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Letter to Obama: Pardon Leonard Peltier

November 18, 2016 The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama, I write to you to request the pardon of Leonard Peltier. Leonard Peltier was a community organizer just like you.  In a time of … Continue reading

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Occupied Lands: The Great Sioux Nation

This is the first installment of a multi-part series looking at lands that were ethnically cleansed of Native Americans, focusing on what has become of those lands today, and what has become of the people that lived there.  The Sioux … Continue reading

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The Case for Leonard Peltier

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 country have petitioned the out-going president to … Continue reading

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Bernie at Pine Ridge

Bernie Sanders visited Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota yesterday and was received with great affection. Pine Ridge, with a life expectancy lower than Haiti’s 49 years, is one of the poorest places in the Western Hemisphere.  If there … Continue reading

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Hate Crime against Lakota Children in South Dakota

They are being charged with abuse and assault, but will they be charged with committing a hate crime? http://nativenewsonline.net/currents/57-charges-child-abuse-assault-leveled-drunken-hockey-fans-sparyed-native-youth-beer/

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On this date… December 29… Pennsylvania, Georgia, South Dakota

A lot happened on December 29th. In 1790, President George Washington told the Seneca that, at the Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the US government assured them that “in future you cannot be defrauded of your lands. That you possess the … Continue reading

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Twelve Things More Offensive than the Washington Redsk*ns

Much has been written about the problems associated with team mascot names like the Redsk*ns—their derogatory history, their effect on indigenous youth, and the inevitable offensive chants and signs from fans of opposing teams (e.g. “scalp the Redsk*ns”, etc.). Thanks … Continue reading

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