Monthly Archives: May 2011

Tlingit ḵwáan, clan, and house list

Link Ḵwáan A ḵwáan is a geopolitical group in Tlingit culture. It has no exact English translation, but is often given as “tribe” or “people”. Each ḵwáan is centered around a settlement or two, and is comprised of a number … Continue reading

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Peruvians show us how to stop a mining company

After weeks of peaceful protests, demonstrators, outnumbering police, have targeted buildings and set cars on fire in southeast Peru, where the government is allowing a Canadian firm to open a silver mine. Al Jazeera’s Craig Mauro reports from Peru. Break … Continue reading

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Stopping the Peace River Dam

From AI/AN ATS A proposed BC Hydro dam on British Columbia’s Peace River threatens to flood 40 miles of river valley where Treaty 8 First Nations tribes have made their home for centuries. The area includes hunting, fishing and trapping … Continue reading

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A New Indpendence

On the beginnings of America, started by indentured whites, black slaves and free Native Americans. And on the beginning and growth of the American Empire. The film depicts American history as neither the standard “deification of our forefathers” of the … Continue reading

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Introducing the Tarahumara

From AI/AN ATS ….. or Rarámuri, as they call themselves. They are an Amerindian tribe of Mexico that has managed to avoid virtually every problem that has plagued we Indians north of the border. Their cancer, diabetes and suicide rates … Continue reading

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Exclusionary Collectivism and Clan Property

A recent article in The Economist highlights what happens when two social concepts, alien to one another, compete in the political realm. Group rights vs individual rights – Me, myself and them WHEN one category of citizens is singled out … Continue reading

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How Will You Spend ‘Doomsday’ On May 21?

Is Judgement Day coming tomorrow? A notice to all who plan on being raptured tomorrow: Feel free to sign over to me anything you feel will be unnecessary in the Kingdom to come. If you have a house, car, bank … Continue reading

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