Selling the Sacred Pe' Sla Site
- Indian Comics Irregular #211
As August ended, the biggest Native story probably was the planned auction of the Lakota's sacred Pe' Sla site. Fortunately, public pressure seems to have halted the auction, and Indians have raised enough money to buy the land.
Meanwhile, Republicans got in trouble for suggesting some kinds of rape are okay. And as usual, movies, books, and other creative arts were in the news.
My recent tweets on these and other subjects:
Gary Farmer has a fine Native role in the indie movie "Evergreen." No anger, stoicism, or "wisdom," just a decent guy.
At least Republicans are consistent. They don't mind rape (especially if it produces a baby) OR other forms of violence against women.
Today's voter ID laws = yesterday's literacy tests. The same racist conservatives are trying to protect their white privilege and power.
Ecuadorean hip hop mixes Spanish and Kichwa: Andean Indians use African-American beats to fight the power in Paris.
Documentary on Native suicide"We Breathe Again, Heartbreak & Hope in Alaska"--seeks funding via Kickstarter.
Irene Bedard launches a film company. It'll focus on inspiring stories with Native characters and themes in Alaska.
White Faux Taxidermy sells bust of Indian chief to mount on the wall like a trophy. Or it did until people protested.
Cowboy hero leads Indians in Italian comic book. "Tex offers an unreal prejudicial belief of white superiority."
Indians walk, ride to Minnesota to commemorate 150th anniversary of US-Dakota War. Minn. flags flown at half-mast.
Lakota raise funds to buy sacred Pe' Sla site before it's auctioned. Social media has made this a cause célèbre.
Wes Studi welcomes a huge crowd to the "Fashion Heat" Native fashion show at this year's Santa Fe Indian Market.
Why US reconstruction fails: From America's point of view, who wouldn't want to be us? And that justifies everything.
Paul Ryan's wife is part Chickasaw. That supposedly makes him familiar with Indians. So why is he cutting BIA funding?
Canadian branch of Legion publishes newsletter with "joke" about murdering Indians. Quickly retracts it, apologizes.
To many Navajos, UFOs are a reality, not a belief. "People have seen enough [UFOs] that it is just a fact of life."
Romney's job plan: full employment for midwives, wet nurses, nannies, and babysitters to take care of all the unplanned babies. #waronwomen
Justice on "Why Indigenous Literatures Matter": They show us the possibilities in indigenous values and perspectives.
Wordcraft Circle honors Arigon Starr for her comic books and for bringing more attention to Native comic-book artists.
In new children's book, kids go back in time to save Columbus. IOW, they ensure the genocide of Indians happens.
The freedom to kill without having your actions reflect on your racial group is a potent example of white privilege.
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