As protesters demand justice for George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis, many Native Americans in Montana are showing solidarity for black Americans.
“When it comes to conversations about racism, American Indians are often treated like the forgotten stepchild of the family that no one likes. The African American population often gets the spotlight on racism, but native struggle is very similar. Native people also deal with racism on a daily basis. Native Americans are often dehumanized and portrayed as savages. Native Americans have a small population; and therefore don’t have a large representation in media.”