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While looking at the @washingtonpost opiod sales database, I looked at the county I grew up in and surrounding counties and may have discovered something #NativeAmerican activists (someone with a subscription) might want to look into. They were, I think, underprescribed pain meds
So opioid Rx were pretty low in northern Minnesota in the first place, around 25 or so per person. But look at Red Lake -- 6 per person per year
Nothing close to the surrounding counties. Even Mahnomen Cty, which is reservation and white is low at 19. Meanwhile Portland is 53
When researching health care disparities, it was common to find doctors, even in ER only giving African American patients aspirin or tylenol, even for broken bones. Perhaps this disparity is directd toward NDNs as well
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On May 28, 1830, Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act. Despite our general awareness of the horrific Trail of Tears the Act produced, this dark, exclusionary moment in American history certainly needs to be more present in our collective memories. Thread: #twitterstorians
Yet at the same time, solely remembering the Act/Trail reinforces narratives of Native Americans not only as victims, but as vanishing in the face of these exclusionary histories. Whereas the era likewise feat vital & inspiring acts of #NativeAmerican #Resistance & persistence.
There are for ex the Cherokee Memorials, some of the 19C’s most eloquent & potent acts of collective, written resistance. They build upon the Constitution & American ideals, as well as Cherokee histories & sovereignty, to express this communal perspective. cherokee.org/About-The-Nati…
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This is a #Thread about one of the many trolls who is targeting #Native and #Indigenous @Twitter accounts.

The account #@Blondi65003273 is interacting with #NativeAmericans by #JustAskingQuestions

Nothing obviously provocative.

#NativeTwitter
One of Blondi’s followers is another account that claims to be #Native #Ojibwe
However, one of her first posts demonstrate her to be not your average concerned Wisconsin #Native from the North Woods. She posts a picture of a dismembered body that is supposed to convince voters that we need a stronger immigration policy to deter crime.
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As with #foreignaffairs policy that the US employs in the #MiddleEast,
#Trump domestic policy is to employ #Native Leaders who can advise him about accessing #Native land under the guise of cutting Commerce Dept regulations which would open up #Reservations to #BigOil Industry.
#Trump has set up a #NativeAmerican Affairs Coalition w/ 27 tribal members to advise him about the needs of Indian Country. The issue that concerns #Trump & the #native group the most is the desire to access the natural energy reserves on #Reservations.

mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/id…
#Native #Reservations consist of 2% of US Territory but could possibly hold 20% of the country’s “oil and gas reserves.” (This makes wind and solar much more attractive considering you wouldn’t have to steal #native land all over again.)
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Mikaela BearPaw, real name Mikaela Martinez, from Bishop, California, is the daugther of Evangelist Marty and Debbie Martinez who administer the World Harvest Ministries.
Father of Mikaela Martinez, Mikaela BearPaw, is an Internationally recognized Evangelist who has promoted his faith and his family's faith for many years.
worldharvestministries.net/about-whm/the-…
This CD is Mikaela BearPaw, Mikaela Martinez's attempt to break into the music scene through her fahter's
prophecyinthenews.com/bookstore/my-t…
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Tweeps, have you been to the landmark @LouvreAbuDhabi #Louvre #AbuDhabi? No worries. Got @twitter. Had the chance to visit while in the #UAE for the @MilkenInstitute #MIGlobal #MENASummit. Follow this thread for a #TwitterTour of highlights. louvreabudhabi.ae/?utm_source=GM… #art #museum
Hello #LouvreAbuDhabi! @LouvreAbuDhabi ~ in all directions, the #magic of art & creativity on display. Crossing borders. Crossing cultures. #artmatters #museumlove
#Stunning. This two-headed figure is one of the oldest monumental statues in the history of humanity. It is some 8500 years old. On display at the @LouvreAbuDhabi. 👥

@VisitAbuDhabi #AbuDhabi #LouvreAbuDhabi
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Its a fine line to walk protecting yet preserving identity. For descendants of survivors and of #WoundedKnee its necessary.

