I’m Scared

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On the day that George Zimmerman was acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin, I had a brief conversation with my friend. My friend’s name is Sheldon. He is from Jamaica, he moved here with his mom and dad when

I.N.S.P.I.R.E. Series: Tomas Guillermo Martinez

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“I Am Who I Serve” Tomas Martinez is an outreach coordinator and a promotor at La Plazita Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  [Photo: Alden Bruce] By Lucia Martinez and Thema FendersonALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — “I love the National Geographic because it saved

11.30.14 Ayotzinapa [Radio]

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How can we stand in solidarity with Ayotzinapa? We talked with student organizer Gio Acosta about how students in Ciudad Juarez are approaching the latest round of violence in Mexico. We also spoke with Kent Paterson, editor of Frontera Nortesur,

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.