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style & appropriation

Posted 07-29-2013 at 01:58 PM by outershell
“To the white, privileged, the well-intentioned liberals who have studied us, slept with us, and sympathized with our struggle, and to the with-it pop academics who lived in the hood or built houses in Haiti because you know us, love us, worked and fought on our behalf, know this: All that affords you no rights and no access to this. I deeply appreciate your sympathetic, possessive, or loving service, but you cannot have this. Nope, not this, not now, not ever.

You cannot have our...
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Artist: Rick Bartow

Posted 07-14-2013 at 02:10 PM by outershell
Updated 07-14-2013 at 02:16 PM by outershell
born 1946
Wiyot & Yurok


Drafted into Vietnam. Upon returning problems with alcohol and guilt.
Began drawing as a coping mechanism. Art became therapy. Art as a way to deal with the pain. He works out of habit, not out of inspiration.
“Years ago I had one art exhibit here of the early work,” he says. “It was all black and white, because all I could afford then was graphite sticks and 20-cent sheets of paper. After that exhibit it was about three years...
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violence

Posted 07-05-2013 at 01:20 PM by outershell
“One out of 10 American Indians or Native Americans has been a victim of violence. That rate is twice as high as the rate for blacks, two and a half times higher than whites, and four and a half times higher than Asians. And American Indians are more likely than people of other races to experience violence at the hands of someone of a different race, with 70% of reported violent attacks perpetrated by non-Indians.”
— Southern Poverty Law Center
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Jim Thorpe Native American Games Underway in OK City

Posted 06-13-2013 at 12:25 PM by outershell
Thorpe, considered the world’s greatest athlete, was Sac & Fox and was born near Prague in Indian Territory. Sports fans polled by ABC Wide World of Sports christened Thorpe the “Athlete of the Century.” In a 1999 poll, Thorpe finished the century as the third-best athlete of all time among sports writers. Balloting favored baseball legend Babe Ruth and basketball great Michael Jordan as first and second in the poll, respectively.

For more information concerning the games and...
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images are never harmless

Posted 06-10-2013 at 07:21 PM by outershell
Americana Indian: Thinking twice about images that matter: Nancy Marie Mithlo at TEDxABQWomen - YouTube

Americana Indian: Thinking twice about images that matter: Nancy Marie Mithlo at TEDxABQWomen
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