Why I Protect Sacred Sites – Generation Justice
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Why I Protect Sacred Sites – Generation Justice

Recently, the movement against the construction of the keystone pipeline celebrated a victory. The news that Obama ended the deal with TransCanada brought me happiness and hope. As an Aunt and Godmother, I often worry about my nephews, nieces and godson. It just makes me sick to think that they will suffer from the destruction...

The Power of Independent Media – Generation Justice
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The Power of Independent Media – Generation Justice

Some of the earliest memories I have include watching westerns with my family. I remember my grandmother, after a long day of work, relaxing with John Wayne. It wasn’t until I attended college at the Institute of American Indian Arts when I realized those characters I grew up with were inaccurate portrayals of Indigenous people....

Practicing Respectful Representation – Generation Justice
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Practicing Respectful Representation – Generation Justice

Recently, I found a tool called Guiding Principles for Engaging in Research with Native American Communities. The guide’s purpose is to serve the population of researchers interested in partnering with tribal communities across the United States. As a young multimedia maker and Generation Justice Fellow, I have to be aware of all issues when I...

#RightToConnect – Generation Justice
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#RightToConnect – Generation Justice

Since being at Generation Justice (GJ), I have learned that “communication is a human right.” And this is something that has been stressed by our work on Prison Phone Justice. This work gave me the opportunity to get to know Jazlin Mendoza, a strong young woman of color and long time GJ member. Jazlin recently...

Choose to Live and Speak Up – Generation Justice
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Choose to Live and Speak Up – Generation Justice

September was Suicide Prevention month across the U.S. Recently, I had the opportunity to read more about suicide through a series of articles on nmindepth.com called the Choosing Life Series. The authors spent two years researching and writing for this series, and I wanted to learn more. The articles I read were titled, Native Americans Face...