• Was the United States Founded As a Democracy?0

                    In his splendid book The Lawless Law of Nations (1925), Sterling E. Edmunds says that governments may be defined as “groups of men possessing arbitrary power over other men.” (p. 426) If Edmunds is right, the idea of “self-government” is not a remedy of much merit for American Indians, for such a system would

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  • A View of Slavery and White Domination0

    Ever since the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States, a renewed focus has been placed on “white supremacy” and “white nationalism” and their role in the early origins of the United States. As a result of the 400 year commemoration of the arrival of the first slave ship in Virginia

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  • The Crown (“Corona”) Virus and the Business of America1

    The Business of America is Business

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  • The Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) Territory0

    What “#LandBack” Leaves Out of Focus “A return to an earlier or normal condition” is one definition of the word “back.” In relation to land and Native nations or peoples, the word “back” is often expressed as, “they should give the land back to the Indians.” “#LandBack” has now become a popular meme among some

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  • “Conquest” is Another Word for Domination0

    War—or the act or state of exerting violence against another—is the context for the word conquest. Another way of understanding “a conquest” is, “having achieved a victory over or triumphed over an enemy.” To triumph or surmount is ‘to gain the upperhand over, to have won mastery or dominance over.’ In other words, conquest is

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  • The 1977 UN Conference On “Indigenous Populations”0

    The International Indian Treaty Council’s Intervention In September of 1977, representatives of Indigenous nations and peoples from around the world traveled to the Palace of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. They went there to attend the International NGO [Non-Governmental Organization] Conference on Discrimination Against Indigenous Populations held at the UN Palais des Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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  • Truth and Lie Commissions0

    There’s been no friendship between Native nations And the domination system For us to patch back together, There’s been no harmony with the colonizers To try and restore. Just a genocidal desire by the dominators For our nations to exist no more. For them it’s business as usual And its nothing unusual For them to

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  • Reconciliation1

    I reckon that reconciliation is a clever trap word a trick of the mind a language technique now used all the time a deft move on the Chess Board of Life so we’ll fail to see what the powers that be want to keep out of sight and out of the light reconciliation has a

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  • Let’s Examine the Category Indigenous0

    We begin with the entirety of a People that is living in a particular geographical space, with its language, culture, traditions, and economic patterns. They are original to that space in relation to any other people that arrives later; Suddenly, a second invading People violently enters, or breaks into, that same geographical space and claims

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