It can be uncomfortable to talk about especially if you are not living in a way you are expected to be as a #NativeAmerican but it is what it is
I lived a traditional life, in a very hard way before I came out off of the reservation. A lot has happened since then. I began a documentary that was put aside after my stroke. Surviving, healing & being with my daughter became the most important things but the truth still needs
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More than 100 Angelenos gathered Saturday morning to watch crews remove a bronze statue depicting Christopher Columbus. #NativeAmerican #NativeTwitter #IndigenousPeoplesDay
The historic record is clear that Christopher Columbus did not ‘discover’ America since he never reached the shores of North America & there were millions of Indigenous people already living here.
The genocide of indigenous people during the colonization of the Americas lasted centuries. Today, Columbus statues are regarded as signs of oppression.
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1/ NEW EPISODE: As Trump speeds up #oilandgas drilling on #publiclands, Native American artifacts- scattered all over large swaths of land in Utah - are at risk of being destroyed. ow.ly/B9Zn30kYF1x
2/ It all started last spring with Trump’s executive order pushing for America’s energy dominance: bit.ly/2HrsYn1

@jennoldham & @LeighSPaterson traveled to a remote corner of Utah to find out what this policy actually means on the ground.
@jennoldham @LeighSPaterson 3/ #NativeAmerican artifacts are everywhere in SE #Utah. After a long drive down a dirt road, @jennoldham & @LeighSPaterson stumbled across these ancient carvings and the remains of a wall.
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Happy #Pride
I was expelled from my all-girls high school for being a #lesbian & put in a mental hospital for #conversiontherapy.

I became an #LGBT activist to prevent that from happening to other girls like I was.
Yet conversion therapy is still legal.
Happy #Pride
I memorialize every #lesbian who died hidden in the shadows because of #homophobia, who was forced into compulsory heterosexuality, who was made to live a lie. You deserved better. We honor you by making a safer world for lesbians today. Amen.
🏳️‍🌈🖤❤️💜💙💚🧡💛
On #Pride I think of the #lesbian who became my mentor. She propelled me forward into lesbian #feminist writing. #AudreLorde opened a door for me I didn't know existed. I am so grateful she was in my life and left such a legacy for #lesbians.
lambdaliterary.org/features/oped/…
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Gather around everyone...it’s time for some very TRUE short stories morphed into a unbelievably one in the end.
I’ve grown up in a very mixed family and being a proud biracial kid.
But, let’s rewind to a lifetime ago where I wasn’t comfortable or was constantly questioned about “what are you”...
Just like any character in their story. I’ve had my own twist and turns in my life.

However, my experiences that always stood out always seem to involve my family.
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1/ Inspired by @bobplain, here is an #OTD in #RhodeIsland history: On this day, December 19th, in 1675, a ​major ​battle ​in #KingPhilipsWar took place known as ​the ​#GreatSwamp​Massacre. This fight ​topped ​any previous ​brutality ​by ​English ​soldiers ​in ​colonial ​wars...
2/ ...​prior like #PequotWar & #KieftsWar. ​Formally ​neutral ​in the ​war ​in ​early ​1675, ​the ​#NarragansettIndians' territory ​had ​served ​as ​a ​safe ​haven ​4 ​wounded #Native​American, ​mostly #Wampanoag, ​soldiers ​fighting ​in ​the ​conflict. ​The #UnitedColonies...
3/ ...(aka #MassachusettsBay, @Plimoth, #Connecticut & #NewHaven) ​demanded ​the ​#NarragansettIndians ​turn ​over ​these ​combatants, but the natives delayed any formal response. ​John ​Easton, in his "A Relation of the Indian Warr" ​wrote ​that ​soon ​after ​this ​refusal...
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Oct 8 is #InternationalLesbianDay
#MphoTutuVanFurth is an Anglican priest, feminist activist, daughter of #DesmondTutu & lesbian.
Oct 8 is #InternationalLesbianDay
#QuiJin was a Chinese scholar, revolutionary, feminist, writer, warrior & lesbian. She was executed at 31.
Oct 8 is #InternationalLesbianDay
#Chrystos is a #NativeAmerican/indigenous poet, activist, two-spirit, lesbian.
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