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America First? How About First Americans First?

Indian Country is now a target and so many Trump supporters are emboldened by an administration that does not know how to say no to those who would trample on constitutional rights.  This will be true for many who run federal agencies, state governments, oil, gas, and coal producers, and the Congress. In their mind: Indian Country has had it too good for too long.  Imagine that.  Native journalist Mark Trahant is keeping track of t-rump HERE



Indigenous-Led Pipeline Resistance Camps Spread Across the U.S.* Direct opposition to fossil fuel extraction projects continues to spread throughout the USA. Resistance camps mirroring the #NoDAPL …

READ: Indigenous-Led Pipeline Resistance Camps Spread Across the U.S.* | Hwaairfan’s Blog


17detectoristalt-superjumboRemarkable for New England! I know Pequot Museum Research Director Kevin Mc Bride (wearing glasses in left photo)! (Top Photo: NY Times)

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US Presidents in Their Own Words Concerning American Indians

Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Currents. 

WASHINGTON – American Indians have a different worldview than do non-Indians of the federal government including American presidents. That is not to say, American Indians are anti-American or even anti-government. This is evidenced by the large percentage of American Indians who serve in the United States military.

However, given the history of American Indians in the United States understandably American Indians view history differently. This is true of even how the men who have been president of the United States are viewed by Native people.

The following quotes about American Indians are from various presidents since President George Washington and up to President Barack Obama. The quotes here do not include all presidents. However, there are quotes from every president since President Franklin Roosevelt.

The reader will get a sense of how the hostility towards…

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It’s 150 years since Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address – so we’re taking a tour of some of the highs, and lows, of American speechmaking, and asking what makes some in endure.

Guests Include:

American school students read speeches by Indians?  Americans needed redemption about Indians?

A MUST LISTEN: Talk of the Nation – BackStory with the American History Guys

From Around the Web

  • Various early recordings of the Gettysburg Address – not, alas, featuring President Lincoln himself!
  • A Pennsylvania newspaper’s recent revision of its 1863 opinion, that the Gettysburg Address constituted mere “silly remarks,” and that “[f]or the credit of the nation we are willing that the veil of oblivion shall be dropped over…

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Source: How to Survive Deleting a Character From Your Story #Writer #AmWriting

How to Survive Deleting a Character From Your Story #Writer #AmWriting


Writing the death of a much-loved character can be demanding and can leave you inconsolable.

There is, however, another literary situation which can be just as challenging and it can cast a nasty gloom over your writing day – deleting a character from your story.

I am not talking about deleting a random minor character; someone who you created one day after too much coffee, inserted into the middle of your novel, just to beef it out (technical literary term) and then deleted them the following day after realising your stupidity. Sigh!

No – I am talking about when you make major changes to your draft and you decide to get rid of a key character. They will be a fictional person…

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Members and the public are invited to the first Denton Poets’ Assembly meeting and critique session in 2017 from 9 am to noon.

We start the critique session at 9 a.m., regular meeting begins at 10.

After an opening discussion, members will read the Ottava Rima poetry assignment from J. Paul Holcomb’s December meeting.

For additional information, please refer to: Jan 21st meeting of the Denton Poets’ Assembly

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It has become exceedingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. Albert Einstein, German-American theoretical physicist

If you are viewing this poem from the homepage, you will have to click on the post title to see it lay out properly. Thank you!



Jamie Dedes


The unconscious wake of the city canyon lined

with monolithic buildings, a modern Stonehenge –

an outright lie, the feeling that a wee human can

do anything walking down this asphalt valley


though wise hawks flee to the countryside and those

thrusting window ledges are home to pigeons who

coo piteously at the traffic below, a parade of some

silly folk wearing fetching clothes and trusting


their sugared dreams to the midnight winds and

others arrogant who trip the ego fantastic and

hammer at their expectations with stone fists well

weighted by iron beliefs. It’s all mythology because



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How to Help #NODAPL Tribe:

From The Hill:

Trump takes action to move forward with Keystone, Dakota Access pipelines

The Spirit of Standing Rock on the Move People from more than 300 tribes traveled to the North Dakota plains to pray and march in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux. Back home, each tribe faces its own version of the “black snake” and a centuries-old struggle to survive.

More than 300 tribes have sent representatives to the North Dakota Plains in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux, each one them temporarily leaving behind their own tribe’s historic struggles to survive.

READ: YES! Special Report

Keystone XL Pipeline Revived


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