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Treaties Matter

This is a website full of useful information and educator guides for Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations,  a nationally recognized, award-winning, traveling exhibit made in partnership with the Minnesota Humanities CenterMinnesota Indian Affairs Council and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian that was touring during 2013. The website remains, and is a very useful tool.

Racial literacy in tech

Here’s a new report out, from the Date&Society folk, on what “racial literacy” could mean within the work of digital tech.

They write:

Racial literacy is a new method for addressing the racially disparate impacts of technology. It is a skill that can be developed, a capacity that can be expanded. To advance racial literacy in tech requires three foundations:
· An intellectual understanding of how structural racism oper- ates in algorithms, social media platforms, and technologies not yet developed;
· An emotional intelligence concerning how to resolve racially stressful situations within organizations; and
· A commitment to take action to reduce harms to communities of color.