Did you know about The Mashpee Nine?

Paula Peters is an active member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe based in Mashpee, Massachusetts and owner of SmokeSygnals, a media and communications consulting firm. She is currently producing a documentary on nine Mashpee Wampanoag men jailed in 1976 for drumming and singing their traditional music. The Mashpee Nine were later acquitted and law enforcement […]

Thank YOU

By Lara/Trace (or whatever you want to call me!) I am popping in to say thank you for 100,000 hits on this blog. REALLY! That is no small feat for a journalist writer who writes about adoption, ICWA, Native American history and other serious dark matters. Chi Megwetch, Pilamaye, Gratias and Merci Beaucoup! I have […]

2014 in review (Happy 2015 y’all)

WordPress.com “Helper Monkeys” prepared a 2014 annual report for my blog. WooHoo! I am thrilled! Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 32,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 12 sold-out performances for […]

Remembering Vine Deloria

Published on May 8, 2012 American Indian author, theologian, historian, and activist Vine Deloria, Jr. talks with documentary film producer Grant Crowell about American Indian politics and academic freedom, and recent controversies with certain academics claiming American Indian ethnicity for political gain (including Ward Churchill). Recorded from Vine Deloria’s home in Golden, Colorado in 2005.

Identity, Indians and THE MIX

As Adoptees we need to be flexible, open to the new, to synchronicities, to unlikely possibilities and to seeing the extraordinary opportunities we have, to deal with the losses, the traumas of adoption, to be who we want to be.  Identity, that ‘thing’ we have taken from us in adoption which is replaced by a […]

Americans Like Heroes: Savages and Scoundrels

By Janet Daley Jury  AMAZON review  We Americans like our heroes, and we often resist or reject truth-telling, especially when it contradicts the sanitized version of history we learned in twentieth-century classrooms (mine in the 1950s or my mother’s in the 1930s). Paul VanDevelder understands the tension created when we are asked to reexamine the […]

Report: Canada could see indigenous uprising #IdleNoMore

Report: Canada could see indigenous uprising – Features – Al Jazeera English. “…Living standards for indigenous people on par with “third world” countries, buttressed by a large population of unemployed young men in a “warrior cohort”, and easy-to-target economic infrastructure, all mean Canada has conditions for a potential indigenous “insurgency”. That’s according to a new […]

We, The Jury radio program coming in February!

A New Program for a New Year: We, the Jury: A Forum Without Borders to commence broadcasting on Saturday, February 2, 2013 Former “Hidden from History” program to broaden its focus and actively involve its listeners in a public justice online forum A Message from Kevin Annett – Eagle Strong Voice One of the joys […]

#IdleNoMore fighting for indigenous sovereignty in Canada

#IdleNoMore fighting for indigenous sovereignty in Canada. From the IdleNoMore.ca website: Idle No More calls on all people to join in a revolution which honors and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water. Colonization continues through attacks to Indigenous rights and damage to the land and water. We must repair these violations, live […]

savage anxieties #NDN #NewBook

New Book by Robert Williams: “Savage Anxieties” by Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Turtle Talk Book website here. From the site: From one of the world’s leading experts on Native American law and indigenous peoples’ human rights comes an original and striking intellectual history of Western civilization and the idea of the savage that sheds new light […]

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 […]