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1/. “For two weeks, Scotland has become the centre of the world. Not just a place where we can meet one another, but a place where we can truly recognise one another.” Mindahi Bastida, Mexico

A delegation of 140 indigenous people have come to #Cop26 with a message. #COP26Glasgow
2/. “We came here to #COP26 because we knew world leaders would be here. But these world leaders are not listening to our leaders; to the indigenous leaders”

Uboye Gaba from Mexico (& his 1 year old son, Mene)
#COP26Glasgow @MingaIndigena #IndigenousPeoplesDay #IndigenousPeoples
3/. “We are physically kicking out loggers, mining companies & land grabbers every day. We need your support. We need you to help to bring attention to what’s happening”

Puyr Tembe, president of @FEPIPA_Oficial in Brazil speaking at #cop26 #COP26Glasgow on #IndigenousPeoplesDay
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Native people wove the first threads in the fabric of our nation's history. On #IndigenousPeoplesDay, we honor the history and traditions that bore this tapestry while recognizing the resilience of Indigenous communities and their contributions to our nation. (1/4)
Yet words and gestures do not constitute justice and progress. We cannot rightly honor Indigenous communities until we confront our nation’s past of dehumanizing atrocities committed against Native people, adults and children alike, in our name. (2/4)
Reckoning with our history requires action. Congress must pass the #RemoveTheStainAct to revoke honors awarded to soldiers for the massacre of hundreds of Lakota people at #WoundedKnee. Check out the video from @4directionsvote below to learn more. (3/4)
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Earlier this year, @KCProsecutor released a first-of-its-kind data dashboard that provides public access to data regarding the types of crimes referred to our office and the cases filed:…
We partnered with a number community groups, criminal justice system partners, and academic experts to gain an understanding of their needs and concerns, which informed data collection methods and the development of the dashboard.
By partnering with @TheUIHI, we hope to advance equity & social justice principles by improving data collection and analysis for American Indians & Alaska Natives.
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On #IndigenousPeoplesDay...


"In 1517, a guerrilla war between colonizers and forces was initiated by the Taino leader #Enriquillo. [He] killed Spaniards, devastated farms and took the Africans back with him." #christophercolumbusday
"... and took the Africans back with him."

The Revolt of #Enriquillo and the Historiography of Early Spanish America

Primary Sources:
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On this #IndigenousPeoplesDay, I want to highlight an ongoing way that the U.S. harms Tribal sovereignty.

Many Americans assume all Tribes have a reservation. In fact, the Supreme Court has actually forbidden many Tribes from reclaiming their lands.

Here’s a thread on how 👇
The U.S. has a long history of Native land theft, from European colonization to the Dawes Act and the Termination Era.

This policy begins in 2009. That year, the Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that the Interior Secretary may not create reservations for Tribes recognized after 1934.
The case, Carcieri v. Salazar, centered on the Narragansett Tribe’s efforts to expand their reservation in what is today Rhode Island. Despite having recorded contact with Europeans as far back as 1584, the federal government did not recognize the Narragansetts until 1983.
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Camouflaged white nationalists Exhibit 843: @JoeGuzzardi19. This guy writes for @PFIRorg (yeah: Progressives for Immigration Reform) a Tanton-Network front group.

The usual drivel: "Haitians are coming, and Afghans too, what will we do? Remember in '22!"…
What's funny - or sad - is this article came with this Bible verse: Image
What about these commandments, Joe?

“The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.” – Leviticus 19:34
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The horrific brand and practice of slavery brought to the Americas by the Columbus family led Antonio de Montesinos to deny confession from his son and other slave owners. The *ssholes were polarizing in their day as well.…
"Tell me by what right of justice do you hold these Indians in such a cruel and horrible servitude? On what authority have you waged such detestable wars against these people who dwelt quietly and peacefully on their own lands? ...
... Wars in which you have destroyed such an infinite number of them by homicides and slaughters never heard of before. ...
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On this #IndigenousPeoplesDay, I’d like to point out that California still requires 4th-graders to celebrate a whitewashed narrative of the role that Spanish missionaries played in the enslavement and oppression of Native Californians

We must do better.…
“In one incident at Mission San Francisco Solano, friars used a hot iron to burn crosses into the foreheads of a group who had tried to escape.”…
🌮🔔 “the architecture of the missions themselves, were repurposed into the logo and name of one of the country’s most popular fast food taco chains.”…
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If you support Palestinians’ right to return and right to self-determination in their homeland, you should support Indigenous people’s demand for #LandBack — for restoration of their sovereignty and stewardship, and respect for their connection to and knowledge of their lands.
Of course, there are major distinctions between the colonization of Turtle Island and that of Palestine. It’s hard to even talk about the first as a monolith, since the various peoples of the “Americas” endured colonization in different ways and at different points in time.
Still, there are enough similarities to foster a deep sense of solidarity and joint struggle between Indigenous people and Palestinians — and to make it morally inconsistent to support one liberation movement and not the other.

