On January 15, 2015, during a flight from Sri Lanka to Manila, Pope Francis declared to reporters: “In September, God willing, I will canonize Junipero Serra in the United States.” In other words, the pope intends to make Serra a Roman Catholic saint.
The "outcome document" of the high-level ple
Some of my friends are celebrating that 2014 was the year the “Torture Report” finally came out, allowing the world to see that the United States is big enough to admit its shortcomings for all to see. This is why the U.S. deserves to be a leader on the side of morality.
Damian Webster and Emmy Scott ask important questions in their recent article
Tis the Season. Christmas time, along with Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick, mistletoe, ugly holiday sweaters, and the onslaught of sweaty suburban shoppers crowding shopping centers, is once again upon us.
In the wake the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the CIA's use of torture, we are all being asked to think historically.
The debate over the meaning and significance of the outcome document for the United Nations (UN) high level plenary meeting (erroneously referred to as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples) is not going to end anytime soon.
In 1977 I had the incredible opportunity to be the coordinator for the first UN NGO conference on Indigenous peoples of the Americas.
Recently, a United Nations (UN) “high level plenary meeting” occurred on September 22 and 23, at the UN headquarters in New York. A great deal of confusion has arisen because the UN high level meeting was “to be known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.” (WCIP) But let’s be clear.
My mother was Katie John. Her name has become symbolic across the state of Alaska for her life-long legal battle to protect traditional rights. The state views her as a threat while her supporters view her as a hero.
An imprisoned Native American chief, an unlikely cadre of Nebraskans and a harrowing journey led to one of America’s earliest civil rights victories 135 years ago.
The US Department of State’s Bureau of Human Rights, Democracy and Labor invited American indigenous governments to a “consultation” on May 9. This meeting in Washington, D.C.
On April 18, 2014, National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby wrote U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
In 2011 Mary Fallin assumed office as Governor of the Oklahoma and, like it or not, the events that have followed exemplify some of the worst atrocities against Native Americans in any recent memory.