Guest Post: THE TRAIL OF NENABOOZHOO and Other Creation Stories

THE TRAIL OF NENABOOZHOO and Other Creation Stories by Isaac Murdoch Reviewed by MariJo Moore (Guest post) There is no better way to begin to know the nature of a nation than through their sacred stories. Among Indigenous peoples, traditional stories preserve tribal histories in epics, as well as keeping spirituality alive. Traditional storytelling is […]

BLOG BONUS | How Ghost Tours Often Exploit African-American History | Three Brave Men

Historian Tiya Miles’ new book “Tales from the Haunted South” takes a hard look at Southern ghost tours. University of Michigan professor and MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient Tiya Miles joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to talk about “Tales from the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era.” MUST […]

Blog Bonus: Rising Up Against Climate Change: A Reading List | The Other Slavery

On Earth Day, thousands marched in support of science and the environment. But as these stories show, the fight has just begun. READ: Rising Up Against Climate Change: A Reading List *** TOP PHOTO: Earth First and Last, a poem by Connolly Ryan Source: Earth First and Last, a poem by Connolly Ryan ***** […]

Blog Bonus: Emvpanyv: One who tells a story | hanging re-enactment | Go Fighting Hamsters! | Trump Termination

Editorial – “Go Fighting Hamsters!” Gary Fife, Radio Communications Specialist Editor’s Note: The following column contains strong language. OKMULGEE, Okla.— Ever notice the phrase “federally recognized tribes” when it comes to identifying who is and who isn’t an Indian. If your tribe is not on the list, published by the BIA— (some say ‘Boss Indians […]

BLOG BONUS: FORGOTTEN WHITE SLAVES | Voters Rights | Foster Care | Chief of Chiefs

IRISH: THE FORGOTTEN WHITE SLAVES came as slaves: human cargo transported on British ships bound for the Americas. They were shipped by the hundreds of thousands and included men, women… Source: IRISH: THE FORGOTTEN WHITE SLAVES   ****************************************** Checking in with Jill Stein.  White supremacists are really excited about Trump. BIG WEEK: Wisconsin is just […]

A Hard Look at How We SEE Race #policeshootings BLOG BONUS: In light of yesterday and the day before and the day before and last year and for many years, and the shootings of black men/women/children by police, it’s time we recognize how racial bias exists around us… Lara Trace   Tao did a great job here:  When we know better, we […]

Blog Bonus: Native American Photogs

NEW UK EXHIBIT: STILL – Native American Photographers 15th March – 28 May, 2016 (RAINMAKER Gallery is the UK showcase for contemporary Native North American Indian art and jewellery.) RAINMAKER GALLERY, 123 Coldharbour Road, Bristol BS6 7SN, UK Artist’s Talk with Cara Romero, Thursday April 21st, 3pm-4pm Artists’ reception with Cara Romero and Diego Romero, […]

BONUS: I don’t know why we don’t know this stuff

By Lara Trace (as an independent scholar-journalist) Years ago when I first moved here to western Massachusetts, I attended a five-college consortium on Slavery in New England.  My head was spinning since I had never encountered this much in-depth history as editor of the Pequot Times in Connecticut. (I had published a paper in the […]

Blog Bonus: Harvard Slavery, Stand For Trees, Drumpf

Harvard Law to Abandon Crest Linked to Slavery By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS | The New York Times | MARCH 4, 2016 Harvard Law School is poised to abandon an 80-year-old shield based on the crest of a slaveholding family that helped endow the institution, as campuses across the country debate the use of historic names and […]

Blog Bonus: Halibut Hook

BOSTON– Throughout history Native Americans have had their land, possessions and culture taken away. But in recent decades the U.S. government has worked to right some wrongs through repatriation. Museums and federally funded institutions are required to go through their collections and report artifacts that might belong to tribes. Now a small theological school in […]

Bonus Read: Hateful Things Exhibit, Bad Food, Progress SAGINAW, MI — A collection of racist memorabilia and objects depicting caricatures of black people will be displayed at a Saginaw museum in February, called Black History Month. “Hateful Things,” a 39-piece traveling exhibit from the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University, is coming to the Castle Museum of Saginaw County […]

Blog Bonus Read: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears

By Lara Trace I hope you will spend some time and watch these videos and read these stories: New Database offers insight into the lives of escaped slaves (Harrowing to read) Telling the Story of Slavery (we need more stories like this one and museums) An adoptee reunion story you won’t forget Native Lives Matter […]

Proving Native American Ancestry Using DNA +Bonus Read

By Lara Trace Hentz Go read: Proving Native American Ancestry Using DNA MY Advice: Ask your family. Don’t rely on saliva tests. The testing database is not there yet. Not enough tribal members have their DNA on these databases. Don’t rely on it for proof. Don’t rule out tribal ancestry if someone in your family […]

Blog Bonus (good stuff I’m reading)

I’m adding BLOG BONUS in 2016:  a mix of good stuff I’m reading and you might want to read them too!   I know, I know, you all read way too much, but this is when you don’t have enough material… a new category Blog Bonus will be there when you need it… XOX  Lara In […]


Post By  J. Glenn Evans FEATURED AUTHOR VANCE TRIMBLE For an adventure in reading I highly recommend that you get acquainted with Vance Trimble.  Google Vance H. Trimble: Books, Biography, Blog … What does a Pulitzer Prize winning author do at the age of 99 to top off an incredible career? Does he sit back […]