July 26, 2016
BY:I had a few trepidations about attending my first college reunion. I did not have the traditional great Dartmouth experience during my four years in New Hampshire. In fact, I had a full-blown panic attack the first time I attended a non-Native...
July 22, 2016
BY:It is hard to make sense of the horrors of the past couple weeks. We have seen more tragedies with deaths involving the police and men of ethnic backgrounds.
June 25, 2016
BY:Last week “The Greatest” was laid to rest. Seems to be happening more and more as the oldest of the Baby Boomer generation begins to shuffle off this mortal coil. Seeing Ali go down for the 10 count got me waxing nostalgic.
June 06, 2016
BY:This past week I attended the Native American Graduation Ceremony at Humboldt State University located in Arcata, CA The Indian Tribal & Educational Personnel Program (ITEPP) has been at the core of the support for Natives at HSU and I am one of...
May 08, 2016
BY:My 79-year-old mom, Jeanerette Jacups-Johnny, has been staying with us recently. She fell twice in one week, hitting her head both times and getting two concussions. She has been recouping at our house for the last month.
March 10, 2016
BY:February 21 was International Mother Language Day. It is a day to celebrate the diversity of the world’s languages and to support each other in the battle to retain this most important part of who we are. All Natives should take time everyday to...
February 28, 2016
BY:Ho, ho ho, hummmmm. The avalanche of holidays is wrapping up, and winter is in full regalia just ready to dance. It is also time for some Native parents to send our precious children (even though they are young adults really), out into the world and...
January 20, 2016
BY:David Bowie died last week. Damn!
October 22, 2015
BY:Click here if you missed Part 1.
October 21, 2015
BY:I know there are many of you who read the wonderful words at Indian Country Today Media Network who are non-Native. I thought it would be helpful for you to have a reference for some of the inside remarks that are sometimes made.
September 28, 2015
BY:Uh oh! Looks like Dartmouth stepped right in the middle of a steaming pile of controversy.
September 16, 2015
BY:Author's Note: I originally wrote this article for the magazine Winds of Change back in 2002, published by the American Indians Science and Engineering Society (AIESES).
May 24, 2015
BY:Another blip on the otherwise bland radar of white middle class Eurocentric sensationalist information, that is really pabulum for the masses, and passes for news was recently seen.
May 15, 2015
BY:Sometimes it is hard to believe we still have to deal with racist misanthropic garbage that has been heaped on Natives since first contact. In some areas we have come so far, from having a Native as a U.S.