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20 Jan 19
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20 Jan 19
East Bay Times
The Washington Post · Antonio Olivo, Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Joe Heim The images in a series of videos that went viral on social media Saturday showed a tense scene near the Lincoln Memorial. In them, a Native American man steadily beats his drum at the tail end of Friday’s Indigenous Peoples March while singing a song of unity for indigenous people to “be strong” in the face of the ravages of colonialism that now include police brutality, poor access to health care and the ill effects of climate change on reservations. Surrounding him are a throng of young, mostly white teenage boys, several wearing Make America Great Again caps, with one standing about a foot from the drummer’s face also wearing a relentless smirk. Nathan Phillips, a veteran in the indigenous rights movement, was that man in the middle. [dfm_iframe src=”https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/c/embed/b44f1111-8e48-48f4-aad0-22d4290bace0″ width=”100%” height=”500px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /]In an interview Saturday, Phillips, 64, said he felt threatened by the teens and that they suddenly swarmed around him as he and other activists were wrapping up the march and preparing to leave. Phillips, who was singing the American Indian Movement song of unity that serves as a ceremony to send the spirits home, said he noticed tensions beginning to escalate when the teens and other apparent participants from the nearby March for Life rally began taunting the dispersing indigenous crowd. A few people in the March for Life crowd began to chant “Build that wall, build that wall,” he said. “It was getting ugly, and I was thinking: ‘I’ve got to find myself an exit out of this situation and finish my song at the Lincoln Memorial,’ ” Phillips recalled. “I started going that way, and that guy in the hat stood in my way and we were at an impasse. He just blocked my way and wouldn’t allow me to retreat.” So, he kept drumming and singing, thinking about his wife, Soshana, who died from bone marrow cancer nearly four years ago, and the various threats that face indigenous communities around the world, he said. “I felt like the spirit was talking through me,” Phillips said. The encounter generated a wave of outrage on social media less than a week after President Donald Trump made light of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre of several hundred Lakota Indians by the U.S. Cavalry in a tweet that was meant to mock Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D, who Trump derisively calls “Pocahontas.” In a statement, the Indigenous Peoples Movement, which organized Friday’s march, called the incident “emblematic of our discourse in Trump’s America.” “It clearly demonstrates the validity of our concerns about the marginalization and disrespect of Indigenous peoples, and it shows that traditional knowledge is being ignored by those who should listen most closely,” Darren Thompson, an organizer for the group, said in the statement. Rep. Deb Halland, D-N.M., who with Rep. Sharice Davids, D-Kan., became the first Native American women elected to Congress last fall, said the video was difficult to watch. “To see a group of students from a Catholic school who are practicing such intolerance is a sad sight for me,” Halland said. Some of the teens in the video wore sweatshirts from Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Kentucky, which sent students to Washington to participate in Friday’s antiabortion March for Life event, according to an archived page of the school’s website that was taken down on Saturday. On Saturday, school officials and the diocese of Covington released a joint statement. “We condemn the actions of the Covington Catholic High School students towards Nathan Phillips specifically, and Native Americans in general,” the statement said. “The matter is being investigated and we will take appropriate action, up to and including expulsion.” Chase Iron Eyes, an attorney with the Lakota People’s Law Project, said the incident lasted about 10 minutes and ended when Phillips and other activists walked away. “It was an aggressive display of physicality. They were rambunctious and trying to instigate a conflict,” he said. “We were wondering where their chaperones were. [Phillips] was really trying to defuse the situation.” Phillips, an Omaha tribe elder who fought in the Vietnam War and now lives in Michigan, has long been active in the indigenous rights movement. A co-founder of the Native Youth Alliance cultural and education group, he shows up to Arlington National Cemetery every Veteran’s Day with a peace pipe to pay tribute to Native Americans who served in the U.S. military. “My job has always been taking care of the fire, to keep the prayers going,” Phillips said. In that role, he has encountered anti-Native American sentiments before: In 2015, Phillips was verbally attacked by a group of Eastern Michigan University students who were dressed as Native Americans during a theme party near the town of Ypsilanti, according to news reports. Phillips had approached the group, informing them that their celebration was racially offensive, a local Fox News station reported. One of the students threw a beer can at him, Phillips told the news outlet. But the incident on Friday, combined with the ensuing attention from media outlets scrambling to get his story, left him shaken. “I’m still trying to process what happened,” Phillips said. “I’m feeling a little bit overwhelmed.” Still, he said, he hopes the teens will find a lesson in all of the negative attention generated by the videos.   “That energy could be turned into feeding the people, cleaning up our communities and figuring out what else we can do,” Phillips said. “We need the young people to be doing that instead of saying: ‘These guys are our enemies.’ “ – – – The Washington Post’s Joe Heim contributed to this report.
