Black Indigeneity Part II (Or Back to Back)

In Guest Posts, Uncategorized by Adrienne K.10 Comments

AK Note: This post is a follow up to Kyle’s post over the summer entitled “The Political Discourses of Black Indigeneity, And Why It Matters”. If you haven’t read that post, I’d encourage you to head over there first. Part of why I love the format of blogging is the ability to reflect about my own writing, and to respond and more deeply …

Ishi: the Last of the Yahi: A UC Berkeley Production that Perpetuates Gross Violences Against Native Peoples

In Guest Posts, Ishi Last of the Yahi, Manifest Destiny, stereotypes, Theater, Tria Andrews, violences against Native Peoples by Adrienne K.18 Comments

(Program and ticket from the play “Ishi: The Last of the Yahi. Above the ticket, notice the word “Squaw.” Also, note the pins thrust into Ishi’s body as if he were in an insect collection.) AK Note: Please welcome guest blogger Tria Andrews. Tria is a mixed race Cherokee, Irish, and Filipina writer who has published critical essays, fiction, poetry, …

Monuments and Mosques: A Debate Over What’s Sacred (An American Indian’s Perspective)

In CrazyHorse Memorial, Ground Zero Mosque, Guest Posts, I Am Not A Mascot, Sacred Spaces by Adrienne K.8 Comments

CrazyHorse Memorial, South Dakota (Image source.) AK note: Today’s posting comes from Simon Moya-Smith, the author behind I Am Not A Mascot. Simon is Oglala Lakota, writes for the Denver Post, and offers engaging and poignant commentary about what it means to be a contemporary Indian in America. You can also follow him on twitter, @IAmNotAMascot.  So the controversy – …