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In 2019, Governor Brad Little issued a proclamation designating the second Monday in October as #IndigenousPeoplesDay. This action paralleled steps that other entities had been taking since 1992 to redirect the focus of #ColumbusDay (a designated state holiday in #Idaho).
This acknowledgment better aligns with the reality of the past and the genocide and forced assimilation that indigenous people faced in the decades and centuries following Christopher Columbus's arrival in the western hemisphere. #IndigenousPeoplesDay
In honor of #IndigenousPeoplesDay2021, we want to recognize the five federally recognized tribes that call Idaho home. The Kootenai, Nez Perce, Coeur d'Alene, Shoshone-Paiute, and Shoshone-Bannock peoples have called this land home since time immemorial. #Idaho #history
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🌏 President @JoeBiden issued the first-ever presidential proclamation of #IndigenousPeoplesDay2021 for today.

🔴 Around the world, Indigenous communities are still fighting for their rights and their land to be respected.

Here are some of the challenges they face. 🧵👇
🇺🇸 United States

🗳️ Native Americans living in rural areas feared they couldn't cast their votes during the 2020 Presidential elections.

🔴 "It seems like they look at us as though we're not important enough to help," said Navajo voter Colleen Benally.…
🇿🇦 South Africa

🏗️ Amazon's new HQ in Africa is set to be a $300m development.

🔴 But it will also be built on historical South African Indigenous land.

✍️ Thousands have signed a petition opposing the plans, saying “it has archeological value”.…
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Secretary Deb Haaland @SecDebHaaland is running the Boston Marathon today in honor of Indigenous People’s Day, MMIWG2, and for the journey to find truth, justice, and healing from the Boarding Schools! #IndigenousPeoplesDay #MMIWG2S #EveryChildMatters #HappyIndigenousPeoplesDay
@SecDebHaaland “My feet will pound the ancestral homelands of the Massachusett, the Mashpee Wampanoag & the Pawtucket people & will follow in the footsteps of #Indigenous runners who have participated in this race over its 125-year history…
@SecDebHaaland Indigenous Peoples’ Day is also a day when we remember the sacrifices of our ancestors and their survival during the dark eras of colonization and assimilation —
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Columbus was literally put in chains on his own ship and jailed for six weeks and only got a fourth voyage b/c of the Spanish King, said voyage ending with the Gov of Hispaniola interfering with attempts to rescue him after being stranded on Jamaica.
This is not a case of Columbus being hella loved and “woke people” denigrating him.
His Genocidal actions were known and despised IN HIS OWN TIME, WTF is that s**t?
It's #IndigenousPeoplesDay going forward b/c we're done deifying genocidal maniac who began the multi-national/centuries-long genocide of Indigenous peoples of the Americas.
Reason ppl are so antagonistic toward b/c eventually we're gonna have to talk about OUR actions.
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On #IndigenousPeoplesDay, we celebrate Native Americans, their histories, and cultures. There is still so much work to be done in the fight for our collective freedom.

For me, that fight is personal.
My family and I are members of the Lumbee Tribe of NC -- named after the Lumber River that winds through my home county.

In 1956, Congress recognized the Lumbee as an Indian tribe, but denied us any federal benefits -- something our People are still fighting for today.
This story is not unique -- Native Americans all across the U.S. are fighting for recognition, equal rights as citizens, reliable healthcare, justice for our missing women and girls, and much more.

