Morning Coffee Thought: 5 Minute Major Penalty for Non-Interference

While I was out west  walking earlier this year, I was encountering so may interpersonal dynamics within the group, that I had to make several…

Before there was Angry Birds, there was Angry Giibwanisi.

I’ve led a very tumultuous life of drugs, violence death, and abuse. Some inflicted upon me, and worse, times when I’ve unilaterally inflicted it upon…

I’ll have some Spirituality with my Decolonization, thank you very much

I was at this presentation the other week, and I listened to this doctor give his medical opinion on how to treat addicts and help…

Decolonizing activism and organizing

There are so many genres of activism my head spins at the amount of rallies and protests that I have either been apart of, or…

Adoptees on the healing path

Thunderbird clan For Two Row Times Taking the Indian out of the Indian. Such is the kind of thing that the Children’s Aid Society did…

Gratitude

I think the first time I heard what gratitude was, was when I was sitting in an AA meeting when I was about 19. I…

Your very own Elder

I once made a comment where I referred to "My Elder taught me this." And someone said, "Holy ever special, you got your own Elder?"…

Morning Coffee Thought: Settler Ally vs. Settler Brother/Sister

I’ve been struggling over this term “ally” for a long time now. Many “light skinned” people have approached me, wondering how to improve relations with…

Kindness is who we are, don’t mistake it for weakness

I have been blessed with knowing many great teachers and Elders over the years. Truth is, I would not be the person I am today…

Stolen children, forgotten elders

I am an urban Indian, some of the time, well at least half of the time. I am a major participant in Oshkimaadziig camp, but…