January 19th, 2019

“Indigenous Peoples Movement started as a grassroots coalition to eliminate the borders around our injustices. On January 18th, 2019, we accomplished that. The march and rally warranted the attention of 10,000 people in Washington, D.C. With over 10 solidarity marches globally, people from around the world, including (but not limited to) Brazil, Canada, Australia and Haiti, united an awakening of consciousness that we are more connected than divided. We did not only discuss the similarities of corporate greed and governmental power, but also how we're affected by military and police abuse. The world saw - whether it was live media or social media, the fight ahead of us is not that big of a endeavor, if we are united as one...”

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January 19th, 2019

“Press Statements: Marchers for Life Harass Indigenous Elder at Indigenous Peoples March Display Demonstrates Indigenous Concerns About Marginalization, Disrespect, and Need to Listen to Traditional Knowledge Yesterday, following the first annual Indigenous Peopleʼs March in Washington D.C., YouTube user KC NOLAND released a video showing a large group of youths wearing “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) hats and other Trump paraphernalia taunting a Native American elder playing a ceremonial drum and singing a song. According to reports, the youth group of youth was in attendance for the March for Life, a pro-life action occurring at the same time as the Indigenous Peopleʼs March...”

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January 21st, 2019

Native American Elder Offers to Meet and Dialog With Students, Community, and Catholic Leaders After Racially Charged Confrontation with Boys from Catholic School Omaha Nation elder Nathan Phillips gained sudden and unwanted fame after a YouTube video went viral showing him being mocked by a group of Catholic high school students wearing MAGA (“Make America Great Again”) hats while he was singing a traditional Native song at the conclusion of the Indigenous Peoples March at the Lincoln Memorial on Friday. Now, he says he’d like to use what occurred as a teachable moment. He’s offering to travel as a delegate representing the international coalition behind the Indigenous Peoples March to Covington Catholic High School in Northern Kentucky and have a dialog about cultural appropriation, racism, and the importance of listening to and respecting diverse cultures.

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