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A few people have asked us to post the text pictures we've been using to counter common anti-Indigneous/racism/white supremacist arguments here on Twitter.

These are released under Creative Commons, so feel free to use them.

Suggestions, additions & corrections are welcomed! /1
The first one is intended to counter people who say that they are not responsible for “the acts of their [Settler] ancestors”, and ignore/deny/reject that setter-colonialism is both ongoing and we Settlers unjustly benefit from it: /2
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MicmacNews-1975-02 - NON-STATUS INDIANS AND METIS - Moving to gain rights and recognition-women lead the way. @DarrylLeroux -- your misogynistic fight against the Mi'kmaw Metis women of NS, will not go unnoticed. I Promise. #MMIW #Reconciliation
"They are not sure how to approach civil rights. They mostly lack the education to fully understand the ways and means of getting required change. " - Hey Leroux, keep standing up on that soapbox of yours, telling the world how these women are not real !!
Make sure you use that first class education and white male privilege of yours to shut down their voices and issues. Hey it's only unacknowledged Indigenous women and children, keep fanning the flames of racism and bigotry. It isn't like you know, they haven't lived through a
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the #SuperBowl has reignited controversy around Native mascots. proponents of @NFL team names like the @Chiefs & @Redskins claim the terms are intended to honor, & are used respectfully.

i found over 170,000 tweets showing the opposite.

full results:…

.@NFL claims terms like 'r*dskins' & 'chiefs' are no longer used offensively. i tested 26 negative/offensive terms & found over 120k instances of these being used in tweets about the @Chiefs & @49ers -- the other #SuperBowl 2020 team.

which team led in hate speech?
CN: anti-Native racism

if you guessed the @Chiefs had by far the most negative/hate speech, for almost every hateful or offensive term tested, you'd be correct. despite both these teams place in the #SuperBowl, the vast majority of hate speech is associated with the Chiefs.
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My politics are not moderate. I support strong reproductive justice policies that include maternal mortality solutions, expansive abortion protections, post natal care, and repealing Hyde /1
I support criminal justice reform geared towards restorative justice including incarcerated voting, ending solitary confinement, rehabilitation, ending cash bail, and solutions to the growing number of incarcerated women /2
I support disability rights including ending the sub minimum wage, protecting benefits so those receiving them can marry, and prioritizing accommodations and agency for disabled people /3
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1. President Trump: Durham Investigation Will Expose “Biggest Scandal in History”

2. Senate Democrats PANIC– DEMAND Pompeo Recuse Himself From Ukraine Matters [NOT]After Lindsey Graham Requests Biden-Poroshenko Transcripts From State Dept… #TRUMP #NEWS
3. UPDATE: FBI Official Under Criminal Investigation For Falsifying Carter Page Docs is ‘FBI Lawyer’

– Washinton Post, Stealth-Deletes Strzok Connection… #TRUMP #NEWS
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Speaking of Native American women facing appallingly high levels of violence, the Senate is finally holding a hearing today to discuss 2 bills -- Savanna's Act + Not Invisible Act -- relating to missing and murdered indigenous women. #MMIW

Should be starting soon.
It's a largely invisible crisis. 100s of Native American women are simply disappearing or being murdered.

There is next to no data available on what, exactly, is going on, either.…
Savanna's Act boosts coordination & data collection among tribal, local, state + federal law enforcement in cases involving missing & murdered Native women.

Sen. Murkowski told me her bill is a starting pt for addressing this. “We don’t even know what we don’t know with this."
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Alright, thread time. I've spent too much time arguing with racists today and my energy would be better spent organizing my thoughts. Re: headdresses and why only certain people are allowed to wear them. (Spoiler: it doesn't have to do with being Native) 1/
For the purposes of this thread, I'm going to use headdress and warbonnet interchangeably. The most easily recognizable style comes from Plains tribes (Lakota especially), though Blackfeet traditionally had a "straight-up" headdress (more tubular). Examples below 2/
Other tribes had head wear that featured feathers (Haudenosaunee gustoweh comes to mind) but none are copied half as much as the first style. With that in mind, we can get into the weeds. 3/
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Thread: In Kanada und den USA zählen 4000 bis 5000 Mädchen und Frauen der First Nations zu den Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. In den USA hat eine Umfrage ergeben, dass 84% aller indigenen Frauen Gewalt erlebt haben.

Die Ursachen sind komplex.

Der RCMP-Report aus dem Jahr 2014 hat festgehalten, dass im Zeitraum der letzten 30 Jahre um die 1.000 indigenen Frauen ermordet wurden.

