• Resistance5

    Aunty Emily took my Dad and Uncle in when they were young to work on her farm. Among other jobs, they were responsible for cleaning up after the pigs. Imagine walking into a stall and finding bwoot six inches deep. It is literally a pile of you-know-what. The dung was compacted so tough it was

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  • Does Facebook Make you Unhappy?0

    Taking a break from internet slang this week we will play a bit of catch up with internet news and information. Does Facebook Make you Unhappy? A study that tracked young adults during a two week period suggests Facebook causes unhappiness, says Time. com. Ethan Cross is a is a social psychologist at the University

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  • Time for the U.S. to Admit What It’s Doing—“Indian Fighting” with Terrorism Laws0

    The Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act (CCTA) and its enhanced amendments through the reauthorization of the USA PATRIOT Act* are supposed to be tools to fight organized crime, violence associated with the illicit tobacco trade and the funding of terrorism through tobacco diversion.  And yet the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) that claims

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  • Report Details Sex Trafficking of Onkwehon:we Women Across Lake Superior0

    Last week, media outlets across in Canada widely reported on a decades-old trafficking of women and children across Lake Superior between the ports of Thunder Bay and Duluth, Minnesota. The reporting was based on a 2011 joint publication by the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition & Prostitution Research and Education. The study found that 39 percent

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  • Shiyloh7

    There is a sorrowful place in my heart this week. Last Saturday, my niece Shiyloh Hill fell from her bedroom window while playing with a friend. She was ten years old and the fall was one from which she would never recover. Shiyloh loved to laugh. One time she put a plastic eyeball in my

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  • Good “Indians”2

    Let’s be honest. Most people have no idea who Philip Sheridan is – or care. The infamous quote, “The only good Indian is a dead Indian” is attributed to him. Whether Sheridan really said it or not is like him – of little consequence. However, the quote is as entrenched in American racism as any

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