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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

American's Throw Away Indian Project: The Kassaw Family continued...



Hugs to you my friend I feel our lives parallel in so many ways. I was taken by my white father to live with him and his parents firm six months of age until I left at sixteen. My mother was half Comanche half Mexican. I met her three times.  It was very traumatic each time I had to leave her. Coors beer, Kool cigarettes and youth dew perfume and she are items that make me feel as if she is with me again.She died before my 21st birthday.  I have always believed she died from a broken heart, as she drank herself away. I moved out to OK in my twenty's and this is where I learned my history.  Although I still feel a disconnect and a sense of not belonging. It was because of this I returned back to Arkansas within a year. 
It became necessary to tell our stories because no one was sharing their knowledge. Blessings to you my friend.

This story was shared by Kimberly Kassaw 5-31-2017


America's Throw Away Indian: Embracing Apples


#ATAIP: ENTRY NUMBER FIVE
EMBRACING APPLES

Since I am unable to sleep, I will pose a question for my audience to answer.

Who in my audience can tell me what it means to be an "Apple"?

Who in my audience can tell me what it feels like to be called an "Apple"?  Can anyone tell me they understand what it feels like to be in a group of  "Rez" N8VZ, you know to them, you are an apple?

Who in my audience has been called an apple?  A sell out?

Who in my audience has called one of their brother's or sister's an "Apple"?

I can tell you this, when I am being judged an "Apple",  it feels it like a thousand bees are stinging me.

Please post your answers in the comment section at the bottom of this post.





















Tuesday, May 30, 2017

America's Throw Away Indian: Colonization and Decolonization

#ATIP





The task of writing my history is filled with fear.  I have sat at my computer for years trying to find a way to describe my feelings.  The feelings I remember from childhood through my young adulthood to now.  This fear makes finding the most polite voice I have, impossible.  My every attempt over decades of contemplation, to complete the task of describing my life to the multiple racial audiences, I have been in a frozen capsule of time.  I have attempted to write my story and have failed because of this fear.  So I will begin with describing the fear to you.  This is important to note as I have decided this documenting of my story will have to become a document for psychologist and sociologist to decipher in the future.  There is significance to the academic world.  I foresee this as an opportunity for a student, sometime in the future, who is curious of the ramifications the adoptee program the U.S. and Canadian governments exacted on my race.  There is much interest in the residential schools and the impact that has had on my race.  Well, I wasn't sent to a residential school. I was adopted into a foreign country.

My primary audiences consist of the white family and the red family.  I understand my blog may be read by my white family and possibly my Native family.  So be it.  I am half white and I am half Lake Cowichan First Nation.  This is important to note from the beginning of my story as it is these two families I will most likely offend in many ways by describing my life as an adoptee Native woman.  My life is not pleasant It isn't a tale of sugar and spice and everything nice.  I have many happy childhood memories.  I have memories of my adopted father taking me home to Canada and finding my blood family and then whisking me away, back into the white world. The white world that I never quite felt a part of or at least that part of me did not feel good to me.  My story is to describe my experience, it is to tell the tale of my heart, to describe my life without stepping on some one's toes.
My adoptive father, My first love April 9, 1942-April 11, 2015
My father George is the man I knew as Dad.  He drove me
to Canada in 1980, I distinctly remember this as this was
the year Mt. St. Helens erupted. 
George and me in Vitoria B.C. Canada 1980 I was 13 yrs old.

I have come to the conclusion, I will hurt someone.  There is no way around this possibility.  Telling my truth about my life and what it feels like to live as an adoptee and being an Indigenous woman definitely will include two distinct audiences.  The white audience and the Native audience.  I will not slow my storytelling down with politically correct terms.  I will write in black and white terms.
MY BLOOD FAMILY

I have two families.  I have my blood family.  The Lake Cowichan First Nation family.  This family is the family I am a member of simply by blood.  There is no special relationship with anyone from my tribe anymore.  The one person I had a true connection with passed away last year.  He was my biological mother's younger brother.  He was chief of my people.  His name was Cyril Livingstone.


