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  • Tribalism

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    The Oxford English Dictionary defines tribe as a group of families or communities linked by cultural ties and having a recognized leader. In an article discussing tribal endurance in North America, Indian Country Today observed that, “Tribalism has generally been described as morals, beliefs, and identity with a tribe or socio-political organization, families, clans or [&hellip... more →

  • Fabric of Identity

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    If the fabric of global society is analogous to a constantly shifting patchwork of cognitive relationships between tribes, institutions, markets and networks, then the fabric of each component of this weaving of narratives is comprised of the beliefs, opinions and views of the individuals interacting with each of these basic forms of human organization. As [&hellip... more →

  • Broken Record

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    My friend Paul de Armond once remarked that it seemed life in America was like a giant broken record in the sky that kept playing the same segment of a song he never really liked. At the time he made this observation, Paul and I were up to our necks in sorting out the anti-Indian [&hellip... more →

  • Acquiring Perspective

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    I was looking over the posts at Native America this morning, and thought about the vast amounts of time and money expended by Indian tribes in the last half-century to hold federal agencies like the Indian Health Service accountable. Almost without exception, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Land Management and Mineral Management [&hellip... more →

  • Principles of Psywar

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    With the advent of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the world indigenous resurgence will require the linking of national, regional, and local movement resources through a process of dialogue and integration. The involvement of moral authorities and organizations will help to assure the proper movement emphasis on moral sanction central to [&hellip... more →

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