Tell yourself it’s for your people.
Those compromises you made.
Those carefully worded phrases in the colonizer’s tongue.
Those change from within plaques above your polished oak desk.
Those revolution stickers on your aluminum laptop. Continue reading →
“We have nothing to lose, absolutely nothing, no decent roof over our heads, no land, no work, poor health, no food, no education, no right to freely and democratically choose our leaders, no independence from foreign interests, and no justice for ourselves or our children. But we say enough is enough! Continue reading →
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 →
“We are currently experiencing land loss faster than anywhere else in the continental United States. And that is from salt water intrusion, canals being dredged, oil spills. Louisiana also has the second highest rate of cancer in the country. Continue reading →
Greetings Sisters, Brothers, Elders, Friends and Supporters.
Well here it is, sorry to say, another year, and I’m still writing to you from a prison cell. I am still in pain from my illnesses with no knowledge of whether I will ever get treatments for them. Continue reading →