lhaaff: HEARING RADMILLA Directed by Angela Webb. (Documentary/82 minutes/USA/2009/Seattle premiere/general audience) A portrait of the first biracial Miss Navajo Nation, 1997-98. Her promising singing career was ended by serious legal and personal problems. Saturday, May 7 at the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival. 4:00 PM. Central Cinema, 1411 21st Avenue . $8 general...
History Lost in the Cherokee Freedmen Controversy
deluxvivens: It is deeply ironic and tragic that the rolls created by the very commission that eliminated Cherokee sovereignty at the beginning of the 1900s are the same rolls that are used as the definitive list to decide membership in the Cherokee Nation today. The blood lineality requirement often underscored in the Cherokee freedmen debate revolves around the Cherokee Nation’s...
It is impossible to say to which human family we belong. The larger part of the...– Simon Bolivar at the Congress of Angostura in 1819.(via Black Indians by William Loren Katz)
If you know I have a history, you will respect me,” a Black Indian student told...– William Loren Katz, Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage, pg.10. (via jalwhite)