Frauen der First Nations werden 3x häufiger Opfer von Vergewaltigungen als andere Frauen anderer Ethnien in Kanada.
Bereits seit Jahrzehnten versuchen die Angehörigen Aufmerksamkeit auf das Thema zu lenken. Erst in den letzten Jahren fanden sie Gehör. Präsident Trudeau versprach eine Besserung. Ob die eintritt, ist fraglich.

Die Gründe für dieses Phänomen liegen ...
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We must #DemandMore for Native women. That starts with breaking down the systemic barriers they face. We need to come together to fight for justice for #MMIW, equal access to healthcare, tribal sovereignty, and fair wages. #NativeWomensEqualPay
Part of achieving equity for Native women is addressing the wage gap. Native women had to work until today to make what white men did in all of 2018. And for every dollar a white man earns, a Native woman takes home just 58 cents. #NativeWomensEqualPay
The House took action to close the gender pay gap. While the Paycheck Fairness Act is sitting at the doorstep of Mitch McConnell, Native women aren’t getting equal pay for equal work. #NativeWomensEqualPay
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While the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum waits on Senator Bernie Sanders @BernieSanders to arrive, read his "Empower Tribal Nations" platform. #NativeForum #NativeVote2020 #NativeVote…
@BernieSanders It's not as detailed as his 2016 platform but here are some 2020 highlights from @BernieSanders:
* Honor Native American tribal treaty rights and sovereignty, moving away from a relationship of paternalism and control toward one of deference and support. #HonorTheTreaties
* Reauthorize and expand the Violence Against Women Act to provide critical resources to women in Indian country and allow all tribes to prosecute non-Native criminals. #VAWA #TribalJurisdiction #JusticeForNativeWomen #VAWA4All #VAWA4MMIW #MMIW
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The presidential forum on native issues, organized by @4directionsvote is streaming here:…
@4directionsvote @marwilliamson speaks of atonement in her introductory remarks. First question remarks on Ft. Laramie treaty, and the Cheyenne River reservation. How will the US remember?
@4directionsvote @marwilliamson Second question about #MMIW, homelessness, and systemic economic injustices, Williamson uses "intersectionality" to respond. "Problems are symptoms of deeper societal breakdown, which require spiritual healing and renewal."
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Washington is failing Native communities, and it's time to fulfill our obligations to Tribal Nations. Today I’m announcing ideas to ensure that tribal sovereignty and our trust and treaty obligations are binding legal and moral principles—not just slogans.…
Funding critical programs for Indian Country isn't optional. It's required to fulfill the United States’ trust and treaty obligations. So @Deb4CongressNM and I have teamed up on writing a bill to ensure predictable, guaranteed funding to Tribal Nations and indigenous peoples.
Washington has refused to fully respect tribal sovereignty in criminal justice matters. This has deprived countless crime victims the opportunity to get justice. And it has fed the ongoing epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women. This must change. #MMIW
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This is the Case of Amber Tuccaro...


Murdered Indigenous woman's belongings destroyed by RCMP, brother tells inquiry - #AmberTuccaro
This is the Case of Beatrice Adam, 36,
Last seen alive on a bridge in Prince Albert, Sask., on Oct. 8, 2014.
Four days later, her body was found floating in the North Saskatchewan River.
This is the Case of Alisha Germaine, 15, Last seen at a Christmas dinner at the Native Friendship Centre in British Columbia, December 1994.
She was later found Dead at an elementary school near Highway 16, also known as the Highway of Tears.… #MMIWG
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I can’t read pieces denying the genocide being committed against Indigenous women on this continent. When you have family & friends who’ve gone missing & been brutally murdered & when you’re a survivor, its traumatic & it shows that a lot of people don’t see us as human. #MMIW
If it was their daughters or sisters or mothers going missing and being murdered at the rate of 1 every 12 days, #MMIWG would be acted upon immediately. There comes a point where it’s no longer gross negligence & becomes more like aiding & abetting.
#MMIW is a problem in Canada AND the U.S. One of my relatives was murdered just a few months ago. This is happening RIGHT NOW and we are not disposable. For the love of your god, have some empathy. Do what’s right. Innocent blood cries out for justice. Protect us.
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When Natives ask you what tribe you are related to them from and you get angry you are showing us you’re either lying or not open to learning.This person wants us to know she’s related to Pocahontas through John Rolfe. Problem They never had children.....Rolfe was cruel&used her
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🤡Clown Car🤡

👨‍⚖️With this President, Clarence Thomas has finally found his comrade in arms

😱In Push for Trade Deal, Trump Administration Shelves Sanctions Over China’s Crackdown on Uighurs

📌The Russia Investigation Will Outlast Mueller's Report
🤡Clown Car 2🤡

Trump taps Mark Morgan, former Obama official who supports border wall, to head ICE

#BillBarr has ties to ultra-conservative Opus Dei — and that could explain his ‘ends justify the means’ corruption

What is Opus Dei?
🤡Clown Car 3🤡

I remain optimistic & hopeful as ever, but that doesn’t mean the danger isn’t real.