LAURA LIVINGSTONE-RHYNES
MY BIOLOGICAL MOTHER
R.I.P. DIED DECEMBER 21ST, 1967
MY BELOVED MOTHER, I WISH I COULD'VE KNOWN 
YOU. I WISH YOU COULD'VE BEEN MY 
MOTHER.  I WONDER WHAT YOU WERE LIKE?
I WONDER WHAT IT WAS LIKE THE TEN MONTHS
WE HAD TOGETHER BEFORE YOU DIED?
DID YOU KISS ME?  DID YOU HOLD ME?
DID I SLEEP WITH YOU OR IN A CRIB? DID YOU
SING TO ME?  WAS I BREASTFED?  WAS I BAPTIZED?
DID MY FATHER EVER LAY EYES ON ME?  I WISH
I COULD HAVE AT THE VERY LEAST HAVE KNOWN YOU
OR HAVE A MEMORY OF HOW YOU SMELL OR HOW YOUR 
VOICE SOUNDS LIKE.  SO MANY MYSTERIES.  I LOVE
YOU MOTHER. THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME LIFE.
FOREVER, 

Julie, your Julie



MY UNCLE: CHIEF CYRIL LIVINGSTONE
R.I.P. MY BELOVED UNCLE
I WISH YOU COULD'VE
BEEN MY
FATHER



STOP

TO BE CONTINUED.... I must rest now.  It is so much, to write only these few words.  It is so much.






Saturday, May 27, 2017

Coyote proves himself a Cannibal





Apache

Owl was the one who had arrows. He had a club also with which he killed men whom he ate. "Up at the low gap I am watching for men, wu hwu wo," he sang. Coyote came walking along in front of him. " Wu hwu wo," sang Owl, " I am looking for men in the low gap." The two came face to face there. "Now," said Owl, "the one who vomits human flesh will kill men."... "Very well," said Coyote, "shut your eyes." Owl shut his eyes. When he vomited, Coyote put his hand under and took the meat. The grasshoppers which Coyote vomited he put in Owl's hand.
"Now open your eyes," said Coyote. Owl looked and saw the grasshoppers lying in his hand. Coyote showed him the meat. "What did I tell you," said Coyote, "this is the meat I threw up." "Where did I drink in the grasshoppers?" said Owl. Coyote ran all around Owl. "Because I run fast like this I eat people," said Coyote". These legs of yours are too large, I will fix them for you. Shut your eyes”.
Coyote cut Owl's leg, trimming away the meat. He broke his leg with a stone and took the arrows away leaving him only the club. Coyote ran around Owl who threw his club at him. He would say, "Come back, my club," and it would come back to him. He threw it again. Coyote said, “Wherever a stick falls when one throws it there it will lie."
The club did not return to Owl. "Now you will live right here in the canyon where many arrows will be in front of you. Somebody might kill you," Coyote told him. Owl hitched himself along into the canyon. "Arrows painted black may kill you," said Coyote.
Coyote went around in front of him and shot him with his own (Owl's) arrows. After that everybody was afraid of Coyote, who went around killing off the people.





How do you pronounce the word "Apache"?



 What does it mean?

Apache is pronounced "uh-PAH-chee." It means "enemy".

Photo: Edward S. Curtis-1907-"Apache Scout"



Where do the Apaches live?

Photo: Edward S.Curtis-1907-"Apache Indian
(The North American Indian; v.01)"




The Apache are natives of the Southwest deserts (particularly in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas). Some Apache people were also located across the border in northern Mexico. One Apache band, the Na'ishan or Plains Apache, lived far away from the other Apaches, in what is now Oklahoma. Their customs were different from other Apaches, more similar to their Kiowa neighbors.... For that reason, the Americans often called the Na'ishan "Kiowa-Apaches."
The Plains Apaches are still living in Oklahoma today. Some Apaches from other bands were captured and sent to live in Oklahoma by the Americans in the 1800's, while other Apaches resisted being moved and remain in Arizona and New Mexico today. The total Apache Indian population today is around 30,000.



How is the Apache Indian nation organized?




How is the Apache Indian nation organized?

