Monthly Archives: September 2010

Keeping up the pressure on the Seattle Police

What sort of resolution should be sought for the killing of John T. Williams? Thus far, we have promises of a peer review, overhaul of the department and an inquest of the incident. I have no doubt that public pressure … Continue reading

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Natives in the Military?

Cross posted from AI/AN Attack the System With politicized debate around the role of gays in the military we should reflect on what place Native Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives have in the US Government’s military. Let us not … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events

A couple of events being organized by the Old Growth Alliance: JOHN T. WILLIAMS fundraiser/ benefit October 8 · 6:30pm – 11:30pm Alaska Native Brotherhood hall 320 W Willoughby Avenue Juneau, AK 3RD ANNUAL COLUMBUS DAY PROTEST October 11 · … Continue reading

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The Whole Damn System Is Guilty!

Murdered by a Seattle Police Officer. The whole damn system is guilty!

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Formulating a Strategy for an Independent Tlingit Nation – Part 2: Yakutat vs. Geohedral LLC

This is the second part in a series on developing a de facto Tlingit tribal nation in southeast Alaska. In part one of this series I explored why we should use ANCSA Village Corporations to develop resilient local economies. In … Continue reading

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A Street Execution of a Nuu-Chah-Nulth Man

More information has come to light regarding John T. Williams’ death at the hands of a Seattle police officer. As one commentator on this tragedy pointed out, it appears that it wasn’t Williams who approached Officer Ian Birk with a … Continue reading

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Why We Grieve John T. Williams

Why do we grieve the death of John T. Williams? As First Nations, Alaskan Natives, Northwest Coast Tribal Members, Native Americans and American Indians this death touches us, whether we knew him and his family or not. We regret all … Continue reading

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B.C. Carver and First Nations Tribal Member Killed by Police in Downtown Seattle

Seattle Times Article Here Williams, 50, was fatally shot Monday afternoon by a Seattle police officer who saw him on a downtown street holding a folding knife and carrying a piece of wood. Police say Williams ignored several orders to … Continue reading

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