Category Archives: native american

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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I’m embarrassed

Folks who study environmental communication internationally shared stories over the last few days at the University of Leicester. I heard about news coverage of the oil pipeline cutting through Lakota territory in North American, the trope of dying animals in … Continue reading

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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

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Swimming in the Emerald Sea

Krabi, Thailand We wake about 6 a.m. just before the sun clears the horizon, and the sky begins to brighten.  We keep our silk drapes open so we can climb out of bed and sit on the deck when dawn … 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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Time to Move the Pipeline

Today’s New York Times Editorial A major shift in news coverage occurred this summer as citizens gathered in North Dakota to protest construction of a 1,134-mile oil pipeline. And, for once, mainstream news media witnessed and reported on the events. … Continue reading

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How to be authentic

National American Heritage Month   November comes on the heels of several events that focus attention on North American Indians. That’s good news. And bad news. The good news is that the spotlight reminds us that critical, life-changing events impact … Continue reading

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