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  • Yuppie Bellicosity

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    Two summers ago, Obama was lauding Nixon’s foreign policy. Two weeks ago it was Reagan’s foreign policy he praised. Today he expressed his gratitude to Reagan for curbing the excesses of the 60s and 70s. To sum up, the Democratic candidate for President of the United States finds merit in murdering 3 million Vietnamese, 1 [&hellip... more →

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  • Promises Made

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    My mother and I were born in Seattle on Duwamish land adjacent to Lake Washington. Chief Seattle’s descendants and relatives once fished Sockeye salmon where my grandmother taught swimming. Along Seattle’s extensive waterfront, there were ninety Duwamish longhouses when they signed the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott, yet it took the tribe until 2001 to [&hellip... more →

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  • Absence of the Sacred

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    The World Archeological Congress will meet soon in Dublin, where, among other topics, they’ll examine the Tara controversy. Tara Hill, to the Irish, is like The Black Hills to the Lakota and Cheyenne — a sacred landscape imbued with spiritual values, myth and legend. As a national monument, as well as proposed UNESCO World Heritage [&hellip... more →

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  • Curating Social Knowledge

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    One of my colleague’s students asked if I found my indigenous associates to have a different philosophical perspective. I responded by noting that their cosmology and epistemology was in sharp contrast with dominant society views, and mentioned an interview with Richard Atleo they might find helpful. Making a connection with philosophies indigenous to the landscape [&hellip... more →

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  • A Short Distance

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    In his novel The Lazarus Project, Aleksandar Hemon observes it is a short distance from the editorial to the massacre. Referring to America’s anti-immigrant fervor of a century ago, Hemon remarked, “I do not need to tell you what a crowd of excited Christians is capable of doing”. In the reality of the present, with [&hellip... more →

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