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Today in history: October 12 is Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The idea of replacing Columbus Day with a day celebrating the indigenous people of North America first arose in 1977.


Indigenous news: Junípero Serra, Marvel Comics, Doctrine of Discovery

A Native second-grader was sent home because his traditional Mohawk hairstyle was "too distracting" to teachers and students.


Indigenous News: Cree woman wins beauty pageant, challenges Harper

Canadian Ashley Burnham of the Cree Nation set the political sphere ablaze when she called on Indigenous people to vote out Prime Minister Harper.


Decolonize the land: Native people welcome Mt. Denali name change

President Obama announced that his administration would change the name of Mt. McKinley to its original Indigenous name, Denali, a word that means "High One" in Athabascan.


Indigenous News: Youth sue U.S. government over climate change

"This lawsuit is made necessary by the at-best schizophrenic, if not suicidal, nature of U.S. climate and energy policy."


Indigenous News: tribe to Redsk*ns - “no thanks to dirty money”

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Council voted on Wednesday to refuse all money from the Washington NFL football team.


Indigenous news: juvenile justice, Juneau artist, cultural appropriation, gaming

The game "Never Alone" was developed with participation of the Cook Inlet Tribal Council, a group that works with indigenous Alaskans living in city settings.


Indigenous News: white privilege, A Tribe Called Red, mining protests

The death of Sarah Bland has the nation abuzz about police brutality, but a lesser known story regarding a Lakota woman is also worthy of our attention.


Indigenous news: Apache Stronghold caravan, First Lady meets with tribal youth

An Apache Indian caravan is making a stop in Denver to draw attention to a land grab by a mining giant.


Indigenous news: activism, identity, and honoring natives

On May 26, the town council in Newstead, New York voted to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day.

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