Monthly Archives: April 2015

Baltimore Riot’s “Mother of the Year” is Part of a Historical Pattern

Finally, after years of egregious police brutality and hundreds of cases involving paralyzed and dead citizens (as documented by out-of-court settlements), Baltimore erupted in rioting.  As the white media struggled to understand why, rather than why it took them so long … Continue reading

Posted in news | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Movie: Rhymes for Young Ghouls

Rhymes for Young Ghouls is a 2013 film showing the struggles of Native youth against white authority, as personified by the reservation agent and the boarding school he runs.  The setting is the Red Crow M’igMaq Reservation from 1969 to 1976. The film’s heroine … Continue reading

Posted in news | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Night Birds Returning: Restoring Native Lands at Haida Gwaii

Here’s a wonderful six-minute video about the restoration of Ancient Murrelets to some of the islands of Haida Gwaii (formerly called the Queen Charlotte Islands) in Canada.  This project, eradicating non-native rats, was implemented by the Haida Nation and Parks … Continue reading

Posted in news | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eduardo Galeano, 1940 – 2015

Today Eduardo Galeano died.  He is one of my favorite writers.  A fierce advocate for the poor, the least, the indigenous, the woman, the child, some of his most famous works are: Open Veins of Latin America The epic Memory … Continue reading

Posted in news | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Could a Cherokee Woman Replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill?

The vote to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill is down to the Final Four, and Wilma Mankiller is on the list!  She wasn’t even on the original ballot, but advanced to the last round as a write-in candidate. You can … Continue reading

Posted in news | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Federal Court Victory for Oglala and Rosebud Sioux Children

The Geneva Convention defines genocide as “…any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: (a) Killing members of the group; (b) Causing serious bodily … Continue reading

Posted in news | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments