Category Archives: Native Americans

NO MORE Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives

Yesterday I wrote about the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People. My friends of the Great Plains Action Society held an event at Sioux City, Iowa. See videos and related stories Great Plains Action … Continue reading

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Sensemaking

Over the years I’ve often thought about the concept of sensemaking, the action or process of making sense of or giving meaning to something, especially new developments and experiences. sensemaking | Search Results It is increasingly difficult to make sense … Continue reading

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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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We protected our water, and we did a good job at doing it

It is so traumatic to see the green, contaminate water gushing out of the former Piney Point phosphate processing plant in Florida. That reservoir holds about 800 million gallons of water containing phosphorus and nitrogen. That wastewater will contribute to … Continue reading

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#NoDAPL IOWA 7 years

I am grateful for the video at the end of this that my friend Christine Nobiss and the Great Plains Action Society created about the work of so many to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). A decision is expected … Continue reading

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Indigenous Youth in Washington, DC ask Biden to Keep Promise

This was a big day of action in the fight to stop the Dakota Access and Line 3 pipelines. On the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Sacred Stone Camp, Native youth runners delivered petitions along with a 200-foot … Continue reading

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Frontline Indigenous Youth Washington, DC April 1

Tomorrow, April 1, is the day of action for the youth from the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Nations, who have arrived in Washington, DC. Along the way they stopped at the Meskwaki settlement in Iowa, where my friend Donnielle … 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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Honoring the Equinox

Today is the Equinox. Yesterday the Pachamama Alliance held a Zoom meeting, Honoring the Equinox with Arkan Lushwala, a Peruvian ceremonialist and healer. Nearly 500 people from around the world attended. The equinox is a time of transition, both of … Continue reading

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