Watching the Trials Gabriel Fernandez

I've been watching the trials of Gabriel Fernandez. I must be numbed to the horrors of the abuses he and others have lived through and died from because one of the first things that ran through my mind was, "I'm so grateful my mother didn't kill me." I sobbed in gratitude for myself and grief … Continue reading Watching the Trials Gabriel Fernandez

Operation Lady Justice Isn’t

Forgive my cynicism but the notion that the United States (or any state’s) government can effectively intervene or investigate the causes and solutions for Missing and Murdered Indigenous women is utter horseshit and an exercise in hypocrisy. On November 26, President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order creating a White House task force on … Continue reading Operation Lady Justice Isn’t

The Isolation of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Efforts

Rallies, walks, task forces, songs and billboards, conventions and commissions across the the US and Canada have convened to bring attention to missing and murdered indigenous women and children but the refrain, "What are you talking about?" remains common outside indigenous communities.  It's still out of sight, out of mind; mirroring the intention of putting … Continue reading The Isolation of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Efforts

The Gila River Monster, the Cowesses council member, the Wich-itan and the $50,000 Bullet

Three men representing three Nations across two countries. Gentlemen, did you really think you were operating unseen? Did you think those you claim to revere in public would approve of your behavior in private? Did you really think you could weaponize the medicine to protect yourselves, your 'product', and it's flow?  Did it not occur … Continue reading The Gila River Monster, the Cowesses council member, the Wich-itan and the $50,000 Bullet

Off-line Recruiting Centers for The Fuckery

It is easy for many to keep the idea of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women as isolated; part of their world and, therefore, not our problem. They are sorely mistaken. While indigenous women and girls across the Americas are targeted victims for The Fuckery, they are not the only vulnerable ones that are potential prey.  … Continue reading Off-line Recruiting Centers for The Fuckery

Oh, Sir

Have you forgotten that the mountains talk to each other, that they're braided like roots? That the river you think is dry, isn't? That the wind shifts and spins as well as sand and speaks like the Ancestors do? That their voices--those of the ones you tell the stories to in the dark--can be heard … Continue reading Oh, Sir

Buried Bodies and Buried Truths

Enforced disappearances.  Disappearances of Indigenous women and children from the Americas that are aided and abetted by local, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies across the continent, by those in the highest reaches of the United States and other militaries, private industry, local, state and federal houses of legislature, and government-owned multimillion dollar enterprises. All … Continue reading Buried Bodies and Buried Truths