Category Archives: Indian

Good News, But

Remain vigilant  Sunday—a day punctuated by football games and family dinners—is a poor timing choice for breaking important news, but the US Army Corps of Engineers announced today it “would not approve permits for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline … Continue reading

Posted in american indian, Dakota pipeline, democracy, Indian, Indian relocation, journalism, press, science communication, social justice, social media | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Dread: locked and loaded

When Paralysis Takes Hold I am filled with dread as November comes to a close. November should have been cause for celebration: Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by a substantial margin and American Indians brought attention to craven injustices … Continue reading

Posted in american indian, Dakota pipeline, Indian, national native american history month, native american, Native American Heritage Month, native press, Native Science, new york times, science communication | 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

The Day Julia Joined the Osage

My uncle sat in the front seat while I drove his car, pointing out the sights on our drive to Pine Ridge—there’s Russell Means’ house, there’s the Agency, there’s Big Bat’s store. We parked the car and John, my daughter … Continue reading

Posted in american indian, authenticity, Francis Parkman, Indian, Mothers Day, native american, native press, Native Science, Osage | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

What is courage?

Today’s news made me wonder: how do you define courage? I heard a report that one of the US presidential candidates was “strong” and “courageous” after taking on the gun lobby No doubt it takes guts to get behind sanctions … Continue reading

Posted in american indian, authenticity, ethics, Indian, Osage, propaganda | 1 Comment

Inspiration

I placed some of our lilac cuttings in a vase for inspiration as I consider today’s poem. Our Pacific Northwest flowers are a delicate pink: not purple like the pictures that adorn air freshener products for your bathroom. Local lilacs … Continue reading

Posted in 30poemsin30days, american indian, Indian, Miwok, native press | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Where the state tree is a telephone pole

The state tree is a telephone pole, he joked. Zig Jackson (Mandan) began his story at the beginning: growing up in Fort Berthold, North Dakota. Few trees and a lot of telephone poles in that part of the state, he … Continue reading

Posted in american indian, authenticity, family values, Geronimo, Indian, native american, native press, Portland Art Musem, Zig Jackson | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments