Trump’s War on Native America: Proposed 2019 Budget to Eliminate Tribal Programs

During the first week of his presidency, Donald Trump signed an executive order calling for both the finishing of the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline and green-lighting the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, both of which had been strongly opposed by Tribal and 1st Nations. It was perhaps a signal from the Trump administration, and their policies to come, of a war on Native America that now includes a call for the elimination of numerous tribal programs. Continue reading

Stand and Protect part 2 by Rae Rose

Sitting down, surrounded by the council and the warriors, I began to tell them the premonition given to me in my dream. Our children stolen from us starved, beaten, raped only for a means to destroy their spirit. Evil teachings and drugs used to destroy our communities, disease, and desecration of our sacred ways. Continue reading

The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Passes Resolution Supporting Water, Land, Treaty Rights Protectors

At their Winter Convention 2018 (January 22-25, 2018), The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) passed a resolution supporting the rights of water, land and treaty rights protectors and condemned efforts by lawmakers to pass laws classifying activists as “Domestic Terrorist.” Continue reading

Shame Can’t Live Where Dignity Does by Cliff Taylor

One time when I was little I bowled three strikes in a row; a turkey! I was so excited; it was so cool! The little boy of me turned around in my goofy, slippery bowling shoes and made some happy noise and then my dad quickly shut me down, getting me to quiet down real fast, essentially telling me something like, “Don’t be making a show of it. Don’t brag. Be quiet.” Continue reading

Native Boys with Long Hair by Georgina Badoni & Uti Hawkins

For Native Americans having long hair is culturally relevant and significant. The importance of having long hair differs from tribes and nations. Some tribes’ belief long hair gives them power and knowledge, others feel connected to the cosmos, and some grow it long to honor their ancestors and culture. Continue reading