The Conversation Continues

The Afrometis project aims to increase recognition for the historical intermingling of Black and Native peoples in media reports, school curricula and public consciousness.

This Harvard University article relates to the challenge of changing entrenched attitudes among journalists:
Harvard University article on the treatment of “Native Americans” in news stories

These items relate to the “Cherokee Freedmen” in the U.S. — descendants of Blacks who lived in the Cherokee Nation, often as slaves, and were granted membership status in 1866 (and again in 2014, after a long court battle):

Slave descendants win equal rights from Cherokee Nation

Cherokee Nation to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day after ruling on descendants of slaves

Photo credit:

Contains information licensed under the Open Government Licence – Canada.
Caption: “Camp of Micmac Indians, Elmsdale, Nova Scotia”
Date: 1891
Photographer:  Faribault, E. R.
From the NRCan photo database
Natural Resources Canada Library – Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
Collection:  Earth Sciences Information Centre (ESS)
Number: 5247

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