20 Jan 19
The Mercury News
The Washington Post · Antonio Olivo, Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Joe Heim The images in a series of videos that went viral on social media Saturday showed a tense scene near the Lincoln Memorial. In them, a Native American man steadily beats his drum at the tail end of Friday’s Indigenous Peoples March while singing a song of unity for indigenous people to “be strong” in the face of the ravages of colonialism that now include police brutality, poor access to health care and the ill effects of climate change on reservations. Surrounding him are a throng of young, mostly white teenage boys, several wearing Make America Great Again caps, with one standing about a foot from the drummer’s face also wearing a relentless smirk. Nathan Phillips, a veteran in the indigenous rights movement, was that man in the middle. [dfm_iframe src=”https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/c/embed/b44f1111-8e48-48f4-aad0-22d4290bace0″ width=”100%” height=”500px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] In an interview Saturday, Phillips, 64, said he felt threatened by the teens and that they suddenly swarmed around him as he and other activists were wrapping up the march and preparing to leave. Phillips, who was singing the American Indian Movement song of unity that serves as a ceremony to send the spirits home, said he noticed tensions beginning to escalate when the teens and other apparent participants from the nearby March for Life rally began taunting the dispersing indigenous crowd. A few people in the March for Life crowd began to chant “Build that wall, build that wall,” he said. “It was getting ugly, and I was thinking: ‘I’ve got to find myself an exit out of this situation and finish my song at the Lincoln Memorial,’ ” Phillips recalled. “I started going that way, and that guy in the hat stood in my way and we were at an impasse. He just blocked my way and wouldn’t allow me to retreat.” So, he kept drumming and singing, thinking about his wife, Soshana, who died from bone marrow cancer nearly four years ago, and the various threats that face indigenous communities around the world, he said. “I felt like the spirit was talking through me,” Phillips said. The encounter generated a wave of outrage on social media less than a week after President Donald Trump made light of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre of several hundred Lakota Indians by the U.S. Cavalry in a tweet that was meant to mock Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D, who Trump derisively calls “Pocahontas.” In a statement, the Indigenous Peoples Movement, which organized Friday’s march, called the incident “emblematic of our discourse in Trump’s America.” “It clearly demonstrates the validity of our concerns about the marginalization and disrespect of Indigenous peoples, and it shows that traditional knowledge is being ignored by those who should listen most closely,” Darren Thompson, an organizer for the group, said in the statement. Rep. Deb Halland, D-N.M., who with Rep. Sharice Davids, D-Kan., became the first Native American women elected to Congress last fall, said the video was difficult to watch. “To see a group of students from a Catholic school who are practicing such intolerance is a sad sight for me,” Halland said. Some of the teens in the video wore sweatshirts from Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Kentucky, which sent students to Washington to participate in Friday’s antiabortion March for Life event, according to an archived page of the school’s website that was taken down on Saturday. On Saturday, school officials and the diocese of Covington released a joint statement. “We condemn the actions of the Covington Catholic High School students towards Nathan Phillips specifically, and Native Americans in general,” the statement said. “The matter is being investigated and we will take appropriate action, up to and including expulsion.” Chase Iron Eyes, an attorney with the Lakota People’s Law Project, said the incident lasted about 10 minutes and ended when Phillips and other activists walked away. “It was an aggressive display of physicality. They were rambunctious and trying to instigate a conflict,” he said. “We were wondering where their chaperones were. [Phillips] was really trying to defuse the situation.” Phillips, an Omaha tribe elder who fought in the Vietnam War and now lives in Michigan, has long been active in the indigenous rights movement. A co-founder of the Native Youth Alliance cultural and education group, he shows up to Arlington National Cemetery every Veteran’s Day with a peace pipe to pay tribute to Native Americans who served in the U.S. military. “My job has always been taking care of the fire, to keep the prayers going,” Phillips said. In that role, he has encountered anti-Native American sentiments before: In 2015, Phillips was verbally attacked by a group of Eastern Michigan University students who were dressed as Native Americans during a theme party near the town of Ypsilanti, according to news reports. Phillips had approached the group, informing them that their celebration was racially offensive, a local Fox News station reported. One of the students threw a beer can at him, Phillips told the news outlet. But the incident on Friday, combined with the ensuing attention from media outlets scrambling to get his story, left him shaken. “I’m still trying to process what happened,” Phillips said. “I’m feeling a little bit overwhelmed.” Still, he said, he hopes the teens will find a lesson in all of the negative attention generated by the videos.   “That energy could be turned into feeding the people, cleaning up our communities and figuring out what else we can do,” Phillips said. “We need the young people to be doing that instead of saying: ‘These guys are our enemies.’ ” – – – The Washington Post’s Joe Heim contributed to this report.
20 Jan 19
World's Today's News

