Video of Amazon gold mining devastation goes viral in Peru

Illegal gold-mining operations in the Amazon have turned portions of the landscape there into a ‘moon-like’ wasteland according to video uploaded by Peruvian Journalist Güido…

United Nations suggests Canada should investigate missing women

Cuba and Iran supported a UN report that suggested Stephen Harper needs to address the 668 aboriginal women that have gone missing or were murdered…

Turn in your ARMS

With 15,694 likes and almost 8,000 shares this picture has been circulating around Facebook conspiracy pages and is generating interesting conversation and support from gun…

St. Regis Tribal Council drawn into Salmon River coaching fiasco

Akwesasne – The Sept 13th meeting of the Salmon River Central School District Board was regionally newsworthy. It also provided a glimpse of the simmering…

The Big Lie: The Doctrine of Christian Discovery

Steven Newcomb is the author of “Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery.” He is the foremost authority on the subject.…

The 1833 Red Man’s Rebuke still resonates today

SIX NATIONS – The 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair, or World’s Columbian Exhibition as it was called, was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’…

Coming out of the closet

This morning I woke up with great anticipation of what the day might bring. Here was my plan; go to the gym, do my laundry,…

Home(r) of Brothers in Christ

In ancient Greece and Rome, the concept of hospitality was considered to be a guest’s divine right and the host’s divine duty. Other cultures also…

What’s #Trending: Sept 25, 2013

Naniamo News runs blatantly racist article On September 22, 2013 thousands of people in Vancouver took part in a reconciliation walk to support the victims…

Comfort Food for the Soul

It’s inevitable. The temperature goes up and down like a yo-yo for a week or two and I get sick. Exhaustion started to take over…

School District to negotiate special education services contract with the St. Regis Tribe.

The Massena Central School District recently announced that the district has been authorized to retain legal counsel to renegotiate an agreement between the district and…

No, Really! It’s OK to Watch Al Jazeera America

I am amazed at the displaced loyalty to all things “American” that far too many Native people have. Whether it is getting all ”patriotic” every…

Rule of Law or Rule of Lawyers?

We often hear from the righteous voices of the U.S. and Canada when looking at countries and peoples they view as inferior, that the “…

Akwesasne Pow Wow 2013 wrap-up.

The 13th Annual Akwesasne Pow Wow was held September 7 and 8, 2013 on Kawehnoke (Cornwall Island). Event organizers declared the event a success. The…

Short Hills Should Be a Lesson in Settler Animal Advocacy

In January of 2013 a proposed traditional hunt at the site of the Short Hills Provincial Park in Thorold, Ontario dominated local news headlines in…