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 →

Those Who Tell Too Much; Ancestors and Missing, Murdered Women and Children

artist: R Blackwater In the introduction to this series on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Children, I mentioned that this unfolding of the Fuckery and I  requires discussion of history and the repercussion arisen out of it, trauma experienced and held by peoples and the natural world, realities of misogyny, sexuality, institutionalized racism, the... Continue Reading →

My secret is safe with your secret….

I've shared before the confusion and despair felt when ignored by tribal leadership I've reached out to across the continent. Whether the attempted connection is with Osage, Crow, or Anishinaabe (or Blackfoot or Cree or Shoshone or Cheyenne or Pima or....), the silence I've been met with has been as deafening and deadening as the... Continue Reading →

Principles and Visitations from the Mother

I'm reading a book called Benediction by Kent Haruf. It's one of those that I'm forcing myself to finish for reasons I can't comprehend. It's annoying. Damn-near all dialogue and not a single quotation mark. There's a scene in which a preacher pisses off his congregation by suggesting that loving thine enemy and turning the... Continue Reading →

Is porn or child rape the public health crisis?

Arizona wants to call porn an public health crisis. According to CNN, Arizona state Rep. Michelle Udall, R-Mesa, introduced a resolution declaring "pornography is a crisis leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts." The resolution says pornography "perpetuates a sexually toxic environment that damages all areas of our society." Arizona would... Continue Reading →

More than Mournable Bodies

They are more than mournable bodies whether disappeared or reinvented in a pimp's image, no less an image of God, in case you thought otherwise. Children of blood and bone, certainly; but beyond the skin they are or were in, they breathe fire and thread sinew. Sometimes, dripping it between the grains of sand they... Continue Reading →

Universal Fury

The mouth in the clouds opens into a universal scream because there is no space for a dream -ing of future, places, tense for little girls; Ripped from the bosom of the Mother then forced unto a Father whose hellfire and damnation damned the father to disconnect from all that is truly holy and created... Continue Reading →

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