My Experience on the Indian-Negro Color Line

byJulianne Jennings Dec 27, 2011 My Experience on the Indian-Negro Color Line Growing-up on the Indian-Negro color line (I am the daughter of a European mother and a black and Indian father), I lived with mixed signals and coded information by the dominant culture. It had determined that white European culture and people were superior in contrast to those who were generally classified as darker, “primitive” and “uncivilized.” Applying the adage “write what you know,” my master’s thesis was titled “Blood, Race and Sovereignty: The Politics of Indian Identity.” This work would…

Read More

First Americans were Black according to BBC documentary

Thursday, August 26, 1999 Published at 15:39 GMT 16:39 UK  The first Americans were descended from Australian aborigines, according to evidence in a new BBC documentary.   (The skulls suggest faces like those of Australian aborigines) The programme, Ancient Voices, shows that the dimensions of prehistoric skulls found in Brazil match those of the aboriginal peoples of Australia and Melanesia. Other evidence suggests that these first Americans were later massacred by invaders from Asia. Until now, native Americans were believed to have descended from Asian ancestors who arrived over a…

Read More

Native Americans seek to rename Yellowstone peak honoring massacre perpetrator

Activists also target valley named for advocate of extermination amid nationwide fight to reject legacy of racism Supported by About this content Jason Begay in Missoula, Montana Thu 5 Jul 2018 05.00 EDTLast modified on Thu 5 Jul 2018 13.14 EDT Shares 679  Hayden Valley was named for a geologist and surveyor who supported the extermination of tribal people who rejected federal dictates. Photograph: Ed Austin/Herb Jones Mount Doane is a 10,500ft peak in Yellowstone national park, named for Lt Gustavus C Doane, a US army cavalry captain and explorer. In January 1870, he led…

Read More

‘A tectonic shift in justice’: how the Wik people fought the law and won

More than two decades after the historic granting of native title, a documentary looks back at the battle and the backlash  Gladys Tybingoompa dances outside the high court in Canberra on 23 December 1996 following the Wik people’s native title win. A new documentary, Wik vs Queensland, revisits the land rights battle. Photograph: The Age/Fairfax Media via Getty Images If you are going to meet Wik people in Aurukun you may well be directed to the mango tree outside an auntie’s house. It was beneath the shade of this tree…

Read More