The hard lives — and high suicide rate — of Native American children on reservations SACATON, ARIZ. The tamarisk tree down the dirt road from Tyler Owens’s house is the one where the teenage girl who lived across the road hanged herself. Don’t climb it, don’t touch it, admonished Owens’s grandmother when Tyler, now 18, was younger. There are other taboo markers around the Gila River Indian reservation — eight young people committed suicide here over the course of a single year. “We’re not really open to conversation about suicide,” Owens said.
Pledge of Allegiance What is an American? If you have read some of our texts about The USA - Immigration, the Melting Pot or American Values, you are aware of the fact that it is difficult to state exactly what it takes to be an American or to become an American. From Many to One How was it possible to "Americanize" people flocking to the United States of America bringing along their own cultures and values?
Native American History Timeline of Important Dates How It All Went Down Sep 3, 1783 Treaty of Paris The Treaty of Paris, formally ending the American Revolution, is signed by representatives of Great Britain and the United States. In the treaty, the British cede all of their North American territories south of Canada and east of the Mississippi River to the United States. Former agreements between the British and the Indian occupants of these territories are implicitly voided.
Trump gets down to business on 60 Minutes The following script is from "Trump" which aired on September 27, 2015. Scott Pelley is the correspondent. Robert Anderson and Aaron Weisz, producers. Picture a bar graph that averages the best political polls. Democrat vs Republican Origin of the Democratic and Republican parties The Republican party is the younger of the two parties. Founded in 1854 by anti-slavery expansion activists and modernizers, the Republican Party rose to prominence with the election of Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president. History
In My Blood It Runs - The Education Shop Ten-year-old Dujuan is a child-healer, a good hunter and speaks three languages. Yet Dujuan is 'failing' in school and facing increasing scrutiny from welfare and the police. As he travels perilously close to incarceration, his family fight to give him a strong Arrernte education alongside his western education lest he becomes another statistic. We walk with him as he grapples with these pressures, shares his truths and somewhere in-between finds space to dream, imagine and hope for his future self. After sold out premieres at Hot Docs Toronto, DOC NYC, Sydney and Melbourne Film Festivals and the United Nations, this much anticipated film is a wake up call for the Australian education system told from the rarely heard perspective of an Aboriginal child.
Electoral College - Facts & Summary Notwithstanding the founders’ efforts, the electoral college system almost never functioned as they intended, but, as with so many constitutional provisions, the document prescribed only the system’s basic elements, leaving ample room for development. As the republic evolved, so did the electoral college system, and, by the late 19 century, the th following range of constitutional, federal and state legal, and political elements of the contemporary system were in place. Allocation of Electors and Electoral Votes Reflections on the 9/11 Memorial Reflections on the 9/11 Memorial Posted: September 22, 2011 VISITOR: I've been to a lot of memorials—Gettysburg, Valley Forge—and I think it's very important for people to have that memory of the sacrifices that were made. VISITOR: It's very moving, and it's graceful, and it's also dignified. It's beautiful. The only other memorial that I can think of that comes close would be the Pyramids.
Today, The National Gun Victims Action Council (NGAC) Launches BREW NOT BULLETS: SAY NO TO Local Laws in All 50 States Allow Starbucks to Ban Guns—They Choose Not to Ban Guns, Why? CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Valentine's Day 2012, the National Gun Victims Action Council (NGAC) is launching BREW NOT BULLETS: SAY NO TO STARBUCKS…UNTIL STARBUCKS SAYS NO TO GUNS, a national boycott of Starbucks and its related products. (Logo: NGAC announced today's calls for the Starbucks boycott on Jan. 23 (Press Release: Starbucks Boycott) only after exhaustive efforts to avoid a boycott were rejected All efforts to avoid this boycott "The boycott will end only when Starbucks rejects the NRA's Pro-Gun agenda by 1) banning all guns from their stores and 2) committing to be an Aggressive Corporate Advocate for sane gun laws," says Elliot Fineman, CEO of the National Gun Victim's Action Council (NGAC).
NRA: The largest civil-rights group ever I am the president of the largest civil-liberties organization this nation has ever seen. No, it’s not the ACLU. It’s not the NAACP. It’s the NRA. With our 136-year history and almost 4 million members, the National Rifle Association of America is the oldest and largest civil-rights organization in the history of the United States. The Illustrated Story Behind the Tulsa Massacre on HBO's Watchmen - Sponsor C... “If you bury something long enough, it can become very difficult to unearth.” Dr. Scott Ellsworth is a professor of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan and author of Death in a Promised Land, the first comprehensive history of the Tulsa massacre. Even in Shadow of Massacre, Connecticut’s Gun Law Faced Uphill Fight Photo HARTFORD — Almost from the moment that Adam Lanza ended his siege, it seemed that Connecticut, dominated by Democrats and already with some of the nation’s toughest gun laws, would quickly pass sweeping new restrictions on firearms. Its legislature did so on Thursday. But the process was fraught from the start, and up until the very end, the leaders had to contend with potential deal breakers and ferocious lobbying by pro- and anti-gun forces. The driving force was the massacre of 26 children and educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14.
New York City Attractions Attractions in New York City sorted by visitor popularity A short boat trip brings you from Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France for the centennial of America's Independence which now symbolizes the USA and New York in particular. Read more...The Brooklyn Bridge, built between 1869 and 1883, connects Brooklyn with Manhattan. The bridge is one of the most magnificent landmarks in all of New York City.