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Wednesday, 03 February

00:20

Beverly Slapin's review of Paul Goble's CUSTER'S LAST BATTLE: RED HAWK'S ACCOUNT OF THE LITTLE BIG HORN American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL)

Editor's Note: Beverly Slapin submitted this review essay of Paul Goble's Custer's Last Battle: Red Hawk's Account of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Slapin uses quotation marks around the name "Red Hawk" because that is a fictional character. Slapin's review may not be used elsewhere without her written permission. All rights reserved. Copyright 2016. Slapin is currently the publisher/editor of De Colores: The Raza Experience in Books for Children.
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Goble, Paul, Custer’s Last Battle: Red Hawk’s Account of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, with an introduction by Joe Medicine Crow. Wisdom Tales / World Wisdom, 2013.

Each year on June 25, Oglala Lakota families at Pine Ridge gather to celebrate the Lakota people’s victory at the Battle of the Greasy Grass, where, in 1876, as Oglala author and activist Debra White Plume says, “Custer wore an Arrow Shirt.”

“Warriors get ready,” the announcer calls. “Be safe, and thank your horse when you’re done.” The warriors, mostly teens, race off to find and...

Tuesday, 02 February

12:23

"Oregon, Home of the Clearcut" Ad Campaign Launched by Conservationists Aboriginal News Group Newswire

"Oregon, Home of the Clearcut" Ad Campaign Launched by Conservationists: PORTLAND, Ore.— [biologicaldiversity.org] A coalition of four conservation organizations unveiled an ad campaign today showcasing dramatic images of destructive forest clearcuts and opposing recent proposals that would force a return to clearcutting on publicly owned lands in western Oregon. Ongoing and increasing logging will cause severe damage to clean water and Oregon’s economically vital tourism and outdoor-recreation industries.
Clear Cut Oregon

The ads will appear online, on roadside billboards, and in the Eugene and Portland airports and are accompanied by a new website, www.ClearCutOregon.com, which offers information on logging practices in Oregon, the details of proposals to expand clearcutting on publicly owned “O

12:19

How Netizens Are Pushing Back Against ISIS’ Social Media ‘Propaganda Machine’ - Global Voices Advocacy Aboriginal News Group Newswire

How Netizens Are Pushing Back Against ISIS’ Social Media ‘Propaganda Machine’ - Global Voices Advocacy: Despite technological efforts to contain or eliminate their presence on social media, ISIS has amassed substantial power online.

It is difficult to quantify the precise impact of ISIS’ efforts to promote its mission and recruit new members. But some data suggest that it is having an impact. According to a 2015 study by King’s College London's International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence, “the number of foreigners that have joined Sunni militant organizations in the Syria/Iraq conflict continues to rise.” According to ICSR’s latest estimate, “the total now exceeds 20,000 – of which nearly a fifth were residents or nationals of Western European countries.”

Social media platforms have also been in the media spotlight as a key avenue for ISIS to spread its message and recruit new members. Writing for Reuters, security and intelligence expert Rita Katz describes ISIS’ use of social media as a unique within the realm of violent extremist organizations’ activity:

06:47

Iowa Issue That Should Be on the Table: Self-Determination Indian Country Headline News

The media surrounding the Iowa caucuses reduces the story to one basic theme: Who’s winning and what does that win (or...

Alva Johnson Appointed Legislative Director of San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Indian Country Headline News

More than two decades of creating tribal-related policy at numerous levels of government, coupled with proficiency in managing emergency services, processes and protocols, have...

02:51

A Soul Generated By Love: Bernadine Burnette Returns to Lead Yavapai Nation in Comeback Indian Country Headline News

Bernadine Burnette, elected as Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation president on January 12 after losing her vice-presidential...

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