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Ausben SpottedEagles, Afro Native Performer, Activist by Sheilah Dasher. Ausben "Tubby" SpottedEagles also known as his performance persona “King Aus,” is an urban Native performer, teacher, and activist. He descends from Louisiana Creole/ Lipan Apache of Texas and Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Known more for being a worldwide performer in his scene, he is also an avid Native rights activist and cultural proponent of his Lipan Apache tribal history. His career paths have taken him globally, but his heart always remains in Native America.

Published in Black Indian Truth
A Tribute to Grandmother Mountain Eagle Woman "Mommi" (1922 - 2000) by Nataska Hummingbird. Honoring Grandmother Mountain Eagle Woman "Mommi" of Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee & African heritage. Grandmother Mountain Eagle Woman was the full walking embodiment of Divine Womanness. Her smile was like sunshine, lifting up the life of anyone blessed enough to pass by her. She was delicate and sturdy, funny and prophetic. She showed us by example that you don't have to lose your sweet to become your strong. 
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Aranesa Turner of Pomo and African heritage is a member of the Big Valley Band of Pomo Indian. Her mother was born and raised on the Big Valley Rancheria reservation, and her father is Black American. She is believed to be the second American Indian to be selected for the main competition of American Idol (Charly Lowry, being the first).

Published in Black Indian Truth


Celebrating inspiring Jihan Gearon who is Diné (Navajo) and Black American. 

Jihan Gearon is the Executive Director of the Black Mesa Water Coalition and an aggressive advocate of Indigenous Peoples rights and environmental justice as well as an active organizer, speaker, and writer on these issues.

Published in Black Indian Truth


Celebrating Indian Voices, Native American Newspaper and Journalist, Activist Rose Davis in San Diego, California.

Indian Voices is a community service that publishes monthly in San Diego. Besides a 24/7 online presence several  thousand hard copies go out to various sites including many of the Native American Indian Reservations in San Diego County.

 

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"Celebrating Afro Native Hip Hop artist 'Lady X'" by Sheilah Dasher.

Working with her tribe Lady X of Navajo and African heritage has helped promote safe sex awareness through her music, and youth reservation fundraising. Running a non-profit organization, Balance N Options, Lady X is dedicated to improving independent wealth and harvesting healthy lifestyles with a Native approach. She also uprooted her business I Am The Biz to her reservation. 

Published in Black Indian Truth

YoNasDa Lonewolf Hill "Queen YoNasDa" is an activist, hip hop artist and curator of African and Lakota heritage. YoNasDa, pronounced Yo-Naja-Ha, meaning “Precious Jewel”, is an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Nation. "No Nation Can Rise Higher Than Its Woman," is a saying that breathes truth for Queen YoNasDa as she epitomizes this energy. YoNasDa is committed to continuing the work of her mother Wauneta Lone Wolf-Cox (1951 - 2003)

 

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Sheilah Naajiibah Dasher is a young woman warrior with strength and fearlessness in her name. She is an experienced conference speaker, workshop facilitator and American Indian advocate. Naajiibah is a Navajo female warrior name, named for her great grandmother a herbalist medicine woman. Dasher wears her Native American Indian heritage proudly. Dasher is of mixed heritage from her Native American Indian mother and Black-American father. She is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, but also honors her Zuni and Apache ancestral heritage.

Published in Black Indian Truth

 

Mahlikah Awe:ri, Enml'ga't-Saqama'sgw Walking Woman, is a 9th generation Afro-Native Canadian of Haudenosaunee Kanien’kéha, Mi’kmaw First Nations and African heritage from Nova Scotia, is a drumtalk-poetic-rapologist, musician, hip hop MC, arts educator, radio show host, artivist and curator based in Toronto, Canada.

 

Published in Black Indian Truth

"The First U.S. Foreign Ambassadors of Good Will" by William Loren Katz.  Adapted from Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage © Atheneum, 2012 revised edition.

In 1803 when President Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory from France, he doubled the size of the new United States of America It also gave two Americans -- considered unneeded inferior or criminal -- a unique opportunity to serve as US ambassadors of good will.

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LATEST STORIES OF AMERICAN HISTORY

Suppressed Thanksgiving Speech, Wamsutta F. James

Suppressed Thanksgiving Speech, Wamsutta F. James

  Suppressed Thanksgiving Speech Of Wampanoag Wamsutta (Frank B.) James (1924 - 2001). This is the Suppressed speech of Wamsutta (Frank B.) James, Wampanoag. that was to be delivered at Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1970. The Massachusetts Department of Commerce asked the Wampanoag Indians to select a speaker to mark the 350th anniversary of the Pilgrims' arrival, and the first Thanksgiving.