The different Apache tribes in the United States, today lives on its own reservation. Reservations are lands that belong to Indian tribes and are under their control. The Oklahoma Apaches live on trust land. Each Apache tribe has its own government, laws, police, and services, just like a small country. However, the Apaches are also US citizens and must ...obey American law.

In the past, each Apache band was led by its own chief, who was chosen by a tribal council. Most important decisions were made by the council, and all the Apache councilmembers had to agree before an action could be taken. An Apache chief was more like a tribal chairman than a president. Most of his job was mediating between other Apaches. Most Apache tribes still use tribal councils for their government today.

Contemporary Apache groups

Apachean tribes ca. 18th century: WA – Western Apache, N – Navajo, Ch – Chiricahua, M – Mescalero, J – Jicarilla, L – Lipan, Pl – Plains Apache
The following Apache tribes are federally recognized:
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona
Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma
Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico
Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico
San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona[4]
Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona
White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona
Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona
Jicarilla are headquartered in Dulce, New Mexico while the Mescalero are headquartered in Mescalero, New Mexico. The Western Apache, located in Arizona, is divided into several reservations, which crosscut cultural divisions. The Western Apache reservations include the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation, Yavapai-Apache Nation, Tonto-Apache Reservation, and Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.

Young Jicarilla Apache boy, New Mexico, 2009

Present-day primary locations of Apachean peoples
The Chiricahua were divided into two groups after they were released from being prisoners of war. The majority moved to the Mescalero Reservation and form, with the larger Mescalero political group, the Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Apache Reservation, along with the Lipan Apache. The other Chiricahua are enrolled in the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma, headquartered in Apache, Oklahoma.
The Plains Apache are located in Oklahoma, headquartered around Anadarko and are federally recognized as the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma.







Did you know?




Did you know?

Mary Kim Titla (born November 24, 1960) in 1987 became the first Native American television journalist in Arizona.

Photo: Mary Kim Titla in her Native buckskin dress



What language do the Apache Indians speak?



What language do the Apache Indians speak?

Almost all Apache people speak English today, but many Apaches also speak their native Apache language, which is closely related to Navajo. Apache is a complex language with tones and many different vowel sounds. Most English speakers find it very difficult to pronounce. If you'd like to know a few easy Apache words, "ash" (rhymes with 'gosh') means "friend" in Western Apache, and "ahéhe'e" (pronounced similar to ah-heh-heh-eh) means "thank you."



Geronimo [Goyathlay], Chiracahua Apache




"As a child my mother taught me the legends of our people; taught me of the sun and sky, the moon and stars, the clouds and storms. She also taught me to kneel and pray to Usen for strength, health, wisdom, and protection. We never prayed against any person, but if we had aught against any individual we ourselves took vengeance. We were taught that Usen does not care for the petty quarrels of men."

- Geronimo [Goyathlay], Chiracahua Apache

Geronimo. Born June, 1829. Member of the Bedonkohe Apache tribe in No-doyohn Canon, Arizona, near present day Clifton, Arizona. Was called Goyathlay (One Who Yawns.)




Eddie Two Moons





Eddie brings the strength of his beliefs, his commitment to Apache values of respect and tradition, and a humble devotion to the gift entrusted to him by the Creator. In his hands, metals and stones are imbued with purpose.

Eddie is half-Apache from his mother and grew up in Albuquerque, far from the Chiricahua tribe. In the early 1970's, he wandered farther, spiritually, from the Apache, when he... did piecework for a local jewelry manufacturer. Working in plastic casts and copper, incorporating Apache symbols of life and religion, his own disrespect slowly ate away at his creativity and heart. Apache medicine man, Robert Eaglehawk, offered a path back to honor. Eddie had to quit the piecework and also stop using Apache symbols in his work for one life: 30 years. With this sacrifice, he could redeem himself.

This Eddie did, devoting himself to other work and to raising a family. When the time came, the passion and dedication building inside Eddie flowed from his heart through his veins and into his hands which held the metals and stones.

