Native Americans

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My, what a week. Still reeling from the murder of Troy Davis? Check out “10 things anyone can do to help exonerate innocent people and prevent wrongful convictions” from The Innocence Project, and continue the fight for justice.... Read more »

JB the First Lady and the First Lady Crew: First Nations Female Hip Hop

First Lady Crew member, JB the First Lady, is a beat-boxer, emcee, performing artist, aboriginal youth educator,... Read more »

No Kidding: Putting Voluntary Sterilization in a Historical Context

If we're going to talk about voluntary sterilization—or even the simple act of opting to have few or no children—we've got to get everyone on the same historical page. While I tend to take for granted that people understand the history of forced sterilization in the U.S., as well as countries such... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Wilma Mankiller

First of all, Happy Women’s History Month! (Adventures in Feministory is, after all, kind of like Women’s History Month only it’s weekly and year-round). And this week we’re journeying into the not-so-distant history of Wilma Mankiller, the first female Chief of the... Read more »

Two-Spirit Women make films with QWOCMAP

For National American Indian Heritage Month, Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) is conducting free video and filmmaking workshops for Two Spirits, or queer Native Americans. QWOCMAP believes that today, Two-Spirit stories are more... Read more »

Boxing Through Adversity

The New York Times has a great article up about Cheryl Ziegler, an 18-year-old single mother from the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, who is also a boxer. Ziegler is Hawk's latest prize student. She is tough and determined and fights with proper technique: hands up, chin down. She... Read more »