Opinions

11/23/16
BY:
Connie Baxter Marlow
Once we recognize the role of the American Indian in the evolution of our country, the dream for humanity carried to these shores by the early settlers of New England and Virginia will be realized, and we will lead the world as exemplars of Liberty...
11/23/16
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Tiffany Midge
Once or twice a month I treat my Nana to lunch at Costco for the rounds of free samples. I tell her we’re at Old Country Buffet, and she’s none the wiser. She’s a big fan of the crescent rolls and pot stickers. Sometimes we hit the food court on the...
11/22/16
BY:
Zoltan Grossman
The election of Donald Trump as president was surprising, even shocking, but how surprised are we really? On election night, America took off its mask, and in some way revealed its true nature in an honest and unvarnished way. What Van Jones called...
11/21/16
BY:
Tracy Rector
Right now, corporations threaten the lifeblood of Mother Earth. There are thousands of water protectors mobilized against the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) in Cannonball, North Dakota, on the traditional territories of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation...
11/20/16
BY:
Peter d'Errico
The battle at Standing Rock to defend Native lands and waters offers a great opportunity for teachers in a range of disciplines. Fortunately, a number of academic groups have prepared teaching materials about Standing Rock and made them available on...
11/19/16
BY:
Lynn Armitage
Optimism. It’s a powerful motivator. And it electrified me out of a deep, three-hour slumber the morning after Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States. “Oh, my God. He did it!” were the first words I spoke. Remembering...
11/18/16
BY:
Terese Mailhot
This is dedicated to the brave white people taking a stand on Facebook against Trump and sharing various Standing Rock articles. You could have been on the front line, in the marches, putting money where your mouth is, but you had the foresight to...
11/17/16
BY:
Michelle L. LaPena
There comes a time when history begins to repeat itself. The Indigenous occupation around the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation is such a time. While there are many differences between the occupation of Wounded Knee in the early 1970s and the...
11/16/16
BY:
Gabriel S. Galanda
“I don’t want to belong to any club that would have me as a member.” – Groucho Marx In 2011, Cedric Sunray wrote a column here simply titled, “Disenrollment Clubs.” He opened with a quote about the Cherokee Freedmen, from Cherokee Nation Tribal...
11/16/16
BY:
Steven Newcomb
The Water Protection Camps at Standing Rock in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline project are within the treaty-recognized territory of the Oceti Sakowin (the Seven Council Fires of the Great Sioux Nation). The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, being...
11/15/16
BY:
Tiffany Midge
Hey America, Well, it’s been fun. We’ve had a good run. But we’re done now. No hard feelings, it’s just not working out. It’s not you, it’s me, okay? Well, actually it is you, but whatevs. If it’s cool with you I’d like to drop by your place when...
11/14/16
BY:
André Cramblit
After twenty years with the same employer I started a new job recently. WOW! After that long it nearly took me two weeks just to pack up all my personal items. My office was liberally decorated with a random collection of plants, student drawings,...
11/13/16
BY:
Vicente Diaz
Disney imagineers have just rolled out a powerful anecdote, connected to the November release of its latest animation, Moana, wherein an elder from Mo’orea, in French Polynesia, is depicted as having asked one of them, “For years, we have been...
11/12/16
BY:
Steven Newcomb
The concept of civil society is traced to the ancient Roman Empire. Today we find this concept in the phrase “civil disobedience.” That phrase communicates the idea that there are people willing to “disobey” the imposed “civis” or “civil order” of...

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