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MeerderWörter | 2388 comments Hello all!

I have started reading Heart Berries a few days ago, and yesterday evening I thought that maybe it's a good idea to have a thread with general additional resources and information.

That's why I create this thread.



So, a huge issue in Canada is Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (#MMIW), so huge that even an Inquiry into MMIW was started, and is working now.
For more information on #MMIW, see this report:
https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com...
Regarding the MMIW hashtag, I would also like to mention that @DelSchilling does a daily tweet in order to raise awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

Another huge issue is the legacy of residential schools, a topic that is covered in a book I am reading right now, Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Issues in Canada, among many other subjects. It is a very good book to start with as an introduction into the situation of Aboriginal people in Canada. It is packed with references, which makes it only better. I highly recommend anyone reading this book, it's a treasure.

UNDRIP - the United Nations' Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - is a document that the government of Canada still hasn't ratified, and is definitely worth checking out:
https://www.un.org/development/desa/i... (with media reactions on the day of the adoption, FAQs and a historic overview, as well as the document itself in a few languages)

An acronym that one might come across from time to time is FNMI - it means First Nations, Metis and Inuit.

The Truth and Reconciliation commission finished its work in 2015, and it is really a work important to read and understand how the relationship between Aboriginal people and Canada can continue:
http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitu...

A real issue is cultural appropriation, so a link to it here:
http://apihtawikosisan.com/2013/10/an...

The 60s scoop and millennial scoop is also a thing to look into , again explained at the website of apihtawikosisan.

And finally, an issue that at first does not appear to be linked to this maybe, are pipelines, but they actually are in more than one way.
Man camps are a real problem, to put it mildly, for the neighbouring Native communities:
https://www.secwepemculecw.org/women-...
There are also other issues, mainly sovereignty and treaty rights linked to pipelines as well as the environmental impact of course.


message 2: by Robert (last edited Mar 16, 2018 12:51PM) (new) - added it

Robert Smart | 354 comments Yes I see that twitter message on MMIW everyday. She has the number at 4,000 Women but says that the number is probably more likely 6,000.

The residential schools Another horror.

Colonialization. Cutting of the children's hair. The forcing of the English language and being forbid to speak their native tongue or have anything to do with their native heritage. Having child sized handcuffs and an electric chair as part of their inventory as well as a cemetery behind the school for deceased children of the schools brutality.

Disgusting!


message 3: by Stella (last edited Mar 19, 2018 09:26AM) (new)

Stella For anyone looking for good Native children's books (teachers, parents, younger readers), Debbie Reese is generally considered the online expert. She has lists of best books overall for elementary, middle school, and high school, as well as lists by year of release.

Her website: https://americanindiansinchildrenslit...

Also you could follow her on Goodreads here (she has recommended and not recommended):
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1...
Also note that she has crossed out Sherman Alexie and is no longer recommending his books.


MeerderWörter | 2388 comments Stella wrote: "For anyone looking for good Native children's books (teachers, parents, younger readers), Debbie Reese is generally considered the online expert. She has lists of best books overall for elementary,..."

She is also going her rounds on Twitter: @debreese


MeerderWörter | 2388 comments Warrior Women is a documentary about the mothers and daughters of AIM (AmericanIndianMovement):

https://www.facebook.com/LakotaPeople...


Krystal (crazylittlebookpage) | 55 comments Stella wrote: "For anyone looking for good Native children's books (teachers, parents, younger readers), Debbie Reese is generally considered the online expert. She has lists of best books overall for elementary,..."

Thank you for this useful link!


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Ana PF | 746 comments Mod
Mitch wrote: "Hi everyone! Is it possible that anyone could give me a free copy of Heart Berries? I'm having trouble with accessing the website to download a copy. Here's my email: x

Thank you!"


Hey Mitch! We do not condone illegal downloads here and I'd suggest you keep an eye on the Pay It Forward section to try and get a chance to read the book, if you weren't able to buy it or your library didn't carry it. Also, I am removing your previous comment so as to prevent spam or any other inappropriate use of your email address by third parties - better safe than sorry! Otherwise, welcome to OSS and happy reading! :)


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Mitch (mitchberdos) | 3 comments Ana wrote: "Mitch wrote: "Hi everyone! Is it possible that anyone could give me a free copy of Heart Berries? I'm having trouble with accessing the website to download a copy. Here's my email: x

Thank you!"

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Thank you very much Ana! I will look into the Pay It Forward section.


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Mitch (mitchberdos) | 3 comments Ana wrote: "Mitch wrote: "Hi everyone! Is it possible that anyone could give me a free copy of Heart Berries? I'm having trouble with accessing the website to download a copy. Here's my email: x

Thank you!"

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I couldn't find the Pay It Forward section. I hope you can help me on this. Thanks!


MeerderWörter | 2388 comments Mitch wrote: "Ana wrote: "Mitch wrote: "Hi everyone! Is it possible that anyone could give me a free copy of Heart Berries? I'm having trouble with accessing the website to download a copy. Here's my email: x

T..."


Here it is:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


MeerderWörter | 2388 comments Keith wrote: "The two part autobiography of Mary Brave Bird:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

At just under 600 pages they are ..."


Wounded Knee, the occupation of the BIA headquarters, she's been around.


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Pam | 1091 comments Mod
This is a little bit old, but for more details on the Interior Department’s Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in the US. But still very telling.

http://www.kilpatricktownsend.com/-/m...
https://www.hcn.org/issues/49.14/trib...

https://www.hcn.org/issues/50.6/triba... (For a more bipartisan look at the pervasive issues)


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