Lessons from Brooklyn College BDS, Barghouti, and Butler

February 25, 2013

. This commentary originally appeared in the Algemeiner on February 22, 2013. Reader and correspondent David Lurie has directed me to some not well-publicized revelations about the Brooklyn College BDS event. To begin, the campus BDS chapter defended itselfagainst various accusations of selective and prejudicial admission to the event and other claims, including the discriminatory eviction [...]

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for an American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

March 26, 2009

When the United Nations passed its Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in September 2007, only four nations voted against it: Australia, New Zealand, Canada – and the United States. Not difficult, historically, to understand why, but what millennium is this? Of course, Bush was president then. But while the Obama administration recently and [...]

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The Reason for “the sad red earth”

March 12, 2009

If you are new to this blog, you may not yet know it’s main and driving purpose. Photographer Julia Dean and writer A. Jay Adler are traveling the U.S., visiting all the corners of Indian Country, as we attempt to document the nature and state of Native American life in the country today. This story [...]

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The Lone Butte Nine

January 22, 2009

Imagine a former deputy assistant and White House liaison to the American Indian community in the Clinton administration who in her 60s takes a job as a low paid security guard at one of Phoenix’s best high schools in order to enable her grandchildren to attend. Imagine she discovers physical abuse and terrible educational neglect [...]

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The American Indian Church

January 3, 2009

Among the goals and legacies of conquest has been that of converting Native Americans to Christianity. Christian churches have been evangelizing on the San Carlos Apache Reservation since soon after Geronimo was captured for the last time and active resistance to the concentration policies on the reservation ceased in 1886. The first Lutheran missionaries arrived [...]

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People of San Carlos I

January 1, 2009

Dale Miles was the first person we got to know on the San Carlos Apache Reservation. We had read one of his editorials, about anti-Apache prejudice, in the off-reservation, Apache Moccasin newspaper, and sought him out. It is not entirely clear how many non-Natives read the Apache Moccasin, even though it is non-Native published, and [...]

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