Native Americans

Columbus Day — Both Sides

Sorry, but “Indigenous People’s Day” is just too long to put in the title. However, this weekend locals can acknowledge the legacy of Christopher Columbus whichever way they want. Federal Hill Columbus Day Celebration: It hardly needs saying that the Atwells Avenue area is to be scrupulously avoided this weekend, unless you actually want to …

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Big Drum Powwow

(9.25) A traditional eastern woodland gathering takes place this weekend at the Roger Williams National Memorial with traditional Native American drumming, dancing, storytelling, and authentic Native American crafts and foods. (Facebook event) Eastern Host Drums Eastern Medicine Singers Mountain Spirit Singers MC Daryl Black Eagle Jamieson Pocasset Pokanoket Native Food, Native Dancing, Native Crafts Noon …

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Let’s Talk About Pocahontas

(11.24) The Native Americans at Brown student group presents a screening of Disney’s Pocahontas in honor of Native American Heritage Month. This 1995 animated children’s film chronicles Pocahontas’ fictionalized encounter with British settlers. Running time 81 minutes. A panel discussion focusing on the historical inaccuracies of the film will follow the screening. Panelists will discuss …

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Thawing The “Frozen Indian”

From cigar store Indians to reality TV, American popular culture has reflected, created, and perpetuated stereotypical representations of Native Americans. Museums have helped legitimize and solidify these stereotypes, freezing American Indians in a primitive, ahistorical past. Brown University students taking ETHN1890N, “Thawing the ‘Frozen Indian;’ American Indian Museum Representation,” have taken on this complicated issue …

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*********************************************************************************** I’m not often accused of being in league with the PC police, but this just seems so . . . unsophisticated at this point. Who says this?

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