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

We Are Still In! Northwest Tribes Declare Formal Support for the Paris Climate Agreement

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) and Northwest Tribes Declare Formal Support for the Paris Climate Agreement

8 Northwest Tribes and ATNI signed declarations to join We Are Still In, a national coalition of 2,600 leaders from across America that are committed to tackling climate change, ensuring a clean energy future, and upholding the Paris Climate Agreement. 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