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Mike Myers: Indigenous people see through Canada's 150 shamFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Mike Myers: Indigenous people see through Canada's 150 sham (01/10)
'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 (12/09)
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 (10/17)
'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 (09/07)
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 (08/30)
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 (07/18)
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 (05/31)
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 (05/09)
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 (04/25)
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 (04/06)
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 (03/29)
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 (03/14)
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 (02/25)
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 (02/09)
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: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Mike Myers: A landmark decision for the future of Native children (02/01)
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 (01/18)
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 (01/05)
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 (12/28)
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 (12/04)
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 (12/01)
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 (11/12)
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 (11/06)
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 (10/28)
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 (10/19)
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 (10/14)
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: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Mike Myers: Attacks continue on our children and communities (09/15)
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 (08/28)
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 (08/25)
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: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Mike Myers: Settler regimes overthrew indigenous governments (08/07)
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 (07/22)
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 (03/24)
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 (12/09)
Discussing the ongoing struggle for the rights of indigenous people.

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