November is Native American Heritage Month, which celebrates the history, community, culture, and traditions of indigenous people. In honor of this month, we’re providing a guide to five Native American trailblazers that you should know.
Defending our rights to equality, liberty, and justice
Like many indigenous throughout the country, we are still dealing with the historical trauma associated with the original acts of “Discovery” and then the following “Doctrine of Discovery.” The fact that Indigenous people are still here is a miracle and a testament to our resilience.
The United States is in the midst of a prison suicide epidemic. In 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicides accounted for about 1.6% of overall U.S. deaths. Alabama, where I live, is at the center of the crisis.