On top of that, #IndigenousPeoplesDay STILL isn’t federally recognized.
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On #IndigenousPeoplesDay, we celebrate and honor the history, resilience, and culture of indigenous peoples across our country and in Wisconsin. We also uplift the Native vote—which played a key role in putting President Biden in the White House. 1/
Native Americans make up 1.5% of WI’s voting population. Biden won by just 20,682 votes—a 0.6% margin of victory. A rigorous statewide analysis by the Oneida Nation estimated that 82% of Wisconsin’s Native people voted for Joe Biden.
Menominee County—home of the Menominee Nation—perfectly illustrates the point. It was the state’s most-Democratic county: 82% of voters went for Biden-Harris. Per the census, 82% of the county is Native.…
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Happy #IndigenousPeoplesDay! Today we encourage you to take a look at some of the histories and cultures of Native American communities. ⤵️ (1/6)
Trace Monique Verdin’s quest to find a place in her Native American community as it suffers from decades of environmental degradation. (From @americareframed) (2/6)…
Zitkála-Šá co-composed and wrote the libretto for the first American Indian opera and co-founded the National Council of American Indians to lobby for increased political power for American Indians. (From @PBSAmerMasters) (3/6)…
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Big fight in South Philly over the Columbus statue which Mayor Kenney boxed up last year. Friday a judge said the box must come off. Kenney said no. He is appealing the ruling. But folks have jumped the fence to take the box down. Police have stopped that.
The head of the Italian-American community says Kenney is in violation of the court order and thus in contempt of court. He tells media that the box will come down tonight in advance of Sunday's Columbus Day parade. Police are now lining the fence in front of the boxed statue.
Meanwhile, there are numerous celebrations of #IndigenousPeoplesDay throughout Philadelphia.
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As #IndigenousPeoplesDay approaches I highly recommend reading, "Decolonization is not a metaphor" by Eve Tuck of State University of New York at New Paltz and K. Wayne Yang of University of California, San Diego. Linked here:… Decolonization is not a metaphor Eve Tuck State University o
1) A small excerpt: "When metaphor invades decolonization, it kills the very possibility of decolonization; it recenters whiteness, it resettles theory, it extends innocence to the settler, it entertains a settler future." #IndigenousPeoplesDay
2)"Decolonize (a verb) and decolonization (a noun) cannot easily be grafted onto pre-existing discourses/frameworks, even if they are critical, even if they are anti-racist, even if they are justice frameworks."
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It’s #FellowsFriday! Meet Dr. @Joe_Hobot, descendant of the Hunkpapa Band, Lakota Nation, Standing Rock, and President & CEO of American Indian OIC. @AIOIC empowers American Indians w/ workforce training & community advocacy in culturally rich environments. Read more in thread.⬇️ Image
Joe brings great depth to his #leadership using indigenous wisdom, culture, and heritage to inform decisions for a brighter tomorrow.

Hear him provide a #LandAcknowledgement at #AFCF21 to honor the original inhabitants of territories upon which we stand.
@Joe_Hobot's vision: "To create & sustain our own variant of public education for #Indigenous people of the U.S. that restores life-ways of their ancestors, where sovereignty was assured, and where academic & economic disparities simply did not exist."…
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Today is World’s Indigenous people’s day. (THREAD, 1/9)
There are more than 476 million indigenous people in the world, across 90 countries, representing 5,000 different cultures. They make up 6.2 percent of the global population and live in all geographic regions. (2/9)
Indigenous peoples represent the greater part of the world’s cultural diversity. They speak the major share of the world’s almost 7000 languages. It is estimated that an indigenous language dies every 2 weeks. (3/9)
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Peoples are usually described as indigenous when they maintain traditions or other aspects of an early culture that is associated with a given region.
#IndigenousPeoplesDay #WeAreIndigenousOfIndus
Adopted substantial elements of a colonizing culture, historically associated with a specific territory on which they depend, loss of cultural parameters.
#IndigenousPeoplesDay #WeAreIndigenousOfIndus
Throughout history, different states designate the groups within their boundaries that are recognized as indigenous peoples according to international or national legislation by different terms.
#IndigenousPeoplesDay #WeAreIndigenousOfIndus
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'The war on drugs and the denial of indigenous rights' is starting now!

Follow here for live-tweet and quotes. Starting with this one:

"UN drug treaties forced countries to criminalise the plants that had been at the cornerstone of local communities"

'The criminalisation of indigenous communities continues unabashed today.

Just as the UN adopted the declaration on indigenous rights, the UN drugs regime encouraged countries to criminalise their practices'.

@MarieNougier, IDPC

@MarieNougier @LaramaDavid, Vice-President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia:

"The #coca leaf is the basis of our knowledge and culture. It is at the roots of our welfare. Its prohibition by the drug conventions is based on colonialism."

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W h i t e L i v e s M a t t e r

Thread of remembrance.

K r i s s D o n a l d

Kriss Donald was a 15-year-old Scottish boy who, in 2004, was kidnapped, brutally tortured and murdered in a racially-motivated attack in Glasgow by a gang of Pakistani men.

Bradley Gledhill

Usman Karolia, 19, Ahmed Karolia, 24, Nabeel Naseer, 18, Raja Nawaz, 19, Niqash Hussain, 17, & Irfan Hussain, "acted together as a pack" to stab, kick & stamp on the victim, leaving him to "literally bleed to death in the street"…
L u c y L o w e

16-year-old Lucy Lowe was murdered in 2000 alongside her mother and sister, after their house was set on fire by taxi driver and paedophile, Azhar Ali Mehmood. Image
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🚨🔊#PAHO Press Briefing on #COVID19🦠in the Americas 🌎 August 4, 2021📣…
Over the last week, more than 1.2 million COVID-19 🦠 cases and 20,000 COVID-related deaths were reported in the Americas 🌎

COVID infections 🦠 are accelerating in North America, driven primarily by a surge in cases in the southern and eastern United States 🇺🇸 and in central Mexico 🇲🇽

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