by Andreas Knudsen Reprinted from Indigenous Affairs, January/February/March 1996. Published by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs. Native communities, primarily in the western US, have been chronically exposed to low doses of radiation for over forty years. This exposure derives from the many nuclear activities on indigenous lands such as uranium mining and milling, [...]
Is All That Turkey and Stuffing a Celebration of Genocide? By Laura Elliff, Vice President, Native American Student Association Thanksgiving is a holiday where families gather to share stories, football games are watched on television and a big feast is served. It is also the time of the month when people talk about Native Americans. [...]
This is a short history of colonization of the Lakotah to explain why our people do not make efforts at self-sufficiency. 1. The United States outlawed our religion, our spirituality. Outlawed it. Out people were sent to prison if they caught practicing our ways. 2. They rounded up our children, all of our children, for [...]
by David Swallow, Jr. Traditional Lakota Spiritual Leader and a Head Man of the Lakota Nation July 5, 2009 Porcupine, South Dakota The white man calls me David Swallow, Jr. but my real name is Wowitan Yuha Mani. I am a TetohLakota of the Wa Naweg’a Band and I live on the Pine Ridge Indian [...]
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Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S.A. Indian Reservations / Prison Camps
The Area Agreed Upon in the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 ARTICLE II. The United States agrees that the following district of country, to wit, viz: commencing on the east bank of the Missouri river where the 46th parallel of north latitude crosses the same, thence along low-water mark down said east bank to a [...]
Paha Sapa, called this by the Lakota, is one of the oldest geological formations in the Western hemisphere. The hills are considered the “basis” of the great plains, where fresh water, vegetation and lush beauty abound. The Lakota Nation have considered the Paha Sapa sacred, the center of our nation, for as long as the [...]