Native American Youth to Diane Sawyer: We’re Not Poverty Porn via Colorlines

Last month ABC’s 20/20 aired a special they called “Children of the Plains,” that portrayed the Lakota Indian reservation as a place that only dealt with crime, unemployment, alcoholism, overcrowded trailers and crumbling schools.

On Monday, young Native American students from Rosebud, South Dakota released a short video that challenged the claims made by “Children of the plains.”

via Colorlines

New exhibit looks to unravel ‘Red/Black’ connection

New exhibit looks to unravel 'Red/Black' connection

When the Kickapoo went to Mexico City in 1865, their entourage included black Seminole who served as guides and translators. A photographer created images of the scene. This print is from the "Red/Black: Related Through History" exhibit at the Eiteljorg Museum. / Photo provided by the Eiteljorg Museum

Although the question at the heart of “Red/Black” is simply stated, it’s also complex: “Who am I and who gets to say so?””When we understand this history, we end up understanding a great deal more about the history of Native Americans, about the history of African-Americans, and how that intertwined history affects us all,” said James Nottage, the Eiteljorg’s vice president and chief curatorial officer.


Now somebody make THIS movie!