When Eddie was married, Robert Eaglehawk cut four pieces of skin from Eddie's arms to give back to the Creator. Robert said, "You can't give him money. He owns everything anyway. All you can give him is of yourself." The four pieces of skin were placed in the four sacred directions.

Eddie says, "My motivation comes from these events and my sincerity is based on my respect for the Apache tradition."

In 1982, Eddie was the first Native American graduate of the Gemological Institute of America. Now, over twenty years later, he was among the invited few to participate in the Native Nation Procession in 2004 for the ceremonial grand opening of the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian in D.C.

What a wonderful, inspiring journey Eddie has taken. As a child, he really had no mentor, yet a talent burned inside him. Alone, he picked up jewelry tools and taught himself the skills to bring his visions to life in metal. But any craftsman will tell you that talent is not enough to sustain. Desire is not enough. Even determination and passion are not enough. These emotions are too fiery and combustible. An artist's creations are nurtured by the humblest of attitudes: vulnerability. A defenseless quest for the truth about one's self and the world.

Eddie's name, Two Moons, represents the two worlds: the one we live in and the other the spiritual world. He says, "I live in the physical world, but my heart lives in the spiritual realm," where we believe our Creator and his expectations on how to live our life gift that he has given us.

"I rise and exit into a make-believe place, where I once again try to create balance. It is my purpose here." Eddie's jewelry resonates with spiritual commitment.
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Isabelle Perico Enjady



Isabelle Perico Enjady, in a puberty dress. Chiricahua Apache, daughter of Perico, prisoner of war (POW), Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Picture taken between 1887-1914.



Chief White Mountain



Alchise, 1853-1928, Chief White Mountain Apache (Western Apache). Indian Scout (Sergeant). Medal of Honor. By Edward S. Curtis, 1906 (colorized).


Alchesay, White Mountain Apache


Alchesay, White Mountain Apache. Scout for General Crook. Circa 1882. Chief Alchesay won the Medal of Honor for extreme bravery in the Apache Wars.


Beautiful daughter of Geronimo c.1900. - Lena Geronimo








Geronimo’s Daughter Lenna~~Beautiful daughter of Geronimo c.1900. - Lena Geronimo was born in 1886 in Fort Marion, St. Augustine, FL while her father was a prisoner there. The medical staff gave her the name Marion, after the fort, but she took the name Lenna upon returning to the Southwest. Lenna Geronimo, the daughter of Geronimo and wife Ih-tedda, a Mescalero Apache, was the full sister of Robert Geronimo, Geronimo's only living son. Lenna was Bedonkohe-Mescalero.

















Warrior Woman Dahteste




Did you know?

Warrior Woman Dahteste (pronounced ta-DOT-say) Mescalero Apache

Dahteste is described as a very beautiful woman who took great pride in her appearance and, even though, she married and had children, she chose the life of the warrior. No one challenged Dahteste lightly for it was widely known that she could outride, outshoot, out-hunt, out-run, and out-fight her peers, male and fema...le, and she did so with grace. She was credited as being courageous, daring and skillful, and she took part in battles and raiding parties alongside her husband, and a good friend of her family, Geronimo.
Fluent in English, Dahteste became a trusted scout, messenger and mediator between her people and the U.S. Cavalry. Along with another woman Apache warrior named Lozen, Dahteste was instrumental in the final surrender of Geronimo to the U.S. Government and, as thanks for her efforts on their behalf, she was imprisoned with Geronimo and shipped to prison with his remaining followers. Dahteste was as strong in her personal spirit as her warrior spirit, and she survived both tuberculosis and pneumonia while imprisoned. Both diseases killed untold thousands of Natives across the land, but not Dahteste.
After 8 years in the Florida prison, Dahteste was shipped to the military prison at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. After 19 years at Ft. Sill, she was finally given permission to return to her homeland. She lived the balance of her life on the Mescalero Apache Reservation until she died there of old age.




Apache Sunrise Ceremony



The Apache Sunrise Ceremony celebrates a girl becoming a woman. Girls prepare for the ritual for six months or more. During the ceremony, which can last four days, the girls sing, pray, run, and dance, often for hours without stopping. Here, a girl from the White Mountain Apache tribe in Arizona is blessed with pollen, symbolizing fertility.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

America's Throw Away Indian Entry #3 Family Kassaw Short Story







BMB,
I enjoyed reading your blog on throw away NDNZ I have a story if you want it...

