My dad's ex-girlfriend Jessica had and encounter in the University. I don't know where she was just that it happened. Her and her friend were having a good time, wandering at night, hoping to encounter a spirit. They were walking when they heard a group of students behind them, laughing and walking. They turned around, and the hallway was completely empty except for them. Jessica said "If somebody is here give us a sign" or something of that sort. Just then the loud clang of the clock went of. Coincidence? I think not.
Ironic that the same government who committed genocide on our ancestors is now claiming they want to protect us from a word. Give me a break! We're not victims, quit acting like it, its absolutely patbetic. Regardless of how we feel about the name, government has ZERO business removing property rights from anyone because THEY believe a word is offensive. Who supports this intrusion??? Is this what we want - administrations using the full force of government to intrude on our rights... AGAIN! Of all people, we should know better! ENOUGH WITH THE GOVERNMENT WORSHIP ALREADY! Have we learned nothing?
I don’t find anything predigest or racist about any of this and I am a Native American. I don’t think any Native Americans I know cares about this issue. I and several other Native Americans think it’s an honor to see these symbols on sports teams. Before you people jump on this ban wagon, maybe it would be nice to get a vote by the majority of Native Americans and not just assume or take the word of just a few Native Americans looking for their 15 minutes of fame.
Excellent article, well written and informative. I am a white guy. The native american issue has never been much of a concern of mine. I abhor racism in all its evil forms. The question of whether the "Redskin" name is offensive to native american culture is an interesting one. Are you really offended? I am quite large. I am not offended by "fatburger". I roll with it. I honestly think that the name of native american professional sports team such as the Braves, Redskins, and Chiefs would fall in the category of "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery". I grew up in San Diego. The Padres are a cultural icon here. I never felt like we were "dissing" the original Catholic Priests who established the missions along California so many years ago. In fact, when I hear ""the Padres" I think of my favorite baseball team, not Catholic Priests. So I sincerely ask the question: "Are you honestly and genuinely offended?" If I were to be convinced that the name "Redskins" was a genuine affront to the native american populace, then I would jump on the bandwagon and decry it as an awful offense. So what do I do? I don't think the Cowboys NFL franchise is an affront to ranchers and horse breeders. And lets also consider the consequences to American culture, yes, after all we ALL are Americans, native or otherwise. Do we eliminate all native american sounding names from professional and College sports teams? Do we tell Florida that "Seminoles is no longer acceptable as a mascot"? Then do we start with the religious names? Padres, Friars... Then we go to the offense taken by the dog-loving crowd... No more bulldogs. And then we get rid of Wolves, Cougars, Bears, Stallions, Tigers, ad naseum. Where do we take this experiment in "political correctness"? Again, please let me know, ARE YOU GENUINELY OFFENDED? I would love to hear that question answered.
Props To Johnny Depp For Getting Permission To Use The War Paint For Tonto!!
Good thing that they did that $2+ million dollar DNA project. That really helped move this population towards recovery. Those responsible should be ashamed at this flagrant waste of resources. Education, enforcement, augmentation, sanitation - not counting. Time to wake up.
Opps! I didn't think my first comment posted-- sorry for the near duplicate
NO evidence at the crime scene that belonged to Barry!! I seriously doubt that Maude Grayhawk's father was trying to protect Barry when he broke in and stole evidence. When the FBI said the owner of the bloody palm print is the killer I think people should listen! It wasn't Barry's or Kim's.
I seriously doubt that Maude Grayhawk's father was trying to protect Barry when he broke in and stole evidence. With NO evidence at the crime scene that belonged to Barry how could a jury convict him? The FBI said find the owner of the bloody palm print and you have the killer. It didn't belong to Barry or Kim. Seems to me when the FBI speaks, people should listen.
Keep up the good work and keep the ignorant hunters away
Great Jean let's put them in your back yard and see if you like it. I hear liberals taste like chicken, they also liked the plains Indians and early white settlers. Lets put the grizzly back in it's natural environment. The grizzly was a great plains animal along with the elk and buffalo. So the way I see it anywhere along the Missouri basin would be just fine and sprinkle them around Kansas and Nebraska as well and see how long the locals would tolerate them tearing up their property. Goodnight Irene!
Thanks, Irene. Thanks, Alliance for the Wild Rockies. Thanks, all biologists working to allow the bears to be. Be. Long may they be.
I'll say she's not the female messiah.
it seems that many instances of appropriation of cultural icons and misrepresentation by stereotype are employed for the purpose of promoting the mythos of America - the real question seems to be whether or not the world can afford to allow actions based on this mythos to continue. Minneapolis recently changed Columbus day to indigenous peoples day, a step in the right direction, did they also change the story of Columbus as taught in pubic schools? If so what will it take to have the public school version of Columbus changed nationwide? What's the big deal? - seems to me that the mythos is being used to promote and justify all manner of aggression pollution oppression and other forms of depravity on a global scale. The attempt to describe me in terms that do not accurately represent the reality does not effect me - I know who I am - the person who believes the inaccurate representation needs to be brought to a clear understanding of who is who and what is what. Make some comedy about that.
Sorry, but Ray Stillwill is nothing but a fancy con man. The mess he left in Bathurst, NB (took every piece of metal that was worth anything, but left half destroyed cement structures and heavily contaminated cement silos that are a blight to see) - the place looks like a war zone. That he just walked away means the man has no conscience. I hope eventually the New Brunswick government sues the pants off him for this mess that the people here have to drive by every day!!!!
Bravo, well written, and stays on task! Go native, go.............
It's hard to get a decent movie about Native Americans made. A friend of mine did an award winning screenplay,"Without Consent ", a true story which never saw the light of day. It was a David and Goliath story about an Indian rancher in North Dakota who sees his land taken by Congress for a dam that flooded every town on his reservation and scattered its inhabitants. Ironically, 30 years later, his youngest son returns as legal counsel with Stanford and Yale law degrees, and restores his tribes legal rights. His tribe was awarded hundreds of millions of dollars for the unjust taking of land by Congress.
Love the article! However don't really enjoy the stereotypical comment about southeastern people thinking we all have Cherokee princesses in our ancestry, especially in the comments section for an anti-stereotype article.
Great article, thank you, I enjoy the work of the 1491's , I'm what you might call a suburb Indian, growing up in Spring Lake Park, MN (10 miles North on Mpls) Went to the rez once or twice a year, Pow wow at Fort Totten ND. I am learning more about my heritage every week. When its time to move I will be ready.. IDLE NO MORE !!
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