East Lansing, Mich. – The Michigan State scored three goals from a power goal to beat the Gophers 5-3 on Saturday afternoon in the opening of their Big Ten series. The Gophers (9-9-4, 6-4-3 Big Ten) have won their last three games, their long duration of the season. But the special equipment game was the […]

20 Jan 19
Archy Worldys

It continues to Arizona and Florida The training in Minnesota United starts on Tuesday at the National Sports Center in Blaine. The team's preparation schedule includes two games during training in Tucson, Arizona, and three games after the training train took place in Orlando in February. January 29: FC Tucson, TBD FEBRUARY 6: Houston, 7 […]

20 Jan 19
DanSpace77

Image credit & copyright: Rick Parchen. I hope that everyone’s having a great weekend and let’s keep it rolling with this image of the Milky Way over Oregon’s Crater Lake as seen by Rick Parchen. A quick bit of information on Crater Lake http://www.nps.gov/crla/index.htm; (formerly Mount Mazama) erupted about 7700 years ago creating the beautiful […]

19 Jan 19
Chuq Von Rospach

At the start of the year I decided I needed to review my use of social media and where my time and energy is going and make some changes. I’m now making the first of those changes, so I thought I’d discuss them here with all of you. I’m leaving Instagram About a week ago […]

19 Jan 19
Ballet: The Best Photographs

Masha Zhuk and Patryk Walczak, Polish National Ballet Note: Original quality of the photographs may be affected by the compression algorithm of the different social networks where they are uploaded. Source and more info at: Photographer Piotr Leczkowski on Flickr Photographer Piotr Leczkowski on 500px Photographer Piotr Leczkowski on Vimeo Photographer Piotr Leczkowski on Twitter […]

19 Jan 19
World's Today's News

The new members of the Minnesota House delegation have not had much to do in Washington, stuck as it does with the government stoppage for almost a month. But last week they finally received commissions. The journalists of the commissioners of the dictatorship generally dictate their legislative focus. Freshman legislators are often for powerful committees […]

19 Jan 19
SCNG
A vehicle ran into the kitchen of an apartment in a two-story complex in Wilmington on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 19, but no one was hurt, authorities said. Los Angeles City firefighters were called to the 1000 block of Gulf Avenue about 1:10 p.m. and found a vehicle had run into a unit on the first floor, department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said. It wasn’t immediately known how many people were in the car, or if anyone was in the apartment at the time of the crash. The department did not transport anyone to a hospital, Stewart said. The department’s Urban Search and Rescue responded to evaluate the building and construct any shoring required while personnel waited for the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety to arrive, Stewart said. It wasn’t immediately known what led up to the crash. No further details were immediately available. [dfm_iframe src=”https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d1318.1437572809737!2d-118.27443992031033!3d33.78366122001185!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x80dd35dd2a6b8719%3A0xb9480a7a573d85fa!2s1043+Gulf+Ave%2C+Wilmington%2C+CA+90744!5e1!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1547938997132″ width=”100%” height=”500px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]
19 Jan 19
Press Telegram
A vehicle ran into the kitchen of an apartment in a two-story complex in Wilmington on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 19, but no one was hurt, authorities said. Los Angeles City firefighters were called to the 1000 block of Gulf Avenue about 1:10 p.m. and found a vehicle had run into a unit on the first floor, department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said. It wasn’t immediately known how many people were in the car, or if anyone was in the apartment at the time of the crash. The department did not transport anyone to a hospital, Stewart said. The department’s Urban Search and Rescue responded to evaluate the building and construct any shoring required while personnel waited for the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety to arrive, Stewart said. It wasn’t immediately known what led up to the crash. No further details were immediately available. [dfm_iframe src=”https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d1318.1437572809737!2d-118.27443992031033!3d33.78366122001185!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x80dd35dd2a6b8719%3A0xb9480a7a573d85fa!2s1043+Gulf+Ave%2C+Wilmington%2C+CA+90744!5e1!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1547938997132″ width=”100%” height=”500px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]
19 Jan 19
Daily Breeze
A vehicle ran into the kitchen of an apartment in a two-story complex in Wilmington on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 19, but no one was hurt, authorities said. Los Angeles City firefighters were called to the 1000 block of Gulf Avenue about 1:10 p.m. and found a vehicle had run into a unit on the first floor, department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said. It wasn’t immediately known how many people were in the car, or if anyone was in the apartment at the time of the crash. The department did not transport anyone to a hospital, Stewart said. The department’s Urban Search and Rescue responded to evaluate the building and construct any shoring required while personnel waited for the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety to arrive, Stewart said. It wasn’t immediately known what led up to the crash. No further details were immediately available. [dfm_iframe src=”https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d1318.1437572809737!2d-118.27443992031033!3d33.78366122001185!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x80dd35dd2a6b8719%3A0xb9480a7a573d85fa!2s1043+Gulf+Ave%2C+Wilmington%2C+CA+90744!5e1!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1547938997132″ width=”100%” height=”500px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]