Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Featured

Three Sided Coin by “Kuni” Tyrone Ross Thompson

Three Sided Coin by “Kuni” Tyrone Ross Thompson

A generation gap & enrollment has a certain sentiment often exclusive with bourgeois being the consistent attempted dialogue turned into being vile systolic feeling of resentment Identity questioned again among kinship like I walked from the gangplank into colonial boundary words added threads to the noose but older ones are supposed to led our kinship? This worldview is able to see past the reactionary infliction at attempted subjugation by a imaginary conquered rule and I choose to move forward beyond petty infliction Tried to attack personal habits & identity I was trying to communicate what sovereignty is contradicted on a larger scale not enrolled to your tribe so I have no right or humanity For capitalist Indians there’s three sides to a coin talk about being family on Washani soil later cutthroat kinship for entitled land and loving the colonizer for the elite coin But I don’t follow that metric but a circle I lived through a suicidal turmoil learned that concrete inundated the homeland this life’s work is...

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Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Featured

KLAMATH’S SALMON DISASTER: Why it happened, who’s responsible and what’s needed now

KLAMATH’S SALMON DISASTER: Why it happened, who’s responsible and what’s needed now

In his recent Indy Media report, Record Low Klamath Salmon Run Spurs Tribal,Commercial and Sport Fishery Closures, reporter Dan Bacher claims that projected low salmon returns to the Klamath River are “due to a combination of several years of drought, water diversions in the Klamath Basin and to the Sacramento River and the continued presence of the PacifiCorp dams.” Dan’s claims repeat talking points and press releases from tribal and fishing leaders who seek to advance their own agendas, including Klamath Dam removal and federal disaster relief payments. But those claims are not the reason there will be record low returns of salmon to the Klamath River and severely curtailed salmon fishing this year. To find the real reasons for the Klamath’s current salmon disaster we should look not to the statements of tribal political leaders but to the findings of fish scientists. Those findings are clear: projected low returns of adult salmon to the Klamath River this year are a direct result of a 2013 Biological Opinion on...

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Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Featured

Seattle Moves Towards Divesting from Fossil Fuels

Seattle Moves Towards Divesting from Fossil Fuels

Seattle, WA On April 12, 2017, Mayor Murray urged the Seattle City Employees Retirement System (SCERS) board to support divestment of its $2.5 billion pension fund from fossil fuels. “Today I want to add my voice to the chorus of other advocates from 350[Seattle].org and other organizations in calling for the Retirement Board to divest from fossil fuels,” wrote Mayor Murray in a communication from his office to the SCERS Board and the City Council. In the letter, Mayor Murray calls for the SCERS Board to immediately divest from coal and look into options around divesting from oil and gas. He also requests that the Board create a fossil fuel-free investment portfolio as part of the City’s Deferred Compensation Plan and Trust Committee. The letter comes six weeks after over one-hundred and fifty advocates delivered a community letter calling for divestment to the Mayor’s office. The letter had been signed by a broad coalition of faith, civic, labor and environmental justice advocates. Activists had also previously presented the Mayor...

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Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Featured

Missoula City Council Votes to Divest Funds from Wells Fargo

Missoula City Council Votes to Divest Funds from Wells Fargo

Missoula, MT – On April 3rd, the Missoula city council voted to divest from Wells Fargo due to their financial backing of the Dakota Access pipeline. The resolution, proposed by council members Ruth Swaney and Heidi West, divests $2.6 million the city had invested in a money market account with Wells Fargo. It states, “the City of Missoula finds that Wells Fargo’s investment in the Dakota Access Pipeline and recent misconduct and dishonest business practices are contrary to the City of Missoula’s fiscally prudent investment practices and recognition of Indigenous People’s rights, it is in the City’s best interest to strengthen its framework for social equity and responsibility in contracting by enacting authority and responsibilities to ensure the City conducts business with partners who are committed to and demonstrate engaging in fair and responsible business practices” Missoula joins Seattle, San Francisco, Davis, the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and others who have divested from Wells Fargo and other financial institutions who have provided finical support in the construction of...

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