Category Archives: Indian remains

This land is your land? Not so fast

Framing Thugs & Heroes: Part 2 If you look at how the news media covered the actions of a troupe of armed men (well, mostly men) who occupied a government building and wildlife sanctuary in Oregon in January 2016, you … Continue reading

Posted in american indian, framing, Indian relocation, Indian remains, journalism, native american, native press, Native Science, news bias | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Framing Thugs and Heroes

Part 1 Next week I travel to the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, where I’m honored to talk about how news media captured the essence of a story from my home-state: Oregon. Here’s the story: With no warning, … Continue reading

Posted in american indian, democracy, Indian, Indian relocation, Indian remains, journalism, native press, Native Science, nativescience, new york times, Paiute, press, repatriation, rhetoric, social justice, social media | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Native science & rhetoric

An elder once told me, “Traditional knowledge is thousands of years of applied science.” Those words came from one of the speakers at the Indigenous Environments conference I was fortunate to attend this week in Norwich, England. She points out … Continue reading

Posted in american indian, authenticity, communication, Indian, Indian remains, Kennewick Man, native american, native press, Native Science, repatriation, rhetoric, science, science communication | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Landmark Judgment Returns Bones to Tribes

California Kumeyaay Win the Dispute  The US Supreme Court has declined to weigh in on a lower court ruling that will, in effect, allow ancient bones to be returned to American Indians in California. The judgment means a landmark legal decision … Continue reading

Posted in american indian, authenticity, ethics, Indian remains, NAGPRA, native press, Native Science | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coping

Family Gathering This week some of my sisters and I returned to Oklahoma to take care of paperwork–always best done in person on the Rez–and visit relatives at Greyhorse cemetery. Our ancestors’ headstones stand side by side by side: Relatives … Continue reading

Posted in american indian, family values, Indian, Indian remains, memory, native american, native press, Native Science, Osage | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

When is a person not a person?

  There’s a Buddhist story where the sage tells her pupils about a master craftsman who creates artisan carriages. She describes the carriages in detail, from the quality of the polished wood to the smoothness of the wheels. But what … Continue reading

Posted in authenticity, communication, Indian, Indian remains, native american, native press, Native Science, repatriation, science communication, writing | Tagged | 3 Comments

Crazy Horse’s Law

Maybe we should call it Crazy Horse’s Law. Mainstream North American culture brings some truths that we all acknowledge but rarely question. Take Murphy’s Law. The suspicious part of our shared-American cultural nature presumes that no matter how much we … Continue reading

Posted in american indian, authenticity, crazy horse, Indian, Indian remains, murphys law, native american, native press, Native Science, science, science communication | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment