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Saturday, 30 January

00:24

Debbie--have you seen... THE LOST ONES by Michaela MacColl American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL)

Three different readers wrote to ask about Michaela MacColl's The Lost Ones, due out in October of 2016 from Boyds Mills/Calkins Creek.

From Amazon, here's the synopsis:

Despite her father’s warnings that their tribe is always in danger, Casita, a ten-year-old Lipan Apache girl, has led a relatively peaceful life with her tribe in Mexico, doing her daily chores and practicing for her upcoming Changing Woman ceremony, in which she will officially become a woman of the tribe. But the peace is shattered when the U.S. Cavalry invades and brutally slaughters her people. Casita and her younger brother survive the attack, but are taken captive and sent to the Carlisle Indian School, a Pennsylvania boarding school that specializes in assimilating Native Americans into white American culture. Casita grieves for her lost family as she struggles to find a way to maintain her identity as a Lipan Apache and survive at the school. Includes author’s note and bibliography.

From what I can tell, this is the third volume in the Hidden Histories series from Boyds Mills. The series is "spotlighting little-known tales from America's past, and the children behind those stories."

I hope that MacColl and her editor studied the problems in Ann Rinaldi's book, My Heart is on the Ground, also set at Carlisle, and that they aren't repeating errors Rinaldi made. If/when I get the book, I'll be back!

Friday, 29 January

16:23

Moment of Silence for La Loche Victims, Prime Minister Trudeau Visits Indian Country Headline News

A moment of silence will be held for the victims of the La Loche Community School shooting on Friday January 29 at 9 a.m., the same day that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is sch...

16:21

King: Cop sex abuse deserves same scrutiny as priest scandal - NY Daily News Aboriginal News Group Newswire

King: Cop sex abuse deserves same scrutiny as priest scandal - NY Daily News:


In a ten-year span, the Catholic Church defrocked 848 priests who committed sex crimes all over the world. In just about half that time, nearly 1,000 American police officers
have lost their badges for sex crimes and that doesn't even include
officers from New York or California — the states with the two largest
police departments in the country. Last November the Associated Press ran an investigation
about the mind blowing number of police officers who've committed sex
crimes that I genuinely thought it would be a game changer. It detailed
the horrendous facts, figures, and gut-wrenching stories of rape, child
molestation, sex trafficking, and child pornography involving law
enforcement officials.

16:19

Neo-Nazis defend Donald Trump after Anne Frank's stepsister calls him 'Hitler' Aboriginal News Group Newswire

Neo-Nazis defend Donald Trump after Anne Frank's stepsister calls him 'Hitler':

[dailydot.com] -- The Ku Klux Klan, while sporting historically thin ranks, regards Trump as a great tool for recruitment. “They like the overall momentum of his rallies and his campaign,” a spokesperson said of the KKK’s membership last month to the Washington Post. “They like that he’s not willing to back down. He says what he believes and he stands on that.”

Not all white supremacists, however, are eager to welcome Trump as candidate to lead the country. Stormfront users have denounced him on occasion for having “business and familial ties with Jews,” while urging other members to forgo voting altogether.

“Has he ever criticized the Jews?” a user wrote. “Not once. And he won’t. They’re practically family.”

12:18

Two Indicted on Murder Charges in Case of Missing Pine Ridge Woman Indian Country Headline News

Two were arrested yesterday in connection with the death of Emily Blue Bird, 24 of Pine Ridge Village, who went missing at the beginning of January....

05:06

VA Healthcare Astro-turfed: Debts to Warriors, Part IV Indian Country Headline News

Part III of this series listed the veterans’ organizations that have each, in their own way, tried to advocate for peop...

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