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About Vince

I am a Tlingit, born and raised in Tlingit Country, and a proud member of the Tlingit Nation.

A Native American White Nationalist?

Anti-Fascist News has been engaging in some lazy investigative journalism about me; either that or they’re running a deliberate disinformation campaign. Given Antifa’s track record of cultish, conspiracy-theory behavior either or both could be true. For the uniformed, Antifa is … Continue reading

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Tlingit & Haida Canoe at Sacred Stone Camp

The Tlingits have arrived! Doug Chilton and Deandre King brought the One Peoples Canoe Society canoe all the way to Standing Rock Reservation to support the water protectors resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Pacific Northwest and Alaskan tribes have a … Continue reading

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Erased By False Victory: Obama Hasn’t Stopped DAPL

Originally posted on Transformative Spaces:
#NoDAPL protesters gather for a boat action in Standing Rock on August 20. (Photo: Kelly Hayes) All Native struggles in the United States are a struggle against erasure. The poisoning of our land, the theft…

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‘Don’t Let the Corporation Steal Our Land!’ Tlingit Elder Opposes Alaska Native Landless Bill

Frank Hopper’s article on opposition to the Alaska Native Lands Bill is a must read. Cited is public testimony given by Keiheenouk’, John Martin, Sr. of Hoonah, AK. The article is an excellent entry into the story of Alaska Natives’ … Continue reading

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LaVoy Finicum’s message to Native Americans

In a video released the evening of his death, LaVoy Finicum, the man who was shot and killed on Tuesday in Harney County, addresses some concerns voiced by Natives regarding the occupation. In the video he voices his support for … Continue reading

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The TPPA is a death sentence for Indigenous Rights

Originally posted on Te Wharepora Hou:Tangata whenua are strongly opposed to the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement which will be held in Auckland in February. The TPPA represents a significant and disruptive challenge to Maori. The New Zealand … Continue reading

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Burns Paiute Tribe Says Militia Must Leave Native Land

Originally posted on RED POWER MEDIA:
Burns Paiute Tribal Chairperson Charlotte Rodrique talks to reporters about the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore., on Wednesday.Manuel Valdes/AP By Red Power Media, Staff Tribal council’s Sergeant-at-Arms says Bundy’s Militia not…

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Chase Iron Eyes: Should Indians Support Armed Anti-Government Standoff in Oregon?

Chase Iron Eyes has offered up some points and perspective on the armed take over of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge Headquarters in Oregon. Many of his points are similar to ones I made during the Nevada stand off in 2014. … Continue reading

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Reading Through An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States: Multiculturalism

I’ve finally picked up Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s book, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States. The book is an attack on the legitimizing ideology and narrative of the United States’s subjugation of the indigenous people of North America. Though I … Continue reading

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Language matters: The alleged disappearance of Áak’w Kwáan, T’aaku Kwáan

From KTOO What happened to the Áak’w Kwáan and T’aaku Kwáan? Did they all die of disease? Become assimilated? Move away? A state researcher challenges the modern day, persistent narrative implying that local Tlingits seemed to have just vanished as … Continue reading

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