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From the Archives: August 1998
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Football Racism A GROUP of Native Americans appeared before the Trademark Trial and ...

Coalition of United Methodists Won't Hold Event in Atlanta Due to 'Racially Offensive Practices' of the Atlanta Braves
Originally Posted: 05/09/2014 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

A coalition of United Methodists has decided not to host an event planned for the summer 2015 in Atlanta due to "racially offensive practices" of the Atlanta Braves. A g ...

Without Exception
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Blog

After many years of living in solidarity with my people, studying the scriptures, and looking closely at the model of Jesus, I can wholeheartedly agree that, as a rule, "God does not reveal himself in str ...

'The Grandmother Locked In The Bedroom:' A Native American Perspective On History, Immigration, And Thanksgiving
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 11:56am | Type: Press

November 28, 2013 Sojo in the News Stoyan Zaimov ...

D.C. Clergy Join Push to 'Change the Mascot'
Originally Posted: 10/25/2013 - 4:46pm | Type: Blog

The Oneida Indian Nation’s campaign against the Washington pro football club’s team name picked up new supporters this week when more than two dozen clergy in the Washington region committed to taking the figh ...

My (Native) Vote
Originally Posted: 11/06/2012 - 3:06pm | Type: Blog

So who am I going to vote for? I am not sure. But fortunately I have a few more hours to figure it out. My early voting ballot is almost complete. I have done my reading, finished ...

A More Perfect Union
Originally Posted: 11/05/2012 - 12:07pm | Type: Blog

Our reserve is nearly 26,000 square miles with about 300,000 enrolled tribal members, and I cannot recall in my lifetime a presidential candidate visiting our reservation and campaigning directly to our people ...

Respecting the Indigenous Hosts of This Land
Originally Posted: 08/30/2012 - 3:49pm | Type: Blog

In December, I will be hosting a public reading of the 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Act in front of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. I am doing so because page 45 of this 67 page document contains ...

The Selling of the Sacred: Pe’ Sla, Colonialism and Christianity
Originally Posted: 08/27/2012 - 12:23pm | Type: Blog

Recently the owners of a large tract of land in South Dakota began looking to sell their property. The problem is that the land that they own is Pe’ Sla, land sacred to the Lakota Native American people. ...

A New Conversation: Addressing a 500-Year-Old Wound
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 10:25am | Type: Blog

An apology to native peoples is a part of our country's history. Our leaders wrote it, the 111th Congress passed it, and President Barack Obama signed it into law. Then, unfortunately, they buried it. ...

Rewriting History: Thanksgiving or Genocide?
Originally Posted: 11/23/2011 - 11:22am | Type: Blog

I’m not suggesting we not be thankful. But if it were up to me, I’d repeal the official day of Thanksgiving that was sanctioned by Congress because no matter how we want to re-tell or re-write that story, we a ...

This Week in Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

? U.S. troops on the front line believe that the war will go on for another 10 years after they leave. ? An audit shows that the surge of U.S. civilian advisers has cost nearly $2 billion. ...

Neocolonialism and Cowboys & Aliens
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Americans have a hard time knowing how to respond to the sins of our colonial past. Americans have a hard time knowing how to respond to the sins of our colonial past. Excep ...

Violence in the Name of Faith?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

I received a question from a reader recently that asked: You write a lot about the plight of the Palestinians. I received a question from a reader recently that asked: You write ...

Raising Up Voices for Indigenous Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

During my travels connecting with communities as part of an <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0310292891?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wwwbeckygarri-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;crea ...

Five Frustrations When You Debate Israel and the Palestinians
Originally Posted: 12/24/2011 - 7:11am | Type: Blog

I've been fascinated watching an earlier blog hunker down into a strong debate about Israel and the Palestinians (February 22, "<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/02/22/when-will-3-5-million- ...

Xenophobic Border Watch Groups are Domestic Terrorists
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">On May 30, 2009, a terrorist attack in Arizona ended the lives of two U.S. citizens -- a Latino man and his 9-year-old daughter. On Ma ...

Moral Agency and Selective Conscientious Objection
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/conscientious-objection/" target="_blank"></a>This is the third installment of a series Logan Mehl-Laituri is writing for God's P ...

Is the Cordoba House "Insensitive"?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">"Yes, Muslims have the constitutional right to build a mosque near Ground Zero. "Yes, Muslims have the constitutional right ...

Mosques, Churches, Terror, and Love
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Sometimes space is warranted. We need boundaries when relationships are difficult. Sometimes space is warranted. We need boundaries when relationships are difficult. We set up par ...

