Reproduced from The Black Commentator (Issue No 26, 23 January 2003) “The spirit was freedom and justice And its keepers seem generous and kind Its leaders were supposed to serve the country But now they won’t pay it no mind ‘Cause the people grew fat and got lazy And now their vote is a meaningless… Read More Bush’s Ugly America: Is It Obama’s?
In line with an earlier post about the repatriation of First Nation remains held in museums, I am happy to tell readers of the recent publication of a new book, by AltaMira Press, titled Spirited Encounters: American Indians Protest Museum Policies and Practices. The publisher’s synopsis reads as follows (with minor edits): “During the twentieth… Read More Spirited Encounters: American Indians Protest Museum Policies and Practices
Thanks to Native American Minnesota, I was introduced to some public discussions and documents concerning efforts to obtain a national apology to American Indians in the United States, and Geff Wigley at NAM considers how Minnesota might learn from and adapt Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission — see “Does Minnesota needs its own Truth and… Read More Apology to Native Americans in the U.S.: current discussions
A collection of three separate articles, and one video, in line with the intent of the previous post: “You will be on my mind every day I am in the White House” My Indian policy starts with honoring the unique government to government relationship between tribes and the federal government and ensuring that our treaty… Read More Barack Obama and American Indians: “You will be on my mind every day I am in the White House”