I remember the first time I realized that I was different because I had terra cotta skin.

I was seven yearsold andd was riding ona schooll buss when this ruddyred-facedd boy started messing with my brother, who by this time looked shaken, I pleaded for the boy to leave my brother alone but he continued calling out names myfifty-twoo years of age still hear. I looked up at the bus driver silently pleading for help only to see him lower his eyes back down to the road like nothing happened. Something in my brother broke that day, it wasn't long before he hitched acros the country in search of other terra cottas like us.





Tuesday, May 23, 2017

America's Throw Away Indian Entry #2


I am fifty years old now.  I have made it my life's work to find a way to illustrate my experience as a survivor of the adoption program the U.S. and Canadian Government's acculturation programs designed for the specific task of acculturating of my race.  I am of Canadian descent.  However, I will focus primarily on the acculturation policies employed by the  American government.

I begin this entry with an introduction to my ideas and interpretations by acquainting the reader with some background information.
A timeline of U.S. American Indian laws
My personal experience as an Indigenous woman.
 I will speak in the first person in my book,
This breaks all the writing rules.  But this is my book.
I must be clear, I do not speak for all Indigenous people.  I speak only for myself.  I can only describe to the reader my reality.
This is the part where my voice begins to record the true history of An American Indian not taught in the history books of primary schools.
I begin to fight back against the paper shredder.  I will not become a file of information the government eventually shreds, silencing the truth of what they did to me and to many others of my generation. Generations before me and generations after me.
This is where I begin to fight the white wash primary schools teach students across the country in early education years.  The primary school thanksgiving traditions of cutting construction paper, paper doll pilgrims, paper doll Indians, the horn of plenty, school plays depicting a thanksgiving dinner where the pilgrims feed the Indians.  I begin to challenge the forged memories imparted on millions of impressionable young school children nationwide. The fabrication of Pilgrims being friends and neighbors to the Indians.
 You get the picture.
I will break all the writing rules, I will voice my pain, I will sing my healing.  I will show my fortitude of survivorship.  I am in myself an of myself my own discovery.  I will write in the first person what I uncovered from years of soul searching.  I will characterize for my readers my record of true events of said acculturation laws.  I am a product of them.
It is no easy task for me, developing a written account and an inside look at the identity crisis I struggled to come to terms with most of my life.  It has only been in the last ten years I have finally come to terms with what I am and who I am.  Today I am not afraid to use the mighty pen to challenge the distortion of the American Indian.

In this journey, find your questions, ask them, be kind, be curious, challenge your own belief in the fiction that is the history of my people.  Ask your questions now.

Here is the quick timeline of laws I promised you.  This is an incomplete list.  It is just the beginning.

These laws will give you a basic understanding of what my race is up against.  It will take some time to read them all. Give yourself a break, and bookmark them.

This timeline can be referenced many times as this story unfolds.  Some laws I will attach to a post and expand on it.  Especially as more readers begin to share their stories.

I have one reader already who has submitted a story.  We are polishing it up.  Coming soon, a story of "How I first found out I was different".  Or something close to it.

That's is all for today.  I am tired.  End of Entry two, non-revised.


