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capitalism, colonialism, Lakota langauge soverienty 

Lakota elders helped a white man preserve their language. Then he tried to sell it back to them.

nbcnews.com/news/us-news/nativ

capitalism, colonialism, Lakota langauge soverienty 

@jessmahler :blobfacepalm: Lakota history post colonization is just oozing with sadness. _Black Elk Speaks_ is one of the most profoundly sad books I have EVER read, and I've read some pretty sad books. And I know I've only scratched the surface.

capitalism, colonialism, Lakota langauge soverienty 

@feoh thanks for sharing that book, I will look to get a copy of it.
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capitalism, colonialism, Lakota langauge soverienty 

@athairbirb @jessmahler You bet! Not light reading. Very deep but worth it IMO.

capitalism, colonialism, Lakota langauge soverienty 

@jessmahler@wandering.shop This story is so wild because it would literally cost nothing to LLC to give Taken Alive what he wanted.

He's just being a white dude who feels entitled to information that is not even his own because he organized it a particular way.

The absolute gall of this dude is astounding.

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@Are0h

All this.

capitalism, colonialism, Lakota langauge soverienty 

@jessmahler Fuck copyright. Especially when it's being used to fuck over native americans.

capitalism, colonialism, Lakota langauge soverienty 

@jessmahler If Meya's goal is to preserve the language, why not publish the work online under a Creative Commons Zero license?

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