Adjusting to an Inter-racial Adoption
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

A few weeks ago <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/05/21/ignoramus-racial-moments-and-interracial-adoption/">I traveled to Ethiopia to pick up our adopted son, Isaac.</a> Isaac was abando ...

Wearing My Jesus Goggles to the Boston Tea Party
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>The Tea Party Express -- the traveling band of conservative speakers, entertainers, and organizers -- stops in Washington, D.C., today on its nationwide effort to "vote them out of office" i ...

The Advent of a New Global Faith Family
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

The Grand River flows through Grand Rapids, Mich. with power and peace on its way to Lake Michigan 30 miles west. The Grand River flows through Grand Rapids, Mich. with power and ...

Michael Steele and Racially Insensitive or Racist Comments
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>I am writing to educate Michael Steele and those whose understanding of Native Americans are as superficial as his. On Jan. 4, 2010, Steele, the leader of the Republican Party, held up his hand in the ...

Remembering Native Americans -- Beyond November
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

In November we first think of Thanksgiving, and as we Native Americans say, Thanksgiving is a time when we once again reflect upon all we have and the genocide it took to get it. ...

Growing the Beloved Community in Spite of Sinful Soil
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke often of something he called the beloved community. This was the title given to describe a reality in which freedom, love, justice, and reconciliation would reign. ...

Why Celebrate Columbus Day?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

From the journal of Christopher Columbus:</p> From the journal of Christopher Columbus: In all the world, there is no better people nor better country. They love their ...

Stopping Anti-Immigrant Violence at its Ideological Roots
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

November 8, 2009 will mark the one-year anniversary of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcello Lucero's brutal murder at the hands of seven high school teens in the infamously anti-immigrant Suffolk County, ...

Ken Burns' National Parks: An Unnatural Wilderness
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Last week Ken Burns unleashed his new series on America's national parks, subtitled "America's Best Idea." The cinematography is incredible and Ken Burns is known as a progressive thinker. ...

Why the U.S. Ranks 37 Among World Health Systems, Plus Four Alternative Models
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

The United States is the richest nation on earth. It has some of the best-trained physicians and best medical facilities on earth. It is a leader in medical innovation and medical education. ...

I Met a White Man and He Couldn't Dance
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 11:23am | Type: Blog

<p>I attended a majority white high school in the late '70s and since that time my life has been one cross-cultural bowl of spaghetti. It tastes good but is really messy, sometimes sauce all over yo ...

Christ and Whose Culture?
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:41pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kent Annan A new wave of Native American evangelical theologians rejects the false choice between following Jesus or embracing their tradi ...

Four Points Toward Peace in the Middle East
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

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Creating a New American Ethos
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

We stand at what could be the greatest divide in American history. We stand at what could be the greatest divide in American history. America has come from Native American genocid ...

Indigenous Economics
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Adamson New investment strategies among native people help create holistic and sustainable communities. ...

Who's the Illegal Immigrant, Pilgrim?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>There seems to be much concern lately over the people being referred to as "illegal immigrants." Let's define our terms: "Immigrant" - somebody who has come to a country and s ...

Celebrating True Thanksgiving: One Native American View
Originally Posted: 11/16/2012 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

<p><P>Millions of Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving again this year with a philosophy of Manifest Destiny. Many Native Americans will not celebrate Thanksgiving at all. They will view the holid ...

We Are Still Here
Originally Posted: 07/28/2014 - 9:48am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Mark Betz The largest gathering of American Indians in U.S. history ...

Which Tribe?
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 11:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Julienne Gage Spokane Indian Sherman Alexie often snaps "that's personal" during interviews, yet the characters in his boo ...

Debunking Myths
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Montgomery-Fate Ian Frazier's On the Rez Anthropologist Renato Rosaldo introduced the term "impe ...

The Fire for Survival
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Native struggles for environmental justice. Last year’s anti-World Trade Organizatio ...

Housing Summit at Pine Ridge
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Housing and Urban Development officials and Native American tribal leaders are launching a project to build and renovate housi ...

Team name on Trial
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron McCarroll Gallegos A group of Native Americans appeared before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to argue that "Redskins,&qu ...

Which Road to Freedom?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julienne Gage Sherman Elexie sings the Reservation Blues Several weeks ago I was having lunch at a sandwich s ...

Once and Future Harvests
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Winona LaDuke It's a misty morning on Big Chippewa Lake. An Anishinabeg couple drags their canoe toward the water's edge. The w ...

A Ritual Recovered
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 4:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jon Magnuson O Lord, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all; the earth is full of thy creatures. ...

In Defense of Holy Ground
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 11:10am | Type: Magazine Article

Rachel Johnson Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Most of us have places that, for us, hold a sp ...