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On April 20, 1946, the International Fishermen and Allied Workers of America (IFAWA) Local 46, a communist led union of largely Native Alaskans, walked off the job to demand wage increases, shorter workdays, and the closed shop. Working in solidarity with Food, Tobacco, Agricultural, and Allied Workers (FTA) Local 7, which largely represented Filipino salmon […]
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This is the grave of Powhatan. Born in approximately 1547 in the Virginia tidewater, we know very little of the first sixty years of his life. His actual name was Wahunsenacawh and it was the English who called him Powhatan because that was one of the names of the Algonquin speaking peoples for whom he […]

The Long Lakota War

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On January 18, 2021

Nick Estes has a typically good piece placing the resistance of Nick Tilsen and other Lakotas to Donald Trump’s visit to Mt. Rushmore in the context of the long struggle of the Lakotas for the B

Haaland

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On December 19, 2020

While the House majority is extremely slim and I can see why Pelosi and Hoyer would not want any more appointees out of the House, the appointment of Deb Haaland, who represents Albuquerque in Congres

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