Reclaim Native American

Taking "Native American" Back

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toofetch4ya:

“The cultures of people of color are either packaged for consumption or called upon to fill cultural and spiritual voids of Eurocentrism.”

Michael Vavrus

That shit blew my mind and made understanding cultural appropriation way clearer for me. 

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“If you blame Native American communities for their poverty, remember that the entire continent was stolen from them.
If you blame Black American communities for their relative poverty, remember that Black Americans were stolen from a continent, trafficked, and enslaved for nearly 300 years.
Tell me again about how your family ‘started from nothing’ when they immigrated. Didn’t they start from whiteness? Seems like a pretty good start.
The American Dream required dual genocides, but tell me again about fairness and equal opportunity. Tell me about democracy, modeled after the Iroquois Confederacy. Tell me your proud heritage, and I will show you the violence that made it so.”
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via Kim Katrin Crosby 

Keynote Speaker for LGBTQ History Month at Dartmouth, on September 30, 2013 

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bluecrowcafe:

Looking for a relative who was in one of the (in)famous residential schools on the prairie about the same time as this young boy. What a violent transformation that must have been for him, by the second photo he’d probably gone four years without speaking the only language he knew when he was taken in.

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