Category Archives: Decolonization

Tlingit & Haida Canoe at Sacred Stone Camp

The Tlingits have arrived! Doug Chilton and Deandre King brought the One Peoples Canoe Society canoe all the way to Standing Rock Reservation to support the water protectors resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Pacific Northwest and Alaskan tribes have a … Continue reading

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‘Don’t Let the Corporation Steal Our Land!’ Tlingit Elder Opposes Alaska Native Landless Bill

Frank Hopper’s article on opposition to the Alaska Native Lands Bill is a must read. Cited is public testimony given by Keiheenouk’, John Martin, Sr. of Hoonah, AK. The article is an excellent entry into the story of Alaska Natives’ … Continue reading

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LaVoy Finicum’s message to Native Americans

In a video released the evening of his death, LaVoy Finicum, the man who was shot and killed on Tuesday in Harney County, addresses some concerns voiced by Natives regarding the occupation. In the video he voices his support for … Continue reading

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Reading Through An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States: Multiculturalism

I’ve finally picked up Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s book, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States. The book is an attack on the legitimizing ideology and narrative of the United States’s subjugation of the indigenous people of North America. Though I … Continue reading

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Language matters: The alleged disappearance of Áak’w Kwáan, T’aaku Kwáan

From KTOO What happened to the Áak’w Kwáan and T’aaku Kwáan? Did they all die of disease? Become assimilated? Move away? A state researcher challenges the modern day, persistent narrative implying that local Tlingits seemed to have just vanished as … Continue reading

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Public Testimony Against S. 872

The following is public testimony given by John Martin, Sr. of Hoonah, AK against S.872 – Unrecognized Southeast Alaska Native Communities Recognition and Compensation Act. The bill is currently being considered by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. If … Continue reading

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Visiting at.óowu at the Portland Art Museum

In March I visited the Portland Art Museum along with some clan relatives and Aandeyein to view and handle Naanyaa.aayí at.óowu, Teikhweidi at.óowu and Raven (probaly Kiks.ádi) at.óowu dating back to the 1800’s. NAGPRA claims are in process or planned … Continue reading

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