No fooling: The new Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow: How the War on Drugs Gave Birth to a Permanent American Undercaste By Michelle Alexander Ever since Barack Obama lifted his right hand and took his oath of office, pledging to serve the United States as its 44th president, ordinary people and their leaders around the globe have been celebrating our […]

What Presidents say about #NDNs

US Presidents in Their Own Words Concerning American Indians Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Currents.  WASHINGTON – American Indians have a different worldview than do non-Indians of the federal government including American presidents. That is not to say, American Indians are anti-American or even anti-government. This is evidenced by the large percentage of American Indians […]

Did you know? #AmericanIndiansIdentity —Seventy-eight percent of Natives live off tribal reservations but many live in counties close to reservations, particularly throughout the West, including Oklahoma. —The majority of Natives live in 10 states: Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington. —The population of multi-racial Natives jumped by more than […]

we learn with the great spirits Caption: I am shaman of the rainforest and I work with the forces of nature, not with the forces of money or weapons, says Davi. Our wisdom is different. Our knowledge is a different knowledge. It is the wisdom of our shamanic spirits, of the Earth, which is very important for the survival of […]

From my friend Russ “my personal excommunication”

Catholic Registry in regards to the Vatican, August 17, 2011 From: “Indian” TO:  Bishop Joseph A. Pepe, Other Bishops, Priest and Deacons, I am writing to you today in a matter that has been dear to my heart and has brought much pain and undue suffering. I’d like to talk to you about how this […]

rest in peace Gil Scott-Heron, poet warrior Gil Scott-Heron dies at 62 Gil Scott-Heron, an outspoken musician whose incendiary political tirades and pointed societal observations anticipated Public Enemy and rap music by a decade or so, died Thursday at the age of 62. Scott-Heron’s best known song was “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” a song released on his debut album […]

passive home standard: forget the furnace

In recent legislation, the European Union has mandated that ALL new homes, and ALL renovations, meet the Passive Home standard.  That is to say, by 2020, every single 2000 sf home on the drawing board will be so well built that its entire heating demand, even on the coldest day of winter, can be met […]