The powerful and hard-hitting documentary, American Holocaust, is quite possibly the only film that reveals the link between the Nazi holocaust, which claimed at least 6 million Jews, and the American Holocaust which claimed, according to conservative estimates, 19 million Indigenous People. It is seldom noted anywhere in fact, be it in textbooks or on the internet, that Hitler studied America’s “Indian policy”, and used it as a model for what he termed “the final solution.”
“Indigenous peoples around the world face significant challenges that are related to widespread historical wrongs, including broken treaties and acts of oppression and misguided government policies, that today manifest themselves in disadvantages and impediments to the exercise of their individual and collective rights.” Tadodaho Sid Hill, Chief of the Onondaga Nation, at the opening of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues' twelfth session. – UN/Rick Bajornas
DAY 2: ALLIGATOR DANCE Hotinonhsonni social songs and dances, Part Three. View a demonstration of the Alligator Dance, filmed by Haudenosaunee students from Salmon River High School in Fort Covington, NY. The Alligator Dance begins at 7:56.
Longhouses are long and narrow bark covered houses that the Seneca (People of the Longhouse), also known as the Iroquois, lived in until the latter part of the 1800's. These homes contained one large extended family. All the women and children living in a longhouse were of the same clan. Longhouses had two doors and no windows. One door was located on each end of the longhouse. Numerous longhouses in an area created a village.
Don't Mess Up When You Dress Up: Cultural Appropriation and Costumes
Pinterest has hundreds of these photos of white and non-Native women wearing a stereotypical idea of what a wapaha is. The racist, inaccurate, twisted depictions are like a broken record on this site. It scares me how racist and insensitive white folks really are, even when they are professing their "respect" toward other cultures. These photos are a representation of this.
Sherri Waterman-Hopper, a member of the Beaver Clan of the Onondaga Nation, travels across the state and around the country with her group to educate people about Native Americans through song and dance - From Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Native-Man/365939090146674