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Native Americans go on the warpath and tackle the Redskins

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Imagine That (PG)

In which Eddie Murphy plays a stockbroker distracted from making his mint by a seven-year-old daughter (Yara Shahidi) who won't give up her security blanket (she lets out a piercing scream every time it's taken from her grasp).

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Out of America: A native American who has spent 32 years in jail for a crime he says he did not commit will get a parole hearing next week

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Album: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Running for the Drum (Cooking Vinyl)

Buffy Sainte-Marie's first album in 17 years finds her spirit as undiluted as her charm, still making persuasive, engaging arguments for Native American attitudes, and using the establishment's devices against itself – as in a version of "America the Beautiful" that features the rarely performed line, "Till selfish gain no longer stain the banner of the free."

A Mercy, By Toni Morrison

Set in 17th-century Virginia, Morrison's first novel in five years takes place on a small farm run by Anglo-Dutch trader, Jacob Vaark. Although Vaark does not trade in human flesh, he agrees to accept a young Angolan slave, Florens, in part payment for a bad debt.

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The jungle massacre: Peru's tribal chief flees country

Amazon leader seeks refuge at Nicaraguan embassy after followers killed in clashes over oil and logging laws

Observations: British humour goes Native

Chuquai Billy is the only Native American stand-up in the UK. A comedian from the Lakota Sioux/Choctaw Nation of New Mexico – he describes living on the reservation as "Wales, without the rain" – Chuquai came to England a few times in the early 1990s, initially to visit a penpal, but has since settled here permanently and has become a regular on the comedy circuit.

Album: John Tavener, Requiem (EMI Classics)

Recorded by the same team that premiered the piece at Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral last year – the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra under Vasily Petrenko – the seven-movement Requiem may be the ultimate realisation of John Tavener's multi-faith attitudes, blending textual fragments from Islamic, Hindu and Christian sources, and incorporating Tibetan temple bells and Native American drums alongside the orchestra.

Ruby Wax finds magic in New Mexico

Last week Ruby Wax visited America's most exotic state for the first time since she was a teenager &ndash; and discovered a land where ancient tradition meets modern-day madness

American state boundary attraction misses the point

It's a unique tourist destination of the Old West, and popular detour for road-trippers leaving Route 66 to visit the Grand Canyon. But the Four Corners Monument, marking the intersection of Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico, has for 140 years been harbouring a guilty secret: it was built in the wrong place.

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