Leaders of indigenous groups in Canada said Thursday that investigators have found more than 600 unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school for indigenous children. Similar graves, but smaller in number, were discovered in the country a few weeks back. The bodies were discovered at the Marieval Indian Residential School, which operated [...]
SALT LAKE CITY — India needs masks in the same way that the Navajo Nation needed help in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At that time, the Navajo Nation was among the hardest-hit areas of the United States. While tribal officials said the U.S. federal government was slow to respond, donations poured in from [...]
The rebel yell was a battle cry used by Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War, when charging to intimidate the enemy and boost their own morale. The South had seceded in order to protect its ‘peculiar institution’ of slavery which was increasingly under siege by powerful abolitionist forces. [...]
The very idea that western civilisation, and the United States in particular, could have nurtured radical Islam remains absurd in many quarters. Indeed it is America that is seen as the bulwark against jihad. How then could the leader of the free world, the founder of modern democracy, the nation that epitomises freedom, that in [...]
January 3, 2018
Analysis/Insights, World Focus
. Through disease, warfare, broken treaties, the Native Americans suffered demographic catastrophe. Christian missionaries helped by the state enforced European-American culture on the indigenous people via boarding schools where the children were forced to forget their language, culture and gods, all in the name of ‘progress’.
Children were usually immersed in European-American culture through appearance changes [...]
In order to protest the construction of an oil pipeline that would be built across the Missouri River near their tribal lands in North Dakota, Native American tribal members took a stand and rode on horseback to speak their piece. Their reason for the protest is that they believe the construction of a Dakota Access [...]
It is deeply regrettable that generations of American schoolchildren have been brainwashed into thinking that Father Junípero Serra was California’s benevolent founding father, a humble Franciscan monk who left a life of luxury on the island of Mallorca to travel to the farthest reaches of the New World and protect the natives from the worst [...]
‘It is imperative [Pope Francis] is enlightened to understand that Father Serra was responsible for the deception, exploitation, oppression, enslavement and genocide of thousands of Indigenous Californians, ultimately resulting in the largest ethnic cleansing in North America,’ a MoveOn.org petition read.” – Jack Jenkins Pope Francis has been widely lauded as a champion of the oppressed, [...]
Pharrell Williams drew some heat (back in June 4 2014) for wearing a Native American headdress on the cover of Elle UK, leading the singer to apologize for what many considered cultural appropriation of a sacred tradition — despite the fact that he is part Native American. “I respect and honor every kind of race, [...]
“There is resistance: in Canada it’s coming from First Nations. But it’s worth remembering that that’s a world-wide phenomenon. Throughout the world, the indigenous populations are in the lead. They are actually taking the lead in trying to protect the earth….It’s pretty ironic that the so-called ‘least advanced’ people are the ones taking the lead [...]
December 12, 2013