVE AMERICANS HAVE BEEN RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR APPRECIATION AND CONSERVATION OF THE … Continue reading Dr. Darren Ranco on Climate Change.