Category: Native American

Al Gedicks: Acid Train Blockade Anniversary

The protest began when the Ogichidaa (Protectors of the People) from the Bad River reservation blockaded trains traveling through their reservation carrying sulfuric acid

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Leonard Peltier: Letter from Leonard Peltier

Sisters, brothers, friends and supporters: June 26th marks 41 years since the long summer day when three young men were killed at the home of the Jumping Bull family, near Oglala, during a firefight in which I and dozens of others participated. While I did not shoot (and therefore did not kill) FBI agents Ronald Read more…

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Gary Olson: Israel and U.S. Schmooze About Arabs and Indians

Rabbi Irgun Kahane-Ariel, Israel’s Deputy Minister for Occupation Affairs, sat down with George Armstrong Winthrop, Acting Director of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), for their annual confab in Washington, D.C. A partial transcript of their conversation became available to the author. K-A: Shalom! Ma nish (Hello! What’s up), my friend? Hey, did you hear that Read more…

Roxanne Dunbar-ortiz: July 4th: No Time for Celebration for Indigenous Peoples in US

July 4 symbolizes the beginning of the “Indian wars” and “westward movement” that continued across the continent for another century of unrelenting U.S. wars of conquest

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Leonard Peltier: 41 Years Since Jumping Bull, 500 Years of Trauma

As the First Peoples of Turtle Island, we live with daily reminders of the centuries of efforts to terminate our nations, eliminate our cultures, and destroy our relatives and families

Roxanne Dunbar-ortiz: Yes, Native Americans Were the Victims of Genocide

This paper, written under the title, “U.S. Settler-Colonialism and Genocide Policies,” was delivered at the Organization of American Historians 2015 Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO on April 18, 2015. US policies and actions related to Indigenous peoples, though often termed “racist” or “discriminatory,” are rarely depicted as what they are: classic cases of imperialism Read more…

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Michael Lesher: Mall shootings, fear, and the blindness of privilege

In a society where racism and neoliberalism are fashioning increasingly desperate environments for more and more working people, ignorance is too costly a luxury

Ron Jacobs: Mr. Kurtz Comes to America

A review of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

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Marina Sitrin: Against Thanksgiving – for Indigenous People’s History

There is a conscious choice to ignore the history and politics of Thanksgiving, together with the history that surrounds it

Kelly Hayes: On Holiday Myths and State Violence

One of the common refrains that Indigenous people in the United States are confronted with when they speak to this country’s history of genocide and repression is the claim that the harms Natives have historically endured are confined to the past. We are told that we are no longer living out the reality or the Read more…

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