30+ Day Racial Equity Indigenous Peoples Challenge
October 26th- day 26
Today is Day 26. Here are the reading, watching and listening material for the challenge. Remember you can choose 1 learning experience, or all. It is entirely up to you.
READ: Life Story: Zitkala-Sa, aka Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (1876-1938) Fighting for the Rights of Native People
The story of an activist and composer who fought tirelessly for Native American rights and citizenship.
WATCH: Doctrine of Discovery – Professor Robert Miller (Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma) Tells the legal roots of manifest destiny and the pervasive land theft violations that resulted. It lays the foundation for systemic racism. (30 min) Less time? Here is the 8 minute version
LISTEN: In Whose Honor: American Indian Mascots in Sports (1997) – A critical look at the long-running practice of “honoring” American Indians as mascots and nicknames in sports. It follows the story of Native American mother Charlene Teters, and her transformation into the leader some are calling the “Rosa Parks of American Indians” as she struggles to protect her cultural symbols and identity. This film looks at the issues of racism, stereotypes, minority representation and the powerful effects of mass-media imagery, and the extent to which one university will go to defend and justify its mascot. (48 minutes) Also available in local libraries.
ACT: 5 Ideas for Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples’ Day
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Indigenous Peoples Education Committee.