Monthly Archives: May 2012

Flags of the United States

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Winnemem Wintu – War Dance for Safe Coming of Age Ceremony

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Support the Winnemem Wintu Tribe this May 24 – 27, 2012

“Unrecognized” Winnemem Wintu Tribe asks for support for their War Dance in defense of their young women! What makes a tribe? Not the Feds, that’s for sure.

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Tribe plans to blockade part of Lake Shasta during war dance

The Winnemem Wintu Tribe are not a federally recognized tribe (see here. This makes this an even more interesting case than it already is. Without a federally recognized tribal government, what defines “tribe?” To me, the fact that this tribe … Continue reading

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Minding the Indigenous Mind – Decolonizing Social Work, Snatching Indigenous Children

A moving piece from ARIKARA CONSCIOUSNESS Excerpt below: My first experience with social workers happened when I was about six or seven years old. When I recently reminded my mother about this encounter, even though what had happened occurred more … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Attack the System:
Obama’s proclamation of support for same sex marriage solidified his support among Democrats, young people and college graduates. In general, Republicans, older people and less educated people responded unfavorably to the President. In comparison,…

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Alcohol Prohibition Not Helping Native Americans Deal With Harms of Alcohol

It’s hard to hear this coming from an outsider, but it is true. Every dry Native community I’ve been to has severe alcohol problems, and is ringed by border towns where it can be bought legally. I agree with the … Continue reading

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