Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy New Year!

Shot a bunch of guns, cooked my family 3 square meals, and got my kids to bed at a reasonable hour. That’s a New Years Eve to be proud of. I have been honored and humbled this year in so … Continue reading

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Wounded Knee Anniversary

On today’s date in 1890 the Wounded Knee Massacre occurred. Let us not forget. Hat tip to Nahaan.

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No Mining Our Mother

In it’s beginning stages a revolution need not seek popularity, but fervent commitment. Do you know how to stop a mine in your own lands yet?

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Bootstrap Resiliency in Indian Country: Let’s get started

Recently I’ve written about developing self sufficiency and resiliency in our Indian communities (here, here, here and here.) Resiliency is the ability of our communities to produce their own food, water, shelter, energy and security if and when they are … Continue reading

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How Do You Prove You’re an Indian?

NY Times Op-Ed AMERICA’S first blood quantum law was passed in Virginia in 1705 in order to determine who had a high enough degree of Indian blood to be classified an Indian — and whose rights could be restricted as … Continue reading

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Ten Largest American Indian Tribes

Infoplease 2010 US Census Data Name Population Navajo 308,013 Cherokee 285,476 Sioux 131,048 Chippewa 115,859 Choctaw 88,913 Apache 64,869 Pueblo 59,337 Iroquois 48,365 Creek 44,085 Blackfeet 23,583

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Ottawa proposes first nations property ownership

Tribal Nations ought to be making such decisions on their own. That the nations of Canada and the US has the power to make this sort of decision shows that First Nations and Native American tribes are a subjugated people. … Continue reading

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