Created and curated as one settler’s labor of love and resistance, Unsettling America aspires towards a decentralized network of autonomous groups and individuals dedicated to mental and territorial decolonization throughout Turtle Island and the “Americas.”
MONEY, POLITICS AND GET OUT THE VOTE
The role that money and politics have played in this movement.
APA NATIVE RESEARCH QUESTIONED
Dr. Stephanie Fryberg conducted a series of “American Indian” experiments in the early 2000s which have become ubiquitous in providing the underlying validation to the claim that the use of “American Indian” mascots hurt native youth’s self esteem. This “finding” provides the change movement their last “argument” leg as it boasts an impressive 1,341 citations and provided the core argument behind the American Psychological Association’s 2005 national press-released announcement:
DEATH THREATS AND HIGH ANXIETY - HOW SPONSORED SCHOOL NAME CHANGE CAMPAIGNS ARE HURTING STUDENTS AND THEIR COMMUNITIES
High Schools around the nation have suddenly become ideological and political battlegrounds where 100s of “guilty” institutions of education have been deemed to have “offensive” names by well-coordinated activists who are demanding changes to Native American or Confederate themed schools no matter how long the tradition, how strong the regional relevance or how historically appropriate the name is.
MORAL OUTRAGE IS SELF-SERVING
When people publicly rage about perceived injustices that don't affect them personally, we tend to assume this expression is rooted in altruism—a "disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others." But new research suggests that professing such third-party concern—what social scientists refer to as "moral outrage"—is often a function of self-interest, wielded to assuage feelings of personal culpability for societal harms or reinforce (to the self and others) one's own status as a Very Good Person.
IN ARIZONA, A NAVAJO HIGH SCHOOL EMERGES AS A DEFENDER OF THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS
Most of the people in Red Mesa not only reject claims that their team’s nickname is a slur, they have emerged as a potent symbol in the heated debate over the name of the more widely known Redskins — Washington’s NFL team.
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
NAGA was a friend of the court in this case. download
NAGA President Mark Yellowhorse speaks out for Redskins name in this video.
Redskins Facts YouTube Channel