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Rob Schmidt


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At L.A. Marathon, Native Group Raises Funds — and Awareness

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At L.A. Marathon, Native Group Raises Funds — and Awareness

When runners in the 28th Los Angeles Marathon approached mile 17, they saw something unexpected: a fancy dancer, a drum group and Idle No More-shirted Indians handing out water.The water station was managed by the American Indian Community Council, a nonprofit that serves LA County’s large Native population. mission...
Idle No More, Hollywood Style

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Idle No More, Hollywood Style

When Pamela J. Peters and Shawn Imitates-Dog attended a recent Idle No More rally in downtown Los Angeles, they were surprised.The crowd was small—odd, considering LA County has the largest urban population of Indians. No media representatives were present. And the signs addressed immigration, racism and other issues directly...