The Multiple Meanings of Thanksgiving

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It’s November again and the first thing that comes to mind for most people is Thanksgiving. It’s one of the few times in the year where family, friends, loved ones, and even strangers come together around the dinner table. While

Inequity, the University, and Palestine

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I recently had the opportunity to hear Dr. Steven Salaita speak. He is a Professor of Palestinian descent who had a tenured position at Virginia Tech University, and earlier this year accepted a tenured position at the University of Illinois.

11.23.14 – Steven Salaita [Radio]

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Major donors took an antagonistic position against American Indian Studies Professor Steven Salaita, for taking a critical stance in his tweets. Pressure from the donors ended his tenured position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Listen to Steven, on

Steve Salaita Talk at UNM: “Inter/Nationalism from the New World to the Holy Land: Encountering Palestine in American Indian Studies” [Audio]

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2014-2014 American Studies Lecture SeriesTuesday, November 4, 2014 – 2:00pm-3:30pm – Northrop Hall 122Steven Salaita is the author of six books: Israel’s Dead Soul; Modern Arab American Fiction: A Reader’s Guide; The Uncultured Wars: Arabs, Muslims, and the Poverty of

11.16.14 – Honoring Indigenous Peoples [Radio]

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“Every passion has its destiny.” -Billy MillsIt’s been 50 years since Olympic Gold Medalist Billy Mills earned his medal. This show features an interview with about his Indigenous heritage, competing in the Olympics, and how he’s giving back to his

Generation Justice at the Gathering of Nations [Video]

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Generation Justice interviews attendees at the 2014 Gathering of Nations. The speak on the false stereotypes of Native American, and shared messages with youth who deal with these stereotypes on a daily basis.

Early Childhood Education is a Necessity, Not an Option

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Over the past couple of months with Generation Justice, I’ve learned about the incredible importance of early childhood development for New Mexico. For example, Generation Justice hosted a summer institute with workshops focusing on social justice, media analysis, and equity.

Stories about Secrets

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Whether it’s a local investigative reporting story or an international scandal, whistleblowing has always had the ability to consume my attention. For as long as I can remember I was always questioning things – seeing how a story might be

One Fight, One Love, One People: How Social Media Connects Our Common Struggles

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We live in a back-burner society: a society that has become insensitive and indifferent toward the injustices of the world. Those who depend on mainstream media to build their understanding are those who develop this back-burner mentality. One minute, an