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  • Always a Good Day

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    My friend Darryl, a Sto:lo storyteller and retired seafarer living in Spain, once told me of growing up in a logging camp on the Olympic Peninsula where his grandmother was camp cook. Keeping him company as a young boy were the bears and birds and people of Elwha, a tribe of the S’Kllalam nation near… more

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  • Promoting Murder in America

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    Contrary to public opinion, promoting murder is not protected by the U.S. Constitution. Nor is it protected by tax exempt status, as in the case of charitable trusts and organized religions. The only place we find some degree of protection for individuals engaged in promoting murder is in the limited liability of corporations and in… more

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  • Wholistic Medicine

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    While the dominant discourse relies on codes and categories that separate for ease of analysis, Indigenous models of knowing rely on awareness of the whole. This awareness is spoken through stories, teachings, and medicines that are interwoven in the language, meaning, and spiritual life of the People. This awareness is lived and known, interacted with… more

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  • A Nihilistic Tradition

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    In Prostitution, Trafficking, and Cultural Amnesia, Melissa Farley observes that, “In order to normalize prostitution in everybody’s culture, postmodern theory helps to keep the real harms of prostitution, pornography and trafficking invisible.” She also notes the racialized hierarchy of the industry: Within the gendered institution of prostitution, race and class create a familiar hierarchy with… more

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  • Maintaining Inequality

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    In Learning from South Africa, Palestinian activist Haidar Eid and South African activist Savera Kalideen claim that on all counts Zionism is worse than Apartheid. Able to avoid UN Security Council censure thanks to the US veto, Israel’s dispossession of its indigenous people finds protection in the only institutional bodies capable of forcing observation of… more

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