The Hypocrisy in Indian Country and #MMIW

The above is an example of imagery used by groups and individuals who want to create more awareness around the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women phenomenon. Here Senator Klobuchar poses for holding a poster presumably in support of a non-profits work in 'bringing awareness' to the larger population about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. The … Continue reading The Hypocrisy in Indian Country and #MMIW

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

The Bones Whistle on the Wind

Calling themselves home? 44.3534, -108.1300 53.9169, -112.6852 -23.0170, -46.8699 49.2274, -122.2760 38.8891, -78.0758 41.2633, -70.0526 17.7265, -101.5290 30.2712, -81.7529 48.7990, -122.4500 44.48, 34.1256 48.1714, -124.2799 35.3812, -97.4749 33.0088, -83.3681 50.739389, -114.31611 44.14, -103.197 30.2712, -81.7529 47.0343, -122.9690 53.9169, -122.6852 46.6012, -111.8910 34.1273, -79.1084 17.6417, -108.552 17.7265, -101.5290 46.8980, -122.5600 40.8628, -77.3913 46.8980, -122.5600 48.7990, -122.4500 … Continue reading The Bones Whistle on the Wind

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

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