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nativeamericannews:

 Bear River Massacre Victims Laid to Rest
More than 150 years after their murder, the remains of two Northwestern Shoshone were finally laid to rest May 25 near Tremonton, Utah. On January 29, 1863, an all-volunteer regiment of 200 white soldiers, led by Colonel Patrick Edward Connor, executed the massacre. By the end of the carnage, an estimated 300 Northwestern Shoshone men, women and children were dead.

nativeamericannews:

Bear River Massacre Victims Laid to Rest

More than 150 years after their murder, the remains of two Northwestern Shoshone were finally laid to rest May 25 near Tremonton, Utah. On January 29, 1863, an all-volunteer regiment of 200 white soldiers, led by Colonel Patrick Edward Connor, executed the massacre. By the end of the carnage, an estimated 300 Northwestern Shoshone men, women and children were dead.

(via crunkfeministcollective)

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rainwood:

Indigenous people of Brazil trying to prevent their eviction from an old indigenous museum which they have been living in for the past 7 years.

On March 22nd all of the inhabitants and their supporters were forcibly removed or arrested.

The building is being destroyed to make a parking lot :(

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provocatoria:

Danielle Hayes, Crowned New Zealand’s Next Top Model in 2010, the girl from Kawerau admits she quickly became disillusioned with modelling not long after winning the title and left the bright lights to return to her home town.

“To me being a New Zealand native means being Maori. Being born in New Zealand, living and breathing everything Kiwi and being proud to be a New Zealander.”

During one of her first photo shoots in Melbourne, Ms Hayes wears a traditional ta moko on her chin, something she thought would look great on her books.

Despite missing home every day, especially her parents and younger sister, Ms Hayes wants to take her modelling career as far as she can.

“I have a fresh new look on the modelling world and am now more focused and motivated to do my best. I’m ready to show the world what I have to offer.”

(via fyeahindigenousfashion)

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npr:

Basquiat’s Ex-Girlfriend Reveals Major Trove of Unseen Works | Artinfo
Before Jean-Michel Basquiat could afford studios and canvases, he painted all over his apartments — on walls, doors, refrigerators, and any other bare surface he could find. In 1979, the still unknown artist began transforming his girlfriend Alexis Adler’s East Village home into just such a living installation, covering one wall in a glyph-like mural that reads “Olive Oyl,” painting crowns and “Famous Negro Athletes” on a door, and the word “Milk” on a radiator. Although the couple broke up a year later, and Basquiat died in 1988, Adler, now an embryologist at New York University, bought the apartment they once shared and never painted over his work.
Photo: Indie Pix Films
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Wow. — tanya b.

npr:

Basquiat’s Ex-Girlfriend Reveals Major Trove of Unseen Works | Artinfo

Before Jean-Michel Basquiat could afford studios and canvases, he painted all over his apartments — on walls, doors, refrigerators, and any other bare surface he could find. In 1979, the still unknown artist began transforming his girlfriend Alexis Adler’s East Village home into just such a living installation, covering one wall in a glyph-like mural that reads “Olive Oyl,” painting crowns and “Famous Negro Athletes” on a door, and the word “Milk” on a radiator. Although the couple broke up a year later, and Basquiat died in 1988, Adler, now an embryologist at New York University, bought the apartment they once shared and never painted over his work.

Photo: Indie Pix Films

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Wow. — tanya b.

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brain-food:

Artist Jay Shells channeled his love of hip hop music and his uncanny sign-making skills towards a brand new project: “Rap Quotes.” For this ongoing project, Shells created official-looking street signs quoting famous rap lyrics that shout out specific street corners and locations.

(via blackfashion)

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missdimples2012:


I was speaking with a Black friend of mine earlier today about this and he brought up a great point. The Elite, White media can literally stir an entire Nation into a frenzy over the massacre of 20 suburban white children but simply overlook the deaths of over 100 Black children in Chicago. Wake up Black People, you re being played by the Government and the Media. All children should be equal in the eyes of our Government.

Truth.

missdimples2012:

I was speaking with a Black friend of mine earlier today about this and he brought up a great point. The Elite, White media can literally stir an entire Nation into a frenzy over the massacre of 20 suburban white children but simply overlook the deaths of over 100 Black children in Chicago. Wake up Black People, you re being played by the Government and the Media. All children should be equal in the eyes of our Government.

Truth.

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isumatv:

From the article “Tears and rage for my fallen native sisters”:

Why do some in society see women like me as targets to scoop off the street? Granted, as I did once make the mistake, there are times when we misplace trust and end up in compromising situations. But that doesn’t explain why an estimated 80 women and girls have been plucked off Manitoba streets since the 1920s and killed, raped or murdered – 600 across the country – according to the Native Women’s Association of Canada. Why is the rest of Canada not outraged and hurt by this national tragedy? It is now three years since an RCMP/Winnipeg police task force on the issue was announced. Since then, only one case has been solved and three more women have been murdered.

isumatv:

From the article “Tears and rage for my fallen native sisters”:

Why do some in society see women like me as targets to scoop off the street? Granted, as I did once make the mistake, there are times when we misplace trust and end up in compromising situations. But that doesn’t explain why an estimated 80 women and girls have been plucked off Manitoba streets since the 1920s and killed, raped or murdered – 600 across the country – according to the Native Women’s Association of Canada. Why is the rest of Canada not outraged and hurt by this national tragedy? It is now three years since an RCMP/Winnipeg police task force on the issue was announced. Since then, only one case has been solved and three more women have been murdered.

(via chiefelk)