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    The End of Indian Time

    http://www.nativepeoples.com/Native-Peoples/July-August-2013/The-End-of-Indian-Time/

    The End of Indian Time
    Rock Your Mocs and other social-media movements propel Native Americans into the future
    CHEE BROSSY (DINÉ)

    For the longest time, Native America has lived in the “digital divide,” a time warp that kept us 20 years behind the times in information and communication technology. First it was electricity lagging, then phone lines came late to reservations. As the rest of the country grew hooked on cable TV, Indian Country waited for the signal to reach tribal lands. And waited. Then the Internet came, and a few people caught up on the latest Kardashian scandal.

    Now smartphones and mobile Internet have arrived, and for the first time, Indian Country is speaking with each other—and the rest of the world—in real time. The digital divide is finally disappearing.

    That’s what Rock Your Mocs showed, and what Idle No More is showing. With the new communication tools of Internet, smartphones and social media, Native Americans are on the same page of history as everyone else. Now a 19-year-old Laguna Pueblo girl can start a page on Facebook called “Rock Your Mocs” and watch it become an international message of Indigenous sovereignty—growing from an idea that was “almost an accident,” to something much bigger.

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