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Mike Myers: Indigenous civilizations can focus on good not greedFiled Under: Opinion
Mike Myers: Indigenous civilizations can focus on good not greed (April 17, 2017)
First Peoples were always told that everything they needed for a good life was here and to be mindful and grateful; the Creator’s abundance was enough.
Mike Myers: Indigenous people see through Canada's 150 shamFiled Under: Canada | Opinion
Mike Myers: Indigenous people see through Canada's 150 sham (January 10, 2017)
'As Canada’s 150th anniversary nears it’s disturbing how some indigenous can celebrate it.'
Mike Myers: What Donald Trump's election means for indigenous nationsFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mike Myers: What Donald Trump's election means for indigenous nations (December 9, 2016)
For at least the next two years he and his Republican allies will have a virtually unfettered opportunity to attack our sovereignty, our rights, our resources, and our lands.
Mike Myers: Leech Lake Band takes lead in solar developmentFiled Under: Business | Environment | Opinion | Technology
Mike Myers: Leech Lake Band takes lead in solar development (October 17, 2016)
'As privately held Indigenous nation chartered companies we sit in a unique position.'
Mike Myers: Historic ties between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Sioux NationFiled Under: Opinion
Mike Myers: Historic ties between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Sioux Nation (September 7, 2016)
It was something that had become part of our genetic or blood memory.
Mike Myers: Historic ties between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Sioux NationFiled Under: Opinion
Mike Myers: Historic ties between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Sioux Nation (August 30, 2016)
I have been asked to give a deeper account of the history of this relationship as I’ve been told by Sioux and Haudenosaunee elders, so this is my humble effort to do that.
Mike Myers: Sovereign rights at risk in the courts of the settlersFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Mike Myers: Sovereign rights at risk in the courts of the settlers (July 18, 2016)
Every time we go before a settler court we are dealing with an entity quite incapable of seeing us as national entities possessing the same rights as any country in the world.
Mike Myers: Roadblocks to true self-governance in Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mike Myers: Roadblocks to true self-governance in Indian Country (May 31, 2016)
The major roadblocks to restoring our original forms of governing and governance are our own internalized racism and inability to de-colonize ourselves.
Mike Myers: Indian Health Service carries out cultural colonization Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Mike Myers: Indian Health Service carries out cultural colonization (May 9, 2016)
It bothers me that I know that somewhere there are purportedly Indigenous folks collaborating with the Indian Health Service to develop this 'traditional healer' position.
Mike Myers: Incidents show racism continues to profit in AmericaFiled Under: Opinion
Mike Myers: Incidents show racism continues to profit in America (April 25, 2016)
The very foundation of all of these issues lies within the relentless racism now inherent in Western systems of governance and power.
Mike Myers: Settlers are still trying to take over indigenous landsFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Mike Myers: Settlers are still trying to take over indigenous lands (April 6, 2016)
The one thing we can absolutely count on is that this battle is not over. It will continue to be waged far into the foreseeable future.
Mike Myers: Donald Trump advances the destructive agenda of the WestFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mike Myers: Donald Trump advances the destructive agenda of the West (March 29, 2016)
Don’t be surprised at what you see because this is an accurate rendering of the type of person required to advance the destructive agenda of the West.
Mike Myers: Indigenous creation stories clash with Western viewsFiled Under: Opinion
Mike Myers: Indigenous creation stories clash with Western views (March 14, 2016)
You know how as we all go through life we have those a-ha moments, or epiphanies or revelations, whatever you want to call it.
Mike Myers: Exposing problems at the Indian Homicide ServiceFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Mike Myers: Exposing problems at the Indian Homicide Service (February 25, 2016)
I started referring to the I.H.S. as the Indian Homicide Service a number of years back because there wasn’t, and still isn’t, a month or so that goes by that we don’t hear about another atrocity, a mis-diagnosis, a death or other example of gross malpractice occurring at the hospitals or clinics.
Mike Myers: Indigenous teachings still guide our ways of life todayFiled Under: Opinion
Mike Myers: Indigenous teachings still guide our ways of life today (February 9, 2016)
Real Indigenous laws – not settler laws for Indians as taught in the universities – are enshrined in four realms: The Laws of Creation, The Laws of the Land; The Laws of the Peoples; and the Ceremonies and Protocols that accompany these laws.
Mike Myers: A landmark decision for the future of Native childrenFiled Under: Canada | Opinion
Mike Myers: A landmark decision for the future of Native children (February 1, 2016)
The really good news is that this is a legally binding decision, one that cannot be easily avoided or brushed off by the federal or provincial governments.
