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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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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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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...