Great Sioux Nation Calls on President Obama to ‘Stop the Coming Attack on our Native People!’

Dear President Obama, We write to demand that you take action to avoid a humanitarian crisis: Protect our Native people! As Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces, you are about to preside over a human rights disaster on the scale of Selma. Continue reading

From the Earth Woman by Nahaan

from the earth woman
i know as i watch our mother be prodded emptied, taken away for profit and greed,
the same things are happening to you
too many times to count
names spilling from paper records and recollected memories
onto the streets into drains and continue to grow the sea
whos keeping count? Continue reading

Restorative Justice returning to Tulalip courthouse

What’s the surefire way to stop a behavior? Punish it, right? From schools, to workplaces, animal training to penitentiaries we see examples everywhere. Obviously, punishment works or we wouldn’t keep doing it. Except, in some cases, common wisdom is entirely wrong. Punishment doesn’t work, as evidenced by the number of repeat offenders in jails and prisons across the country. Continue reading

Tribal leaders attend briefing on the Implementation of the Violence Against Women Act: Push to Further Protect Native Women

More than 100 people accepted the invitation to attend a congressional briefing, Violence Against Women and Implementation of VAWA 2013 Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction held February 23, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Continue reading