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10/1/2018 at 7:49:47 PM GMT
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NACF Supports Work of Reclaiming Native Truth

By T. Lulani Arquette

“At an international conference I attended this year, a Caucasian male speaker who has traveled the nation and world extensively, had this to say, “Go anyplace in the world and ask anybody about America; they’ll bring up names like Taylor Swift or Rex Tillerson and so forth; there is zero consciousness of indigenous people of America, and if there is, it’s been shaped by popular media and institutions that support the misrepresentations.”

In 2017, research was undertaken and co-led by two Native organizations, First Nations Development Institute and EchoHawk Consulting, to help determine what the American population  knows or doesn’t know about indigenous peoples of the continental United States. It was the first time that research and information of this nature was being brought together in one study. Reclaiming Native Truth was released in June of this year. Key findings are not surprising and reveal bias and stereotypes that keep Native Americans invisible, and limit indigenous peoples’ ability to celebrate contemporary cultural identity and attain racial equity.




To continue reading, visit the full blog post on Native Arts and Cultures Foundation’s website.


ArquetteT. Lulani. “NACF Supports Work of Reclaiming Native Truth.” Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (September 2018). <>

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