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Ebibitu’s blog post was featured
As a Native person of this country, I've come to the conclusion that I must support the Palestinian people and the pursuit of an autonomous Palestinian state.
Although many view both American Indians and Palestinians as "indigenous and displaced people," this is not the reason that I feel a sense of kinship with Palestinians.
Instead, this fraternal feeling for my brothers and sisters in Gaza and on the West Bank is due to a much more basic and primal feeling of fear: the realization that what befalls one oppressed group inevitably befalls others.
Indigenous people, as well as other oppressed groups worldwide, regardless of race or religion, have a vested interest in learning from the genocidal atrocities that the U.S. government initiated on American Indians. Every person who strives for humanity also has a strong interest in preventing those same atrocities from occurring in another place at another time to another group of people -- in this particular situation, to the Palestinians…
Sacheen Littlefeather Tdahn’s article was featured
by Dylan Kristine
There is nothing on the road in and out of the Pine Ridge Reservation in the southern part of South Dakota. Well, nothing alive, except for a few scattered wild animals and cows that seem inextricably far from any sort of home. Whenever I hear another story of an abducted or murdered Indigenous women, I always think of that road. I imagine how endless her fear must be, knowing that the terrain surrounding her is both stunning and unforgiving. The endless tan rock formations that seem beautiful from the comfort and safety of my car window, but must take on a devastating lethality when viewed through desperate and frightened eyes.
That’s if she manages to escape.
And if she manages to escape while still on the reservation. Most violence against Indigenous women is committed by non-indigenous perpetrators, so who knows where she could end up. In a different town, a different state. A place that she has never seen before with people who will most likely look right throug…
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Sacheen Littlefeather Tdahn’s article was featured
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