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1. Dear people in Alaska: You are not immune. MT State officials recommend masking up, but for some Alaskans, it’s not happening…
2. Last year's record visitor numbers were great for Alaska's economy. The aren't all locked down like most other states. They may be mislead that they are somehow immune. But I think they are just coming out of a period of isolation. Their low testing numbers won't hold if they
3. don't act. In the coming months, hotels and cruises will bring the visitors back to Alaska. This is a transmission source missing since March. Luck kept the early clusters out unlike Seattle, Boston and the big one, NYC/NJ. Nobody should presume that they won't catch this.
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A convo not too long about how Arkansas and Kansas happened ("Ar-Can-Saw" and "Kan-zas"), got me to thinking we don't talk nearly as much as we should about how names are used to erase histories. So sit back #NativeTwitter, lemme tell you about the #Caribbean.
First, Conquerors and Settlers frequently have no idea what they're talking about. That should be fairly obvious. It's why the Lakota are also "the Sioux" and the Lenape are also "The Deleware". It's all gibberish and nonsense when settler naming gets involved.
So it is with "Kansas" and "Arkansas". One's French and the other's Spanish/English for 'Land of the Kansa'. See, easy, two states, whose pronunciations were popularized by two different phonemic culture groups, and the same spelling suddenly gets all nonsensical.
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Excited to share our recent work (& last chapter of my PhD) in #ISMEJ on #Symbiodiniaceae functional diversity, niche partitioning & isotopes in #corals across a rapid light-attenuation gradient (a thread..) @GatesCoralLab @himb_soest @uhmanoa @DonahueLab
@GatesCoralLab @himb_soest @uhmanoa @DonahueLab Corals depend on their symbionts (Symbiodiniaceae) for food, but #heterotrophy is also important--especially during periods of stress and low autotrophy (low light). But these symbionts show differences in autotrophic capacity and some (#Durusidinium spp.) may be opportunistic.
@GatesCoralLab @himb_soest @uhmanoa @DonahueLab Isotopes are a great way to understand nutrition and trophic ecology in ALL living things. We used isotopes and physiology metrics to understand how a single Hawaiian coral species (Montipora capitata) dominated by 2 different symbiont species were balancing auto- & heterotrophy.
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1/ There are a lot of people on #NativeTwitter who aren't officially enrolled. Sometimes this is due to red tape & document requirements, which are difficult to obtain when one has been adopted- especially pre-ICWA. Both my mother and I were adopted, both adoptions sealed (cont)
2/ Our adoption records spanned 4 states, involving multiple courts. All the stars must have been aligned perfectly, because I actually got everything I needed to enroll. BUT, it wasn't without a lot of frustration and expense. It took borrowing $ to get everything. (Cont)
3/ BIA maintains records of all who have CDIB, including my mother (she died when I was young). Yet, I STILL had to go through the courts to get documentation to send to them, even though they ALREADY maintain records. (Cont)
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K, sit back #nativetwitter, I have a story to tell about a canoe, a map, and a 4 year research project.
When I was but a wide-eyed undergrad, dipping my toes into a bachelor's in anthropology, a class in archaeology briefly discussed a dugout canoe found in the Mississippi delta that carbon dated to around 1500 years old. It was taken to Texas A&M and disappeared into their lab.
This is not uncommon, many artifacts take years to fully research, but it piqued my curiosity because there were canoe-based cultures throughout the Mississippi for a long time. One of the oldest was the Poverty Point culture which goes back nearly 3000 years.
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A great article by @rebeccanagle, exposing the power of family stories to mislead #elizabethwarren into believing her anti-Cherokee ancestors were actually "Cherokee".…
@rebeccanagle I've been diving deep into the available "Eastern métis" archives to see how family stories/lore is mobilized to support fellow white people's efforts to become "Indigenous".

The thread below explores some specific court testimony ...…
@rebeccanagle 1-White man claiming bbq where family members wore "red face" was traditional "powwow"
2-White man claiming that being called "savage" by his grandmother was "proof" he was "Indigenous" today.
3-White man confused about whether Swiss brothers-in-law are "Indigenous" or not ...
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The Amazon the largest lung in our world is on fire😭.
It's time for humanity to stop & think seriously about what it is doing🤨.
Is this our legacy for future generations😠?
Is money more important than conserving nature😡?
🗣️We need the forests to survive.
🗣️Protect nature!
"The fires burning in the #Amazon rain forest are so large and widespread that smoke has wafted thousands of miles away to the Atlantic coast, according to the World Meteorological Organization"
Via @Miami_Rebelde
There is no "ngo" burning the #AmazonRainforest these are Cattle Ranchers, most of whom voted for #Bolsonaro. They're destroying the #Enviroment to steal #Indigenous land for themselves #NativeTwitter!#IndigenousRights #NativeLivesMatter
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"1/3 of our global food supply is pollinated by bees. Simply put, bees keep plants and crops alive."
🐝 If All The Bees In The World Die, Humans Will Not Survive:…
Deregulation and control of judiciary appointments: The core tactics at the heart of GOP anti-governance. Here's the latest in banking deregulation and it's corrosive effect on the living standards of us 99%:
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This is for everyone in the supposed Resistance or anywhere center to left out here today having a good time with Bill Maher's RACIST iteration of a young native girl's name to dunk on trump.
Pull up those chairs because I got something to say.
If your response to someone suggesting not participating in that hashtag is
"Oh we're just joking - no big deal."
"Nah you're being too sensitive, We don't mean anything by it."
"But we're making fun of trump so it's okay."
"I don't see anything wrong with it."
In any way pushing back against someone telling you that hashtag is RACIST AF -
I know two things about you:
1) You follow no one on #NativeTwitter, and
2) You're racist.
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1) #NativeTwitter As someone who is Native and close to being done with a PhD in history, can we have a conversation about the damage historians have done to Native communities? #HATM #twitterstorians
2) As Noenoe Silva points out in Aloha Betrayed, it’s possible to get a PhD focusing on Native history without interacting with ACTUAL Native people.
3) My first day in the program, a fellow student studying Native history told me he was excited to meet me because I was the first actual Native he met. It never occurred to him that maybe he should interact with the actual people he was studying.
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Hi @BernieSanders. 🙋🏻‍♀️ I'm Rebecca Nagle. I am a citizen of Cherokee Nation. I am also the subject of the third (and longest) paragraph of your angry letter to @amprog. And... I voted for you in 2016.…
Since I have spoken out against @ewarren, I've been called a Russian bot, a right wing troll, and a tool of Trump. And now, I've been called a pawn of the Democratic establishment.

