(Updated 12.17.2017 at 4:41pm EST)
The people that originally lived in places such as what today are called the United States, Australia, Canada or elsewhere had been there in some cases for tens of thousands of years.
Greed, hatred, selfishness and ignorance led to and still leads to abuse of these people. People that deserve respect, justice and the ability to live on their land in Peace just as much as anyone else.
Much of what is taught about these people (if anything is even mentioned) is often wrong, often intentionally wrong and used as propaganda to not only excuse past doings but pave the way for current and future abuses.
The time of those things must end, we must all become informed and work to make this a world where abuse, land theft, lack of justice and inexcusable treatment is no more.
This post is here for that purpose. I will add what I see that is relevant. Please contact me and share with me what needs be added.
I must state, I’m white and I live in what’s called the United States. I do not claim to know other’s heritage, nor how it is to have such a long history of abuses cast upon one and one’s people and traditions and sacred ways. I am on this planet to help and learn, so I am not claiming to have the answers nor am I claiming to be someone who can fix the problems or right the wrongs. I am but a single person who despises injustice and who wants love to rule and for all of us to learn from each other, learn and be better because of what we have learned.
Cultures must continue. Wisdom must not fade away.
Let us work individually and together to achieve these things please.
Thank you and Peace.
Where does one start? Well, this is the latest thing I have started watching, it is made by http://aptn.ca/1491/ and is “1491: The Untold Story of the Americas before Columbus” and is based on the book “1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus” by Charles C. Mann (Knopf, 2005).
They said this in a post: “If you haven’t seen the series yet, go to www.aptn.ca/1491 to watch the first six episodes streaming. If you’re outside of Canada you can watch episode 1 -ORIGINS – on our Vimeo page at https://vimeo.com/246849321 Password – 1491. Our FB page is at https://www.facebook.com/1491-The-Untold-Story-of-the-Americas-Before-Columbus-379753702213992/
Miigwetch for sharing.”
The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers.
“Established in 1990 within the United States, IEN was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ).”
Here is a link to a number of Guardian articles on issues Indigenous People are facing.
Wikipedia lists these as the Indigenous languages of what is now called the United States. I have seen lists that may list more. If you have more info please let me know.
Navajo, Cherokee, Dakota, Lakota, Western Apache, Keres, Hopi, Zuni, Ojibwe, O’odham Others Achumawi, Adai, Afro-Seminole Creole, Alabama, Aleut, Arapaho, Arikara, Assiniboine, Atakapa, Atsugewi, Barbareño, Biloxi, Blackfoot, Caddo, Cahuilla, Carolina Algonquian, Cayuga, Cayuse, Central Kalapuya, Central Pomo, Chemakum, Cheyenne, Chickasaw, Chico, Chimariko, Chinook Jargon, Chippewa, Chitimacha, Chiwere, Choctaw, Coast Tsimshian, Coahuilteco, Coeur d’Alene, Colorado River, Columbia-Moses, Cocopah, Comanche, Cowlitz, Creek, Crow, Delaware, Eastern Abnaki, Eastern Pomo, Esselen, Etchemin, Eyeri, Fox, Gros Ventre, Gullah, Halkomelem, Hanis Havasupai, Havasupai-Hualapai, Hawaiian Pidgin, Hidatsa, Hupa, Ipai, Jicarilla, Karuk, Kashaya, Kathlamet, Kato, Kawaiisu, Kiowa, Kitsai, Klallam, Klamath-Modoc, Klickitat, Koasati, Konkow, Konomihu, Kumeyaay, Kutenai, Lipan, Louisiana Creole French, Lower Tanana, Luiseño, Lummi, Lushootseed, Mahican, Maidu, Makah, Malecite-Passamaquoddy, Mandan, Maricopa, Massachusett, Mattole, Mednyj Aleut, Menominee, Mescalero-Chiricahua, Miami-Illinois, Mikasuki, Mi’kmaq, Miluk, Mobilian Jargon, Mohawk, Mohawk Dutch, Mohegan-Pequot, Mojave, Mono, Munsee, Muscogee, Mutsun, Nanticoke, Nawathinehena, Negerhollands, Nez Perce, Nisenan, Nlaka’pamux, Nooksack, Northeastern Pomo, Northern Kalapuya, Northern Paiute, Northern Pomo, Okanagan, Okwanuchu, Omaha-Ponca, Oneida, Onondaga, Osage, Pawnee, Paipai, Pennsylvania German, Picuris, Piscataway, Plains Apache, Plains Cree, Potawatomi, Powhatan, Qawiaraq, Quechan, Quileute, Quiripi, Saanich, Sahaptin, Salinan, Salish, Seneca, Shasta, Shawnee, Shoshone language, Solano, Southeastern Pomo, Southern Pomo, Southern Sierra Miwok, Southern Tiwa, Takelma, Taos, Tataviam, Tewa, Texas German, Tillamook, Timbisha, Tipai, Tolowa, Tongva, Tonkawa, Tsetsaut, Tübatulabal, Tuscarora, Tututni, Twana, Unami, Ventureño, Virgin Islands Creole, Wailaki, Wappo, Wasco-Wishram, Washo, Whulshootseed, Wichita, Winnebago, Wintu, Wiyot, Wyandot, Yahi, Yana, Yaqui, Yavapai, Yoncalla, Yuchi, Yuki, Yurok
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As mentioned above, this info, these groups etc are being shared here to help them get word out and for you to know of them and learn. You’ll have to contact them directly with questions as I am just sharing here on this not for profit site.