indigenous people

New Mexico Replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

New Mexico Replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

For people of Native American or Hispanic national origin, Columbus Day is far from a celebratory holiday. After all, despite all of the misinformation and hype surrounding Christopher Columbus, he is responsible for the enslavement and genocide of potentially millions of indigenous people across the Americas. It remains a source of constant frustration that our […]

The Aftershocks of the DAPL Standing Rock Protests Are Still Ongoing

The Aftershocks of the DAPL Standing Rock Protests Are Still Ongoing

For several months in 2016, the whole world stood at transfixed by what was happening at the Standing Rock. The looming threat of the Dakota Access pipeline through tribal lands combined with the lack of respect for the sovereignty of the tribes to whom that land was significant inspired massive protests and led to the […]

Keystone XL Pipeline Defeated; Sioux Who Sang in Senate in Victory Arrested

Keystone XL Pipeline Defeated; Sioux Who Sang in Senate in Victory Arrested

Last night, the Senate chambers briefly filled with the sounds of a Crow Creek Sioux tribe member named Greg Grey Cloud singing in victory after the vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill was not passed. The bill failed to pass by only one vote. This vote came after months of heated debate and increasingly […]

Genocide & The Thanksgiving Day Myth

Genocide & The Thanksgiving Day Myth

Above: “Enlightened and Christian Warfare in the 19th Century–Massacre of Indian Women and Children in Idaho” published in “Frank Leslie’s Illustrated,” August 1868. Article republished with permission from Popular Resistance. The Defining and Enabling Experience of Our “Civilization”  As we again plan to celebrate what US “Americans”call Thanksgiving, let us pause for a moment of […]