I am none of these things. I am Cherokee woman with a truth ppl on the Left don't want to hear.
In your letter, without acknowledging my existence, you describe my critique of Elizabeth Warren--a White woman who has falsely claimed to be Native American and Cherokee--as "unfairly targeting" her and an "echo of Trump's bad faith claims".
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Thread: It's an issue so big, we have to try to make sure all our relations are aware. I don't know how many people are understanding truly what Trudeau's Indigenous Rights Framework is. ...2/

#NativeTwitter #Indigenous #cdnpoli
2/... This is what previous Indig leadership had been fighing against for decades. There are so many Chiefs signing onto this for their people. I don't understand how they can do this if they honestly understand what that paper means for all of their generations to follow. ...3/
3/...That Framework offers a lot of money today - big words about 'self-determination' and privatizing reserves for "self-generating revenue". That's community property now, as was once all of what's Canada now, what's now called "Crown lands". ...4/
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1 - Has anyone ever seen a movie (not doc) that directly challenges the “white saviour” trope? Would love to see one, they must exist.

We have a character in our Grizzlies movie that attempts to be a white savour, but fails and is schooled by native youth.
2 - As Inuk producers @Aarluk and I worked really hard to portray this character in a way that felt real to us, having grown up with many of these white saviour type teachers. It was important to show that person for what they are. Then destroy that white fantasy.
3 - the idea that a young, inexperienced teacher can come in and save the little brown kids with a pep talk and tough love... is bullshit. As if we haven’t tried that ourselves. The reasons for our struggles are big and complicated and colonial.
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Hey @TheAtlantic before publishing this “good White Christian couple wanted to save poor Indian child and the bad Native rights law won’t let them” article, did you pause and think maybe this is racist?

#NativeTwitter #DefendICWA @mthomps @najournalists…
I guess the fact checkers were on vacation. 🤷🏻‍♀️

ICWA has been challenged on these ground hundreds of times. And each time it’s been thrown out bc the law and precedent are clear. This isn’t uncharted legal territory.
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Thread on being told we must policing our language skillz or it will cost us our voice.

A huge discussion broke out on the Idle No More OFFICIAL Facebook page today. An 'Ally' decided it was finally time to let us all know that after reading our comments on that page, ...2/ was time we heard that unless we start learning how to employ proper English most of our allies will simply, summarily dismiss our efforts. He really felt he was doing us a favor.

When he received the pushback he so earned, the number of other 'allies' on that page .../3
... who apparently feel the same way, chirped up in support & also advised us this was not racist in any way - just a fact of life. It was clear they honestly believed that, & they clung to conclusion despite some pretty clear education from those of us who are aware of ...4/
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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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Hello! It's that time of year, right before the holidays, during #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth when I share a list of gift ideas that support Indigenous people/organizations.

First, WHY support these organizations?
I'd love to tell you.
One of the best ways to fight destructive stereotypes of Native people is to recognize that we are still alive today, still creating, still working.

Instead of buying things about us or "inspired by us" (like Target pillows), buy directly from us. Support our work.
What better time to fight against those stereotypes than around Thanksgiving?

So here is a list of amazing ways you can put your money into Native communities and support Indigenous peoples and our important work.

Let's get started!
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Today #NativeTwitter, Native people are asking the world to recognize we exist.

My contribution as an Akwesasne Mohawk man, will be listing this #THREAD of all federal & state recognized tribes. There are 573 federally recognized and MANY more state recognized.

My extensive Twitter #thread honoring #ALLTRIBES


Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas
Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town, Oklahoma
My extensive Twitter #thread honoring #ALLTRIBES


Alturas Indian Rancheria, California
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma
Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming
Aroostook Band of Micmac
Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana
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Hi #NativeTwitter & #twitterstorians!

Instead of essays, my #IndigenousHistory students are writing Wikipedia articles this term. It'd be great to create content people want.

What pre-1850 Indigenous person, event, or trend would you like to see a Wikipedia entry for?
Thank you so much for your ideas, suggestions, and pointers (for the ones already made and those that are still coming in)! I'm a bit overwhelmed but certainly delighted there has been so much interest, and I will definitely make sure to tweet students' work when it's complete.
I'm borrowing this idea from @JeremyJierong, who co-wrote with a student about their class' experience of writing Wikipedia entries. Helping students make their work mean something in the world is very appealing, and has lots of pedagogical potential.…
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The First Nations Wildfire Evacuation partnership is very excited to release this summary infographic of our research results from a 6 year research project with over 200 participants! #Wildfire #Canada #Evacuation #nativetwitter
8. Provide culturally appropriate support and services - Indigenous peoples require different types of support and services during evacuations due to cultural differences.
Many First Nations have a relatively young population compared to the general population, meaning there are more children and parents that require support and care during evacuations. Activities help entertain children and provide parents down-time.
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