Steel-jaw leghold traps--even the name sounds vicious for these contraptions used on fur-bearing animals in the U.S Banned in approximately eighty-five countries including the European Union these ghastly apparatus are still being used today in the U.S including on the Navajo Nation.
When we arrived at the gates of this national park, I not only found familiar movie settings, but a world that has been home to America's indigenous people for innumerable generations. To this day, Monument Valley is managed by members of the Navajo tribe.
Texas lawmakers are gunning for the judge who let two lesbians to get married. Meanwhile, homophobic lawmakers celebrate the 10th anniversary of the state's marriage ban. There's just one problem -- the law will probably be overturned before it actually turns 10.
While welcoming this sense of urgency, tightly knit coalitions of activists stand firm in the belief that communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis hold the real solutions in turning the rising tides -- not the corporate-driven UN agenda.
The complex legal history of the federal government's connection to Native American tribes was on display in separate events last week, neither shining a positive light on this continuum of American history, but both sowing the seeds for a more positive future.
If every action has an equal reaction, then I wonder what poisoning our Mother Earth will bring us? The stark beauty of the high desert in Monument Valley, reminds us how fragile life is. Man can so easily disturb the balance of nature with fatal effects for all.
The wind blew a small tornado of tumbleweeds onto the parking lot of the Motel 6 along the old Route 66 in Moriarity, NM. So many tumbleweeds it blocked the entrance to the parking lot and made parking impossible before someone from the hotel came out to clear the lot.
If we can agree that I should not be called a "redskin" because that would be racist, then isn't it obvious that the Washington NFL team should not use the name? Eighty years' use of a racist term does not make a racist practice a legitimate tradition. It makes it 80 years overdue for a change.