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The Case for Leonard Peltier

Originally posted on Memories of the People:
Leonard Peltier is a Native American activist who currently sits in federal prison, serving two life terms for the murders of two FBI agents.  For the last four decades, Native Americans across the…

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Choctaw Nation

Here is a wonderful story of how the impoverished Choctaw Nation took up an offering and sent $170 to Ireland during the Great Potato Famine of 1847.  This monument to that act of charity stands in Ireland today.    

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Re-post: Malheur is now free of militants

Here is my original post on the occupation. https://memoriesofthepeople.wordpress.com/2016/01/04/more-range-wars-and-white-privilege/  

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Chris Rock, the Academy Awards, and Native Americans

With the Academy Awards under scrutiny for its all-white nominations, and Chris Rock schedule to host the awards show amid boycotts (he was schedule to be the host before the nominations came out), NPR interviews the 1491s about the The Revenant … Continue reading

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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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Local Paper Publishes Thanksgiving Story about “Redskins”

My town, Davis, is known as a liberal college town, a bastion of progressive thought.  Nevertheless, the local paper, the Davis Enterprise, published this editorial a few days ago. Here is my letter to the editor in reply: Dear Editor, … Continue reading

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