Category: Indigenous

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The New Indian* Wars: Allies, Are You Really With Us?

by E.M. Lunsford *First, a disclaimer. I call my series, “The New Indian Wars”, as historically, that is what conflicts between Indigenous people and settlers/the government were called. Yes, many of us call ourselves “Indians”, but generally, Native American or Indigenous is more appropriate. This article can pertain to any marginalized group: LGBTQ+, Black/African American,...

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#BrownExcellence: Mark Tilsen’s It Ain’t Over Until We’re Smoking Cigars On The Drill Pad – Musing from a Poetic Warrior

By Gitz Crazyboy Every individual that went answered the call and came out with their own stories, their own experiences, and left with some very life-altering lessons.  To each of us who watched from afar and in awe, we saw people just people rising up as heroes. I’m going to start this off by stating,...

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New Indian Wars: Sage

By E.M. Lunsford When Native Americans speak of sage, what we mean, specifically, is Salvia apiana. Sage is in the same family as many other herbs, such as mint, rosemary, oregano—the family Lamiaceae. Salvia (sages) is a very vast genus. The sage you use for cooking, Salvia officinalis, is known to most of us. Salvia...

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Friday’s Forgotten Books: Tribal Screams by Owl Goingback

There are a number of short stories gathered in this horror collection, and they cover a wide range of subject matter. Like the best horror stories, they offer a mix of catalysts, problems and outcomes, and they are all distinct and captivating. Whether you’re reading about a young man who is doing something foolish in...

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HAPPY NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, aka The Appropriation Season

by E.M. Lunsford Wait, you didn’t know it was Native American Heritage month? You’re not alone! And until recently, you’d never have known it by the White House declarations. Native American Heritage Month was begun in 1990 by President George H. W. Bush. Until then it varied from a day to a week long in...

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11 Indigenous Canadian Children’s Books To Read To Your Children

by Margaret Kingsbury In honor of Canadian History Week (Nov. 18-24) and Native American Heritage Month (November), we’ve gathered these eleven children’s books by Indigenous creatures to celebrate the rich cultures of Indigneous persons from Canada. While some of these children’s books tell stories from the past, others place Indigenous peoples in contemporary times. It’s...