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Yurok set to restore condors in California

A great example (and there are many) of a tribe restoring our natural world. California Condors Could Soon Soar Above the Redwoods Again Thanks to One Local Tribe For more than a decade the Yurok Tribe has been pushing to … Continue reading

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New Landmark Book Documents Genocide by Design in California

A recently published book, An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873 by Benjamin Madley, provides a thorough and exhaustive review of the well-documented but poorly-known genocide of Native Americans in California, primarily after the Gold Rush.  Madley … Continue reading

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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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ISIS’s “Theology of Rape” is Nothing New to Native Americans; It Happened Here

On August 14, the New York Times published an article describing how ISIS uses their Islamic beliefs to justify rape and sex slavery.  The story explains how ISIS soldiers pray before and after each rape, and even go to the … Continue reading

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California closer to banning Redskins team names

The California State Assembly passed a bill banning “redskins” as a team mascot in public schools.  The vote was 57-9.  It still needs to go to the State Senate and Governor Jerry Brown, and the odds look good there. California … Continue reading

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On this date… November 2, 1542… California

On this date in 1542, a party erupted on the deck of the San Salvador anchored off Santa Barbara, California. The captain of the ship was raised on the Cuban genocide, came of age in the conquest of Mexico, and … Continue reading

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