Whether we like it or not, Saglutupiaġataq (“the compulsive liar” in Iñupiatun) is now president of the United States and Republicans control Congress. Federally recognized Alaska Native and American Indian tribes should brace for the worst, including the possibility that Congress may move to terminate federally recognized tribes.
The termination era of 1953 to 1968 involved Congress stripping tribes of their lands and criminal jurisdiction. The policy was thinly disguised as an attempt to lift American Indians and Alaska Natives out of poverty by assimilating them into mainstream society. However the real goal was to privatize and ransack American Indian and Alaska Native lands.
From the American Indian Relief Council:
From 1953-1964 109 tribes were terminated and federal responsibility and jurisdiction was turned over to state governments. Approximately 2,500,000 acres of trust land was removed from protected status and 12,000 Native Americans lost tribal affiliation. The lands were sold to non-Indians the tribes lost…
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We’ve been waiting, waiting, waiting.
We’ve been waiting for so long…
No, Hillary Clinton is not the Goddess Returned, but come what may, she is bringing change.
The very first time I heard Bernie Sanders speak, I knew who he was
knew the energy he was representing
knew that he was being fed from the same wellspring of evolving consciousness by which so many of us have been being fed lately on this planet.
This wellspring offers the energy of community
It offers the energy of equality
It offers the energy of love.
In a civilization that values profit about all else
this energy becomes revolutionary
but it is not by nature.
By nature, this energy is evolutionary.
There is only so long that we can continue to stumble blindly upon the Earth
eating her up faster than she can feed us
and creating so much suffering for ourselves, our kin in the community of life, and our future generations.
So it is not only unsurprising,
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