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no para dar crédito a la posibilidad de k el US Empire y sus infantería STDistas logren su objetivo genocida, pero incluso si logran finalmente anexar la tierra de la k han robado tanto, no se desesperen. #PatriaNueva #PRFree #PuertoRicoLibre #PRLibre #PatriaYVida #FreePuertoRico
los borinqueños somos fuertes—siempre lo hemos sido. ¡descanse bien sabiendo k lucha por la voluntad de los espíritus de sus antepasados! ✊🏽🇵🇷💚

tambien, tenga en cuenta una serie de hechos: (1/
1) tanto la isla, como la diásporiqueños, han mantenido durante mucho tiempo la creencia sagrada en la independencia (592,671 votos en their beloved rEFereNDuM)—así k incluso si roban nuestra tierra, ¡nunca podrán robar nuestra historia! #PRStrong #PatriaNueva #PuertoRicoLibre 💚
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It’s pretty disappointing to see the people on #NativeTwitter who were posting about #BlackLivesMatter for exposure just a few months ago remain silent when there’s literal apartheid going on in some Indigenous Nations in this country. Freedmen deserve equality and we deserve
to be heard and respected. Right now, our petition only has 261 signatures, even though a pro-Freedmen person in the Secretary of the Interior position could really make an impact in Indian Country in Oklahoma. We need someone to hold these discriminatory tribes accountable.
It really only takes a few minutes to sign and share a petition but a lot of y’all would rather scroll past this. Please sign and share. I don’t want to have to go another year of having to tell my family we don’t qualify for citizenship in our tribes. change.org/p/debra-haalan…
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Yes, Native Americans in the Chickasaw, Choctaw, Cherokee, Seminole, and Creek Nations owned slaves. Yes, members from these tribes fought on the side of the Confederacy in the Civil War. Yes, the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations continued to own slaves until 1866.
The Creek, Chickasaw, and Choctaw Nations deny the descendants of these documented slaves citizenship rights to this day. The Seminole Nation only allows for the descendants of their slaves to have partial citizenship rights.
This needs to be at the center of discussions of anti-Blackness in the United States. There are still four sovereign nations that we allocate federal funds towards that discriminate against the descendants of their slaves. And no one ever seems to mention this on national media
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This makes me sad, but I want to tell a story.

About 15 yrs ago I attended a Pow Wow in Truro. A friend travelled from the USA to see me and we went together.

We were dancing when suddenly the Pow Wow was stopped.

Confusion? What is happening?

An eagle had been circling
and dropped a single feather in the middle of the Pow Wow.

So everything stopped so we could have a ceremony of thanks.

When the Chief held up the feather it was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen or experienced in my life.

So while 2020 may have taken our Pow Wows, it
can never take that magick from all who were there that day.

We'll dance again together, #NativeTwitter 🤎
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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 adn.com/alaska-news/20…
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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Updates from throughout #IndianCountry re: #COVID19. I lament the racial divide in our nation & condemn all threats of racial violence against POC. I also condemn all acts of racial bias by local, state & federal gov. in testing, treatment & disbursement of funds. #NativeTwitter
Two pueblos in New Mexico have some of the highest infection rates in the United States. The numbers are stark. Zia Pueblo has 31 confirmed positive cases with a population of 900 people. And San Felipe has 52 cases with a population of 2,200.
indiancountrytoday.com/news/two-puebl…
The Navajo Department of Health announced 42 new confirmed cases of #COVIDー19 on Tuesday, April 7 and 2 additional deaths, bringing the Navajo Nation’s cumulative total to 426 and 17 confirmed deaths related to the #Coronavirus.
nativenewsonline.net/currents/42-ne…
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This is the first year that the American Indian Library Association's Youth Literature Awards will be announced at ALA along with the Caldecott, Newbery and all the other awards. Here's the committee! #ALAyma #NativeTwitter #IndigenousTwitter Photo of the American India...
I'm watching the Livestream. Here's the Facebook link to watch: facebook.com/AmericanLibrar…
Here we go! AIYLA's awards next!
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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 go.nature.com/2N1FDSm
@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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#NativeTwitter & allies.

I'm asking for your help. You may or may not know, @YouTube recently unveiled stories.

You need 10,000 subscribers for this option, so that's what I'm aiming for.

You Tube Native Storyteller @VinceSchilling

Please subscribe🤓 youtube.com/user/VincentSc…
@YouTube Thanks so much! @Native_Orchid @convsys
@LifeOfCherelle @AmySommers1 @rowan1980 @darlingdarling ... every single person helps ...

I appreciate it.
@YouTube @Native_Orchid @convsys @LifeOfCherelle @AmySommers1 @rowan1980 @darlingdarling Thanks to everyone for your AMAZING support!

Please follow me on YouTube - my goal is 10,000 subscribers! I know we can all do it!

"@VinceSchilling is the Native Guy in a Vest and Tie"

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1/ A few thoughts about this defense of Columbus Day/attack on Indigenous People’s Day.
nypost.com/2019/10/12/col…
2/ The argument is familiar enough: European “civilization” (cast here as “democracy”) is superior to the “savagery” of Indigenous people.
3/ The argument depends on a strawman: “Columbus didn’t bring cruelty to peaceful, benign peoples. The indigenous people were also cruel to one another.” True there is some popular culture/new age romanticism, but scholars, including Native scholars, don’t think this.
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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".

huffpost.com/entry/elizabet…
@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 ... twitter.com/i/moments/1099…
@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 parfum company @Dior has just released "Sauvage" with a Native dancer and Native music in a video ad - Johnny Depp is the voiceover.

I hesitate to call a person out for working for a living, but using Sauvage (French for Savage) is very problematic.

Thoughts #NativeTwitter?
@Dior So according to @Dior's press notes, as reported in the Salt Lake Tribune, they worked with several Native folks – including Americans for Indian Opportunity “in order to respect indigenous cultures, values and heritage,”
@Dior Johnny Depp is trending - I am hardly surprised .. Image
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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"
nyti.ms/31VHDRb
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: elitedaily.com/news/world/hum…
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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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.

documentcloud.org/documents/5839…
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

theatlantic.com/family/archive…
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/
...it 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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