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Stolen Goods or Finders Keepers? Controversies at the British Museum

Stolen Goods or Finders Keepers? Controversies at the British Museum

[embed][/embed] Looking for more information about the British Museum? Watch my video about its top ten treasures. Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe. Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts about the controversies of the British Museum.

‘The British Took Our Land – We Want King Charles To Pay’

[embed][/embed] Half a million Indigenous Kenyans were violently evicted during British colonization in order to make room for tea plantations. Kenya produces more than half of the black tea imported by the UK and British companies still dominate the industry. Kenya gained independence from the UK 60 years ago. So why are Indigenous Kenyans still…

The next act in the fight against Line 3? A museum on treaty rights – Minnesota Reformer

The former Carnegie Library/Enbridge office in Park Rapids, Minnesota. Courtesy photo.

A treaty between the United States government and the Ojibwe (or Anishinaabeg) signed in Washington, DC, nearly 170 years ago will be the main focus of a new museum set to open this summer in Park Rapids.But far from being a history museum, the organizers behind Giiwedinong: The Museum and Cultural Center of the North…

Responding to Indigenous, Vatican rejects Discovery Doctrine

Vatican rejects Discovery Doctrine

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Thursday responded to Indigenous demands and formally repudiated the “Doctrine of Discovery,” the theories backed by 15th-century “papal bulls” that legitimized the colonial-era seizure of Native lands and form the basis of some property laws today.A Vatican statement said the papal bulls, or decrees, “did not adequately reflect…

Vatican returns Parthenon sculpture fragments in move that could add pressure on British Museum to do the same | World News | Sky News

Vatican Returns Parts of Parthenon

The Vatican has returned three fragments of the Parthenon sculptures to Greece in a move that could increase pressure on the British Museum to do the same.The sculptures, which represent a horse and two male heads, were originally created as part of the famous Parthenon temple in Athens but had been held in the Vatican…

Museums and Universities Pledge to Return Native American Remains — ProPublica

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Until this year, the University of Kentucky’s William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology had never returned any of the more than 4,500 Native American human remains in its collections.That is about to change.Weeks after ProPublica published the “Repatriation Project,” the university told federal officials that 138 ancestral remains in its collection could be repatriated to…

Analysis: S.S. Rajamouli’s RRR (Rise, Roar, Revolt) is an incredible action movie with seriously troubling politics – Vox

Analysis: S.S. Rajamouli’s RRR (Rise, Roar, Revolt) is an incredible action movie with seriously troubling po… by Ritesh Babu (Vox)

Netflix’s RRR has action, adventure, and problematic casteist politics.

[embed][/embed] When you give the people who might rise up against you a common constructed enemy who you outline as below them, you are saying, “Oppress them with us and you too can be part of our glorious hegemony.” Certainly, individuals from marginalized caste backgrounds can be granted power, but only as symbols to inspire…

Khemitology: Egyptian Tourism’s Biggest Hoax?

Khemitology: Egyptian Tourism’s Biggest Hoax? from YouTube

Tucked away in a small shop near the Giza necropolis is the Khemit School of Ancient Mysticism, which offers tours of Egyptian monuments based on the teachings of Khemitology, a mystical movement developed by Stephen Mehler and based on the teachings of Abd’El Hakim Awyan. Proponents of Khemitology claim it represents a superior approach to the ancient history of Egypt than Egyptology. Can these claims be believed. This video investigates.


UC Berkeley Professor Taught with Suspected Native American Remains — ProPublica

A Top UC Berkeley Professor Taught With Remains That May Include Dozens of Native Americans
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Despite decades of Indigenous activism and resistance, UC Berkeley has failed to return the remains of thousands of Native Americans to tribes. The university is still discovering more human remains in its collection.

White, a world-renowned expert on human evolution, said the collection was passed down through generations of anthropology professors before he started teaching with it in the late 1970s. It came with no records, he said. Most were not labeled at all or said only “lab.” But that simple description masked a dark history, UC Berkeley…

CrimethInc. : Escaping Washington for Freedom : Let’s not Celebrate George Washington, but the Slaves Who Escaped Him

Escaping Washington for Freedom (CrimethInc.)

This text is part of a larger examination of the Founding Fathers, colonialism, and resistance.

President’s Day, a federal holiday, observes George Washington’s birthday on February 22. Yet as a slave owner and profiteer on others’ servitude, George Washington is a poor exemplar of the struggle for freedom. Rather than looking to him for a model representing resistance to tyranny, let’s remember the slaves and indentured servants who sought to…

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