To be Rich without Money

In a March 2015 Smithsonian magazine article titled, Grand Canyon on the Edge, the author, David Roberts, explores the conflict of commercial development on the Navajo Reservation near the Grand Canyon. As one begins to read it is apparent that the story being told is a familiar one. Mainstream America designates which parcel of land…

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Shameful Exploits of Christopher Columbus

On October 12th 1492, Christopher Columbus made landfall in the Bahamas and encountered the Arawak tribe, in effect discovering the New World.  This event is marked by the United States as a Federal holiday on the second Monday of October.  However, if we were to look beyond the discovery to the impact Columbus had in the Americas it would be hard…

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Why do sport teams get a free pass on racial slurs?

Take one minute, I promise only one, and listen to the radio ad created by the Oneida Indian Nation. Click here Who does it hurt to keep the name Washington Redskins? It hurts all persons who strongly identify with Native American culture.  But frankly, it should hurt all Americans.  We should seek a society that treats all people with…

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