After Years of Oppression US to Pay Out Nearly $1 Billion to Native Americans

Albuquerque, NM — In a historic settlement, Native American tribes have been awarded nearly a billion dollars. The U.S. Department of Justice announced this week that a settlement was reached with 645 Native American Tribes for the sum of $940 million dollars. The settlement stems from a 1990 lawsuit, which claimed the U.S. government failed…

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$940 million sounds like a lot, but the money is spread out over 645 Native American Nations.

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Why Racial Justice Work Needs to Address Settler Colonialism and Native Rights

How can we include settler colonialism in our work – especially as it relates to racism against non-Native people of color? It’s complicated, but this article’s got some crucial answers.

 

  1. Understand Racism and Settler Colonialism as Connected Forms of Oppression
  2. Examine How Settler Colonialism Creates Tensions Between Anti-Racism Work and Decolonization
  3. Learn That If You’re on US Land, You’re Complicit in Settler Colonialism

 

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  1. Rethinking My Own History of Migration (And My Relationships with Land and Space)
  2. Learning Ways to Stand in Solidarity with Pacific Islanders
  3. Working on Crossing My Privilege Line

 

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Three Other Black Men Have Died In Altercations With University Of Cincinnati Police

Federal civil court records show that, in addition to Samuel Dubose, three other people have died in altercations with University of Cincinnati police since 1997 — all of them black men.

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America has a pattern of racial bias and a pattern of murdering Black, Latino, and Native American people.

Native American Activist #RexdaleHenry Found Dead In Jail Cell After Traffic Fine Arrest

By Counter Current News
A Native American activist was recently arrested and found dead in jail under conditions very similar to those of Sandra Bland in Texas.

Rexdale W. Henry, 53, was recently found dead inside the Neshoba County Jail in Philadelphia, Mississippi, on July 14th. He had been arrested over failure to pay a minor traffic citation.
Local WTOK, reported that corrections officers reported Henry dead around 10 a.m.. But reports and logs reveal that he was seen alive and perfectly fine only half an hour before that.
Reports say that the state crime lab in Jackson are currently conducting an autopsy. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation also says that they are “looking into” Henry’s death.
But that hasn’t satisfied Henry’s fellow activists, friends and family. Just after funeral services were held on July 19th, in Bogue Chitto, Henry’s body was flown to Florida for an independently-funded autopsy paid for by anonymous donors. They hope that this autopsy will get to the bottom of what really happened.

 

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Tribe Seeks Hate Crime Charges After Parks Employee Shot 2 Native Americans, Killing 1

By Rachelle Blidner

The Northern Arapaho Tribe wants a Wyoming man charged with a hate crime after police say he killed one tribal member and wounded another at a detox center while targeting homeless alcoholics.
Roy Clyde, a 32-year-old parks employee, told authorities he shot Stallone Trooper and James (Sonny) Goggles as they were lying in beds at the Center of Hope in Riverton on Saturday, police said.
Trooper, 29, died at the scene, and Goggles is in serious condition at a nearby hospital. It’s unclear whether either of them was homeless.

Riverton, a town of about 11,000 people in central Wyoming, is surrounded by the Wind River Indian Reservation, home to the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes.

Tribal leaders who plan to meet with federal officials in Washington next week called for an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice.
“The trend of violence against Indian people in and around Riverton is alarming,” Dean Goggles, chairman of the Northern Arapaho Business Council and cousin of victim Sonny Goggles, said in a statement Tuesday. “It’s our responsibility as tribal leaders to do everything we can to try and stop these crimes of hate.”

Clyde said he lashed out because he was tired of cleaning up after “park rangers” — a term for homeless alcoholics that is often used against Native Americans who drink in area parks — according to police.
He reportedly told investigators he would have killed white people if he thought they were “park rangers.”

The victims “are members of our tribe, they are human beings and they matter to us,” Norman Willow, a member of the business council, said in a statement. “We are sickened by what happened here.”

 

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