Republican-Democrats, Liberal-Conservatives…What’s the Difference?

Although I cannot embrace the rape of the planet and obscene support for the rich lords of capitalism that seems bound to Republican DNA, there…

“Sovereignty is not our Defense. It’s what we Defend!”

On my "Let's Talk Native..." radio show on Sunday, March 9, I announced my new campaign. No, I am not running for office. My campaign…

Economy? We Don’t Need No Stinking Economy!

I haven't weighed in much on Canada's Bill C-10 issues but in the overall scheme of things it is no different than any of the…

Remove the Dust for our Survival

I really like the expression, (Remove the Dust.) Its most basic meaning evokes the image of sweeping away the dust accumulated over years of neglect…

It’s our Energy, not yours

Now wait a minute. Tell me, how do any resources on our lands get tallied up as a percentage of someone else's resources?

A Tale of Two Cases

Last week two stories about the ongoing battle by New York State and the U.S. federal government against the Native tobacco trade hit the papers.

Latent Racism and Blatant Racism

I am never quite sure if there is a real difference. "Latent" is defined as not visible or dormant. Well, to those of us who…

Start Spreading the News

Over the past 11 years that WBAI-FM 99.5 in New York City has been airing “First Voices Indigenous Radio” (FVIR), the show's host and executive…

30 Years and $33 Million

It's not a prison sentence. It just feels like one. And I’m sure it feels the same to many others. It’s the cost for gaining…

Back to Our Path is not a Trip Backward

Many of us are familiar with our expression Ohnkwe Ohnwe. It is what we use to describe ourselves as the original people of Turtle Island.…

Here We Go Again

I'm sorry, but I can't resist the temptation. As we rip open a new calendar I can't help but reflect on the past year and…

America’s Greatest Public Execution

The story of the executions in Mankato, Minnesota that would be the final chapter of the Dakota War of 1862 seems to always miss the…

Pope Francis: A Gimmick or a Game Changer?

We are hearing much about this new Pope and his radical support for the poor, but the truth is there will remain a gaping hole…

There is No Victory for Us in U.S. or Canadian Courts

The embarrassing failure of the U.S. prosecutor in the Three Feathers Casino trial is not a win. It's not even a draw! Surviving the persecution…

Stop Trying to “Solve” the Great Mystery!

When you pull up my blog online , this is my intro: "People are free to be consumed with contemplating their existence, their origins, the…

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