Mike Myers: Supreme Court ready to cheat Native people againFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Mike Myers: Supreme Court ready to cheat Native people again (January 18, 2016)
What’s being said here is that the Indigenous nation and/or people have no claim or right just cuz we’re here and our presence automatically precludes any rights, interests or claims.
Mike Myers: Energy industry continues push for crude oil pipelinesFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Mike Myers: Energy industry continues push for crude oil pipelines (January 5, 2016)
You would think the steep decline in oil prices and the steep rise in oil reserves would have slowed all of this down. But it hasn’t.
Mike Myers: Hopeful times for indigenous peoples everywhereFiled Under: Opinion
Mike Myers: Hopeful times for indigenous peoples everywhere (December 28, 2015)
The good news is that we have become more visible in the consciousness, media and forums where we are making our arguments and asserting our presence.
Mike Myers: Tribal jurisdiction opponents flock to Supreme CourtFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Mike Myers: Tribal jurisdiction opponents flock to Supreme Court (December 4, 2015)
An interesting case has landed in the U.S. Supreme Court: Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
Mike Myers: Native youth are more than just election promisesFiled Under: Opinion
Mike Myers: Native youth are more than just election promises (December 1, 2015)
We do not come from ways-of-life that are violent and hateful. We come from legacies of excellence and genius that developed amazing civilizations.
Mike Myers: Don't relax because the Keystone fight isn't overFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Mike Myers: Don't relax because the Keystone fight isn't over (November 12, 2015)
Sandpiper hasn’t gotten near as much attention as Keystone because it is wholly within the U.S.
Mike Myers: Historical trauma takes hold of tribal nationsFiled Under: Politics
Mike Myers: Historical trauma takes hold of tribal nations (November 6, 2015)
Suicide is not a spontaneous event it is the last act in a scenario that has progressed to this moment.
Mike Myers: A love/hate relationship with settler governmentsFiled Under: Opinion
Mike Myers: A love/hate relationship with settler governments (October 28, 2015)
I’ve heard all of the rationales that Indigenous folks come up with for working in the settler governments as well as getting involved in their politics and political parties.
Steve Russell: An important conversation for tribal governanceFiled Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: An important conversation for tribal governance (October 19, 2015)
We don’t trust our own governments and we don’t trust Sam but either one seems more interested in our welfare than state governments.
Mike Myers: Restoring traditional forms of tribal governmentFiled Under: Opinion
Mike Myers: Restoring traditional forms of tribal government (October 14, 2015)
I just finished a road trip through Indian Country and had the chance to meet with a number of folks from five different Indigenous nations/tribes and they all had the same issue – how to reform their constitutions and get better government.
Mike Myers: Attacks continue on our children and communitiesFiled Under: Canada | Opinion
Mike Myers: Attacks continue on our children and communities (September 15, 2015)
Someone does need to be held accountable for the planning and execution of these pogroms against Indigenous families and children.
Mike Myers: Tribes deserve our own seats on international levelFiled Under: Opinion | World
Mike Myers: Tribes deserve our own seats on international level (August 28, 2015)
We need a lot of de-colonizing of our thinking, our perceptions, our relations and our actions leading to the re-assertion of Indigenous nations and civilizations.
Mike Myers: Choosing a path between sovereignty or colonizationFiled Under: Opinion
Mike Myers: Choosing a path between sovereignty or colonization (August 25, 2015)
Both Canada and the U.S. have made moves to diminish the international concept of self-determination in its application to Indigenous nations and peoples.
Mike Myers: Settler regimes overthrew indigenous governmentsFiled Under: Canada | Opinion
Mike Myers: Settler regimes overthrew indigenous governments (August 7, 2015)
As many Indigenous territories throughout North America once again enter the settler imposed election cycles it might be a good time to revisit the meaning of democracy as we understand it.
Mike Myers: A fundamental right to develop our economiesFiled Under: Opinion
Mike Myers: A fundamental right to develop our economies (July 22, 2015)
Over the past 30 years there has been the emergence of Indigenous economies being developed by Indigenous nations and entrepreneurs.
Mike Myers: Effects of historical trauma linger in Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion
Mike Myers: Effects of historical trauma linger in Indian Country (March 24, 2015)
Our challenge is to build a model of indigenous nationhood founded on our original principles and teachings that will endure seven generations into the future.
Mike Myers: Indigenous rights struggle undergoes major changesFiled Under: Opinion
Mike Myers: Indigenous rights struggle undergoes major changes (December 9, 2014)
Discussing the ongoing struggle for the rights of indigenous people.

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