"Our treatment of Indians...still affects the national consciousness... It seems a basic requirement to study the history of Indian people. Only through this study can we as a nation do what must be done if our treatment of the American Indian is not to be marked down for all time as a national disgrace." -John F. Kennedy
June 26 I believe that the ancient tribal cultures have important lessons to teach the rest of the world about the intercon- nectedness of all living things and the simple fact that our very existence is dependent upon the natural world we are rapidly destroying. Wilma Mankiller First Woman Elected Cherokee Deputy Chief, 1991
Urban Rez documentary airs Sunday, October 27. A look at the controversial legacy of the Urban Relocation Program, the greatest voluntary upheaval of Native Americans during the 20th Century. See it on American Public Television.
Truth. It is happening again, and not just here. We have to unite this time and stop the 1% who are destroying the planet with impunity. This is a huge fight and we must unite as the Warriors necessary to take down this greedy narcissistic beast #TheEvilWhiteMan and I only direct this at those whose vibration matches that of those words when they are strung together like that. Enough, it is time to unite.
Wichita - a dying Native American language: "There are more than 7,000 languages currently spoken in the world but many aren't recorded and don't have a written form. Unesco warns that by the end of this century, more than half of these are likely to disappear. One of those dying languages is Wichita - a native American tongue. Doris McLemore, 83, is the last fluent speaker of Wichita. Al-Jazeera's Rob Reynolds travelled to Tahlequah in Oklahoma to meet her."
Jim Thorpe. Native American athlete who won gold medals in both the decathlon and pentathlon in 1912. Pro baseball player and pro football player. He also injured Eisenhower in a college football game.