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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 […]

Winona LaDuke, Author, Activist, Honor the Earth

Winona LaDuke Honor The Earth White Earth Land Recovery Project. Video Interview Winona LaDuke is an internationally acclaimed Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) activist, environmentalist, economist, author and orator. A graduate of Harvard & Antioch with advanced degrees in rural economic development, Winona LaDuke has devoted her life to protecting the lands & lifeways of Native communities.  Winona LaDuke is […]

Afro Native American Straight Dancer

Michael Davis of African, Catawba Mvskokee Creek & Santee Heritage Michael Davis is a traditional dancer in the New York pow wow circuit, Michael strives to make Black and Native presence known through his diligent and respectful participation in ceremonies and Pow wows. He always strives to be seen in a dignified and graceful way as this reflects […]

Harry Belafonte, Civil Rights, Human Rights Activist

Legendary Harry Belafonte has supported and encouraged civil and humanitarian causes around the world. He continuously fought for racial equality wherever he roamed, from the halls of Broadway to the streets of Birmingham. His life-long commitment to uplifting others and his courageous efforts to bring equality and peace has been an inspiration for so many. […]

Buffy Sainte-Marie, First Nations Cree Activist, Artist

Buffy Sainte-Marie is an Academy Award-winning First Nations Cree musician, composer, visual artist, educator and social activist. Sainte-Marie expressed in a 2008 interview at the National Museum of the American Indian that she had been blacklisted, along with Native Americans and other native people in the Red Power movements in the 1970s. “I found out […]

Georgette Palmer Smith, Native Learning Center

Georgette Palmer Smith, Executive Director, Native Learning Center Seminole Tribe of Florida Georgette (Kiowa) is making a real difference within native communities. The Native Learning Center (NLC) offers FREE courses and training to Native Americans and Indigenous people with an emphasis on the educational needs of tribal members and their communities.  “The most important thing to […]

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 […]

The Black Hills Are Not For Sale. Honor the Treaties!

Based on materials from A Black Hills Report by Amy Corbin. The Black Hills stretch across western South Dakota, northeast Wyoming and southeast Montana and constitute a sacred landscape for the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Omaha. To the Lakota, they are Paha Sapa, “the heart of everything that is.” The Black Hills were the casualty of […]

Lamar Smith, Voting Rights Activist (1892 – 1955)

Lamar “Ditney” Smith was murdered in Mississippi (1892 – August 13, 1955) One of many unsung heroes who died so we could vote…Lamar Smith, a 63 year old farmer, World War II veteran, voting rights activist and a member of the Regional Counsel of Negro Leadership was shot dead on the courthouse lawn in Brookhaven, Mississippi […]

Dred Scott And His Fight For Freedom (1799 – 1858)

Dred Scott v. Sandford case of 1857 Popularly known as “The Dred Scott Decision” Dred Scott was an enslaved African in the United States who unsuccessfully sued for his freedom and that of his wife and their two daughters in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case of 1857, popularly known as “The Dred Scott Decision”. […]

Jackie Robinson, Baseball Hall of Fame Player (1919 – 1972)

An amazing American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era. Robinson  broke the color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947. Jackie Robinson’s life & legacy will be remembered as one of the most important in Baseball […]

Wovoka, Ghost Dance Northern Paiute Medicine Man (1856 – 1932)

Wovoka (c. 1856 – September 20, 1932), also known as Jack Wilson, was a Northern Paiute Medicine Man who founded the Ghost Dance movement. Prophet Wodziwob, another Northern Paiute is believed to be the first to introduce the Ghost Dance rituals around 1869. Wovoka is the chief figure that reintroduced the movement in 1889. Wovoka means “cutter” or […]

Te Ata Fisher, Native Actress and Storyteller (1895 – 1995)

Te Ata Thompson or Te Ata Fisher after her marriage, was a superb actress and member of the Chickasaw Nation. Known for telling American Indian stories, she performed as a representative of American Indians at state dinners before President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s. She was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in […]

Seminole Tribal Fair Pow Wow: Stoney Creek Drums

Seminole Tribal Fair Pow Wow: Stoney Creek Drums (HD Video) Mama’s Boy by Stoney Creek. Powerful performance of Stoney Creek from North Carolina performing “Mama’s Boy” at the Seminole Tribal Fair and Pow Wow 2015 in Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, Florida February 8, 2015. Drummers & Singers: Jesse Richardson-lead singer, Marty Richardson, Josh Richardson, Chris Strickland, […]

Crossin’ The Color-Line, Poetry by Bonnie Walker

“I dream a world where PEACE prevails, where JUSTICE is a way of life, where EQUALITY is a given, and where LOVE is the answer to ALL questions and actions!” ~Bonnie Walker “Crossin’ The Color-Line”, Poetry by Bonnie Walker who is a dedicated world advocate, and a truly amazing human being who has been working […]

Author Mourning Dove aka Christal Quintasket (1888 – 1936)

Mourning Dove aka Christal Quintasket (1888 – August 6, 1936) was a Salish author and best known for her 1927 novel “Cogewea the Half-Blood: A Depiction of the Great Montana Cattle Range” It tells the story of Cogewea, a mixed-blood ranch woman on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Mourning Dove was born in a canoe on the Kootenai […]
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