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NATIVE AMERICANS TEAR GASSED, ARRESTED ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY

I was blessed to attend a beautiful, yet solemn Indigenous People’s Day celebration at the State Capitol in Des Moines. The main organizer was the Great Plains Action Society:  greatplainsaction.org There was an undercurrent of sadness as many were reminded … Continue reading

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We need to ask the right questions

The dire economic condition of the vast majority of people, people who have no financial reserves, is creating tremendous, rapidly escalating pressure to re-open businesses. Protests in the streets, usually outside legislative buildings, show levels of fear and anger that … Continue reading

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“So, let’s get free!”

These are a few different thoughts about freedom on this July 4th. Police violence, the creeping authoritarianism of the current political administration, ongoing, systemic racism are attempts to constrain our freedom. Constraining freedom is an oxymoron. Freedom, generally, is having … Continue reading

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Everything shut down except construction projects. New Mexico’s governor warns tribal nations could be ‘wiped out’ by coronavirus.

Yesterday I wrote about the dangers the Keystone XL and Coastal GasLink pipelines posed to native people’s health. Pandemic and the pipeline about the Coastal GasLink pipeline construction in British Columbia. It’s like bringing smallpox blankets in about the Keystone … Continue reading

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‘The Oglala band is ready to stand against foreign intrusions’

I’ve been writing about the health screening checkpoints at the borders of the Oglala and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes in South Dakota, set up to try to reduce the chances of spreading the coronavirus on tribal lands. The rapid rise … Continue reading

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We involve our spirituality within our actions

Following is information about the outbreak of the the covonavirus at Pine Ridge from Chase Iron Eyes, Lead Counsel of the Lakota People’s Law Project. I write with unfortunate news: we’re now dealing with an outbreak of the novel coronavirus … Continue reading

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THE TREATIES OF FORT LARAMIE, 1851 AND 1868

THE TREATIES OF FORT LARAMIE, 1851 & 1868 From the earliest days of the United States, the federal government had not known what to do about Indian tribes. Finally, in 1831, in a case titled Cherokee Nation vs Georgia, the Supreme Court decided that … Continue reading

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Sioux Treaty of 1868

Sioux Treaty of 1868 Background “This war was brought upon us by the children of the Great Father who came to take our land from us without price.” –Spotted Tail The report and journal of proceedings of the commission appointed … Continue reading

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Treaty of Fort Laramie, 1851

Articles of a treaty made and concluded at Fort Laramie, in the Indian Territory, between D. D. Mitchell, superintendent of Indian affairs, and Thomas Fitzpatrick, Indian agent, commissioners specially appointed and authorized by the President of the United States, of … Continue reading

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Plenty Coups and Radical Hope

I’ve been writing about “Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation” by Jonathan Lear. He looked for a culture that had experienced cultural collapse to see if that would give us some ideas for how to deal with our own … Continue reading

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