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A Good Death

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In his masterpiece novels House Made of Dawn and The Ancient Child, N. Scott Momaday writes about the Plains Culture of the Kiowa during their glorious century of hunting buffalo and fighting on horseback from Wyoming to Oklahoma. In describing the essential character of this robust and self-assured people at the peak of their spiritual [&hellip... more →

Arranging a Balance of Terror

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As they see it, the nations that won the war in Iraq now control the government, have an alliance with the Kurds and have established increasingly normalized relations with Iran and Syria. No, not the Americans, British and the coalition of the willing. The Iraq government of Nouri Al-Maliki is a success—the Shiites. Of course, [&hellip... more →

The Forced-Displaced

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During the 1980s more than 100 thousand Mayans were forced from their villages into southern Mexico by the genocidal forces of the Guatemalan government while more than 1 million more were forced out of their villages into the mountains. The UN Commission on Refugees did not recognize the refugee status of Mayans. During the war [&hellip... more →

Stand and be Counted

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The 500 million people represented by the World Indigenous Movement do not control nuclear arsenals, central banks, or other weapons of mass destruction. What they do have in abundance, though, is the power of moral sanction. As evidenced in the recent establishment of the United League of Indigenous Nations to govern international trade, travel, health, [&hellip... more →

Woven Stone

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Though there were a few schools located in Native American communities or “Indian country” and American white teachers were sent out to educate Native American people, many, many children were sent away to federal and Christian mission boarding schools far from their homelands. The policy was to break or sever ties to culture, family, and [&hellip... more →

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