Monthly Archives: January 2016

A Dead Hawk-Owl, Native Americans, and Bird Conservation

On December 30, 2015, Dan Waggoner, a bird-watcher, discovered a Northern Hawk-Owl near Brewster, Washington, on the Colville Reservation.  A charismatic bird, and very rare south of Canada, the news spread on social media, resulting in a steady flow of … Continue reading

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Ammon Bundy Arrested!

While on trip to John Day.  Shots were fired.  Details are just emerging: http://katu.com/news/local/leader-of-oregon-occupation-ammon-bundy-three-others-arrested Here is my original post on the day they took over Malhuer and the history of the Burns Paiute.

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One Grandmother Works to Save Her Language

This ten-minute documentary tells the story of Marie Wilcox, the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language and the dictionary she created in an effort to keep her language alive.

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A Deal with the Devil: Los Angeles’ On-Going Greenhouse Gas Disaster

The Aymara of the Andes have a saying:  everything on the earth and above it belongs to God; everything under it belongs to the devil, whom they call El Tio (the Uncle).  When they work the mines, risking life and … Continue reading

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The Burns Paiute Speak Out on Malheur Takeover

Since the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by a self-styled militia of heavily armed, disgruntled ranchers (which I describe in this blog post: More Range Wars and White Privilege), the local Burns Paiute have addressed the issue specifically.  … Continue reading

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More Range Wars and White Privilege

I woke up this morning to the news that heavily-armed white ranchers (some call them “yeehawdists”) had taken over Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon. This is one of the premier wildlife refuges in the West; I had visited … Continue reading

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