Monthly Archives: November 2008

Prop 8 Protest: Same Sex Marriage Rights Denied

In November, 52 % of California voters passed Proposition 8, which denies same-sex couples the right to marry. The initiative overturned a May ruling by the State Supreme Court that struck down a 2000 ban on same-sex unions. As with … Continue reading

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Cherrie Moraga: Still Loving in the War Years

I am the welder. I understand the capacity of heat to change the shape of things. I am suited to work within the realm of sparks out of control. I am the welder. I am taking the power into my … Continue reading

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Anti-Chief Protest Express Concerns

I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant. This quote truly sums up the nature of most public conversations about ‘the chief.’ … Continue reading

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WAMPANOAGS FOUR CENTURIES OF STRUGGLE FOR TRIBAL RECOGNITION

The Wampanoag were the Native American tribe encountered by the early colonists when they arrived to the shores of Wampanoag lands. The tribal nation, however, was not to receive federal recognition until last year. The struggle for tribal recognition faced … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving: A Native American View

I celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving. This may surprise those people who wonder what Native Americans think of this official U.S. celebration of the survival of early arrivals in a European invasion that culminated in the death of 10 to … Continue reading

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Sgt. Burge Arrested

The October 2008 edition of the Public i detailed the systematic torture perpetrated by Chicago Police officer Jon Burge and other officers under his command from 1972 to 1993. On October 21, 2008, Sergeant Burge was arrested at his home … Continue reading

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