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America's Original Code Talkers of WWI. The Choctaws

America's Original Code Talkers of WWI. The Choctaws

America's Original Code Talkers From The Choctaw Nation during World War I. In 1918, not yet citizens of the U.S., Choctaw members of the American Expeditionary Forces were asked to use their Native language as a powerful tool against the German Forces in World War I, setting a precedent for code talking as an effective military weapon and establishing them as America's original Code Talkers.

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Moulin Rouge America’s First Interracial Casino (1955)

Moulin Rouge America’s First Interracial Casino (1955)

Moulin Rouge America’s First Interracial Casino (1955). The Moulin Rouge Casino and the rise of Historic Westside Las Vegas by Rose Davis, Indian Voices. Although the doors were only opened six months  America’s first interracial casino was on the front line of the racial struggle in America. The Moulin Rouge Casino is one of the most important casinos in history in helping to end segregation. The casino has a prestigious posi...

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Lament for Confederation Speech by Chief Dan George

Lament for Confederation Speech by Chief Dan George

Lament for Confederation Speech by Chief Dan George. On The Dominion of Canada’s 100th birthday, July 1, 1967 Chief Dan George silenced a crowd of 32,000 with his “Lament for Confederation” speech at Empire Stadium, Vancouver BC. Chief Dan George , was an inspiring author, poet, Academy Award-nominated actor and a chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, a Coast Salish band located on Burrard Inlet in North Vancouver, British Colum...

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Tuskegee Institute and Tuskegee Airmen, World War II

Tuskegee Institute and Tuskegee Airmen, World War II

Remembering the "Tuskegee Airmen" during World War II and all who were involved in the so-called "Tuskegee Experiment", the Army Air Corps program to train Black Americans to fly and maintain combat aircraft. The Tuskegee Airmen included pilots, navigators, bombardiers, maintenance and support staff, instructors, and all the personnel who kept the planes in the air. The military selected Tuskegee Institute ...

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Michelle Obama, First Black First Lady of United States

Michelle Obama, First Black First Lady of United States

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is an American lawyer and writer. She is the wife of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, and the first acknowledged Black-American First Lady of the United States, (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis descended from a family known as the van Salee's, who were described as "mulatto" in the 17th century). When people ask First Lady Michelle Obama to describe herself, she doesn...

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Lumbee Tribe Defeated KKK and Made History (1958)

Lumbee Tribe Defeated KKK and Made History (1958)

The Lumbee Tribe made history January 18, 1958 with the Battle of Hayes Pond.  This was the night the Lumbees defeated the KKK and captured their hate filled banner, and in doing so stopped Klan activity in Robeson County North Carolina. By the mid-1950's the Civil Rights Movement was gaining momentum and the KKK decided they had to fight back. Their campaign of terrorism swept through many of the southern states, but largely...

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Travesty of Justice: The Murder of Johnny Robinson

Travesty of Justice: The Murder of Johnny Robinson

Written and compiled by I Love Ancestry based on materials from npr.org  and  al.com Johnny Robinson Jr. who was 16 when he was killed, shot in the back by white police officer during the unrest following the infamous church bombing in Birmingham (memories/20st-century/item/229-birmingham-church-bombing-alabama-white-supremacist-klansmen-1963), Alabama on September 15, 1963. Racial violence broke out on the streets that after...

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TRENDING STORIES OF AMERICAN HISTORY

Lumbee Tribe Defeated KKK and Made History (1958)

Lumbee Tribe Defeated KKK and Made History (1958)

The Lumbee Tribe made history January 18, 1958 with the Battle of Hayes Pond.  This was the night the Lumbees defeated the KKK and captured their hate filled banner, and in doing so stopped Klan activity in Robeson County North Carolina. By the mid-...

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Largest Mass Hanging Execution in US History (1862)

Largest Mass Hanging Execution in US History (1862)

Based on materials from usdakotawar.org. Remembering 38 + 2 Dakota Ancestors.  Their trials were conducted unfairly in a variety of ways. They were executed at Mankato, Minnesota on December 26, 1862 in the largest mass hanging in U.S. history. This...

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Wounded Knee Creek Massacre, December 29,1890

Wounded Knee Creek Massacre, December 29,1890

Based on materials from "Massacre At Wounded Knee, 1890" by EyeWitness to History (1998) Remembering Honoring the Ancestors who were massacred December 29,1890 at Wounded Knee creek, South Dakota. On the morning, the Miniconjou, Lakota (...

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