Indigenous Issues

On Abourerzk's AK-47s at Wounded Knee

Former Senator Jim Abourezk discussing his visit to the occupied town of Wounded Knee in 1973 with the South Dakota CBS affiliate: “We got into the Indians’ perimeter and there’s all these Indian Vietnam vets who were there with AK-47′s Kalashnikovs, I don’t know where they got them all, but they had them.

AIM's Founding

From the Associated Press’ obituary of Russell Means: AIM was founded in the late 1960s to protest the U.S. government’s treatment of Native Americans and demand the government honor its treaties with Indian tribes.

Indian Versus Native American

Apparently there was some terminology controversy on one of those Bravo shows that showcase rich white women bickering with each other: Tonight, on the reality TV series The Real Housewives of New York City, LuAnn de Lesseps will use the term “Indian.

Thanksgiving, 1970

1970 marked the 350th anniversary of the pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock and like usual the residents of Plymouth, Massachusetts were planning the annual Pilgrim’s Progress festival. The festival included a parade and feast, complete with residents in period clothes.

Oklahoma's Tribal Informercials

Wonderful essay on Oklahoma’s growing crop of tribal commercials ( example for anyone living outside the friendly confines of Oklahoma) and how they may not have the affect tribe’s hope.