Category Archives: national native american history month

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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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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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

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Leatherstocking Tales

& The Last of the Mohicans How did my wedding anniversary become embroiled in the Leatherstocking Tales? How does my husband conjure up James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans? My story is innocent. I swear. Readers may remember … Continue reading

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