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Minneapolis changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day

Minneapolis changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day

It’s about time! This should have been done a long time ago! Now the rest of the US needs to follow! Minneapolis City Council Minneapolis changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day By Aaron Rupar Fri., Apr. 25 2014 at 10:15 AM Categories: Minneapolis City Council, Racism — Update at bottom with statement from Mayor Betsy Hodges — Columbus Day is no […]

The ‘two-spirit’ people of indigenous North Americans

The ‘two-spirit’ people of indigenous North Americans

“Quite similar religious traditions existed among the native peoples of Siberia and many parts of Central and southeast Asia. Since the ancestors of Native Americans migrated from Siberia over 20,000 years ago, and since reports of highly respected androgynous persons have been noted among indigenous Americans from Alaska to Chile, androgyny seems to be quite […]

Global war against indigenous: Imperialists scramble, land, resources

Global war against indigenous: Imperialists scramble, land, resources

Global war against indigenous intensifying as imperialists scramble for land and resources A new report on minorities and indigenous people warns that the global ‘intensification’ in the exploitation of natural resources is leading to mounting conflicts for the world’s 370 million indigenous people. The report for 2012 by the London-based human rights group, Minority Rights […]

Supporting Indigenous Sovereignty and Self-Determination

Supporting Indigenous Sovereignty and Self-Determination

Supporting Indigenous Sovereignty and Self-Determination Opening panel from Building a Solidarity City Audio from the opening panel of the Building a Solidarity City conference in Montreal on Nov. 23, 2013. Panelists included: * Ellen Gabriel: Ellen (Kanien’kehá:ka Nation, Turtle Clan) is an Indigenous human rights activist, former head of the Quebec Native Women’s Association, chosen […]