Posts Tagged ‘Native Americans’

November 6th, 2022 - 5:58 pm § in Law and Courts

Native American adoption preference isn’t racism

If the U.S. accuses China of forced assimilation of the Uyghur people, they can say “you did it too,” and they’d be right. Early 20th century attempts to force Native Americans to become “white” are a dark chapter in American history. “Assimilation” was a di[...]

April 23rd, 2022 - 3:05 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Could tribes go into the abortion business?

If the Supreme Court lets states outlaw abortion, could abortion clinics still operate on Native American reservations in those states? In theory, the answer appears to be “yes,” because reservations are federal land, and states can’t legislate what happens there. It’s actual[...]

December 18th, 2020 - 10:40 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Environment, Politics

Biden’s pick of a Native American for Interior Secretary is a sea change

Joe Biden, fresh from his Electoral College victory, and now officially president-elect, named Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM, photo left) as his choice for Interior, the federal agency that oversees federal lands and Native American affairs. Obama’s first interior secretary, Ken Salazar, called her &[...]

January 20th, 2019 - 2:31 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Politics

The hubris of youth

There’s a certain age at which boys know everything, and way more than elders with vastly greater knowledge and experience of life. Life is simple then. Should we warn him this lovely simplicity won’t last? Nah, let him enjoy this moment and find that out in good season. Read story here [...]

October 8th, 2018 - 1:37 am § in Misc.

Columbus Day


October 9th, 2017 - 1:01 am § in America

Columbus Day

Remembering the rest f the story .. the travails of the Lakota people at the hands of Abe Lincoln.[...]

July 10th, 2017 - 10:09 am § in The Ave Scene

The Longboat Arrive in Alki


February 12th, 2017 - 11:27 am § in Misc.

Lincoln’s Birthday: Lincoln’s racism

Mark Cochran FACEBOOK This picture is of 39 men that were ordered to be executed by Abraham Lincoln for treaty violations(hunting off of their assigned reservation)Yes the “Great Emancipator” as the history books so fondly referred to him as. Authorities in Minnesota asked President Lin[...]

December 9th, 2016 - 1:16 am § in America, Environment, Hypocrisy


  Mary Anne Campbell I just heard from a client who trains her horses in North Dakota. She has another side of this story from the other people who live in this community. While I absolutely stand with the principles being defended at Standing Rock, I think it’s very apparent this year that [...]

November 27th, 2016 - 1:50 pm § in Environment, Misc.

The Impasse in North Dakota

Will Winter Wilt the Protests? At some point, facts become less important than the symbolism of protest. The facts about real environmental damage or legal issues relating to property do not matter in North Dakota.  A bridge has become the front line of this fight. Passionate news flares across FAC[...]