IN SISTERHOOD AND FRIENDSHIP, ALWAYS

BigMamaBlaze~BMB



On Dec. 14, 1915, Red Fox James, a Blackfeet Indian, presented at the White House endorsements from 24 state governments
for a day to honor Indians. But the federal government didn’t take
action until 1983 when President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 13 as American Indian Day. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution designating November as National American Indian Heritage Month. It is now called National Native American Heritage Month.
Timeline
1614 Pocahontas (Algonquian Indian)
marries English Jamestown
colonist John Rolfe in Virginia
1626 Dutch colonist Peter Minuit buys
Manhattan from Indians for $24
worth of goods
1758 First North American Indian
reservation is established in
New Jersey
1776 Continental Congress fails in
attempt to recruit 2,000 Indians
to fight Revolutionary War
1778 U.S. signs first Indian treaty,
with Delaware Indians
1804–1806 Sacagawea (Shoshone)
accompanies Lewis and Clark
on their expedition
1812 Tecumseh (Shawnee) fights
alongside British in the War of
1812
1817 Indian Country Crimes Act
provides for federal jurisdiction
of crimes committed by or
against an Indian on Indian land
1824 Office of Indian Affairs (now
Bureau of Indian Affairs) is
established
1828 The Cherokee Phoenix becomes
first U.S. newspaper printed in
an Indian language
1830 Indian Removal Act leads
to the forced relocation of
thousands of Indians from the
Southeastern U.S. to West
of the Mississippi River. An
estimated 4,000 die during the
migration
1834 Indian Trade and Intercourse Act
of 1834 bans sale of alcohol in
“Indian Territory”
1851 Indian Appropriations Act of
1851 allocates funds to move
tribes onto reservations
1862 Homestead Act essentially
allows Americans to settle on
Indian land
1864 During the Long Walk of the
Navajo, 8,000 Indians were
forced to walk 450 miles from
Arizona to a reservation in New
Mexico
1871 Indian Appropriations Act of
1871 dissolves the status of
tribes as sovereign nations
1876 Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse
(Lakota) defeat George Custer
at Battle of Little Bighorn
1885 Major Crimes Act provides for
federal jurisdiction for seven
crimes (including murder, rape
and arson) if committed by an
Indian on Indian land
1886 Legendary warrior Geronimo
(Apache) Surrenders to U.S.
troops
1887 Dawes Act allows government
to divide Indian land into
individually owned parcels
1890 About 300 Sioux are killed at
Wounded Knee in last battle
between U.S. troops and
Indians
1912 Jim Thorpe (Sac and Fox) wins
Olympic gold in the pentathlon
and the decathlon
1916 New York becomes the first state to
celebrate American Indian Day
1924 Indian Citizenship Act grants
citizenship to all Indians born in
the U.S.
1929 Charles Curtis, whose mother
is three-fourths Indian and who
grew up on a Kaw reservation,
Becomes Vice President. Curtis
was the first Indian to serve in
the House (1893–1907) and
the Senate (1906–1929)
1934 Indian Reorganization Act
decreases federal control of
Indian affairs and re-establishes
tribal governance
1944 National Congress of American
Indians are founded
1946 Indian Claims Commission is
established. Over the next 32
years, it awards more than
$800 million in judgments,
largely for land claims
1956 Indian Relocation Act
establishes vocational training
to encourage Indians to move
off reservations
1961 National Indian Youth Council is
founded
1968 Indian Civil Rights Act grants
Indians most of the protections
of the Bill of Rights and the
14th Amendment
1968 The first tribal college, Navajo
Community College (now Diné
College), is founded in Arizona
1972 The American Indian Movement
seizes the Bureau of Indian
Affairs national headquarters
and presents a 20-point list of
demands
1973 Indians occupy Wounded Knee,
S.D., during a 71-day armed
standoff
1975 Indian Self-Determination
and Education Assistance Act
simplifies Indian access to
federal funds and gives tribes
help in meeting the educational
needs of children
1978 Indian Child Welfare Act gives
tribes exclusive or concurrent
jurisdiction over custody
proceedings involving Indian
children
1978 American Indian Religious
Freedom Act protects Indians’
rights to “believe, express, and
exercise” traditional religions (truthfully, the freedom to practice certain peyote religions was not made legal until 1994, when President Bill Clinton signed the final act giving true religious freedom to N8VZ)
1979 Seminole Tribe of Florida opens
first casino on Indian land
1982 Indian Mineral Development Act
allows tribes to develop and sell
resources mined on their land
1984 U.S. Senate Committee on
Indian Affairs, reestablished in
1976 is made a permanent
committee
1985 Wilma Mankiller becomes first
female Chief of the Cherokee
Nation
1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act
affirms the right of tribes to open
casinos on Indian land
1990 Native American Languages
Act protects right of Indians to
“use, practice and develop”
their native languages.
1990 Native American Graves
Protection and Repatriation
Act requires institutions that
receive federal funds to return
Indian remains and artifacts to
tribes upon request.
1992 Foxwoods Casino opens
on Pequot Reservation in
Connecticut.
2000 U.S. Mint issues a dollar coin
with the image of Sacagawea.
2002 John Bennett Herrington
(Chickasaw) becomes the first
Indian in space.
2004 National Museum of the
American Indian opens in
Washington, D.C.
2005 National Collegiate Athletic
Association bans use of
“hostile and abusive” American
Indian mascots in postseason
tournaments.
2009 Federal government agrees
to $3.4 billion settlement
with Indians who say they
were swindled out of royalties
overseen by the Department of
the Interior since 1887.
2009 President Obama signs Native
American Apology Resolution.
2011 New York State begins to collect
sales tax on tobacco products
sold on Indian reservations.
2012 HEARTH Act allows tribal
governments to approve leasing
of tribal lands.
2013 Indian Health Service’s budget
is cut $220 million (5 percent)
by the sequester.
2014 Keith Harper is confirmed as
U.S. Ambassador to United
Nations Human Rights Council,
becoming first American Indian
ambassador.
Sources: AOL, Bloomberg, CBS, U.S. Department of Defense, Friends Committee on National
Legislation, gradebook.org, Legends of America, NowPublic.comNRCPrograms.org, Seattle Times,
TheLatinLibrary.com, Time, University of Wisconsin, U.S. Census Bureau.

