Winnebago Tribe Sues the Army Over Native Children’s Remains at CARLISLE Cemetery
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by LT
1d ago
  But in a lawsuit now before the U.S. District Court in eastern Virginia, the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska argues Army officials are violating this federal law by delaying the return of two tribal members’ remains. Samuel Gilbert and Edward Hensley died as teenagers over a century ago while attending the nation’s first government-run Indian boarding school. A hearing in the case is set for July. In its filings to the federal court, the Winnebago Tribe objects to the bodies remaining at the Carlisle Barracks Main Post Cemetery in Pennsylvania, and seeks their return for culturally ..read more
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Adoption: The Making of Me (podcast)
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by LT
1d ago
  Podcast: Adoptees' Untold Stories: Voices from the Adoptee Perspective Today, our guests are Sarah Reinhardt and Louise Browne, who host “Adoption: The Making of Me,” a podcast focused on adoptees’ perspectives, highlighting the often overlooked side of adoption narratives. Our conversation delves into how the adoption industry, driven by a multibillion-dollar market, prioritizes the narratives of adoptive parents, sidelining the voices and experiences of adoptees. We discuss the societal expectations placed on adoptees to feel grateful despite the complexities of their experiences ..read more
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Lisa Meeches hopes MMIWG documentary series returns to the airwaves
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by LT
1d ago
  Over the past four decades, Lisa Meeches has produced countless acclaimed films and television programs. She tells Face to Face (APTN) there are hopes to renew the series Taken, which told the stories of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Questions? EMAIL: tracelara@pm.me ..read more
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Poorest Native American Reservation - What It Really Looks Like ??
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by LT
1w ago
Questions? EMAIL: laratrace@outlook.com ..read more
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Visiting Lakota Medicine Man (rare opportunity) ??
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by LT
1w ago
Lakota Elder Wowitan Uha Mani Speaks To Peter Santenello: "I'm a Lakota!" Lakota Elder Wowitan Uha Mani (Christian name: David Swallow, Jr.) spoke with filmmaker Peter Santenello   This man may live in the middle of the Reservation but he has a better understanding of what is going on in the world than most people living in the cities. Questions? EMAIL: laratrace@outlook.com ..read more
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ALMOST Dead Indians | Introduction
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by LT
1w ago
Excerpt: INTRODUCTION   L et’s start out with a QUIZ:  how many Indigenous people were on Turtle Island (now North America) before 1490? 100 million? 10 million? No one knows.  What we do know—millions did live here.  Then millions die here.  Many Millions. By the end of the 19th century, writes David E. Stannard, a historian at the University of Hawaii, Native Americans had undergone the “worst human holocaust the world had ever witnessed, roaring across two continents non-stop for four centuries and consuming the lives of countless tens of millions of peo ..read more
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Art replaces alcohol at the Whiteclay Makerspace
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by LT
1w ago
I have been to White Clay many times.  My relatives there are artists.  This is the future! FINALLY!  GOOD NEWS... Trace ?Art Replaces Alcohol ? NEBRASKA - We are sure you are familiar with the work that is happening at the Whiteclay Makerspace, but do you know the entire origin story? Would you believe us if we told you that the Makerspace is located in an old liquor store? You may not know the beginnings, and we would love to share them in the video. We are always humbled by the opportunity to be part in a transformation that has impacted so many!     &nb ..read more
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Lost Records: Found Roots
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by LT
1w ago
How a Métis genealogist helps people uncover their Indigenous ancestry Anne Anderson has spent a lifetime trying to piece together the past By Hannah Carty | May 3, 2024   Understanding your family history can offer a sense of identity and belonging, but for people with Indigenous ancestry, that history can be difficult to uncover. Survivors of the 60s Scoop, for example, have been told years after they were forcibly taken from their families as children that their birth records were lost or destroyed, meanwhile, churches held onto residential school records for decades. Anne Anderson ..read more
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Who Will Bury the Dead? (2014)
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by LT
2w ago
  Nominated for Best Documentary at The Native American Film Festival in San Francisco in 2017.  Who Will Bury the Dead?  explores the experiences of the last Lakota Christian Clergy with 150 years of historical perspective. A powerful contemporary story of spiritual decolonization. Available on Amazon Prime.  CloudHorse Media  I asked my relative Ellowyn many years ago why there were churches in Pine Ridge, and she said they provided food and money. But not many people went to church.  - TLH Questions? EMAIL: laratrace@outlook.com ..read more
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Wear Red For Missing and Murdered | May 5 2024
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by LT
2w ago
  StrongHearts Native Helpline encourages wearing the color red in honor of the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) on May 5, 2024. “An annual awareness day for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls calls attention to epidemic levels of violence against Native Americans and Alaska Natives,” said CEO Lori Jump, StrongHearts Native Helpline. “We support raising awareness to ensure that our missing and murdered relatives are not forgotten and the future of our young ones can be spared this crisis.” Red Calls To The Ancestors I ..read more
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