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Indigenous Thoughts 05/13/2021








 

 

 

Some do the right thing

 
8922683873?profile=RESIZE_400x At Sand Creek, this man Capt. Silas Soule defied the orders of his superior, General Chivington, and barred his men of the 1st Regiment from attacking the Cheyenne and Arapaho under the American and white flags. “I refused to fire and swore that none but a coward would,” he wrote later in letters to DC, which outed the event as a massacre and conflicted with Chivington’s claims that it was a battle. As a result of his courage to speak out against this brutality and wrongdoing, a Congressional…
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I haven't really had the energy to address "the list" and to be honest, I have a very flippant attitude towards lists because it's all colonial bullshit, don't get me wrong. Lists no matter how benign have repercussions that lead to putting people in danger of real harm.
My Uncle Mike used to tell me "Baby Jae, We're Native. We/You were born on watchlists." It's not a threat that works on me but I have absolutely been put in danger because of lists & people concerned about "the list" should 100% be worried & angry.
There are lists we consent to creating & signing up for, lists that we were forced to create, be on &…
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South Dakota racism doesn’t begin with the recent “Slave Auction” controversy in the town of Faith.
Back when we were first exploring the state as our next possible home, an East Coast Native American friend said to me: “South Dakota and racism…they go together like Mississippi and plantations”.
Too true, I thought - though I wasn’t aware at that time how many Native Americans across the country referred to South Dakota as “the Mississippi of the North”.
And though I was aware of the state’s history of racism and racist incidents – from the…
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