The Fleeting Beauty of Fireworks

Commentary Published July 5, 2017 Fireworks are cool, but they never seem to last very long. Most public shows are between 20 and 30 minutes. And the grand finale, when the majority of the fireworks are launched to light up the sky in a blaze of glory that can be seen for miles, usually lasts […]

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A Native Perspective on Memorial Day

Commentary  Published June 1, 2017 There are four US holidays that, as a Native, I find difficult to fully celebrate. The first is Columbus Day. For obvious reasons. The second is Thanksgiving. Do we really need a holiday celebrating a mythical multi-ethnic potluck? The third is the Fourth of July. Because the Declaration of Independence […]

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A Native Perspective: 100 Days: Trump Still Stuck on the “Pocahontas” Complex

Guest Commentary  Published April 29, 2017 On Friday, in a speech to the National Rifle Association, President Trump was speaking about his victory in the electoral college. He noted that he was the only candidate to give a speech to the NRA during the campaign. And he warned his audience that in the 2020 election […]

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A Native Perspective on War, Terrorism and the MOAB Bomb

Commentary Published April 15, 2017 On  Friday morning, the hosts of Fox and Friends celebrated the MOAB bomb dropped Thursday by the United States military against ISIS in Afghanistan. This was the largest non-nuclear bomb ever detonated in combat, and they aired the video of the explosion to the song by Toby Keith “Courtesy of the […]

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Why America Must Continue to Deliberate Neil Gorsuch and Originalism

Commentary Published April 9, 2017 To secure the appointment of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court, Senate Republican Majority leader Mitch McConnell enacted what has been referred to as the “Nuclear Option.” What this means is the Senate rules were permanently changed so Supreme Court nominees can be confirmed with a straight […]

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No Comment from the Trump White House Regarding Native Nations March on DC

Published March 7, 2017 WASHINGTON – “The White House referred a request for comment to the Interior Department. That department referred the inquiry to the Corps, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday.” This quote is from a story by ABC News after they attempted to get a comment from the Trump […]

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