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Decolonizing Housing

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On January 28, 2021
Here is an interesting indigenous perspective on housing as a human right and how a capitalist market-based housing system is a disaster for everyone who can’t afford to play: According to Jackie Fielder (Two Kettle Lakota and Hidatsa), who is queer, Latina and a former candidate for the California State Senate in San Francisco, the […]
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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 Black Hills. Tilsen is the president and CEO of NDN Collective, a Native-run nonprofit based in Rapid City, South Dakota, […]

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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This is the sign memorializing the unmarked graves of the Native chiefs who died in Philadelphia’s yellow fever epidemic of 1793. You can read the sign so I don’t need to repeat it. But let me just say a few words to provide some context. Yellow fever was a horrible disease in the centuries before […]
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