Ed Schindler rejoins the show to offer his thoughts on our trip to the U.N. We also tackle the "pretendian" fake "Indian" issue. What defines you? Who decides you're real? The feds? DNA? Blood quantum? How about your community? Your people?
Trump's campaign to "Make America Great Again" implies that the USA was great. Was it? When? On this 73rd anniversary of the US dropping a nuclear weapon on civilians Ed Schindler and John Kane discuss the disgraceful history of the US. And in doing so we make a case against all those who believe Trump is the worst US president. He may be the most incompetent and ignorant or even the most corrupt but based on actual death and destruction, he may not be in the top 10 worst presidents.
The UN is hosting the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples on Thursday, August 9th. The theme of the program is Indigenous Peoples' Migration and Movement. I'll be there to call out the US and Canada for restricting our travel. Ed Schindler and I also discuss the need to support mothers to end the cycle of societal degradation.
So what if Donald Trump pardons Leonard Peltier? Would we get played by this circus ringmaster? Will Peltier be used by Trump for a publicity stunt? How will he react? How will we react? Will we praise Trump? Join Ed Schindler and John Kane for this discussion.
Ed Schindler and John Kane talk about women and the role men play in the oppression, abuse and failure in their security. Male dominance has made its way even into cultures that never had it. And it lies as the foundation of inequality and objectification.
The Iroquois Nationals took the Bronze Medal at the FIL Men's Lacrosse World Championship; an incredible feat considering our small population competing against the likes of the US and Canada. But how long can we remain the third best in the world? Ed Schindler and John Kane discuss the issue.
The Iroquois Nationals did travel to Israel, eventually. They were held up until the 11th hour because Israel wouldn't issue travel visas without Canada recognizing the team's travel documents. Canada wouldn't budge on their view that Haudenosaunee passports are "fantasy documents." The issued a waiver for travel but that's it. Ed and I discuss this mess.
Ed Schindler joins us for a discussion on communication. Where did our skill set for diplomacy and communication go? Patience, empathy, listening, observation and restoring harmony is all part of communication.
Ed Schindler joins John Kane for the hour. Looks like the Iroquois Nationals are heading to Israel after all. We'll know just how many players make the trip over the next few days. Ed and John discuss the on-going suppositions made about the origins of our populations in the Western Hemisphere. Bering Strait, Afrocentric, Egyptology, "Lost tribe of Israel"; lots of "theories" with very little science based evidence. While Native people are rarely obsessed with the question, there seems to...
Ed Schindler joins John Kane for the hour. So who is celebrating their Independence Day this week? And when did our people become complacent if not complicit with US citizenship? Ed and I get into this subject and the turning points.
Ed Schindler drops by and we get right into a discussion on the resistance put up by those who came before us versus the battles we face today. We also discuss the problems with not picking up those past battles.
So, many people on the "left" are advocating civility and the "high road" in dealing with the current train wreck that is this White House and actually condemned public criticism of Trump staff. I say give them Hell. The "left" suggests the solution is to simply vote. Yeah, right!
So maybe the Iroquois Nationals are not going to Israel after all. Good! That is the buzz anyway. I guess we'll see. I was asked about my thoughts on George Carlin's view on "Indians." Well, let's just say that this isn't his best work. I put to rest this whole "in dios" BS. Columbus was an ass and a terrible navigator and yes, he thought we were "Indians" in the East Indies.
English has become the dominant language for most of us across Native lands but we use many of these words without knowing their real definitions. I give some examples of words we over use without knowing their meanings and origins.
So you think stripping kids from their parents is un-American? Really? The "American Dream" was built on slavery and genocide! When a white person says a heinous act is un-American, what they mean is that such a thing would not be allowed to be committed against white people. Slavery was not un-American. It was just wrong for white people to be enslaved. Ripping Native kids from their families for residential schools was not un-American. It was PRO-American.
In the fight for women's rights: equality, equal pay, equal career opportunities, military service, reproductive rights, paid maternity leave; Did we forget to fight for mothers? Are diminishing this role? How have are children fared as glass ceilings shatter?