Five-year-old Malachi Wilson, a member of the Navajo Nation, was sent home from his first day at a Texas kindergarten for having hair that was deemed “too long.” Wilson’s mother, April, says that her son was devastated by the encounter. And, seeing as Wilson keeps his hair long for religious reasons, the school could be in deep shit.

from Jezebel

See: Indian Boarding Schools

See: Religious/ Spiritual Freedom

See: Not telling people what to do because of perceived gender-appropriateness of hair-length


If you’d like to contact the school district to say “howdy”: sstone@seminole.k12.tx.us


That awkward moment when the Redskins and Dan Snyder are treating Native people like phuccing peon pets #NeverSellOut

Also, that moment where Snyder and his employees treat us like some sort of homogenous whole. As if the fact that some natives are ok with the name means that “native america” is ok with the name. Anyone that’s been to a council meeting knows that members of the same tribe can have vastly different viewpoints on issues, but to them it’s inconceivable that we might be sovereign individuals. A few affirming voices in a community doesn’t invalidate the millions of dissenting voices. And vice-versa



My Wicasa Wakan Arvol Looking Horse

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When you give someone a pass for their oppressive actions because they are a member of a minority, you are actually doing them a disservice. You are taking away their potential to grow and better themselves, and also implying that they are…

Goooood point


The Eagle Bull- Oxendine family is being sued by their child’s school for defamation, because they asked the school to permanently change their offensive and culturally insensitive Thanksgiving curriculum and to honor a two-year scholarship taken from their daughter after they voiced their concern over Native appropriation there.

They’re raising funds to defray mounting legal expenses. Please share this link and donate what you can. If they lose, we all lose. This case has the potential to set dangerous precedent where Natives are effectively gagged from speaking out against appropriation and the abuse of our culture and sacred ways by mainstream society. This is legal conquest. We can’t allow them to play Indian and hide behind judicial robes to do it. Thank you.
Contribute here: http://www.gofundme.com/8f3z30

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nativepeopleproblems asked:

I'm visiting my dad up here, and it's quite lovely. Really lush and green. I'm Cherokee Nation, wolf clan (aniwaya)


Ah, how’s the visit going?

Haha, Cherokees and Catawbas are historical enemies. Look at Tumblr bringing us together!


nativepeopleproblems asked:

How are you?


Relatively ok! Feeling under-represented and helpless about the situation in ferguson because of how much it reflects the situation in me community.

How about you?