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Native American cultures and traditions

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The Museum's mission is to advance and share the experience and knowledge of what has happened in the past and what this has meant for Native peoples today; to preserve the memory of those who died or suffered; to offer comfort, support, encouragement and understanding; and to encourage its visitors to reflect upon the need for dignity of and respect among all peoples.

You are invited to explore this Virtual Museum at your leisure and visit us frequently.

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Introduction   Career_Day   Contemporary_Native_American_Issues    Cultural_Racism   My_Journey    The_Amphitheater   The_Designer   The_Sacred_Trust   Notes_on_Navajo History   Racism_Institute    Spanish_Poetry   El_Cuartocentenario   El_Inca_ Garcilaso_de_la_Vega    The_Best_Is_Yet_To_Come




Re-open national dialogue on race
Academia, political community, community activists, religious leaders invited

Premise: we must talk about race and racism.
Education, media, entertainment economics, politics

Part of opening speech:
Do we really want to talk about race,
Ray Winbush, Fiske University

Do we really want to talk about race?
Do we really want to talk about race?
We know we really want to talk about race when it comes to various group's food, dress and dance. We love the soulful sound of James Brown, we even background our commercials with the latest rap music...but do we want to talk about the lingering effects of slavery on African Americans?

Panel: Race Relations in the 20th Century
David Dubois, Rosemary McDaniel, Vernon Jarrett, Jessie Carney Smith, Bobby Austin

Panel: Children of the Dreamers
David Dubois, Gamal Nkrumah, Julia Wright, Marcus Garvey, Jr.

Ava Muhammad, General Counsel, Nation of Islam
Roberta Mouse Yahola

Race Relations and the 21st Century: Yvonne Scruggs

White Supremacy: The Key Issue on Planet Earth
Dr. Frances Cress-Welsing, Neely Fuller, Jr.

Legal panel's three recommendations:

I. Consistent with the history of providing a remedy for groups disadvantaged as a result of public policies of the past [for example, the enactment of the G. I. bill to compensate veterans for lost opportunities as a result of World War II] remedies must be provided for groups disadvantaged by past public policies of genocide, slavery, segregation, and racial discrimination. The goals of these new remedies must be parity in employment, education, housing and all areas of life.

II. That the task force on church burnings be expanded to a national review board to investigate constitutional and human rights violations regarding the racist application of the death penalty, prisoner's rights, juvenile crime, judicial inequities, and police harassment and to formulate policy recommendations for immediate and long term solutions with the investigative findings published and widely disseminated.

III. In order to bring about parity in education, employment, business ownership, judiciary appointments and all areas of life for groups disadvantaged by discrimination, existing civil rights legislation must be strictly enforced and new legislation must be enacted to accomplish such parity.

The 21 action items that emerged from the RRI were sent to President Clinton, members of Congress and government officials in several countries around the world.


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