We recently became aware of a deeply unsettling portrayal that took place during the Fourth of July parade in Muscatine, Iowa. It is with heavy hearts that we express our profound disappointment and concern over the misrepresentation and distortion of the tragic story of Matoaka, also known as Pocahontas, who was a young Powhatan woman. She endured immeasurable pain and suffering at the hands of colonizers, and her story is one of the first documented cases of missing and murdered indigenous women.
On behalf of the Indigenous Peoples Movement, I must voice our deep disappointment and stern disapproval of the Supreme Court’s decision to end affirmative action. This verdict is a distressing blow to our efforts towards achieving equal opportunities and social justice for Indigenous communities across the nation.
The Indigenous Peoples Movement is an organization dedicated to protecting the rights, traditions, and sacred lands of Indigenous peoples. We are deeply disturbed by the recent events at Thacker Pass, Nevada, which have seen a gross violation of human rights, destruction of sacred sites, and a total disregard for the voice of our people.
Upholding Treaty Rights and Ensuring Justice: A Response to the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Navajo Nation’s Water Rights”
The recent Supreme Court decision against the Navajo Nation’s water rights is deeply disappointing. It’s a decision that not only affects the Navajo Nation, but also raises significant concerns about the interpretation of treaties, the recognition of indigenous rights, and the commitment of the United States to uphold its own constitution.
We write to you today with both a sense of celebration and a renewed call to action. We have recently witnessed a significant victory for the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in the Supreme Court. This triumph is a testament to our collective efforts to protect the rights of Indigenous children and their families, and we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of you who have stood by us in this fight.