Several years ago, on a brisk spring day in the wild reaches of northeastern Arizona, I was helping an elderly grandmother scrape kernels off a bushel’s worth of dried corn cobs. She spoke no English and I knew little Navajo, so we worked in silence, sitting on a blanket, side by side.
Thomas Jefferson's ghost stalks Oak Flat.
On January 17, 1893, a group of American sugar barons and plantation owners, backed by the United States military, overthrew Queen Lili’uokalani of the Kingdom of Hawai’i and imprisoned her in her own palace. The coup led to the dissolving of the Kingdom and its illegal annexation by the U.S.
Introduction, Or Why I’m Mad
As the Gregorian/ISO 8601 year 2016 begins in this part of the world it’s a bright sunny day. Up to now we’ve had a warmer than usual Fall and Winter but it seems to have settled back into its usual rhythm.
As the Gregorian calendar winds down, we enter a period when since ancient times we pause to reflect, assess, envision and prepare ourselves for the next cycle of life.
The November 6, 2015 announcement of the rejection of the Presidential Permit that would allow TransCanada to continue the XL Pipeline project to the Gulf of Mexico was rejected after being placed on hold by President Obama in 2011 amid conflicts of the route of the pipeline through sacred sites
Environmentalists, Indigenous folks and others were overjoyed to hear that President Obama has cancelled the Keystone XL Pipeline.
The autumn morning frost clung to the edge of the glacial till boulder, in the shadows of the highway.
Honor the Earth is introducing the Pipeline-free Breast Campaign as a part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Noting, “Fossil Fuels are bad for your boobs.
This year Yosemite celebrates its 125th anniversary. Next year sees 100 years of the National Park Service. Will Native Americans be celebrating “America’s best idea?” Probably not. The thousands of tribal people in Asia and Africa destroyed in its name certainly won’t be.
This column was originally published in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
My culturally biased column about the thrill-killing of Cecil the Lion went up in the middle of the night.
In the spring in Canada, people line up to buy herbicides. Canadians hate weeds like they love hockey and politeness.