Category Archives: Sovereignty

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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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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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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Tribal Nations without States

Indigenous Anarchism. Among the Indians there have been no written laws. Customs handed down from generation to generation have been the only laws to guide them. Every one might act different from what was considered right did he choose to … Continue reading

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Visiting at.óowu at the Portland Art Museum

In March I visited the Portland Art Museum along with some clan relatives and Aandeyein to view and handle Naanyaa.aayí at.óowu, Teikhweidi at.óowu and Raven (probaly Kiks.ádi) at.óowu dating back to the 1800’s. NAGPRA claims are in process or planned … Continue reading

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Free Lingít Aaní!

Today is Free Nations Day. Free Nations Day is an opportunity to reclaim the idea that nations are voluntary groupings of free individuals, not externally imposed political borders or states. Both geographic localities and identities that transcend space are legitimate … Continue reading

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Kanaka Maoli to Feds: ‘Get Out of Our House! Go Home!’

Decolonial monarchism! This jives well with Bioregionalism and indigenous clan/band/village level sovereignty. A fellow Tlingit commented that “sovereignty should not be defined at the whim of U.S. congressional mood swings.” I agree entirely but would add that the US would … Continue reading

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(CHILOQUIN, OREGON) – U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, State of Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, State of California Governor Jerry Brown, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, Klamath Tribes elected officials and Klamath Basin irrigators held a … Continue reading

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Cliven Bundy; an indigenous perspective on the armed militia response

I am personally ambivalent regarding Mr. Bundy’s specific claims to grazing lands and cattle grazing in Nevada. I feel certain there are environmental issues with cattle grazing practices in an arid region. As an Alaska Native and American Indian (descended … Continue reading

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First Nations clash with Police in Canada…. what to do?

Over reaction by Canadian authorities to anti-fracking protests… what does it mean? First Nations are at a very different stage in their relationship with Canada than, say, Alaska Natives are with the US. If anything, entrenched Native institutions in Alaska … Continue reading

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