We are in the midst of watching humanity awakening to what it is and is not true: what is and is not valuable; what is and is not sustainable; what is and is not worth a moment's thought.
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Is the word "squaw" an obscene word? We think it all depends on the many variations of "Obscenity."
In the Algonquin language the word squaw simply translates to mean "woman."
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogPhoto Credit: Indigenous Environmental Network Indigenous peoples' rights nearly did not make it into the global deal sign...
A trip to South Dakota and a visit with the local Native American community is enough to change ones view and perspective of America.
When I started NSN, even some of my best friends thought I was losing it. The comment I heard the most was, "Newspapers are dying so why are you starting one now?"
I look forward to reading the first edition of This Week from Indian Country, but in the back of my mind I will always wonder how many Native writers were censored before the magazine went to press.
On July 1, 1981, a small, weekly newspaper was born on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The paper was named The Lakota Times for the people it would serve.
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