AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE HERITAGE MONTH

2022-11-01T08:56:48-04:00November 1st, 2022|Categories: Articles|

The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1016 in New York.  The event cumulated an effort by Red Fox James, a member of the Blackfeet Nation who rode across the nation on horseback seeking approval from 24 state governments to have a day to honor American Indians. In 1990, more than seven decades later, then President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution designating the month of November "National American Indian Heritage [...]

National American Indian Heritage Month

2021-11-01T16:09:39-04:00November 1st, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: |

We must recognize and honor our indigenous population, we must consider all they gave in an effort to assist those who landed on their land so many years ago, all they lost and the continued struggle that many in their communities experience.  November is National American Indian Heritage Month but in all reality we should celebrate our indigenous brothers and sisters everyday.  They faced genocide, were treated as less than, referred to as savages and [...]

The Public Policing of people of color

2020-12-28T11:58:00-05:00December 28th, 2020|Categories: Articles|Tags: |

Most have seen the latest in the many cases of a European America accusing an African American, who is minding their own business, of stealing something or doing something that is illegal. The most recent recorded incident happened the day after Christmas at the Arlo hotel in Soho where a European American woman accused a 14-year-old African American child of stealing her IPhone. The father of the young man taped the incident, and you can [...]

Native American Heritage Month

2020-11-02T17:21:05-05:00November 2nd, 2020|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

                    November is Native American Heritage Month “Kill the Indian, and Save the Man!”  Capt. Richard H. Pratt Imagine being told that your culture and customs are animalistic.  The indigenous population of what is now the Americas was treated like savages and called uncivilized, but the reality is that the population had customs and cultures.  There were many different tribes, and they inhabited this space that [...]

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