7 Acts of Native Resistance They Don’t Teach in School

The history of people indigenous to the North American continent is often glossed over in education. We are badgered with the legend of Native benevolence to the pilgrims who landed on the east coast on Thanksgiving. If Indigenous history is covered, students are likely to hear a tragic but vague narrative of massacre, disease, and death, a narrative devoid of the specific political and tribal context Continue reading

Dakota 38 + 2 Wokiksuye

On December 26th 1862, the United States Army hung 38 Dakota warriors in Makato, Minnesota. It was, and remains, the largest mass execution in American colonial history. Two Dakota warriors who had escaped into Canada were eventually captured, returned to the United States, and hanged at Fort Snelling in 1865. Continue reading

Divestment Activists Push Seattle University to Divest from Fossil Fuels

In 2012, students at Seattle University launched a campaign to get their school to divest from fossil fuels. In September 2018, after a long six-year campaign, Seattle University announced that it would divest from fossil fuels in its endowment.  They are the first university in Washington State to divest from fossil fuels. Continue reading

Reclaiming History: Why We Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day by Matt Remle

Columbus Day as a national, and international, phenomenon reflects a much larger dynamic that promotes myriad myths and historical lies that have been used through the ages to dehumanize Indians, justifying the theft of our lands, the attempted destruction of our nations and the genocide against our people.” —Russell Means & Glenn Morris Continue reading

Ho-Chunk Nation General Council Approves Rights of Nature Constitutional Amendment

First Tribal Nation to Advance Rights-Based Constitutional Framework to Protect Nature

MERCERSBURG, PA: On Saturday, the General Council of the Ho-Chunk Nation voted overwhelmingly – 86.9% in favor – to amend their tribal constitution to enshrine the Rights of Nature. The Ho-Chunk Nation is the first tribal nation in the United States to take this critical step. A vote of the full membership will follow. Continue reading