Monthly Archives: November 2017

The fight for environmental sanity

Yet another oil spill Bill McKibben, a college professor and environmental scholar, writes eloquently in the New Yorker that objections to oil pipelines—actual and proposed—that cut through North America (from Canada through the Dakotas and end in Texas) are a … Continue reading

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Celebrating Native Humor

Countering the Stoic Indian  Artist Zig Jackson takes gentle digs at the intersections of cultural humor in Indian Country and urban America. A recent collection displayed at the Portland Art Museum showed an Indian in headdress (Jackson) poised against a … Continue reading

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The violence of the lie

Originally posted on Cynthia Coleman Emery's Blog:
Truth, lies, facts and alternatives Here’s an exercise: imagine what our social lives would be like if we considered lying an act of violence. Sissela Bok, an ethics scholar, writes that lying…

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The violence of the lie

Truth, lies, facts and alternatives Here’s an exercise: imagine what our social lives would be like if we considered lying an act of violence. Sissela Bok, an ethics scholar, writes that lying is a form of violence. What would happen … Continue reading

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Take a trip through an Indigenous lens

Originally posted on Cynthia Coleman Emery's Blog:
Can you imagine being indebted for more than $1,000,000,000,000? Yes, it is worthwhile observing National American Indian Heritage Month. Each November I make a promise to view my world through an indigenous…

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Take a trip through an Indigenous lens

Can you imagine being indebted for more than $1,000,000,000,000? Yes, it is worthwhile observing National American Indian Heritage Month. Each November I make a promise to view my world through an indigenous lens and write about that view in this … Continue reading

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Why American Indian Regalia is no Halloween Costume

Halloweens engenders talk, tweets and op-eds about costumes. What’s appropriate? What’s insulting? When I arrived in the US for college, after living overseas for my primary-grade schooling, I discovered parties: Halloween was an excuse to kick back, drink cheap wine, … Continue reading

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