Commentary Friday, September 16, was Constitution Day. While I am deeply grateful that we are governed by a Constitutional government, I’m also convinced that our current Constitution has been influenced by the Doctrine of Discovery and, therefore, has some deeply embedded flaws that need foundational level changes. The Constitution begins with the inclusive words “We […]
Commentary Published September 16, 2016 Friday September 9th was a roller coaster. When Judge James Boasberg issued his ruling against the injunction filed by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and allowed construction to continue on the Dakota Access pipeline across the Missouri River, Native people and other protesters throughout Indian Country felt like we had […]
Published September 6, 2016 WASHINGTON – This afternoon I had the opportunity to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline by attending an emergency hearing in US District Court in Washington D.C. A few weeks ago I published a summary of this legal struggle which […]
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Guest Commentary Published August 29, 2016 Mark Trahant / TrahantReports The disconnect between the perception of Camp Sacred Stone and the reality of the moment starts a few miles south of Mandan, North Dakota. A cement barricade and a handful of law police divert traffic so that people have a slightly slower route to Camp […]
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Commentary Published July 22, 2016 The challenge with Donald Trump is that he understands all too well what made America “great.” And this has presented a problem for the Republican Party and now, with his nomination, will cause a problem for the entire country. America’s “greatness” is based on explicit, systemic, and dehumanizing racism. One […]
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Guest Commentary Published July 12, 2016 Most people thanked me. Several people shook my hand in appreciation. And one person even gave me a hug. Like most Americans I spent last weekend trying to process the events of the previous week. A week which saw the tragedies of #AltonSterling, #PhilandoCastile and #DallasPolice. Throughout the country […]
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