I’m in the midst of supporting my close friends through an awful, heartbreaking tragedy so I don’t have the capacity to really even think about anything right now. But center and listen to Native voices on the MAGA hat boys.
These incidents are not new for Native folks. They’re part of larger systemic problems that stem from ongoing settler colonialism. Allow Native writers, reporters, and community members illuminate that context and nuance for you.
My entire TL is talking about a Native person for the first time that I’ve ever seen. Even during #NoDAPL. Please don’t let this be the last thing you tweet about Indigenous folks, let it lead to more advocacy and change.
And I hope Native folks are taking care of themselves too, these videos are so hard to watch. Each new angle brings more pain. Sending everyone love. ❤️
One more point: there is a long, long history of the Catholic Church aiding in Indigenous genocide and forced assimilation. From the CA mission system to catholic Indian boarding schools and everywhere inbetween.
American educational institutions often do not teach the history of genocide against Native Americans as part of the narrative of false European discovery and colonization. I send prayers to all Native people to stand strong and resist.
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You are right about that. My husband and I had to make sure to supplement and correct the white power structure narrative that was being taught at school. My husband and I are white and We knew what history they were being taught was more propaganda than actual history.
I’m sorry, but every video I saw was different than what is portrayed. This elder went up to the teen & the other elder was at his side banging & chanting. The teen was targeted for his MAGA hat. The elder accused a college of the same thing in 2015. Stop sensationalizing.
Wrong. The elder was praying to heal these boys of their anger and they could easily have had the grace, respect and GOOD MANNERS to move aside or just leave him alone. Instead they ringed around, blocked and mocked him. Stop apologizing for their parent-installed bad behavior!!!