Saturday, December 29, 2012

Never Forget

On Dec. 29, 1890, a Lakota encampment on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota was attacked by the U.S. Army and close to 300 Native Americans were murdered in the Wounded Knee Massacre. Read more: Beginning on Feb. 27, 1973, Wounded Knee was the site of a 71-day standoff between the American Indian Movement (AIM) and federal law enforcement officials. Here is a segment from the film We Shall Remain on Wounded Knee history: Here are resources on Native American history and contemporary issues for teaching outside the textbook: Image: We Remember poster by Bruce Carter, 1974, Library of Congress collection.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Quotable: Zapatistas Edition

Yesterday marked the end of the Mayan calendar and the beginning of a new cycle. It may also have marked the beginning of a new cycle of resistance in Chiapas to the resurrected hegemony of the PRI.