"The Cherokee Nation announced Thursday that it intends to appoint a delegate to the US House of Representatives, asserting for the first time a right promised to the tribe in a nearly 200-year-old treaty with the federal government.
The Cherokee Nation's right to appoint a delegate stems from the same treaty that the US government used to forcibly remove the tribe from its ancestral lands.
As a result of the 1835 Treaty of New Echota, the #Cherokee were ultimately made to leave their homes in the Southeast for present-day Oklahoma in exchange for money and other compensation. Nearly 4,000 citizens of the tribe died of disease, starvation and exhaustion on the journey now known as the Trail of Tears.
A delegate in the House of Representatives was one of the ways the US government promised to compensate the Cherokee Nation."
#Indigenous representatives in the House is one step, but we still need equally-allocated footing in the Senate.
Maybe there should be a "fedi wiki thing".
Where pages are not shared by everyone, instead you adopt versions of pages. You'd also be able to boost it to basically suggest it to others. (Or maybe have a "boost if no changes to consider before X time" so you don't end up re-boosting minor fixes) Also people editing might get messages sooner.
Each page should probably be pretty small. And might even largely serve like a toot. Maybe next to links in the pages, just links with short descriptions.
USpol, native representation
For the first time, the Cherokee Nation is exercising its right to send a delegate to the US House of Representatives: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/25/politics/cherokee-nation-congressional-delegate-treaty/index.html
@strypey if you're keen on some practical example's, I love Rob's Backyard Farm youtube channel. He's doing a lot of interesting aquaponics stuff as well, but his old wicking beds videos are what got my thinking started.
This one's great with some different implementations with reused containers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAFyB35yVeA
Patrice Lumumba, Independence in the Congo, and How Colonialism Never Really Ended | Off-Brand History
Zodirect naar het protest op de dam in Amsterdam, tegen het ontslaan van burgemeesters in Turkije https://www.doorbraak.eu/24-augustus-amsterdam-manifestatie-tegen-het-ontslag-van-burgemeesters-in-turkije/
In de stad Van stuurde de vervangende AKP-'burgemeester' deze week zelfs de hele gemeenteraad per sms naar huis...
The rules of games shape the culture of games, and you might want to be aware of it.
Destiny and the Liberal Mind Prison [it's really about liberalism] | Thought Slime (27:17)
Wanna hear all the Shakespeare in read aloud one go? PhilosophyTube is doing it for charity!
20 years of a community newspaper. #burngreave #sheffield https://www.burngreavemessenger.org/blog/2019/08/20-years-of-the-burngreave-messenger/
I'm glad they mention Anthony Green .. a young black man deliberately run over by the police.
My programming language is better than yours
So is Prometheus a hero or a villain ?
If Prometheus is a hero, it's hard to avoid concluding that the snake in the genesis story is also the hero.
But if Prometheus is the villain then it's hard not to reason yourself into Anarcho-Primitivism.
message by the Indigenous Environmental Network on amazon
"...The moment Bolsonaro's fascist regime took office in Brazil he praised the genocide of Indigenous people. These fires are being set to illegally deforest the Amazon for industrial use and are an act of genocide.
Our Mother's lungs are on fire and the fire is fueled by capitalism and greed. Violence against the land begets violence against our women, our children- against our future...
🗞️ [both former white house press secretaries] Sarah Sanders to Join Fox News; Sean Spicer to Join “Dancing With the Stars”[ABC network]
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