Category Archives: First Nations

NoDAPL in Iowa Since 2014

Last night Great Plains Action Society livestreamed a remarkable event. The videos highlight the history of the work of so many in Iowa to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The first video, NoDAPL Iowa – Since 2014 is the … Continue reading

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Standing Rock Youth Council to Washington, DC to #ShutdownDAPL and #StopLine3

Indigenous youth are on the way to Washington, DC, to #ShutdownDAPL and #StopLine3. In a photo below are three of my friends, Mahmud Fitil, Trisha CaxSep GuWiga Etringer, and Donnielle Wanatee, who walked on the First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March … Continue reading

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This is how our civilization is self destructing

It seems futile to continue to read and share articles about how awful conditions are and how things must change immediately. Similar warnings have been made for decades now, and yet we seem like insects trapped in a spider web … Continue reading

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World Water Day

World Water Day March 22, 2021 Young Native Activist, Growing Up in Native American Rights Movements, is one of many excellent books available at Eaglespeaker Publishing. The photo of the cover of this book was taken at a vigil against … Continue reading

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Arkan Lushwala

Following is information about today’s Pachamama Alliance Zoom presentation, Honoring the Equinox with Arkan Lushwala, a Peruvian ceremonialist and healer. He is a rare indigenous bridge of the global north and south, carrying spiritual traditions from the Andes in his … Continue reading

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Crossing the Divide

My friend Ed Fallon, and Bold Iowa are engaged in an important project to bridge the extreme polarization in this country today. NOTE: The following is from a blog post related to this I wrote in 2018. I’m thinking more … Continue reading

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UN experts raise concern over charges against US indigenous leader and rights defender

A perfect storm is brewing today. Nicholas Tilsen, human rights defender of the Oglala-Lakȟóta Sioux Nation and president of the indigenous-led NDN Collective (see video below), is due in court today. He is facing felony charges related to peaceful demonstrations … Continue reading

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Urgent Call to Protect the Sacred

WEEK 1: PUBLIC COMMENT December 7, 2020 – December 13, 2020 Help us raise awarenessand build a public record of opposition. POST ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA: use our social media guidance. FLOOD NEWSPAPERS WITH Letters To the Editor: use our LTE-writing guide. … Continue reading

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A Journey to Today

This day means many different things to those of us living in this country called the United States. It is difficult to imagine anyone believes the stories of a gathering where white colonizers expressed their gratitude to the Native peoples. … Continue reading

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Truthsgiving Event 11/26/2020

November 26, 2020, 2-3 PM CST Register at http://bit.ly/Truthsgiving2020 Webinar Speakers Sikowis Founder of Truthsgiving @Great Plains Action Society Sikowis is is Plains Cree-Saulteaux of the George Gordon First Nation in Saskatchewan and grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is … Continue reading

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