TAMPA, Fla. — A unique sight on the Tampa Riverwalk is disappearing, for now.The City of Tampa says the massive bronze bust that celebrates Florida's native tribes had to go.Called "Ulele and the Lost Tribes," Columbia President Richard Gonzmart commissioned the bronze statue that's been installed at the Tampa Riverwalk since 2017. It sits outside Gonzmart's Ulele restaurant, and the public art has been a popular photo opportunity ever since.Gonzmart says, for some reason, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn wanted the statue gone. Since the statue is technically on city property, and not on Gonzmart's property, the statue needed to be removed.The mayor's office told the Tampa Bay Times that the city wants to keep the entire Riverwalk free of "clutter," and that's the reason they asked for the Ulele bust to be taken down.There are actually two statues of Ulele: the bust and another statue of the princess walking through fire. Only the bust, … [Read more...] about Tampa mayor orders giant statue celebrating Native American culture to be removed
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Kenny Still Smoking stands over the tombstone of his 7-year-old daughter, Monica, who was disappeared from school in 1979 and found frozen on a mountain, as he visits her grave on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Browning, Mont., Saturday, July 14, 2018. “I talk to her, let her know I’m doing ok, that I’m still kicking,” he said. “I think about her all the time.” (AP Photo/David Goldman) A woman performs a traditional Native American dance during the North American Indian Days celebration on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. (Associated Press) Friends and family members of Ashley HeavyRunner Loring hold a traditional blanket dance before the crowd at the North American Indian Days celebration to raise awareness and funds for her search. (Associated Press) Kenny Still Smoking wipes his eye while talking about his 7-year-old daughter, Monica, who disappeared from school in 1979 and was found frozen on a mountain. (Associated Press) … [Read more...] about Why are Native American women and girls vanishing?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Annie Linskey Globe Staff January 19, 2018 WASHINGTON — There’s a ghost haunting Elizabeth Warren as she ramps up for a possible 2020 presidential bid and a reelection campaign in Massachusetts this year: her enduring and undocumented claims of Native American ancestry.Warren says now, as she has from the first days of her public life, that she based her assertions on family lore, on her reasonable trust in what she was told about her ancestry as a child.“I know who I am,” she said in a recent interview with the Globe. Advertisement But that self-awareness may not be enough, as her political ambitions blossom. She’s taken flak from the right for years as a “fake Indian,” including taunts from President Trump, who derisively calls her “Pocahontas.’’ That clamor from the right will only grow with her … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren’s Native American problem goes beyond politics
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Matt Viser and Liz Goodwin Globe Staff February 14, 2018 WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren made a surprise appearance at the National Congress of American Indians Wednesday, forcefully denouncing President Trump’s use of the name “Pocahontas” to deride her and defending her claims of Native American heritage more expansively than she has before.The Massachusetts Democrat also made an impassioned pledge to advocate for issues of importance for Native Americans. The speech was a clear attempt to put to rest a sensitive issue that has been used by her enemies to attack her character and another signal of her potential 2020 presidential ambitions.Warren did not apologize for her undocumented claims that her mother’s family had Cherokee blood — instead, reaffirming: “My mother’s family was part Native American. And my … [Read more...] about Warren addresses claims of Native American heritage
Hannah Natanson, The Washington Post Published 5:31 pm, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Photo: Photo Courtesy Of The National Museum Of The American Indian Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 The national memorial to Native American veterans will be built on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. The national memorial to Native American veterans will be built on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian. Photo: Photo Courtesy Of The National Museum Of The American Indian Design chosen for first national monument to Native American veterans 1 / 1 Back to Gallery WASHINGTON - The design for the first national monument to Native American veterans in Washington came to Harvey Pratt in a dream. Pratt, a 77-year-old Marine Corps veteran and member of the southern Cheyenne and Arapaho … [Read more...] about Design chosen for first national monument to Native American veterans