Google Native American Law: you will find a wealth of information on the U.S. government and their relationship with the Native American People from the first contact to present. I am providing you with a link to the Indian Law portal. It will give specific instructions on how to use the portal.





Sunday, May 21, 2017

AMERICA'S THROW AWAY INDIAN

AMERICA'S THROW AWAY INDIAN
BY
JULIE C BLASER





Entry # 1
Published Rough draft for Copyright purposes
 May20, 2017
Tillamook, Oregon
A Personal  Account of Duality; The Struggle Of One Woman Fighting To Not Be Being Erased; A story of Recording The Circumstance, Her Story About The Truth, Her Truth.  History Surrounding The Indigenous People Of The North American Continent And The Contrast Of What You Were Taught In The American Academic School System.

This project will be a series of short entries with the invitation extended and strongly urging readers participation.  It is a project of a collective voice. The reader, the onlooker, my fellow Indigenous people, the voyeur, the Non-Indigenous participation will help sculpt the landscape of this project.  Like it or not, our Non-Indigenous brethren contributions have been deeply intertwined in the Native American race since first contact.  Therefore, the Non-Indigenous voice belongs to our story now.

It has been my experience, Non-Indigenous people have many questions.  They want answers.  Collectively, we can fund harmony and demand the truth be taught to our children.  With modern games, movies, phone apps, our modern children are quite capable of handling the truth.

To submit comments, ask questions, add your story, & suggest edits for my content., I have my blog attached to Google+.  This not only eases the ability to submit comments, it achievers organic growth of this project.  Sharing this project is easy.  There are many social app complimenting the ability to share far and wide.

Note:  To ensure I receive your comments, etc., it is best to also email me, follow this project via ermail, follow me on Facebook and on Twitter easing communication with me and it will to increase your visibility, making response time speedy as this project unfolds The readers participation is crucial for this project.  I am not advertising this accounting of experience, legitimate, verifiable facts, images, legends and mythology (colonized terminology for my people's oral history), this is a new style of book writing.  This will be an ever evolving, an unfolding, a remembering, so to speak, of my experience and the experience of others who are willing. This project is the only free way i know to do to begin reshaping , rather decolonize the images people hold as what it is to be an American Indian.  If my race doesn't find multiple ways to decolonize and extinguish false or misinformation taught in schools, we as a people will be ERASED.

I will not go silently into history.  I will record my story.
I will not become another one of the U.S. and Canada's

THROW AWAY INDIANS


For today, this is all I will write.  Next time I will begin listing disclaimers and terms of use/participation in the

"America's Throw Away Indian Projects."