Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Plains Indian Tribes Vocal on Mascot Issue, SILENT on Tribal Cleansing & Civil Rights Abuses

I find it sadly comical that so many tribes can be vocal about using Native Americans as mascots, yet be silent on the human and civil rights abuses by tribes.

Here's a statement by 11 Plains Tribes:

The use of American Indians for school nicknames, logos and mascots at colleges and universities continues to be dehumanizing and disrespectful to American Indians and is a racist statement.”

No word on their feelings about TRIBAL CLEANSING terminations of Indianstheft of per capita,  loss of voting rights, APARTHEID practiced by CA tribes such as Redding Rancheria,  Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, and Picayune Rancheria to name just a few.

Way to priortize what's really important Great Plains Association...
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