The Boys Scouts Debacle

Perhaps the Boy Scouts revelations have brought us to a turning point? Boy Scouts deluged with 92,700 sexual abuse claims, dwarfing U.S. Catholic Church’s numbers https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-11-16/boy-scouts-sexual-abuse-claims-top-88000-bankruptcy For generations we have raised people into adulthood who thought they could sexually traumatize other generations. Then, we agreed —for very discreet reasons—to protect the perpetrators and not the … Continue reading The Boys Scouts Debacle

National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Today is the National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. One day. There's a lot of red being worn; some say the red is worn or painted on faces because it's the only color that spirits see. It's painted over the mouths of young women because many believe their voices … Continue reading National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Human Trafficking Is Not Traditional, Except When It Is

One of the myths about human trafficking is that it's not traditional. However, the phenomenon of human trafficking, particularly that of children and women from Indian Country, is entwined in the histories of indigenous peoples all over, including those in North America. That we've put them 'out of sight, out of mind' physically, educationally, and … Continue reading Human Trafficking Is Not Traditional, Except When It Is

The Big Business of Indian Gaming and Disappearing Indigenous Women and Children

  This is the sixth in a multi-part series that will chronicle my journey into the world of sex-trafficking and murder in Indian Country and beyond. The first can be read here, the second, third, fourth and fifth. If you've already read those, scroll down until the font change.  Headlines, hashtags, and public service announcements … Continue reading The Big Business of Indian Gaming and Disappearing Indigenous Women and Children

The Ties that Bind Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

artist: Nicholas Galanin What is it that can bring together a diverse crowd that includes: judges from the Navajo bench and the New Mexico Court of Appeals; state senators from Arizona, Colorado, North Dakota, North Carolina and Ohio provincial representatives in Winnipeg and Toronto lawyers from Arizona, West Virginia, Kansas, Wisconsin and South Dakota a … Continue reading The Ties that Bind Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

A Plea; Please Don’t

Please don't. Please don't fuck your children. Please don't fuck your friend's children. Please don't fuck the friends of your children. Please don't procure children to fuck. Please don't put on the priestly, monkish, motherly, doctorly, lawyerly or powerlike vestments as a way to fuck children. Please don't procure children to be fucked by those in the uniforms of … Continue reading A Plea; Please Don’t