DOJ attorneys defend Mueller's ability to investigate Trump in Roger Stone filing

Mark your calendars for May 15th, 10 days!! Mueller is coming to the hill!
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Seriously. SERIOUSLY? @/UW_CR this is disgusting. Period the end. The amount of privilege and willful ignorance in understanding the histories of you non-white peers is absolutely shameful. But you know what. I don’t care about giving you attention. Instead...
Let’s redirect that energy at giving a lot of really positive attention to First Nations UW which will also be having a bake sale tomorrow. You can check them out on IG @/firstnationsuw. Let’s show them we have their backs!!!
UW First Nations has updated their event. It is no longer a sale but rather a potlatch. They will be accepting donations, however, in support of missing and murdered indigenous women. #MMIW
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Let's talk about "national emergencies."
There are THOUSANDS of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in this country. Sisters, daughters, mothers, human beings that disappear without a trace. Where is the declaration over that crisis? #MMIW #MMIWG #MMIR
In a country determined to place nationalism at the forefront of domestic and foreign policy, we have a shocking number of homeless veterans. In states like Arizona, the number of #veteran suicides is 90.4 per 100,000.…
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The Tohono O’odham Nation will be split in HALF by the proposed border wall. We won’t let our families be split up, our sacred sites taken away or our tribal sovereignty be stripped because WE ARE APART OF THIS BORDER WALL FIGHT. THE BORDER CROSSED US!!…
@RepMullin this monument to racism & xenophobia WILL NOT stop drug overdoses! Why don’t you focus on helping your own native constituents instead of speaking over Natives who LIVE IN THE SOUTHER REGION & HAVE TIES TO THIS LAND BC THE BORDER CROSSED US!!!
Non Tohono O’odham are so quick to say “build that wall” but they don’t know how negatively our lives will be impacted here w/ increased militarization & an influx of non Native construction workers who will scar the land & be a threat to our women when #MMIW is an issue for us.
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On January 21, 2016, the body of Emily Bluebird, 24, of Pine Ridge was found by her uncle after her family refused to stop searching for her. She left behind 2 kids. Her killers were brought to justice. Missing & murdered Indigenous women is an epidemic on this continent. #MMIW
Larissa Lone Hill, 21, was last seen on October 2, 2016 in Rapid City, SD. She is still missing. #MMIW
Ashley Loring Heavyrunner, 20, was last seen on June 5, 2017 in Browning, MT. She is still missing. #MMIW
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I don’t really like IG because it’s overflowing with predatory non-Natives who steal Native content and use it to sell knockoffs. I spend way too much time blocking these strangers who are commodifying and exploiting the culture my ancestors fought for and died protecting.
Don’t get me wrong, there are predatory non-Natives data mining & stealing Native content on every social media network but it’s more pronounced on IG. It’s a daily annoyance. Fetishists collecting images of Native women are also gross & make me want to never take a selfie again.
Fetishizing Native women is more than admiration. It’s objectifies and hypersexualizes us, as if we are meant only for sexual gratification. This behavior stems from the ‘pocahottie’ stereotype and contributes to #MMIW. We’re our here being hunted and killed. It’s serious.
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Today is #December6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Today we remember. *Beginning of thread*
We remember the 14 young women who went to class the morning of #December6, 1989 not thinking that they might not leave the school alive.
We remember Geneviève Bergeron, a second year engineering student who played clarinet and sang in a professional choir.
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This is one of the most uniformed pieces I've read. 1 Columbus wasn't a brave explorer. He was a guy who thought Earth was shaped like a pear with a nipple on top. The reason no one would fund him was they knew the size and shape of Earth and wo land a super ocean was uncrossable
2 he never even sat foot on our mainland, and he was almost 500 years after Lief Erickson and his sister Freydis (often left out even though she's a bad bitch). He apparently wasn't smart enough to bring someone familiar enough with the Indies to realize this wasn't it.
He and his crew raped women and children and sold girls as young as 9 into sex slavery (per his own journal). It was so bad native women killed their own children then themselves when they heard the Spanish were coming.
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I Hope People Take The Time to Read this and See the Deep Systemic Nature that Makes Justice Unattainable:

Police say dozens of Indigenous women died with 'no foul play,' but families doubt it -…
Police Say "No Foul Play"

"Not Suspicious"

In the 32 Cases Below, These Facts Beg to Be Investigated, Yet... They Haven't Been...

This is Not Isolated. This is Common.

Clive Weighill, president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, acknowledges that some investigations have not been done properly.…
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