Preserving the memories of the past in stories and videos of African Native American history, African American History and Native American history: American Historical Truth. Celebrate the shared memories going back from Colonial Period through the 19th Century and 20th century in American history and the struggle for freedom.
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.
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).
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.
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.
"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.
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)
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.
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.
"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.